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The SLFP Central Committee  has unanimously decided to give President Sirisena full authority to decide on the nature of the party’s participation in the National Government; who all will take ministerial portfolios a

The Water supply  to the Colombo Municipal Council,  Kotte , Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia areas have been suspended due to another  oil contamination which has affected the affected  the Kelani River. Local media quotin

The Foreign Affairs Ministry appointed K.W.N.D. Karunaratne as the new Sri Lankan Ambassador to Myanmar, a statement from the ministry said. "The Government of Sri Lanka with the concurrence of the Government of the R

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRSL) has unveiled a programme of addressing human rights issues at the regional level.  The aim of this programme is to sort out complaints through regional committees before t

Business

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

Colombo bourse at Wednesday's early trades seemed to emerge from the bearish momentum seen over the past two days which saw severe losses amid notable sell offs in blue chips, analysts said. The Benchmark All Share Pr

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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

The nine finalists at this year’s Sri Lanka Jewellery Design Awards are vying for the title of Jewellery Designer of the Year for 2015 in four different categories. The competition which is growing in prestige is orga

‘Writing Creatively’-a workshop for 10-14 year old conducted by Neluka Silva is designed to help children think about creating and constructing stories and essays. The three sessions will involve individual and gr

Sports

Play was called off for the first day a short while ago in the third and final Test between Sri Lanka and India began at the SSC today (28).   India were two wickets down at 50 in 15 overs when rain stopped pl

TOKYO, Aug 28, 2015 (AFP) - Organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said Friday they would stick with a logo hit by plagiarism claims and had no plans to change what they described as an original work.   The logo

BEIJING, Aug 28, 2015 (AFP) - Usain Bolt said he might end his glittering career at next year's Olympics after he completed a world sprint double in Beijing -- and got clattered by an electric scooter into the bargain

World

JUBA, Aug 29, 2015 (AFP) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has ordered all government troops to cease fighting rebel forces as part of a peace agreement, his spokesman said, ahead of a full ceasefire on Saturday. K

NASHIK, India, Aug 29, 2015 (AFP) - Tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims and holy men washed away their sins with a religious dip on the 1st main bathing day of India's Kumbh Mela festival Saturday. Organisers had incre

ATHENS, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Greece's president has signed a decree to dissolve parliament in order for early elections to be held on September 20, an official at the presidency told Reuters on Friday.   “The d

World Features

TEHRAN, Aug 28, 2015 (AFP) - Iran's most expensive movie, “Muhammad”, which chronicles the childhood of the Muslim prophet, opened nationwide on Thursday, winning praise from early audiences.   Directed by

LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - People around the world are living longer, but many are also living sicker lives for longer, according to a study of all major diseases and injuries in 188 countries.   General health

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) - If seeing an inbox full of hundreds of emails fills you with dread, get used to it, because they are here to stay and will remain a constant in the workplace, according to a survey released

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