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Heavy wet weather is predicted in several areas in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central Provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts over the next 24 hours, officials with the Department of Meteorology said. They

A 28-year-old youth was shot and killed inside his home shortly after dusk yesterday at a location in Ingiriya, police said. The bloodied corpse was discovered by the victim’s father who had returned home after atte

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday  said that the country had achieved a great victory at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as the international community expressed high appreciation of the steps tak

An infant died in a freak drowning after the victim tripped and fell into a domestic fish tank inside a private residence at Panawella, Kahawatta yesterday police said. The child who was not named was aged one year an


  The maximum limit of the facility for Sri Lankan vehicle leasing will be increased to 90 per cent from 70 per cent with effect from Monday October 5, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake announced at a media conferen

The Sri Lankan Government on Friday offered an amnesty to Sri Lankans holding ‘secret numbered’ accounts totaling $10-15 billion in Swiss banks saying they could bring their money back with no questions asked and no

  Falck, the world’s largest ambulance service, said this week it was pulling out of Sri Lanka this month – just two years after its entry – stymied by the new Indian Government-backed free ambulance servic

The Colombo equities started the month of October on Thursday on gains, spurring fresh hopes for the capital market after last month's bloodbath, analysts said. On a healthy daily turnover of Rs, 1.4 billi


“Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo.” Yes, the stage is set for the “Bard of Avon” to enthrall again. The Drama Club of Colombo International School, under the direction of Vinodh Senadeera, takes you b

Australian Master Chef co-host and food writer, restaurant critique Matt Preston is in Sri Lanka at the moment and has been sharing moments of his tour of the island on twitter and Instagram. From savouring the hoppe

The award ceremony for the Esmond Wickremesinghe Award for Media Freedom 2015 took place at the BMICH on Tuesday rcently under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The award was given to Udayan Publ


Richmond College allrounder Charith Asalanka has been named skipper of the Sri Lanka Under-19s for the first and second 3-day matches against the visiting Pakistan Under-19s.   Ananda College allrounder Sammu

The annual Doctors’ 6-a-side Softball Cricket Tournament 2015 will be held at the University Ground in Colombo on October 25.   The tournament, organised by the Sri Lanka Medical Association will be open for

S. Thomas' College Mount Lavinia regained the Milo National School Games Boy’s Tennis Shield defeating St. Peter's College Colombo in the final.   Incidentally this year's final was a repeat of the past 2 fi


SYDNEY, Oct 3, 2015 (AFP) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Saturday that an attack in Sydney in which a 15-year-old gunman shot dead a civilian police employee appeared to have been an act of terrorism.

JAKARTA, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Indonesian authorities on Saturday resumed searching for an Aviastar airline Twin Otter turboprop aircraft with 10 people on board that went missing on Friday during a flight on Sulawesi islan

SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala, Oct 3, 2015 (AFP) - At least 30 people were dead and several hundred missing Friday a day after a landslide smashed through a village on the outskirts of the Guatemalan capital, officia

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WELLINGTON, Sept 29, 2015 (AFP) - New Zealand has unveiled plans to create a South Pacific marine sanctuary the size of France, saying it would protect one of the world's most pristine ocean environments.   Pri

NEW DELHI, Sept 30, 2015 (AFP) - The Taj Mahal will need nine years of mud packs to remove yellow stains from its white marble walls caused by air pollution, the Times of India reported on Wednesday.   Archaeol

BERLIN, Sept 30, 2015 (AFP) - A food queue fight in an overcrowded German refugee centre this week escalated into a mass brawl pitting 70 Pakistanis against 300 Albanians, fighting with fists, sticks and pepper spray.

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