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The Global Hindu-Buddhist Initiative on Conflict Avoidance and Environment Consciousness is being held in New Delhi, according to a statement by the Indian embassy. Renowned Buddhist and Hindu Scholars will gather i

The swearing in ceremony of the new ministers for the National Government Commenced a short while ago. Accordingly 38 Ministers took oaths before President Mithripala Sirisena today. The new Cabinet Portfolios are-

The leader of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) Vaiko called upon the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to initiate steps to pass a resolution in the Assembly opposing any move to carry out a domestic investigatio

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP)  has named Bimal Rathnayake to take the place of  National List MP Sarath Chandra Mayadunne who resigned yesterday. Bimal Rathnayake is the National Organizer of the JVP. He cont

Business

The Colombo equities struggled further with dull trade on Thursday, amidst global market volatility and Chinese market slumping further, analysts said. The All Share Index was marginally up by 0.07 per cent to end at

The Colombo bourse extended losses for the third consecutive session on Wednesday as foreign investors resumed selling amid concerns over bleak outlook in emerging markets, analysts said. The inaugural sitting of the 8t

  A Sri Lankan firm in collaboration with a Malaysian company will soon embark on a pre-stressed spun concrete pole project to replace old wooden poles being used as power line support in rural areas, Ceylon Elec

The LankaPay national payment network operator, LankaClear (Private) Ltd, crossed the Rs.500 million mark to record a revenue of Rs.518 million FY2104/15, up 12 per cent compared to the previous year, a media release iss

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For those of you who are kite enthusiasts who have been eagerly awaiting that annual gathering of the kite lovers, here is good news! Nil Ahasey Wasanthaya- the kite festival and competition organized by the Kite Sri

Los Angeles (AFP) - Dinosaurs, superheroes and rappers have boosted box office receipts in the United States and worldwide, setting 2015 on course to be the biggest grossing year in movie history. "It's not a record s

In keeping with the 149th Police Day celebrations the photography unit of the Police Department organised a photo exhibition called "Police Netha" which was launched yesterday at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery in Colombo.

Sports

COLOMBO, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Marvan Atapattu has quit as Sri Lanka coach, the country's cricket board said on Thursday without giving a reason for his decision.   The former test captain became the first Sri

LAUSANNE, Sept 3, 2015 (AFP) - Los Angeles on Thursday launched its bid for the 2024 Olympics at the IOC having secured quick backing from President Barack Obama for the late campaign.   The city only voted on

NEW YORK, Sept 3, 2015 (AFP) - Five-time champion Roger Federer and 2012 winner Andy Murray head the US Open line-up on Thursday while 2001 champion Lleyton Hewitt could play his final match at the tournament.  

World

GENEVA, Sept 4, 2015 (AFP) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees called Friday on the European Union to admit up to 200,000 refugees as part of a “mass relocation programme” that would be binding on EU states.

MOSCOW, Sept 4, 2015 (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday it was premature to talk about Russia taking part in military operations against the Islamic State group, as the US said it was checking reports

WASHINGTON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to use the visit to shore up

World Features

BONN, Sept 2, 2015 (AFP) - There are about three trillion trees on Earth, roughly 422 for every person and eight times more than previously estimated, researchers said Wednesday, admitting surprise.    

SYDNEY, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Around 40 kilograms (88 lb) of wool has been sheared from a sheep found near Australia's capital, the RSPCA said on Thursday, making him unofficially the world's woolliest.   The anim

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - Google on Tuesday refreshed its logo to better suit mobile devices that are supplanting desktop computers when it comes to modern Internet lifestyles.   Google's logo keeps i

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