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UNIFIL Sri Lankan Troops Given UN Medal

UNIFIL Sri Lankan Troops Given UN Medal

Sri Lankan officers and other ranks who have now completed their assignment in the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)...

Reports into CB bond issue to attorney general

Reports into CB bond issue to attorney general

The reports by COPE and the auditor general into the Central Bank bond issue were yesterday (31) referred to the...

Hotel to be built near Muray Falls, Sri Pada (google maps)

Hotel to be built near Muray Falls, Sri Pada (google maps)

A tourist hotel said to be under construction in the Sri Pada forest reserve has been a hot topic especially...

No-confidence motion against premier!

No-confidence motion against premier!

A no-confidence motion will be moved against prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe if he fails to admit accusations against him over...

President wants recommendations for new constitution sent to him soon

President wants recommendations for new constitution sent to him soon

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the steering committee discussing the draft constitution to send him the recommendations of the subcommittees...

Thushara, Upul leave ‘Mawbima’

Thushara, Upul leave ‘Mawbima’

‘Mawbima’ editorial director Thushara Gunaratne and ‘Irida Mawbima’ editor Upul Joseph Fernando have both resigned from their positions.

JO files complaint against Ranil, Mahendran

JO files complaint against Ranil, Mahendran

The joint opposition filed a complaint today (31) with the Bribery Commission against prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former Central...

Will Mahinda head new party by joint opposition?

Will Mahinda head new party by joint opposition?

The joint opposition is to launch its political party named Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna in Anuradhapura on November 18, which...

Pressure to halt Lasantha Wickrematunge murder probe?

Pressure to halt Lasantha Wickrematunge murder probe?

The investigation into the murder of ‘The Sunday Leader’ editor Lasantha Wickrematunge is likely to be halted due to the...

Disabled soldiers, policemen in protest march

Disabled soldiers, policemen in protest march

A group of members of the armed forces and the police who have become disabled at war and sent on...

‘CID should probe bond issue’

‘CID should probe bond issue’

The CID should investigate the alleged fraud in the Central Bank bond issue, deputy minister Ajith P. Perera said.

‘Govt. groups engage in criminal activities in north – Vikramabahu (audio)

‘Govt. groups engage in criminal activities in north – Vikramabahu (audio)

An uprising of the northern people is unavoidable against the government that is going against its promises to grant political...

2 believed to be Ava members arrested

2 believed to be Ava members arrested

Two persons, believed to be members of the Ava group that is terrorizing the northern province, have been arrested along...

‘Ava’ group pose no threat : youth uprising claims false

‘Ava’ group pose no threat : youth uprising claims false

There is no truth in media reports suggesting that rebellious activities that took place during the recent past in the...

Ceiling on drug prices create a Pharmaceutical shortage

Ceiling on drug prices create a Pharmaceutical shortage

The government’s move to bring down the prices of 48 drugs, especially the drugs used for non-communicable diseases such as...

Sri Lanka closed the Hambantota port deal at US$1.2 billion.

Sri Lanka closed the Hambantota port deal at US$1.2 billion.

Sri Lanka has finalized the Hambantota port project deal with a Chinese company following its agreement to take over 80...

Sri Lanka military seek permission to launch crack down in north

Sri Lanka military seek permission to launch crack down in north

Sri Lanka Army has sought government approval for direct intervention in the civilian administration of Tamil majority north, reports a...

Reduction in SL Life expectancy

Reduction in SL Life expectancy

In every district in the country, females outlive males, according to a survey conducted.

Major Earthquake rocks central Italy

Major Earthquake rocks central Italy

 An earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude struck in central Italy today, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports...

Ten vehicles exceeding MP permit limitations, imported

Ten vehicles exceeding MP permit limitations, imported

The security units have received information that a businessman has imported ten vehicles which exceeds the limitations of specifications of ...

Ravi requests Central Bank security be handed over to SF’s Son-in-law

Ravi requests Central Bank security be handed over to SF’s Son-in-law

In relation to tenders called for providing security to the Central Bank, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has written to the...

Foreign judges: Mahinda challenges government (video)

Foreign judges: Mahinda challenges government (video)

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has challenged the statements made repeatedly by President Maithripala Sirisena assuring that no foreign judges will...

Shortage of lotteries: Dayasiri  It’s a lie: Chairman

Shortage of lotteries: Dayasiri It’s a lie: Chairman

The National Lotteries Board has so far not given out the printing contract for lotteries tickets and as a result...

Sri Lanka and ITOP member countries agree to protect cultural heritage

Sri Lanka and ITOP member countries agree to protect cultural heritage

The host country Sri Lanka and member countries of the Inter- Islands Tourism Policy (ITOP) Forum agreed to work under...

Sri Lanka to draft ETCA draft framework soon

Sri Lanka to draft ETCA draft framework soon

Ignoring protests of Sri Lanka’s professionals, business leaders and media personnel as well as the people with some understanding on...

Sri Lanka’s graphite industry undergoes modernization soon.

Sri Lanka’s graphite industry undergoes modernization soon.

The government will be soon modernizing Sri Lanka’s graphite industry with the aim of exporting value added graphite to earn...

Proposal for income tax on every citizen

Proposal for income tax on every citizen

There is a budget plan to introduce a new tax that every citizen will have to pay directly, reliable sources...

Why did Arjun meet Senasinghe before leaving country?

Why did Arjun meet Senasinghe before leaving country?

Before leaving the country, former Central Bank governor Arjun Mahendran had reportedly gone to the Kollupitiya home of state minister...

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Japanese Ambassador visits Matara, H'tota & Monaragala districts

Japanese Ambassador visits Matara, H'tota & Monaragala districts

Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka - Mr. Kenichi Suganuma, paid an official visit to Matara, Hambantota and Monaragala Districts for the first time since assuming duties in Sri Lanka...

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International Sports Fest next year

International Sports Fest next year

The Sports ministry is to hold an international sports workshop, exhibition and festival to develop the talents of athletes, reports say.

World News

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Iraqi troops enter Mosul

Iraqi troops enter Mosul

Iraqi troops have entered the city of Mosul and face heavy resistance from the so-called Islamic State (IS), reports the BBC's Ian Pannell embedded with special forces.

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ABBA reunites for digital entertainment project

ABBA reunites for digital entertainment project

All four original members of Abba are to reunite for a new digital entertainment project.

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Kurokis’ garden of love (pics)

Kurokis’ garden of love (pics)

It is often said that love conquers all. For the Kurokis’ it did indeed and their story continues to touch the hearts of millions around the globe.

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How the GOP's first female presidential campaign manager manages Donald Trump

How the GOP's first female presidential campaign manager manages Donald Trump

Morning at the Conway household is like mornings in most homes with children. It...

How Serena Williams Became The G.O.A.T.

How Serena Williams Became The G.O.A.T.

One of the greatest athletes of all time took a path to success that only she co...

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Sri’s company: Temples, tea and tusks in stunning Sri Lanka

Sri’s company: Temples, tea and tusks in stunning Sri Lanka

I felt like Don Draper in the final episode of “Mad Men,” getting my...

Kashmir under Modi slipping into chaos

Kashmir under Modi slipping into chaos

Over 101 civilians have died from police and military shooting and around 15,000...

Great Barrier Reef alive, but crisis remains

Great Barrier Reef alive, but crisis remains

Scientists have confirmed that media reports claiming that the Great Barrier Ree...

A closer look at the long-awaited microfinance Act

A closer look at the long-awaited microfinance Act

The UN Day for Eradication of Poverty is Observed Today, 17th October 2016, unde...