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Kaduwela Magistrate rejected the bail application of Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa a short while ago, and remanded him further till June 10. Rajapaksa was arrested on April 22 by police Financia

An Act will be passed in Parliament making it compulsory to pay an additional Rs. 2,500 per month to all private sector employees, in two phases, Government Information Department said. According to Labour Minister S.

The police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) summoned former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa to appear before on June 1 to record a statement over an alleged corruption. Parilamentarian Namal Rajapaksa in

Muralidhar Rao, national general secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is concerned on the issues faced by Lankan Tamils. “Strengthening the party base in the southern

Business

Sunshine Holdings PLC posted a consolidated revenue of Rs. 16.3 billion in FY15, an improvement of 11.1 per cent year-on-year (YoY). Key business segments, particularly Healthcare and Agribusiness, grew above industry av

Colombo equities saw some marginal returns on Friday at midday trading session after Thursday’s profit taking, analysts said. They said that political uncertainties will be the deal breaker in investor participation

The Colombo bourse on Wednesday saw marginal returns in early trade with analysts saying that good corporate results released recently are mooting traders to shift from their wait-and-see mode. The benchmark All Share

Colombo equities on Tuesday showed some returns by midday with analysts saying that retailers are active on selected stocks. They added that the uncertain political setting will play a large role in determining the ma

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Royal handed out a 49-0 drubbing to Trinity in the second match at the Royal Complex. Captured here are images of the final day of the Bradby encounter.

Nobel Prize winner John Nash - whose life was portrayed in the film A Beautiful Mind - has been killed in a taxi crash in New Jersey with his wife Alicia, Sky News reported. The Princeton University mathematician was

Before making the Sri Lankan immigrant drama Dheepan, French director Jacques Audiard acknowledged he couldn’t have even found his characters’ native country on a map, Gulf News reported. Audiard premiered Dheepan

Sports

Minister of Tourism and Sports, Navin Dissanayake appointed a Board of Inquiry comprising three Attorneys-at-Law -- Ravi Algama, Jaliya Bodinagoda and Varuna Mallawaarachchi to probe investigate inquire and report on any

Sri Lanka beat Italy 2-1 in the BNP Paribas World Team Cup Wheelchair Tennis Group II Pool ‘D’ competition at the Club Ali Bey Manavgat in Antalya, Turkey.   Sri Lanka's Upali Rajakaruna beat Italy’s Luc

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed a short while ago today (26) that former South Africa allrounder Jonty Rhodes will arrive in Sri Lanka to join the national cricket team’s coaching staff.    

World

BRUSSELS, May 27, 2015 (AFP) - The European Commission is due Wednesday to unveil its latest version of a controversial plan to force EU member states to more evenly absorb the wave of migrants making the dangerous cros

LONDON, May 27, 2015 (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives unveil their programme for government Wednesday after a surprise clear win at this month's general election which will lead to a referend

JAKARTA, May 27 (Reuters) - An Indonesian court has fixed June 3 to hear a last-ditch appeal by a French drug trafficker on death row, after a verdict expected this week was delayed by the absence of the presiding judge

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MOSCOW, May 27, 2015 (AFP) - Already branded “foreign agents” while endeavouring to help abuse victims or protect the environment, Russian activists fear a new law against “undesirable” NGOs will further stymie

ANKARA, May 27, 2015 (AFP) - The campaign for Turkey's June 7 legislative elections has been rich in political point-scoring while ignoring one of the biggest challenges the country faces in the years ahead -- the futur

PANYU, China, May 27, 2015 (AFP) - As workers gathered around a table in a cheap restaurant to discuss strike action against their shoe factory bosses, Chinese police barged in and dragged away their leaders.      

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