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A day after busting a fake currency circulation and drug trafficking gang by arresting four people, the police have arrested five more, including the prime accused, on Tuesday while launching a dragnet for five others to

The People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) said it has received 783 complaints regarding Electoral Law violations and violence incidents up to today, a statement said. " Out of them,84 are related to Ac

C.V.Wigneswaran, who became Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province in 2013 thanks to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), appears to be drifting away from the party which propped him up. Well placed sources i

A Saudi employer offered his Sri Lankan housemaid for SR25,000 (Dh25,00) in an advertisement he published on a local auction website. 'Sabq' newspaper said the employer wrote in the ads that he wanted to end the contr

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The following are highlights of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's presentation at the 2-day annual Sri Lanka Economic Summit organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce which opened in Colombo on Tuesday at 9 am:

The Colombo share market ended the holiday shortened week on Thursday on a positive note with local investors topping the turnover charts, analysts said. Friday is a Poya holiday for the market. Institutional and high

    Janashakthi Insurance's longstanding Non-Executive Chairman W.T. Ellawala on Wednesday announced his retirement from the company's board, to come into effect in 2016.   He made this announcemen

  TOKYO, Thursday -- Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance has purchased a stake in Sri Lanka's Ceylinco Insurance, becoming the first Japanese insurer to make a foray into the island nation with a growing economy, according

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For many younger voters, the upcoming election experience is to be a first. Casting one’s vote could be a daunting task in today’s political arena and the Kadirgamar Trust hope to allow first timers and undecided y

Festival Director Amrita Pieris steps up to the podium and with that the press conference announcing the Fairway Galle Literary Festival (FGLF) of 2016 is underway. Her speech is full of good news. Not only will FGLF be

What if air pollution data were as readily available as transit directions or weather forecasts? Google (GOOGL, Tech30) and a San Francisco-based startup called Aclima are trying to make that happen, CNN reported. Acli

Sports

Kandy Sports Club regained the SLRFU Inter-Club Rugby Sevens Championship beating the defending champions Havelock Sports Club by 17-10 at the Racecourse ground on Sunday (2).   Kandy SC scored their points fr

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 1 wicket in a cliffhanger to win the two-match Twenty20 series 2-0 at the R. Premadasa ICS in Colombo today (1).   Electing to bat first Sri Lanka posted 172 for the loss of 7 wicket

Sri Lanka won the toss and will bat first against Pakistan in the second and final Twenty20 International which will begin shortly at the R. Premadasa ICS in Colombo today (1).   Sri Lanka will go out sans Ang

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KALAY, Myanmar, Aug 3, 2015 (AFP) - Rescue workers in Myanmar raced on Monday to help tens of thousands of people in remote areas enduring roof-top high floods, as the death toll climbed to at least 46. Relentless mons

TOKYO, Aug 3, 2015 (AFP) - Tokyo on Monday described claims that Washington spied on Japanese politicians and major firms as “deeply regrettable”, in its first official response to revelations from whistleblower gro

HARARE, Aug 3, 2015 (AFP) - Another US trophy hunter is suspected of killing a lion in Zimbabwe without a permit, authorities in Harare said Sunday, days after the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist caused

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3, 2015 (AFP) - Beijing faces pressure over its island-building in the South China Sea during high-level Asian security meetings this week that will include the top US and Chinese diplomats. China is

KATHMANDU, Aug 3, 2015 (AFP) - Nepal's proposed new constitution has sparked fury from women who say their citizenship, property and other rights are being curtailed by the document designed to draw a line under centuri

London (AFP) - The world of showbiz was in mourning Sunday for Cilla Black after the death at 72 of the 1960s pop star, who was championed by The Beatles and later became one of Britain's best-loved television presenters

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