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Multiple religious ceremonies were held today and yesterday in Polonnaruwa to mark President Maithripala Sirisena’s birthday tomorrow, President Media Unit said. A Jaya Pirith chanting was held in front of the Somaw

India and Sri Lanka are working to fix the dates for Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to make New Delhi his first foreign port of call this month itself. Sources told Express that there had been exchange of dates f

The Indian Government should act tough and put an end to the attacks and arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy, Indian Tamil Manila Congress leader G. K. Vasan has said. Speaking to presspersons in Kar

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will move a motion in Parliament tomorrow to limit the number of Cabinet Ministers in the national government to 48 and the number of those not in the Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Mini

Business

The Colombo bourse extended losses for the third consecutive session on Wednesday as foreign investors resumed selling amid concerns over bleak outlook in emerging markets, analysts said. The inaugural sitting of the 8t

  A Sri Lankan firm in collaboration with a Malaysian company will soon embark on a pre-stressed spun concrete pole project to replace old wooden poles being used as power line support in rural areas, Ceylon Elec

The LankaPay national payment network operator, LankaClear (Private) Ltd, crossed the Rs.500 million mark to record a revenue of Rs.518 million FY2104/15, up 12 per cent compared to the previous year, a media release iss

    The rapid increase in the imports of consumer durables including motor vehicles in recent months driven by credit available at low interest rates, among other things, has raised some concerns, the ban

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In keeping with the 149th Police Day celebrations the photography unit of the Police Department organised a photo exhibition called "Police Netha" which was launched yesterday at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery in Colombo.

Fans of Country and Western and Folk music have much to look forward to this October, as South Asia’s longest running concert for children Country Roads will be held once again, for the 27th year. Excitingly, this year

American horror film director Wes Craven, creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, has died aged 76, foreign media reported. US media reported that Craven died at his Los Angeles home on Sunday from brain cance

Sports

Off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been reported for a suspect illegal bowling action after Sri Lanka’s third Test match against India concluded at the SSC ground in Colombo on Tuesday (1).     Acc

Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma and Sri Lanka top order batsman Dinesh Chandimal were handed a one-match ban each by the International Cricket Council.   The players were banned for a match for the behaviour

Traditional rugby rivals CR&FC and Havelocks Sports Club will take on each other in a friendly encounter to mark the centenary celebrations of Havelock Sports Club at 6.30pm today (2).   The match will be

World

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 2, 2015 (AFP) - Malaysian police said Wednesday they would question former premier Mahathir Mohamad over statements he made at massive weekend rallies demanding the ousting of current Prime Minister N

THE HAGUE, Sept 2, 2015 (AFP) - The trial of former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda opened at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday, where the ex-rebel dubbed “The Terminator” faces 18 charges of war

BEIJING, Sept 2, 2015 (AFP) - Pakistan has eliminated “almost all” militants from China's Uighur ethnic minority on its territory, the country's president said Wednesday, as China conducts a crackdown within its own

World Features

BANKA, India, Aug 31, 2015 (AFP) - Pointing to a television in her recently built mud and brick home, Indian villager Munia Murmu proudly shows off her new-found wealth, thanks to hundreds of squirming green silkworms.

DUBLIN, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - The killing of a former Irish Republican Army (IRA) militant has revived fears that the notorious paramilitary group is still operating in secret and has shaken Northern Ireland's fragile po

WELLINGTON, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - New Zealanders were presented with four options for a new flag on Tuesday, three of them depicting a silver fern leaf similar to that used on the All Blacks rugby jersey.   The

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