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Former minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon who was arrested by Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over a murder incident in 1999, remanded till October 20 by Colombo magistrate today.  

The Jaffna High Court today sentenced four soldiers into 25 Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) each over a gang rape and sexual abuse incidents in Viswamadhu, Kilinochchi. The incident took place in 2010, shortly after the en

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil wickremasinghe  and his wife Maithre Wickremasinghe met Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial palace in Tokyo on October 07,2015. Mr Wickremasinghe  arrived on O

  Yala National Park that was closed for drought for one month re-opened today as scheduled. Until yesterday, there was  doubt whether reopening of the park would be be postponed due to threats to the Wildlife


The second annual real estate conference will take place on October 21, 2015, from 3pm - 8pm, at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, according to a statement released by Lamudi.lk In addition to

  The maximum limit of the facility for Sri Lankan vehicle leasing will be increased to 90 per cent from 70 per cent with effect from Monday October 5, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake announced at a media conferen

The Sri Lankan Government on Friday offered an amnesty to Sri Lankans holding ‘secret numbered’ accounts totaling $10-15 billion in Swiss banks saying they could bring their money back with no questions asked and no

  Falck, the world’s largest ambulance service, said this week it was pulling out of Sri Lanka this month – just two years after its entry – stymied by the new Indian Government-backed free ambulance servic


The radiant, young Thilini Amarasooriya was crowned the Siyatha-Facia Miss World Sri Lanka 2015 at a glittering final pageant held at Grand Ballroom Colombo Hilton recently . Jayathi De Silva was adjudged the First R

Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) recently presented the fourth edition of the HSBC CFW Resort hosted by Jetwing Hotels; as leading Sri Lankan and international designers showcase their latest resortwear collections on the runw

Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) recently presented the fourth edition of the HSBC CFW Resort hosted by Jetwing Hotels; as leading Sri Lankan and international designers showcase their latest resortwear collections on the runw


The three-day warm up game between the touring West Indies and the Sri Lanka Cricket Board President’s XI has been rescheduled by a day.   The match was to be played on October 8, 9 and 10 at the SSC and now

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews gave his support  to spin bowler Tharindu Kaushal despite a ban for one of his bowling actions, raising the prospect of him being selected for the upcoming Test series against the West

The first Youth Test match between the Under-19 teams of Sri Lanka and Pakistan ended in a draw at Sooriyawewa on Tuesday (6).   Pakistan Under-19s, chasing an impossible target of 350 runs, ended the day at 1


KATHMANDU, Oct 7, 2015 (AFP) - A Japanese climber with only 1 finger due to frostbite, who last month failed to reach the top of Mount Everest, will make his final push for the summit late Wednesday, organisers said.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct 6 (Reuters) - Safety officials began their investigation on Tuesday into the sinking of a U.S. cargo ship off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin, with deep seas likely to hamper attempts to fin

ISTANBUL, Oct 7, 2015 (AFP) - Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Moscow against taking “undesirable steps” on Tuesday following accusations Russia deliberately violated Turkish air space in its bombing campaign in

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SEOUL, Oct 7, 2015 (AFP) - When it comes to grandiose, mass displays of State muscle and military grandstanding, North Korea has few equals. This Saturday, the reclusive, and diplomatically elusive North is set to put

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan, Oct 7, 2015 (AFP) - The morning the Pakistan earthquake struck 10 years ago, Nazish Naz had been reluctant to go to school, telling her elder sister the day felt cursed. Less than an hour after

LONDON, Oct 6, 2015 (AFP) - Britain topped an 80-country “quality of death” study released Tuesday, which warned that ageing and booming populations would make palliative care a growing worldwide issue.   T

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