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Sri Lanka court gives death to five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu in drug smuggling case

Sri Lanka court gives death to five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu in drug smuggling case

Sri Lankan court on Thursday gave capital punishment to five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu in alleged drugs smuggling case. The fishermen were arrested...
UN humanitarian wing on standby to support Sri Lanka after landslides

UN humanitarian wing on standby to support Sri Lanka after landslides

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) stands ready to support Sri Lanka after heavy rains have caused deadly landslides...
WHO assist landslide victims

WHO assist landslide victims

The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided assistance for those affected by the recent landslides is Koslanda, Dr. Hemantha Herath, Director of Disaster...
DIG in charge of discipline kicked out

DIG in charge of discipline kicked out

DIG in charge of discipline Gamini Dissanayake has been removed from the position. This decision was taken by Secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order...
200 000 paralytic patients

200 000 paralytic patients

One percent of those living in and around Colombo city have become paralytics and the time has come for the government to determine the reason why, Minister...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa visits landslide affected area

President Mahinda Rajapaksa visits landslide affected area

President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at landslide affected Miriyabedda area in Haldummulla a short while ago (October 30). President visits the landslide...
Health Ministry dispatches 50 doctors to Koslanda

Health Ministry dispatches 50 doctors to Koslanda

The Ministry of Health sent 50 doctors and other health professionals  from Badulla, Diyatalawa, Koslanda and Moneragala hospitals and to assist those...
Over 300  missing and 10 dead in Haldummulla landslide

Over 300 missing and 10 dead in Haldummulla landslide

Over 300 persons have gone missing following a landslide in Kaslanda, Haldummulla, Badulla. The rescue workers have recovered 10 bodies already. Disaster...
Antares rocket explodes at Nasa base seconds after launch

Antares rocket explodes at Nasa base seconds after launch

The company behind a resupply mission to the International Space Station that ended in a spectacular explosion over a Virginia launchpad has defended the...
Bad news for people who used Cristal and K-Choice  mineral water bottles

Bad news for people who used Cristal and K-Choice mineral water bottles

Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) banned the sale of mineral water bottles sold under the brand names of Cristal and K-Choice after discovering that there...
Landslide in Haldummulla - Dozens missing

Landslide in Haldummulla - Dozens missing

A landslide has buried a number of estate houses in Haldummulla, Badulla this morning. Disaster Management Center (DMC) said that two bodies have been...
Mahinda Rajapaksa is the only 'real man' contesting - BBS

Mahinda Rajapaksa is the only 'real man' contesting - BBS

Apart from President Rajapaksa there is no other presidential candidate who qualifies as a 'real man' with a moustache, General Secretary of Bodu Bala...
Sexual bribes taken from Sri Lankan women's cricket team?

Sexual bribes taken from Sri Lankan women's cricket team?

It has been alleged that players need to provide sexual favours to be selected to the Sri Lankan women's cricket team. However CEO of SRi Lanka Cricket...
‘Most Tamil refugees want to remain in India’

‘Most Tamil refugees want to remain in India’

A survey by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, among the one-lakh-odd Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India has found that 67 per cent...
Saudi Arabia: Lawyers jailed for judiciary criticism

Saudi Arabia: Lawyers jailed for judiciary criticism

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced three lawyers to between five and eight years in prison for criticising the justice system on Twitter. The Saudi...
South African football captain and new father Senzo Meyiwa is shot dead

South African football captain and new father Senzo Meyiwa is shot dead

South Africa football captain Senzo Meyiwa has been shot dead in Johannesburg only hours after playing a match, police have said in a statement.The 27-year-old...
Lankan Navy Chief allays India's fears on China, says his nation will not compromise on India's security

Lankan Navy Chief allays India's fears on China, says his nation will not compromise on India's security

Sri Lanka's Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera on Monday allayed India's fears on increasing Chinese military presence in the island nation,...
Tests to be done in England to determine 'space debris'

Tests to be done in England to determine 'space debris'

A group of researchers from Cardiff University, England, under Prof Chandra Wickramasinghe, has commenced investigations about space objects, resembling...


Defence Secretary at Manning Market

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the Manning Market yesterday (15.) The Urban Development Authority (UDA) under Rajapaksa is to modernize the area in the future.

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Japan PM meets MR


President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe held bilateral discussions yesterday (Sep. 7) at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.

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Namal trying to re-energize SLFP youth

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A meeting to energize the SLFP youth wing in Hiniduma was held on July 8 under the leadership of Hambantota district MP Namal Rajapaksa. MPs Piyasena Gamage, Shehan Semasinghe, Udith Lokubandara, Manusha Nanayakkara and provincial councilors Randima Gamage and Kanchana Wijesekara also participated. Read more...

Against racism - Movement of Equal Rights distribute leaflets

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Movement of Equal Rights organized a leaflet distributing campaign and a banner signing campaign against racism and communal-ism on 3rd July in front of the Fort Railway Station. Pl find the attachments for images of the event. Read more...

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Street Fighter Assassins Fist 2014

Street Fighter Assassins Fist 2014

Stylish Marketer 2014, the annual fashion show of the University of Kelaniya was held recently. A number...


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Sexual bribes taken from Sri Lankan women's cricket team?

Sexual bribes taken from Sri Lankan women's cricket team?

It has been alleged that players need to provide sexual favours to be selected to the Sri Lankan women's...
Sri Lanka Name Squad For T20s

Sri Lanka Name Squad For T20s

Sri Lanka have named a 14-strong women's squad for the three-match Twentyy20 International series against...
India suspend all tours with West Indies and will take legal action

India suspend all tours with West Indies and will take legal action

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced that all bilateral tours with the West Indies...
Roshan Mahanama is Fourth Match Referee to Officiate in 200 ODIs

Roshan Mahanama is Fourth Match Referee to Officiate in 200 ODIs

A former captain and member of the Sri Lanka squad that won the 1996 ICC Cricket World Cup, Mahanama...
Asian Games: Two Sri Lankan athletes missing in South Korea

Asian Games: Two Sri Lankan athletes missing in South Korea

Two Sri Lankan sportsmen were missing from their Asian Games village and believed to have run away looking...

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UPFA still perplexed about Wimal abstaining from the May Day rally

UPFA still perplexed about Wimal abstaining from the May Day rally

National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa did not attend the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) May Day rally, which surprised many. NFF, a constituent party of the UPFA, has always attended...
Namal goes fishing

Namal goes fishing

MP Namal Rajapaksa's birthday was on April 10. He was in Carlton house where a pirith ceremony was also held to mark his birthday. A large number of young MPs were with him for the birthday celebrations....

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BBDO crowned Network of the Year at Spikes 2014

BBDO crowned Network of the Year at Spikes 2014

BBDO Worldwide was crowned Agency Network of the Year at this year’s Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity. The Spikes Asia...
Revolutionary “Samagi Yathaartha” insurance plan from Co-operative Insurance

Revolutionary “Samagi Yathaartha” insurance plan from Co-operative Insurance

Co-operative Insurance Company Limited, the third largest network in Sri Lanka, launched a new insurance plan “Samagi Yathaartha”...
Selfie Your Way into the Biggest Blast of the Year by AXE

Selfie Your Way into the Biggest Blast of the Year by AXE

Having thrown one of the hottest parties of 2013 with the AXE Provoke Fallen Angels night, AXE is all set to outdo itself...

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