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Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Sri Lanka on Saturday to meet with its new president, Maithripala Sirisena, the State Department said, following years of strained relations between Washington

The Colombo Chief Magistrate has ordered news directors of all TV channels to submit video footage of the protest where UPFA MPs were displaying altered national flags. Kurunduwatte Police had complained to the Colomb

The Supreme Court yesterday decided to postpone the consideration of two Urgent Parliamentary Bills directed by the President for special determination. The two Bills had originally been scheduled for consideration to

National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) Chairman Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, according to local media reports has decided to call off the planned Sathyagraha campaign after he was assured that the 19th Amendment will b

Business

  PCH Holdings PLC last week appointed three new directors to the board: - Ajita Mahes Pasqual as Executive Chairman, Dr. Ali Gulamhusein as Executive Director and Dinesh Renganathan as Non-Executive Director.

    Sri Lanka’s Securities and Exchange Commission Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has identified the major legal changes and is in the process of fine tuning amendments to the SEC Act in order

Sri Lanka's under-fire Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran returned to work on Thursday after a long, 5-week absence following a scandal over a Treasury bond issue allegedly involving his son-in-law. “Yes, I am bac

(Reuters) - Sri Lanka's central bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has resumed his duties after a more than five-week voluntary leave of absence after being cleared by a panel investigating a controversial government bond au

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You've got to hand it to the Sesame Street crew: They go all-in on their parodies. The latest has Cookie Monster joining the likes of Onion Man, the Black Bean Widow and the Mighty Corn fending off an attack on Earth'

HelpAge Sri Lanka (HASL) has produced over 100,000 greeting cards for the forthcoming Vesak season. The proceeds will be utilized to perform free cataract surgeries and hold mobile medical camps for underprivileged senio

“A good Jaffna boy had to study hard, enter university, and become a doctor or an engineer. After that, get married around his mid-twenties and have two kids. I had no chance,” muses Bernard Sinniah in his book, ‘J

Sports

International Cricket Council wrote to the Board of Control for Cricket in India president Jagmohan Dalmiya after BCCI’s secretary Anurag Thakur was pictured with an alleged bookie whose name features in the database o

Sri Lanka's batting great Kumar Sangakkara enjoyed his first experience of batting with Kevin Pietersen at English County side Surrey and said he wants England and Pietersen to settle matters which might help the English

Sanath Jayasuriya has tendered his resignation from the post of Chairman of Selectors for Sri Lanka Cricket, local media reported. In his resignation letter to Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake, Jayasuriya was quoted by

World

NEW YORK, April 28, 2015 (AFP) - US top diplomat John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart Monday hoping to push forward tough nuclear negotiations as they reach the final phase, but also aiming to ease unrest in Yemen. T

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, April 28, 2015 (AFP) - Authorities in Burundi arrested a leading dissident and shut down the main independent radio station Monday as they battled a second day of demonstrations against a bid by the

BEIRUT, April 28, 2015 (AFP) - A new rebel alliance calling itself the Army of Conquest has seized key positions in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib in recent weeks, including the provincial capital. Here are ans

World Features

LONDON, April 28, 2015 (AFP) - With elections looming in Britain, the Irish government has taken the unusual step of beginning a campaign to warn its biggest trading partner against leaving the European Union. British

(Reuters) - Global warming is to blame for most extreme hot days and almost a fifth of heavy downpours, according to a scientific study on Monday that gives new evidence of how rising man-made greenhouse gases are skewin

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, April 22, 2015 (AFP) - A year after rival Palestinian nationalist movements Hamas and Fatah agreed to end their bitter divisions, the unity deal they signed appears to be on the brink

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