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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking to media at a  meeting with a group of party activists claimed that information about a Central Bank Treasury Bond scam of over  2700 billion rupees has been uncovered.

At least three top police officials were among a group of five to be transferred out of the Northern Peninsula following Thursday’s mob attack on the Jaffna court complex, it was announced a short while ago. An offi

Before making the Sri Lankan immigrant drama Dheepan, French director Jacques Audiard acknowledged he couldn’t have even found his characters’ native country on a map, Gulf News reported. Audiard premiered Dheepan

A solemn ceremony to commemorate the valour and gallantry of War Heroes  was held recently at the Battaramulla War Hero monument at Parliamentary Grounds, Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte. President Maithripala Siris

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Colombo equities saw some marginal returns on Friday at midday trading session after Thursday’s profit taking, analysts said. They said that political uncertainties will be the deal breaker in investor participation

The Colombo bourse on Wednesday saw marginal returns in early trade with analysts saying that good corporate results released recently are mooting traders to shift from their wait-and-see mode. The benchmark All Share

Colombo equities on Tuesday showed some returns by midday with analysts saying that retailers are active on selected stocks. They added that the uncertain political setting will play a large role in determining the ma

    SriLankan Airlines at the weekend placed newspaper ads calling for applications to fill the vacant posts of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Kapila Chandrasena, the

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Before making the Sri Lankan immigrant drama Dheepan, French director Jacques Audiard acknowledged he couldn’t have even found his characters’ native country on a map, Gulf News reported. Audiard premiered Dheepan

The Wailers rocked the Mount Lavinia beach with their soothing vibes. Captured here are images from the evening as well as the bands arrival.  

Founded in 1993, the Gratiaen Prize was set up by Booker Prize-winner Michael Ondaatje to share the wealth received and inculcate and celebrate Sri Lankan writing in English. The Prize is awarded to the best work in Engl

Sports

The report of the three-member committee appointed to investigate allegations of a sex scandal involving members of the Sri Lanka National Women’s Cricket Team was handed over yesterday to the Minister of Tourism and

Cricket Australia (CA), recently declared that it would perform an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of test batsman Phillip Hughes. It would be accomplished by setting up a commissio

Acknowledging that the balance had shifted too far in favour of batsmen in limited-overs format, the ICC cricket committee today recommended the removal of batting powerplay besides allowing five fielders outside the cir

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A suicide bomber has attacked a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, causing casualties, BBC reported. One witness told Reuters news agency there was a huge explosion at the Imam Ali mosque in the village of

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States vowed on Thursday to keep up air and sea patrols in international waters after the Chinese navy repeatedly warned a U.S. surveillance plane to leave the airspace over artificial i

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Insurgents on Friday seized a hospital from Syrian government forces who had been besieged there since late April, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, compounding recent setbacks for Pres

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SITTWE AFP: A generation of young Rohingya Muslims are disappearing on boats to escape persecution and despair in Myanmar, leaving frantic parents behind clutching on to little more than photographs and fading hope that

BANJUL (Gambia), May 21 ― Gambia said yesterday it would take in all Rohingya boat people as part of its “sacred duty” to alleviate the suffering of fellow Muslims flooding Southeast Asia to escape oppression. T

(AFP) Perhaps not since Cinderella lost a glass slipper at the ball has there been such a stir about glamorous footwear as there was on Tuesday in Cannes over a report that women had been turned away from a film premiere

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