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A letter signed by more than 50 UPFA MPs against the summoning of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa by the Bribery Commission was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena. MPs Wimal Weerawansa, Dulas Alahapperum

Party leaders have agreed to hold the debate on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution tomorrow. They arrived at the decision during a meeting convened by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremes

Employees who lost their jobs at the Road Development Authority (RDA) and Sri Lanka Board of Investment (BoI) will be reinstated from today on a directive by President Maithripala Sirisena. The workers who had lost th

Following a summon by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) the leader of Sri Lanka Labour Party ASP Liyanage is now at CCD office to record a statement under the Money Laundering Act to find whether he had sold his residenc


    The Central Bank (CB) on Wednesday cut policy interest rates by 0.5 per cent with immediate effect saying current market interest rates are seen inconsistent “with the continued low inflation and in

The Brandix factory at the Katunayake Free Trade Zone caught fire this morning (Monday) but was later brought under control without spreading to other areas, police said. Minister of Highways and Investment Promotion,

Vajira Wijegunawardene has been appointed the new Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with immediate effect, sources at the commission said on Friday evening.   He has been on the staff

    The report of the committee headed by banking expert Dinesh Weerakkody examining proposed financial reforms in the banking sector which was presented to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday has said


Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was honoured with the prestigious ‘Outstanding Contribution to Cinema’ award at the fifth annual Asian Awards in London. The award ceremony took place on April 17 and apart from

On April 25, the Western Province Aesthetic Resort in Colombo 7 will throw open its gates to anybody who wishes to spend a day delving into the mysteries and familiarities of Sri Lankan literature. It is not for nothing

(Reuters) - "Chewie, we're home." So declares Harrison Ford's Han Solo in a new trailer released on Thursday for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the much anticipated return of one the most celebrated movie franchises of


Fashion designer John Rocha and cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara were also among the big winners at the fifth annual British Asian Awards, which celebrates Pan Asian excellence, foreign media reported. Fashion icon Gok

(Reuters) - Michael Phelps will not compete at the world championships but the 18-time gold medalist will attempt to add to his Olympic legacy by competing at next year's Rio Games. Since coming out of retirement two

In a unique gesture, the Cricket Association of Nepal staged a match in memory of late Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who succumbed to a head injury after being felled by a bouncer in Sydney last year. The 63-ov


(Reuters) - Ezzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former aide to late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and a leader of Iraq's Sunni insurgency, may have been killed by Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias fighting the insurgents. Dour

Just as the organisers had advertised, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public interaction with the Indian diaspora at Ricoh Coliseum on Wednesday had all the trappings of a rockstar concert as Bollywood singer Sukhwinder

BEIJING (Reuters) - It is up to the Dalai Lama to decide whether he will be reborn, Tibetan Buddhism's third highest religious leader has said, after Chinese officials repeatedly said the exiled Dalai Lama had no right t

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When New Zealand's Auckland Zoo was offered an elephant from an overcrowded Sri Lankan orphanage, there was both joy and the dawning of one big problem. Strict quarantine protocols meant the eight-year-old elephant had

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly three quarters of a billion people opened bank accounts or used mobile money providers for the first time from 2011 to 2014, a major leap forward in access to financial se

Brunei's Prince Abdul Malik, 31, exchanged vows with Dayangku Raabi’atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, 22, in a lavish celebration in which both bride and groom wear gold outfits adorned with diamonds and other pre


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