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Canada’s public safety minister said Thursday he was “shocked and appalled” after a New Democratic Party MP rose in the House of Commons to commemorate Tamil Heroes Day, which honours fallen Tamil Tigers rebels.

Full Article Friday, 28 November 2014 20:16

Veteran journalist and former editor of the 'Dinamina' newspaper, Mahinda Abeysundara has passed away this evening. He was 75 years of age at the time of his death. Funeral arrangements are to be notified later.

Full Article Friday, 28 November 2014 19:40

Sri Lanka born London based writer Romesh Gunesekera has been shortlisted for DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, a prestigious literary award for South Asian fiction.

Full Article Friday, 28 November 2014 15:09

The body of a male has been found in Beira lake near the 'Floating Market' along Bastian Mawatha, Maradana. Police said the body was discovered at around 10.00 this morning.

Full Article Friday, 28 November 2014 15:13

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) National List MP A.H.M. Azwer has resigned from parliament today. Reports said Azwer has already handed his resignation letter to the secretary general of parliament.

Full Article Friday, 28 November 2014 14:21

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court released Malaka Silva, son of Minister Mervyn Silva, and six other suspects who were arrested on charges of assaulting a foreign couple at a nightclub in Colombo. The Court has also prohibited Silva from entering any nightclubs during the case.

Full Article Friday, 28 November 2014 14:26

French lawmakers will debate a proposal on Friday to recognise Palestine as a state in a move aimed at pushing for "a definitive resolution of the conflict". The non-binding motion is expected to pass a lower house vote December 2.

Full Article Friday, 28 November 2014 14:15

Indonesia has ordered officials to eat local street food at meetings instead of fancy foreign fare and stop holding lavish parties, the latest moves by the new government to crack down on bureaucratic excess.

Full Article Friday, 28 November 2014 12:59

The national event of distribution of school textbooks for the year 2015 will be held on December 1, 2014, at Sangamitta Balika Vidyalaya, Galle, with the participation of the Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena.

Full Article Friday, 28 November 2014 11:52

Defending its submarine’s docking at Colombo port as common practice, Chinese military yesterday termed “utterly groundless” reports that it is setting up 18 naval bases in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar and several other places in the western and southern Indian Ocean.

Full Article Friday, 28 November 2014 11:45

Common candidate of the opposition Maithripala Sirisena said that he will not allow anyone to be tried for war crimes after his presidential election victory.

Full Article Friday, 28 November 2014 11:13

India pledged a slew of regional investments at the South Asian summit in Nepal this week, seeking to counter China's growing economic inroads into its backyard.

Full Article Friday, 28 November 2014 10:48

The Sri Lanka Navy has handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) 37 persons suspected of trying to illegally sail to Australia by boat.

Full Article Friday, 28 November 2014 09:40

The common candidate of the opposition Maithripala Sirisena stated that he will impose not 80 percent but 90 percent pictorial warnings on cigarette packets when he comes to power.

Full Article Friday, 28 November 2014 08:28

Suspected ISI agent Sakir Hussain has admitted to his involvement in spying and terror activities, said special public prosecutor C S S Pillai. Hussain, a Sri Lankan national, was produced before the special court for bomb blast cases in Poonamallee on Thursday for framing of charges.

Full Article Friday, 28 November 2014 08:02

The main Opposition United National Party yesterday cleared its position over the abolishment of the Executive Presidency. When former Minister and common Opposition candidate Polonnaruwa district MP Maithripala Sirisena stated that he will abolish the post within 100 days, the most sections of the society were not ready to accept it and said “impossible”.

Full Article Friday, 28 November 2014 07:36

General Secretary of the Jathika Hela Urumaya Patali Champika Ranawaka stated that the JHU was awaiting a constructive feedback from the common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena on the set of proposals put forward by the party.

Full Article Thursday, 27 November 2014 19:05

The 2015 budget of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) controlled Mihantale Pradeshiya Sabha was defeated by one vote today. Two PS members had voted for the budget while three others had voted against it.

Full Article Thursday, 27 November 2014 15:56
Australian batsman Phillip Hughes passed away today from a head injury after being hit by a bounce during a domestic game in Australia this week. Hughes who was admitted to St. Vincent's Hospital where he was under induced coma until his death earlier today.
Full Article Thursday, 27 November 2014 14:25

The Government has decided to reduce the price of rice from today. Accordingly, the price of imported Samba will be Rs. 60 per kilo, Nadu at Rs.55 and White Rice to be sold only at Rs.50 at Sathosa outlets.

Full Article Thursday, 27 November 2014 13:54

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