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President Sirisena is good statesman and patriot - GTF

President Sirisena is good statesman and patriot - GTF

Commenting on the Sri Lankan government’s decision to tone down the Victory Day celebrations, leader of the Global Tamil Forum (GTF), Father S.J.Emmanuel...
General election before local election - President

General election before local election - President

President Maithripala Sirisena has said that local government elections will be held after the General Election at a rally held in Payagala today. However...
Basil further remanded

Basil further remanded

Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa and three others have been further remanded till May 20 by Kaduwela magistrate. They were arrested...
Govt spends Rs 1.1 M a day to provide water to Uma Oya victims

Govt spends Rs 1.1 M a day to provide water to Uma Oya victims

The government spends Rs. 1.1 million a day to provide water to those who have been displaced and lost access to their water sources due to the Uma Oya...
Dilan has no dignity - Harin

Dilan has no dignity - Harin

Minister Dilan Perera has no right to call the current government or Prime Minister a 'pin' (got appointed due to sheer luck) government or Prime Minister...
Face to face

Face to face

President Maithripala Sirisena and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa are seen greeting each other prior to the discussion at the president’s office in...
Sri Lanka's Ceylon Petroleum Corporation record Rs. 1.7mn profit in 2014

Sri Lanka's Ceylon Petroleum Corporation record Rs. 1.7mn profit in 2014

Sri Lanka's state-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) reported a 1.7 million rupee profit in 2014 recording a turnaround from losses in 2013, the Central...
KERRY VOWS TO DEEPEN TIES WITH SRI LANKA AS IT MAKES REFORMS

KERRY VOWS TO DEEPEN TIES WITH SRI LANKA AS IT MAKES REFORMS

John Kerry made the first visit to Sri Lanka by a U.S. secretary of state in a decade on Saturday, championing the new government's fresh effort at democratic...
Sri Lanka government’s 100 day programme gets UN support

Sri Lanka government’s 100 day programme gets UN support

The visiting United Nation’s assistant secretary-general and United Nation Development Plan’s regional director Haoliang Xu, had said that the UN and UNDP...
Sri Lanka’s government threatens to dissolve parliament

Sri Lanka’s government threatens to dissolve parliament

Sri Lanka’s United National Party led government on Tuesday threatened to dissolve parliament immediately if the opposition defeats the 19th amendment...
CBK's son saves giant snake

CBK's son saves giant snake

Son of Former President Chandrika bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Vimukthi Kumaratunga's was among those who aided in the rescue of a five-foot long boa constrictor...
Sri Lanka, Pakistan sign nuclear agreement

Sri Lanka, Pakistan sign nuclear agreement

Sri Lanka and Pakistan signed six agreements including one on atomic energy Monday, the two countries’ leaders said, as the strategically important island...
Bank robber arrested

Bank robber arrested

Mirihana Special Crimes Division said that they arrested a person believed to have carried out two bank robberies.
India and Sri Lanka to fight ISI influence

India and Sri Lanka to fight ISI influence

Following a change in regime in Sri Lanka, India intelligence agencies will engage with their Sri Lankan counterparts to crack down on what they describe...
Security beefed up outside MS Dhoni's home

Security beefed up outside MS Dhoni's home

Security was beefed up at Indian skipper MS Dhoni's residence in Ranchi post the team's defeat in the semi-final match against Australia in ICC World Cup...
Sri Lanka Grants Amnesty to Over 41,000 Military Deserters

Sri Lanka Grants Amnesty to Over 41,000 Military Deserters

The new Sri Lankan government has granted amnesty to over 41,000 military deserters, including 17 officers, enabling them to receive their legal discharge...


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President Maithripala Sirisena and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa are seen greeting each other prior to the discussion at the president’s office in parliament this afternoon.

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FM meets Sushma Swaraj

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Mangala Samaraweera meeting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday in New Delhi. Read more...

New single launched for 2015 world cup

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The official single for 2015 world cup was launched at the CR & FC grounds this evening.  The CD containing the single was presented to the Sri Lanka Cricket Captain Angelo Mathews by the Dialog Axiata group CEO Dr. Hans Wijesuriya in the presence of the Sri Lanka cricket team and a few other officials. Read more...

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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Upcoming Thanuja

Upcoming Thanuja

Thanuja who is an upcoming model who has also shown considerable acting skills. Thanuja works as a freelance...


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Security beefed up outside MS Dhoni's home

Security beefed up outside MS Dhoni's home

Security was beefed up at Indian skipper MS Dhoni's residence in Ranchi post the team's defeat in the...
South Africa beat Sri Lanka in rain-shortened match

South Africa beat Sri Lanka in rain-shortened match

South Africa's Cricket World Cup warmup match against Sri Lanka was severely shortened by rain Monday but...
Not overawed by pressure, says Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga

Not overawed by pressure, says Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga

Sri Lanka's premier pacer Lasith Malinga claimed on Sunday that he wasn't overawed by the task of leading...
Sanath Jayasuriya Takes Blame for Sri Lanka's Defeats in India

Sanath Jayasuriya Takes Blame for Sri Lanka's Defeats in India

Jayasuriya, who is the Deputy Minister of Sports, was addressing the Parliament on the Sports Ministry's...
Rohit Sharma Innings: Sofia Hayat Bares All in  Nude Tribute to India Star

Rohit Sharma Innings: Sofia Hayat Bares All in Nude Tribute to India Star

Rohit Sharma's record-breaking one-day innings is already receiving a flood ofcelebrity tributes, with...

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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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President Rajapaksa launches "Beacon", the new sea food restaurant of Pigeon Island Beach Resort

President Rajapaksa launches "Beacon", the new sea food restaurant of Pigeon Island Beach Resort

One of the most elegant holiday resorts located besides one of the most elegant beaches in Sri Lanka, The Pigeon Island Beach...
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”...

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