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The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) released its election manifesto in Colombo, today at the Henry Pedris Ground in Colombo. Themed as ‘Assurance for Future’ the election manifesto describes how the UPFA

A group of leaders of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) presented the Front’s election manifesto to President Maithripala Sirisena, the President of the UPFA at his official residence today, President media

A man found guilty of the stabbing murder of a fellow Sri Lankan refugee in Adelaide's north has been jailed for at least 20 years, ABC News reported. Ketheshwaran Sivaperuman, 35, bled to death after being stabbed once

The China Harbour Construction Company (CHCC) has got a Sri Lankan government contract to do a feasibility study on building a naval dockyard at Hambantota in the south of the island, according to the respectable Lankan


The Colombo bourse opened high on Tuesday on gains after yesterday's profit taking and was firmer by early noon, analysts said. The benchmark All Share Price index advanced 0.38 per cent to stand at 7,274.47 by 1 pm w

(AFP)Cyber security firm Zimperium has warned of a flaw in the world's most popular smartphone Android operating system that lets hackers take control with a text message. "Attackers only need your mobile number, using

Thilak Karunaratne, Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) urged capital market stakeholders to not forget the bitter lessons learnt during 2010- 2012 share market crisis. Speaking at the Certificate and D

Bullish sentiments from domestic investors drove Colombo's market indices to early gains on Thursday, analysts said. The All share Price Index advanced sharply by 23 index points or 0.31 per cent to stand at 7,222.26 by


Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Jean –Marin Schuh, hosted  an elegant evening for France’s National Day at the Galle Face Hotel on July 14 with the Ballroom packed with guests both from the diplo

The annual “Royal College Class of 69” Sing Along with Rukshan Perera backed by Sohan & the Experiments will be held on August 2, at 7 p.m., at the Galadari Hotel Main Ballroom. This is their 4th sing along with

(REUTERS)Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston, died on Sunday at the age of 22, some six months after suffering irreversible brain damage in an incident at her suburban Atlanta home, her fa


Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) issuing a press release officially named locations where cricket fans could purchase tickets for international matches.   “Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that tickets for all in

The Ministry of Sports of Sri Lanka reacted by showing its displeasure on the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for suspending Sri Lanka Badminton Association (SLBA) on Friday (24).   The Ministry of Sports sta

Colombo FC and Blue Star SC will clash in the opener of the Dialog Champions League (DCL) football tournament, which includes 140 games, at the Racecourse ground in Torrington today (25) evening.   This year


Undeterred by the criticism from Net neutrality activists in India, social networking giant Facebook today said it will expand its Internet.org programme to offer free basic Internet services to the unconnected, the Pres

(AFP) Egypt ranks fourth among countries most sued by investors, according to data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The data, released in a report on state-investors' disputes by t

(REUTERS) Barack Obama came to Africa partially to connect with the continent of his forefathers. On Monday, he met an ancestor of an altogether different kind: "Lucy," the 3.2 million-year-old partial skeleton of a h

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LONDON, July 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Inadequate shelter, school closures and a lack of safe water and sanitation are the 3 biggest concerns of Nepali children affected by 2 huge earthquakes, said a major surv

KATHMANDU, July 25, 2015 (AFP) - As dark clouds loomed overhead, Rabi Baral hurriedly secured his tent to the ground at a camp for victims of Nepal's earthquake, 3 months after the disaster upended his life. The 7.8-m

LAGOS, July 22, 2015 (AFP) - Its name is synonomous with the declaration of independence and updates on the brutal conflict that followed, but nearly 50 years after Nigeria's civil war, Radio Biafra is again making head


Has President Maithripala Sirisena’s message to the nation helped him clear his name?

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