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A group of 45 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees headed back to home from India on Tuesday, the Hindu reported. Airport sources quoted by the Hindu claimed the refugees who were housed in various camps located in Tiruchi, Dind

Telecommunications and IT Minister, Mangala Samaraweera, today announced on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka a historic initiative to cover the entire country with affordable high-speed internet in partnership with

Showers will occur at several places in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Northwestern and the Central Provinces and in the Galle, Matara districts while thundershowers may develop at a few places in the Eastern and Uva provinc

A man was taken into custody after he is alleged to have stabbed to death his young wife and later attempted to commit suicide at a location in Mullegama yesterday, police said a short while ago. According to police t

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Colombo equities on Tuesday brushed off losses made on Monday as blue chips helped lead the market higher, analysts said. The main All Share Index recouped and touched a high of 7,275.45 before settling at 7,261.07 with

The Colombo bourse opened high on Tuesday on gains after yesterday's profit taking and was firmer by early noon, analysts said. The benchmark All Share Price index advanced 0.38 per cent to stand at 7,274.47 by 1 pm w

(AFP)Cyber security firm Zimperium has warned of a flaw in the world's most popular smartphone Android operating system that lets hackers take control with a text message. "Attackers only need your mobile number, using

Thilak Karunaratne, Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) urged capital market stakeholders to not forget the bitter lessons learnt during 2010- 2012 share market crisis. Speaking at the Certificate and D

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Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Jean –Marin Schuh, hosted  an elegant evening for France’s National Day at the Galle Face Hotel on July 14 with the Ballroom packed with guests both from the diplo

The annual “Royal College Class of 69” Sing Along with Rukshan Perera backed by Sohan & the Experiments will be held on August 2, at 7 p.m., at the Galadari Hotel Main Ballroom. This is their 4th sing along with

(REUTERS)Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston, died on Sunday at the age of 22, some six months after suffering irreversible brain damage in an incident at her suburban Atlanta home, her fa

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Isipathana College, who became runners-up in the Schools League and Knockout tournaments, beat Agoal Rugby Academy 26-10 to win the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union Under-20 Rugby 7s Tournament held at the Racecourse groun

Holy Family Convent Kurunegala won the overall championship, for the eighth year running, at the 24th All-Island Schools Netball Tournament held at Bernard Aluwihare Stadium in Matale on Sunday (19).   HFC bea

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) issuing a press release officially named locations where cricket fans could purchase tickets for international matches.   “Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that tickets for all in

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LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) - A senior British peer said on Tuesday he was leaving the House of Lords, Britain's unelected upper parliamentary chamber, after a newspaper published a video which it said showed him using co

MANILA, July 28, 2015 (AFP) - Three Philippine soldiers were killed and 13 wounded in a midnight ambush by Maoist guerillas in the northern highlands, the army said Tuesday. The rebels detonated a roadside bomb and the

TOKYO, July 28, 2015 (AFP) - Engine trouble and excess weight are among the possible causes of a small plane crash in a Tokyo suburb that killed 2 passengers and a woman on the ground, reports said Tuesday. The single

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LONDON, July 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Inadequate shelter, school closures and a lack of safe water and sanitation are the 3 biggest concerns of Nepali children affected by 2 huge earthquakes, said a major surv

KATHMANDU, July 25, 2015 (AFP) - As dark clouds loomed overhead, Rabi Baral hurriedly secured his tent to the ground at a camp for victims of Nepal's earthquake, 3 months after the disaster upended his life. The 7.8-m

LAGOS, July 22, 2015 (AFP) - Its name is synonomous with the declaration of independence and updates on the brutal conflict that followed, but nearly 50 years after Nigeria's civil war, Radio Biafra is again making head

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