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JVP Leader and Colombo District MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake's name has been proposed for the post of Chief Opposition Whip. However, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is yet to officially make any announcement on the matter.

Newly appointed Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan has opposed the move to increase the Cabinet, he said this in Parliament adding that it was against the principles of good governance. Addressing  Parliament after be

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Former MP Duminda Silva along with seven others have been summoned to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry this morning. Secretary of the Commission of Inquiry, Lacil

TNA Leader R Sampanthan was appointed  as the Opposition Leader this morning. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament that the UPFA had not sent in any nominee for the post. Chandani Kirinde

Business

The Colombo equities struggled further with dull trade on Thursday, amidst global market volatility and Chinese market slumping further, analysts said. The All Share Index was marginally up by 0.07 per cent to end at

The Colombo bourse extended losses for the third consecutive session on Wednesday as foreign investors resumed selling amid concerns over bleak outlook in emerging markets, analysts said. The inaugural sitting of the 8t

  A Sri Lankan firm in collaboration with a Malaysian company will soon embark on a pre-stressed spun concrete pole project to replace old wooden poles being used as power line support in rural areas, Ceylon Elec

The LankaPay national payment network operator, LankaClear (Private) Ltd, crossed the Rs.500 million mark to record a revenue of Rs.518 million FY2104/15, up 12 per cent compared to the previous year, a media release iss

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For those of you who are kite enthusiasts who have been eagerly awaiting that annual gathering of the kite lovers, here is good news! Nil Ahasey Wasanthaya- the kite festival and competition organized by the Kite Sri

Los Angeles (AFP) - Dinosaurs, superheroes and rappers have boosted box office receipts in the United States and worldwide, setting 2015 on course to be the biggest grossing year in movie history. "It's not a record s

In keeping with the 149th Police Day celebrations the photography unit of the Police Department organised a photo exhibition called "Police Netha" which was launched yesterday at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery in Colombo.

Sports

NEW YORK, Sept 3, 2015 (AFP) - Five-time champion Roger Federer and 2012 winner Andy Murray head the US Open line-up on Thursday while 2001 champion Lleyton Hewitt could play his final match at the tournament.  

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) released the names of a squad that consist 26 players for the upcoming Pakistan’s Youth tour of Sri Lanka.   Sri Lanka will host Pakistan in a series that includes two Youth Tests and

Sri Lanka Cricket announced a squad of 20 players under the captaincy of Shashikala Siriwardene for Sri Lanka Women’s tour of New Zealand to be held from October 27 to November 23.   Sri Lanka Women’s squa

World

ANKARA, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Germany is expecting 800,000 asylum seekers this year, four times higher than in 2014, the German Labour and Social Affairs Minister said on Thursday.   “As one of the world's riche

KATHMANDU, Sept 3, 2015 (AFP) - The United Nations called Thursday for dialogue and an end to violence in Nepal following clashes between security forces and protesters opposed to a proposed new constitution that have l

MOSCOW, Sept 3, 2015 (AFP) - One of Moscow's main international airports was briefly evacuated Thursday morning, and around 50 flights delayed, after a fire broke out in the baggage handling area.   The fire at

World Features

BONN, Sept 2, 2015 (AFP) - There are about three trillion trees on Earth, roughly 422 for every person and eight times more than previously estimated, researchers said Wednesday, admitting surprise.    

SYDNEY, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Around 40 kilograms (88 lb) of wool has been sheared from a sheep found near Australia's capital, the RSPCA said on Thursday, making him unofficially the world's woolliest.   The anim

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - Google on Tuesday refreshed its logo to better suit mobile devices that are supplanting desktop computers when it comes to modern Internet lifestyles.   Google's logo keeps i

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