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President Maithripala Sirisena's brother Priyantha Sirisena hospitalized following an attack by unidentified persons in Polonnaruwa, provincial sources said.

The Government of China has agreed to provide funding to Sri Lanka to build a hospital with all the modern facilities to cater to patients with kidney diseases, president media unit said.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said he wanted more time to take legal action against those accused of corruption in the previous government.

The government has commenced the formal process to regain the EU's GSP Plus trade facility under the Union's new GSP regulation. A high level trade delegation of European Union arrived in Sri Lanka Monday (23) to commenc

Business

Colombo equities slumped further on Thursday despite the drop in T-Bill yields with analysts saying that a similar pattern will follow tomorrow as well.

Colombo shares fell on Wednesday on the back of net foreign sales and negative sentiments that were reflected across the board, analysts said.

Who says Chinese authorities are miffed with Sri Lanka over the controversial Colombo Port City and other projects under probe?

Access Group founder Sumal Perera will assume duties as Chairman of Sathosa Motors Ltd with effect from April 1, the company said on Wednesday in an announcement in the Colombo Stock Exchange.

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With an influx of Cinderellas running around Hollywood lately, the British School of Colombo couldn’t have timed their production of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s ‘The Ash Girl’ more perfectly. Directed by Angelo Pere

International Women’s Day fell on March 8, and to honour women under the theme ‘Connecting Women. Inspiring Change. Making Progress’, will be an original play, sponsored by Citi bank on March 24 at the Cinnamon Gra

For certain, it would be hard to find a woman who is not captivated by exquisite, handmade lace and intricate hand embroidery. These beautiful techniques captured by Andrea Boekel in a range of home items such as table l

Sports

(Reuters) - Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and chose to bat first in their World Cup semi-final against India at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday. Both sides were unchanged for the contest to dec

AFP - SYDNEY: Waqar Younis warned Tuesday that cricket could die out in Pakistan if rival teams continue to boycott the country where international tours have not taken place since 2009. There has been no internation

Sydney Rival captains Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India and Michael Clarke of Australia may have their hands full trying to keep frayed tempers in check during a potentially explosive World Cup semi-final on Thursday. The

World

BANGKOK, March 25 (Reuters) - Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha lashed out at journalists on Wednesday, saying he would “probably just execute” those who did “not report the truth”, in the latest outburst aimed

JAKARTA, March 25, 2015 (AFP) - Indonesian militants believed to have returned from fighting with the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria are suspected of being behind an attempted chlorine bomb attack in a shopping mall l

COLOMBO, March 25, 2015 (AFP) - Jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed on Wednesday accused authorities of scuttling his appeal against his controversial conviction and jailing for 13 years under tough anti-ter

World Features

GANYIEL, South Sudan, March 25, 2015 (AFP) - Tepisha Nyakwach, aged 33 and a mother of 5, has an idea on how to end South Sudan's seemingly intractable civil war: let the country's 2 main rivals fight it out 1-on-1.

PARIS, March 25, 2015 (AFP) - Hundreds of landmarks from Paris' Eiffel Tower to the Seattle Space Needle will dim their lights on Saturday, as people around the world go briefly off-grid to mark Earth Hour with candlelig

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, March 25, 2015 (AFP) - As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standar

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