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82 named as rebels in the past are declared as patriots

The Uththamaabhiwandana, ceremony to declare another group of national heroes as patriots was held today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. President Maithripala...

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A country closing down prisons and opening schools, should be built:...

President Maithripala Sirisena has pointed out that a country shutting down prisons and opening schools should be built. The President made this remark participating...

Local

17,000 hectares of paddy land will be developed

17,000 hectares of paddy lands will be developed. The Cabinet has agreed to provide the necessary financial allocations and to encourage farmers for cultivating...

Programmes for the welfare and entertainment of war heroes

State Minister Ruwan Wijewardena has said that programmes should be launched for the welfare and entertainment of the war heroes. Accordingly, he said that...

30 kilos of Kerala Ganja seized

Two suspects have been taken into custody from Vavuniya along with a stock of more than 30 kilogrammes of Kerala Ganja. The raid was...

Gurusinha to fortify the ranks of SLC professional expertise

Sri Lanka Cricket has announced the appointment of former Sri Lanka No.3 batsman Asanka Gurusinha as the Manager Cricket for the National Team of...

World

Somalia declares ‘national disaster’ over drought

Somalia's new leader has declared a national disaster for a prolonged drought that has forced about half of the country's population to seek urgent...

Russia, China veto Syria sanctions

Russia and China have vetoed a Western-backed U.N. resolution that would have imposed sanctions on 21 Syrian individuals, organizations and companies allegedly involved in...

8,000 flee as Iraqi forces fight IS in Mosul

Internally displaced Iraqis were waiting to board buses after fleeing western Mosul and its surrounding villages. The United Nations says about 8,000 people have...

Student protesters block schools in Paris

A high school principal was hit in the head by a projectile as student protesters blocked several schools in renewed demonstrations against police violence....

Sports

Gurusinha to fortify the ranks of SLC professional expertise

Sri Lanka Cricket has announced the appointment of former Sri Lanka No.3 batsman Asanka Gurusinha as the Manager Cricket for the National Team of...

2018 Tour de France Grand Depart announced

The opening few stages of the 2018 Tour de France were unveiled with the Grand Depart including two road tests in the central west...

England remain on track for back-to-back Six Nations titles after entertaining Italy win

England continued to wobble towards retaining the Six Nations crown with an entertaining home win over Italy. Italy had the host scratching their heads...

Italian veteran Fill wins first career super-G race

Experience was the flavour of the day in super-G results at the Norwegian resort of Kvitfjell. The average age of the men who reached...

Entertainment

“Personal Shopper” scheduled to be released this month (Video)

“Personal Shopper” is a 2017 French psychological thriller film written and directed by Olivier Assayas. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or...

Oscars 2017: Top moments from the Academy Awards

Musical La La Land won six Oscars including best director and best actress. Damien Chazelle, director of La La Land, became the youngest filmmaker...

Katy Perry releases music video for ‘Chained to the Rhythm’

Katy Perry has released a new music video to the delight of fans who have been waiting to hear new music from the pop...

“The Shack” scheduled to be released next month

“The Shack” is an upcoming American faith-based drama film directed by Stuart Hazeldine and written by John Fusco based on the 2007 novel of...