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The Ministry of Health has declared an island wide National Mosquito Prevention Week commenced from September 10 to 16, Health Services Director General Dr. Palitha Mahipala said while addressing a media conference held

Multiple religious ceremonies were held today and yesterday in Polonnaruwa to mark President Maithripala Sirisena’s birthday tomorrow, President Media Unit said. A Jaya Pirith chanting was held in front of the Somaw

India and Sri Lanka are working to fix the dates for Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to make New Delhi his first foreign port of call this month itself. Sources told Express that there had been exchange of dates f

The Indian Government should act tough and put an end to the attacks and arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy, Indian Tamil Manila Congress leader G. K. Vasan has said. Speaking to presspersons in Kar

Business

The Colombo bourse extended losses for the third consecutive session on Wednesday as foreign investors resumed selling amid concerns over bleak outlook in emerging markets, analysts said. The inaugural sitting of the 8t

  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

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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

Four Sri Lanka players will represent the country at the World Wrestling Championships (WWC) which will take place from September 7 to 12 in Chicago, USA.   According to Sri Lanka Wrestling Association sources

The Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne felicitated the former Navy rugby players of the 1980s at a brief function held during the Inter Command Rugby Football Tournament at Welisara N

Sri Lanka will send a set of eight players – six men and two women – for the 46th Men’s and 26th Women’s Asian Weightlifting Championship 2015 to be held in Phuket, Thailand from September 3 to 12.   F

World

CUTTACK, India, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Sixty-one infants have died at an Indian children's hospital in just two weeks, sparking protests and forcing the state government to launch an investigation.   The deaths hig

JERUSALEM, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Israel is considering giving its security forces a freer hand to shoot at young Palestinian stone-throwers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said on Wednesday.   Under st

DOHA, Sept 2, 2015 (AFP) - Football World Cup 2022 host Qatar will begin enforcing a law that ensures migrant workers get paid on time from early November, labour ministry officials said on Wednesday.   The Wag

World Features

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 1, 2015 (AFP) - Google on Tuesday refreshed its logo to better suit mobile devices that are supplanting desktop computers when it comes to modern Internet lifestyles.   Google's logo keeps i

BANKA, India, Aug 31, 2015 (AFP) - Pointing to a television in her recently built mud and brick home, Indian villager Munia Murmu proudly shows off her new-found wealth, thanks to hundreds of squirming green silkworms.

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

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