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The Jaffna High Court today sentenced four soldiers into 25 Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) each over a gang rape of a woman in Viswamadhu, Kilinochchi. The incident took place in 2010, shortly after the end of the war at

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil wickremasinghe  and his wife Maithre Wickremasinghe met Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial palace in Tokyo on October 07,2015. Mr Wickremasinghe  arrived on O

  Yala National Park that was closed for drought for one month re-opened today as scheduled. Until yesterday, there was  doubt whether reopening of the park would be be postponed due to threats to the Wildlife

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today informed that the Minuwangoda Magistrate that the DNA sample taken from one of the suspects over the rape and murder of a five year old child in Kotadeniyawa does not mat


The second annual real estate conference will take place on October 21, 2015, from 3pm - 8pm, at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, according to a statement released by Lamudi.lk In addition to

  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 radiant, young Thilini Amarasooriya was crowned the Siyatha-Facia Miss World Sri Lanka 2015 at a glittering final pageant held at Grand Ballroom Colombo Hilton recently . Jayathi De Silva was adjudged the First R

Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) recently presented the fourth edition of the HSBC CFW Resort hosted by Jetwing Hotels; as leading Sri Lankan and international designers showcase their latest resortwear collections on the runw

Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) recently presented the fourth edition of the HSBC CFW Resort hosted by Jetwing Hotels; as leading Sri Lankan and international designers showcase their latest resortwear collections on the runw


Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews gave his support  to spin bowler Tharindu Kaushal despite a ban for one of his bowling actions, raising the prospect of him being selected for the upcoming Test series against the West

The first Youth Test match between the Under-19 teams of Sri Lanka and Pakistan ended in a draw at Sooriyawewa on Tuesday (6).   Pakistan Under-19s, chasing an impossible target of 350 runs, ended the day at 1

The second annual Royal-Thomian Sailing Regatta will be held on Saturday (10) at the Bolgoda Lake in Moratuwa.   The event will commence at 10.00am with the individual races while the team events are scheduled


KATHMANDU, Oct 7, 2015 (AFP) - A Japanese climber with only 1 finger due to frostbite, who last month failed to reach the top of Mount Everest, will make his final push for the summit late Wednesday, organisers said.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct 6 (Reuters) - Safety officials began their investigation on Tuesday into the sinking of a U.S. cargo ship off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin, with deep seas likely to hamper attempts to fin

ISTANBUL, Oct 7, 2015 (AFP) - Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Moscow against taking “undesirable steps” on Tuesday following accusations Russia deliberately violated Turkish air space in its bombing campaign in

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SEOUL, Oct 7, 2015 (AFP) - When it comes to grandiose, mass displays of State muscle and military grandstanding, North Korea has few equals. This Saturday, the reclusive, and diplomatically elusive North is set to put

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan, Oct 7, 2015 (AFP) - The morning the Pakistan earthquake struck 10 years ago, Nazish Naz had been reluctant to go to school, telling her elder sister the day felt cursed. Less than an hour after

LONDON, Oct 6, 2015 (AFP) - Britain topped an 80-country “quality of death” study released Tuesday, which warned that ageing and booming populations would make palliative care a growing worldwide issue.   T

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