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Cabinet’s swearing in likely to be put off!

Cabinet’s swearing in likely to be put off!

The swearing in of the ministers of the new government scheduled for September 02 will be put off until September...

Women who made history

Women who made history

Yesterday was Women's Equality Day.

Opportunity for social media activists during elections

Opportunity for social media activists during elections

The Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has stated that he will take measures to appoint Facebook and social media activists as...

Sangakkara irreplaceable for SL: Jayasuriya

Sangakkara irreplaceable for SL: Jayasuriya

Sri Lankan cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya on Wednesday said recently-retired wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara is "irreplaceable" for the team.

Yala closed from 06 Sept for 1 month

Yala closed from 06 Sept for 1 month

Sri Lanka's best known nature reserve, Yala National Park will be closed for the visitors for a month's period starting...

Committee probes punishing child rapists

Committee probes punishing child rapists

The National Child Protection Authority has appointed a committee to inquire into rapists of children aged below 16 years who...

Jessica’s story: My life as a porn star(video)

Jessica’s story: My life as a porn star(video)

In 2010, Jef Otte wrote a post titled 'Interview with a porn star: Angela Aspen on HIV, Youth Ministry and...

Thondaman,Douglas and Amunugama to support national govt.

Thondaman,Douglas and Amunugama to support national govt.

The General Secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Duminda Dissanayake has stated that Arumugam Thondaman, Sarath Amunugama and Douglas...

Dilshan says was not dropped by Derbyshire (audio)

Dilshan says was not dropped by Derbyshire (audio)

Sri Lankan batsman T.M. Dilshan refutes media reports that he had been dropped by Derbyshire in the England current county...

Court lifts travel ban on Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Court lifts travel ban on Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The Galle Magistrate on Thursday (27) lifted the foreign travel ban imposed on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa over allegations...

Kusal Janith to make Test debut?

Kusal Janith to make Test debut?

Kusal Janith Perera is likely to make his Test debut when Sri Lanka and India play their third Test starting...

Thavendran confesses: Gota, Fonseka to CID!

Thavendran confesses: Gota, Fonseka to CID!

Former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, ex-Army commander Sarath Fonseka and several other top military commanders are to be questioned over...

No opposition leader from SLFP!

No opposition leader from SLFP!

The UPFA, with the SLFP as its main affiliate and having the most number of opposition seats in parliament, will...

Attempt to form UPFA govt.!

Attempt to form UPFA govt.!

There still is a chance for the formation of a UPFA regime, says MEP leader Dinesh Gunawardena, adding that a...

Of a Sri Lankan cricket legend and a murder mystery

Of a Sri Lankan cricket legend and a murder mystery

The Oval Tavern is where all the old-timers love to hang out at the P Sara Oval. Everyone has a...

Shinzo Abe congratulates Ranil

Shinzo Abe congratulates Ranil

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today (26) sent a congratulatory message to his newly elected Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe...

‘Ve Prashansa’ - A divine evening of gospel music on 1 September

‘Ve Prashansa’ - A divine evening of gospel music on 1 September

Let your faith ring loud and true at Ve Prashansa, a gospel music concert by Daham Pahana on 1 September...

Indian cricketers go TukTuk mode in Colombo!

Indian cricketers go TukTuk mode in Colombo!

After winning the Galle Test, the Indian cricketers were all ready for a bit of fun.

US backs Sri Lanka's internal war crimes probe

US backs Sri Lanka's internal war crimes probe

The United States said Wednesday that it wants to sponsor a resolution at next month's U.N. human rights session that...

Cabinet to be sworn in on Sep. 02 - Malik

Cabinet to be sworn in on Sep. 02 - Malik

UNP Chairman Malik Samarawickrama has said that the Cabinet of the National Government will be sworn-in on Sep. 02.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 faces stylus issue

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 faces stylus issue

Some early adopters of a new Samsung phone have said the device's stylus suffers from a design flaw.

Dinesh sues over UPFA National List

Dinesh sues over UPFA National List

Leader of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna - Dinesh Gunewardena today (26) sought legal redress before the Supreme court, with regard...

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Austrian Airlines inaugurates winter flights to Sri Lanka

Austrian Airlines inaugurates winter flights to Sri Lanka

Austrian Airlines, the flag carrier of Austria expanding its long-haul service in the tourism segment is adding Sri Lanka as a new destination to its network.

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Bolt beats Gatlin for sprint double

Bolt beats Gatlin for sprint double

Usain Bolt won the rematch and 200m gold as he ran a wonderful bend to once again leave rival Justin Gatlin chasing silver and fresh air.

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Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dies

Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dies

Today the world lost a boss woman who will long be remembered: Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil-rights activist who helped lead the Bloody Sunday march in Selma, Alabama, died this...

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Sad truth about today’s world

Sad truth about today’s world

Art isn’t all fairytale photoshoots and landscape shots – it can also act as catalyst of change. And Steve Cutts thinks that many things in the world should be different....

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‘Rajapaksa sons lived normal lives,’ claims Namal

‘Rajapaksa sons lived normal lives,’ claims Namal

Former heir apparent to the Rajapaksa dynasty and UPFA Hambantota District Candi...

Previous regime kept many things under control – CB governor

Previous regime kept many things under control – CB governor

Central Bank governor Dr. Arjun Mahendran says the previous regime was keen on k...

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When MR & Zeid define stability In post-election Sri Lanka

When MR & Zeid define stability In post-election Sri Lanka

“Thank you” said all political party leaders to the voters, for voting them. But...

For India, Sri Lanka is an island of struggle

For India, Sri Lanka is an island of struggle

The overall pace of life in Sri Lanka can vary from the charmingly tepid to the...

How shrimp farming wreaked havoc on Sri Lanka’s coasts

How shrimp farming wreaked havoc on Sri Lanka’s coasts

We are not far from the ocean here. The air smells of salt and sulphur, of marin...

Rajapaksa treads a different path

Rajapaksa treads a different path

The way Rajapaksa got tickets for himself and his supporters has shown who the “...