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According to local media reports Police have opened fire using tear gas and water cannons at student protesters in Colpetty. The protesting students were marching towards Temple Trees when the police fired tear gas

Former monitoring MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena was released on bail by Colombo Fort Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya today. Court made this order when MP  Vass Gunawardena appeared before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s

Three individuals were arrested over the killing of  TNA Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj, the national new agency reported. Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekera was quoted by the news agency as saying t

Owing to a schedule change President Maithripala Sirisena was unable to attend the funeral of his brother, Priyantha Sirisena, local media reported. Spokesman of the President's Media Unit was quoted by local media a


  Dharma Dheerasinghe was re-elected chairman of the Commercial Bank at its AGM on Monday amidst concerns by shareholders on moves by the Government to replace him. Shareholder M.R. Shah, former banker and tra

  The Sampath Bank AGM went off without any incident on Monday though a shareholder had said at the meeting that any attempt to seek government control would be met by resistance from the shareholders. Dhammi

Nihal Jayamanne, PC, was re-elected as chairman of Seylan Bank at the AGM on Monday amidst reports that the Government was seeking changes in the board based on the stakes held by state entities like EPF. “There wer

Cinnamon Lakeside will be closed partially (for about seven months) resulting in at least 40 per cent of the rooms unavailable while work is carried out on its pergolas for emergency health and safety repairs, Cinnamon H


https://youtu.be/7cfq87OWlS0?list=PLqvAkd0-laMf0HyGzqzK-Hqc7FO6oXCu1 Ten moving eulogies were delivered at the funeral service of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday. The service, held at the Univers

If you’ve made the trip to Kandy you’ll know Weweldeniya, the famed town that produces,-well, wewel (or cane). But have you ever seen a dance item choreographed around the craft? Here’s your chance. The Rivega Danc

With an influx of Cinderellas running around Hollywood lately, the British School of Colombo couldn’t have timed their production of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s ‘The Ash Girl’ more perfectly. Directed by Angelo Pere


Mired in controversies owing to allegations of corruption, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is to be run by an interim committee, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was quoted as saying to media today. The new interim commi

(AFP) Australia lauded its World Cup winning team Monday for a "fairytale" victory on home soil over New Zealand, with praise heaped on retiring one-day captain Michael Clarke after a dream farewell. Clarke hit 74 as

(AFP) Colombo: Sri Lankan cricketing authorities blamed a lack of fitness and the poor form of the side`s top order batsmen for failing to progress beyond the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.


ISLAMABAD, March 31, 2015 (AFP) - Pakistan on Tuesday hanged four prisoners condemned for murder and kidnapping, officials said, bringing the total number executed since the death penalty was resumed in December to 65.

DHAKA, March 31, 2015 (AFP) - Bangladesh police Tuesday filed criminal cases against two Islamic students and two others for the machete murder of a blogger accused of mocking Islam, the second such attack in recent wee

MAMAPASANO, Philippines, March 31 (Reuters) - The Philippine military on Tuesday ended a five-week all-out offensive against a small but violent splinter group of its largest Muslim rebel group, allowing around 90,000 d

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CAIRO, March 31, 2015 (AFP) - The agreement at a weekend Arab summit to establish a joint military force has raised serious doubts about prospects of such a force becoming a reality on the ground, experts say. Egyptian

HONG KONG, March 31, 2015 (AFP) - It is a crime that shocked Hong Kong -- two young Indonesian women found dead in the upmarket apartment of a British banker, the decaying body of one of them stuffed into a suitcase. I

GANYIEL, South Sudan, March 25, 2015 (AFP) - Tepisha Nyakwach, aged 33 and a mother of 5, has an idea on how to end South Sudan's seemingly intractable civil war: let the country's 2 main rivals fight it out 1-on-1. A

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