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A Malaysian film star, who has roots in Sri Lanka, was on the ill-fated MH17 with her family.

Full Article Saturday, 26 July 2014 11:37

Safeguarding the national harmony and coexistence that prevail for thousands of years in the island is a prime duty of every citizen, stressed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He also said that it is imperative to strengthen cultural ties between different groups.

Full Article Saturday, 26 July 2014 09:47

The Israeli military and Hamas said on Saturday that they would observe a 12-hour ceasefire from 8:00 am (0500 GMT), but a longer-term truce remained elusive for now.

Full Article Saturday, 26 July 2014 09:19

Sri Lankan Government sends its condolences and deepest sympathies to the the families of the passengers and crew onboard the flight; Algerian flight crashed yesterday, July 24.

Full Article Friday, 25 July 2014 19:05

Seven people are feared killed in an Indian Air Force helicopter crash near Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh.

Full Article Friday, 25 July 2014 18:48

Minister of Science and Technology Patali Champika Ranawaka has created a new Facebook profile account and fan page. The move comes after Facebook administrators deactivated the minister's previous profile account and took down his fan page.

Full Article Friday, 25 July 2014 17:55

Making a history in the field of football in Jaffna, a team of experienced coaches and players from the USA arrived in Jaffna to conduct coaching camps for youths and schoolchildren this week. With the coordination of Security Force, Jaffna,   the Soccer Outreach Association, Pennsylvania conducted a three day coaching camp at Durayappah stadium last week.Commander Security Force Jaffna Major General Udaya Perera attended the inauguration ceremony at the inaugural session on July 21. About 375 youths from different leagues in Jaffna, Valikamam and Islands administrative divisions and schoolchildren took part in the program. 

Full Article Friday, 25 July 2014 17:21

General Committee of the General Medical Officers’s Association (GMOA) has unanimously decided to remove two of their trustees Dr.Lalantha Ranasinghe and Dr. Nihal Rathnasena from their duties with the GMOA immediately.

Full Article Friday, 25 July 2014 16:51

A police constable attached to the Nawagamuwa was killed in a vehicle accident this morning in Mahawa. Police said the 32-year-old victim, a resident of Ehetuwawa, had been on leave at the time of the incident.

Full Article Friday, 25 July 2014 16:39

Newly appointed Defence Attaché to the Embassy of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Colonel Muhammad Rajil Irshad Khan paid a courtesy call on Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the ministry premises yesterday, July 24.

Full Article Friday, 25 July 2014 15:22

A 46 year old man has committed suicide by setting himself ablaze in Wellawatte this morning, Police said. Police Media Unit stated that the incident had taken place at 10am today at the victim’s residence Harmers’ Avenue Wellawatte. The Police said that it was believed that the individual had set himself ablaze due to a family feud.

Full Article Friday, 25 July 2014 15:01

Two men have been jailed for life for murdering a pizza delivery worker who was on his last shift before starting a new job in IT.

Full Article Friday, 25 July 2014 14:09

Two suspects who broke into a Kovil along Lady Mccallum Drive in Nuwara Eliya and stole cash and pooja items worth Rs.55, 000 have been apprehended by police.

Full Article Friday, 25 July 2014 10:10

The Australian border protection vessel carrying 157 Tamil asylum seekers is on its way to the Australian territory of the Cocos Islands, from where the department of immigration plans to transfer the asylum seekers to immigration detention on the Australian mainland, Guardian Australia understands.

Full Article Friday, 25 July 2014 09:27

Ukraine's prime minister resigned Thursday after his governing coalition collapsed, plunging the former Soviet state into political limbo as it struggles to quell a deadly rebellion in the east.

Full Article Thursday, 24 July 2014 22:29

Algerian aviation officials have confirmed that a plane operated by Air Algerie carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital has crashed over northern Mali.

Full Article Thursday, 24 July 2014 22:22

Minister of Technology and Research Patali Champika Ranawaka today said he stood by his claims that ice cream which had traces of Dicyandiamide (DCD) had been served to members of the public through ‘danasalas’ during the Poson season, and vehemently denied claims by ‘non-professionals’ who cast doubt on the findings.

Full Article Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:43

Sri Lanka's first ever parking meters were introduced today. The meters will be solar powered and is part of a project initiated by Tenaga Car Parks (Pvt) Ltd. The machines were launched and implemented at Baron Jayathilaka Mawatha Colombo as part of a pilot project. 

Full Article Thursday, 24 July 2014 17:10

Air Algerie said it lost contact with one of its aircraft nearly an hour after takeoff from Burkina Faso on Thursday bound for Algiers. "Air navigation services have lost contact with an Air Algerie plane Thursday flying from Ouagadougou to Algiers, 50 minutes after takeoff," the airline said, cited by national news agency APS.

Full Article Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:05

Sri Lanka's flagbearer Sudesh Peiris leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow on July 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ GLYN KIRK

Full Article Thursday, 24 July 2014 14:41

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