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A woman pedestrian was killed on the spot after she was hit by a speeding motorcyclist at a location in Kiribathgoda yesterday evening, police said. They said the incident took place while the victim was moving on the

A businessman operating at the Welisara Economic Centre (WEC) was hacked to death while moving in a three wheeler along with his child at a location in Mabole earlier today, police said. They said the 46-year-old man

Handbills and posters that put the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in poor light was recovered from a private printing house in Kesbewa earlier today, police said. Three persons were taken into custody along with t

The police were hunting for a group of assailants who allegedly stabbed a man to death in broad day light at a location in Jampettah Street earlier today. The 33-year-old man who was not identified was out on bail and

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Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Tuesday granted approval to the government’s new action plan of paying back 41 per cent of the deposits of the Golden Key Company (GK) and thus terminated the 6-year old case, GK counsel

Colimbo Equities fell on Tuesday, snapping the four-day winning streak as profit taking halted the upward drive on the Colombo Bourse, analysts said.  In the opening hours, main index advanced to 7,345 mark but failed

Saying / advocating policies such as doubling Sri Lanka's exports and urging to curtail its imports (at the same time) is 'stupid', a top economist says. Associate Professor at Lee KuanYew School of Public Policy, Nat

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:

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Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) Swim 2015, presented by OLU Tropical Water, will showcase the latest collections of emerging and established Sri Lankan swimwear labels, a statement fro the organisers said. In the inaugur

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

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SriLankan Airlines flew high when they won the first ever Travel Trade Sports Club Archery Championships 2015, sponsored by Yenesha Travels Seeduwa, concluded at the Colombo Archery School, CR&FC at Longdon Place, la

The Central Province Table Tennis Championship played for the SMS Challenge Trophy began on Wednesday (5) at the Jagath Rajapaksa International Table Tennis Complex in Peradeniya, Kandy.   The tournament, held

Former Sri Lanka skipper and ace batsman Mahela Jayawardene will join the England cricket team as batting consultant according to foreign reports.     Jayawardene had earlier expressed his willingn

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VIENNA, Aug 5, 2015 (AFP) - Austria on Wednesday stopped accepting new arrivals at its main refugee camp, where the UN has described conditions as “inhumane”. The move comes as a growing number of countries show si

ADEN, Aug 5, 2015 (AFP) - Pro-government forces pursued fleeing Shiite Huthi fighters in south Yemen Wednesday, military sources said, as they looked to press recent gains against the rebels, including the retaking of a

SRINAGAR, India, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Indian forces captured a Pakistani militant on Wednesday after a deadly attack on a military convoy in the disputed Kashmir region, Indian officials said. The accusation could further

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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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