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National Economic Council set up to strengthen the economy; President

President Maithripala Sirisena has pointed out that the National Economic Council has been established to strengthen the national economy by formalizing the economic management...

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Granting of drought relief begins

The Government has embarked on a massive programme to grant relief to the people plagued by the drought. The allocation made for the granting...

Local

66th SLFP Anniversary postponed to September 03

Minister Duminda Dissanayake has said that it has been decided to hold the 66th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party on the 03rd...

Lotteries Board back to the Finance Ministry

The National Lotteries Board and the Development Lotteries Board have been brought under the purview of the Finance Ministry. A gazette notification has been...

New Foreign Minister assumes office

Tilak Marapana who has been appointed as the new Foreign Minister assumed duties today. The new Foreign Affairs Minister assumed office amidst multi religious...

Intelligence Officer nabbed with gold at Airport

An Intelligence Officer has been nabbed with gold worth more than 9.1 million rupees. Customs Officers said that the suspect had in possession two...

World

Venezuela prison ‘massacre’ kills 37

At least 37 people have been killed in a prison riot in Southern Venezuela. Special interior ministry forces were sent in to regain control...

Real Madrid 2-0 Barcelona (5-1 agg): Spanish Super Cup success for Zidane’s side

Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 at the Bernabeu to win the Spanish Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate. The Spanish and European champions were dominant,...

Five-goal Celtic rout Astana in Champions League first leg

Celtic all but booked their Champions League group stage berth by thumping Kazakh champions Astana in the play-off first leg. Tom Rogic created the...

State Minister for Foreign Affairs meets ASEAN Secretary General

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake has met with Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Le Luong Min. Their meeting...

Sports

Real Madrid 2-0 Barcelona (5-1 agg): Spanish Super Cup success for Zidane’s side

Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 at the Bernabeu to win the Spanish Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate. The Spanish and European champions were dominant,...

Five-goal Celtic rout Astana in Champions League first leg

Celtic all but booked their Champions League group stage berth by thumping Kazakh champions Astana in the play-off first leg. Tom Rogic created the...

Nemanja Matic starts as Manchester United beat Sampdoria in Dublin

Nemanja Matic made his first appearance for Manchester United as they completed their pre-season friendlies with a 2-1 win over Sampdoria in Dublin. The...

Liverpool lose to Atletico Madrid on penalties in Audi Cup final

Liverpool suffered their first defeat of the pre-season campaign after losing 5-4 on penalties in the Audi Cup final against Atletico Madrid in Munich....

Entertainment

Fun Mom Dinner (Video)

Fun Mom Dinner is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Alethea Jones, from a screenplay by Julie Rudd. It stars Katie Aselton, Toni...

The Foreigner (Video)

The Foreigner is an upcoming English-language action thriller film directed by Martin Campbell and written by David Marconi, based on the 1992 novel The...

Annabelle: Creation (Video)

Annabelle Creation is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by David F. Sandberg, and written by Gary Dauberman. It is a prequel to...

Despacito breaks global streaming record (Video)

Luis Fonsi's Despacito has become the most-streamed song of all time, just six months after it was released. The hit single has been played...