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A group of 16 Sri Lankan was today handed over to the Sri Lankan navy by the Indian authorities in the seas off Kankesanturai, a senior naval official said. The fishermen were handed over around 7.00 am this morning n

There will be several showers in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and Central provinces tomorrow while thundershowers will develop at several places in the Eastern and Uva provinces during the afternoon or evening, an

Troops on their search and clear operations in the general areas of Mankulam, Manduvil and Kombavil recovered eighteen anti personnel mines, one 122 mm artillery shell, one improvised explosive device, one hand grenade a

A female teacher and two school girls were injured as a while jumbo rammed into their bus at a location in Dambulla during the early hours of this morning, police and hospital officials said. They said the group of fe


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

Colombo equities on Tuesday showed some returns by midday with analysts saying that retailers are active on selected stocks. They added that the uncertain political setting will play a large role in determining the ma

    SriLankan Airlines at the weekend placed newspaper ads calling for applications to fill the vacant posts of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Kapila Chandrasena, the


Before making the Sri Lankan immigrant drama Dheepan, French director Jacques Audiard acknowledged he couldn’t have even found his characters’ native country on a map, Gulf News reported. Audiard premiered Dheepan

The Wailers rocked the Mount Lavinia beach with their soothing vibes. Captured here are images from the evening as well as the bands arrival.  

Founded in 1993, the Gratiaen Prize was set up by Booker Prize-winner Michael Ondaatje to share the wealth received and inculcate and celebrate Sri Lankan writing in English. The Prize is awarded to the best work in Engl


LONDON AFP: West Indies great Curtly Ambrose has told leading Caribbean cricketers taking part in the Indian Premier League they cannot expect to come straight back into the Test side. The legendary fast bowler is now

Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) - Meher Khalil earned fame and success after saving Sri Lanka s cricket team from a deadly 2009 attack in Pakistan, but the bus driver calls the incident "tragic" and says it is best forgotten.

The report of the three-member committee appointed to investigate allegations of a sex scandal involving members of the Sri Lanka National Women’s Cricket Team was handed over yesterday to the Minister of Tourism and


A suicide bomber has attacked a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, causing casualties, BBC reported. One witness told Reuters news agency there was a huge explosion at the Imam Ali mosque in the village of

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States vowed on Thursday to keep up air and sea patrols in international waters after the Chinese navy repeatedly warned a U.S. surveillance plane to leave the airspace over artificial i

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Insurgents on Friday seized a hospital from Syrian government forces who had been besieged there since late April, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, compounding recent setbacks for Pres

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SITTWE AFP: A generation of young Rohingya Muslims are disappearing on boats to escape persecution and despair in Myanmar, leaving frantic parents behind clutching on to little more than photographs and fading hope that

BANJUL (Gambia), May 21 ― Gambia said yesterday it would take in all Rohingya boat people as part of its “sacred duty” to alleviate the suffering of fellow Muslims flooding Southeast Asia to escape oppression. T

(AFP) Perhaps not since Cinderella lost a glass slipper at the ball has there been such a stir about glamorous footwear as there was on Tuesday in Cannes over a report that women had been turned away from a film premiere

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