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Presidency: Navin calls Gota, Gota deems Karu budding candidates

Plantation Minister Navin Dissanayake called former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa a future presidential candidate while Mr. Rajapaksa in his subsequent speech referred to Mi

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  80 percent of construction workers in Colombo addicted to drugs
  BC withdraws four cases against Johnston


UNHRC: Countries urge SL to implement its commitments

Many countries, who co-sponsored the resolutions 30/1 and 34/1 on Sri Lanka yesterday called on the

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President taking all steps to bring down Mahendran: Amaraweera

UPFA MP Mahinda Amaraweera said today President Maithripala Sirisena had taken all steps at the dipl

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Wind Power in islands around the country: Minister

Stand-alone Wind Energy Systems would be established on Islands and Islets around the coast of Sri L

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Moratumulla shooting: Woman suspect arrested

A 34-year-old woman had been arrested last night in connection with the shooting incident that took

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Italian bus driver tries to burn dozens of schoolchildren alive

A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones Wednesday, threatening them

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Govt. seeks Prez’s approval to increase cabinet

The government decided to make fresh engagement with President Maithripala Sirisena seeking his appr

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No intention to join UNP - Duminda Dissanayake

SLFP National Organiser and parliamentarian Duminda Dissanayake said on Tuesday that he was not inte

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Oman denies it has agreed to invest in SL oil refinery project

Oman’s oil ministry on Wednesday denied being part of a $3.85 billion plan to build an oil refiner

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UK urges SL to prioritise required steps

The United Kingdom today urged Sri Lanka to prioritise the steps required to deliver fully on its co

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Adopt a time-bound implementation strategy-EU to SL

The European Union today urged Sri Lana to take immediate and sustained action to implement its comm

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3 Lankans, 6 Indians nabbed with gold worth Rs.40mn

Three Sri Lankan and six Indian passengers were arrested with gold pieces valued at nearly Rs.40 mil

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Additional portfolio for Bathiudeen

Vocational Training and Skills Development subject, which was under the purview of Prime Minister Ra

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SL rejects two main proposals by UNHR Chief

Sri Lanka today rejected UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s proposals to es

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UNHRC Chief calls for fixed timeline

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet presenting her report to UN Human Rights

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SL war heroes subject to Universal Jurisdiction: Sarath Weerasekara

Former MP, Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara making his presentation during a side event at the UNHRC

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Extradition of Mahendran: Singapore rejects President's allegation

Singapore today rejected Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s allegation it was sheltering

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Accident kills two in Kegalle

A man and a woman have been killed when their car collided with a Matale bound SLT bus at Molagoda t

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Mangala calls for systemic change

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, who recently celebrated 30 years in politics and presented a b

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Presidential candidate should be able to win over the middleclass - Champika

Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, who is widely seen as an aspira

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In conversation with Nishi Uggalle: Child genius places herself behind Einstein and Hawking

It would be a nerve-wrecking experience for a 12-year-old to answer degree-level questions within se

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We Must Embrace modernity Kalinga Indatissa

The newly elected President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) Kalinga Indatissa Presidents

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Cartoon of the day

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Sometime ago people had the habit of leveling allegations against certain authorities that they were

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Politician Involved in Acquiring Property

A Minister’s name is associated with the activities of an alleged fraudster to retain a highly res

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Resolving issues of apartment owners CMA offers special treatment to influential parties

The double standards followed by the Condominium Management Authority (CMA) has now come to light fo

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Did Caasl Mislead SLAF? Landing and take off of private aircraft from China Bay Air Force airstrip

Controversy surrounds how a foreign private aircraft, said to be carrying  ‘investors’ to the c

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He built three houses while begging for 25 years

A blind man (65) who had been begging on trains for 25 years which had enabled him to build three houses and own a bank accou

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Deceased mother had partaken of fried fish on alms giving day

The story of a deceased mother visiting her home on the seventh day and eating a slice of fried fish from the Pideni Thattuwa

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Fat rat gets stuck in Manhole cover, rescue wins hearts online

A heartwarmingly hilarious incident occurred in Germany earlier this week when a chubby rat got stuck halfway out of a sewer

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Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera tabled the Budget for the year 2019, with a special focus on a liberal outward-oriented economic policy and growth powered by private enterprise. Do you think t