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 Deputy Minister of Policy Development and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva tweeted from Parliament today (April 28) that he was concerned over the fate of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution as two issues were

Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Sri Lanka on Saturday to meet with its new president, Maithripala Sirisena, the State Department said, following years of strained relations between Washington

The Colombo Chief Magistrate has ordered news directors of all TV channels to submit video footage of the protest where UPFA MPs were displaying altered national flags. Kurunduwatte Police had complained to the Colomb

The Supreme Court yesterday decided to postpone the consideration of two Urgent Parliamentary Bills directed by the President for special determination. The two Bills had originally been scheduled for consideration to

Business

  PCH Holdings PLC last week appointed three new directors to the board: - Ajita Mahes Pasqual as Executive Chairman, Dr. Ali Gulamhusein as Executive Director and Dinesh Renganathan as Non-Executive Director.

    Sri Lanka’s Securities and Exchange Commission Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has identified the major legal changes and is in the process of fine tuning amendments to the SEC Act in order

Sri Lanka's under-fire Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran returned to work on Thursday after a long, 5-week absence following a scandal over a Treasury bond issue allegedly involving his son-in-law. “Yes, I am bac

(Reuters) - Sri Lanka's central bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has resumed his duties after a more than five-week voluntary leave of absence after being cleared by a panel investigating a controversial government bond au

Feature

You've got to hand it to the Sesame Street crew: They go all-in on their parodies. The latest has Cookie Monster joining the likes of Onion Man, the Black Bean Widow and the Mighty Corn fending off an attack on Earth'

HelpAge Sri Lanka (HASL) has produced over 100,000 greeting cards for the forthcoming Vesak season. The proceeds will be utilized to perform free cataract surgeries and hold mobile medical camps for underprivileged senio

“A good Jaffna boy had to study hard, enter university, and become a doctor or an engineer. After that, get married around his mid-twenties and have two kids. I had no chance,” muses Bernard Sinniah in his book, ‘J

Sports

International Cricket Council wrote to the Board of Control for Cricket in India president Jagmohan Dalmiya after BCCI’s secretary Anurag Thakur was pictured with an alleged bookie whose name features in the database o

Sri Lanka's batting great Kumar Sangakkara enjoyed his first experience of batting with Kevin Pietersen at English County side Surrey and said he wants England and Pietersen to settle matters which might help the English

Sanath Jayasuriya has tendered his resignation from the post of Chairman of Selectors for Sri Lanka Cricket, local media reported. In his resignation letter to Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake, Jayasuriya was quoted by

World

JAKARTA, April 28, 2015 (AFP) - Eight foreigners and a Indonesian facing execution on a prison island are believed to be spending their last hours Tuesday before they are led into a clearing, tied to posts, and shot by

KUWAIT, April 28 (Reuters) -Gulf Arab leaders will meet in Saudi Arabia next week to prepare for a May summit with U.S. President Barack Obama, Kuwait's Foreign Minister was quoted as saying, with the summit expected to

SARAJEVO, April 28, 2015 (AFP) - Bosnia was on high alert Tuesday after a deadly suspected Islamist attack on a police station, as the authorities voiced fears of worse to come. Shouting “Allahu Akbar”, a gunman op

World Features

LONDON, April 28, 2015 (AFP) - With elections looming in Britain, the Irish government has taken the unusual step of beginning a campaign to warn its biggest trading partner against leaving the European Union. British

(Reuters) - Global warming is to blame for most extreme hot days and almost a fifth of heavy downpours, according to a scientific study on Monday that gives new evidence of how rising man-made greenhouse gases are skewin

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, April 22, 2015 (AFP) - A year after rival Palestinian nationalist movements Hamas and Fatah agreed to end their bitter divisions, the unity deal they signed appears to be on the brink

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