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Cabinet Paper for the sale of the Port – 85% to India

Cabinet Paper for the sale of the Port – 85% to India

It is reported that a cabinet paper has been submitted for the sale of the Eastern terminal of the Colombo...

Prime Minister perturbed over police activities

Prime Minister perturbed over police activities

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is deeply perturbed over the current activities of the police, according to internal sources.

HelloCorp inquiry: Sujani Bogollagama released on strict bail conditions

HelloCorp inquiry: Sujani Bogollagama released on strict bail conditions

Sujani Bogollagama, who was arrested by the FCID into the two cases conducted under the Money Laundering Act, was released...

President's Official Website Hacked

President's Official Website Hacked

The President's official website came under a hacker attack late last evening.

Attacker of Dinesh Dodamgoda remanded

Attacker of Dinesh Dodamgoda remanded

The person who badly assaulted ex UNP MP Dinesh Dodamgoda two days ago has been produced before courts and remanded...

Dissidents 'plotting to topple' Maldives president

Dissidents 'plotting to topple' Maldives president

The Maldives' dissident former president met opposition groups in neighbouring Sri Lanka on Friday to hatch a plan to topple...

Sri Lanka benefitting from China's infrastructural support, eyes further development aid: minister

Sri Lanka benefitting from China's infrastructural support, eyes further development aid: minister

Sri Lanka highly appreciates China's assistance in developing key areas of the country including the Colombo Port and has allocated...

Yoshitha’s grandmother issue notice

Yoshitha’s grandmother issue notice

Daisy Forrest, the grandmother of Yoshitha Rajapaksa, has been issued notice to appear before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court on August...

Army officer who assaulted Upali Tennakoon identified

Army officer who assaulted Upali Tennakoon identified

The army intelligence officer who was accused over the assault on the former editor of the Rivira newspaper, Upali Tennakoon...

Over 9,600 suicides in past 3 yrs.

Over 9,600 suicides in past 3 yrs.

Latest statistics show 9,657 Sri Lankans committed suicide during the past three years, minister Sagala Ratnayake told parliament yesterday (25).

Welgama’s Mathugama conspiracy

Welgama’s Mathugama conspiracy

It was the result of a long-term conspiracy that ‘Divaina’ owner Nimal Welgama had sent editor of the daily newspaper...

HNB goes for Rs.6 b subordinated debenture issue

HNB goes for Rs.6 b subordinated debenture issue

The Hatton National bank is to go for Rs.6 billion subordinated debenture issue.

SLRC gets CSN OB bus on a court order

SLRC gets CSN OB bus on a court order

Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) becomes the beneficiary of 40 feet Outside Broad (OB) Casting bus owned by Carlton Sports...

6 ailing finance companies to be merged under FIRA

6 ailing finance companies to be merged under FIRA

The Central Bank’s handling of failing finance companies came into barrage of criticism at a recent top-level official meeting chaired...

Govt. resorts to short term borrowings to tackle economic woes

Govt. resorts to short term borrowings to tackle economic woes

Sri Lankan government’s short term borrowings seem to be a matter of concern against the current back drop of the...

An act to imprison public officers responsible for wrongdoing

An act to imprison public officers responsible for wrongdoing

The government intends introducing a new act soon to ensure that young and talented persons are appointed to government positions.

PABC records significant growth

PABC records significant growth

The Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC (PABC) is to launch a new online and mobile banking channels soon.

Many war-affected people live with shrapnel in their bodies

Many war-affected people live with shrapnel in their bodies

Parliament has received information that 410 persons of Vavuniya and Jaffna live with pieces o shrapnel in their bodies.

Important to build capacities to prevent human trafficking - FM

Important to build capacities to prevent human trafficking - FM

Sri Lanka’s foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera today said that the government is determined to reinforce stringent domestic measures in order...

