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The Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka was quoted in a statement as saying the public could call 1919 and obtain information as to how free Wi-Fi facilities available in specific locatio

President Maithripala Sirisena is to grant a residential pardon today to Sinnathambi Utheny the girl who scribbled on the Sigiriya Mirror Wall with a sharp object, the government news portal reported. Sinnathamb

India has acceded to Sri Lanka's request to evacuate stranded Sri Lankans along with Indian nationals from strife-torn Yemen, the Indian media reports quoting a Foreign Ministry statement said. There are reportedly arou

Urgent measures are being taken to have Sri Lankans stranded in Yemen brought back to the island in stages  with the assistance of Indian and Kenyan Embassies, an Official of the Foreign Affairs Ministry was quoted by

Business

 Manjula de Silva, long-time Managing Director and CEO at HNB Assurance, has resigned from the company as of March 31. He has been replaced by Niranjan Manickam, as Acting CEO. Meanwhile Lakith Peiris – CEO of Lank

  The Colombo bourse on Wednesday managed to recover to positive ground after six consecutive sessions of losses with analysts saying that the drop in T-Bill Yields had much to do with both indices gaining over 1

  Dharma Dheerasinghe was re-elected chairman of the Commercial Bank at its AGM on Monday amidst concerns by shareholders on moves by the Government to replace him. Shareholder M.R. Shah, former banker and tra

  The Sampath Bank AGM went off without any incident on Monday though a shareholder had said at the meeting that any attempt to seek government control would be met by resistance from the shareholders. Dhammi

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An Easter Carol Service by the Choir of St. Michael and All Angels, Polwatte, Colombo will be held on Easter Sunday, April 5 at 6 p.m. at the Church. This service comprises Easter Lessons and Carols with Procession. It

The Chinese are famed for the ancient art of noodle making. But this giant wok of ‘dragon beard’ noodles, made for 2,000 people at a temple in Henan province in central China, took it to the next level. The tem

Tiesh unveiled its brand new jewellery showroom inviting a select clientele to grace the event and have a preview of its collections including its range of coloured diamonds. The new showroom is located at 253, R.A. de M

Sports

Dhaka (AFP) - International Cricket Council President Mustafa Kamal announced his resignation Wednesday, accusing colleagues within the game's global body of acting "unlawfully". "The main reason for my resignation i

Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake on the sidelines of a briefing with media today said he had pleaded with former cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara to reconsider his retirement atleast for another year. Minister Dissan

Mired in controversies owing to allegations of corruption, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is to be run by an interim committee, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was quoted as saying to media today. The new interim commi

World

April 2 — The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps allegedly lied to doctors, telling them he was on sick leave rather than flying commercial planes, German daily Bild repo

April 2 — A rescue operation is underway after a 103-meter-long trawler sank off the Russian coast late yesterday night. The Russian freezer trawler ‘Dalniy Vostok,’ sunk in the Sea of Okhotsk near Russia’s Ka

Cynthia Lennon, the late John Lennon's first wife, whose existence was once largely hidden from early Beatles fans, has died. She was 75 and suffered from cancer, foreign media reported. Julian Lennon, her musician so

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DUBAI, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - Wary of a rapprochement between Washington and arch-rival Iran, Saudi Arabia has taken matters into its own hands by leading an air war against Shiite rebels in Yemen, experts say. The Huth

TOKYO, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - Dressed in a kimono and kneeling silently on a tatami mat floor, 61-year-old Yasue Tomita looks as if she might be about to perform a Japanese tea ceremony -- instead she's debuting as a por

TOMS RIVER, United States, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - Don Robertson isn't the type to let a snowstorm on the first day of spring -- or his age -- stop him from doing his appointed rounds. “Driving means to keep motivated,

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