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A protest is currently being carried out near  Parliament, by UPFA MPs against the summons issued  to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to appear before the Bribery Commission for questioning. Meanwhile Police rea

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa adjourned the parliament to conduct party leaders meeting on continuing the sittings in the parliament amidst uproar in the house.    

Veteran singer Haroon Lanthra has passed away at the age of 83 years, local media reported. The body is lying in state at his residence at no. 43, Housing Scheme in Polhena, Kelaniya. Mr. Lantra has been recognised

The sit-in protest staged by a group of opposition MPs in the well of the house against the notice on former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to report to the Bribery Commission on April 24th is still continuinr, local media

Business

    The Central Bank (CB) on Wednesday cut policy interest rates by 0.5 per cent with immediate effect saying current market interest rates are seen inconsistent “with the continued low inflation and in

The Brandix factory at the Katunayake Free Trade Zone caught fire this morning (Monday) but was later brought under control without spreading to other areas, police said. Minister of Highways and Investment Promotion,

Vajira Wijegunawardene has been appointed the new Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with immediate effect, sources at the commission said on Friday evening.   He has been on the staff

    The report of the committee headed by banking expert Dinesh Weerakkody examining proposed financial reforms in the banking sector which was presented to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday has said

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Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was honoured with the prestigious ‘Outstanding Contribution to Cinema’ award at the fifth annual Asian Awards in London. The award ceremony took place on April 17 and apart from

On April 25, the Western Province Aesthetic Resort in Colombo 7 will throw open its gates to anybody who wishes to spend a day delving into the mysteries and familiarities of Sri Lankan literature. It is not for nothing

(Reuters) - "Chewie, we're home." So declares Harrison Ford's Han Solo in a new trailer released on Thursday for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the much anticipated return of one the most celebrated movie franchises of

Sports

Sri Lanka want their World Cup handouts honoured after the International Cricket Council bosses suspended payments in protest at changes to the island nation's governance of the sport. Sports Minister Navin Dissanaya

Fashion designer John Rocha and cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara were also among the big winners at the fifth annual British Asian Awards, which celebrates Pan Asian excellence, foreign media reported. Fashion icon Gok

(Reuters) - Michael Phelps will not compete at the world championships but the 18-time gold medalist will attempt to add to his Olympic legacy by competing at next year's Rio Games. Since coming out of retirement two

World

BOSTON, April 21, 2015 (AFP) - Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will return to court for the start of his sentencing trial Tuesday when prosecutors will demand that the American jury condemn the 21-year-old to death. Th

SYDNEY, April 21, 2015 (AFP) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, whose government introduced tough measures to stop asylum-seeker boats, said Tuesday the European Union should follow suit, describing it as the only

SYDNEY, April 21, 2015 (AFP) - Australian police Tuesday charged a second man with terrorism-related offences, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott urged the public not to be deterred by fears of an alleged plot inspired by Is

World Features

GREENBELT, United States, April 21, 2015 (AFP) - Hubble, the first telescope to revolutionize modern astronomy and change our view of the universe by offering glimpses of distant galaxies, marks its 25th year in space t

BURJ HAMMOUD, Lebanon, April 21, 2015 (AFP) - For thousands of Syrian Armenian refugees in Lebanon, the slaughter and expulsion of their ancestors a century ago is less a historical event than an ongoing trauma. Though

JERUSALEM, April 21, 2015 (AFP) - They were already in their 20s the first time they ever heard about dinosaurs or even tried their hands at maths and English. Now a group of young Israelis who left the closed world of

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