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Fifa sponsors express  "serious concern" over corruption arrests

Fifa sponsors express "serious concern" over corruption arrests

Key sponsors of Fifa have expressed "serious concern" after the US accused senior officials of football's governing body of racketeering...

Should contest separately ; Basil adamant

Should contest separately ; Basil adamant

MP Basil Rajapaksa is adamant that the next General election should not be contested under the ticket of an alliance...

Fmr. SL Army chief says he would welcome war crime probe

Fmr. SL Army chief says he would welcome war crime probe

Sri Lanka’s wartime army chief says his conscience is clear and he would welcome a war crimes investigation to prove...

How Herpes cells are being used to fight cancer

How Herpes cells are being used to fight cancer

A genetically modified strain of herpes can kill cancer cells and stop tumors from growing, according to new research. The...

CID’s latest method to catch criminals

CID’s latest method to catch criminals

Responding to a complaint about a fraud at Sri Lanka Cricket during the previous administration, the CID has asked the...

Fighting for educational rights, a crime? - IUSF

Fighting for educational rights, a crime? - IUSF

Protests are taking place in front of the Kelaniya, Rajarata and Buddhist and Pali Universities to demand the release of...

No supplies at Sathosa outlets

No supplies at Sathosa outlets

Lanka Sathosa Outlets Island wide are experiencing a short supply of consumer goods for sale since last week, employees say.

Spotted! Sakshi's adorable 'Mahi' tattoo for husband Dhoni

Spotted! Sakshi's adorable 'Mahi' tattoo for husband Dhoni

Tattooing your beloved's name in Devnagri script is a popular trend among celebrities. Football star David Beckham's  has his wife...

Mahinda backs away!

Mahinda backs away!

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has backed away from his demand for prime minister candidacy at the upcoming general election and...

No bail for Basil

No bail for Basil

Kaduwela magistrate today (27) rejected the bail application of former Economic Development, minister - Basil Rajapaksa further remanded him till June 10.

Shiranthi summoned by FCID

Shiranthi summoned by FCID

Former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa has been summoned by the FCID to appear before it on June 01, said his...

Film on slain Lankan TV journalist banned

Film on slain Lankan TV journalist banned

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to certify ‘Porkalathil Oru Poo,’ a film based on real life...

‘This is a Sinhala, Buddhist country’ – JHU

‘This is a Sinhala, Buddhist country’ – JHU

Government affiliate JHU stresses to justice minister Wijedasa Rajapakse that Sri Lanka is a country of Sinhala Buddhists.

Bee king breaks own world record with 109 kg 'bee suit'

Bee king breaks own world record with 109 kg 'bee suit'

A Chinese beekeeper broke his own Guinness World Record after wearing a 109.5 kg "bee suit" in Tai'an, Shandong Province...

Sangakkara wins CEAT Cricketer of the Year award

Sangakkara wins CEAT Cricketer of the Year award

Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara, on Monday, was announced as the CEAT International Cricketer of the Year in a glittering...

Abbot mauled by big cat at 'Tiger Temple'

Abbot mauled by big cat at 'Tiger Temple'

The beautiful and unbelievably tame residents of 'Tiger Temple' in Thailand have become a staple part of the southeast Asian...

Kanchana, Nisthar uncertain to join ABC

Kanchana, Nisthar uncertain to join ABC

‘Ada’ editor Kanchana Dassanayake says there is no truth to a report that he is going to join ABC Media...

2 gold for Lanka at science Olympiad

2 gold for Lanka at science Olympiad

Rakhitha Dilshan Malewana of Nalanda College, Colombo won gold from South Asia region at the International Science Project Olympiad for...

Shigeko Baba receives commendation from Japanese ambassador

Shigeko Baba receives commendation from Japanese ambassador

Nobuhito Hobo, Ambassador of Japan awarded a special commendation to Shigeko Baba, the Founder of Surangani Voluntary Services in recognition...

Special court to try Jaffna rape accused - President

Special court to try Jaffna rape accused - President

President Maithripala Sirisena, who is currently visiting Jaffna, pledges that the accused in the Pungudutivu gang rape and murder case...

A public service ‘committed to serve you’

A public service ‘committed to serve you’

Heads of all state institutions have been issued with a special circular, instructing that the lunch break of state servants...

CTU seeks justice for murdered northern girls

CTU seeks justice for murdered northern girls

The Ceylon Teachers Union wants an independent committee to inquire into the rape and murder of all schoolgirls in the...

Johnny’s Rs. 250 m shady contract

Johnny’s Rs. 250 m shady contract

The contract for the construction of a small tourist hotel, supermarket and filling centre in Kilinochchi had been given to...

Gnanasara Thera bailed

Gnanasara Thera bailed

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya today (26) granted bail to General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) - Ven...

Gnanasara Thera arrested

Gnanasara Thera arrested

General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) - Ven. GalabodaAtte Gnanasara Thera has been arrested by the police after...

GL, Keheliya, Manusha asked to join UNP!

GL, Keheliya, Manusha asked to join UNP!

Former UPFA ministers G.L. Peiris, Keheliya Rambukwella and Manusha Nanayakkara have asked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe if they could join...

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Romesh tries to hoodwink PM

Romesh tries to hoodwink PM

Skyline Aviation owner Kurukulasuriya Anthony Romesh Fernando is making an attempt to become friendly with the prime minister in order to import, without paying import duty, two more light aircraft...

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Mumbai Indians secure second IPL title

Mumbai Indians secure second IPL title

Chennai Super Kings faltered in an IPL final for the fourth time as they went down to Mumbai Indians by 41 runs in the summit clash at the Eden Gardens...

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Heatwave claims 600 lives in India

Heatwave claims 600 lives in India

More than 600 people have lost their lives in the past week in a sustained and severe heatwave in India.

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Flower desserts from Japan are too pretty to eat

Flower desserts from Japan are too pretty to eat

Beautiful flowers suspended in gelatin make Tokyo based Havaro’s Bavarian cream desserts exceptional. Sold only in Ichibangai shopping area in Tokyo Station, these treats contain real flower petals and sell...

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'Wealth, money meaningless unless shared'

'Wealth, money meaningless unless shared'

Anusha David spotlights the hottest styles and statements in and around Sri Lank...

Chandrika calls for national reconciliation

Chandrika calls for national reconciliation

Sri Lanka is now reverting to a foreign policy based on a principle of "dynamic...

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Meher Khalil: Man who saved SL team from terror attack, still in trauma

Meher Khalil: Man who saved SL team from terror attack, still in trauma

Meher Khalil earned fame and success after saving Sri Lanka's cricket team from...

Today Vithiya Sivaloganadan: Who’s next?

Today Vithiya Sivaloganadan: Who’s next?

The title of this post is the title of a poem written by Shamila Daluwatta, a vo...

Why an iron fish can make you stronger

Why an iron fish can make you stronger

When Canadian science graduate Christopher Charles visited Cambodia six years ag...

Starfruit: Tart or Sweet?

Starfruit: Tart or Sweet?

Sprinkled with salt and pepper and cut into dainty looking star shaped slices or...