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Maithri proposed for Presidency again!

Maithri proposed for Presidency again!

The UNP leadership has proposed to name incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena for another 5-year term in office, reports say.

'New CJ's appointment, a sign of equality'

'New CJ's appointment, a sign of equality'

The appointment of Supreme Court Justice K. Sripavan as the 44th Chief Justice of Sri Lanka is a sign of...

Maithripala to have three Ministries after Executive is abolished

Maithripala to have three Ministries after Executive is abolished

Even with the change of Constitution that will clip the executive powers of the President, the government will have no...

Canada welcomes CJ reinstatement and replacing of Northern governor

Canada welcomes CJ reinstatement and replacing of Northern governor

Canada has expressed its delight over the reinstatement of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake by the new Sri Lanka government led...

Weerawansa and Gammanpila to be ousted from UPFA

Weerawansa and Gammanpila to be ousted from UPFA

A move by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to contest the general election under the United People's Freedom Alliance...

Johnston's liquor business dodged Rs.80m in taxes

Johnston's liquor business dodged Rs.80m in taxes

A distilleries company owned by former Trade Minister Johnston Fernando is said to have evaded paying taxes for the past...

Desert safari kills Sri Lankan Airlines stewardess

Desert safari kills Sri Lankan Airlines stewardess

A Sri Lankan airlines flight stewardess met with a tragic death yesterday (January 30) before she was to board the...

How Rajapaksas misused super luxury CHOGM buses (Pics)

How Rajapaksas misused super luxury CHOGM buses (Pics)

Misuse of luxury buses by the Rajapaksa administration during the Commonwealth Heads of State meeting in Colombo in November 2013...

US set to present another Geneva submission on Sri Lanka

US set to present another Geneva submission on Sri Lanka

The United States of America is ready to submit another proposal to the United Nations Human Rights Council citing Sri...

Packer withdraws casino venture in Sri Lanka

Packer withdraws casino venture in Sri Lanka

Australian business tycoon James Packer has withdrawn his quest to set up a 400 million dollar Casino Complex in Sri...

Mohan Peiris faces serious legal charges

Mohan Peiris faces serious legal charges

Former Chief Justice Mohan Peiris is facing a serious charge of misconduct on his part which was committed by him...

Mohan Peiris' conduct, appalling - Ranil

Mohan Peiris' conduct, appalling - Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe told Parliament today (January 30) that the manner in which chief justice Shirani Bandaranayake was removed...

'Yo & Ro' told to keep away from rugby practices - Namal

'Yo & Ro' told to keep away from rugby practices - Namal

Former President's son MP Namal Rajapaksa has said that his younger siblings - Yoshitha and Rohitha (whom he affectionately refers...

Wattala PS Chairman assaulted, evicted from chamber

Wattala PS Chairman assaulted, evicted from chamber

The Chairman of the Wattala Pradeshiya Sabha, R.A. Thyagaratna Alwis, was reportedly assaulted and forcefully removed from the chamber during...

Maithripala tells SLFP MPs to criticise and have no fear

Maithripala tells SLFP MPs to criticise and have no fear

President Maithripala Sirisena has told Members of Parliament of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) that they now have the...

Transfers of 10,000 cops postponed

Transfers of 10,000 cops postponed

Transfers of around 10,000 police officers which were due to take effect from February 1, 2015 have been postponed till...

Ban hopes SL will work with UN

Ban hopes SL will work with UN

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hopes Sri Lanka works with the UN on the investigations over the war despite launching...

Bread price reduced by six rupees

Bread price reduced by six rupees

The Bakery Owners Association has decided to bring down the price of bread from midnight which could mean a reduction...

Dileepa Wijesundara, new SLT group CEO

Dileepa Wijesundara, new SLT group CEO

The government has decided to appoint Dileepa Wijesundara as the group CEO of Sri Lanka Telecom.

'Mohan Peiris has not resigned'

'Mohan Peiris has not resigned'

Mohan Peiris has not resigned from his position as Chief Justice, his media spokeman - Attorney-at-Law Wijeratne Kodippili says.

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Apple profit 'biggest in history'

Apple profit 'biggest in history'

US technology giant Apple has reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company.

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6 Sri Lankans to officiate at ICC World Cup 2015

6 Sri Lankans to officiate at ICC World Cup 2015

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the umpires and match referees for the pool stage matches of the World Cup 2015.

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John Kerry fined $50

John Kerry fined $50

John Kerry has many titles - secretary of state, former senator, one-time Democratic candidate for president.

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Why did Kaveesha visit Kelaniya?

Why did Kaveesha visit Kelaniya?

Kaveesha, the daughter of popular actress Dilani Abeywardena and singer Saman Pushpawarna was recently in Sri Lanka.

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'One in five fish linked to illegal activity'

'One in five fish linked to illegal activity'

The EU has imposed sanctions on imports from Sri Lanka's fisheries after the cou...

Right to Information Bill is priority - Karunaratne Paranavithana

Right to Information Bill is priority - Karunaratne Paranavithana

Former diplomat and incumbent Secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media and Inform...

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Hardline Lanka Buddhists to launch party, say inspired by BJP, RSS

Hardline Lanka Buddhists to launch party, say inspired by BJP, RSS

This is one overseas fan base that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party BJ...

Mystery kidney killer spreads fear in Sri Lanka

Mystery kidney killer spreads fear in Sri Lanka

It's midmorning and hundreds of people are squeezed under a banyan tree's shady...

Peace, love and happiness

Peace, love and happiness

While Christians celebrate Christmas and people of all religious de