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President Maithripala Sirisena said that the policy of the current government is to strengthen the State Sector as well as Private Sector in every field. The President was speaking at the opening ceremony of new buildin

Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga has been summoned to appear before the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) on Thursday over allegation of land deal. Earlier Mrs Ranathunga also was quest

The World Food Program is being investigated in Sri Lanka for gifting luxury duty-free vehicles to a charity headed by former president Mahinda Rajapakse’s wife, officials said Tuesday. Police said an investigation

The Sri Lankan navy apprehended four Tamil Nadu fishermen on a country boat and seized 250kg of ganja from them in the wee hours of Tuesday, the Times of India reported. The arrested were identified as P Nambuvel, 24,

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  The Sri Lankan plantation workers’ go-slow protest campaign has now spread across the island and impacted severely on the estates plucking only 10-20 per cent of daily output, officials said on Tuesday. P

  The Monetary Board of the Central Bank, for the third occasion in the Supreme Court, on Tuesday failed to submit a cabinet-approved proposal to repay 41 per cent of the deposited money of Golden Key (GK) depositors

  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

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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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Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in the third and final Test match to clinch the three-match Test series 2-1 at Pallekele today (7).   Chasing 377 for victory Pakistan reached the target before tea on the

Defending champions Isipathana College will take on Science College in the Milo Schools Under-20 President’s Cup Knockout Rugby Championship 2015 which will be played at the Royal College Sports Complex in Colombo on S

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

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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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ADEN, July 7, 2015 (AFP) - Overwhelmed by hundreds of sick and wounded each day, hospitals in Yemen's second city Aden have been reduced to hospices lacking medicines and space as the country's bloodshed rages on. “T

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

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