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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with Building Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd. opened  a state-of-the-art factory in Nawagampura, Ampara, Embassy of United States (US) said in a statem

The Indian External Affairs ministry today reiterated its commitment on finding a mutually acceptable solution with the Sri Lanka government with regards to the fishermen issue. "We are aware of the reported remarks m

Troops on their search and clear operations in the general area of Kokavil recovered one anti personnel mine on Tuesday (26), the military said today. A military official said that on information received from police,

Wet weather is set to prevail in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts over the next 24 hours, an official with the Department of Meteorology said today. Thundershowers

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Sunshine Holdings PLC posted a consolidated revenue of Rs. 16.3 billion in FY15, an improvement of 11.1 per cent year-on-year (YoY). Key business segments, particularly Healthcare and Agribusiness, grew above industry av

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

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A Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong inspired by the popular Japanese cartoon character Hello Kitty has attracted a strong following of customers although it will officially open next month. The Chinese restaurant is sit

Royal handed out a 49-0 drubbing to Trinity in the second match at the Royal Complex. Captured here are images of the final day of the Bradby encounter.

Nobel Prize winner John Nash - whose life was portrayed in the film A Beautiful Mind - has been killed in a taxi crash in New Jersey with his wife Alicia, Sky News reported. The Princeton University mathematician was

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Sri Lanka will host the Yonex Sunrise International Badminton Challenge Championship 2015 for the 2nd successive year scheduled to be played from June 2 to 6 at the Sugathadasa Stadium Indoor Sports Complex.  

The 5th Li-Ning Mercantile Badminton Association Inter Firm Team Doubles Badminton Championship 2015, organised by the Mercantile Badminton Association and sponsored by Li-Ning will be held at the MBA Headquarters and In

The Masters Basketball Sri Lanka (MBSL) will conduct the 2nd Schools Old Boys and Old Girls Semi League Tournament, commencing during the weekend June 5 and 6, 2015 at the MCA Basketball Court in Colombo.   Th

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BANGKOK, May 27 (Reuters) - More than 2,500 migrants could still be stranded on boats in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, according to estimates by the United Nations, as Thailand prepares to host a regional meeting i

CAIRO, May 27 (Reuters) - Arab warplanes and ships bombed Yemen's largest military port in the Red Sea city of Hodaida on Wednesday, a local official said, in the most serious attack on the country's navy in over 2 mon

KATHMANDU, May 27, 2015 (AFP) - Glaciers in the Everest region could shrink at least 70% or even disappear entirely by the end of the century as a result of climate change, scientists warned on Wednesday. Researchers i

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WANG KELIAN, Malaysia, May 27, 2015 (AFP) - Malaysia's government has expressed shock at finding human-trafficking camps and graves near the Thai border, but for local villagers like Sani Hashim the human clues were rig

MOSCOW, May 27, 2015 (AFP) - Already branded “foreign agents” while endeavouring to help abuse victims or protect the environment, Russian activists fear a new law against “undesirable” NGOs will further stymie

ANKARA, May 27, 2015 (AFP) - The campaign for Turkey's June 7 legislative elections has been rich in political point-scoring while ignoring one of the biggest challenges the country faces in the years ahead -- the futur

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