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Sri Lanka ‘will not allow lifting EU ban on Tamil Tigers’ – VIDEO

Sri Lanka ‘will not allow lifting EU ban on Tamil Tigers’ – VIDEO

Sri Lanka Thursday said that it will do all what it takes to keep the European Union ban on the...

TNA distances itself from Vigneswaran

TNA distances itself from Vigneswaran

The TNA criticizes the protest campaign held in Jaffna by north chief minister C.V. Vigneswaran’s Tamil People’s Council at a...

Prabhakaran was killed by Bri. Ravipriya - Fonseka

Prabhakaran was killed by Bri. Ravipriya - Fonseka

Ex-Army chief, minister Sarath Fonseka says the task force led by Brig. Ravipriya and functioned directly under him had attacked...

‘Most inhuman, worst form of crime’

‘Most inhuman, worst form of crime’

Abductions of persons are a most inhuman and worst form of crime, says human rights activist Manouri Muttettuwegama, adding that...

BMW, Benz possible for Ministry Secretaries

BMW, Benz possible for Ministry Secretaries

Top public officials including Ministry Secretaries are in luck’s way with their monthly vehicle entitlement being increased to a maximum...

Pope names Special Envoy for FABC Plenary Assembly

Pope names Special Envoy for FABC Plenary Assembly

Pope Francis has named Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo, Archbishop of Ranchi, India, as his Special Envoy to the XI Plenary...

Jeremy Corbyn re-elected as UK’s Labour Party leader – Video

Jeremy Corbyn re-elected as UK’s Labour Party leader – Video

Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party on Saturday (September 24).

Zim to host tri-series after Sri Lanka Tests

Zim to host tri-series after Sri Lanka Tests

Sri Lanka’s national cricket team is expected to arrive in Zimbabwe on October 25 to play two Tests against the...

CID probes fake lottery ticket racket involving officials

CID probes fake lottery ticket racket involving officials

Revelations have been made with regard to a fake lottery racket, in which the printing companies tasked with printing the...

The road that disappears twice a day

The road that disappears twice a day

If you’re planning a trip to France in the near future, make sure to be careful with the roads you...

Barber assaulted for delaying HQI’s haircut

Barber assaulted for delaying HQI’s haircut

A barber has got admitted to Dickoya hospital after being assaulted by men from Hatton police.

A cash crunch looms over Sri Lanka

A cash crunch looms over Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is facing cash crunch at present with the country’s balance of payments in a very bad position with...

A cigarette to cost Rs. 46!

A cigarette to cost Rs. 46!

The expected increases in taxes will raise the price of a cigarette by around Rs. 11.00, say health ministry sources.

Visiting Asian journalists accorded reception in Qingdao

Visiting Asian journalists accorded reception in Qingdao

A group of touring journalists from seven Asian nations was accorded a reception yesterday (24) in Qingdao in China.

President to approve 2017 budget!

President to approve 2017 budget!

Leaders of both the UNP and the SLFP have agreed that the 2017 budget will be presented in November with...

EY to settle charges ex-auditors got 'too close' to clients

EY to settle charges ex-auditors got 'too close' to clients

Accounting firm Ernst & Young (EY) is to pay out $9.3m (£7.1m) to settle charges that two of its former...

Diplomat Ibrahim Ansar to enter politics!

Diplomat Ibrahim Ansar to enter politics!

Sri Lankan high commissioner in Malaysia Ibrahim Ansar has decided to leave the diplomatic service and enter politics, say sources...

Many legal flaws in Duminda’s verdict

Many legal flaws in Duminda’s verdict

The appeal over the death sentence verdict issued against five persons including Duminda Silva, for the murder of Bharatha Lakshman...

Are lips only made for kissing?

Are lips only made for kissing?

A woman’s lips play a big role in enhancing her beauty.

