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Former Trade Minister Johnston Fernando has been arrested by Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division over alleged financial corruption at Sathosa during the previous government. Earlier today he was summoned by

The Elections Commissioner’s Office says that the distribution of forms related to the voters’ lists. It mentioned that the distribution of these lists will be undertaken by the Grama Niladharis, Government Informati

The Sri Lanka Tri-Forces personnel dispatched to assist the earthquake relief efforts in Nepal have so far provided medical assistance to over 1,500 badly injured persons, Prime minister office said. The contingent co

Former Econamic Affairs minister Basil Rajapaksa and three others who have worked under his ministry during the previous government were further remanded till May 7 by the Kaduwela Magistrate today. They were charged

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    The Supreme Court on Tuesday postponed till May 13 further hearing in the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition seeking an independent inquiry into the controversial Central Bank Treasury bond issue. T

Colombo stock market showed positive returns on Tuesday at the start of a 4-day short week reflecting an optimistic market sentiment, analysts said. The market was closed on Monday as it was a public holiday on accoun

  Rienzie Arsecularatne, a senior lawyer and former Director General of the Bribery Commission, has been appointed the new chairman of HNB (bank) with effect from May 1, the bank announced on Thursday. Mr. Ars

New constitutional amendments provide for an expanded Sri Lankan cabinet in the next parliament with parliamentary sanction even though there is a restriction of 30 members, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said tonig

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Vesak day displays as  annual Vesak Buddhist festivities in the  country get underway.  

Bringing forward the range of talents of the school going youth to the fore, the semi-final round of the Inter- School Drama Competition 2015  organised by the interact club of Royal College, Drama Competition went on t

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center recently received a treasure trove: 85 cubic feet of Arthur C. Clarke’s papers, shipped from his home in Sri Lanka, the Simthsonian Magazine reported.

Sports

Sri Lanka is set to see eye-to-eye with the big-made players of the Kazakhstan rugby team on Wednesday in Manila, Philippines in the opening game of the ARFU Asian5Nations Division I Rugby Tournament.   Four t

Sports Minister Naveen Dissanayake will meet the now dismissed Sri Lanka Cricket executive committee on May 12 at 2.00pm at the Sports Ministry to hear its side of the story, SLC’s former senior vice President Mohan de

Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lanka’s best exponent of the new ball all time, feels that he has bid adieu to his association with the game in his motherland.   Vaas said: “I met the SLC officials on Thursday, but we

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ISLAMABAD, May 5 (Reuters) - A Pakistani judge on Tuesday stayed the execution of a man whose lawyers say was 14 when he was charged with murder, a case that has angered rights groups and prompted mercy appeals from his

BOSASSO, Somalia May 5 (Reuters) - Somalia's al Shabaab militants stormed a police station in the country's semi-autonomous region of Puntland and killed 3 policemen late on Monday, police said. Several militants fro

SEOUL, May 5, 2015 (AFP) - A South Korean student held in North Korea for illegal entry has told CNN in an interview from Pyongyang that he wanted to be arrested. Joo Won-Moon, 21, who attends New York University and h

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RIYADH, May 5 (Reuters) - After failing for years to win a single order for the Dassault-built Rafale fighter jet, France has scored a string of multi-billion-euro wins in recent weeks and is on a quest for more. Globa

BEIRUT, May 5, 2015 (AFP) - Lebanon is rediscovering a century-old tragedy that most had forgotten -- a devastating famine, caused by blockades and a locust infestation, that killed a third of its population. From 1915

MOSCOW, May 5, 2015 (AFP) - Law student Mikhail Kosyrev used to have a negative view of Stalin but his attitude has drastically changed in recent years, he said, insisting the wartime tyrant meant well. “Over the pas

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