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The controversial ban on the use of full face crash helmets for motorcyclists came into effect from early today with the police describing it as ‘warning’ exercise before it is to be fully implemented later on. Th

Two persons including a woman were killed after a truck moving at excessive speed crashed into their way side shop at Meepitiya-Kegalle on the Colombo-Kandy earlier today, police said. The other victim was a male assi

Deputy Minister of Buddha Sasana and Democratic Governance MP Tissa Karaliyadda was quoted by local media as saying he has  resigned from his deputy ministerial portfolio. He was quoted as saying that he has informed

The Prime Minister's Office issued a statement to say the clash between the  Inter University Student Federation(IUSF) and the Police was regrettable. The statement reads as follows Our attention has been drawn to


 Manjula de Silva, long-time Managing Director and CEO at HNB Assurance, has resigned from the company as of March 31. He has been replaced by Niranjan Manickam, as Acting CEO. Meanwhile Lakith Peiris – CEO of Lank

  The Colombo bourse on Wednesday managed to recover to positive ground after six consecutive sessions of losses with analysts saying that the drop in T-Bill Yields had much to do with both indices gaining over 1

  Dharma Dheerasinghe was re-elected chairman of the Commercial Bank at its AGM on Monday amidst concerns by shareholders on moves by the Government to replace him. Shareholder M.R. Shah, former banker and tra

  The Sampath Bank AGM went off without any incident on Monday though a shareholder had said at the meeting that any attempt to seek government control would be met by resistance from the shareholders. Dhammi


The Chinese are famed for the ancient art of noodle making. But this giant wok of ‘dragon beard’ noodles, made for 2,000 people at a temple in Henan province in central China, took it to the next level. The tem

Tiesh unveiled its brand new jewellery showroom inviting a select clientele to grace the event and have a preview of its collections including its range of coloured diamonds. The new showroom is located at 253, R.A. de M

https://youtu.be/7cfq87OWlS0?list=PLqvAkd0-laMf0HyGzqzK-Hqc7FO6oXCu1 Ten moving eulogies were delivered at the funeral service of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday. The service, held at the Univers


Dhaka (AFP) - International Cricket Council President Mustafa Kamal announced his resignation Wednesday, accusing colleagues within the game's global body of acting "unlawfully". "The main reason for my resignation i

Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake on the sidelines of a briefing with media today said he had pleaded with former cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara to reconsider his retirement atleast for another year. Minister Dissan

Mired in controversies owing to allegations of corruption, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is to be run by an interim committee, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was quoted as saying to media today. The new interim commi


Cynthia Lennon, the late John Lennon's first wife, whose existence was once largely hidden from early Beatles fans, has died. She was 75 and suffered from cancer, foreign media reported. Julian Lennon, her musician so

JERUSALEM, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - Israel is set to force illegal African migrants to choose between leaving to a “safe third-party” country in Africa or face imprisonment, the interior ministry said. A statement fro

ABUJA, April 1 (Reuters) - Nigerian election winner Muhammadu Buhari congratulated outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power on Wednesday, a day after becoming the first politician in Niger

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TOMS RIVER, United States, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - Don Robertson isn't the type to let a snowstorm on the first day of spring -- or his age -- stop him from doing his appointed rounds. “Driving means to keep motivated,

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