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Advisers to Maithri, Gota in secret talks!

Advisers to Maithri, Gota in secret talks!

Advisers of president Maithripala Sirisena and former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa are at talks with regard their course of action...

Lankan netballers off to Australia

Lankan netballers off to Australia

The Sri Lanka netball team, led by Semini Alwis, left this morning for Australia to take part in the 14th...

‘Sujeewa a political opportunist’ - Ravi

‘Sujeewa a political opportunist’ - Ravi

Finance minister Ravi Karunanayake says not only the opposition, but also ‘political opportunists’ in his own party are involved in...

TNA And Wigneswaran May Be Heading For A Split

TNA And Wigneswaran May Be Heading For A Split

C.V.Wigneswaran, who became Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province in 2013 thanks to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), appears...

AFP providing support to Sri Lankan government department accused of torture

AFP providing support to Sri Lankan government department accused of torture

The Australia Federal Police (AFP) has been providing equipment and assistance to Sri Lanka's Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which has...

Six Counterfeiters Held With Fake Currency

Six Counterfeiters Held With Fake Currency

Six members of a 16-strong gang have been arrested in various parts of Ramanathapuram over the past three days, including...

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party rejects joining future united gov't

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party rejects joining future united gov't

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), said on Monday that it would not join a united...

Dullas, Mahinda’s best acolyte - Kabir

Dullas, Mahinda’s best acolyte - Kabir

Dullas Alahapperuma has played the best acolyte role to Kurunegala district candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa who states that the Best Head...

Basil withdraws following dispute with Gota!

Basil withdraws following dispute with Gota!

Former minister Basil Rajapaksa has withdrawn from the UPFA’s election campaign, for which he had made considerable contributions initially.

Scariest way to watch shark horror flicks

Scariest way to watch shark horror flicks

Horror and gore fans are never going to tire of the timeless classic Jaws. And to enhance the experience, they’re...

New York's Empire State highlights endangered animals

New York's Empire State highlights endangered animals

New York's famed Empire State Building hosted new guests on Saturday night as images of endangered animals were flashed across...

No party members in JVP national list

No party members in JVP national list

A press conference of the national list candidates of Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) was held today (03) at Pitakotte with...

Bandula in hot water over 'nicking' awards

Bandula in hot water over 'nicking' awards

Mr. Bandula Padmakumara is reportedly in hot water after he 'nicked' several awards won by the programme 'Loka Sithiyama' on...

Lakshman remanded till August 6

Lakshman remanded till August 6

Former Matale District UPFA MP Lakshman Wasantha Perera who was arrested today (03) on charges of allegedly abducting a UNP...

Joe Leach takes hat-trick with first three balls

Joe Leach takes hat-trick with first three balls

Joe Leach claimed a hat-trick with the first three balls of Worcestershire's Royal London One-Day Cup game with Northamptonshire at...

Mark Zuckerberg to become a father

Mark Zuckerberg to become a father

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl.

Welikada riot report too, to tame opponents?

Welikada riot report too, to tame opponents?

Authorities have been urged to publicize the investigation report into the riot at Welikada prison on 09 November 2012, in...

Army Sampath did not die

Army Sampath did not die

Update - The Police Media Unit has stated that the individual who died  early this morning while receiving treatment at...

Cabraal preferred personal bond issues

Cabraal preferred personal bond issues

Central Bank governor during the Rajapaksa regime Ajith Nivard Cabraal had given priority to personal issues rather than auctions when...

Mahinda not ready for honourable farewell

Mahinda not ready for honourable farewell

Mahinda Rajapaksa had not requested president Maithripala Sirisena for the opportunity for an honourable farewell from politics following the parliamentary...

Kurunegala district could aid Rajapaksa’s comeback

Kurunegala district could aid Rajapaksa’s comeback

A tough electoral fight is emerging between the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and the United National Party (UNP) in...

Pramitha Tennakoon arrested

Pramitha Tennakoon arrested

Central province minister Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon has been arrested over an assault charge.

Mahinda faction’s plan derails

Mahinda faction’s plan derails

The extension of the stay order against the convening of the SLFP central committee has derailed the Mahinda Rajapaksa faction’s...

Just Guessing….. August 17 In Numbers

Just Guessing….. August 17 In Numbers

It’s just two weeks more, before the final party campaigns come to an end before the 17 August, parliamentary elections...

Police protection for Thajudeen’s grave

Police protection for Thajudeen’s grave

Police protection has been given to the grave of rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, who had been tortured to death three...

Prime channel frequencies still with CSN

Prime channel frequencies still with CSN

Channels belonging to Prime channel of ITN are still with CSN, ‘Lanka’ newspaper report.

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