Underworld factions clashed in Kotahena: UPFA

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While condemning the Kotahena shooting which killed a woman, the UPFA today said the shooting seems .. Read the Full Article

Aksha Sudhari`s bank accounts frozen

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Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishanta Peiris has ordered that the bank accounts of teledrama actres.. Read the Full Article

Rupavahini chairman resigns

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Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) Chairman Somaratne Dissanayake said today that he would resi.. Read the Full Article

Fitch affirms Lion Brewery at AA-(lka) outlook stable

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Fitch Ratings has affirmed Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC`s (Lion) National Long-Term Rating at `AA-(lka).. Read the Full Article

Fairy tales

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Poor Hans Christian Andersen must be spinning in his grave. His fairy tales can no longer be conside.. Read the Full Article

Promises on the road to power

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`Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, i.. Read the Full Article

New Zealand investors keen to invest in Sri Lanka

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A New Zealand business delegation keen to invest in Sri Lanka will be visiting the island at the end of November to explore investment opportunities, said the New Zealand Ambassador to Sri Lanka Grahame Morton. Read the Full Article

UNP condemns cowardly attack on supporters

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The United National Party (UNP) today condemned the attack on a group of people engaged in Minister .. Read the Full Article

UPFA calls for immediate probe into Bloemendhal shooting

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The United People's Freedom Alliance (UFPA) today expressed shock and disbelief over the tragic shooting incident at Bloemendhal Road in Colombo, which claimed the life of a UNP supporter and wounded at least another dozen. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Armed gang open fire at Kotahena

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An armed group had opened fire at a group of people who were on election canvassing at Kotahena area in Colombo, killing one and injuring 12 others.

Our reporter said the group had come in two vehicles and opened fire at those who were campaigning.

Three women and 10 men injured in the incident while one of the three women injured succembed to her injuries.

 The injured were rushed to the Colombo National Hospital.

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Aaksha’s Bank accounts frozen

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The bank accounts of tele-actress Aksha Sudhari be frozen following an order given by Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishanta Peiris.

Accordingly instruction had been issued to the mangers of the banks concerned.

The actress had allegedly lured the Indian and had fraudulently obtained Rs 140 million from him.

The CID had investigated the allegations and requested Court to freeze her accounts. The suspect actress was present in Court.

The suspect had said in her statement that the Indian had purchased very valuable items for her as he intended to marry her.

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‘Sinhale Flag’ not National Flag – BBS

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The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) and the Bodu Jana Peramuna (BJP) protested over the Sinhale Flag/Lion Flag bearing the image of a Lion being described as a flag symbolizing racism by certain media.


BBS Chief Executive Officer Dr. Dilanthe Withanage said that the said flag was different from the national flag of the country as enshrined in the Sri Lankan Constitution, and that these were two different flags, not to be confused in any way with each other.


Whoever states such, should learn their country's history and culture and take a lesson from the values of democracy preached, with regards to respecting and allowing room for the opinions of the minorities, instead of closing the doors on us, he opined.


When the British put the Sinhale/Lion Flag down in 1815, Ven. Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Thera raised it again and this was the same flag that was raised in 1948 by former Prime Minister D.S. Senanayake when the country gained Independence, he observed.

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UNP condemns ‘cowardly attack’ on supporters

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The United National Party (UNP) today condemned the attack on a group of people engaged in Minister Ravi Karunanayake's election campaign at Bloemendhal Road, Colombo. MORE.. Read the Full Article

UPFA candidate’s cards distributed with ‘Pirith’ books at temple

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Nawagattegama Police have arrested four persons who were allegedly distributing cards of UPFA candidate Neomal Perera along with Pirith Poth or sacred books of protective chants at a temple today (July 31) - Adhi Esala Full Moon Poya Day. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Swaminathan conveys condolences over death of Abdul Kalam

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The Special Envoy of the President, Minister D.M. Swaminathan paid his last respects to the late former Indian President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the State Funeral which was held in Rameshwaran on Thursday, the foreign ministry said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Ravi condemns shooting at Kotahena

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Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake today condemned the shooting incident, which claimed the life of a woman and left more than 10 of his supporters wounded near Bloemendhal Road in Kotahena. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Shots fired at Ravi’s supporters; 1 dead and 11 injured

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(UPDATE) One person has been confirmed dead while at least 13 supporters of UNP Colombo District candidate Ravi Karunanayake have been hospitalised with injuries following a shooting incident at Bloemendhal Road, Colombo. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Two dead, 3 critical after car-lorry collide

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Two persons were killed while another three were critically injured following a traffic collision involving a lorry and a car in the Weligama area on the Galle-Matara main road this morning. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Woman’s body found inside luggage identified

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The body found inside a luggage at the Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal in Pettah has been identified as a 34-year-old woman from Vaddukoddai, Jaffna. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Navy SVU Head meets MOD SVU Chairperson

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The new President of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Sri Lanka Navy Mrs. Yamuna Wijegunarathne met the Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence Mrs. S Basnayake today (30th Thursday, July 2015). Read the Full Article

President Graces “Viru Sisu Pradeepa” Scholarship Awarding Ceremony

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President Maithripala Sirisena graced the "Viru Sisu Pradeepa" scholarship awarding ceremony as the Chief Guest at the Defence Services College, Colombo today (30th July). Read the Full Article

Navy deploys life saving teams to assist devotees

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The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board vanished without trace in March 2014. Read the Full Article

Drug trade flourished under Rajapaksa regime - Karu

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Minister Karu Jayasuriya today charged that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his set of thieves would resort to any corrupt an unholy action, crushing all accepted moral values and human relations for the sake of power. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Deputy Media Minister quits

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Deputy Minister of Mass Media Shantha Bandara said he will resign from his post today.

Former Kurunegala District MP Bandara was appointed as media deputy minister by President Maithripala Sirisena.

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MH370: Plane wreckage found in Indian Ocean tested

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The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board vanished without trace in March 2014. Read the Full Article