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Former United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian Thenuka Vidanagamage remanded until July 14 by Mahiyanganaya Magistrate today over an election violence incident in Mahiyanganaya. Mr Vidanagamage surrende

A 23-year-old Sri Lankan woman died early Saturday morning in Bahrain after falling from the balcony of a ninth-floor residence belonging to a U.S. Marine. The woman, Kudaliyanage Dona Nimesha Udari Gunasekera, was at

Former United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena was remanded further until July 21 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate today. He was charged for misusing state vehicles belonging to

Separated by the unrest in Sri Lanka more than three decades ago, a 72-year-old refugee reunited with his 76-year-old sister on Friday in the city, thanks to social networking mobile application WhatsApp. Samuel, 72,

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  Chrishantha Perera, corporate leader and veteran tea industry specialist, has been appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena as a member of the Monetary Board of Sri Lanka's Central Bank (CB) with effect from Jun

Colombo shares drifted lower on Tuesday in another light early trading session as the political uncertainties checkmated the points gained in the previous session, analysts said.   Foreign investors were net sel

REUTERS  Honda's New chief executive said the Japanese automaker has no plans for now to provide financial aid to Takata Corp, the air bag supplier at the center of a costly global safety recall that has dented Honda's

    Sri Lanka's Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has called an urgent media briefing at 2.30 pm today (Friday) at the Colombo headquarters of the banking regulator, his office announced. No detai

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The De Lanerolle performed recently at their mid year concert held at the Colombo Hilton.   Captured here are scenes from the evening.  

A special ceremony organized to celebrate the 70th birthday of former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga was held at the BMICH yesterday. President Maithripla Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe,

This year, the Chitrasena Dance Company took to the international stage our ancient ritualistic performances that pay homage to the pantheon of Gods when they premiered their production ‘Devanjali: Ritual, Rites­, Ref

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Leg-spinner Rangana Herath has been omitted from the 15-man One Day International squad against Pakistan as Sri Lanka Cricket selectors have decided to give two uncapped players the opportunity.   Allrounders

An amended initial draft which has affected the National Sports Law Regulation causing disparity and confusion among local and international governing bodies and the Sports Ministry of Sri Lanka has been sent to Lausanne

The second edition of the Commando 4x4 Expedition 2015 organised by the Commando Regiment of Sri Lanka will take place in two phases from August 3 to 8 scheduled to be flagged off from Point Pedro.   The aim o

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TOKYO, July 7, 2015 (AFP) - The world's oldest man, Sakari Momoi, has died in Japan at the ripe old age of 112, an official said Tuesday. Momoi, born months before the Wright brothers made their first successful flight

CARACAS, July 7, 2015 (AFP) - The president of Venezuela said Monday he recalled the country's ambassador to Guyana for consultations, as the border dispute between the two nations escalates after a significant offshore

LONDON, July 7, 2015 (AFP) - British bank HSBC fired 6 staff after they filmed a mock Islamic State-style execution video during a team-building day out and posted footage online, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday. The

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BEIJING, July 7, 2015 (AFP) - Almost 8 decades since Yan Guiru was gripped by terror as shells rained on her Beijing neighbourhood in the opening salvos of war between China and Japan, she recalls with horror a conflic

KARACHI, July 7, 2015 (AFP) - As a boy, Asif Patel would take apart toys and transistor radios, relying only on his sense of touch to rebuild them, having been robbed of his sight by a rare condition that meant he was b

IWAMANZI, South Africa, July 7, 2015 (AFP) - Adri Kitshoff aims her gun at the antelope and pulls the trigger. Killed in an instant, the animal collapses to the ground. The hunter rests her chin on the gun and closes h

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