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Nineteen fishermen from the Nagapattinam district were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of violating the International Maritime Boundary Line on Saturday morning, Fisheries Department officials said here. Th

Eight Sri Lankan Tamils who have been on fast in a special camp here since the beginning of this month, were arrested on Thursday. Cases have been booked against them for attempting to commit suicide. They went on fast o

India and Sri Lanka should hold joint naval patrols to prevent fishermen from poaching in each others' waters, Sri Lanka's main opposition leader said today. Speaking during a debate on alleged poaching by Indian fish

The  Inter Parliamentary Union has asked Sri Lanka to forward a report contain the progress made into  investigations into the killings of four members of parliament (MP)s  at the  IPU 133rdAssembly scheduled to be h


Janashakthi Insurance Plc has bought global giant AIA’s general business in Sri Lanka in a deal that will be announced later in the day by both parties, officials said on Friday.   In his annual statement la

        Patrick Amarasinghe, considered the ‘Godfather of Entrepreneurship” in Sri Lanka, passed away on Thursday evening after a brief illness. The funeral will be held tomorrow Satur

  Germany has stepped in to promote renewable-energy based power generation in Sri Lanka as a solution to the increasing demand for electricity against limited energy resources in the country, German Ambassador D

The second annual real estate conference will take place on October 21, 2015, from 3pm - 8pm, at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, according to a statement released by Lamudi.lk In addition to


The radiant, young Thilini Amarasooriya was crowned the Siyatha-Facia Miss World Sri Lanka 2015 at a glittering final pageant held at Grand Ballroom Colombo Hilton recently . Jayathi De Silva was adjudged the First R

Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) recently presented the fourth edition of the HSBC CFW Resort hosted by Jetwing Hotels; as leading Sri Lankan and international designers showcase their latest resortwear collections on the runw

Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) recently presented the fourth edition of the HSBC CFW Resort hosted by Jetwing Hotels; as leading Sri Lankan and international designers showcase their latest resortwear collections on the runw


YMCA’s S.M. Zulficar emerged the All Island Lanka Plate Snooker champion when he defeated M.R.T. Chandana of AAC in a thriller by four frames to three in the seven frames final played at the Automobile Association bill

Sri Lanka will hope to come out as a fully-fledged outfit when the rugby-mad Island nation gets to host its first-ever major Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) Sevens Rugby Tournament at the Racecourse ground in Colombo o

The 32nd Mercantile Badminton Association Inter Firm Badminton Championship 2015 organised by the MBA and sponsored for the 17th successive year by Akzo Nobel Paints Lanka (pvt) Ltd. under the brand name ‘Dulux’ will


GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, Oct 9, 2015 (AFP) - Hamas's chief in Gaza on Friday called violence that has hit the occupied West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem in recent days an “intifada” and urged further u

OSLO, Oct 9, 2015 (AFP) - Tunisian civil society groups won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for helping to save the only democracy that emerged from the Arab Spring, offering the country symbolic support after it was sh

JERUSALEM, Oct 8, 2015 (AFP) - Three new stabbings wounded Israelis on Thursday and one of the assailants was shot dead as a spate of such attacks spread fear and defied attempts by authorities to contain Palestinian un

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MIAMI, Oct 9, 2015 (AFP) - NASA has outlined the many challenges that remain before humans can set foot on Mars, calling the problems “solvable” but setting no firm date for an astronaut mission to the Red Planet.

NEW DELHI, Oct 6, 2015 (AFP) - A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a “walking” fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the ecologically fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conserva

LONDON, Oct 7, 2015 (AFP) - Pakistani activist Liaquat Ali Hazara had his application for asylum in Britain turned down 2 years ago. He has been stuck in limbo since, afraid of being killed by the Taliban if he is sent

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