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Media blitz meant to vilify me - MR

Media blitz meant to vilify me - MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today (27) charged that a media blitz had been unleashed to vilify him and mislead the...

Court orders to probe Duminda Silva's accounts

Court orders to probe Duminda Silva's accounts

A court order has been obtained to probe bank accounts of Colombo District Parliamentarian Duminda Silva, as drug kingpin ‘Wela...

Court issues notice to AG

Court issues notice to AG

The Attorney General was today (27) noticed to appear before the Court of Appeal on February 05 in connection with...

Shiranthi Rajapaksa usurped land in Mount Lavinia

Shiranthi Rajapaksa usurped land in Mount Lavinia

Former First lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa has been accused of acquiring a public land at Kalapura at Templers Road in Mount...

Bus fares reduced

Bus fares reduced

Minister of Internal Transport Ranjith Maddumabandara has said that bus fares would be reduced by between 8 and 10 percent...

Massive rice scam involving billions at Sathosa

Massive rice scam involving billions at Sathosa

For 130,000 metric tons of rice imported to the country and sold by the national supermarket Sathosa, a whopping commission...

TNA claims China wanted to trample Sri Lanka

TNA claims China wanted to trample Sri Lanka

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian S. Sridharan claimed that China was waiting to trample Sri Lanka by using what was...

Padiyathalawa PS chairman arrested for drunken behaviour

Padiyathalawa PS chairman arrested for drunken behaviour

Two members of the Padiyathalawa Pradeshiya Sabha including the PS chairman have been arrested for behaving in an unruly manner...

Sri Lankan refugee held on rape charge

Sri Lankan refugee held on rape charge

A 25-year-old Sri Lankan refugee was arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a 64-year-old Dalit woman in Kanyakumari...

Modi is very interested in Lanka - Ranil

Modi is very interested in Lanka - Ranil

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Monday, that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ‘very interested’ in Sri...

UNHCR, EU to help SL Tamils return home

UNHCR, EU to help SL Tamils return home

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees  (UNHCR) and the European Union (EU) have undertaken to help the Sri Lankan...

'CJ won't resign'

'CJ won't resign'

Chief Justice Mohan Peiriswill not worry about the statements made by the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) and will...

War crimes probe : SL calls for 'domestic alternative'

War crimes probe : SL calls for 'domestic alternative'

Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala, Sri Lanka President's Senior Adviser on Foreign Relations has left for Geneva to meet the United Nations...

Mahinda says he won't form parties or alliances

Mahinda says he won't form parties or alliances

Defeated former President and current patron of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) - Mahinda Rajapaksa says he will not form other...

Mahindananda's passport impounded

Mahindananda's passport impounded

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) today (26) ordered to impound the passport of the Former...

Rice rogue gang attempting to usurp Minister Jayawickrema Perera

Rice rogue gang attempting to usurp Minister Jayawickrema Perera

A group said to be a "rogue force" is attempting to usurp the national supermarket chain called Sathosa from Food...

Monthly allowance for kidney patients

Monthly allowance for kidney patients

A programme has been initiated to provide a Rs.3000 monthly allowance to kidney patients.

CIABOC complaint filed against Shiranthi Rajapaksa over gold deal

CIABOC complaint filed against Shiranthi Rajapaksa over gold deal

Shyamali Gunawardena, the wife of former DIG Vass Gunawardena, today (26) filed a complaint with the Bribery Commission (CIABOC) against...

Missing Persons Commission seeks meeting with President

Missing Persons Commission seeks meeting with President

The Chairman of the Presidential Commission to Investigate Complaints Regarding Missing Persons, Maxwell Paranagama has sought a time with the...

Sajin Vaas Gunawardena's Air Complex sealed

Sajin Vaas Gunawardena's Air Complex sealed

The Ministry of Civil Aviation Services has sealed the air complex facility of Cosmos Aviation Pilot training school that belonged...

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Facebook says they caused outage, not hackers

Facebook says they caused outage, not hackers

Social network Facebook became inaccessible across much of the globe for a time on Tuesday, before returning to normal service.

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Cricket: Sri Lanka bank on Sanga-Mahela hit show

Cricket: Sri Lanka bank on Sanga-Mahela hit show

umar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene will join hands for the last time in their brilliant careers to plot Sri Lanka's World Cup campaign, hoping to make amends for two successive...

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Argentina to dissolve intelligence body

Argentina to dissolve intelligence body

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has announced plans to disband Argentina's intelligence agency.

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A bug's life is pics

A bug's life is pics

Vadim Trunov, a self-taught nature photographer based in Voronezh, Russia, takes beautiful macro photos of snails, insects and mushrooms that seem to personify them and weave beautiful little stories around...

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Right to Information Bill is priority - Karunaratne Paranavithana

Right to Information Bill is priority - Karunaratne Paranavithana

Former diplomat and incumbent Secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media and Inform...

Krishantha speaks his heart out on national politics and media

Krishantha speaks his heart out on national politics and media

The Daily FT spoke with UNP Working Committee Member, Media Director and Politic...

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Hardline Lanka Buddhists to launch party, say inspired by BJP, RSS

Hardline Lanka Buddhists to launch party, say inspired by BJP, RSS

This is one overseas fan base that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party BJ...

Mystery kidney killer spreads fear in Sri Lanka

Mystery kidney killer spreads fear in Sri Lanka

It's midmorning and hundreds of people are squeezed under a banyan tree's shady...

Peace, love and happiness

Peace, love and happiness

While Christians celebrate Christmas and people of all religious de