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Former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga visited her alma mater St. Bridget's Convent for a special church service in celebration of her 70th Birthday led by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, a statement from her offi

Presidential Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons in Sri Lanka began public sittings to hear cases of missing persons over the weekend  in the Trincomalee District in the East. The Public Sittings are b

The Ministry of Education has announced that due to the parliamentary elections (to be held on 17.08.2015) and the emendation of the G.C.E. 'A' level exams timetable, the dates of mid-year school vacations have been amen

With General Elections set for August and parties hastily making preparations our photographer captured these images of former External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris getting some exercise. His shoes gave no hint of which p

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Colombo bourse lost ground on Tuesday despite the mild gains yesterday on another  lackluster trading session as most of the investors continued to remain on the  sidelines, assessing the current political developments

Colombo equities started operations on Monday on early gains upbeat by the mid-year monetary policy review after it ended last week on  negative returns, analysts said. During the opening hours, main index, All Shar

Sri Lankan central bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran is seeking concessional overseas loans to refinance costlier debt and reduce reliance on global bond markets, Bloomberg reported. “We are looking at tens of billions

  Colombo equities on Thursday closed in red on the back of much uncertainty surrounding the political environment, analysts said. The Benchmark Index shed 22.50 points or 0.32 per cent to close at 7031.33 while

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For over two decades they have sung to the Jellicle moon, leapt across the African savannah with gazelle like grace, trekked across the Alps, danced the Charleston at Herod’s Palace and more recently retold the story o

The Volkswagen Beetle Owners Club  made arrangements to celebrate ‘World Volkswagen Day’ on  June 21 in remembrance of this unique motoring marvel that made motoring a way of life with over 21 million examples that

Vihanga Perera is a study in contrasts. On the internet and in the media, he is a forceful voice and a happy dissenter of mainstream opinion. As a published author he is confrontational and prone to writing well received

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Nethmi Waduge defeated Amritha Muttiah by two sets to nil to win the Women’s Single final of the 100th Colombo Tennis Championship held at the Sri Lanka Tennis Courts in Colombo.   Waduge beat Muttiah by 6/2

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Selector Committee has re-appointed allrounder Shashikala Siriwardene as the captain of the Sri Lanka National Women's team in ODI and Twenty20 formats according an official media release issued b

Opener Upul Tharanga has been recalled into the Sri Lanka Test squad prior to the third and final match against Pakistan which begins on Friday (3) at Pallekele.   He comes in as a replacement to Kumar Sangakk

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MONROVIA, June 30, 2015 (AFP) - Liberia announced the return of the deadly Ebola virus on Tuesday, more than 6 weeks after the country was declared to have eradicated the disease. “A new case of Ebola has been repor

SEOUL, June 30, 2015 (AFP) - European aerospace giant Airbus won a $1.33 billion deal Tuesday to supply air refuelling tankers to South Korea, beating US rival Boeing, Seoul's military procurement agency said. Under th

PARIS, June 30, 2015 (AFP) - A French prosecutor confirmed Tuesday that the man who beheaded his boss and tried to blow up a gas factory in Lyon had a “terrorist motive” and links to the Islamic State (IS) group in

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DOHA, June 30, 2015 (AFP) - Despite claims of its imminent demise, Qatar's controversial “kafala” sponsorship system -- which critics say is a direct cause of misery and abuse for many foreign workers -- clings stub

KUWAIT, June 29 (Reuters) - By sending a Saudi Arabian suicide bomber to Kuwait and recruiting local members of a Stateless underclass to help him attack a Shi'ite Muslim mosque, an Islamic State (IS) cell struck at the

VIENNA, June 29 (Reuters) - France has asked its firms to prepare a return to Iran ahead of a likely deal with powers to curb Tehran's nuclear program, but Paris' tough stance in talks and ties with Sunni Arab States me

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