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Prof. Senake Bandaranayake passes away

Prof. Senake Bandaranayake passes away

Prominent archeologist Prof. Senake Bandaranayake has passed away.

‘Daskon’ wears ‘Ehelepola Kumarihamy’s clothes

‘Daskon’ wears ‘Ehelepola Kumarihamy’s clothes

The clothes used for ‘Ehelepola Kumarihamy’, a film directed by Sugath Samarakoon, are now with the cast of Jackson Anthony’s...

Nilantha appointed SIS chief

Nilantha appointed SIS chief

SSP Nilantha Jayawardena has been appointed as the new Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS), police spokesman SP Ajith...

Rosmund withdraws case against Mirror editor!

Rosmund withdraws case against Mirror editor!

Rosmund Senaratne, former ITN chairman and media adviser (religious and cultural affairs) to ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa, today (02) withdrew a...

Tamil kings cut out, history rewritten, claim Lankan Tamil students

Tamil kings cut out, history rewritten, claim Lankan Tamil students

Five years after the end of the ethnic war in Sri Lanka, Tamil minority students are still unable to acquire...

Full face helmets to be banned

Full face helmets to be banned

Full face helmets used by motor cyclists are to be completely banned from March 21, police say.

Most valuable achievement from 100 days?

Most valuable achievement from 100 days?

Overcoming the dangers from the UN human rights council was the most valuable achievement the country has gained from the...

Jothipala’s daughter to courts!

Jothipala’s daughter to courts!

The daughter of the late singer H.R. Jothipala is to seek redress from courts over the theft of his songs...

Long distance private buses on strike

Long distance private buses on strike

All long distance private bus services starting from Bastian Mawatha terminal, Pettah have commenced a strike today (March 02).

I don't believe in Astrology anymore - MR

I don't believe in Astrology anymore - MR

IT is 8am on Saturday and I am outside Carlton House, the forest-green-coloured residence of Mahinda Rajapaksa, former president of...

Injured Herath ruled out for next games

Injured Herath ruled out for next games

Sri Lankan off-spinner Rangana Herath will not play in the World Cup match against Australia after suffering an injury during...

Basil’s wife made illegal recruitments

Basil’s wife made illegal recruitments

Deputy Tourism Minister Wasantha Senanayake has reportedly said they had found out that nearly 100 persons mainly from the Gampaha...

Attempt to appoint Maithri as PM candidate

Attempt to appoint Maithri as PM candidate

Health minister Rajitha Senaratne says that he would propose to name President Maithripala Sirisena as the Executive Prime ministerial candidate...

Attempts to prevent probes against corruption

Attempts to prevent probes against corruption

Certain bigwigs in the UPFA coalition led by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party wish to prevent investigations against corruption that...

Domestic probe to go beyond September

Domestic probe to go beyond September

The domestic investigation into some of the allegations over the war will not be completed by September and only the structure...

People seek solutions within 100 days

People seek solutions within 100 days

A tensed situation had erupted during a discussion at the Alagamuwa Vidyalaya in Naula on Saturday when people have called...

Probes into stock market manipulations

Probes into stock market manipulations

Deputy Policy Planning and Economic Affairs Minister, Dr. Harsha de Silva says that investigations carried out on alleged stock market...

Firm stance not to allow Rajapaksa’s return

Firm stance not to allow Rajapaksa’s return

Mahinda Rajapaksa is most unlike to secure the prime ministerial candidature at the upcoming general election as senior leaders who...

H’tota port security given to Achala’s husband

H’tota port security given to Achala’s husband

Watch Guard security service has been given the task of providing security to Ruhunu-Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa port in Hambantota from...

Nishantha’s promise to cut player allowances

Nishantha’s promise to cut player allowances

Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket Nishantha Ranatunga says allowances of national players will be cut this year for the second...

Whom will God Kataragama favour?

Whom will God Kataragama favour?

Eighteen candidates are in the fray for the position for Basnayake Nilame of Kataragama Maha Devale, according to reports reaching...

CID summons ex-Navy spokesman

CID summons ex-Navy spokesman

The CID yesterday summoned former Navy spokesman D.K.P. Dassanayake to question him with regard to the abduction of several youths...

Rivira to reproduce 1815 Dinamina front-page

Rivira to reproduce 1815 Dinamina front-page

‘Rivira’ has run into controversy following a decision to reproduce in its tomorrow’s issue a more than 100 year old...

TNA says no faith in domestic probe to visiting UN official

TNA says no faith in domestic probe to visiting UN official

TNA has said the party did not have faith in a domestic probe into issues related to the period of...

Sushma to visit Lanka on Friday

Sushma to visit Lanka on Friday

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is to arrive in Colombo on Friday to set the stage for Indian Prime...

Maithri, Chandrika, Mahinda on same platform!

Maithri, Chandrika, Mahinda on same platform!

Chandrika Kumaratunga and Mahinda Rajapaksa have been invited, as advisers of the SLFP, to take part in the party’s May...

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Aruni among the shadows

Aruni among the shadows

Aruni Madusha Rajapaksa came into the limelight with the film Super Six in 2012.

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Apple cars on the way!

Apple cars on the way!

Apple is said to be working on producing electric cars as early as 2020 and a team is now working on the project.

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Suranga Lakmal fined

Suranga Lakmal fined

Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal has been fined 30 per cent of his Cricket World Cup match fee for bowling successive beamers at England batsman Jos Buttler.

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26-year-old alleges rape by friend in Delhi

26-year-old alleges rape by friend in Delhi

In a shocking incident, a 26-year-old girl has alleged that she was raped by her friend in the washroom of a mall on Saturday. The victim, a resident of Badarpur...

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Dilani barred from ‘Ridee Reyak’

Dilani barred from ‘Ridee Reyak’

‘Ridee Reyak and Apey Reyak’ happened in Arizona in the US on February 08.

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Censor chief to end censorship

Censor chief to end censorship

"I have been appointed as the Chairman of the Public Performance Board(PPB) also...

Response of Ban Ki Moon about repressing sea piracy was the inspiration

Response of Ban Ki Moon about repressing sea piracy was the inspiration

Following is a discussion with Nissanka Senadhipathi, Chairman of Avant Garde wh...

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A New Era for India-Sri Lanka Relations?

A New Era for India-Sri Lanka Relations?

A recent visit has encouraged optimism, but India will struggle to counter China...

Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes for comeback

Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes for comeback

The former president is hoping to return to politics in upcoming parliamentary e...

Total 100 Days – 45 Days Gone !

Total 100 Days – 45 Days Gone !

This programme is commonly called Maithri’s 100 Day programme. Yet, this is what...

Chinese feast: Year of the lobster?

Chinese feast: Year of the lobster?

Dumplings, red packets of money, long noodles symbolizing long life, fireworks a...