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The re- scrutinized results of the 2014 GCE Ordinary Level examination were released today, the Examinations Department said. The candidates who applied for re correction could obtain their results via the department

Janatha Vimukthi Perumana (JVP) candidate in the Puttalam District at the up coming August 17 elections- Samantha Koraleaarachchi was arrested yesterday while distributing polls propaganda messages inside the Chilaw Gove

Train services throughout country is set to come to a standstill from midnight today if a trade union fails to win a key demand in the next few hours, union officials said. The strike is aimed at pressing home a linge

Police investigating the display of a distorted national flag at a United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) election propaganda rally in Yatinuwara on Sunday have arrested the chairman of the local Pradeshiya Sabha Thus

Business

    Janashakthi Insurance's longstanding Non-Executive Chairman W.T. Ellawala on Wednesday announced his retirement from the company's board, to come into effect in 2016.   He made this announcemen

  TOKYO, Thursday -- Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance has purchased a stake in Sri Lanka's Ceylinco Insurance, becoming the first Japanese insurer to make a foray into the island nation with a growing economy, according

  Shreepati Edifice (Pvt) Ltd, part of India’s biggest real estate development groups, is investing in Sri Lanka’s tallest building in a tube-shaped structure as a tribute to Arjuna Ranatunga’s World Cup wi

Colombo equities on Tuesday brushed off losses made on Monday as blue chips helped lead the market higher, analysts said. The main All Share Index recouped and touched a high of 7,275.45 before settling at 7,261.07 with

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The annual Journalism Awards for Excellence Programme jointly organized by the Editors' Guild of Sri Lanka (TEGOSL) and the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) was held last evening at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. This year

Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Jean –Marin Schuh, hosted  an elegant evening for France’s National Day at the Galle Face Hotel on July 14 with the Ballroom packed with guests both from the diplo

The annual “Royal College Class of 69” Sing Along with Rukshan Perera backed by Sohan & the Experiments will be held on August 2, at 7 p.m., at the Galadari Hotel Main Ballroom. This is their 4th sing along with

Sports

The Dribblers Basketball Academy from the United Arab Emirates will be visiting Sri Lanka for the second consecutive year to play a series of matches against local schools.   Dribblers will play matches agains

The SLT Katukurunda Motor Races which was jointly organized by the Asian Motor Racing Club and the Sri Lankan Association of Racing Drivers and Riders (SLARDAR) and sponsored by Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) was successfully h

Sri Lanka and Tamil Union left-arm paceman Chanaka Welagedara has decided to leave his native country and migrate to Australia for greener pastures in cricket reports say.   Welagedara, 34, who has played 21 T

World

The mortal remains of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday, were taken from his ancestral house in Rameswaram to the local mosque ahead of the funeral as thousands of mourners -- young and old --poured in

(REUTERS )Malaysia is "almost certain" that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said on Thursday, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage

JERUSALEM, July 29 (Reuters) - Israel gave final approval on Wednesday for plans to build 300 new homes in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, announcing the move as it carried out a court demolition order ag

World Features

LONDON, July 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About 2 weeks into last year's conflict in Gaza, Palestinian photographer Jehad Saftawi began to tire of venturing into the city every day to take images of the wreckage.

OSH, Kyrgyzstan, July 28 (Reuters) - Authorities in Central Asia's former Soviet “stans” are taking draconian measures to stamp out militant Islam, but their harsh methods and the absence of democratic politics risk

LONDON, July 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Inadequate shelter, school closures and a lack of safe water and sanitation are the 3 biggest concerns of Nepali children affected by 2 huge earthquakes, said a major surv

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