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President emphasizes to world powers that Sri Lanka is being directed...

President Maithripala Sirisena has emphasized to the G-7 leaders that the aim of the new Sri Lankan Government is to steer Sri Lanka to...

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Hanthana, Ginigathena and Kegalla are facing landslide risks

The danger of landslides looms again following the torrential rains experienced in some areas. Measures have been taken to evacuate many families to secure...

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Japan grants 38 Billion Yen as a development loan

Japan has given Sri Lanka 38 Billion Yen as a development loan grant. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has agreed to provide the grant...

Five year plan to meet the shortage of consultant doctors

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says that he instructed the Health Minister to prepare a five year plan to meet the shortage of consultant doctors....

Water levels of several rivers have increased

The Met Department forecast rains accompanied by thunder during the next 24 hours in the island. The water levels of several rivers have increased...

Prime Minister in Korea

Reports from Korea say that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe who left the island to attend the International Rotary Conference was warmly welcomed there. The...

World

Dombivli industrial unit blast: 5 killed, 140 people injured

A blast at a pharmaceutical unit in a residential-cum-industrial area in Dombivali East in India killed five persons and left nearly 140 people injured...

Korean Air flight catches fire at Tokyo airport

Korean Air evacuated 319 passengers and crew from an aircraft preparing to take off from Japan's Haneda Airport in Tokyo after smoke came from...

‘Mass rape’ video shocks Brazil

Brazilian police say they are hunting for more than 30 men suspected of participating in the gang rape of a 16-year-old over the weekend....

Obama to make historic Hiroshima visit

US President Barack Obama is to visit Hiroshima on Friday, where the US dropped the world's first nuclear bomb. The visit, after the G7 summit,...

Sports

Daniel Cormier named honorary chairman of Wrestling World Cup

UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is very proud of his wrestling roots, and now the two-time Olympian will serve as the honorary chairman of...

Tug of war: Pakistani cricketers overpower Army cadets

The Pakistan cricket team beat Pakistan Army cadets in a tug-of-war competition on Thursday. The national side is currently at the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA)...

Cricket Australia to train its bowlers using technology used for guided missiles

To give more teeth to their pace department, Cricket Australia (CA) have gone the military way of introducing missile-guiding technology for the gruelling season...

Fit, strong and ready to play some cricket: Mitchell Starc

The pacer injured his ankle during the historic day-night Adelaide Test against New Zealand in November last year and underwent a surgery. © Getty Mitchell...

Entertainment

Veerappan movie review: Ram Gopal Varma has found his long-lost mojo

Director: Ram Gopal Varma Cast: Sandeep Bharadwaj, Usha Jadhav, Sachiin J Joshi, Lisa Ray Veerappan fictionalises the life of the notorious brigand, brought to us in typical Ram Gopal Varma...

The New Finding Dory Trailer Will Remind You of Pixar’s Secret Weapon: Crushing Sadness

The first couple of trailers for Finding Dory have been cute and bubbly, playing up the titular character’s memory loss and her journey to find her family for child-friendly...

Youtube sensation Yousef Erakat says wannabe stars just expect an audience

Comedian Yousef Erakat is one of YouTube's breakout stars with over 10 million subscribers and a role in the upcoming Tyler Perry movie “Boo! A...

Anushka Sharma’s tough look in ‘Sultan’ poster will make your day!

Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma are gearing up for the release of their upcoming film, 'Sultan' which sees the two playing wrestlers in the...