Crowds at Matara station

With the holiday mood gradually winding down our photographer captured scenes of a crowded Matara train station as commuters get ready to travel back to the city and to their places of work.

Fire in Dambulla

A major fire broke out in a commercial shop complex at Dambulla and at […]

Escape bid from Welikada Jail foiled

Alert guards at the Welikada jail were able to foil an attempt by an […]

Two die in lightning fury

Two persons were killed on the spot after they were struck by lightning in […]

Monk kills monk in Elpitiya temple

A Buddhist monk who was stabbed by a fellow priest of the same temple […]

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WORLD

  • Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

(Reuters) – Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on […]

  • Scientists find Earth-sized world in orbit friendly to life

Scientists find Earth-sized world in orbit friendly to life

(Reuters) – For the first time, scientists have found an Earth-sized world orbiting in a life-friendly zone around a distant star.

The discovery, announced on Thursday, is the closest scientists have come so far to […]

  • Iran mother spares life of son’s killer after campaign

Iran mother spares life of son’s killer after campaign

AFP : An Iranian mother spared the life of her son’s convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck, a newspaper reported Thursday.

The […]

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BUSINESS

Commercial Bank partners EIB credit line

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has entered into an agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy (RE) projects under the EIB […]

  • Credit disbursements to SL’s private sector fell in 2013, CB says

Credit disbursements to SL’s private sector fell in 2013, CB says

Sri Lanka’s economy grew by 7.3 per cent last year while inflation remained at single digit levels for the fifth consecutive year, gradually declining to mid-single digit levels by end 2013, according to the […]

  • SL Government appoints DFCC Bank as administrator of 90 million Euros credit line

SL Government appoints DFCC Bank as administrator of 90 million Euros credit line

The Sri Lankan Government has appointed DFCC Bank to administer the new credit line of EUR 90 million extended to Sri Lanka by the European Investment Bank. The management mandate agreement and the on-lending […]

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FEATURES

  • Meet this year’s Gratiaen shortlist

Meet this year’s Gratiaen shortlist

Meet the shortlisted writers:

Inosha Ijaz

- Could you give us a brief description of your background and writing history?

Well, I’m a simple 20-year-old, from Raddolugama, Sri Lanka. Being the only child I was occupied in […]

  • Visakhians get ready to draw an ‘Applause’

Visakhians get ready to draw an ‘Applause’

When Visakha Vidyalaya will present  ‘Applause’  from April 25-27. One of the pioneer synchronized swimming school teams in the country, the school with its considerably long history in the sport will host the event […]

  • Inland fishing in Sri Lanka- could you help ?

Inland fishing in Sri Lanka- could you help ?

Somasiri Devendra, Jayantha Jayewardene and Stefan D’ Silva are gathering information for a detailed publication on inland fishing in Sri Lanka. It will not be a scholarly publication but one aimed at preserving a […]

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SPORTS

Cricket: Sangakkara announces T20 International retirement

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officially stated that former skipper Kumar Sangakkara has officially announced his willingness to retire from Twenty20 International cricket today (18).

“SLC wishes to announce that Mr. Kumar Sangakkara has tendered his […]

Golf – Lacklustre finish to 78th Masters after rich early promise

AUGUSTA, Georgia, April 14 (Reuters) - The 78th Masters began as one of the most wide open in decades, but it will not go down as a classic after a surprisingly lacklustre finish on Sunday […]

Cricket – New Zealand give Craig surprise Caribbean call-up

April 15 (Reuters) - New Zealand have included uncapped offspinner Mark Craig in the squad for their three-test tour of West Indies in June, which was announced on Tuesday.
Craig, who has taken 43 first class […]

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