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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will make a special statement to the nation tomorrow at 10 am, Prime Minister office said.

Fourteen fishermen, who were arrested last month by Sri Lankan naval personnel and whose remand was extended to July 17 by a court in the island nation, began an indefinitefast here on Monday, demanding that they be rele

President Maithripala Sirisena says the only thing Bandaranaike family did not do to this country was thieft, dishonesty and corruption. “If someone asks about what Mrs. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga performed as

Deputy Minister of Provincial Councils and Regional Development Sanath Jayasuriya today said that he will not contest the upcoming parliamentary elections due personal reasons. He also said that he has resigned from t

Business

REUTERS  Honda's New chief executive said the Japanese automaker has no plans for now to provide financial aid to Takata Corp, the air bag supplier at the center of a costly global safety recall that has dented Honda's

    Sri Lanka's Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has called an urgent media briefing at 2.30 pm today (Friday) at the Colombo headquarters of the banking regulator, his office announced. No detai

  Mineka (Micky to friends) Wickramasingha, the legendary founder of the popular Munchee brand of biscuits, is throwing in the towel after a 48-year run at the top, the company announced on Thursday. At a meet

  Sri Lanka’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly not renewed the license of Lanka Rating Agency (LRA), one of three credit rating agencies operating in the country, after suspending its lic

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The De Lanerolle performed recently at their mid year concert held at the Colombo Hilton.   Captured here are scenes from the evening.  

A special ceremony organized to celebrate the 70th birthday of former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga was held at the BMICH yesterday. President Maithripla Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe,

This year, the Chitrasena Dance Company took to the international stage our ancient ritualistic performances that pay homage to the pantheon of Gods when they premiered their production ‘Devanjali: Ritual, Rites­, Ref

Sports

An amended initial draft which has affected the National Sports Law Regulation causing disparity and confusion among local and international governing bodies and the Sports Ministry of Sri Lanka has been sent to Lausanne

The second edition of the Commando 4x4 Expedition 2015 organised by the Commando Regiment of Sri Lanka will take place in two phases from August 3 to 8 scheduled to be flagged off from Point Pedro.   The aim o

Former Sri Lankan national badminton player Dharshana Fernando is going places as a professional badminton coach in Canada.   Known as Coach Fernando in Canada, he established his own world class coaching acad

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi'ite fighters and army troops made gains north of Falluja on Sunday but their efforts to seal off Islamic State militants in the city met heavy resistance, including suicide bomb attacks, arm

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s military launched air strikes and ground operations that killed 63 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Sunday, security sources said, as the country grapples with an increasingly ambitious in

Vienna (AFP) - Top ministers were due to meet Monday seeking to conclude an unprecedented nuclear deal with Iran, on the eve of a deadline aiming to draw the curtain on almost two years of high-stakes negotiations. Af

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(Reuters) — Singapore's Botanic Gardens was named as a cultural site on the World Heritage List on Saturday (July 4), with residents and tourists in the city state welcoming the news. The UNESCO World Heritage Commi

ZINDER, Niger, July 4, 2015 (AFP) - Mourdja's nose has been eaten away, like one lip and part of her upper gum, leaving the 13-year-old girl atrociously disfigured by noma, a disease that thrives on malnutrition. “It

TUNIS, July 4, 2015 (AFP) - Lawless Libya has become a magnet for radical militants who receive weapons training in jihadist camps before launching deadly attacks in other countries, like last week's beach massacre in T

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