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National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) Chairman Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, according to local media reports has decided to call off the planned Sathyagraha campaign after he was assured that the 19th Amendment will b

A march in support of the 19th Amendment and the Sathyagraha campaign by Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera  at the Ayurveda Junction in Rajagiriya began a short while ago. Several organizations such as Purawasi Balaya and Alu

Former President Rajapaksa in an interview with Al Jazeera said he was confident, that if he contested he would win at the next general elections. He went on to suggest that his election defeat was a conspiracy. Wa

In a bid to prevent infiltration of anti-national elements and smugglers from other countries, especially Sri Lanka, Coastal Marine Police today launched a special beach bike for patrolling between Pamban and Arichal Mun

Business

  PCH Holdings PLC last week appointed three new directors to the board: - Ajita Mahes Pasqual as Executive Chairman, Dr. Ali Gulamhusein as Executive Director and Dinesh Renganathan as Non-Executive Director.

    Sri Lanka’s Securities and Exchange Commission Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has identified the major legal changes and is in the process of fine tuning amendments to the SEC Act in order

Sri Lanka's under-fire Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran returned to work on Thursday after a long, 5-week absence following a scandal over a Treasury bond issue allegedly involving his son-in-law. “Yes, I am bac

(Reuters) - Sri Lanka's central bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has resumed his duties after a more than five-week voluntary leave of absence after being cleared by a panel investigating a controversial government bond au

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HelpAge Sri Lanka (HASL) has produced over 100,000 greeting cards for the forthcoming Vesak season. The proceeds will be utilized to perform free cataract surgeries and hold mobile medical camps for underprivileged senio

“A good Jaffna boy had to study hard, enter university, and become a doctor or an engineer. After that, get married around his mid-twenties and have two kids. I had no chance,” muses Bernard Sinniah in his book, ‘J

Tanya Ekanayaka launched a debut album of her own composition for solo piano, titled “Reinventions: Rhapsodies for Piano”, on March 30. The album contains seven tracks which have all been composed and performed by

Sports

Sri Lanka's batting great Kumar Sangakkara enjoyed his first experience of batting with Kevin Pietersen at English County side Surrey and said he wants England and Pietersen to settle matters which might help the English

Sanath Jayasuriya has tendered his resignation from the post of Chairman of Selectors for Sri Lanka Cricket, local media reported. In his resignation letter to Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake, Jayasuriya was quoted by

Dhaka (AFP) - International Cricket Council President Mustafa Kamal announced his resignation Wednesday, accusing colleagues within the game's global body of acting "unlawfully". "The main reason for my resignation i

World

A Google executive climbing Mount Everest died after he sustained a major head injury when his climbing team was caught in an avalanche caused by the powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal that killed scores of peopl

Survivors of Saturday's huge avalanche on Mount Everest have recounted the horrifying moments a wall of snow and ice bore down on their camp. Eighteen people are so far known to have died when the avalanche, triggered

(Reuters) - A year after hosting the soccer World Cup and a year before staging the Summer Olympics, Brazil is set to stage a new international event -- the Indigenous Peoples World Games. The inaugural games will be

World Features

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, April 22, 2015 (AFP) - A year after rival Palestinian nationalist movements Hamas and Fatah agreed to end their bitter divisions, the unity deal they signed appears to be on the brink

CAPE TOWN, April 22, 2015 (AFP) - In his royal leopardskin regalia, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini conjures up Hollywood images of his once-feared tribe and the legendary warrior-king Shaka, his direct ancestor. Zwelith

DUBAI, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - Wary of a rapprochement between Washington and arch-rival Iran, Saudi Arabia has taken matters into its own hands by leading an air war against Shiite rebels in Yemen, experts say. The Huth

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