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Japan is ready to grant advanced technology to Sri Lanka

Japan has expressed willingness to introduce new technology to Sri Lanka. Senior member of the Japanese Parliament Fukuda Sensi gave this assurance when he...

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President is determined to eliminate the drugs menace in school environs

President Maithripala Sirisena has emphasized that stern initiatives should be taken to crackdown on the racket of selling drugs within the environs of schools....

Local

Two suspects apprehended with 4000 packets of heroin

The Police have raided a house in the Hokandara area in Athurugiriya and apprehended two suspects along with 4000 packets of heroin. Initial investigations...

Productive use of Government funds for foreign travel

The attention of President Maithripala Sirisena has been drawn to the crafting of a strategy with respect to responsibility vested in people’s representatives and...

Inquiry reports on Tissa Attanayake directed to AG

The Inquiry reports in the case filed against former United National Party General Secretary Tissa Attanayake for allegedly presenting fraudulent documents have been directed...

Canadian Foreign Minister arrives on a two-day official visit

Canadian Foreign Minister of Canada Stéphane Dion has arrived in the island on an official visit. This bilateral official visit to Sri Lanka by...

World

UN envoy wants new round of Syria talks

The United Nations special envoy for Syria said he aims to call a new round of talks between government and opposition envoys in Geneva...

US election: Bill Clinton backs ‘best friend’ Hillary to lead US

Former US President Bill Clinton has set out the case why his wife and "best friend" Hillary should lead the nation. He told the...

Rousseff will miss Rio Olympic ceremony

The suspended Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, says she will not attend the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics because she does not want to...

Despres steers Peugeot to victory in the 2016 edition of the Silk Way Rally

The champagne corks were popping on Sunday in Beijing as Cyril Despres was officially named winner of this year’s edition of the Silk Way...

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Despres steers Peugeot to victory in the 2016 edition of the Silk Way Rally

The champagne corks were popping on Sunday in Beijing as Cyril Despres was officially named winner of this year’s edition of the Silk Way...

England wins second Test by 330 runs to level four-match series

England thrashed Pakistan by 330 runs in the second Test at Old Trafford to level the four-match series at 1-1. Pakistan was bowled out...

Russia escapes blanket ban from Rio Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has opted not to impose a blanket ban on Russia for next month’s Rio Olympics amid the scandal over state-sponsored...

Magnificent Froome seals third Tour de France title

Chris Froome became the eighth man to win the Tour de France at least three times after safely negotiating an uneventful final stage that...

Entertainment

“Nine Lives” scheduled to be released next month

“Nine Lives” is an upcoming English-language French comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and written by Dan Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin. The film stars...

Fairytale castle celebrates anniversary

One of Germany's most famous castles is celebrating an historic milestone. This year marks 165 years since work on the Hohenzollern Castle started, and...

“Suicide Squad” scheduled to premiere in next month

“Suicide Squad” is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics antihero team of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures....

Salman Khan Acquitted By Rajasthan High Court in 2 Poaching Cases

Actor Salman Khan has been acquitted today in two poaching cases, with the Rajasthan High Court over-turning an earlier verdict that sentenced him to...