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The meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa took place this afternoon at the President’s Office at the Parliamentary Complex. The discussions were focused on the future

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  said that Pakistan's economic ties and trade linkages with Sri Lanka must be further strengthened for the benefit of their people. The prime minister stated this while talking to Pakistan

Four teams will be appointed to the Presidential Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons (PCICMP) to conduct investigations into future deliberations, Government information department said. The Chairman of

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasizes that all necessary measures to ensure national security are being taken. He added that a series of steps were taken during last three months in this regard. The President poin

Business

Colombo shares drop amidst low Treasury bill yields Colombo shares were down on Wednesday on the back of low Treasury bill yields, analysts said. They said that Wednesday’s low Treasury bill yields auction saw the 1

Colombo stock market showed some early gains on Wednesday on the back of Central Bank's (CB) stamp on Sri Lanka expecting to maintain single digit inflation until end 2015, analysts said. They added that CB's  projec

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday postponed till May 13 further hearing in the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition seeking an independent inquiry into the controversial Central Bank Treasury bond issue. T

Colombo stock market showed positive returns on Tuesday at the start of a 4-day short week reflecting an optimistic market sentiment, analysts said. The market was closed on Monday as it was a public holiday on accoun

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Vesak day displays as  annual Vesak Buddhist festivities in the  country get underway.  

Bringing forward the range of talents of the school going youth to the fore, the semi-final round of the Inter- School Drama Competition 2015  organised by the interact club of Royal College, Drama Competition went on t

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center recently received a treasure trove: 85 cubic feet of Arthur C. Clarke’s papers, shipped from his home in Sri Lanka, the Simthsonian Magazine reported.

Sports

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Sri Lanka Unifight Federation (SLUF) will be held on May 10 at its training facility near Sri Sumangala College in Panadura starting from 2.00pm. The meeting will also become the lo

Sri Lanka beat Kazakhstan 35-14 in the opening game of the ARFU Asian5Nation Division I rugby test match played at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Manila today (6). Sri Lanka will meet the winner of the second semi-f

Three weightlifters – Isuru Senadheera, Bevishan Wijewickrama and Sreemali Samarakoon -- have qualified to represent Sri Lanka at the forthcoming Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa this September.   Isuru Sen

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Mumbai (AFP) - Salman Khan, one of Bollywood's biggest stars, was sentenced on Wednesday to five years in prison for drunkenly killing a homeless man with his SUV in a 2002 hit-and-run. Judge D.W. Deshpande told a ses

BEIJING, May 6 (Reuters) - A destabilised and isolated Russia is in nobody's interests, and sanctions are only being kept in place because a truce agreement in the conflict in Ukraine is not being fully implemented, the

GAZA/JERUSALEM, May 6 (Reuters) - In recent weeks, a flurry of envoys has beaten a path to Gaza's door: representatives from Qatar, Turkey, the United Nations, the European Union and former U.S. president Jimmy Carter h

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LONDON, May 6, 2015 (AFP) - Seven party leaders are headed into Britain's most unpredictable election in decades on Thursday, which has brought several smaller parties to the fore because of a fragmentation of the vote.

MOSCOW, May 6, 2015 (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin grew up with tales of how his father battled the Nazis as a Red Army soldier and his mother lived through the punishing siege of Leningrad. The stories of su

CONAKRY, May 6, 2015 (AFP) - With the Guinean government accused of electoral dark arts and the opposition of spoiling for a coup, the west African country's political factions are embroiled in a standoff that may requi

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