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Independent polls monitors have recorded 500-plus election –related complaints with the police adding that 27 persons have also been arrested in this connection. Officials with the independent polls monitoring group

For the second time  this month, the customs Biodiversity Protection Unit has seized a consignment of live tortoises attempted to be smuggled out to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia through Katunayake International Air Port yes

Police are probing the display of a distorted national flag spotted at an election propaganda rally of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in Yatinuwara-Kurunegala on Monday. Former President Mahinda Rajapak

The body of a female was found in a travelling bag at the Bastian Mawatha private bus terminal in Pettah earlier this morning police said. The Police added that the body was discovered at the Anuradhapura bus que toda


Colombo equities on Tuesday brushed off losses made on Monday as blue chips helped lead the market higher, analysts said. The main All Share Index recouped and touched a high of 7,275.45 before settling at 7,261.07 with

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


The annual Journalism Awards for Excellence Programme jointly organized by the Editors' Guild of Sri Lanka (TEGOSL) and the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) was held last evening at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. This year

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


Sri Lanka and Tamil Union left-arm paceman Chanaka Welagedara has decided to leave his native country and migrate to Australia for greener pastures in cricket reports say.   Welagedara, 34, who has played 21 T

Isipathana College, who became runners-up in the Schools League and Knockout tournaments, beat Agoal Rugby Academy 26-10 to win the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union Under-20 Rugby 7s Tournament held at the Racecourse groun

Holy Family Convent Kurunegala won the overall championship, for the eighth year running, at the 24th All-Island Schools Netball Tournament held at Bernard Aluwihare Stadium in Matale on Sunday (19).   HFC bea


LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) - A migrant died trying to cross to Britain from France early on Wednesday, French police said, adding to a number of recent deaths in the Channel Tunnel as British ministers and security chiefs

SYDNEY, July 29, 2015 (AFP) - Australian police Wednesday charged a man with four counts of murder over a series of shootings and bombings targeting family court judges three decades ago that shocked the nation. The ma

CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 28 (Reuters) - The father of the Colorado movie massacre gunman pleaded on Tuesday for his son's life, showing the jury photos of family vacations when he said James Holmes was “a really excell

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LONDON, July 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About 2 weeks into last year's conflict in Gaza, Palestinian photographer Jehad Saftawi began to tire of venturing into the city every day to take images of the wreckage.

OSH, Kyrgyzstan, July 28 (Reuters) - Authorities in Central Asia's former Soviet “stans” are taking draconian measures to stamp out militant Islam, but their harsh methods and the absence of democratic politics risk

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


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

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