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There will be several showers in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts while thundershowers will also develop at several places in the Eastern and Uva provinces during the

Three persons were taken into custody yesterday in connection with the theft of over 30 high voltage batteries from telephone towers in the Gampaha District, police said. They said some 33 batteries were later recover

Two persons were killed in separate wild elephant attacks at locations in Amparai and Sigiriya yesterday, police said today. According to police the incidents were reported from Bakmitiyawa in Damana Amparai and Digam

Troops on their search and clear operations in the general area of the 14th Mile Post recovered seven anti personnel mines yesterday while another 15 such devices were unearthed from a location in Kiran in the East on th

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The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CB) said on Friday that it successfully launched and priced a US$650 million 10-year International Sovereign Bond (Issue) at a yield of 6.125 per cent per annum which drew interest worth $

Sunshine Holdings PLC posted a consolidated revenue of Rs. 16.3 billion in FY15, an improvement of 11.1 per cent year-on-year (YoY). Key business segments, particularly Healthcare and Agribusiness, grew above industry av

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

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A Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong inspired by the popular Japanese cartoon character Hello Kitty has attracted a strong following of customers although it will officially open next month. The Chinese restaurant is sit

Royal handed out a 49-0 drubbing to Trinity in the second match at the Royal Complex. Captured here are images of the final day of the Bradby encounter.

Nobel Prize winner John Nash - whose life was portrayed in the film A Beautiful Mind - has been killed in a taxi crash in New Jersey with his wife Alicia, Sky News reported. The Princeton University mathematician was

Sports

Sri Lanka will host the Yonex Sunrise International Badminton Challenge Championship 2015 for the 2nd successive year scheduled to be played from June 2 to 6 at the Sugathadasa Stadium Indoor Sports Complex.  

The 5th Li-Ning Mercantile Badminton Association Inter Firm Team Doubles Badminton Championship 2015, organised by the Mercantile Badminton Association and sponsored by Li-Ning will be held at the MBA Headquarters and In

The Masters Basketball Sri Lanka (MBSL) will conduct the 2nd Schools Old Boys and Old Girls Semi League Tournament, commencing during the weekend June 5 and 6, 2015 at the MCA Basketball Court in Colombo.   Th

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WASHINGTON (REUTERS, AFP) - The chief US negotiator in Iran nuclear talks, Wendy Sherman, will leave the State Department shortly after the June 30 deadline for the talks between Teheran and six major powers to reach agr

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - By releasing video of Beijing’s island reclamation work and considering more assertive maritime actions, the United States is signalling a tougher stance over the South China Sea and trying to sp

SYDNEY -- Nearly a year after embarking on a multi-million dollar quest to solve one of aviation's greatest unsolved mysteries, authorities and search teams are being criticized over their approach to finding Flight MH37

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Felix Kiprono said his dream is to marry 16-year-old Malia Obama - and he is ready to meet her father to discuss the matter when the president visits Kenya in July,  foreign meida reported. He is offering up 50 cows,

BANGKOK REUTERS: A Burmese woman working in Thailand hired a man to sedate and smuggle her 3-month-old baby across the border to relatives in Myanmar, researchers said, describing a common “service” for desperate mig

WANG KELIAN, Malaysia, May 27, 2015 (AFP) - Malaysia's government has expressed shock at finding human-trafficking camps and graves near the Thai border, but for local villagers like Sani Hashim the human clues were rig

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