President says has no knowledge of bribery incident

President says has no knowledge of bribery incident

Referring to an Australian media report of a bribery scandal involving him when he was a cabinet minister, president Maithripala...

2 surgeries for Dinesh Dodamgoda

2 surgeries for Dinesh Dodamgoda

Former UNP MP, lawyer Dinesh Dodamgoda, has undergone two surgeries at Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital following an assault.

Passport office remains closed tomorrow

Passport office remains closed tomorrow

The head office and the Kandy, Matara and Vavuniya regional offices of the Department of Immigration and Emigration will remain...

Malik optimistic of Govt. ushering in inclusive growth despite challenges

Malik optimistic of Govt. ushering in inclusive growth despite challenges

Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama last night reiterated that the Government was committed to ensuring Sri...

Sri Lankan reforms aims to simplify tax, increase base, compliance -minister

Sri Lankan reforms aims to simplify tax, increase base, compliance -minister

Sri Lanka's new government is drafting reforms aimed at simplifying taxes, widening the tax base and increasing compliance, Finance Minister...

Ex-MP Dinesh Dodamgoda at ICU following assault

Ex-MP Dinesh Dodamgoda at ICU following assault

Former UNP MP Dinesh Dodamgoda has been admitted to the ICU of Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital following an assault.

PM reprimands Navin, Ravi

PM reprimands Navin, Ravi

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has strongly advised minister Navin Dissanayake to learn how to act as a responsible minister of...

SAITM MBBS graduates ready to serve

SAITM MBBS graduates ready to serve

Students who enroll for the MBBS degree programme at SAITM meet with University Grants Commission entry criteria and have the...

‘No racism involved in Peradeniya attack’

‘No racism involved in Peradeniya attack’

Attempts to blame racism for the students’ clash at Peradeniya University are incorrect, says Dr. Shama Kumara Banneheka of the...

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Nara Thai set to wow SL

Nara Thai set to wow SL

Voted as one of Thailand's best restaurants since 2007, Nara Thai brings its exquisite flavours to the shores of Sri Lanka.

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Tillakaratne Dilshan, a game changing cricket player: Arjuna

Tillakaratne Dilshan, a game changing cricket player: Arjuna

Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranatunga also the Former Test Cricket Captain said yesterday that Tillakaratne Dilshan is a game changing cricket player.

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Indian man carries dead wife's body for 12km

Indian man carries dead wife's body for 12km

An impoverished man in India carried his wife's body for 12km after the hospital where she died allegedly failed to provide an ambulance to carry the body back to their...

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4U set to thrill crowds at Negombo

4U set to thrill crowds at Negombo

4U - the musical extravaganza by Kasun Kalhara, Indrachapa Liyanage, Nadeeka Jayawardena and Nadeeka Guruge are all set to thrill crowds once again.

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"Mosaic Sushi" turns lunch to edible art

"Mosaic Sushi" turns lunch to edible art

In Japan, a creative new food trend is transforming an everyday dish into an aesthetically alluring delicacy: mosaic sushi.

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SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias speaks out

SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias speaks out

Business leader and SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias in an exclusive inter...

As a leader, you need to understand the characters in the team'

As a leader, you need to understand the characters in the team'

Mahela Jayawardene talks about being a captain from a young age, and Arjuna Rana...

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An Adulteress’ Tale: A visit with the village prostitute

An Adulteress’ Tale: A visit with the village prostitute

Despite being warned by the whole village not to visit the home of the local pro...

Rangana Herath is one of the great cricketers of the modern age

Rangana Herath is one of the great cricketers of the modern age

No left-arm spinner ever took a wicket in their life. For some reason, whenever...

The bridesmaid who comes at a price

The bridesmaid who comes at a price

Imagine posing for your wedding photos with a stranger pride of place in your br...

Ibtihaj Muhammad makes Olympic history

Ibtihaj Muhammad makes Olympic history

Ibtihaj Muhammad has used her profile as an Olympian to try to change misconcept...