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      A strong group comprising employers, business chambers and professionals emerged on Wednesday saying it was strongly backing the March 12th declaration by polls monicampaigntor PAFFREL and t

A leading education trade union today called the government to postpone the Parliamentary elections as it was clashing with the G.C.E. (A/L) examinations. Mahinda Jayasinghe General Secretary Ceylon Teachers' Services

“We will contest at the next General Election and form a new government,” former President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced at a meeting in Medamulana a short while ago. Addressing the crowds present, the former presid

UPFA members yesterday lodged a complaint with the Commissioner of Elections that the government was giving job appointments despite the fact that elections have been announced. Former Mps,  Dinesh Gunawardena, Kuma

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      A strong group comprising employers, business chambers and professionals emerged on Wednesday saying it was strongly backing the March 12th declaration by polls monicampaigntor PAFFREL and t

  Southlake, Texas – US-based Sabre Corporation announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Roshan Mendis as senior vice president for Sabre Travel Network, Asia Pacific, following the completion of its acquis

Colombo bourse lost ground on Tuesday despite the mild gains yesterday on another  lackluster trading session as most of the investors continued to remain on the  sidelines, assessing the current political developments

Colombo equities started operations on Monday on early gains upbeat by the mid-year monetary policy review after it ended last week on  negative returns, analysts said. During the opening hours, main index, All Shar

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For over two decades they have sung to the Jellicle moon, leapt across the African savannah with gazelle like grace, trekked across the Alps, danced the Charleston at Herod’s Palace and more recently retold the story o

The Volkswagen Beetle Owners Club  made arrangements to celebrate ‘World Volkswagen Day’ on  June 21 in remembrance of this unique motoring marvel that made motoring a way of life with over 21 million examples that

Vihanga Perera is a study in contrasts. On the internet and in the media, he is a forceful voice and a happy dissenter of mainstream opinion. As a published author he is confrontational and prone to writing well received

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The annual Championship Meet for clubs of the Lanka Lions Sports Club will be held at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Diyagama on July 4 and 5 commencing at 7.30am each day.   According the organisers closer

A combined cricket team representing the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) schools has come down to Sri Lanka to engage in a 12-day tour to play six one day matches and a Twenty20 tournament.   This tour part of a la

Nethmi Waduge defeated Amritha Muttiah by two sets to nil to win the Women’s Single final of the 100th Colombo Tennis Championship held at the Sri Lanka Tennis Courts in Colombo.   Waduge beat Muttiah by 6/2

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NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India is reinvigorating an $18 billion campaign to provide fast internet connections for all, with a "digital week" aimed at popularizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign promise to co

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's legislature adopted a sweeping national security law on Wednesday that covers everything from territorial sovereignty to measures to tighten cyber security, a move likely to rile foreign busin

REUTERS  - Iran and world powers gave themselves an extra week to reach a nuclear accord, extending a deadline due to expire on Tuesday, while U.S. President Barack Obama said there would be no deal if all pathways to

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(REUTERS) The World Bank on Wednesday censured China for the state's extensive interference in the financial system, saying it could stoke potential instability unless Beijing undertakes urgent reforms to eliminate disto

DOHA, June 30, 2015 (AFP) - Despite claims of its imminent demise, Qatar's controversial “kafala” sponsorship system -- which critics say is a direct cause of misery and abuse for many foreign workers -- clings stub

KUWAIT, June 29 (Reuters) - By sending a Saudi Arabian suicide bomber to Kuwait and recruiting local members of a Stateless underclass to help him attack a Shi'ite Muslim mosque, an Islamic State (IS) cell struck at the

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