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The U.S. Navy recently concluded a two-week training session in Trincomalee to equip and support Sri Lanka’s underwater demining efforts. Working with scan sonars and robots donated by the U.S. Navy, the Sri Lankan Nav

General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagodaaththe Gnanasara thero surrendered to Fort Magistrate's court a short while ago after a arrest warrant issued yesterday by the court to arrest him. The Colombo Fort

The Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday arrested 24 Indian fishermen and seized four boats near Gulf of Mannar. The Indian National Fish workers Forum (NFF) had earlier appealed to Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Sw

The third Indo-Lanka Joint Training Exercise ‘Mitra Shakti’ focusing on counter- terrorism and insurgency operations culminated in India. The 14-day joint training included understanding of transnational terrorism


  Tourism Minister John Amaratunga on Monday called for the resignation of the heads and boards of Sri Lanka Tourism. They are Chairmen of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority Paddy Withana, Sri Lanka T

  LAUGFS Gas PLC, said to be one of the most aggressively growing Sri Lankan energy company, has acquired one of the largest LPG downstream companies in Bangladesh, the local firm’s first overseas acquisition. L

Janashakthi Insurance Plc has bought global giant AIA’s general business in Sri Lanka in a deal that will be announced later in the day by both parties, officials said on Friday.   In his annual statement la

        Patrick Amarasinghe, considered the ‘Godfather of Entrepreneurship” in Sri Lanka, passed away on Thursday evening after a brief illness. The funeral will be held tomorrow Satur


Next week the Wendy Whatmore Academy of Speech and Drama will commemorate the 75th jubilee of the school with a very special production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’, directed by Ruvin De Silva. Alice’s stumble thr

The radiant, young Thilini Amarasooriya was crowned the Siyatha-Facia Miss World Sri Lanka 2015 at a glittering final pageant held at Grand Ballroom Colombo Hilton recently . Jayathi De Silva was adjudged the First R

Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) recently presented the fourth edition of the HSBC CFW Resort hosted by Jetwing Hotels; as leading Sri Lankan and international designers showcase their latest resortwear collections on the runw


Young prodigy Udaya Ranasinghe and Harshani Devmilla won the Boy’s and Girls’ championships respectively at the All-Island Junior Table Tennis Tournament held at the Kegalu Vidyalaya Indoor Stadium.   Uday

International cricket legend and UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador Sachin Tendulkar together with Sri Lanka’s own Cricketing hero Muttiah Muralitharan will unite to promote sanitation and hygiene in Sri Lanka.

The International Cricket Council has launched a probe into a top Sri Lankan official suspected of involvement in match-fixing, the sport's local governing body said Sunday. Jayananda Warnaweera, curator of the Galle


ZAMBOANGA, Philippines, Oct 13, 2015 (AFP) - Philippine authorities insisted Tuesday a Malaysian Airlines jet that went missing last year had not crashed onto a remote Filipino island, after a man's claims that wreckage

NEW DELHI, Oct 13, 2015 (AFP) - Indian police said Tuesday they have arrested the main suspect in a horrific attack on a 4-year-old girl who was raped and slashed with a blade before being abandoned by a railway track.

SYDNEY, Oct 13, 2015 (AFP) - Australia on Tuesday outlined plans to tighten counter-terrorism laws further, including restricting the movements of suspects as young as 14 in the wake of a deadly attack by a teenager thi

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MIAMI, Oct 9, 2015 (AFP) - NASA has outlined the many challenges that remain before humans can set foot on Mars, calling the problems “solvable” but setting no firm date for an astronaut mission to the Red Planet.

NEW DELHI, Oct 6, 2015 (AFP) - A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a “walking” fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the ecologically fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conserva

LONDON, Oct 7, 2015 (AFP) - Pakistani activist Liaquat Ali Hazara had his application for asylum in Britain turned down 2 years ago. He has been stuck in limbo since, afraid of being killed by the Taliban if he is sent

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