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The nightmare is far from over for the Tamils in Sri Lanka. Six years after a brutal civil war and six months after its architect suffered an unexpected defeat in the presidential elections instilling fresh hopes of new

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) released its election manifesto in Colombo, today at the Henry Pedris Ground in Colombo. Themed as ‘Assurance for Future’ the election manifesto describes how the UPFA

A group of leaders of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) presented the Front’s election manifesto to President Maithripala Sirisena, the President of the UPFA at his official residence today, President media

A man found guilty of the stabbing murder of a fellow Sri Lankan refugee in Adelaide's north has been jailed for at least 20 years, ABC News reported. Ketheshwaran Sivaperuman, 35, bled to death after being stabbed once


The Colombo bourse opened high on Tuesday on gains after yesterday's profit taking and was firmer by early noon, analysts said. The benchmark All Share Price index advanced 0.38 per cent to stand at 7,274.47 by 1 pm w

(AFP)Cyber security firm Zimperium has warned of a flaw in the world's most popular smartphone Android operating system that lets hackers take control with a text message. "Attackers only need your mobile number, using

Thilak Karunaratne, Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) urged capital market stakeholders to not forget the bitter lessons learnt during 2010- 2012 share market crisis. Speaking at the Certificate and D

Bullish sentiments from domestic investors drove Colombo's market indices to early gains on Thursday, analysts said. The All share Price Index advanced sharply by 23 index points or 0.31 per cent to stand at 7,222.26 by


Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Jean –Marin Schuh, hosted  an elegant evening for France’s National Day at the Galle Face Hotel on July 14 with the Ballroom packed with guests both from the diplo

The annual “Royal College Class of 69” Sing Along with Rukshan Perera backed by Sohan & the Experiments will be held on August 2, at 7 p.m., at the Galadari Hotel Main Ballroom. This is their 4th sing along with

(REUTERS)Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston, died on Sunday at the age of 22, some six months after suffering irreversible brain damage in an incident at her suburban Atlanta home, her fa


Holy Family Convent Kurunegala won the overall championship, for the eighth year running, at the 24th All-Island Schools Netball Tournament held at Bernard Aluwihare Stadium in Matale on Sunday (19).   HFC bea

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) issuing a press release officially named locations where cricket fans could purchase tickets for international matches.   “Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that tickets for all in

The Ministry of Sports of Sri Lanka reacted by showing its displeasure on the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for suspending Sri Lanka Badminton Association (SLBA) on Friday (24).   The Ministry of Sports sta


BRUSSELS, July 28, 2015 (AFP) - NATO was holding an emergency meeting at Turkey's request on Tuesday to discuss Ankara's military campaign against Islamic State (IS) jihadi fighters and Kurdish militants in Syria. Turk

BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL, July 28 (Reuters) - Turkey sought moral support for its campaign against militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday with its North Atlantic allies, with both NATO and Ankara playin

DHAKA, July 28 (Reuters) - Police in Bangladesh have arrested 8 suspected militants, including the chief of the outlawed Jamaat-ul Mujahideen group, as authorities step up a crackdown on hardline Islamists. Bangladesh

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LONDON, July 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Inadequate shelter, school closures and a lack of safe water and sanitation are the 3 biggest concerns of Nepali children affected by 2 huge earthquakes, said a major surv

KATHMANDU, July 25, 2015 (AFP) - As dark clouds loomed overhead, Rabi Baral hurriedly secured his tent to the ground at a camp for victims of Nepal's earthquake, 3 months after the disaster upended his life. The 7.8-m

LAGOS, July 22, 2015 (AFP) - Its name is synonomous with the declaration of independence and updates on the brutal conflict that followed, but nearly 50 years after Nigeria's civil war, Radio Biafra is again making head


Has President Maithripala Sirisena’s message to the nation helped him clear his name?

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