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Two persons including a woman were killed on the spot and three others critically injured after a lorry rammed into a car at a location in Weligama on the Galle-Matara Road earlier today, police said. The car was pack

One woman was killed and another dozen persons injured some critically in a drive-by shooting  on a United National Party (UNP) election propaganda campaign at a location in Bloemendhal-Colombo a short while ago, police

A special mobile service is to  be implemented to provide identity cards to people who do not possess  national identity cards, an official at  the Department of Registration of Persons was quoted as sayingto local me

Rear Admiral Neil Rosayro has been appointed as the Navy Deputy Chief of Staff with effect from July 11, 2015, local media reported. He received the appointment letter from Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegun

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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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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

The annual Journalism Awards for Excellence Programme jointly organized by the Editors' Guild of Sri Lanka (TEGOSL) and the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) was held last evening at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. This year

Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Jean –Marin Schuh, hosted  an elegant evening for France’s National Day at the Galle Face Hotel on July 14 with the Ballroom packed with guests both from the diplo

Sports

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

Dinesh Deheragoda, multiple Sri Lankan rally champion, will contest the Asia Cup rounds of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship this season.   “Our team vision was first to start local and then go on to repre

The Dribblers Basketball Academy from the United Arab Emirates will be visiting Sri Lanka for the second consecutive year to play a series of matches against local schools.   Dribblers will play matches agains

World

The mortal remains of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday, were taken from his ancestral house in Rameswaram to the local mosque ahead of the funeral as thousands of mourners -- young and old --poured in

(REUTERS )Malaysia is "almost certain" that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said on Thursday, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage

JERUSALEM, July 29 (Reuters) - Israel gave final approval on Wednesday for plans to build 300 new homes in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, announcing the move as it carried out a court demolition order ag

World Features

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

LONDON, July 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Inadequate shelter, school closures and a lack of safe water and sanitation are the 3 biggest concerns of Nepali children affected by 2 huge earthquakes, said a major surv

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