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Former Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa was today further remanded until May 20 by the Kaduwela Magistrate. Former Secretary of the Ministry Dr Nihal Jayatillaka and former Director General  of the Divinegum

President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday (May 06)  that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) would not nominate a Prime Ministerial candidate before the next Parliamentary election, the government news portal reporte

The eagerly awaited talks between Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa  to sort out problems between them ended in a stalemate, a source told the HIndu. "Today's meeting wa

A protest is to be held in front of Fort Railway Station today at 3pm, against the assault on Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri  and Dr. Kumudu Kusum Kumara, local media reported. Several civil organizations including N


Colombo shares drop amidst low Treasury bill yields Colombo shares were down on Wednesday on the back of low Treasury bill yields, analysts said. They said that Wednesday’s low Treasury bill yields auction saw the 1

Colombo stock market showed some early gains on Wednesday on the back of Central Bank's (CB) stamp on Sri Lanka expecting to maintain single digit inflation until end 2015, analysts said. They added that CB's  projec

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday postponed till May 13 further hearing in the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition seeking an independent inquiry into the controversial Central Bank Treasury bond issue. T

Colombo stock market showed positive returns on Tuesday at the start of a 4-day short week reflecting an optimistic market sentiment, analysts said. The market was closed on Monday as it was a public holiday on accoun


Vesak day displays as  annual Vesak Buddhist festivities in the  country get underway.  

Bringing forward the range of talents of the school going youth to the fore, the semi-final round of the Inter- School Drama Competition 2015  organised by the interact club of Royal College, Drama Competition went on t

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center recently received a treasure trove: 85 cubic feet of Arthur C. Clarke’s papers, shipped from his home in Sri Lanka, the Simthsonian Magazine reported.


Sri Lanka star batsman Kumar Sangakkara has signed with the Hobart Hurricanes for the 2015/16 Big Bash League (BBL) season.   Sangakkara will be the Hurricanes’ second overseas player besides West Indies all

Michael Main will join Sri Lanka Cricket as trainer of the National team from June 1 according to an official statement issued by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).   Main was the Head of Strength and Conditioning at Ha

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Sri Lanka Unifight Federation (SLUF) will be held on May 10 at its training facility near Sri Sumangala College in Panadura starting from 2.00pm. The meeting will also become the lo


Mumbai (AFP) - Salman Khan, one of Bollywood's biggest stars, was sentenced on Wednesday to five years in prison for drunkenly killing a homeless man with his SUV in a 2002 hit-and-run. Judge D.W. Deshpande told a ses

BEIJING, May 6 (Reuters) - A destabilised and isolated Russia is in nobody's interests, and sanctions are only being kept in place because a truce agreement in the conflict in Ukraine is not being fully implemented, the

GAZA/JERUSALEM, May 6 (Reuters) - In recent weeks, a flurry of envoys has beaten a path to Gaza's door: representatives from Qatar, Turkey, the United Nations, the European Union and former U.S. president Jimmy Carter h

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LONDON, May 6, 2015 (AFP) - Seven party leaders are headed into Britain's most unpredictable election in decades on Thursday, which has brought several smaller parties to the fore because of a fragmentation of the vote.

MOSCOW, May 6, 2015 (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin grew up with tales of how his father battled the Nazis as a Red Army soldier and his mother lived through the punishing siege of Leningrad. The stories of su

CONAKRY, May 6, 2015 (AFP) - With the Guinean government accused of electoral dark arts and the opposition of spoiling for a coup, the west African country's political factions are embroiled in a standoff that may requi


Is President Maithripala Sirisena losing control of the SLFP?

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