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Fonseka denies creating shadow LTTE group

Fonseka denies creating shadow LTTE group

Former Army commander Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says as far as he knows, the Army had never created a shadow...

Speed limits at wildlife parks

Speed limits at wildlife parks

Speed restrictions will be imposed for vehicles inside national wildlife parks to ensure a safe environment for wild animals, says...

Gota to presidential commission today

Gota to presidential commission today

Former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is among nine persons who have been summoned to appear today (03) before the presidential...

JVP National List MP Mayadunne to resign?

JVP National List MP Mayadunne to resign?

JVP National List MP - former Auditor General S Mayadunne says that he has decided to resign from his MP...

Sampanthan named Opp. leader

Sampanthan named Opp. leader

TNA leader - R. Sampanthan has been recognised as the Opposition Leader of the 8th Parliament of Sri Lanka.

Maithri is 64 today

Maithri is 64 today

President Maithripala Sirisena celebrates his 64th birthday today (03), a day after his SLFP marked its 64th anniversary.

New constitution within a year – speaker

New constitution within a year – speaker

New speaker of parliament Karu Jayasuriya says they would be committed to bring about constitutional and other reforms as promised...

Sanga's Twitter account hacked

Sanga's Twitter account hacked

Kumar Sangakkara, who recently retired from international cricket, had to face an embarrassing situation on Tuesday when his Twitter account...

Jeyakumari arrested again

Jeyakumari arrested again

Balendran Jeyakumari, a regular participant in protests against disappearances during the war, has been arrested once again, according to radiogagana.com.

Chinese tourist arrivals hit new high in Sri Lanka but will they keep coming?

Chinese tourist arrivals hit new high in Sri Lanka but will they keep coming?

Sri Lanka’s tourism industry has been riding a record-breaking surge of Chinese tourists, which has helped fuel a building boom...

Paid to poo: Combating open defecation in India

Paid to poo: Combating open defecation in India

Using a toilet is something most people take for granted - but about 1.1 billion people around the world defecate...

Ballet dancer's floating self-portraits

Ballet dancer's floating self-portraits

In this age, when people so easily share selfies worldwide via social media, the network is overload by pictures, but...

Ice cream that doesn't melt

Ice cream that doesn't melt

The days of dripping cones and chocolate stained white t-shirts could soon be gone forever.

Help find Madhushka!

Help find Madhushka!

A 'Sathyagraha' was held in Fort, Colombo today (02) by a wife pleading authorities to find her husband, who had...

Tharindu Kaushal reported for suspect action

Tharindu Kaushal reported for suspect action

Sri Lanka offspinner Tharindu Kaushal has been reported for a suspect illegal bowling action following the third Test against India...

Herbicide report produced before courts

Herbicide report produced before courts

A probe report on herbicides available in the local market has been submitted to the Appeal Court.

No liquor, cigarettes in P’naruwa today

No liquor, cigarettes in P’naruwa today

Liquor shops in Polonnaruwa district remain closed today (02) in view of the SLFP’s 64th anniversary celebrations taking place there.

SC allows Tiran’s FR petition to proceed

SC allows Tiran’s FR petition to proceed

The Supreme Court today (01) observed that there was no reason to immediately arrest Tiran Alles over alleged fraud that...

Heated situation at Mattala Airport

Heated situation at Mattala Airport

Lorries carrying the the first stock of paddy to be stored at the Mattala Airport have been blocked by protestors...

Cricket corruption report delayed

Cricket corruption report delayed

Eyebrows have been raised in sports circles over the delay of a three-member committee to issue its report into fraud...

Ranil lectures UNP MP-elects

Ranil lectures UNP MP-elects

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe recently summoned ruling MP-elects to Sirikotha and lectured them on how their conduct should be at...

Prosecute AG for protecting KP – Fonseka

Prosecute AG for protecting KP – Fonseka

Former army commander Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says the attorney general is having a questionable conduct over his intervention to...

PTA more dangerous than emergency laws

PTA more dangerous than emergency laws

The Campaign for Free and fair Election (CaFFE) says it believes that Sri Lanka can’t become a nation with a...

Rs. 24 m loss due to Railways restaurant closure

Rs. 24 m loss due to Railways restaurant closure

The Railways Department is incurring a Rs. 24.6 million loss, in addition to inconveniencing railway passengers, due to the closure...

New Cabinet to swear in on Friday

New Cabinet to swear in on Friday

New Cabinet will be sworn in on Friday (04), at 11am, reports say.

DFCC Bank, Vardhana Bank amalgamation approved

DFCC Bank, Vardhana Bank amalgamation approved

The amalgamation of DFCC Bank PLC (DFCC) and DFCC Vardhana Bank PLC (DVB) was unanimously approved by the Shareholders of...

Plan to weaken military intelligence!

Plan to weaken military intelligence!

The Patriotic National Movement alleges an attempt to weaken the military intelligence by using the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda...

President invites intellectuals to return

President invites intellectuals to return

President Maithripala Sirisena says a secretariat will be set up under his supervision to roll out a red carpet welcome...

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