Sanga wins Sri Lanka's Exemplary ‘Icon of the year’ award

Sanga wins Sri Lanka's Exemplary ‘Icon of the year’ award

The first ever “Ada Derana Sri Lankan of the Year” Awards ceremony was held yesterday (23) at the Hilton, Colombo...

FCID summons Andrew for information on Yoshitha’s Grandmother

FCID summons Andrew for information on Yoshitha’s Grandmother

The FCID summoned Andrew Bradley today to record a statement with regard to a property and house located in Mihindu...

“Global Container” for SERVO Lubricants introduced

“Global Container” for SERVO Lubricants introduced

Lanka IOC introduced its Global Container packaging for SERVO Lubricants at a special function held at Taj Samudra Hotel.

Lankan rubber industry experts to leave for int’l training

Lankan rubber industry experts to leave for int’l training

The first ever batch of Lankan rubber industry PhDs, scientists and R&D personnel seeking latest international rubber know-how will fly...

“I am resigning because of Mathews” - Dilhara

“I am resigning because of Mathews” - Dilhara

All-rounder Dilhara Lokuhettige said he had been repeatedly dropped from being selected to the Sri Lanka cricket team and team...

Existing Land Tax for foreigners to be removed

Existing Land Tax for foreigners to be removed

The Amendment Bill for the removal of the land tax imposed on foreigners or companies that hold more than 50%...

Champika issues warning to government!

Champika issues warning to government!

Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka objected over the arresting of Military Intelligence unit members who followed orders...

Korean Film Festival 2016 in Colombo

Korean Film Festival 2016 in Colombo

Following on the success of last year’s event, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sri Lanka and the...

‘Irida Apple’ to be launched soon

‘Irida Apple’ to be launched soon

For the first time in Sri Lanka, a national newspaper aimed at the youth is to hit the country’s newsstands.

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Royal Turf Club SLABA Runway 2016 held

Royal Turf Club SLABA Runway 2016 held

The Sri Lanka Apparel Brands Association [SLABA] together with The Royal Turf Club and the Export Development Board, staged the Royal Turf Club SLABA Runway 2016, on 21 September at...

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Malinga claims fully fit; selectors yet to decide

Malinga claims fully fit; selectors yet to decide

Lasith Malinga believes that the foot injury that kept him away from cricket for several months is now completely healed, and he is now back in training.

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Zuckerberg & Chan aim to tackle all disease by 2100

Zuckerberg & Chan aim to tackle all disease by 2100

Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have pledged $3bn (£2.3bn) to fund medical research over the next decade.

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Brad Pitt 'saddened' by Angelina Jolie divorce

Brad Pitt 'saddened' by Angelina Jolie divorce

Actor Brad Pitt has said he is "very saddened" that his wife Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce and has asked for privacy on their children's behalf.

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Cross stitched wearable wooden bags

Cross stitched wearable wooden bags

GRAV GRAV is an Istanbul-based woodworking studio. Inspired by nature, they create uniquely spirited wooden bags, handcrafted with natural materials like walnut, oak and beech.

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"I'd love to play Wonder Woman & give people the gift of time"

"I'd love to play Wonder Woman & give people the gift of time"

With her effervescent avatar and funky dance moves, Jacqueline Fernandez has won...

SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias speaks out

SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias speaks out

Business leader and SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias in an exclusive inter...

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Small Businesses Offer Sri Lanka’s War-Weary a Second Chance at Life

Small Businesses Offer Sri Lanka’s War-Weary a Second Chance at Life

In 2009, 20 years after fleeing the conflict between Sri Lanka and the separatis...

Is OMP running low on justice for disappearances?

Is OMP running low on justice for disappearances?

In response to Kishali Pinto Jayawardena’s column, ‘Focus on Rights&...

Can Sri Lanka show the world how to to end malaria?

Can Sri Lanka show the world how to to end malaria?

Sri Lanka was certified malaria-free on Monday, making it the second country to...

How did China save the giant panda?

How did China save the giant panda?

We're talking about the giant panda, a global icon that's just been taken off th...