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The inaugural sessions of the Defence Seminar - 2015, themed on 'National Security in the Context of Emerging Global Threats' kicked off this  morning at Colombo Galadari Hotel, amidst a packed audience of scholars, in

Mr.Karu Jayasuriya, a successful entrepreneur turned politician on Tuesday was unanimously elected as the Speaker.   In 1996 he was appointed as a chairman of the UNP by the party leader Ranil Wikramasinghe an

The next session of 8th Parliament will be meeting will be on September 3 at at 9.30am. The parliament was adjourned after after President Maithripala Sirisena made his government's Policy statement.

The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) today passed a resolution unanimously calling upon the international community to set up an international tribunal to investigate alleged human rights violations and crimes against h

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Colombo equities on Monday started the weekly activities in bullish sentiment for the third consecutive session despite foreign selling as the bargain hunters dominated the market activities, analysts said. The All Shar

The Colombo equities closed the week on a positive note on Friday, with the indices rallying up but lacked stronger turnover and volume, analysts said. Institutional, high net worth and retailers were active in tradin

The Colombo stocks stretched gains for the second straight day on Thursday despite the overseas investors continuing to stand on the selling side, analysts said. The All share index closed at 7,273.14, up by 33.04 index

The Colombo equities reflected mixed investor sentiment by early noon on Wednesday with the benchmark Index gaining 0.59 per cent to stand at 7,274.26. The Blue chip Index, S&P was down by 0.34 per cent by 1 pm w

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Fans of Country and Western and Folk music have much to look forward to this October, as South Asia’s longest running concert for children Country Roads will be held once again, for the 27th year. Excitingly, this year

American horror film director Wes Craven, creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, has died aged 76, foreign media reported. US media reported that Craven died at his Los Angeles home on Sunday from brain cance

Designer retail store Zudhora opened its doors last week at Reid Avenue, Colombo 07 (next to Lakpahana). Alongside international labels the store will retail selected pieces from collections created by Sri Lankan designe

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COLOMBO, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - Three Sri Lankan players and one Indian have been charged for misconduct during the ongoing third Test, with details to be revealed after the match, the International Cricket Council said

TOKYO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Organisers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were poised to withdraw the official logo announced for the Games just a month ago after its designer admitted to copying presentation materials from the

CAPE TOWN, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Australia and England might have the Ashes but India and South Africa have evoked the memory of two iconic historical figures to name future cricket series between the two countries. &nb

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BEIJING, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - China's President Xi Jinping on Tuesday welcomed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir -- who has been indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court -- as an “old friend of the

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - The organisers of a massive weekend demonstration demanding the Malaysian prime minister's removal over corruption allegations said Tuesday they had been summoned by police, after the

TBILISI, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Monday fired his foreign minister and replaced her with the economy minister in a surprise move that fuelled concerns about government transpa

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DUBLIN, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - The killing of a former Irish Republican Army (IRA) militant has revived fears that the notorious paramilitary group is still operating in secret and has shaken Northern Ireland's fragile po

WELLINGTON, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - New Zealanders were presented with four options for a new flag on Tuesday, three of them depicting a silver fern leaf similar to that used on the All Blacks rugby jersey.   The

BEIJING, Aug 31, 2015 (AFP) - China's air force has called monkeys and falcons into service to ensure safe skies for a huge military parade this week to mark Japan's defeat in World War II, reports said.   Almo

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