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President Maithripala Sirisena said there will be no compromise regarding the country’s national security and territorial integrity, since it is above all other things. He said that all are duty bound to protect and sa

(AFP) Shunned, destitute and pushed into prostitution in some cases, Sri Lanka's Tamil widows have returned to northern Jaffna since the end of the separatist war only to discover they are not welcome even in their homel

An application by a former top LTTE leader, Athmalingam Ravindra alias Rupan, for an Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) ticket to contest the August 17 Sri Lankan parliamentary elections, may have put the ITAK in a fix.

Three persons were killed and seven others injured in separate motor accidents during the past 24 hours, police said today, (June, 27th 2015). One person was killed on the spot and seven others were injured some criti


Colombo equities started operations on Monday on early gains upbeat by the mid-year monetary policy review after it ended last week on  negative returns, analysts said. During the opening hours, main index, All Shar

Sri Lankan central bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran is seeking concessional overseas loans to refinance costlier debt and reduce reliance on global bond markets, Bloomberg reported. “We are looking at tens of billions

  Colombo equities on Thursday closed in red on the back of much uncertainty surrounding the political environment, analysts said. The Benchmark Index shed 22.50 points or 0.32 per cent to close at 7031.33 while

  John Keells Holdings (JKH) said on Thursday that it has finalized its funding strategies for the mega waterfront project in Colombo. In a statement to the Colombo Stock Exchange, the company said: “the project


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

Vihanga Perera is a study in contrasts. On the internet and in the media, he is a forceful voice and a happy dissenter of mainstream opinion. As a published author he is confrontational and prone to writing well received

Over 300 ‘Old Girls’ of Ladies’ College flocked in for the Friday night event put together by the Old Girls Association at the Galadari Hotel. ‘Style-Twenty 15’ was a fundraiser celebrating fashion, friendship


The calm and tranquil hamlet of Minneriya will be shattered to the thundering roar of machines when the 10th edition of the Gunner Supercross 2015 flags off on July 5 at the Artillery Complex track in Minneriya.  

Suren Cooke Agencies together with Sumitomo Chemicals will inaugurate Xterm Golf Classic 2015, scheduled to be held on July 4 at the Royal Colombo Golf Club.   The tournament, which will be held under Division

For the first time in its history, Royal Institute International School Colombo will organise an Inter-Branch 7s Rugby Tournament.   The one-day tournament contested among teams from its Havelock Town, Nugegod


PARIS (Reuters) - France ordered a nationwide clampdown on UberPOP on Thursday, siding with taxi drivers who blockaded major transport hubs in angry protests against the popular online ride-sharing service. Furious at

BEIJING (Reuters) - China accused the United States on Friday of being "haunted by spreading guns" and racial discrimination, in its annual tit-for-tat rebuttal to U.S. criticism of China's human rights record. In a l

AMSTERDAM, June 23 (Reuters) - The Netherlands is discussing with its allies an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysian airliner over rebel-held eastern Ukraine last year, sources fami

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WASHINGTON, June 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - United Way Worldwide, the world's largest charity, has launched a centre to combat modern-day slavery and is pushing to make the eradication of human trafficking a prior

MAPUTO, June 24, 2015 (AFP) - Mozambique and Angola this year mark 4 decades of independence from Portugal, with robust economic growth rates buoyed by abundant natural resources giving the southern African nations rea

KHARTSYZK, Ukraine, June 24, 2015 (AFP) - He is only 14 but already knows how to assemble a Kalashnikov rifle. Denis is a child soldier in the making -- eager to join the pro-Russian militants fighting Ukrainian troops.

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