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A special gazette has been released announcing that the first session of the eighth Parliament will meet at the Parliament Hall, Sri Jayawardenapura from 9.30 a.m. on September 01 and not September 2. The announ

The ceremonial handing over of the former Indian Coast Guard Ship Varaha, which had been in service with Sri Lanka Navy as Sri Lanka Naval Ship Sagara since 2006, took place at the port of Colombo on Wednesday  in keepi

The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will meet today to discuss the decision to accept ministerial posts in the national government with the United National Party (UNP). The meeting will be pres

A resolution calling for international intervention to probe alleged war crimes, moved by a Tamil National Alliance member at a meeting of the Northern Provincial Council on Tuesday, fell through. “I am clueless as

Business

The Colombo stocks stretched gains for the second straight day on Thursday despite the overseas investors continuing to stand on the selling side, analysts said. The All share index closed at 7,273.14, up by 33.04 index

The Colombo equities reflected mixed investor sentiment by early noon on Wednesday with the benchmark Index gaining 0.59 per cent to stand at 7,274.26. The Blue chip Index, S&P was down by 0.34 per cent by 1 pm w

Colombo bourse at Wednesday's early trades seemed to emerge from the bearish momentum seen over the past two days which saw severe losses amid notable sell offs in blue chips, analysts said. The Benchmark All Share Pr

Addressing the Bar Association of Sri Lanka on the theme "Human Rights in Business", she told an audience of lawyers and professionals that businesses can play a key role in influencing workers, their homes and customers

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Designer retail store Zudhora opened its doors last week at Reid Avenue, Colombo 07 (next to Lakpahana). Alongside international labels the store will retail selected pieces from collections created by Sri Lankan designe

The nine finalists at this year’s Sri Lanka Jewellery Design Awards are vying for the title of Jewellery Designer of the Year for 2015 in four different categories. The competition which is growing in prestige is orga

‘Writing Creatively’-a workshop for 10-14 year old conducted by Neluka Silva is designed to help children think about creating and constructing stories and essays. The three sessions will involve individual and gr

Sports

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the third and final Test which began at the SSC ground in Colombo a short while ago today (28).   Two wicketkeeper/batsmen will make their Test debut

COLOMBO, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Left-handed batsman Upul Tharanga will replace retired Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara for the third and final test against India, captain Angelo Mathews said on Thursday.   Sang

COLOMBO, Aug 26, 2015 (AFP) - Virat Kohli's buoyant India will chase their first series win in Sri Lanka in 22 years when the third and decisive final Test starts in Colombo on Friday.   The tourists thrashed t

World

WARSAW, Aug 27 (Reuters) - The United States will store heavy military equipment at two sites in Poland from mid-2016, Poland's defence minister said, a part of Washington's efforts to reassure allies made uneasy by R

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 27, 2015 (AFP) - The South African review board that will decide on the release of Oscar Pistorius is to meet on September 18, his family said Thursday, after the Paralympian's parole was delayed last

BAGHDAD, Aug 27, 2015 (AFP) - A suicide bomber killed two Iraqi generals on Thursday in Anbar province, a key battleground against the Islamic State group, as the jihadists made gains in northern Syria.   IS ov

World Features

TEHRAN, Aug 28, 2015 (AFP) - Iran's most expensive movie, “Muhammad”, which chronicles the childhood of the Muslim prophet, opened nationwide on Thursday, winning praise from early audiences.   Directed by

LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - People around the world are living longer, but many are also living sicker lives for longer, according to a study of all major diseases and injuries in 188 countries.   General health

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) - If seeing an inbox full of hundreds of emails fills you with dread, get used to it, because they are here to stay and will remain a constant in the workplace, according to a survey released

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