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Parliament voted overwhelmingly today to pass the motion in Parliament to place the number of cabinet Ministers in the national government to be formed between the UNP and the SLFP to 48 and the number of state/Deputy Mi

JVP National List MP Sarath Mayadunne resigned from his post in Parliament today after making a speech explaining the reasons for his decision. Mr. Mayadunne said that the JVP had not received the mandate it expected

Parliament today debated the motion moved by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe   to limit the number of Cabinet Ministers in the national government to  48 and the number of those not in the Cabinet Ministers and 

JVP Leader and Colombo District MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake's name has been proposed for the post of Chief Opposition Whip. However, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is yet to officially make any announcement on the matter.

Business

The Colombo equities struggled further with dull trade on Thursday, amidst global market volatility and Chinese market slumping further, analysts said. The All Share Index was marginally up by 0.07 per cent to end at

The Colombo bourse extended losses for the third consecutive session on Wednesday as foreign investors resumed selling amid concerns over bleak outlook in emerging markets, analysts said. The inaugural sitting of the 8t

  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

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For those of you who are kite enthusiasts who have been eagerly awaiting that annual gathering of the kite lovers, here is good news! Nil Ahasey Wasanthaya- the kite festival and competition organized by the Kite Sri

Los Angeles (AFP) - Dinosaurs, superheroes and rappers have boosted box office receipts in the United States and worldwide, setting 2015 on course to be the biggest grossing year in movie history. "It's not a record s

In keeping with the 149th Police Day celebrations the photography unit of the Police Department organised a photo exhibition called "Police Netha" which was launched yesterday at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery in Colombo.

Sports

LAUSANNE, Sept 3, 2015 (AFP) - Los Angeles on Thursday launched its bid for the 2024 Olympics at the IOC having secured quick backing from President Barack Obama for the late campaign.   The city only voted on

NEW YORK, Sept 3, 2015 (AFP) - Five-time champion Roger Federer and 2012 winner Andy Murray head the US Open line-up on Thursday while 2001 champion Lleyton Hewitt could play his final match at the tournament.  

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) released the names of a squad that consist 26 players for the upcoming Pakistan’s Youth tour of Sri Lanka.   Sri Lanka will host Pakistan in a series that includes two Youth Tests and

World

ROME, Sept 3, 2015 (AFP) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Thursday that Europe could not just limit itself to an emotional reaction to pictures of asylum-seekers dying, but had to act.   “Europe can

PARIS, Sept 3, 2015 (AFP) - More than 1,000 tractors rolled into Paris on Thursday as farmers attempted to clog up the capital's roads in protest at their plummeting incomes.   Tractors were lined up at the bus

BRUSSELS, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Refugees should not risk their children's lives trying to reach Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday as he defended his tough approach to border control to senior E

World Features

BONN, Sept 2, 2015 (AFP) - There are about three trillion trees on Earth, roughly 422 for every person and eight times more than previously estimated, researchers said Wednesday, admitting surprise.    

SYDNEY, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Around 40 kilograms (88 lb) of wool has been sheared from a sheep found near Australia's capital, the RSPCA said on Thursday, making him unofficially the world's woolliest.   The anim

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - Google on Tuesday refreshed its logo to better suit mobile devices that are supplanting desktop computers when it comes to modern Internet lifestyles.   Google's logo keeps i

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