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President Maithripala Sirisena during his address to Parliament yesterday called on all political parties to contribute to the success of the national government.   “This country was ruled by two parties fr

    The rapid increase in the imports of consumer durables including motor vehicles in recent months driven by credit available at low interest rates, among other things, has raised some concerns, the ban

The inaugural sessions of the Defence Seminar - 2015, themed on 'National Security in the Context of Emerging Global Threats' kicked off this  morning at Colombo Galadari Hotel, amidst a packed audience of scholars, in

Mr.Karu Jayasuriya, a successful entrepreneur turned politician on Tuesday was unanimously elected as the Speaker.   In 1996 he was appointed as a chairman of the UNP by the party leader Ranil Wikramasinghe an

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  A Sri Lankan firm in collaboration with a Malaysian company will soon embark on a pre-stressed spun concrete pole project to replace old wooden poles being used as power line support in rural areas, Ceylon Elec

The LankaPay national payment network operator, LankaClear (Private) Ltd, crossed the Rs.500 million mark to record a revenue of Rs.518 million FY2104/15, up 12 per cent compared to the previous year, a media release iss

    The rapid increase in the imports of consumer durables including motor vehicles in recent months driven by credit available at low interest rates, among other things, has raised some concerns, the ban

Colombo equities on Monday started the weekly activities in bullish sentiment for the third consecutive session despite foreign selling as the bargain hunters dominated the market activities, analysts said. The All Shar

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Fans of Country and Western and Folk music have much to look forward to this October, as South Asia’s longest running concert for children Country Roads will be held once again, for the 27th year. Excitingly, this year

American horror film director Wes Craven, creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, has died aged 76, foreign media reported. US media reported that Craven died at his Los Angeles home on Sunday from brain cance

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

Sports

COLOMBO, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - Three Sri Lankan players and one Indian have been charged for misconduct during the ongoing third Test, with details to be revealed after the match, the International Cricket Council said

TOKYO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Organisers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were poised to withdraw the official logo announced for the Games just a month ago after its designer admitted to copying presentation materials from the

CAPE TOWN, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Australia and England might have the Ashes but India and South Africa have evoked the memory of two iconic historical figures to name future cricket series between the two countries. &nb

World

KATHMANDU, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Nepali police shot dead at least four protesters and killed a fifth on Tuesday as demonstrators threw stones and petrol bombs, angry at a new planned constitution.   The government

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - Azerbaijan on Tuesday sentenced award-winning investigative journalist and anti-graft campaigner Khadija Ismayilova to seven and a half years in jail on corruption charges she deno

TUNIS, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday he hoped the US Congress would not be swayed by “warmongers' propaganda” over the nuclear deal struck between Tehran and world p

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DUBLIN, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - The killing of a former Irish Republican Army (IRA) militant has revived fears that the notorious paramilitary group is still operating in secret and has shaken Northern Ireland's fragile po

WELLINGTON, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - New Zealanders were presented with four options for a new flag on Tuesday, three of them depicting a silver fern leaf similar to that used on the All Blacks rugby jersey.   The

BEIJING, Aug 31, 2015 (AFP) - China's air force has called monkeys and falcons into service to ensure safe skies for a huge military parade this week to mark Japan's defeat in World War II, reports said.   Almo

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