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UPFA members yesterday lodged a complaint with the Commissioner of Elections that the government was giving job appointments despite the fact that elections have been announced. Former Mps,  Dinesh Gunawardena, Kuma

According to a statement from the President's Media Unit no arrangements have been made to name a Prime Ministerial candidate from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) thus far. The statement quoted President Maithripala

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

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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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The annual Championship Meet for clubs of the Lanka Lions Sports Club will be held at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Diyagama on July 4 and 5 commencing at 7.30am each day.   According the organisers closer

A combined cricket team representing the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) schools has come down to Sri Lanka to engage in a 12-day tour to play six one day matches and a Twenty20 tournament.   This tour part of a la

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

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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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