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The Government has decided to postpone the proposed ban on full-face helmets that was to be executed from Thursday (April 2), to the month of May, Lankapuvath reported. The Deputy Inspector General of Police Traffic a

Two soldiers were killed and 28 others were injured when an army truck collided with a passenger bus in the New Town, Ratnapura, today, Police said. The truck was transporting soldiers from Diyathalawa to the Kuruwita

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Rohitha Bogollagama was granted bail today morning by Colombo Magistrate Courts. He was charged of financial fraud by the Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption when he held th

Expressing deep appreciation over the new government’s policies on improving human rights and strengthening democratic institutions, European Union Ambassador to Sri Lanka David Daly said the EU is seriously reevaluati


  The Colombo bourse on Wednesday managed to recover to positive ground after six consecutive sessions of losses with analysts saying that the drop in T-Bill Yields had much to do with both indices gaining over 1

  Dharma Dheerasinghe was re-elected chairman of the Commercial Bank at its AGM on Monday amidst concerns by shareholders on moves by the Government to replace him. Shareholder M.R. Shah, former banker and tra

  The Sampath Bank AGM went off without any incident on Monday though a shareholder had said at the meeting that any attempt to seek government control would be met by resistance from the shareholders. Dhammi

Nihal Jayamanne, PC, was re-elected as chairman of Seylan Bank at the AGM on Monday amidst reports that the Government was seeking changes in the board based on the stakes held by state entities like EPF. “There wer


The Chinese are famed for the ancient art of noodle making. But this giant wok of ‘dragon beard’ noodles, made for 2,000 people at a temple in Henan province in central China, took it to the next level. The tem

Tiesh unveiled its brand new jewellery showroom inviting a select clientele to grace the event and have a preview of its collections including its range of coloured diamonds. The new showroom is located at 253, R.A. de M

https://youtu.be/7cfq87OWlS0?list=PLqvAkd0-laMf0HyGzqzK-Hqc7FO6oXCu1 Ten moving eulogies were delivered at the funeral service of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday. The service, held at the Univers


Dhaka (AFP) - International Cricket Council President Mustafa Kamal announced his resignation Wednesday, accusing colleagues within the game's global body of acting "unlawfully". "The main reason for my resignation i

Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake on the sidelines of a briefing with media today said he had pleaded with former cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara to reconsider his retirement atleast for another year. Minister Dissan

Mired in controversies owing to allegations of corruption, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is to be run by an interim committee, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was quoted as saying to media today. The new interim commi


JERUSALEM, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - Israel is set to force illegal African migrants to choose between leaving to a “safe third-party” country in Africa or face imprisonment, the interior ministry said. A statement fro

ABUJA, April 1 (Reuters) - Nigerian election winner Muhammadu Buhari congratulated outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power on Wednesday, a day after becoming the first politician in Niger

MEXICO CITY, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - Mexican police have arrested a man in connection with the 2010 massacre of 72 migrants, officials said Tuesday. Jose Guadalupe Reyes Rivera was arrested Monday in a machine shop in Ci

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DUBAI, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - Wary of a rapprochement between Washington and arch-rival Iran, Saudi Arabia has taken matters into its own hands by leading an air war against Shiite rebels in Yemen, experts say. The Huth

TOKYO, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - Dressed in a kimono and kneeling silently on a tatami mat floor, 61-year-old Yasue Tomita looks as if she might be about to perform a Japanese tea ceremony -- instead she's debuting as a por

TOMS RIVER, United States, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - Don Robertson isn't the type to let a snowstorm on the first day of spring -- or his age -- stop him from doing his appointed rounds. “Driving means to keep motivated,

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