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A Sri Lankan Tamil, who was picked up in connection with a fake passport case, died in police custody in Chennai in the early hours of Friday. The deceased has been identified as Mohan, who was staying at a house in M

President Maithripala Sirisena said the members of the new cabinet has a special responsibility as they belong to different political parties but working in unison to take the country forward in the backdrop of a new pol

Former United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian Sarana Gunewardene was further remanded till September 9 by the  Gampaha Magistrate today. Mr  Gunewardene was arrested earlier over an incident of as

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentary Group has decided to hand over the post of Opposition Whip to the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), a statement from the TNA said. “Accordingly, Leader of the Oppositio


Friday's equities in Colombo wrapped up in red, in lackluster trade amidst the swearing of Sri Lanka’s New Cabinet, with analysts saying that investors  are awaiting till proper economic reforms are put forward. Al

The Colombo equities struggled further with dull trade on Thursday, amidst global market volatility and Chinese market slumping further, analysts said. The All Share Index was marginally up by 0.07 per cent to end at

The Colombo bourse extended losses for the third consecutive session on Wednesday as foreign investors resumed selling amid concerns over bleak outlook in emerging markets, analysts said. The inaugural sitting of the 8t

  A Sri Lankan firm in collaboration with a Malaysian company will soon embark on a pre-stressed spun concrete pole project to replace old wooden poles being used as power line support in rural areas, Ceylon Elec


A Japanese Cultural Exhibition featuring Ikebana (floral arrangements), Bonsai (miniature tree planting) and Origami (paper folding) in the form of display and demonstrations. will be held at the Lionel Wendt Gallery, No

For those of you who are kite enthusiasts who have been eagerly awaiting that annual gathering of the kite lovers, here is good news! Nil Ahasey Wasanthaya- the kite festival and competition organized by the Kite Sri

Los Angeles (AFP) - Dinosaurs, superheroes and rappers have boosted box office receipts in the United States and worldwide, setting 2015 on course to be the biggest grossing year in movie history. "It's not a record s


COLOMBO, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Marvan Atapattu has quit as Sri Lanka coach, the country's cricket board said on Thursday without giving a reason for his decision.   The former test captain became the first Sri

LAUSANNE, Sept 3, 2015 (AFP) - Los Angeles on Thursday launched its bid for the 2024 Olympics at the IOC having secured quick backing from President Barack Obama for the late campaign.   The city only voted on

NEW YORK, Sept 3, 2015 (AFP) - Five-time champion Roger Federer and 2012 winner Andy Murray head the US Open line-up on Thursday while 2001 champion Lleyton Hewitt could play his final match at the tournament.  


ROME, Sept 4, 2015 (AFP) - The charity Migrant Offshore Aid Station, which helps rescue migrants in the Mediterranean, said Friday it had received a record 600,000 euros in donations since the publication of a photograp

TALLINN, Sept 4, 2015 (AFP) - Two of the US Air Force's most advanced planes, F-22 Raptor stealth fighters, made a landmark visit to Estonia Friday, the first time the state-of-the-art aircraft have visited former Sovie

KOS, Greece, Sept 4, 2015 (AFP) - Europe is facing a historic “moment of truth” over the huge influx of refugees and migrants arriving in EU countries, the European Commission's vice-president Frans Timmermans said

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BONN, Sept 2, 2015 (AFP) - There are about three trillion trees on Earth, roughly 422 for every person and eight times more than previously estimated, researchers said Wednesday, admitting surprise.    

SYDNEY, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Around 40 kilograms (88 lb) of wool has been sheared from a sheep found near Australia's capital, the RSPCA said on Thursday, making him unofficially the world's woolliest.   The anim

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - Google on Tuesday refreshed its logo to better suit mobile devices that are supplanting desktop computers when it comes to modern Internet lifestyles.   Google's logo keeps i


Should cricket king Kumar Sangakkara accept the post offered to him as Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Britain?

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