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No bail for Basil

No bail for Basil

Kaduwela magistrate today (27) rejected the bail application of former Economic Development, minister - Basil Rajapaksa further remanded him till June 10.

Shiranthi summoned by FCID

Shiranthi summoned by FCID

Former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa has been summoned by the FCID to appear before it on June 01, said his...

Film on slain Lankan TV journalist banned

Film on slain Lankan TV journalist banned

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to certify ‘Porkalathil Oru Poo,’ a film based on real life...

‘This is a Sinhala, Buddhist country’ – JHU

‘This is a Sinhala, Buddhist country’ – JHU

Government affiliate JHU stresses to justice minister Wijedasa Rajapakse that Sri Lanka is a country of Sinhala Buddhists.

Bee king breaks own world record with 109 kg 'bee suit'

Bee king breaks own world record with 109 kg 'bee suit'

A Chinese beekeeper broke his own Guinness World Record after wearing a 109.5 kg "bee suit" in Tai'an, Shandong Province...

Sangakkara wins CEAT Cricketer of the Year award

Sangakkara wins CEAT Cricketer of the Year award

Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara, on Monday, was announced as the CEAT International Cricketer of the Year in a glittering...

Abbot mauled by big cat at 'Tiger Temple'

Abbot mauled by big cat at 'Tiger Temple'

The beautiful and unbelievably tame residents of 'Tiger Temple' in Thailand have become a staple part of the southeast Asian...

Kanchana, Nisthar uncertain to join ABC

Kanchana, Nisthar uncertain to join ABC

‘Ada’ editor Kanchana Dassanayake says there is no truth to a report that he is going to join ABC Media...

2 gold for Lanka at science Olympiad

2 gold for Lanka at science Olympiad

Rakhitha Dilshan Malewana of Nalanda College, Colombo won gold from South Asia region at the International Science Project Olympiad for...

Shigeko Baba receives commendation from Japanese ambassador

Shigeko Baba receives commendation from Japanese ambassador

Nobuhito Hobo, Ambassador of Japan awarded a special commendation to Shigeko Baba, the Founder of Surangani Voluntary Services in recognition...

Special court to try Jaffna rape accused - President

Special court to try Jaffna rape accused - President

President Maithripala Sirisena, who is currently visiting Jaffna, pledges that the accused in the Pungudutivu gang rape and murder case...

A public service ‘committed to serve you’

A public service ‘committed to serve you’

Heads of all state institutions have been issued with a special circular, instructing that the lunch break of state servants...

CTU seeks justice for murdered northern girls

CTU seeks justice for murdered northern girls

The Ceylon Teachers Union wants an independent committee to inquire into the rape and murder of all schoolgirls in the...

Johnny’s Rs. 250 m shady contract

Johnny’s Rs. 250 m shady contract

The contract for the construction of a small tourist hotel, supermarket and filling centre in Kilinochchi had been given to...

Gnanasara Thera bailed

Gnanasara Thera bailed

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya today (26) granted bail to General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) - Ven...

Gnanasara Thera arrested

Gnanasara Thera arrested

General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) - Ven. GalabodaAtte Gnanasara Thera has been arrested by the police after...

GL, Keheliya, Manusha asked to join UNP!

GL, Keheliya, Manusha asked to join UNP!

Former UPFA ministers G.L. Peiris, Keheliya Rambukwella and Manusha Nanayakkara have asked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe if they could join...

Tiran's petition to be taken up tomorrow

Tiran's petition to be taken up tomorrow

The Fundamental Rights Violation petition filed by Director General of Divineguma Kithisiri Ranawake, Area Co-ordinator of Divineguma Bandula Chandrasiri, and...

Did Customs chief resign over Karunka issue?

Did Customs chief resign over Karunka issue?

The recent resignation of Director General of Customs Jagath P. Wijeweera has taken place over an issue of releasing a...

9 containers of dirty-tea nabbed (video)

9 containers of dirty-tea nabbed (video)

Details of a mass scale racket importing substandard refuse-tea to several countries including Germany has emerged.

‘No Fire Zone’ screening in Dublin

‘No Fire Zone’ screening in Dublin

The Irish Forum for Peace in Sri Lanka is organizing a screening of 'No Fire Zone: Killing Fields of Sri...

‘Returning north land more difficult than taking over’

‘Returning north land more difficult than taking over’

The government says a speedier return of the northern land taken over by the previous regime during the war period...

Japan’s bizarre anti-crime orange balls

Japan’s bizarre anti-crime orange balls

If you happen to visit shops, commercial establishments, and even police stations in Japan, you might be baffled to discover...

Kunsag Beard Festival in Hungary

Kunsag Beard Festival in Hungary

Facial hair is often criticised for being scruffy and unhygienic, but for these men, it is a way of life.

2 contenders for AF commander position

2 contenders for AF commander position

There are two contenders for the position of commander of the Air Force, according to reports reaching Sri Lanka Mirror.

No faith motion against PM

No faith motion against PM

Mahajana Eksath Peramuna leader - Dinesh Gunewardana has said that with the majority of Parliamentarians sitting in the opposition, a...

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Skyline Aviation owner Kurukulasuriya Anthony Romesh Fernando is making an attempt to become friendly with the prime minister in order to import, without paying import duty, two more light aircraft...

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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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More than 600 people have lost their lives in the past week in a sustained and severe heatwave in India.

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'Wealth, money meaningless unless shared'

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Chandrika calls for national reconciliation

Chandrika calls for national reconciliation

Sri Lanka is now reverting to a foreign policy based on a principle of "dynamic...

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