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A new traffic plan is to be  introduced from Monday between 7.30 a.m. and 8.45 a.m. to ease the congestion in Colombo, the Police Department said yesterday. Traffic DIG Amarasiri Senaratne said there was heavy traffi

Sri Lanka's new cabinet has agreed to appoint a fresh committee to review the agreement on a mega China-funded port city project so that the construction of the project could be restarted. The 1.4 billion U.S. dollar

In a significant move, China has dispatched a special envoy to Sri Lanka, where major Chinese investments are being reviewed since a Beijing-friendly president was ousted from power in January and a recent parliamentary

Nine-year-old Arunraj and his younger sister Rakshana are excited about their journey on Thursday. For the first time in their lives, they would be travelling by an airplane and both want to have a window seat. The ch


Janashakthi Insurance Plc has bought global giant AIA’s general business in Sri Lanka in a deal that will be announced later in the day by both parties, officials said on Friday.   In his annual statement la

        Patrick Amarasinghe, considered the ‘Godfather of Entrepreneurship” in Sri Lanka, passed away on Thursday evening after a brief illness. The funeral will be held tomorrow Satur

  Germany has stepped in to promote renewable-energy based power generation in Sri Lanka as a solution to the increasing demand for electricity against limited energy resources in the country, German Ambassador D

The second annual real estate conference will take place on October 21, 2015, from 3pm - 8pm, at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, according to a statement released by Lamudi.lk In addition to


The radiant, young Thilini Amarasooriya was crowned the Siyatha-Facia Miss World Sri Lanka 2015 at a glittering final pageant held at Grand Ballroom Colombo Hilton recently . Jayathi De Silva was adjudged the First R

Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) recently presented the fourth edition of the HSBC CFW Resort hosted by Jetwing Hotels; as leading Sri Lankan and international designers showcase their latest resortwear collections on the runw

Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) recently presented the fourth edition of the HSBC CFW Resort hosted by Jetwing Hotels; as leading Sri Lankan and international designers showcase their latest resortwear collections on the runw


Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) named the squad of 15 players for the upcoming Tour of New Zealand under skipper Shashikala Siriwardene.   The tour which includes a One Day and a Twenty20 series will be held from Octo

Southern Province beat North Central by 7 wickets to win the SLC-Prima Under-15 Provincial Championship at Colts ground on Wednesday (7).   North Central, batting first were shot out for 88 with Kaveen Bandara

Sri Lanka Carrom team consisting of four men and women players will leave on Tuesday (6th) to India to take part in the 7th ICF Carrom Tournament to be held in India from October 7 to 11 at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex,


JERUSALEM, Oct 8, 2015 (AFP) - Three new stabbings wounded Israelis on Thursday and one of the assailants was shot dead as a spate of such attacks spread fear and defied attempts by authorities to contain Palestinian un

BANGKOK, Oct 8, 2015 (AFP) - Popular Thai holiday islands were engulfed with haze from Indonesian forest fires Thursday, forcing several planes packed with beach-bound tourists to turn back, further stoking regional ten

MOSCOW, Oct 8, 2015 (AFP) - More than 70 percent of Russians support Moscow's bombing campaign against Islamic State in Syria but the danger of getting sucked into a protracted war is not lost on the public, a new poll

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NEW DELHI, Oct 6, 2015 (AFP) - A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a “walking” fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the ecologically fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conserva

LONDON, Oct 7, 2015 (AFP) - Pakistani activist Liaquat Ali Hazara had his application for asylum in Britain turned down 2 years ago. He has been stuck in limbo since, afraid of being killed by the Taliban if he is sent

SEOUL, Oct 7, 2015 (AFP) - When it comes to grandiose, mass displays of State muscle and military grandstanding, North Korea has few equals. This Saturday, the reclusive, and diplomatically elusive North is set to put

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