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President Maithripala Sirisena thanked Turkey for the steps taken to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation. He said Turkish construction companies have partnered in several construction projects including a hous

A team of Commonwealth observers led by the former President of Malta, Dr George Abela, will be deployed to Sri Lanka for Parliamentary Elections scheduled for August 17, a statement from the Commonwealth said. The Co

Some eight kilograms of freshly harvested Cannabis (Ganja) was recovered from a safe house in Suriyawewa yesterday evening, police said. One suspect was arrested along with the Cannabis haul while the Suriyawewa Polic

At least 21 persons were injured after two private-owned passenger buses collided head-on at a location on the Colombo-Kandy Road earlier today the police said. The injured are currently being treated at the Watupitiw

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Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Tuesday granted approval to the government’s new action plan of paying back 41 per cent of the deposits of the Golden Key Company (GK) and thus terminated the 6-year old case, GK counsel

Colimbo Equities fell on Tuesday, snapping the four-day winning streak as profit taking halted the upward drive on the Colombo Bourse, analysts said.  In the opening hours, main index advanced to 7,345 mark but failed

Saying / advocating policies such as doubling Sri Lanka's exports and urging to curtail its imports (at the same time) is 'stupid', a top economist says. Associate Professor at Lee KuanYew School of Public Policy, Nat

The following are highlights of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's presentation at the 2-day annual Sri Lanka Economic Summit organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce which opened in Colombo on Tuesday at 9 am:

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For many younger voters, the upcoming election experience is to be a first. Casting one’s vote could be a daunting task in today’s political arena and the Kadirgamar Trust hope to allow first timers and undecided y

Festival Director Amrita Pieris steps up to the podium and with that the press conference announcing the Fairway Galle Literary Festival (FGLF) of 2016 is underway. Her speech is full of good news. Not only will FGLF be

What if air pollution data were as readily available as transit directions or weather forecasts? Google (GOOGL, Tech30) and a San Francisco-based startup called Aclima are trying to make that happen, CNN reported. Acli

Sports

Sri Lankan contingent at the Special Olympics 2015 brought honor and fame to the motherland by winning four gold, two silver and two bronze medals.   Sri Lanka fielded seven athletes who competed in athletics

President Maithripala Sirisena officially appointed the veteran cricketers Muttiah Muralitharan and TM Dilshan as the brand ambassadors of the National Kidney Fund which was established in line with the sustainable progr

Sebastianites Cricket Club beat Negombo Cricket Club by 52 runs to win the Sri Lanka Cricket Sara Trophy Championship at Moors ground in Brabrooke Place on Sunday (2).   Sebastianites, led by Pubudu Ranaweera,

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KALAY, Myanmar, Aug 3, 2015 (AFP) - Rescue workers in Myanmar raced on Monday to help tens of thousands of people in remote areas enduring roof-top high floods, as the death toll climbed to at least 46. Relentless mons

TOKYO, Aug 3, 2015 (AFP) - Tokyo on Monday described claims that Washington spied on Japanese politicians and major firms as “deeply regrettable”, in its first official response to revelations from whistleblower gro

HARARE, Aug 3, 2015 (AFP) - Another US trophy hunter is suspected of killing a lion in Zimbabwe without a permit, authorities in Harare said Sunday, days after the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist caused

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3, 2015 (AFP) - Beijing faces pressure over its island-building in the South China Sea during high-level Asian security meetings this week that will include the top US and Chinese diplomats. China is

KATHMANDU, Aug 3, 2015 (AFP) - Nepal's proposed new constitution has sparked fury from women who say their citizenship, property and other rights are being curtailed by the document designed to draw a line under centuri

London (AFP) - The world of showbiz was in mourning Sunday for Cilla Black after the death at 72 of the 1960s pop star, who was championed by The Beatles and later became one of Britain's best-loved television presenters

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