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Ward Place in Colombo 7 was temporarily closed from Town Hall  due to a demonstration  by the students of the Visual and Performing Arts University outside the University Grant Commission (UGC). Heavy traffic was caus

Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala adjourned the Parliament for ten minutes this afternoon. The Parliament was adjourned due to a tense situation that arose in the parliament when a group of opposition MPs started displ

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasingh who is on an official visit to Japan, addressed the   the Japanese Parliament today. Only two state leaders have been given an opportunity to address the Japanese Parliament in its

Sanjay Kumar, key operative of the racket that attempted to traffic Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from Munambam, had earlier attempted to take people to Europe on board a fishing vessel from Thiruvananthapuram. Official s


The second annual real estate conference will take place on October 21, 2015, from 3pm - 8pm, at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, according to a statement released by Lamudi.lk In addition to

  The maximum limit of the facility for Sri Lankan vehicle leasing will be increased to 90 per cent from 70 per cent with effect from Monday October 5, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake announced at a media conferen

The Sri Lankan Government on Friday offered an amnesty to Sri Lankans holding ‘secret numbered’ accounts totaling $10-15 billion in Swiss banks saying they could bring their money back with no questions asked and no

  Falck, the world’s largest ambulance service, said this week it was pulling out of Sri Lanka this month – just two years after its entry – stymied by the new Indian Government-backed free ambulance servic


Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) recently presented the fourth edition of the HSBC CFW Resort hosted by Jetwing Hotels; as leading Sri Lankan and international designers showcase their latest resortwear collections on the runw

Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) recently presented the fourth edition of the HSBC CFW Resort hosted by Jetwing Hotels; as leading Sri Lankan and international designers showcase their latest resortwear collections on the runw

Elizabeth Moir School  will put all their creativity in to their brand new production, Footloose - The Musical, which will be held on 6th and 7th November 2015 at the Lionel Wendt theatre. Footloose follows the sto


The second annual Royal-Thomian Sailing Regatta will be held on Saturday (10) at the Bolgoda Lake in Moratuwa.   The event will commence at 10.00am with the individual races while the team events are scheduled

LONDON, Oct 6, 2015 (AFP) - Depression and anxiety issues affect over a third of current professional footballers, according to a study published by world players' union FIFPro on Tuesday.   The research, led b

Kenyans Antony Nduogo Nugo, Albert Kangor and Soseph Kariuki dominated the show at the 15th LSR Colombo Marathon on Sunday (4).   The Kenyan trio of Nugo, Kangor and Kariuki won the first three places respecti


DUBAI, Oct 6, 2015 (AFP) - The Islamic State group claimed responsiblity for deadly attacks Tuesday on the government headquarters and positions of the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni city of Aden.   In a sta

NEW DELHI, Oct 6, 2015 (AFP) - Environmentalists called Tuesday for a pollution tax in the Indian capital after a top court ordered the city and national governments to quickly come up with a plan to clean New Delhi's n

ADEN, Oct 6, 2015 (AFP) - Yemen's prime minister survived a rocket attack on his hotel as an assault on Aden killed 15 coalition troops and loyalists Tuesday, just weeks after the city was recaptured from rebels. &nb

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LONDON, Oct 6, 2015 (AFP) - Britain topped an 80-country “quality of death” study released Tuesday, which warned that ageing and booming populations would make palliative care a growing worldwide issue.   T

KABUL, Oct 6, 2015 (AFP) - A catastrophic airstrike on a hospital capped a disastrous week for US forces in Afghanistan, but many Afghans remain terrified at the prospect of their leaving, with the Taliban's brief captu

UMIUJAQ, Canada, Oct 6, 2015 (AFP) - Residents of the sub-Arctic village of Umiujaq wistfully remember the good old days, when the ice-fishing season was long and the catch bountiful. That was before the effects of cli

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