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The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) will contest under a new front at the upcoming general election, party General Secretary, Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka was quoted as saying yesterday at a briefing.

Former militants of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and their supporters have decided to form a political party named “Crusaders for Democracy” and seek tickets from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to c

(AFP) Sri Lankan customs Friday seized its biggest haul of star tortoises and arrested a local man who was trying to smuggle the endangered reptiles to Malaysia, an official said. The batch of 124 star tortoises, each

Several trade unions and patriotic movements held a protest campaign against the decision to nominate former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the forthcoming election. The trade union collective held a protest op

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    Sri Lanka's Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has called an urgent media briefing at 2.30 pm today (Friday) at the Colombo headquarters of the banking regulator, his office announced. No detai

  Mineka (Micky to friends) Wickramasingha, the legendary founder of the popular Munchee brand of biscuits, is throwing in the towel after a 48-year run at the top, the company announced on Thursday. At a meet

  Sri Lanka’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly not renewed the license of Lanka Rating Agency (LRA), one of three credit rating agencies operating in the country, after suspending its lic

      A strong group comprising employers, business chambers and professionals emerged on Wednesday saying it was strongly backing the March 12th declaration by polls monicampaigntor PAFFREL and t

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The Rotaract Club of Colombo Uptown which organised "RUN FOR THEIR LIVES ANNUAL CHARITY RUN" for Five Consecutive Years, brought together yet another Project of Raising Funds for Those in Need, in Rural Sri Lanka by Prov

For over two decades they have sung to the Jellicle moon, leapt across the African savannah with gazelle like grace, trekked across the Alps, danced the Charleston at Herod’s Palace and more recently retold the story o

The Volkswagen Beetle Owners Club  made arrangements to celebrate ‘World Volkswagen Day’ on  June 21 in remembrance of this unique motoring marvel that made motoring a way of life with over 21 million examples that

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The second edition of the Commando 4x4 Expedition 2015 organised by the Commando Regiment of Sri Lanka will take place in two phases from August 3 to 8 scheduled to be flagged off from Point Pedro.   The aim o

Former Sri Lankan national badminton player Dharshana Fernando is going places as a professional badminton coach in Canada.   Known as Coach Fernando in Canada, he established his own world class coaching acad

Over 800 riders will be featured at the 4th Pedal Pushers Colombo Cycle Fun Ride 2015 which will be held on July 26, Sunday around Colombo.   The Colombo Cycle Fun Ride 2015, a city ride and a carnival at the

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SEOUL, July 4, 2015 (AFP) - Another doctor at a major hospital that has been the epicentre of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in Seoul has contracted the deadly virus, the government said Saturday. The

MAJURO, Marshall Islands, July 4, 2015 (AFP) - Residents in the Marshall Islands capital Majuro attempted a clean up Saturday after a powerful storm damaged houses and smashed boats while another unseasonal typhoon brew

MANILA, July 4, 2015 (AFP) - Overloading of cargo and passengers might have been to blame for a Philippine ferry disaster which left dozens dead, an official said Saturday, and a government investigation is now under wa

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ZINDER, Niger, July 4, 2015 (AFP) - Mourdja's nose has been eaten away, like one lip and part of her upper gum, leaving the 13-year-old girl atrociously disfigured by noma, a disease that thrives on malnutrition. “It

TUNIS, July 4, 2015 (AFP) - Lawless Libya has become a magnet for radical militants who receive weapons training in jihadist camps before launching deadly attacks in other countries, like last week's beach massacre in T

(REUTERS) The World Bank on Wednesday censured China for the state's extensive interference in the financial system, saying it could stoke potential instability unless Beijing undertakes urgent reforms to eliminate disto

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