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Modi will not sign any agreement during visit – President

Modi will not sign any agreement during visit – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that false information is being spread through social media and the internet alleging that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Sri Lanka to sign agreements and stake claim to parts of the country. MORE..

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Woman jumps off bridge with child; arrested after son dies

Woman jumps off bridge with child; arrested after son dies

A woman has reportedly jumped off the Kaduwela bridge and into Kelani river with her six-year-old son. MORE..

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Two Indians arrested with Wallapatta at BIA

Two Indians arrested with Wallapatta at BIA

Two Indian nationals have been arrested with a stock of Wallapatta worth around Rs 2 million concealed in their luggage at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. MORE..

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Six arrested with 18 kg of cannabis in Thanamalwila

Six arrested with 18 kg of cannabis in Thanamalwila

Six suspects have been arrested for the illegal possession of cannabis in the Embilipitiyana area in Thanamalwila. MORE..

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Water tariff should be revised – Hakeem

Water tariff should be revised – Hakeem

The water supply tariff should be revised soon for the economic stability of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB), Minister of City Planning and Water Supply Rauff Hakeem said. MORE..

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Probe launched into car crash involving Sri Lankan

Probe launched into car crash involving Sri Lankan

The family of a Sri Lankan man hospitalised after a serious car crash west of Denmark in Western Australia on Monday are set to make the heartbreaking decision to turn off his life support. MORE..

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Two more arrested over shooting in Gampaha

Two more arrested over shooting in Gampaha

Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of a businessman, who was the target of a shooting carried out while he was traveling in a jeep in Kirindiwela, Gampaha. MORE..

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Sri Lankan boy drowns in a pond in Tiruchy

Sri Lankan boy drowns in a pond in Tiruchy

A twelve-year-old boy, who resided in the Kottapattu Sri Lankan Tamil refugee camp, drowned in a pond at Khajamalai in Tiruchy on Friday. MORE..

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Three foreign nationals reported dead in separate incidents

Three foreign nationals reported dead in separate incidents

An Indonesia-bound flight had to make an emergency landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake after one of its passengers had fallen ill following departure from Saudi Arabia. MORE..

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Resistance against gazette on motorbikes

Resistance against gazette on motorbikes

Chairman of the National Council for Road Safety, Sisira Kodagoda, said that some people have objected to the draft notification to be submitted for the regulation of three wheelers and motorcycles. MORE...

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Islamic delegation praises President’s views on religious harmony and peace

Islamic delegation praises President’s views on religious harmony and peace

The Saudi Arabian delegation to the International Seminar on ‘Islamic Reality and Timely Challenges’ praised President Maithripala Sirisena’s views on religious harmony and peace. MORE...

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Nine injured, 3 critical following train footboard accident

Nine injured, 3 critical following train footboard accident

At least nine persons were injured and hospitalised after they collided with a vehicle while travelling on the footboard of a train in the Koralawella area in Moratuwa this evening. MORE..

video (0)Comments | April 29, 2017  12:21 am

46 Sri Lankan refugees return home

46 Sri Lankan refugees return home

A group of 46 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees returned to their homeland by flight from the Tiruchi international airport, Indian media reported. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 28, 2017  6:44 pm

Sri Lanka cleared biggest hurdle to regain GSP Plus - Harsha

Sri Lanka cleared biggest hurdle to regain GSP Plus - Harsha

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Harsha de Silva says that the European Union (EU) has still not officially granted GSP Plus to Sri Lanka, but that they have now managed to clear the “biggest hurdle” in their path to regain the trade concession. MORE..

video (0)Comments | April 28, 2017  5:19 pm

GMOA prepares for island-wide strike with 160 trade unions

GMOA prepares for island-wide strike with 160 trade unions

A decision has been made to conduct an island-wide one-day strike protesting SAITM, Malabe, Government Medical Officers’ Organization (GMOA) states. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 28, 2017  4:32 pm

Thai court seeks Red Bull heir arrest after five years

Thai court seeks Red Bull heir arrest after five years

A Thai court has issued an arrest warrant for Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhaya, in a move critics say is long overdue. MORE...

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Sports

Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in £5m tax probe

Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in £5m tax probe

Newcastle United and West Ham United’s grounds have been raided in a fraud investigation, resulting in several arrests. MORE...

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Mathews to lead Sri Lanka

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Mathews to lead Sri Lanka

Angelo Mathews will captain the Sri Lanka team for the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which is to be held in England and Wales from June 1-18, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced today.

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  11:39 am

Sports Minister suspends SLBA, calls for fresh election

Sports Minister suspends SLBA, calls for fresh election

A gazette notification has been issued by the Minister of Sports suspending registration of Sri Lanka Badminton Association and calling for a fresh election. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 21, 2017  3:07 pm

Tennis superstar Serena Williams confirms pregnancy

Tennis superstar Serena Williams confirms pregnancy

Tennis superstar Serena Williams is pregnant and taking maternity leave through the rest of 2017, expecting to give birth this fall, her spokeswoman said on Wednesday in an announcement that upended a sport the 35-year-old athlete has dominated for the past decade. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 20, 2017  3:03 pm

Muralitharan first Sri Lankan in ICC Hall of Fame

Muralitharan first Sri Lankan in ICC Hall of Fame

Sri Lanka Cricket has announced that former off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, who becomes the first Sri Lankan to be voted into the ICC Hall of Fame, will be formally inducted during the ICC Champions Trophy in June. MORE...

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Entertainment

Madonna angered by unauthorized biopic

Madonna angered by unauthorized biopic

Madonna voiced anger Tuesday over news that a Hollywood studio plans an unauthorized biopic of her early years in New York struggling to break into the music business. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  01:27 pm

Sir Elton suffered ‘potentially deadly’ infection on tour

Sir Elton suffered ‘potentially deadly’ infection on tour

Sir Elton John suffered a “potentially deadly” bacterial infection during a tour, forcing him to spend two nights in intensive care and cancel concerts in the US, his management says. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  04:18 pm

Ed Sheeran bounces back to number one

Ed Sheeran bounces back to number one

Ed Sheeran has bounced back to the number one spot on the charts with his single Shape Of You after being knocked off the top position last week. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  11:49 am

Fox News Channel dismisses O’Reilly, it’s biggest star

Fox News Channel dismisses O’Reilly, it’s biggest star

Fox News Channel’s parent company fired Bill O’Reilly on Wednesday following an investigation into harassment allegations, bringing a stunning end to cable news’ most popular program and one that came to define the bravado of his network over 20 years. MORE...

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Technology

TED 2017: UK ‘Iron Man’ demonstrates flying suit

TED 2017: UK ‘Iron Man’ demonstrates flying suit

A British inventor, who built an Iron Man-style flight suit, has flown it at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 28, 2017  11:23 am

India bans social media in Kashmir amid violent unrest

India bans social media in Kashmir amid violent unrest

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have announced a one-month ban on 22 social media services, including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  03:38 pm

Facebook baby killing: Grief and questions after shocking murder

Facebook baby killing: Grief and questions after shocking murder

An incident as shocking as a man murdering his 11-month-old daughter live on Facebook before killing himself was bound to provoke heated debate. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  01:50 pm

Cassini spacecraft poised to dive beneath Saturn rings

Cassini spacecraft poised to dive beneath Saturn rings

An unmanned NASA spacecraft, Cassini, is poised to plunge into the gap between Saturn and its rings, a pioneering journey that could offer an unprecedented view of the sixth planet from the Sun. MORE...

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