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The Foreign Affairs Ministry appointed K.W.N.D. Karunaratne as the new Sri Lankan Ambassador to Myanmar, a statement from the ministry said. "The Government of Sri Lanka with the concurrence of the Government of the R

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRSL) has unveiled a programme of addressing human rights issues at the regional level.  The aim of this programme is to sort out complaints through regional committees before t

Former Treasury Secretary P B Jayasundera arrived at Police Special Investigation Unit to record a statement on a financial fraud, police said.

A special gazette has been released announcing that the first session of the eighth Parliament will meet at the Parliament Hall, Sri Jayawardenapura from 9.30 a.m. on September 01 and not September 2. The announ

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The Colombo stocks stretched gains for the second straight day on Thursday despite the overseas investors continuing to stand on the selling side, analysts said. The All share index closed at 7,273.14, up by 33.04 index

The Colombo equities reflected mixed investor sentiment by early noon on Wednesday with the benchmark Index gaining 0.59 per cent to stand at 7,274.26. The Blue chip Index, S&P was down by 0.34 per cent by 1 pm w

Colombo bourse at Wednesday's early trades seemed to emerge from the bearish momentum seen over the past two days which saw severe losses amid notable sell offs in blue chips, analysts said. The Benchmark All Share Pr

Addressing the Bar Association of Sri Lanka on the theme "Human Rights in Business", she told an audience of lawyers and professionals that businesses can play a key role in influencing workers, their homes and customers

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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

The nine finalists at this year’s Sri Lanka Jewellery Design Awards are vying for the title of Jewellery Designer of the Year for 2015 in four different categories. The competition which is growing in prestige is orga

‘Writing Creatively’-a workshop for 10-14 year old conducted by Neluka Silva is designed to help children think about creating and constructing stories and essays. The three sessions will involve individual and gr

Sports

BEIJING, Aug 28, 2015 (AFP) - Usain Bolt said he might end his glittering career at next year's Olympics after he completed a world sprint double in Beijing -- and got clattered by an electric scooter into the bargain

Reuters / Thursday, August 27, 2015 Usain Bolt of Jamaica is hit by a cameraman on a Segway as he celebrates after winning the men's 200 metres final at the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beiji

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the third and final Test which began at the SSC ground in Colombo a short while ago today (28).   Two wicketkeeper/batsmen will make their Test debut

World

TRIPOLI/VIENNA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - About 200 migrants from Africa, the Middle East and Asia died when their overcrowded boat sank off the Libyan coast while Austrian authorities on Friday raised to 70 the number of refu

BOGOTA, Aug 28, 2015 (AFP) - Colombia and Venezuela recalled their ambassadors on Thursday for consultations, amid mounting tensions that began nearly a week ago when Caracas closed off their shared border.   V

WARSAW, Aug 27 (Reuters) - The United States will store heavy military equipment at two sites in Poland from mid-2016, Poland's defence minister said, a part of Washington's efforts to reassure allies made uneasy by R

World Features

TEHRAN, Aug 28, 2015 (AFP) - Iran's most expensive movie, “Muhammad”, which chronicles the childhood of the Muslim prophet, opened nationwide on Thursday, winning praise from early audiences.   Directed by

LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - People around the world are living longer, but many are also living sicker lives for longer, according to a study of all major diseases and injuries in 188 countries.   General health

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) - If seeing an inbox full of hundreds of emails fills you with dread, get used to it, because they are here to stay and will remain a constant in the workplace, according to a survey released

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