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Radiotherapy machines sent to north, east in useless state

Radiotherapy machines sent to north, east in useless state

Two of the three imported radiotherapy machines sent to Jaffna...

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Rathana Thera - Champika strife heightens

Rathana Thera - Champika strife heightens

The strife between Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera and minister Champika Ranawaka over the 'Vasa Visa Nethi Ratak' project has even...

Navy Commanding Officer of East transferred

Navy Commanding Officer of East transferred

Navy Commanding Officer of the Eastern Province - Rear Admiral Neil Rozairo has been transferred to Colombo as the Deputy...

Water levels of rivers rise again after more rain

Water levels of rivers rise again after more rain

The water levels at the Kelani river and other major rivers rose again this morning after more rain lashed the...

Sachithra's musical skills steal spotlight

Sachithra's musical skills steal spotlight

Cricketer Sachithra Senanayake has stolen the spotlight once more, and this time not as a cricketer.

State ministers to resign?

State ministers to resign?

State ministers who are yet to get any subject areas are preparing to resign from their ministerial portfolios, reports say.

'Sikura Tech' delays supply to Police Dept.

'Sikura Tech' delays supply to Police Dept.

The Department of Police has been severely inconvenienced after a supplying company named 'Sikura Tech' had delayed the supply of...

Acting Finance minister on 'strike' over internal strife!

Acting Finance minister on 'strike' over internal strife!

Acting Finance minister - Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena has informed the ministry secretary that he refuses to sign any dossier of...

Magistrate Thilina Gamage seeks anticipatory bail

Magistrate Thilina Gamage seeks anticipatory bail

Colombo Additional Magistrate Thilina Gamage yesterday filed an anticipatory bail application in Court to pre-empt the possibility of his arrest...

Probe if Sampur incident was premeditated

Probe if Sampur incident was premeditated

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday requested Tri Forces’ chiefs to investigate whether the incident at Sampur Maha Vidyalaya, Trincomalee was...

Top official accused of failing to protect Tamils opposed in bid to lead UN

Top official accused of failing to protect Tamils opposed in bid to lead UN

A senior UN official who led its development programme during the massacre of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka's war is...

Maithri gets warm welcome from G-7 leaders

Maithri gets warm welcome from G-7 leaders

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirsiena took part in a special meeting this morning (27) on the sidelines of the G-7...

Call 1954 to inform malpractices in relief item distribution

Call 1954 to inform malpractices in relief item distribution

Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption states that special investigation will be conducted in order to ensure the...

Prices of vehicles go up

Prices of vehicles go up

Prices of cars above 1000cc engine capacity and three-wheelers will increase as a result of the Minimum Rate Tax increase...

Eknaligoda's Disappearance: Army officer bailed

Eknaligoda's Disappearance: Army officer bailed

One of the Army officers remanded in connection with the disappearance of Prageet Eknaligoda, has been released on bail by...

Lal Wijenayake committee report delayed

Lal Wijenayake committee report delayed

The committee tasked with gathering public suggestions for a new constitution says its report will now be handed over to...

PM discusses truth commission with Army chiefs

PM discusses truth commission with Army chiefs

A truth and reconciliation commission will soon be set up to inquire into allegations of human rights violations during the...

‘Decision taken for the good of all’

‘Decision taken for the good of all’

The armed forces’ decision not to attend functions of the eastern province chief minister has been taken for the good...

High court sets aside Pilapitiya’s order

High court sets aside Pilapitiya’s order

The Colombo high court today (26) set aside, effective until June 09, a magisterial order that permitted releasing 15 unlicensed...

Korean language exam discontinued

Korean language exam discontinued

Korean Language Proficiency Exam held to recruit individuals to work in South Korea , will be discontinued from this year...

State Minister comments on CM's actions

State Minister comments on CM's actions

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene has denounced the incident that unfolded recently during a function in Sampur where the...

Anura Senanayake further remanded

Anura Senanayake further remanded

Former senior DIG Anura Senanayake who was in remand for concealing evidence over Wasim Thajudeen's murder has been further remanded...

Land sale companies blamed for floods

Land sale companies blamed for floods

Findings of a survey blame the recent floods in Colombo and suburbs on the reclamation of marshland and river and...

Adavan Master arrested

Adavan Master arrested

A man said to be a former intelligence leader of the LTTE has been arrested by the TID at the...

Four held for promising Sri Lankan refugees illegal immigration to Australia

Four held for promising Sri Lankan refugees illegal immigration to Australia

The ‘Q’ Branch CID police in Coimbatore arrested four persons, including a Sri Lankan refugee, a Sri Lankan national and...

22 schoolchildren died in Aranayake landslide

22 schoolchildren died in Aranayake landslide

Twenty two schoolchildren have died in the landslide at Aranayake in Mawanella, the education ministry’s disaster committee has received information.

Thilina Gamage to JSC against Gihan Pilapitiya?

Thilina Gamage to JSC against Gihan Pilapitiya?

Lawyers for judge Thilina Gamage are discussing to lodge a complaint to the judicial services commission against Colombo chief magistrate...

‘Federal proposal intends no division of country’

‘Federal proposal intends no division of country’

The country will be in a serious conflict in 10 to 15 years time if the Tamil people’s national issue...

Alwaleed Philanthropies donating $1m for Sri Lanka flood relief

Alwaleed Philanthropies donating $1m for Sri Lanka flood relief

Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP), chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, is donating $1 million to provide support to those affected by...

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DFCC Bank joins LankaPay ATM to expand reach

DFCC Bank joins LankaPay ATM to expand reach

In keeping with its commitment to deliver unparalleled service and convenience to customers, DFCC Bank recently joined the LankaPay Common ATM Switch (CAS), operated by Lanka Clear Ltd - Sri...

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Thilanga favours suspended commission-taker Aroos

Thilanga favours suspended commission-taker Aroos

The new cricket administration is favouring A.R.M. Aroos, the women’s team manager suspended for having obtained commission from the sponsorship money of captain Shashikala Siriwardena.

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Robber messed with wrong woman (video)

Robber messed with wrong woman (video)

This is the moment a hapless robber got a taste of his own medicine when the woman he targeted forced him to strip naked and run through the streets in...

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Winnie-the-Pooh turns 90, meets Queen

Winnie-the-Pooh turns 90, meets Queen

Winnie-the-Pooh turns 90 this year and the much-loved children's character returns for a new adventure in which he meets someone else celebrating the same significant birthday -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth.

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Most epic geeky weddings ever

Most epic geeky weddings ever

You know you've found that special someone when they look you in the eye and say "darling, I think we should have a Harry Potter-themed wedding".

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Demand for our drugs overrides supply - SPMC MD

Demand for our drugs overrides supply - SPMC MD

State Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Corporation of Sri Lanka was established in...

Golden Girl’s Golden years

Golden Girl’s Golden years

In June 2016 Swarna Mallawarachchi will celebrate a golden jubilee – 50 ye...

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Looking for the Human factor in this “Rainbow Revolution”

Looking for the Human factor in this “Rainbow Revolution”

Two things trouble and pain me. The Mullivaikkal “remembrance” on 18...

How cricket has helped heal Sri Lanka's south

How cricket has helped heal Sri Lanka's south

When it came to saying goodbye and signing the visitors' book at the MCC Centre...

Rebuilding lives & homes, shattered by Sri Lanka’s civil war

Rebuilding lives & homes, shattered by Sri Lanka’s civil war

On a small wooden table at the doorway to this bright-turquoise house in Kilinoc...