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With General Elections set for August and parties hastily making preparations our photographer captured these images of former External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris getting some exercise. His shoes gave no hint of which p

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya will have a special meeting with the Returning Officers, Assistant Returning Officers and District Secretaries from all districts at the Elections Secretariat today, local media

The Court of Appeal extended the interim order suspending the Police Advisory Circular banning full-face helmets till July 14.  The Attorney General informed the court that a settlement is expected over the issue by

The timetable of the GCE Advanced Level Examination is being revised due to the general election on August 17 and will be released soon, Examination Department sources were quoted by local media. The  examination is

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Colombo equities started operations on Monday on early gains upbeat by the mid-year monetary policy review after it ended last week on  negative returns, analysts said. During the opening hours, main index, All Shar

Sri Lankan central bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran is seeking concessional overseas loans to refinance costlier debt and reduce reliance on global bond markets, Bloomberg reported. “We are looking at tens of billions

  Colombo equities on Thursday closed in red on the back of much uncertainty surrounding the political environment, analysts said. The Benchmark Index shed 22.50 points or 0.32 per cent to close at 7031.33 while

  John Keells Holdings (JKH) said on Thursday that it has finalized its funding strategies for the mega waterfront project in Colombo. In a statement to the Colombo Stock Exchange, the company said: “the project

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For over two decades they have sung to the Jellicle moon, leapt across the African savannah with gazelle like grace, trekked across the Alps, danced the Charleston at Herod’s Palace and more recently retold the story o

The Volkswagen Beetle Owners Club  made arrangements to celebrate ‘World Volkswagen Day’ on  June 21 in remembrance of this unique motoring marvel that made motoring a way of life with over 21 million examples that

Vihanga Perera is a study in contrasts. On the internet and in the media, he is a forceful voice and a happy dissenter of mainstream opinion. As a published author he is confrontational and prone to writing well received

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The calm and tranquil hamlet of Minneriya will be shattered to the thundering roar of machines when the 10th edition of the Gunner Supercross 2015 flags off on July 5 at the Artillery Complex track in Minneriya.  

Suren Cooke Agencies together with Sumitomo Chemicals will inaugurate Xterm Golf Classic 2015, scheduled to be held on July 4 at the Royal Colombo Golf Club.   The tournament, which will be held under Division

For the first time in its history, Royal Institute International School Colombo will organise an Inter-Branch 7s Rugby Tournament.   The one-day tournament contested among teams from its Havelock Town, Nugegod

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SEOUL, June 30, 2015 (AFP) - A South Korean naval ship fired warning shots Tuesday to chase off a North Korean patrol boat which crossed their disputed western sea border, military officials said. The incursion came at

NICE, France, June 30, 2015 (AFP) - A French woman was charged and remanded in custody on Monday accused of seducing and killing an elderly man and poisoning 3 others on the French Riviera. Patricia Dagorn, who is in

WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff are set to meet at the White House on Tuesday during a visit aimed at bolstering economic ties and turning the page on a spyi

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DOHA, June 30, 2015 (AFP) - Despite claims of its imminent demise, Qatar's controversial “kafala” sponsorship system -- which critics say is a direct cause of misery and abuse for many foreign workers -- clings stub

KUWAIT, June 29 (Reuters) - By sending a Saudi Arabian suicide bomber to Kuwait and recruiting local members of a Stateless underclass to help him attack a Shi'ite Muslim mosque, an Islamic State (IS) cell struck at the

VIENNA, June 29 (Reuters) - France has asked its firms to prepare a return to Iran ahead of a likely deal with powers to curb Tehran's nuclear program, but Paris' tough stance in talks and ties with Sunni Arab States me

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