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A 44 year old government servant was shot dead by unidentified pistol gang today morning in Ampara, police said. The victim was identified as Satchithanantham Mathithayan, a Social Services Officer (SSO) attached to t

The assistance of the Army has been offered to conduct emergency skeletal services at island-wide government hospitals in response to a request, following a trade union action, staged by the minor staff working in hospit

President Maithripala Sirisena visited Jaffna today to monitor the situation after violent protests broke out against the rape and murder of a 18 year-old schoolgirl in Punguditivu in Jaffna District. Protesters atta

Deputy Minister Investment Promotion Faizer Mustapha was appointed as a Legal Adviser to the President Maithripala Sirisena today. Mr Mustapha entered the parliamentarian through United Peoples Freedom Allaince (UPFA)

Business

Sunshine Holdings PLC posted a consolidated revenue of Rs. 16.3 billion in FY15, an improvement of 11.1 per cent year-on-year (YoY). Key business segments, particularly Healthcare and Agribusiness, grew above industry av

Colombo equities saw some marginal returns on Friday at midday trading session after Thursday’s profit taking, analysts said. They said that political uncertainties will be the deal breaker in investor participation

The Colombo bourse on Wednesday saw marginal returns in early trade with analysts saying that good corporate results released recently are mooting traders to shift from their wait-and-see mode. The benchmark All Share

Colombo equities on Tuesday showed some returns by midday with analysts saying that retailers are active on selected stocks. They added that the uncertain political setting will play a large role in determining the ma

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Royal handed out a 49-0 drubbing to Trinity in the second match at the Royal Complex. Captured here are images of the final day of the Bradby encounter.

Nobel Prize winner John Nash - whose life was portrayed in the film A Beautiful Mind - has been killed in a taxi crash in New Jersey with his wife Alicia, Sky News reported. The Princeton University mathematician was

Before making the Sri Lankan immigrant drama Dheepan, French director Jacques Audiard acknowledged he couldn’t have even found his characters’ native country on a map, Gulf News reported. Audiard premiered Dheepan

Sports

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed a short while ago today (26) that former South Africa allrounder Jonty Rhodes will arrive in Sri Lanka to join the national cricket team’s coaching staff.    

Kumar Sangakkara, yesterday was announced as the CEAT International Cricketer of the Year in a glittering ceremony in Mumbai. Tyre major CEAT, who've honored the best of the international cricketers based on their perfo

LONDON AFP: West Indies great Curtly Ambrose has told leading Caribbean cricketers taking part in the Indian Premier League they cannot expect to come straight back into the Test side. The legendary fast bowler is now

World

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON, May 25 (Reuters) - Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries prepared to try to retake the Iraqi city, while Washington scrambled on Monday to reass

May 25 (Reuters) - A Virginia man who triggered a bomb scare on Sunday near the U.S. Capitol apologized and explained the suspicious device was a pressure cooker used for his food truck business, local news reported on

WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) - The trial in Iran of jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian will be closed to the public when it starts on Tuesday, his brother said on Monday. Rezaian, who is Iranian-American and

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BELGRADE, May 26, 2015 (AFP) - Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic will on Wednesday become the first Serbian government head to visit Albania, aiming to improve the fragile relations between the 2 Balkan nations. His vis

ROME, May 26, 2015 (AFP) - Nawal Soufi is never without her mobile phone and thousands of Syrian refugees have reason to be grateful for that. It was an early morning in the summer of 2013 when the fragile-seeming Sici

(REUTERS) A 65-year-old German grandmother gave birth to quadruplets at a Berlin hospital this week, with the three boys and a girl born prematurely at 26 weeks being in good health and having a good chance of survival,

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