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Warning of influenza outbreak

Warning of influenza outbreak

The epidemiology unit has observed a possible outbreak of AH1N1 influenza outbreak, warns director general of health services Dr. Palitha...

Wimal plans to bring Mahinda on national list

Wimal plans to bring Mahinda on national list

Mahinda Rajapaksa will be nominated on the national list from the UPFA or other political alliance at the upcoming general...

Johnston Fernando further remanded

Johnston Fernando further remanded

Former Minister Johnston Fernando, who was arrested over allegations of financial frauds against him, was further remanded till June 8...

Adult FriendFinder hacked, 65 million accounts compromised

Adult FriendFinder hacked, 65 million accounts compromised

An online dating site for adults seeking sexual trysts has been hacked, potentially compromising the personal information of some of...

Lalith Weeeratunga to be indicted direclty

Lalith Weeeratunga to be indicted direclty

Secretary to the former president Lalith Weeratunga and two others are to be directly indicted in the high court over...

Football President Anura

Football President Anura

Former CEO Anura De Silva was elected as the President of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka at the Annual...

3 Indian tourists arrested in Jaffna

3 Indian tourists arrested in Jaffna

Police recently made several arrests with regard to the tense situation in Jaffna, which also saw the Jaffna court being...

Foreign ministry to organize Diaspora festival

Foreign ministry to organize Diaspora festival

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to take the lead in organizing a diaspora festival where persons of Sri Lankan...

Serious setback in child protection

Serious setback in child protection

Sri Lanka has suffered a serious setback with regard to the protection of the country’s children, says state minister of...

Vigil for Vithya today

Vigil for Vithya today

A vigil will be held at Independence Square, Colombo today (24), starting at 5.30 pm for the 18-year-old schoolgirl Vithya...

CB governor before COPE

CB governor before COPE

An 11 member subcommittee of MPs has been appointed to inquire into irregularities in the treasury bond issue by the...

Sahara screenings: World's most remote film festival

Sahara screenings: World's most remote film festival

This is the world's most remote film festival - in a refugee camp in the Sahara desert, where nothing grows...

Grade 5 scholarship exam on Aug. 23

Grade 5 scholarship exam on Aug. 23

The grade five scholarship examination will take place on August 23, said examinations chief W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara.

Mangala speaks on ‘contours of a new Sri Lanka’

Mangala speaks on ‘contours of a new Sri Lanka’

After a long time, since the 8th of January, Sri Lanka is once again the centre of the world’s attention...

‘New opportunities to renew ties with Germany’

‘New opportunities to renew ties with Germany’

Foreign affairs minister Mangala Samaraweera says he is glad that new opportunities have opened up as a result of the...

Namal to be summoned to CID!

Namal to be summoned to CID!

The CID is investigating a payment of Rs. 05 million by the Securities and Exchange Commission to ‘Tharunyata Hetak’, headed...

Intelligence blames police for north turmoil

Intelligence blames police for north turmoil

The turmoil in the north following the abduction, gang rape and murder of the schoolgirl Vidya of Pungudutivu is because...

Uva chief told secret by country’s chief

Uva chief told secret by country’s chief

Speculation is rife about as to when parliament will be dissolved.

Arjuna tells Mahinda not to provoke chauvinism

Arjuna tells Mahinda not to provoke chauvinism

Minister Arjuna Ranatunga requests former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his supporters not to commit the sin of provoking chauvinism by...

MR gearing up for another Black July?

MR gearing up for another Black July?

The pro-Mahinda groups within the Sri Lanka Freedom Party are planning to recreate bloody ethnic tensions between the Sinhala and...

Chamal, UPFA PM candidate

Chamal, UPFA PM candidate

Pro-Rajapaksa groups have decided to ensure that Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa would be named as the Prime ministerial candidate of the...

49 Karunka containers at port

49 Karunka containers at port

It is said that 439 Karunka (Arecanut) containers are cluttered at the Port after failing to secure the Temporary Import...

20A facing a standstill?

20A facing a standstill?

The process to introduce fresh electoral reforms under the 20th Amendment is facing a standstill, reports say.

'Swan' front from Maithri group?

'Swan' front from Maithri group?

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has proposed that the group which backed President Maithripala Sirisena should contest the upcoming Gen...

Trio behind ministers' resignations

Trio behind ministers' resignations

The resignation of Dilan Perera from his ministerial portfolio has come to nothing, internal sources from the SLFP say.

Please stop this!

Please stop this!

Crude pictures of the recently raped and killed Jaffna student which were taken at the murder scene are now being...

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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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Chandrika calls for national reconciliation

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