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Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Justin Bernard Gnanapragasam as the new bishop to the Diocese of Jaffna, Vatican Radio announced. Gnanapragasam, the Vicar General of the diocese is the new bishop of Jaffna. The 6

President Maithripala Sirisena has given his consent to appoint a national level Trade Union Advisory Committee under his supervision. The Committee will be headed by the Secretary to the President and the relevant Minis

The Ministry of Transport has decided to issue special licenses to the public bus drivers.The decision had come about following the directive of the Minister of Transport Nimal Siripala de Silva. These permits will be

The Court of Appeal today extended the interim order issued on banning the use of full-face helmets till November 2. The court extended the stay order when the two diffrent writ petitions filed by a Chartered Accountant


  Tourism Minister John Amaratunga on Monday called for the resignation of the heads and boards of Sri Lanka Tourism. They are Chairmen of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority Paddy Withana, Sri Lanka T

  LAUGFS Gas PLC, said to be one of the most aggressively growing Sri Lankan energy company, has acquired one of the largest LPG downstream companies in Bangladesh, the local firm’s first overseas acquisition. L

Janashakthi Insurance Plc has bought global giant AIA’s general business in Sri Lanka in a deal that will be announced later in the day by both parties, officials said on Friday.   In his annual statement la

        Patrick Amarasinghe, considered the ‘Godfather of Entrepreneurship” in Sri Lanka, passed away on Thursday evening after a brief illness. The funeral will be held tomorrow Satur


Next week the Wendy Whatmore Academy of Speech and Drama will commemorate the 75th jubilee of the school with a very special production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’, directed by Ruvin De Silva. Alice’s stumble thr

The radiant, young Thilini Amarasooriya was crowned the Siyatha-Facia Miss World Sri Lanka 2015 at a glittering final pageant held at Grand Ballroom Colombo Hilton recently . Jayathi De Silva was adjudged the First R

Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) recently presented the fourth edition of the HSBC CFW Resort hosted by Jetwing Hotels; as leading Sri Lankan and international designers showcase their latest resortwear collections on the runw


Brandix Intimate Apparel, Minuwangoda and MAS Casualline emerged champions in the Super League of Men and Women respectively at the 4th Mercantile Volleyball Championship 2015 concluded at the National Youth Services Cen

Sri Lanka secured the third place at the ARFU Rugby 7s third leg after defeating Malaysia 45-12 in the third place playoff played at the Race Course International Stadium in Reid Avenue on Sunday (11).   The m

DUBAI, Oct 13, 2015 (AFP) - Cricket's governing body has unveiled a cash boost for Associate and affiliate countries as well as an increases in prize money for the top men's and women's teams.   The decisions w


MOSCOW, Oct 13, 2015 (AFP) - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday slammed Washington for refusing to share intelligence with Russia on Syria, accusing it of muddled thinking.   “I believe some of our partners

ISLAMABAD, Oct 12, 2015 (AFP) - Islamic State militants were behind a brutal attack that killed 45 Shiites in Karachi in May, a Pakistani official told AFP Monday, despite the government's long-held stance that the jiha

MULTAN, Pakistan, Oct 13, 2015 (AFP) - Pakistan on Tuesday hanged at least eight men for murder, officials said, bringing the total number of people executed since it controversially lifted a moratorium on the death pen

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ISTANBUL, Oct 13, 2015 (AFP) - The double suicide bombing on a peace rally in Ankara has raised a feud between the government and Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party to a new level, widening a dangerous polarisation as Turk

PERTH, Australia, Oct 13, 2015 (AFP) - A man missing for six days in a remote Australian desert in searing heat without water was found Tuesday after surviving by eating black ants, police said.   Reg Foggerdy,

MIAMI, Oct 9, 2015 (AFP) - NASA has outlined the many challenges that remain before humans can set foot on Mars, calling the problems “solvable” but setting no firm date for an astronaut mission to the Red Planet.

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