Fire at Colombo Port leaves one dead


One person was killed and another suffered injuries after a fire broke out at the premises of the Colombo Port in the early hours of this morning.

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Pakistan mourns 47 killed in air crash, as investigators seek answers


  (REUTERS) Pakistan on Thursday mourned the 47 victims of its deadliest plane crash in four years, among them a famed-rockstar-turned-Muslim evangelist, two infants and three foreigners, as officials sought to pinpoint the cause of the disaster.

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Three-wheel driver fined Rs 25,000 for drunk driving


A three-wheel driver, resident at Aruppola, was found guilty of driving under the influence of liquor in the Kandy town without a driving licence and was fined Rs.

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Swimming: Sri Lanka’s Kyle breaks second record at World C’ships in Canada


Sri Lanka’s Kyle Abeysinghe, who set up a new  200m Individual Medley record on Wednesday continued his dominance breaking the second back to back record in the 200m Freestyle event at the on-going 13th FINA short course Swimming Championships worked off in Windsor, ON, Canada.

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(UPDATED) Construction of the ‘world’s largest Christmas Tree’ suspended


The world’s largest Christmas tree built under the aegis of the Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, which has drawn wide criticism from all quarters including Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, was suspended midway on Wednesday.

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CCTV cameras for Sigiriya soon


The Government plans to install Closed-circuit television (CCTV) video surveillance camera at the world heritage site of Sigiriya to safeguard the frescos as well as the  entire site, Parliament was informed today.

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MP Dinesh G wants President to issue pardon for all SF personnel


Joint opposition Group leader and UPFA MP Dinesh Gunawardena today urged President Maithripala Sirisena to issue a pardon all members of the security forces who had fought to defeat terrorism.

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Joint Cabinet Memorandum on Hambantota Port approved


Cabinet has approved a proposal to enter into a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the China Merchants Port Holdings to develop the Hambantota Port.

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