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Owing to a schedule change President Maithripala Sirisena was unable to attend the funeral of his brother, Priyantha Sirisena, local media reported. Spokesman of the President's Media Unit was quoted by local media a

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa speaking at Narahenpita yesterday  said he could not agree with certain inclusions of the 19th Amendment which was presented to Parliament. "It is not good to seek advice from the

Central Provincial Council Chairman and Hewaheta SLFP Chief Organiser Mahinda Abeykoon was sentenced to two and a half years' rigorous imprisonment by Kandy High Court yesterday Judge Menaka Wijesundara. He was found

The Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) is currently recording a statement from former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal with regard to the  controversial hedging deal, police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gun

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Cinnamon Lakeside will be closed partially (for about seven months) resulting in at least 40 per cent of the rooms unavailable while work is carried out on its pergolas for emergency health and safety repairs, Cinnamon H

The week started on a slow note for the Colombo bourse on Monday with both indices losing value by midday with analysts saying this is a one month low. By 12 noon, the benchmark ASPI was down 0.48 per cent to stand at

The new Sri Lankan Government’s 100-day programme is unlikely to be met within the prescribed period, a respected Government politician said on Monday. Deputy Investment and Highways Minister Eran Wickramaratne told

  Three well-known Sri Lankan good governance activists on Friday filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court urging an independent investigation into the controversial Central Bank Treasury bond is

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With an influx of Cinderellas running around Hollywood lately, the British School of Colombo couldn’t have timed their production of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s ‘The Ash Girl’ more perfectly. Directed by Angelo Pere

International Women’s Day fell on March 8, and to honour women under the theme ‘Connecting Women. Inspiring Change. Making Progress’, will be an original play, sponsored by Citi bank on March 24 at the Cinnamon Gra

For certain, it would be hard to find a woman who is not captivated by exquisite, handmade lace and intricate hand embroidery. These beautiful techniques captured by Andrea Boekel in a range of home items such as table l

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Mired in controversies owing to allegations of corruption, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is to be run by an interim committee, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was quoted as saying to media today. The new interim commi

(AFP) Australia lauded its World Cup winning team Monday for a "fairytale" victory on home soil over New Zealand, with praise heaped on retiring one-day captain Michael Clarke after a dream farewell. Clarke hit 74 as

(AFP) Colombo: Sri Lankan cricketing authorities blamed a lack of fitness and the poor form of the side`s top order batsmen for failing to progress beyond the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

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KUWAIT CITY, March 31, 2015 (AFP) - A major UN donors' conference that aims to raise billions of dollars for Syria opens Tuesday in Kuwait with experts warning of a “humanitarian catastrophe” unfolding in the war-to

YANGON, March 31 (Reuters) - Myanmar's government and 16 ethnic armed groups agreed on Monday on the draft of a nationwide ceasefire that if ratified and respected would mark significant progress toward ending over 65 y

TAIPEI, March 31 (Reuters) - Only one of 53 pilots at TransAsia Airways Corp failed a second-round proficiency test held in the wake of a crash last month which killed 43 people, Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administratio

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CAIRO, March 31, 2015 (AFP) - The agreement at a weekend Arab summit to establish a joint military force has raised serious doubts about prospects of such a force becoming a reality on the ground, experts say. Egyptian

HONG KONG, March 31, 2015 (AFP) - It is a crime that shocked Hong Kong -- two young Indonesian women found dead in the upmarket apartment of a British banker, the decaying body of one of them stuffed into a suitcase. I

GANYIEL, South Sudan, March 25, 2015 (AFP) - Tepisha Nyakwach, aged 33 and a mother of 5, has an idea on how to end South Sudan's seemingly intractable civil war: let the country's 2 main rivals fight it out 1-on-1. A

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