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Military intelligence assaults Chundikuli fishermen

Military intelligence assaults Chundikuli fishermen

Members of the military intelligence assaulted Tamil fishermen of Chundikuli in Vadamarachchi at the weekend.

Arjuna writes to President and Premier

Arjuna writes to President and Premier

Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranathunga has called on President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to be mindful...

SLFP to initiate disciplinary action

SLFP to initiate disciplinary action

SLFP Treasurer, Minister S.B. Navinna says that party members who have violated a directive by the SLFP will have to...

Basil to return

Basil to return

Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa says he will return to the country soon.

Indian Navy ships to dock in Trinco

Indian Navy ships to dock in Trinco

The Indian High Commission in Colombo has stated that four ships from the Indian Navy’s First Training Squadron will arrive...

Indo-Lanka CEPA to the fore again

Indo-Lanka CEPA to the fore again

Bringing back an Indo-Lanka comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) is likely to be revived following bilateral visits by top officials...

Petition against Scottish training of Lankan police

Petition against Scottish training of Lankan police

A public petition demands Scotland’s police to suspend the training of Sri Lankan policemen, which it has been doing since...

Jeyakumari's daughter released

Jeyakumari's daughter released

The Kilinochchi Magistrate court has called for the immediate release of Vibhushika, the 13-year daughter of activist Jeyakumari Balendran.

3 Lankan Tamils held for migrating people to Australia

3 Lankan Tamils held for migrating people to Australia

The Tamil Nadu 'Q' branch police on Wednesday arrested three Sri Lankan Tamils for illegally migrating the refugees from the...

Atul Keshap, nominated new US ambassador to SL

Atul Keshap, nominated new US ambassador to SL

President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Atul Keshap, a career member of the US Foreign Service, class of...

US plans to help Sri Lanka on governance, accountability

US plans to help Sri Lanka on governance, accountability

The US government said on Tuesday that it was exploring the possibility of increasing its assistance to the Sri Lankan...

Call to appoint interim committee for Judo Association

Call to appoint interim committee for Judo Association

Secretary of Sri Lanka Judo Association (SLJA) Major Tharindu Weerasinghe has requested to appoint an interim committee for the association.

Champika fulfilling President's stance - Lalkantha

Champika fulfilling President's stance - Lalkantha

A reasonable doubt is being raised that Minister Champika Ranawaka is fulfilling the stance of the President, JVP politburo member...

Indian two-year-old sets national archery record

Indian two-year-old sets national archery record

A two-year-old Indian girl has set a new national record in archery, according to the India Book of Records.

Paradise island shaped like penis sells dream plots for just £81,000

Paradise island shaped like penis sells dream plots for just £81,000

IT MAY look like a paradise dream, with its sweeping beaches and crystal clear waters, but Mavuva Island in Fiji...

Madhumadhava’s lie: 1 million for Namal

Madhumadhava’s lie: 1 million for Namal

The president’s media unit refutes a claim by singer Madhumadhava Aravinda that the president has offered to give only Rs...

Sunil, Keheliya issued notice on missing person’s case

Sunil, Keheliya issued notice on missing person’s case

The Jaffna Magistrate Court has issued notice on a Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti and former minister, United...

‘Economy would’ve ruined had economic sanctions been imposed’

‘Economy would’ve ruined had economic sanctions been imposed’

Describing the postponement until September of the issuance of a UN report on Sri Lanka that had been due to...

Paba opts for Dinesh

Paba opts for Dinesh

Upeksha Swarnamali better known as Paba has said that she would be happy if Dinesh Gunewardena is appointed as Opposition...

Prasanna comes down to SL join pro-MR rally

Prasanna comes down to SL join pro-MR rally

Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga had arrived from Australia today (26) in order to join the rally in Rathnapura...

SLFP trying to build image with the Muslims

SLFP trying to build image with the Muslims

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is to commence a programme to regain the support of the Muslim community to...

Development projects have not been stopped - Ravi

Development projects have not been stopped - Ravi

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said that all development work which has been put on hold would resume soon before the...

Govt to probe Udayanga

Govt to probe Udayanga

The government is to commence an international level probe on a former diplomat of the country.

Sri Lanka begins process to regain EU trade concessions

Sri Lanka begins process to regain EU trade concessions

Sri Lanka began the formal process on Wednesday to reapply for key trade concessions from the European Union which had...

Unlawful detentions, torture carried out with impunity - AI

Unlawful detentions, torture carried out with impunity - AI

Amnesty International says unlawful detentions and torture by security forces were carried out with impunity as the authorities continued to...

Indo - SL fishermen discussions, regressive

Indo - SL fishermen discussions, regressive

Convenor of the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement, Herman Kumara says that the present round of talks between representatives of fishermen...

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Skill withstanding time : Buduruwagala

Skill withstanding time : Buduruwagala

Buduruwagala. A classic example of how the ancient sculptor bent rough rock to create a majestic masterpiece... intricate and unique.

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Airlines to change safety policies

Airlines to change safety policies

Airlines across the world have begun requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit, in the wake of the French Alps crash.

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Cricket TV deal in hands of interim committee

Cricket TV deal in hands of interim committee

An interim committee is to be appointed to Sri Lanka Cricket, reliable sources say.

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Co-pilot wanted to Germanwings destroy plane

Co-pilot wanted to Germanwings destroy plane

The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, named as Andreas Lubitz, appeared to want to "destroy the plane", officials said.

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Floating flower garden in Japan

Floating flower garden in Japan

Currently on display in Tokyo is “Floating Flower Garden,” an immersive, interactive installation of blossoming vegetation.

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'We are going after Rajapaksa’s stolen assets'

'We are going after Rajapaksa’s stolen assets'

In the first government response to the outrage in India over Sri Lankan Prime M...

Sinhalese have a vital role to play in the search for justice – Callum Macrae

Sinhalese have a vital role to play in the search for justice – Callum Macrae

At an event in the British parliament on Tuesday 10 March, the producers of mult...

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Why a referendum is necessary for 19A

Why a referendum is necessary for 19A

There are politically important and serious reasons why this piece of legislatio...

Can China, Sri Lanka mend ties with Maithripala Sirisena's visit to Beijing?

Can China, Sri Lanka mend ties with Maithripala Sirisena's visit to Beijing?

Politics may stop at the water's edge, but that's where geopolitics begins. Last...

Sinhala National Anthem & Mahagama Sekara

Sinhala National Anthem & Mahagama Sekara

Mahagama Sekara was a unique and a versatile artiste, rarely met in post indepen...

Dignity decided by language?

Dignity decided by language?

Much discussion has raised within social media and different groups following th...