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All schools except those being used for GCE A/L and Grade Five Scholarship exam activities  re-opened today  for the third term  (August 31).  Accordingly 8 schools which are being used for GCE A/L paper markin

President Maithripala Sirisena is due to meet with UPFA party leaders this morning, political reports said. All party leaders in the UPFA have been invited to the meeting, National Freedom Front leader Wimal Weerawans

President Maithripala Sirisena said that even though today’s construction industry has been completely enriched with modern technology, when we utilize that knowledge in the local field of construction, we should combi

The leader of  Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)  Karunanidhi today condemned the US government’s reported proposal for support to a domestic probe by Sri Lanka into alleged war crimes rather than going in for an inter

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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

The Colombo equities closed the week on a positive note on Friday, with the indices rallying up but lacked stronger turnover and volume, analysts said. Institutional, high net worth and retailers were active in tradin

The Colombo stocks stretched gains for the second straight day on Thursday despite the overseas investors continuing to stand on the selling side, analysts said. The All share index closed at 7,273.14, up by 33.04 index

The Colombo equities reflected mixed investor sentiment by early noon on Wednesday with the benchmark Index gaining 0.59 per cent to stand at 7,274.26. The Blue chip Index, S&P was down by 0.34 per cent by 1 pm w

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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

Designer retail store Zudhora opened its doors last week at Reid Avenue, Colombo 07 (next to Lakpahana). Alongside international labels the store will retail selected pieces from collections created by Sri Lankan designe

The nine finalists at this year’s Sri Lanka Jewellery Design Awards are vying for the title of Jewellery Designer of the Year for 2015 in four different categories. The competition which is growing in prestige is orga

Sports

Play was called off for the first day a short while ago in the third and final Test between Sri Lanka and India began at the SSC today (28).   India were two wickets down at 50 in 15 overs when rain stopped pl

TOKYO, Aug 28, 2015 (AFP) - Organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said Friday they would stick with a logo hit by plagiarism claims and had no plans to change what they described as an original work.   The logo

BEIJING, Aug 28, 2015 (AFP) - Usain Bolt said he might end his glittering career at next year's Olympics after he completed a world sprint double in Beijing -- and got clattered by an electric scooter into the bargain

World

SYDNEY, Aug 29, 2015 (AFP) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Saturday distanced himself from a police operation in Melbourne which was cancelled amid public outrage about possible spot checks on people's visas, sa

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29, 2015 (AFP) - Malaysia's capital braced for possible confrontations Saturday between demonstrators seeking the premier's ouster over corruption allegations and police who have declared their planned

VIENNA, Aug 29, 2015 (AFP) - Four people arrested after the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants were found in a truck in Austria will appear before a judge in Hungary Saturday, officials said as the discovery sent shock w

World Features

TEHRAN, Aug 28, 2015 (AFP) - Iran's most expensive movie, “Muhammad”, which chronicles the childhood of the Muslim prophet, opened nationwide on Thursday, winning praise from early audiences.   Directed by

LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - People around the world are living longer, but many are also living sicker lives for longer, according to a study of all major diseases and injuries in 188 countries.   General health

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) - If seeing an inbox full of hundreds of emails fills you with dread, get used to it, because they are here to stay and will remain a constant in the workplace, according to a survey released

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