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Suraj, Janith frequent Amarasekara Mawatha

Suraj, Janith frequent Amarasekara Mawatha

Popular actors Suraj Mapa and Janith Wickramage are seen frequenting Amarasekara Mawatha in Colombo 05.

Shammi to run for SLC president

Shammi to run for SLC president

Shammi Silva handed in nominations on March 27 to run for the Sri Lanka Cricket president, reports say.

Karaliyadde to give up position

Karaliyadde to give up position

Tissa Karaliyadde, who took oaths before the president as the deputy minister of Buddha Sasana and democratic governance, says he...

Australia set 184 target after superb bowling display

Australia set 184 target after superb bowling display

After a superb bowling display, Australia require 184 to secure a fifth Cricket World Cup with a win against New...

Minister Duminda’s Kiribath bill!

Minister Duminda’s Kiribath bill!

Agriculture minister Duminda Dissanayake is in difficulties over a bill for a Kiribath (milk rice) order, say ministry sources.

North hospitals in crisis!

North hospitals in crisis!

A severe shortage of doctors and other medical staff has left hospitals in the north in crisis, says provincial health...

Shreya Ghoshal’s Sinhala song (Audio)

Shreya Ghoshal’s Sinhala song (Audio)

Bollywood songstress Shreya Ghoshal performed yesterday (28) at Havelock Grounds in Colombo.

‘Good governance’ foreign policy becomes effective

‘Good governance’ foreign policy becomes effective

The European Union, meeting on March 27, decided to extend the ban against the LTTE, notwithstanding a ruling given by...

Asgiriya Maha Nayake in S’pore hospital

Asgiriya Maha Nayake in S’pore hospital

Maha Nayake of Asgiriya Chapter, Most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkhitha Thera is receiving specialist treatment at a hospital in Singapore.

China's ‘Magic Rabbit’ might soon disappear forever

China's ‘Magic Rabbit’ might soon disappear forever

Prepare to fall in love and have your heart broken at the same time: this adorable creature that you’ve probably...

'Stoning' Anushka : The gross sexism of the ugly Indian cricket fan

'Stoning' Anushka : The gross sexism of the ugly Indian cricket fan

Cherchez la femme. Eleven men play a game and lose. The blame goes to a woman watching the game. So...

Can't go for election before thieves are caught - UNP

Can't go for election before thieves are caught - UNP

Young UNP MPs have emphasised that a General Election should not be called until investigations are held after arresting bigwigs...

Mission against Finance Crime Investigation Division

Mission against Finance Crime Investigation Division

Strong attempts are being made to destabilise the newly set up Finance Crime Investigation Division, reports say.

Germanwings crash: Co-pilot Lubitz 'hid illness'

Germanwings crash: Co-pilot Lubitz 'hid illness'

The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings airliner into the French Alps hid details of an illness, German prosecutors...

Anura speaks of the country’s challenge

Anura speaks of the country’s challenge

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake says the challenge faced by the country at present is to expedite the constitutional amendment.

Former diplomat missing

Former diplomat missing

Former Sri Lankan diplomat Udayanga Weeratunge, who has been accused by the Ukrainian government of providing weapons to a terrorist...

Decision on electoral reforms in 10 days

Decision on electoral reforms in 10 days

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says a decision will be reached on the proposed electoral reforms by political parties within the...

Gota knew about Lasantha’s murder – Mervyn

Gota knew about Lasantha’s murder – Mervyn

UPFA MP Mervyn Silva says that former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is linked to the murder The Sunday Leader founding...

ICRC to broaden operations in SL

ICRC to broaden operations in SL

The government of Sri Lanka has allowed the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to resume operations across the...

2 Lankans at the Cricket World Cup final

2 Lankans at the Cricket World Cup final

Although the Sri Lankan team could not make it to the much anticipated Cricket World Cup final, two Sri Lankans...

Cabinet to take up proposed RTI Act

Cabinet to take up proposed RTI Act

Cabinet minister of public administration and Buddha Sasana Affairs - Karu Jayasuriya is to seek Cabinet approval for the Draft...

President's brother dies

President's brother dies

President Maithripala Sirisena’s brother, Priyantha Sirisena, also known as Weli Raju, had succumbed to his injuries earlier this morning (28)...

Premier Li asks Sri Lanka for continuous, stable policy for Chinese investors

Premier Li asks Sri Lanka for continuous, stable policy for Chinese investors

Premier Li Keqiang asked Sri Lanka Thursday to maintain its continuous and stable policy, and provide good environment for Chinese...

Surgery for president’s brother

Surgery for president’s brother

The president’s younger brother, who had been attacked with an axe, has undergone emergency surgery, and remains in critical condition...

Harmful drugs available galore!

Harmful drugs available galore!

The National Dangerous Drugs Control Board says that they have received details that several harmful drugs are being sold deviously...

2 Lankan housemaids die in Saudi Arabia

2 Lankan housemaids die in Saudi Arabia

A Sri Lankan housemaid has died in a road accident while another had succumbed to burn injuries after being set...

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Skill withstanding time : Buduruwagala

Skill withstanding time : Buduruwagala

Buduruwagala. A classic example of how the ancient sculptor bent rough rock to create a majestic masterpiece... intricate and unique.

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Airlines to change safety policies

Airlines to change safety policies

Airlines across the world have begun requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit, in the wake of the French Alps crash.

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Michael Clarke announces retirement

Michael Clarke announces retirement

Australia captain Michael Clarke has announced the World Cup Final will be his last one-day international match, opting to retire from the 50-over game after his third World Cup to...

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Co-pilot wanted to Germanwings destroy plane

Co-pilot wanted to Germanwings destroy plane

The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, named as Andreas Lubitz, appeared to want to "destroy the plane", officials said.

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Lata Mangeshkar mimicked at Music Awards

Lata Mangeshkar mimicked at Music Awards

After singer Lata Mangeshkar was mimicked by a female comedian at a music award function, members of the music industry like Alka Yagnik and composer Lalit Pandit said this was...

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'We are going after Rajapaksa’s stolen assets'

'We are going after Rajapaksa’s stolen assets'

In the first government response to the outrage in India over Sri Lankan Prime M...

Sinhalese have a vital role to play in the search for justice – Callum Macrae

Sinhalese have a vital role to play in the search for justice – Callum Macrae

At an event in the British parliament on Tuesday 10 March, the producers of mult...

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Vaastu for happy married life

Vaastu for happy married life

New Delhi: A bond of love and happy married life brings contentment and joy in y...

Why a referendum is necessary for 19A

Why a referendum is necessary for 19A

There are politically important and serious reasons why this piece of legislatio...

Can China, Sri Lanka mend ties with Maithripala Sirisena's visit to Beijing?

Can China, Sri Lanka mend ties with Maithripala Sirisena's visit to Beijing?

Politics may stop at the water's edge, but that's where geopolitics begins. Last...

Sinhala National Anthem & Mahagama Sekara

Sinhala National Anthem & Mahagama Sekara

Mahagama Sekara was a unique and a versatile artiste, rarely met in post indepen...