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President Maithripala Sirisena addressing at the annual prize giving ceremony of Asoka Vidyalaya held at the BMICH today said that no one will be allowed to hide behind laws, rights or privileges to promote indiscipline

A road and rail link between India's Rameswaram and Sri Lanka's Thalaimannar could be a reality soon as the government of India has asked Asian Development Bank to carry out pre-feasibility study for financing the projec

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that he will not allow to discontinue the construction work of the Moragahakanda water project halfway as this project would resolve the agricultural and drinking water problems

Police officers and teachers of state schools will be allowed to cast their postal ballot today, Election Department said. The rest of the postal voters will cast their votes on August 5 and 6. A total of 566,823 vot

Business

The Colombo share market ended the holiday shortened week on Thursday on a positive note with local investors topping the turnover charts, analysts said. Friday is a Poya holiday for the market. Institutional and high

    Janashakthi Insurance's longstanding Non-Executive Chairman W.T. Ellawala on Wednesday announced his retirement from the company's board, to come into effect in 2016.   He made this announcemen

  TOKYO, Thursday -- Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance has purchased a stake in Sri Lanka's Ceylinco Insurance, becoming the first Japanese insurer to make a foray into the island nation with a growing economy, according

  Shreepati Edifice (Pvt) Ltd, part of India’s biggest real estate development groups, is investing in Sri Lanka’s tallest building in a tube-shaped structure as a tribute to Arjuna Ranatunga’s World Cup wi

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For many younger voters, the upcoming election experience is to be a first. Casting one’s vote could be a daunting task in today’s political arena and the Kadirgamar Trust hope to allow first timers and undecided y

Festival Director Amrita Pieris steps up to the podium and with that the press conference announcing the Fairway Galle Literary Festival (FGLF) of 2016 is underway. Her speech is full of good news. Not only will FGLF be

What if air pollution data were as readily available as transit directions or weather forecasts? Google (GOOGL, Tech30) and a San Francisco-based startup called Aclima are trying to make that happen, CNN reported. Acli

Sports

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 1 wicket in a cliffhanger to win the two-match Twenty20 series 2-0 at the R. Premadasa ICS in Colombo today (1).   Electing to bat first Sri Lanka posted 172 for the loss of 7 wicket

Sri Lanka won the toss and will bat first against Pakistan in the second and final Twenty20 International which will begin shortly at the R. Premadasa ICS in Colombo today (1).   Sri Lanka will go out sans Ang

On August 14, NDB Private Wealth Management will tee off its inaugural Junior Masters golfing tournament at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC), providing Sri Lanka's young golfing community a platform to exercise their c

World

Saudi Arabian King Salman left the south of France for Morocco on Sunday, cutting short a planned three-week stay after a petition from some 150,000 residents over the closure of a public beach outside his villa. A Sa

(REUTERS) Protests in Taiwan over textbook revisions which students say aim to brainwash them into accepting a "one China" view of history underscore the island's growing sense of independence from its vast neighbor and

(AFP) A giant picture of the beloved Zimbabwean lion killed by an American trophy hunter was among images projected onto the Empire State Building in New York in a dazzling display on Saturday. The "Projecting Change

World Features

London (AFP) - The world of showbiz was in mourning Sunday for Cilla Black after the death at 72 of the 1960s pop star, who was championed by The Beatles and later became one of Britain's best-loved television presenters

LONDON, July 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About 2 weeks into last year's conflict in Gaza, Palestinian photographer Jehad Saftawi began to tire of venturing into the city every day to take images of the wreckage.

OSH, Kyrgyzstan, July 28 (Reuters) - Authorities in Central Asia's former Soviet “stans” are taking draconian measures to stamp out militant Islam, but their harsh methods and the absence of democratic politics risk

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