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DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh security forces have arrested 12 suspected militants, including the chief of the al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), which claimed responsibility for two killings this year of bloggers cr

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya will meet representatives of political parties today at the Elections Secretariat in Rajagiriya today. The Commissioner met with District Secretaries, Returning Officers and A

Election Monitoring body, Campaign for Free and Fair elections (CaFFE) has called leading political parties to ensure that alleged rapists and criminals aren’t given nominations for the General Election. In a media

Fishermen in Rameswaran  stayed away from work on Wednesday and observed a day’s fast, demanding the release of 14 fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on June 2 and a compensation for 19 boats, impounded by the

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  Sri Lanka’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly not renewed the license of Lanka Rating Agency (LRA), one of three credit rating agencies operating in the country, after suspending its lic

      A strong group comprising employers, business chambers and professionals emerged on Wednesday saying it was strongly backing the March 12th declaration by polls monicampaigntor PAFFREL and t

  Southlake, Texas – US-based Sabre Corporation announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Roshan Mendis as senior vice president for Sabre Travel Network, Asia Pacific, following the completion of its acquis

Colombo bourse lost ground on Tuesday despite the mild gains yesterday on another  lackluster trading session as most of the investors continued to remain on the  sidelines, assessing the current political developments

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For over two decades they have sung to the Jellicle moon, leapt across the African savannah with gazelle like grace, trekked across the Alps, danced the Charleston at Herod’s Palace and more recently retold the story o

The Volkswagen Beetle Owners Club  made arrangements to celebrate ‘World Volkswagen Day’ on  June 21 in remembrance of this unique motoring marvel that made motoring a way of life with over 21 million examples that

Vihanga Perera is a study in contrasts. On the internet and in the media, he is a forceful voice and a happy dissenter of mainstream opinion. As a published author he is confrontational and prone to writing well received

Sports

The annual Championship Meet for clubs of the Lanka Lions Sports Club will be held at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Diyagama on July 4 and 5 commencing at 7.30am each day.   According the organisers closer

A combined cricket team representing the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) schools has come down to Sri Lanka to engage in a 12-day tour to play six one day matches and a Twenty20 tournament.   This tour part of a la

Nethmi Waduge defeated Amritha Muttiah by two sets to nil to win the Women’s Single final of the 100th Colombo Tennis Championship held at the Sri Lanka Tennis Courts in Colombo.   Waduge beat Muttiah by 6/2

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(REUTERS) Islamic State insurgents attacked several military checkpoints in Egypt’s North Sinai yesterday in a co-ordinated assault that killed more than 100 people – one of the biggest militant strikes in Egypt’s

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh security forces have arrested 12 suspected militants, including the chief of the al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), which claimed responsibility for two killings this year of bloggers cr

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian authorities have arrested 12 people they suspect are linked to the deadly Sousse beach hotel attack on foreign tourists, and are hunting for two men who trained in a Libyan jihadist camp with t

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(REUTERS) The World Bank on Wednesday censured China for the state's extensive interference in the financial system, saying it could stoke potential instability unless Beijing undertakes urgent reforms to eliminate disto

DOHA, June 30, 2015 (AFP) - Despite claims of its imminent demise, Qatar's controversial “kafala” sponsorship system -- which critics say is a direct cause of misery and abuse for many foreign workers -- clings stub

KUWAIT, June 29 (Reuters) - By sending a Saudi Arabian suicide bomber to Kuwait and recruiting local members of a Stateless underclass to help him attack a Shi'ite Muslim mosque, an Islamic State (IS) cell struck at the

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