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27-year-old arrested for impersonating O/L candidate

An individual has been arrested by Mullaitivu Police for impersonating a candidate sitting for the ongoing G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination. The police spokesman said that...

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Maintaining national security is primary responsibility of armed forces – President

Maintaining the security of the nation is the primary responsibility of the Armed Forces, including the Air Force, says President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. His remarks came...

PM instructs authorities to make health a closed service under central govt.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has given directives to include the subject of health in the draft of new Constitution as a closed service that...

2020 A/L results out in April?

Results of the G. C. E. Advanced Level Examination for the year 2020 will most probably be released in April, says Minister of Education...

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Former French president sentenced to jail for corruption

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years in jail - two of them suspended - for corruption. Sarkozy, 66, was found...

India, Pakistan agree to cease firing along border

The militaries of India and Pakistan said in a rare joint statement on Thursday that they had agreed to observe a ceasefire along the...

NASA releases first video and audio of rover landing on Mars

The US space agency NASA on Monday released the first audio from Mars, a faint crackling recording of a gust of wind captured by...
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Human-elephant conflict in Hambantota escalates at high speed

The Hambantota Wild Elephant Management Reserve is named after 50,000 hectares set aside for the construction of a habitat for wildlife displaced by the...

99% have violated health laws with election rallies!

The law has not been enforced against anyone Revelations based on 155 inquiries made using RTI The last parliamentary election, initially postponed indefinitely due to the...

There is no shortage of paddy in the country – the real story of the rice mafia

  FROM THE 2015 YALA SEASON TO THE 2019/2020 MAHA SEASON, THE GOVERNMENT HAS PURCHASED ONLY 1.88% OF THE TOTAL PADDY PRODUCTION At a time when...

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Office of the Assistant Commissioner of Agrarian Services in Ratnapura which took 13 working days to mail the letter made

21 OFFICES OF THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF AGRARIAN SERVICES HAVE ALSO FAILED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION   Letter of notice (RTI 2) stating that the application...

99% have violated health laws with election rallies!

The law has not been enforced against anyone Revelations based on 155 inquiries made using RTI The last parliamentary election, initially postponed indefinitely due to the...

There is no shortage of paddy in the country – the real story of the rice mafia

  FROM THE 2015 YALA SEASON TO THE 2019/2020 MAHA SEASON, THE GOVERNMENT HAS PURCHASED ONLY 1.88% OF THE TOTAL PADDY PRODUCTION At a time when...

Sports News

Vaas resigns as Sri Lanka fast bowling coach

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) says that former Sri Lanka cricketer Chaminda Vaas today announced his resignation from his post as Consultant Bowling Coach of...

Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks dies at 67

Leon Spinks, who surprised the boxing world by beating Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight title in 1978, died Friday night at age 67,...

Sri Lanka’s tour of West Indies postponed

Sri Lankan cricket team’s West Indies tour, which was scheduled for February, has been postponed, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced today. The decision came after...

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Isolation of several areas in Batticaloa lifted

Several areas in the Batticaloa District will be released from their isolation status from tomorrow (March 01), National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19...

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Back Of Beyond

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The loud and enigmatic harmony of the rahaiyas welcomed us at mid-day. A family of grey langurs were resting on a nearby tree but...

Life of a Travel Girl

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By Shafiya Nawer  In this age of female empowerment, it’s unsurprising that the lady travellers of the universe are going solo. Women are leading the...

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Prime Minister applauds strong stock market performance

Prime Minster Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (18) hailed the record-breaking performance of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE).  In a Twitter message, premier thanked the investors for having...

Sri Lanka, India hold talks on ongoing development cooperation projects

The High Commission of India in Colombo and relevant authorities of the Government of Sri Lanka held a series of meetings during the last...

Over 2,800 Russian-Ukraine region visitors expected

Around 2,800 tourists from the Russia-Ukraine region are due to visit Sri Lanka under the pilot tourism project launched on December 28 to re-open...

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Maintaining national security is primary responsibility of armed forces – President

Maintaining the security of the nation is the primary responsibility of the Armed Forces, including the Air Force, says President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. His remarks came...

Health Ministry to administer first shipment of COVAX vaccines to prioritized elderly population

UNICEF has procured and delivering the first shipment of 264,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on 7th March, as part of the first allocation...