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Dengue eradication week from Sep. 10 -16

Dengue eradication week from Sep. 10 -16

The Ministry of Health has declared an island wide National Mosquito Prevention Week commenced from September 10 to 16, Health...

'Guidance needed when reporting suicides'

'Guidance needed when reporting suicides'

Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Neil Fernando says that media can do much to prevent suicides from taking place and that it...

CID chief conceals fmr. SLPA Chairman's corruption report!

CID chief conceals fmr. SLPA Chairman's corruption report!

The CID Director is attempting to conceal a scandal concerning former chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority - Priyath...

150 factories polluting the Kelani River

150 factories polluting the Kelani River

It is revealed that over 150 factories located from Avissawella to Modera have been polluting the Kelani river.

Chathurika enters politics (video)

Chathurika enters politics (video)

Chathurika Sirisena, one of the two daughters of President Maithripala Sirisena, was seen among the public in the Mahawelithenna village...

Major concern over electric cars!

Major concern over electric cars!

Several issues have arisen with regard to the importation and selling of electric cars which were introduced as an alternative...

Looking forward to work closely with SL - Modi

Looking forward to work closely with SL - Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India attaches the highest importance to its relations with Sri Lanka and looks forward...

Admits giving false evidence to save Gota

Admits giving false evidence to save Gota

General manager of Rakna Lanka security service attached to the defence ministry, retired Maj. Gen. Gamini Jayasundara has been ordered...

Sri Lanka rupee falls 3 pct to record low after c.bank floats – dealers

Sri Lanka rupee falls 3 pct to record low after c.bank floats – dealers

Sri Lanka's rupee currency fell more than 3 percent to a record low of 139.00 per dollar on Friday after...

Sri Lankan national dies in Chennai police custody

Sri Lankan national dies in Chennai police custody

A Sri Lankan Tamil, who was picked up in connection with a fake passport case, died in police custody in...

Lanka to cooperate with UAE on migrant worker issues

Lanka to cooperate with UAE on migrant worker issues

Sri Lanka will continue to engage through the Abu Dhabi Dialogue to improve inter-ministerial coordination and cooperation on migrant worker...

Chiara Vigo: The last woman who makes sea silk

Chiara Vigo: The last woman who makes sea silk

Silk is usually made from the cocoons spun by silkworms - but there is another, much rarer, cloth known as...

Curse of the Wolf Family (Video)

Curse of the Wolf Family (Video)

Jesus 'Chuy' Aceves woke up one morning to discover another one of his family's cats has been murdered.

Cabinet ministers swear in (pics)

Cabinet ministers swear in (pics)

The Cabinet ministers of the newly elected Good Governance government were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena today (04) at...

Artists' respond to Aylan's tragic death

Artists' respond to Aylan's tragic death

On Wednesday morning (Sept. 2), Turkish police found the body of a 3-year-old Syrian refugee – Aylan Kurdi – who...

Sanna sees Ravi becoming Buddha Sasana minister

Sanna sees Ravi becoming Buddha Sasana minister

Former UNP candidate, tuition master and novelist - Upul Shantha Sannasgala said that he has been having weird dreams of...

Manohari's ‘Pembara’ launched

Manohari's ‘Pembara’ launched

Writer, journalist and tele drama directress Manohari Hewawasam launch her second novel ‘Pembara’ (The Lover) at the Library Services’ Auditorium...

Societal change needed to prevent child abuse

Societal change needed to prevent child abuse

The National Child Protection Authority has decided to conduct research to find out causes that have led to child abuse...

New Ministers sworn in

New Ministers sworn in

UPDATE : The swearing in ceremony of the new Cabinet of the new Good Governence Government commenced at the Presidential...

Sarana remanded again

Sarana remanded again

Former deputy minister Sarana Gunawardena has been remanded further until September 09.

JVP’s Anura gets call from opp. leader’s office!

JVP’s Anura gets call from opp. leader’s office!

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake received a call on the very first day the new parliament had its first session.

‘Northern Tamil women still face risk of rape’

‘Northern Tamil women still face risk of rape’

Tamil women in Northern Sri Lanka still face the risk of rape and harassment by the security forces present throughout...

Over 10,000 letters in toilet pit

Over 10,000 letters in toilet pit

Over 10,000 letters including airmail, ordinary letters, post cards were recovered from an abandoned toilet pit in the Moratuwa post...

Wish for Long life

Wish for Long life

On his birthday yesterday (03), president Maithripala participated in religious observances and community events at his home town.

EU EOM distributes equipment to Sri Lankan civil society

EU EOM distributes equipment to Sri Lankan civil society

On its way to concluding the European Union Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Sri Lanka which witnessed a well administered...

Bimal to parliament in place of Mayadunne

Bimal to parliament in place of Mayadunne

The JVP has decided to appoint Bimal Ratnayake to the national list MP position that fell vacant following the resignation...

Increase in ministers approved: Mahinda, 62 others absent

Increase in ministers approved: Mahinda, 62 others absent

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s proposal to increase the number of ministers in the national government was passed with a 127...

Tiran's passport released to get overseas treatment

Tiran's passport released to get overseas treatment

Colombo Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage today (03) permitted former MP Tiran Alles to leave the country for a period of...

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