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The cremation of Priyantha Sirisena, 43, took place at the Public Cemetery, Polonnaruwa on Monday  (March 30). Priyantha also called “Weli Raju,” is a businessman predominantly engaged in sand mining and he is

Ten more United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarians are expected to join the National Government within this week, the  Lankapuvath National News Agency reported The report quoting sources said that th

All petitions that have been filed on the 19 Amendment at the Supreme Court will be taken up for hearing today. Over 15 petitions have already been filed by multiple parties for and against the 19 Amendment which has alr

Seven police officers were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital following an attack by university students yesterday afternoon (March 31), police Spokesperson said. The Police following the use of tear gas had al


  Dharma Dheerasinghe was re-elected chairman of the Commercial Bank at its AGM on Monday amidst concerns by shareholders on moves by the Government to replace him. Shareholder M.R. Shah, former banker and tra

  The Sampath Bank AGM went off without any incident on Monday though a shareholder had said at the meeting that any attempt to seek government control would be met by resistance from the shareholders. Dhammi

Nihal Jayamanne, PC, was re-elected as chairman of Seylan Bank at the AGM on Monday amidst reports that the Government was seeking changes in the board based on the stakes held by state entities like EPF. “There wer

Cinnamon Lakeside will be closed partially (for about seven months) resulting in at least 40 per cent of the rooms unavailable while work is carried out on its pergolas for emergency health and safety repairs, Cinnamon H


https://youtu.be/7cfq87OWlS0?list=PLqvAkd0-laMf0HyGzqzK-Hqc7FO6oXCu1 Ten moving eulogies were delivered at the funeral service of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday. The service, held at the Univers

If you’ve made the trip to Kandy you’ll know Weweldeniya, the famed town that produces,-well, wewel (or cane). But have you ever seen a dance item choreographed around the craft? Here’s your chance. The Rivega Danc

With an influx of Cinderellas running around Hollywood lately, the British School of Colombo couldn’t have timed their production of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s ‘The Ash Girl’ more perfectly. Directed by Angelo Pere


Mired in controversies owing to allegations of corruption, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is to be run by an interim committee, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was quoted as saying to media today. The new interim commi

(AFP) Australia lauded its World Cup winning team Monday for a "fairytale" victory on home soil over New Zealand, with praise heaped on retiring one-day captain Michael Clarke after a dream farewell. Clarke hit 74 as

(AFP) Colombo: Sri Lankan cricketing authorities blamed a lack of fitness and the poor form of the side`s top order batsmen for failing to progress beyond the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.


TOKYO, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - The world's oldest person, Misao Okawa, died in Japan on Wednesday, a month after celebrating her 117th birthday. The nursing home where she lived in Osaka said she breathed her last around

PARIS, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - A video purportedly showing the final seconds inside the cabin of the ill-fated Germanwings airliner minutes before it crashed emerged Tuesday,two European media said, although French police

JAKARTA, April 1 (Reuters) - An Indonesian court hearing the appeals of 2 Australian death row convicts will announce a verdict on April 6, one of the judges determining the case said on Wednesday. Myuran Sukumaran a

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NEW DELHI, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - Ganga Kalshetty was just 2-years-old when India declared itself leprosy-free in 2005, giving her family hope that she would be spared the disfiguring disease and its social stigma. But

ABIDJAN, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - The eyes of 30-odd uniformed schoolchildren light up at the sight of 3 magnificent lions brought to Abidjan zoo to replace the big cats that starved to death during post-election violence

KIRUNA, Sweden, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - In a colossal unprecedented experiment, Sweden's northernmost town Kiruna is preparing to move its entire city centre to make way for its expanding iron ore mine. Located 145 km (9

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