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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to meet with Principals of national schools in Jaffna and will meet with the people who will be gathered at the Jaffna district secretariat, local media reported.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) willapproach Interpol to issue Red Corner Notices against two Pakistani High Commission officials posted in Sri Lanka whose role has been established in multiple terror plots again

Brother of President Maithripala Sirisena, who was being treated at a private hospital in Colombo after an axe attack died this morning (March 28) at the age of 40, local media reported.


Three well-known Sri Lankan good governance activists on Friday filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court urging an independent investigation into the controversial Central Bank Treasury bond issue.

Sunil Wijesinha on Friday stepped down from the post of Chairman of the National Development Bank (NDB), saying it was a ‘personal wish”.

Colombo stock market shed returns on Friday for the fifth consecutive session amid the uncertainties in the government policies which continued to affect the market sentiments, analysts said.

Colombo shares showed early gains on Friday with media reports of President Maithripala Sirisena promising the Chinese government that Sri Lanka intends to resume the contentious port project after problems are "sorted".


With an influx of Cinderellas running around Hollywood lately, the British School of Colombo couldn’t have timed their production of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s ‘The Ash Girl’ more perfectly. Directed by Angelo Pere

International Women’s Day fell on March 8, and to honour women under the theme ‘Connecting Women. Inspiring Change. Making Progress’, will be an original play, sponsored by Citi bank on March 24 at the Cinnamon Gra

For certain, it would be hard to find a woman who is not captivated by exquisite, handmade lace and intricate hand embroidery. These beautiful techniques captured by Andrea Boekel in a range of home items such as table l


(AFP) Colombo: Sri Lankan cricketing authorities blamed a lack of fitness and the poor form of the side`s top order batsmen for failing to progress beyond the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Cricketer Mahela Jaywardena returned to the island in the early hours of today. Earliar on  members of the Sri Lankan Cricket team including Skipper Angelo Mathews and Vice Captain Lahiru Thirimanne arrived in the cou

(AFP) Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena and England's Richard Kettleborough will be the on-field umpires for Sunday's World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand in Melbourne, the International Cricket Council announced


The pilot who appears to have deliberately crashed a plane carrying 149 others into the French Alps received psychiatric treatment for a "serious depressive episode" six years ago, German tabloid Bild reported on Friday.

BANGKOK, March 25 (Reuters) - Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha lashed out at journalists on Wednesday, saying he would “probably just execute” those who did “not report the truth”, in the latest outburst aimed

JAKARTA, March 25, 2015 (AFP) - Indonesian militants believed to have returned from fighting with the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria are suspected of being behind an attempted chlorine bomb attack in a shopping mall l

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GANYIEL, South Sudan, March 25, 2015 (AFP) - Tepisha Nyakwach, aged 33 and a mother of 5, has an idea on how to end South Sudan's seemingly intractable civil war: let the country's 2 main rivals fight it out 1-on-1.

PARIS, March 25, 2015 (AFP) - Hundreds of landmarks from Paris' Eiffel Tower to the Seattle Space Needle will dim their lights on Saturday, as people around the world go briefly off-grid to mark Earth Hour with candlelig

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, March 25, 2015 (AFP) - As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standar


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