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Former Minister of Cooperatives and Internal Trade Johnston Fernando was produced before the Kurunegala Magistrate Courts a short while ago. He was arrested by the  police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FC

Former Trade Minister Johnston Fernando has been arrested by Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division over alleged financial corruption at Sathosa during the previous government. Earlier today he was summoned by

The Elections Commissioner’s Office says that the distribution of forms related to the voters’ lists. It mentioned that the distribution of these lists will be undertaken by the Grama Niladharis, Government Informati

The Sri Lanka Tri-Forces personnel dispatched to assist the earthquake relief efforts in Nepal have so far provided medical assistance to over 1,500 badly injured persons, Prime minister office said. The contingent co

Business

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

  Rienzie Arsecularatne, a senior lawyer and former Director General of the Bribery Commission, has been appointed the new chairman of HNB (bank) with effect from May 1, the bank announced on Thursday. Mr. Ars

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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.

Sports

Sri Lanka is set to see eye-to-eye with the big-made players of the Kazakhstan rugby team on Wednesday in Manila, Philippines in the opening game of the ARFU Asian5Nations Division I Rugby Tournament.   Four t

Sports Minister Naveen Dissanayake will meet the now dismissed Sri Lanka Cricket executive committee on May 12 at 2.00pm at the Sports Ministry to hear its side of the story, SLC’s former senior vice President Mohan de

Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lanka’s best exponent of the new ball all time, feels that he has bid adieu to his association with the game in his motherland.   Vaas said: “I met the SLC officials on Thursday, but we

World

SYDNEY, May 6, 2015 (AFP) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday he was unaware the gay partner of his ambassador to France was asked “to wait in the car” during a recent tarmac greeting, insisting h

BERLIN, May 5 (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to reassure Germans on Tuesday that the government was working smoothly despite a spat between her conservatives and their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partner

NIAMEY, May 5 (Reuters) - At least 265 people have died so far this year in a meningitis epidemic in Niger amid a shortage of vaccines needed to prevent the disease's spread, the West African nation's health minister sa

World Features

NEW DELHI, May 6, 2015 (AFP) - Nepal's earthquake should act as a wake-up call to neighbouring countries which have failed to learn lessons from their own disasters and where shoddy construction and rapid urbanisation c

MOGADISHU, May 6, 2015 (AFP) - After 14-year-old Fatima was raped by a tuk-tuk driver, she was arrested, detained for a month and raped repeatedly by a police officer, according to the child and her aunt. Sexual violen

RIYADH, May 5 (Reuters) - After failing for years to win a single order for the Dassault-built Rafale fighter jet, France has scored a string of multi-billion-euro wins in recent weeks and is on a quest for more. Globa

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