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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will move a motion in Parliament tomorrow to limit the number of Cabinet Ministers in the national government to 48 and the number of those not in the Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Mini

The first stock of paddy to be stored at the Mattala International Airport has been transported to the location, local media reported. A group has begun demonstrating  against the decision to use the Mattala Interna

President Maithripala Sirisena during his address to Parliament yesterday called on all political parties to contribute to the success of the national government.   “This country was ruled by two parties fr

    The rapid increase in the imports of consumer durables including motor vehicles in recent months driven by credit available at low interest rates, among other things, has raised some concerns, the ban

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  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

The LankaPay national payment network operator, LankaClear (Private) Ltd, crossed the Rs.500 million mark to record a revenue of Rs.518 million FY2104/15, up 12 per cent compared to the previous year, a media release iss

    The rapid increase in the imports of consumer durables including motor vehicles in recent months driven by credit available at low interest rates, among other things, has raised some concerns, the ban

Colombo equities on Monday started the weekly activities in bullish sentiment for the third consecutive session despite foreign selling as the bargain hunters dominated the market activities, analysts said. The All Shar

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In keeping with the 149th Police Day celebrations the photography unit of the Police Department organised a photo exhibition called "Police Netha" which was launched yesterday at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery in Colombo.

Fans of Country and Western and Folk music have much to look forward to this October, as South Asia’s longest running concert for children Country Roads will be held once again, for the 27th year. Excitingly, this year

American horror film director Wes Craven, creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, has died aged 76, foreign media reported. US media reported that Craven died at his Los Angeles home on Sunday from brain cance

Sports

Traditional rugby rivals CR&FC and Havelocks Sports Club will take on each other in a friendly encounter to mark the centenary celebrations of Havelock Sports Club at 6.30pm today (2).   The match will be

COLOMBO, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - Three Sri Lankan players and one Indian have been charged for misconduct during the ongoing third Test, with details to be revealed after the match, the International Cricket Council said

TOKYO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Organisers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were poised to withdraw the official logo announced for the Games just a month ago after its designer admitted to copying presentation materials from the

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BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan, Sept 2, 2015 (AFP) - A Soyuz spacecraft with 3 astronauts on board blasted off towards the International Space Station (ISS) early on Wednesday. The trio -- including the first Danish citizen to

DUBAI, Sept 2, 2015 (AFP) - Warring parties in south Yemen have committed “serious abuses” against civilians and fighters in their custody, including summary executions, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday. The

NEW ORLEANS, Sept 2 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court in Louisiana on Wednesday will consider whether to release the last of the so-called 'Angola 3' prisoners, a man who spent most of four decades in solitary confin

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DUBLIN, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - The killing of a former Irish Republican Army (IRA) militant has revived fears that the notorious paramilitary group is still operating in secret and has shaken Northern Ireland's fragile po

WELLINGTON, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - New Zealanders were presented with four options for a new flag on Tuesday, three of them depicting a silver fern leaf similar to that used on the All Blacks rugby jersey.   The

BEIJING, Aug 31, 2015 (AFP) - China's air force has called monkeys and falcons into service to ensure safe skies for a huge military parade this week to mark Japan's defeat in World War II, reports said.   Almo

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