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Maithri to contest for 2020 Prez polls?

Maithri to contest for 2020 Prez polls?

A Sri Lanka Freedom Party Central Committee meeting was held last Monday night at the official residence of President Maithripala...

TUs complain of irregularities at IRD

TUs complain of irregularities at IRD

A collective of Trade Unions at the Department of Inland Revenue (IRD) charge that the most functions of the Department...

Malik strives to retain Arjun

Malik strives to retain Arjun

Powerful businessman and minister Malik Samarawickreme is putting up a stiff fight to secure a service extension for Central Bank...

Questioning auditor general questioned

Questioning auditor general questioned

The auditor general is an independent official, whose authority cannot be questioned by parliament, say trade unions of his department.

Government defends stand it took on backing UK in EU

Government defends stand it took on backing UK in EU

The Government today backed the decision it took to support the campaign to keep Britain in the European Union (EU).

Thajudeen murder: CID to get CCTV report in August

Thajudeen murder: CID to get CCTV report in August

Senior State Counsel Dilan Ratnayake today told court that the CCTV footage relating to the inquiry over the murder of...

Sri Lankan shares hit over 2-mth low ahead of rates decision; Brexit weighs

Sri Lankan shares hit over 2-mth low ahead of rates decision; Brexit weighs

Sri Lankan shares fell for a fifth straight session to a more than two-month closing low on Friday as investors...

Holcim Lanka in disclosure deficit?

Holcim Lanka in disclosure deficit?

Holcim Lanka, a former privatised venture of Sri Lanka, as it readies for an impending sale is said to be...

RTI Bill passed in parliament

RTI Bill passed in parliament

The Right to Information Bill has been unanimously passed in parliament with amendments and without a vote.

Costly delay over damaged pipeline

Costly delay over damaged pipeline

An oil tanker at the Colombo Port is unable to unload their crude oil stocks due to the damage inflicted...

Toilet tissues replace bidet hand showers at BIA toilets

Toilet tissues replace bidet hand showers at BIA toilets

All bidet hand showers in the toilets of the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) have been replaced with toilet tissues...

Arjuna says no to extension ; Ravi in controversy

Arjuna says no to extension ; Ravi in controversy

Arjuna Mahendran says that he has decided not to seek an extension of his term in office until the COPE...

Rohitha Abeygunawardena injured

Rohitha Abeygunawardena injured

Former Minster Rohitha Abeygunawardena has been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital after sustaining injuries during a protest.

Asst. GM of Ayurvedic Corporation threatened

Asst. GM of Ayurvedic Corporation threatened

The Assistant General Manager (Finance) of the Sri Lanka Ayurvedic Drugs Corporation has been threatened inside the Corporation premises, reports...

‘Panama land grab’:Environmentalists castigate Gamage

‘Panama land grab’:Environmentalists castigate Gamage

Environmentalists have alleged that Primary Industries Minister Daya Gamage is behind the land dispute in Panama in the Ampara District.

End claimed to cancer drug monopoly (video)

End claimed to cancer drug monopoly (video)

The country will not face a shortage hereafter in the drugs prescribed for the treatment of cancers, says health minister...

Govt. in crisis over AG’s report!

Govt. in crisis over AG’s report!

The government is in serious crisis due to the auditor general’s report into the last budget.

Auditor general to decide Mahendran’s fate!

Auditor general to decide Mahendran’s fate!

A report that is to be submitted by the auditor general into the Central Bank bond issue will have a...

Elephant donations under cabinet approval only

Elephant donations under cabinet approval only

Elephants and tuskers will be donated to temples and devales under cabinet approval only, says wildlife minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera.

Man fakes to be monk to cheat kidney patients

Man fakes to be monk to cheat kidney patients

A man faking as a monk has been arrested for cheating money out of kidney patients and their families.

Akuregoda defence headquarters complex: cabinet suspends consultancy firm

Akuregoda defence headquarters complex: cabinet suspends consultancy firm

The consultancy firm in charge of the construction of the new Defence Headquarters Complex at Akuregoda was suspended by Cabinet...

COPE raids SPC warehouse: Over Rs. 1 B worth outdated drugs found

COPE raids SPC warehouse: Over Rs. 1 B worth outdated drugs found

Outdated drugs worth over Rs. one billion was found by Parliament members of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) during...

Panama people refuse to leave their land

Panama people refuse to leave their land

People of Panama refuse to accede to a government order to vacate their traditional land before the end of this...

Red light from Katunayake FTZ

Red light from Katunayake FTZ

Employers and government authorities tried to sabotage yesterday’s (22) protest campaign against the curtailment of rights of Katunayake free trade...

Govt. refutes cluster bomb claims

Govt. refutes cluster bomb claims

The government has refuted claims that cluster bombs had been used during the war, and noted such allegations have become...

Teachers’ union objects to doctors’ request

Teachers’ union objects to doctors’ request

Government doctors staged a protest in front of the education ministry today (22), alleging the children of doctors getting transfers...

Chathurika, First Lady at Dansel (Pics)

Chathurika, First Lady at Dansel (Pics)

Dansels are a highly anticipated scene in the Vesak and Poson season.

ITN’s preference for Rajapaksa loyalist Sudantha Thilakasiri

ITN’s preference for Rajapaksa loyalist Sudantha Thilakasiri

Tele drama artistes whose tele dramas had been sidelined by ITN during the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime are to meet president...

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Asian millionaires 'top wealth rankings'

Asian millionaires 'top wealth rankings'

Asian millionaires now control more wealth than those in North America, Europe and other regions, according to a report from finance firm Capgemini.

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Anil Kumble appointed India head coach

Anil Kumble appointed India head coach

Former India captain Anil Kumble has been appointed coach of the national side for one year, the BCCI announced on Thursday. His first assignment will be India's four-Test tour of...

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Cameron to resign after UK votes to exit EU

Cameron to resign after UK votes to exit EU

Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

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Ludovico's floating performance in the Arctic Ocean (Video)

Ludovico's floating performance in the Arctic Ocean (Video)

World renowned italian pianist and composer ludovico einaudi has performed a historic concert, set on a floating platform in the arctic ocean. against the icy backdrop of the wahlenbergbreen glacier...

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Finding beauty in the little things

Finding beauty in the little things

Miniature paintings were all the rage in the past and today nothing has changed. The intricateness and the delicateness of miniature works appeal very much to the heart, especially when...

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I'll be like an elder brother to the boys: Anil Kumble

I'll be like an elder brother to the boys: Anil Kumble

Coaching the Indian cricket team is one of the high-pressure jobs in the world....

Anushka Sharma: Don't give up on love too soon

Anushka Sharma: Don't give up on love too soon

Anushka Sharma is not your everyday girl - she has never been. She reminds you o...

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Who takes a flight to catch a movie?

Who takes a flight to catch a movie?

Well, if you are a fan of India's Tamil cinema superstar, Rajinikanth, you would...

How Sri Lanka Post is evolving to keep up with the times

How Sri Lanka Post is evolving to keep up with the times

The image of neatly dressed postmen on bicycles seems to belong to the past, wha...

Somawansa Amarasinghe - Some recollections from our political journeys

Somawansa Amarasinghe - Some recollections from our political journeys

Comrade Somawansa Amarasinghe since joining the JVP in 1969, had been committed...

Off-grid adventures: Building Sri Lanka’s largest hybrid solar and storage system

Off-grid adventures: Building Sri Lanka’s largest hybrid solar and storage system

A Place Far Far Away The Northern most part of Sri Lanka remains underdeveloped...