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Former Econamic Affairs minister Basil Rajapaksa and three others who have worked under his ministry during the previous government were further remanded till May 7 by the Kaduwela Magistrate today. They were charged

Supreme Court today (May 5) said that the due process was not followed in expelling Former Minister of Health Tissa Attanayake from the United National Party. This determination was made a short while ago, when the p

Jayampathy Wickramaratne, the leader of a three-member team that prepared the 19th Constitutional Amendment in Sri Lanka, speaking to the Hindu  called for a new Constitution which will include a fresh Bill of Rights a

Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa was brought to the Kaduwela Magistrate's Court this morning. Rajapaksa was arrested by police Financial Crimes Investigations Division on April 22 under offences ag

Business

Colombo stock market showed positive returns on Tuesday at the start of a 4-day short week reflecting an optimistic market sentiment, analysts said. The market was closed on Monday as it was a public holiday on accoun

  Rienzie Arsecularatne, a senior lawyer and former Director General of the Bribery Commission, has been appointed the new chairman of HNB (bank) with effect from May 1, the bank announced on Thursday. Mr. Ars

New constitutional amendments provide for an expanded Sri Lankan cabinet in the next parliament with parliamentary sanction even though there is a restriction of 30 members, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said tonig

 Sri Lanka’s economy grew by 7.4 per cent last year, down from the projected 7.8 per cent but higher than 7.2 per cent recorded in 2013, according to the Central Bank’s (CB) annual report for 2014. The full report c

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Vesak day displays as  annual Vesak Buddhist festivities in the  country get underway.  

Bringing forward the range of talents of the school going youth to the fore, the semi-final round of the Inter- School Drama Competition 2015  organised by the interact club of Royal College, Drama Competition went on t

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center recently received a treasure trove: 85 cubic feet of Arthur C. Clarke’s papers, shipped from his home in Sri Lanka, the Simthsonian Magazine reported.

Sports

Sri Lanka is set to see eye-to-eye with the big-made players of the Kazakhstan rugby team on Wednesday in Manila, Philippines in the opening game of the ARFU Asian5Nations Division I Rugby Tournament.   Four t

Sports Minister Naveen Dissanayake will meet the now dismissed Sri Lanka Cricket executive committee on May 12 at 2.00pm at the Sports Ministry to hear its side of the story, SLC’s former senior vice President Mohan de

Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lanka’s best exponent of the new ball all time, feels that he has bid adieu to his association with the game in his motherland.   Vaas said: “I met the SLC officials on Thursday, but we

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LONDON, May 5, 2015 (AFP) - Britain's political leaders prepared for a final frenetic 48 hours of campaigning from Tuesday ahead of Britain's knife-edge general election on Thursday. Conservative Prime Minister David C

WASHINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) - The United States, which has censured Thailand for failing to act against human trafficking, called on Monday for a speedy and credible inquiry into the discovery of a mass grave containing

NEW YORK, May 5, 2015 (AFP) - A plainclothes police officer died Monday, 2 days after being shot in the head in New York, officials said, hailing his dedication to serving America's biggest city. Brian Moore, 25, was

World Features

BEIRUT, May 5, 2015 (AFP) - Lebanon is rediscovering a century-old tragedy that most had forgotten -- a devastating famine, caused by blockades and a locust infestation, that killed a third of its population. From 1915

MOSCOW, May 5, 2015 (AFP) - Law student Mikhail Kosyrev used to have a negative view of Stalin but his attitude has drastically changed in recent years, he said, insisting the wartime tyrant meant well. “Over the pas

BERLIN, May 5, 2015 (AFP) - Many faced social stigma and were long kept in the dark about their true parental origins, with birth certificates that usually said “father unknown”. Now, 70 years after the end of Worl

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