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Police have launched an investigation into the death of a U.S. Air Force pilot whose body was discovered from a hotel room in the capital Colombo last week. Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara told Xinhua t

Jesuthasan Anthonythasan, the Tamil Tiger child soldier who attained international stardom when his film Deepan bagged the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year, has well and truly abjured violence and separatism, which had m

The government on Monday hailed the awarding of Cannes’ top prize to a film highlighting the plight of the Tamil minority during the island’s civil war, saying authorities were working to redress past injustices.

There is a lurking suspicion over the role of “external elements” in the large-scale violence that Jaffna witnessed last week. The trigger was a recent incident of rape and murder of an 18-year-old schoolgirl in Pun

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Colombo equities saw some marginal returns on Friday at midday trading session after Thursday’s profit taking, analysts said. They said that political uncertainties will be the deal breaker in investor participation

The Colombo bourse on Wednesday saw marginal returns in early trade with analysts saying that good corporate results released recently are mooting traders to shift from their wait-and-see mode. The benchmark All Share

Colombo equities on Tuesday showed some returns by midday with analysts saying that retailers are active on selected stocks. They added that the uncertain political setting will play a large role in determining the ma

    SriLankan Airlines at the weekend placed newspaper ads calling for applications to fill the vacant posts of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Kapila Chandrasena, the

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Royal handed out a 49-0 drubbing to Trinity in the second match at the Royal Complex. Captured here are images of the final day of the Bradby encounter.

Nobel Prize winner John Nash - whose life was portrayed in the film A Beautiful Mind - has been killed in a taxi crash in New Jersey with his wife Alicia, Sky News reported. The Princeton University mathematician was

Before making the Sri Lankan immigrant drama Dheepan, French director Jacques Audiard acknowledged he couldn’t have even found his characters’ native country on a map, Gulf News reported. Audiard premiered Dheepan

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LONDON AFP: West Indies great Curtly Ambrose has told leading Caribbean cricketers taking part in the Indian Premier League they cannot expect to come straight back into the Test side. The legendary fast bowler is now

Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) - Meher Khalil earned fame and success after saving Sri Lanka s cricket team from a deadly 2009 attack in Pakistan, but the bus driver calls the incident "tragic" and says it is best forgotten.

The report of the three-member committee appointed to investigate allegations of a sex scandal involving members of the Sri Lanka National Women’s Cricket Team was handed over yesterday to the Minister of Tourism and

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WANG KELIAN, Malaysia, May 25, 2015 (AFP) - A total of 139 grave sites and 28 human-trafficking camps have been found in a remote northern Malaysian border region, the country's top police official told reporters Monday.

TOKYO, May 25 — A strong quake shook buildings in Tokyo today, setting off alarms and bringing the city’s subway system to halt, AFP reporters in the Japanese capital said. There was no risk of a tsunami from the

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from an American supporter. Monday’s verdict in Jerusalem district court caps a dramatic downfall

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(REUTERS) A 65-year-old German grandmother gave birth to quadruplets at a Berlin hospital this week, with the three boys and a girl born prematurely at 26 weeks being in good health and having a good chance of survival,

As temperatures soar in India, zookeepers are doing their best to keep the environment cooler for animals at the Tata Steel Zoological Park. Rough Cut. Watch the video  

A court in Argentina is set to decide if Sandra, a 29-year-old orangutan legally recognised as a ''non-human person,'' should be released from the Buenos Aires zoo to live the rest of her life in freedom. Sharon Reich re

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