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Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army General Dalbir Singh PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC,  arrives in Sri Lanka today, together with a five-member delegation at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, Lt. Gen. C

The Government is finalising the list of those who are to be sent to head Sri Lanka missions abroad to fill the vacancies created by the en masse recall in March of those political appointees of the previous regime. A

The  Magistrate’s Court has permitted Police to seek Interpol assistance to arrest Sepala Rathnayaka, former Minister (Consular and Immigration) of the High Commission to the UK, in connection with a child abuse case

Leader of the National Movement for a Just Society and Chief Incumbent of the Naga Vihara in Kotte  Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, is t to stage a Sathyagraha today  (April 27) morning, in a bid to urge the authoritie

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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

Google launched a wireless service across much of the U.S. on Wednesday with terms that challenge many of the lucrative practices that underpin an industry dominated by AT&T Inc.,Verizon Communications Inc.,T-Mobile

The Kalpitiya Integrated Project must be revisited under strict disciplines and must not become an environment closer to some destinations packed with mushroom developments every 10 metres. We must continue to support

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“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

The prefects of the Elizabeth Moir senior school will be hosting a fundraiser in the form of a fashion show. They hope to raise funds to provide design and art material for the less fortunate youth in rural Sri Lanka

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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

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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

(Reuters) - The most complete genetic information assembled on woolly mammoths is providing insight into their demise, revealing they suffered two population crashes before a final, severely inbred group succumbed on an

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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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