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‘A significant victory for public servants’

‘A significant victory for public servants’

The Supreme Court today (28) ruled that the suspension of a teacher of Mahanama College, Colombo for having spoken to...

Sarath Wijesuriya responds to mud-slinging attacks

Sarath Wijesuriya responds to mud-slinging attacks

Prof. Sarath Wijesuriya has responded in writing to Maj. Gen. Kamal Gunaratne in connection with mud-slinging attacks on him via...

Yoshitha allowed to travel overseas

Yoshitha allowed to travel overseas

Yoshitha Rajapaksa, son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has been given court approval to travel overseas for medical treatment.

Muslim woman to appear in Playboy in a hijab (video)

Muslim woman to appear in Playboy in a hijab (video)

A Muslim-American journalist Noor Tagouri will appear in Playboy magazine's October issue wearing a hijab, a decision that has elicited...

Buddhist temple employee given bail over Hindu temple fire – VIDEO

Buddhist temple employee given bail over Hindu temple fire – VIDEO

A middle-aged employee attached to newly erected Paashana Pabbatha Vihara, was arrested by the Serunuwara police on Tuesday on suspicion...

Rabies deaths halved

Rabies deaths halved

Deaths due to rabies halved this year to 12, from 24 a year ago, says director of the health ministry’s...

Bandula accused as fundraisers for armed forces members clash

Bandula accused as fundraisers for armed forces members clash

‘Mawbima Venuwen Ranaviruwo’ alleges certain persons of using its aid collection efforts on behalf of armed forces members to gain...

Protest to protect People’s Bank

Protest to protect People’s Bank

Past and present employees of the People’s Bank staged an agitation in front of Colombo Fort railway station yesterday (27)...

Showing a skeleton instead of Lasantha!

Showing a skeleton instead of Lasantha!

It was an act against media ethics to use a drone fitted with a camera to take pictures of the...

Arrested suspect’s right to legal assistance threatened

Arrested suspect’s right to legal assistance threatened

Amendments reportedly introduced by the government to the criminal procedure code no. 15 of 1979 nullify an arrested suspect’s right...

Police irrationally restricted access to journalists - FMM

Police irrationally restricted access to journalists - FMM

The Free Media Movement (FMM) vehemently condemn the irrational act of the Sri Lanka Police by restricting journalists the chance...

‘Close Sigiriya frescoes if ‘Giniyam Re’ is wrong’ – Siridhamma

‘Close Sigiriya frescoes if ‘Giniyam Re’ is wrong’ – Siridhamma

Pitiduwe Siridhamma Thera says he sees nothing wrong in ‘Giniyam Re’, the latest music video by Iraj Weeraratne.

Lasantha's remains exhumed (UPDATE)

Lasantha's remains exhumed (UPDATE)

UPDATE : (11.32) The body of former Sunday Leader editor - Lasantha Wickremetunga was exhumed today (27) at the Borella cemetary. The grave...

Demanding rights is not racism - Vigneswaran

Demanding rights is not racism - Vigneswaran

North chief minister C.V. Vigneswaran alleges some describe it as racism whenever problems of Sri Lankan Tamils are highlighted.

Minor tremor in Galle

Minor tremor in Galle

A minor tremor has taken place at Hapugala in Galle in the early hours of this morning (27), confirmed the...

FCID probes minister’s pvt. secy.

FCID probes minister’s pvt. secy.

The FCID is investigating the alleged corrupt activities of a personal secretary to a powerful minster.

US happy to assist SL on PPP model – ambassador

US happy to assist SL on PPP model – ambassador

The US government is happy to assist the government and people of Sri Lanka to adapt and institutionalize the public-private...

Dilemma over Basil’s Oct 08 rally

Dilemma over Basil’s Oct 08 rally

The joint opposition is facing problems in its attempt to form a new party due to differences of opinion among...

