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At least eight persons were injured after a massive tree smashed into two houses inside an estate in Kotagala, Hatton a short while ago, police said. According to police the incident took place in poor weather inside th

A 52-year-old man died on the spot while participating in a pedal cycle race at Batapola in Ambalangoda earlier today, police said. The man who was not named was participating in an elder’s cycle race as part of a N

Showers will also occur in the coastal areas extending from Colombo to Pottuvil via Galle and Hambantota during the morning too, a spokesperson with the Department of Meteorology said a short while ago. He added that th

Some 10 acres of forest cover has been completely destroyed in a bush fire at a location in Maha-Oya late last night. The fire erupted in a place known as Girikana Kande in the Maha-Oya area, according to police. T

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Sri Lanka's under-fire Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran returned to work on Thursday after a long, 5-week absence following a scandal over a Treasury bond issue allegedly involving his son-in-law. “Yes, I am bac

(Reuters) - Sri Lanka's central bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has resumed his duties after a more than five-week voluntary leave of absence after being cleared by a panel investigating a controversial government bond au

Google launched a wireless service across much of the U.S. on Wednesday with terms that challenge many of the lucrative practices that underpin an industry dominated by AT&T Inc.,Verizon Communications Inc.,T-Mobile

The Kalpitiya Integrated Project must be revisited under strict disciplines and must not become an environment closer to some destinations packed with mushroom developments every 10 metres. We must continue to support

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“A good Jaffna boy had to study hard, enter university, and become a doctor or an engineer. After that, get married around his mid-twenties and have two kids. I had no chance,” muses Bernard Sinniah in his book, ‘J

Tanya Ekanayaka launched a debut album of her own composition for solo piano, titled “Reinventions: Rhapsodies for Piano”, on March 30. The album contains seven tracks which have all been composed and performed by

The prefects of the Elizabeth Moir senior school will be hosting a fundraiser in the form of a fashion show. They hope to raise funds to provide design and art material for the less fortunate youth in rural Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka's batting great Kumar Sangakkara enjoyed his first experience of batting with Kevin Pietersen at English County side Surrey and said he wants England and Pietersen to settle matters which might help the English

Sanath Jayasuriya has tendered his resignation from the post of Chairman of Selectors for Sri Lanka Cricket, local media reported. In his resignation letter to Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake, Jayasuriya was quoted by

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

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(Reuters) - A year after hosting the soccer World Cup and a year before staging the Summer Olympics, Brazil is set to stage a new international event -- the Indigenous Peoples World Games. The inaugural games will be

(Reuters) - The most complete genetic information assembled on woolly mammoths is providing insight into their demise, revealing they suffered two population crashes before a final, severely inbred group succumbed on an

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Switzerland has the world's happiest people, according to researchers in a study released on Thursday. In the annual World Happiness Report, Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada

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GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, April 22, 2015 (AFP) - A year after rival Palestinian nationalist movements Hamas and Fatah agreed to end their bitter divisions, the unity deal they signed appears to be on the brink

CAPE TOWN, April 22, 2015 (AFP) - In his royal leopardskin regalia, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini conjures up Hollywood images of his once-feared tribe and the legendary warrior-king Shaka, his direct ancestor. Zwelith

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

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