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The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has decided to give nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest at the upcoming General Election on August, a statement from UPFA said. The decision was t

About 30 to 40 fishermen claim they were attacked allegedly by their Sri Lankan counterparts off Kodiakarai coast, who damaged their nets worth millions of rupees and threw the catch into the sea, an Indian fisheries dep

The Sri Lankan government is saddened by the crash of a military aircraft carrying armed forces personnel and their families in Medan, Indonesia, which has resulted in the loss of many lives, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Three people from the same family were killed and four others injured following an accident involving a van and a three-wheeler in Vellankulam, Mannar yesterday, police said. The accident happened while they were retu


    Sri Lanka's Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has called an urgent media briefing at 2.30 pm today (Friday) at the Colombo headquarters of the banking regulator, his office announced. No detai

  Mineka (Micky to friends) Wickramasingha, the legendary founder of the popular Munchee brand of biscuits, is throwing in the towel after a 48-year run at the top, the company announced on Thursday. At a meet

  Sri Lanka’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly not renewed the license of Lanka Rating Agency (LRA), one of three credit rating agencies operating in the country, after suspending its lic

      A strong group comprising employers, business chambers and professionals emerged on Wednesday saying it was strongly backing the March 12th declaration by polls monicampaigntor PAFFREL and t


The Rotaract Club of Colombo Uptown which organised "RUN FOR THEIR LIVES ANNUAL CHARITY RUN" for Five Consecutive Years, brought together yet another Project of Raising Funds for Those in Need, in Rural Sri Lanka by Prov

For over two decades they have sung to the Jellicle moon, leapt across the African savannah with gazelle like grace, trekked across the Alps, danced the Charleston at Herod’s Palace and more recently retold the story o

The Volkswagen Beetle Owners Club  made arrangements to celebrate ‘World Volkswagen Day’ on  June 21 in remembrance of this unique motoring marvel that made motoring a way of life with over 21 million examples that


Pakistan won the toss and put Sri Lanka into bat in the third and final Test which began a short while ago at the Pallekele International Stadium in Kandy today (3).   Sri Lanka comes out with four changes rep

The Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA) revealed the semi-final lineup of all three categories of the ongoing Milo Schools Under-20 Knockout Rugby Championship today (2).   Accordingly six se

Jaffna Football League beat Kandy Football League 4-2 to win the Korea-Sri Lanka Friendship Inter-League Junior Under-19 Football Championship after an overwhelming performance on Sunday (28).   S. Visvajith s


(REUTERS) Islamic State insurgents attacked several military checkpoints in Egypt’s North Sinai yesterday in a co-ordinated assault that killed more than 100 people – one of the biggest militant strikes in Egypt’s

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh security forces have arrested 12 suspected militants, including the chief of the al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), which claimed responsibility for two killings this year of bloggers cr

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian authorities have arrested 12 people they suspect are linked to the deadly Sousse beach hotel attack on foreign tourists, and are hunting for two men who trained in a Libyan jihadist camp with t

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(REUTERS) The World Bank on Wednesday censured China for the state's extensive interference in the financial system, saying it could stoke potential instability unless Beijing undertakes urgent reforms to eliminate disto

DOHA, June 30, 2015 (AFP) - Despite claims of its imminent demise, Qatar's controversial “kafala” sponsorship system -- which critics say is a direct cause of misery and abuse for many foreign workers -- clings stub

KUWAIT, June 29 (Reuters) - By sending a Saudi Arabian suicide bomber to Kuwait and recruiting local members of a Stateless underclass to help him attack a Shi'ite Muslim mosque, an Islamic State (IS) cell struck at the

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