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Fashion designer John Rocha and cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara were also among the big winners at the fifth annual British Asian Awards, which celebrates Pan Asian excellence, foreign media reported. Fashion icon Gok

Five Sri Lankan refugees -- including a man, his wife and three daughters - returned to India on Friday after they found it difficult to make a living in Sri Lanka, a Times of India report said. Sathyaseelan (48) of P

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has urged that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution be put through to Parliament. The BASL said in a statement to the media : "The Bar Association of Sri Lanka has been cons

Former Leader of the JVP Somawansha Amarasinghe who resigned from the JVP met with elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya, local media reported The Former JVP Leader was quoted by media as saying during the meeting

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    The Central Bank (CB) on Wednesday cut policy interest rates by 0.5 per cent with immediate effect saying current market interest rates are seen inconsistent “with the continued low inflation and in

The Brandix factory at the Katunayake Free Trade Zone caught fire this morning (Monday) but was later brought under control without spreading to other areas, police said. Minister of Highways and Investment Promotion,

Vajira Wijegunawardene has been appointed the new Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with immediate effect, sources at the commission said on Friday evening.   He has been on the staff

    The report of the committee headed by banking expert Dinesh Weerakkody examining proposed financial reforms in the banking sector which was presented to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday has said

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(Reuters) - "Chewie, we're home." So declares Harrison Ford's Han Solo in a new trailer released on Thursday for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the much anticipated return of one the most celebrated movie franchises of

Fire-breathing, Godzilla  was welcomed to Tokyo on Thursday, but as a sign of prosperity rather than destruction. The violent radioactive monster was appointed special resident and tourism ambassador for Shinjuku ward

Los Angeles (AFP) - Singer Justin Timberlake and his actress wife Jessica Biel have given birth to their first child, a boy named Silas Randall. Timberlake, 34, was "ecstatic," People magazine said, adding that mother a

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Fashion designer John Rocha and cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara were also among the big winners at the fifth annual British Asian Awards, which celebrates Pan Asian excellence, foreign media reported. Fashion icon Gok

(Reuters) - Michael Phelps will not compete at the world championships but the 18-time gold medalist will attempt to add to his Olympic legacy by competing at next year's Rio Games. Since coming out of retirement two

In a unique gesture, the Cricket Association of Nepal staged a match in memory of late Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who succumbed to a head injury after being felled by a bouncer in Sydney last year. The 63-ov

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(Reuters) - Ezzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former aide to late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and a leader of Iraq's Sunni insurgency, may have been killed by Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias fighting the insurgents. Dour

Just as the organisers had advertised, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public interaction with the Indian diaspora at Ricoh Coliseum on Wednesday had all the trappings of a rockstar concert as Bollywood singer Sukhwinder

BEIJING (Reuters) - It is up to the Dalai Lama to decide whether he will be reborn, Tibetan Buddhism's third highest religious leader has said, after Chinese officials repeatedly said the exiled Dalai Lama had no right t

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When New Zealand's Auckland Zoo was offered an elephant from an overcrowded Sri Lankan orphanage, there was both joy and the dawning of one big problem. Strict quarantine protocols meant the eight-year-old elephant had

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly three quarters of a billion people opened bank accounts or used mobile money providers for the first time from 2011 to 2014, a major leap forward in access to financial se

Brunei's Prince Abdul Malik, 31, exchanged vows with Dayangku Raabi’atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, 22, in a lavish celebration in which both bride and groom wear gold outfits adorned with diamonds and other pre

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