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A UK parliamentary candidate has been suspended after saying he would shoot his Tory rival if he ever became prime minister. In an expletive-laden rant, Robert Blay said the Conservative party’s candidate in North E

The US police have made an arrest in the April 28 fatal shooting of a convenience store owner, Metthananda Kuruppu, a 52-year-old native of Sri Lanka. Officers have named Chandler Kyle Ventress, 19, of Beaumont in a c

Former Minister of Cooperatives and Internal Trade Johnston Fernando was produced before the Kurunegala Magistrate Courts a short while ago. He was arrested by the  police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FC

Former Trade Minister Johnston Fernando has been arrested by Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division over alleged financial corruption at Sathosa during the previous government. Earlier today he was summoned by

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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

  Rienzie Arsecularatne, a senior lawyer and former Director General of the Bribery Commission, has been appointed the new chairman of HNB (bank) with effect from May 1, the bank announced on Thursday. Mr. Ars

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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

Sri Lanka is set to see eye-to-eye with the big-made players of the Kazakhstan rugby team on Wednesday in Manila, Philippines in the opening game of the ARFU Asian5Nations Division I Rugby Tournament.   Four t

Sports Minister Naveen Dissanayake will meet the now dismissed Sri Lanka Cricket executive committee on May 12 at 2.00pm at the Sports Ministry to hear its side of the story, SLC’s former senior vice President Mohan de

Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lanka’s best exponent of the new ball all time, feels that he has bid adieu to his association with the game in his motherland.   Vaas said: “I met the SLC officials on Thursday, but we

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ROME, May 6, 2015 (AFP) - Italy on Tuesday renewed its appeal to the EU for help in managing a relentless wave of migrant arrivals, after around 40 migrants died when their inflatable boat sank off the coast. Survivors

BOGOTA, May 6, 2015 (AFP) - Colombian authorities said Tuesday they planned to investigate alleged sexual abuses of children by US contractors and military staff. The claims, published in February by historian Renan Ve

SYDNEY, May 6, 2015 (AFP) - An Australian mayor has accused public broadcaster SBS of promoting “poverty porn” in a controversial new documentary about working class Sydney residents, as a picket line of garbage tru

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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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