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Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa who was elected to parliament from Kurunegala district sworn in as the memebr of the parliament today. Earlier there were doubts that tghough Mr. Rajapaksa elected at the recent parl

The Court of Appeal today extended the interim order issued on banning the use of full-face helmets till October 13. Judge Vijith K. Malalgoda extended the stay order when the two diffrent  writ petitions filed by a Ch

The United States (US) Embassy in Sri Lanka  signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Friday to build 8 schools for the different communities throughout the Eastern Province with Governor Austin Fernando and the support

Sixteen fishermen from Jagadhapattinam in Pudukottai district were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of violating the International Maritime Boundary Line Tuesday morning, Indian Fisheries Department officials 

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Colombo equities on Monday started the weekly activities in bullish sentiment for the third consecutive session despite foreign selling as the bargain hunters dominated the market activities, analysts said. The All Shar

The Colombo equities closed the week on a positive note on Friday, with the indices rallying up but lacked stronger turnover and volume, analysts said. Institutional, high net worth and retailers were active in tradin

The Colombo stocks stretched gains for the second straight day on Thursday despite the overseas investors continuing to stand on the selling side, analysts said. The All share index closed at 7,273.14, up by 33.04 index

The Colombo equities reflected mixed investor sentiment by early noon on Wednesday with the benchmark Index gaining 0.59 per cent to stand at 7,274.26. The Blue chip Index, S&P was down by 0.34 per cent by 1 pm w

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Fans of Country and Western and Folk music have much to look forward to this October, as South Asia’s longest running concert for children Country Roads will be held once again, for the 27th year. Excitingly, this year

American horror film director Wes Craven, creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, has died aged 76, foreign media reported. US media reported that Craven died at his Los Angeles home on Sunday from brain cance

Designer retail store Zudhora opened its doors last week at Reid Avenue, Colombo 07 (next to Lakpahana). Alongside international labels the store will retail selected pieces from collections created by Sri Lankan designe

Sports

COLOMBO, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - Three Sri Lankan players and one Indian have been charged for misconduct during the ongoing third Test, with details to be revealed after the match, the International Cricket Council said

TOKYO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Organisers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were poised to withdraw the official logo announced for the Games just a month ago after its designer admitted to copying presentation materials from the

CAPE TOWN, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Australia and England might have the Ashes but India and South Africa have evoked the memory of two iconic historical figures to name future cricket series between the two countries. &nb

World

TOKYO, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - Japanese police said Tuesday they had arrested US animal rights activist Ric O'Barry, who trained dolphins for the TV show “Flipper”, near the town of Taiji as it kicked off its controver

PHUKET, Thailand, Sept 1 (Reuters) - A court on the Thai island of Phuket cleared 2 journalists on Tuesday of defaming the Thai navy and other related charges in a report they published in 2013 on the trafficking of Mu

WASHINGTON, Aug 31, 2015 (AFP) - The United States is drawing up economic sanctions to target Chinese firms and individuals that profited from cyber attacks on American targets, the Washington Post reported Monday. &

World Features

WELLINGTON, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - New Zealanders were presented with four options for a new flag on Tuesday, three of them depicting a silver fern leaf similar to that used on the All Blacks rugby jersey.   The

BEIJING, Aug 31, 2015 (AFP) - China's air force has called monkeys and falcons into service to ensure safe skies for a huge military parade this week to mark Japan's defeat in World War II, reports said.   Almo

TEHRAN, Aug 28, 2015 (AFP) - Iran's most expensive movie, “Muhammad”, which chronicles the childhood of the Muslim prophet, opened nationwide on Thursday, winning praise from early audiences.   Directed by

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