‘Worried people might fight over water’

‘Worried people might fight over water’

Vedda Leader Uru Warige Wannila Aththo says he fears that fights might erupt in the Mahiyangana - Dambana area where...

Lasantha's remains to be exhumed tomorrow

Lasantha's remains to be exhumed tomorrow

The remains of former ’Sunday Leader’ editor - Lasantha Wickremetunge will be exhumed tomorrow (27).

Notice issued for Tissa Attanayake

Notice issued for Tissa Attanayake

The Colombo High Court has issued notice on former Secretary General of the UNP - Tissa Atttanayaka to appear before...

Pathfinder meets representatives of Communist Party of China

Pathfinder meets representatives of Communist Party of China

A visiting delegation representing the Communist Party of China (CPC) met with officials of the Pathfinder Foundation with a view...

Sri Lanka ‘will not allow lifting EU ban on Tamil Tigers’ – VIDEO

Sri Lanka ‘will not allow lifting EU ban on Tamil Tigers’ – VIDEO

Sri Lanka Thursday said that it will do all what it takes to keep the European Union ban on the...

TNA distances itself from Vigneswaran

TNA distances itself from Vigneswaran

The TNA criticizes the protest campaign held in Jaffna by north chief minister C.V. Vigneswaran’s Tamil People’s Council at a...

Prabhakaran was killed by Bri. Ravipriya - Fonseka

Prabhakaran was killed by Bri. Ravipriya - Fonseka

Ex-Army chief, minister Sarath Fonseka says the task force led by Brig. Ravipriya and functioned directly under him had attacked...

‘Most inhuman, worst form of crime’

‘Most inhuman, worst form of crime’

Abductions of persons are a most inhuman and worst form of crime, says human rights activist Manouri Muttettuwegama, adding that...

BMW, Benz possible for Ministry Secretaries

BMW, Benz possible for Ministry Secretaries

Top public officials including Ministry Secretaries are in luck’s way with their monthly vehicle entitlement being increased to a maximum...

Pope names Special Envoy for FABC Plenary Assembly

Pope names Special Envoy for FABC Plenary Assembly

Pope Francis has named Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo, Archbishop of Ranchi, India, as his Special Envoy to the XI Plenary...

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Commercial Bank starts Maldives operations

Commercial Bank starts Maldives operations

Sri Lanka’s Commercial Bank of Ceylon said its Maldivian unit, the Commercial Bank of Maldives, a joint venture with Tree Top Investments Maldives, started operations Monday.

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Ashwin inches closer to becoming #1 Test bowler

Ashwin inches closer to becoming #1 Test bowler

Thanks to their exploits in the just concluded Kanpur Test, India's Ravichandran Ashwin and New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson, were the big gainers in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC)...

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Theruni, a 'Little Star'

Theruni, a 'Little Star'

The young cast in the teledrama 'Sindu' has gripped viewers old and young allike.

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Fish Ice Cream anyone?

Fish Ice Cream anyone?

Like fish? Like ice-cream? Ever wondered what would happen if you combined the two?

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"I'd love to play Wonder Woman & give people the gift of time"

"I'd love to play Wonder Woman & give people the gift of time"

With her effervescent avatar and funky dance moves, Jacqueline Fernandez has won...

SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias speaks out

SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias speaks out

Business leader and SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias in an exclusive inter...

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Small businesses offer Sri Lanka’s war-weary a second chance at life

Small businesses offer Sri Lanka’s war-weary a second chance at life

In 2009, 20 years after fleeing the conflict between Sri Lanka and the separatis...

Is OMP running low on justice for disappearances?

Is OMP running low on justice for disappearances?

In response to Kishali Pinto Jayawardena’s column, ‘Focus on Rights&...

Can Sri Lanka show the world how to to end malaria?

Can Sri Lanka show the world how to to end malaria?

Sri Lanka was certified malaria-free on Monday, making it the second country to...

How did China save the giant panda?

How did China save the giant panda?

We're talking about the giant panda, a global icon that's just been taken off th...