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LSSP General Secretary Prof Tissa Vitharana  today said that former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that he would bring a constitutional amendment to the 19 amendment as well as empower 20th amendment by converting

The Military Attaché of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Sri Lanka Colonel Ebrahim Rohani called on the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne at the Naval Headquarters in Col

The paramedic staff attached the Colombo National Hospital launched a strike from earlier today to press home several lingering demands, trade union officials said a short while ago. They warned that the strike would

Independent polls monitors have recorded 500-plus election –related complaints with the police adding that 27 persons have also been arrested in this connection. Officials with the independent polls monitoring group

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Colombo equities on Tuesday brushed off losses made on Monday as blue chips helped lead the market higher, analysts said. The main All Share Index recouped and touched a high of 7,275.45 before settling at 7,261.07 with

The Colombo bourse opened high on Tuesday on gains after yesterday's profit taking and was firmer by early noon, analysts said. The benchmark All Share Price index advanced 0.38 per cent to stand at 7,274.47 by 1 pm w

(AFP)Cyber security firm Zimperium has warned of a flaw in the world's most popular smartphone Android operating system that lets hackers take control with a text message. "Attackers only need your mobile number, using

Thilak Karunaratne, Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) urged capital market stakeholders to not forget the bitter lessons learnt during 2010- 2012 share market crisis. Speaking at the Certificate and D

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The annual Journalism Awards for Excellence Programme jointly organized by the Editors' Guild of Sri Lanka (TEGOSL) and the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) was held last evening at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. This year

Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Jean –Marin Schuh, hosted  an elegant evening for France’s National Day at the Galle Face Hotel on July 14 with the Ballroom packed with guests both from the diplo

The annual “Royal College Class of 69” Sing Along with Rukshan Perera backed by Sohan & the Experiments will be held on August 2, at 7 p.m., at the Galadari Hotel Main Ballroom. This is their 4th sing along with

Sports

Sri Lanka and Tamil Union left-arm paceman Chanaka Welagedara has decided to leave his native country and migrate to Australia for greener pastures in cricket reports say.   Welagedara, 34, who has played 21 T

Isipathana College, who became runners-up in the Schools League and Knockout tournaments, beat Agoal Rugby Academy 26-10 to win the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union Under-20 Rugby 7s Tournament held at the Racecourse groun

Holy Family Convent Kurunegala won the overall championship, for the eighth year running, at the 24th All-Island Schools Netball Tournament held at Bernard Aluwihare Stadium in Matale on Sunday (19).   HFC bea

World

JERUSALEM, July 29 (Reuters) - Israel gave final approval on Wednesday for plans to build 300 new homes in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, announcing the move as it carried out a court demolition order ag

BEIRUT, July 29, 2015 (AFP) - An Israeli airstrike on a government-held village on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights ceasefire line killed 5 pro-regime forces on Wednesday, a monitoring group said. “An Israeli pl

TOKYO, July 29 (Reuters) - Japan should not let foreign countries make diplomatic capital out of its wartime past, an aide to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, as the author of a landmark 1995 apology urged Ab

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LONDON, July 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About 2 weeks into last year's conflict in Gaza, Palestinian photographer Jehad Saftawi began to tire of venturing into the city every day to take images of the wreckage.

OSH, Kyrgyzstan, July 28 (Reuters) - Authorities in Central Asia's former Soviet “stans” are taking draconian measures to stamp out militant Islam, but their harsh methods and the absence of democratic politics risk

LONDON, July 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Inadequate shelter, school closures and a lack of safe water and sanitation are the 3 biggest concerns of Nepali children affected by 2 huge earthquakes, said a major surv

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