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UPFA Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena was further remanded till June 17 by the Colombo chief magistrate, a short while ago. Earlier (May 11) the UPFA MP was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (

An international contract of $84 million of scanning, digitising and delivery of captured data for identity cards of the Government of Sri Lanka is slipping from the hands of Pakistan’s National Database and Registrati

The two German parliamentarians who are responsible for Development and Economical cooperation met with the Northern Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswarn today to discuss the ongoing development projects funded by the German

In her first letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after taking over as chief minister, J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday sought his personal intervention for the release of 14 Tamil Nadu fishermen who were arrested by Sri Lank

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Sri Lanka’s Highways and Investment Promotion Ministry said on Monday that due to misuse of funds during the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime, in which Rs.151 billion was raised outside the national budget, many contractors ar

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CB) said on Friday that it successfully launched and priced a US$650 million 10-year International Sovereign Bond (Issue) at a yield of 6.125 per cent per annum which drew interest worth $

Sunshine Holdings PLC posted a consolidated revenue of Rs. 16.3 billion in FY15, an improvement of 11.1 per cent year-on-year (YoY). Key business segments, particularly Healthcare and Agribusiness, grew above industry av

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

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Performing in Sri Lanka for the second time, Brazilian flautist Celina Charlier will be collaborating with Sri Lankan pianist Eshantha Peiris to present ‘Inspired by Bach’, at the Russian Cultural Centre on Saturday,

A Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong inspired by the popular Japanese cartoon character Hello Kitty has attracted a strong following of customers although it will officially open next month. The Chinese restaurant is sit

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.

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Sri Lanka will host the Yonex Sunrise International Badminton Challenge Championship 2015 for the 2nd successive year scheduled to be played from June 2 to 6 at the Sugathadasa Stadium Indoor Sports Complex.  

The 5th Li-Ning Mercantile Badminton Association Inter Firm Team Doubles Badminton Championship 2015, organised by the Mercantile Badminton Association and sponsored by Li-Ning will be held at the MBA Headquarters and In

The Masters Basketball Sri Lanka (MBSL) will conduct the 2nd Schools Old Boys and Old Girls Semi League Tournament, commencing during the weekend June 5 and 6, 2015 at the MCA Basketball Court in Colombo.   Th

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GUATEMALA CITY, June 2 (Reuters) - A high-ranking aide to Guatemalan President Otto Perez stood down on Tuesday over allegations of illicit enrichment, joining a long list of senior officials embroiled in graft scandals

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (Reuters) - The California Senate voted on Tuesday to raise the legal smoking age in the most populous U.S. state to 21 from 18, in a move that could make California one of the states with the highes

JUBA, June 2 (Reuters) - South Sudan on Tuesday rejected a United Nations appeal to halt the planned expulsion of the world body's top humanitarian aid official in the country, saying he had regularly spoken out against

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MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, June 3 (Reuters) - Atta Mohammad Noor, a powerful governor in northern Afghanistan, visited a local amusement park last week and grabbed a video arcade gun. Firing on fictional aliens made a

ISTANBUL, June 3, 2015 (AFP) - In Istanbul's centuries-old Grand Bazaar, the hum of commerce is as noisy as ever. Vendors sell tea, coppersmiths craft their wares, merchants shout out to passing tourists. But beneath t

NAIROBI, June 3, 2015 (AFP) - From hit and run attacks and massacres to a shopping trip, Somali-led Shebab militants are on the march in northeastern Kenya. With large numbers of troops in southern Somalia but seemingl

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