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South Asia Procurement Conference begins under the President’s patronage

The South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference opened today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. This is the fourth South Asia Region Public...

Lead Story

PM invites entrepreneurs to enter the local and export market

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has called on Small and Medium Scale entrepreneurs to enter the local as well as the export market without any...

Local

Permit of the boat involved in the Katukurunda tragedy is revoked

The fisheries permit of the boat which faced the accident in the sea off the Katukurunda coast has been revoked. This decision has been...

Solutions to issues in transport of drugs to be found via a new programme

Minister Rajitha Senaratne has given instructions to the officials concerned to launch a new programme to sort out problems that have arisen in the...

Wimal remanded until 06 March

Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa is further remanded. The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court remanded him until the 06th of next month. Weerawansa has been accused of misusing...

Protest staged in Hatton against dumping of garbage

Residents staged a protest today too, demanding the suspension of dumping in Kudagama, the garbage collected from the Hatton-Dickoya Urban Council Authority area. Our...

World

North Korea Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia recalls Pyongyang envoy

Malaysia has recalled its envoy to Pyongyang in an escalating row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim...

Iraqi government launches offensive on west Mosul

Iraq's prime minister has announced the launch of a military assault aimed at taking western Mosul from the ISIL group. The Iraqi forces seized 17...

Dozens killed in Mogadishu market blast

At least 15 people were killed in a blast at a busy market in the western part of Somalia's capital. The powerful explosion tore...

Malaga flooded on eve of France-Spain summit

Heavy rain caused flooding in central Malaga the day before a one day official summit between Spain and France. Emergency services took over 200...

Sports

Finch heaps praise on Guneratne

Following a heart-breaking loss yesterday in the second Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka, Australian skipper Aaron Finch heaped praise on Asela Gunaratne, who slammed...

Anjelo Mathews auctioned for Rs. 4.5 crore at IPL

Sri Lanka’s captain Angelo Mathews has been bought by Delhi Daredevils for Sri Lankan Rupees 4.5 crore in Indian Premier Auctions in Bengaluru. Before...

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi quits international cricket

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has retired from international cricket. The 36-year-old quit Tests and one-day internationals in 2015, but wanted to keep playing...

Hermans closes in on Tour of Oman victory

BMC’s Ben Hermans all but assured himself of overall victory at the Tour of Oman after winning the penultimate stage five to stretch his...

Entertainment

House of Holland goes on an all-American hip hop road trip

House of Holland's fall/winter 2017 collection had a hip hop attitude with a country heart, inspired by an American road trip taken by designer...

VICTORIA BECKHAM OFFERS A NEW TAKE ON OLD ENGLAND AT NY FASHION WEEK

Beckham was one designer who seemed, presciently, to have predicted the miserable weather when she was designing when she presented her fall/winter collection at...

“Logan” scheduled to be released in next month (Video)

“Logan” is an upcoming American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is intended to be the...

Paris and Nicky Hilton attend Oscar de La Renta and Monse combo fashion show

Designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia made their debut as creative directors at Oscar de la Renta with a combo fashion show of designs...