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Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Rohitha Bogollagama was granted bail today morning by Colombo Magistrate Courts. He was charged of financial fraud by the Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption when he held th

Expressing deep appreciation over the new government’s policies on improving human rights and strengthening democratic institutions, European Union Ambassador to Sri Lanka David Daly said the EU is seriously reevaluati

Former Sri Lanka Air Force commander Air Chief Marshal G Donald Perera is currently being questioned by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) regarding the controversial MiG deal. Perera served as the SLA

Ten suspects and UPFA Parliamentarian Duminda Silva involving the killing of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra were released on bail by the Colombo High Court today. They have been barred from leaving the country.


  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

Nihal Jayamanne, PC, was re-elected as chairman of Seylan Bank at the AGM on Monday amidst reports that the Government was seeking changes in the board based on the stakes held by state entities like EPF. “There wer

Cinnamon Lakeside will be closed partially (for about seven months) resulting in at least 40 per cent of the rooms unavailable while work is carried out on its pergolas for emergency health and safety repairs, Cinnamon H


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

https://youtu.be/7cfq87OWlS0?list=PLqvAkd0-laMf0HyGzqzK-Hqc7FO6oXCu1 Ten moving eulogies were delivered at the funeral service of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday. The service, held at the Univers

If you’ve made the trip to Kandy you’ll know Weweldeniya, the famed town that produces,-well, wewel (or cane). But have you ever seen a dance item choreographed around the craft? Here’s your chance. The Rivega Danc


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

(AFP) Australia lauded its World Cup winning team Monday for a "fairytale" victory on home soil over New Zealand, with praise heaped on retiring one-day captain Michael Clarke after a dream farewell. Clarke hit 74 as


ISTANBUL, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - A senior Turkish prosecutor and his 2 hostage-takers were killed when security forces launched an operation to free the official in a bloody end to a 6-hour standoff in Istanbul. Two ra

DENPASAR, Indonesia, March 31 (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the case of a U.S. couple accused of murder on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali on Tuesday called for the pair to be sentenced to at least 15 years in prison

BEIJING, April 1 (Reuters) - China is trying hard to get world leaders to attend events marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Beijing this year, including a military parade, but some diplomats said

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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,

NEW DELHI, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - Ganga Kalshetty was just 2-years-old when India declared itself leprosy-free in 2005, giving her family hope that she would be spared the disfiguring disease and its social stigma. But

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