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The  Inter Parliamentary Union has asked Sri Lanka to forward a report contain the progress made into  investigations into the killings of four members of parliament (MP)s  at the  IPU 133rdAssembly scheduled to be h

A new traffic plan is to be  introduced from Monday between 7.30 a.m. and 8.45 a.m. to ease the congestion in Colombo, the Police Department said yesterday. Traffic DIG Amarasiri Senaratne said there was heavy traffi

Sri Lanka's new cabinet has agreed to appoint a fresh committee to review the agreement on a mega China-funded port city project so that the construction of the project could be restarted. The 1.4 billion U.S. dollar

In a significant move, China has dispatched a special envoy to Sri Lanka, where major Chinese investments are being reviewed since a Beijing-friendly president was ousted from power in January and a recent parliamentary


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

  Germany has stepped in to promote renewable-energy based power generation in Sri Lanka as a solution to the increasing demand for electricity against limited energy resources in the country, German Ambassador D

The second annual real estate conference will take place on October 21, 2015, from 3pm - 8pm, at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, according to a statement released by Lamudi.lk In addition to


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

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


The All-Island Junior Table Tennis Championship played for the Mahipala Herath Challenge Trophy and organised by the Kegalle District Table Tennis Association will be held at the Kegalle College indoor stadium on October

Though the inclement experienced during the past few days, Lankan cricketers have managed to keep to the required work charts intact according to Interim coach Jerome Jayaratne.   Jayaratne said “It started

Four Sri Lankans – two boys and two girls – will be among participants of a development camp organised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), in collaboration with the Asian Tennis Federation to be held in Tha


GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, Oct 9, 2015 (AFP) - Hamas's chief in Gaza on Friday called violence that has hit the occupied West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem in recent days an “intifada” and urged further u

OSLO, Oct 9, 2015 (AFP) - Tunisian civil society groups won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for helping to save the only democracy that emerged from the Arab Spring, offering the country symbolic support after it was sh

JERUSALEM, Oct 8, 2015 (AFP) - Three new stabbings wounded Israelis on Thursday and one of the assailants was shot dead as a spate of such attacks spread fear and defied attempts by authorities to contain Palestinian un

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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.

NEW DELHI, Oct 6, 2015 (AFP) - A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a “walking” fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the ecologically fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conserva

LONDON, Oct 7, 2015 (AFP) - Pakistani activist Liaquat Ali Hazara had his application for asylum in Britain turned down 2 years ago. He has been stuck in limbo since, afraid of being killed by the Taliban if he is sent

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