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Two ‘White van drivers’ arrested

The CID has arrested the two persons who spoke at the ‘white van’ press conference that was organised by Dr Rajitha Senaratne prior to the presidential election, last night, police said.   On December 2, the...

Swiss embassy staffer summoned before CID once again

Garnier Bastis Francis; an employee of the Swiss Embassy in Sri Lanka who is said to have been arrested in Colombo and threatened has once again been summoned before the CID tomorrow (December 15)...

24 hour water cut for most areas of Colombo tonight

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board states that all areas apart from Colombo 5 and 6 will experience a water cut from 8.00 pm today (December 14) until 8.00 pm tomorrow (December 15)....

Criminal gang member arrested with Kerala Cannabis

An accomplice of the underworld figure under alias ‘Gotha Asanka’, who is currently in remand custody, has been arrested along with a haul of Kerala Cannabis.   The Organized Crimes Prevention Division (OCPD) and the Police...

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Two ‘White van drivers’ arrested

The CID has arrested the two persons who spoke at the ‘white van’ press conference that was organised by Dr Rajitha Senaratne prior to...

Swiss embassy staffer summoned before CID once again

Garnier Bastis Francis; an employee of the Swiss Embassy in Sri Lanka who is said to have been arrested in Colombo and threatened has...

24 hour water cut for most areas of Colombo tonight

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board states that all areas apart from Colombo 5 and 6 will experience a water cut from 8.00...

Criminal gang member arrested with Kerala Cannabis

An accomplice of the underworld figure under alias ‘Gotha Asanka’, who is currently in remand custody, has been arrested along with a haul of...

Death toll from dengue fever on the rise

The death toll from dengue fever in Sri Lanka has increased to 100 so far, says the Director of Lady Ridgeway hospital for Children...

Japanese Foreign Minister calls on Sri Lankan counterpart & PM Rajapaksa

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, calling on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday (13), has discussed the promotion of Japanese investments in...

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World’s biggest cricket stadium takes shape in India

The world's biggest cricket stadium, with space for 110,000 spectators, is taking shape in India and is likely to host its first international match...

Corbyn steps down from Labour leadership after election defeat

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday he would stand down as his party faced its worst electoral defeat in 84 years, but he...

Sports News

Steven Gerrard signs new deal at Rangers until 2024

Steven Gerrard has signed a contract extension at Scottish Premiership giants Rangers that will keep him at Ibrox until 2024, the club announced on...

Ferrari admit talking to Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari chairman John Elkann have met socially but talk of a move for the six times Formula One world champion is...

Business News

Trump ‘signs off’ on deal to pause US-China trade war

Asian stock markets rose on Friday as the US and China moved toward striking a...

A hike in vegetable prices

The Dambulla Specialist Economic Centre has stated that the prices of upcountry and low country...

Nissan faces $22 million fine for misreporting Ghosn pay

Nissan should be fined $22 million for filing documents that under-reported the compensation of former...

Mill owners agree to sell rice at concessionary prices during festive season

Large-scale rice mill owners have agreed to provide rice at concessionary prices to consumers during...

Uber reveals thousands of reported sexual assaults in US

Nearly 6,000 sexual assaults, including more than 450 cases of rape, were reported to Uber...

Cabinet decides to slash VAT to 8%

The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to reduce the Value Added Tax (VAT) from 15%...

Entertainment News

The lead singer of Swedish pop duo sensation Roxette, Marie Fredriksson, who shot to global fame in the 1990s with hits like "It Must Have Been Love", has died aged 61 after a long fight with cancer, her manager...
The Chinese billionaire behind teen phenomenon TikTok is a 36-year-old tech guru whose eye for youth trends and pioneering use of AI has blasted the app to global success - while working hand-in-glove with censors to control content within...
Crammed into a supermarket trolley, Kiki Malliora squealed with laughter as she rolled past her sister at Cologne's pop-up selfie museum, where visitors said having fun outweighs the hunt for "likes" in a changing social media landscape. "Sure, the setting...

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Rice price hike due to oligopoly: UNP MP Dr. Harsha

UNP MP Dr. Harsha De Silva yesterday said the rice price mafia is back in action once again with an artificial shortage has been...

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A fee from vehicles that enter Colombo

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Price of imported milk powder reduced

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Japanese Foreign Minister calls on Sri Lankan counterpart & PM Rajapaksa

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Japanese Foreign Minister to visit Sri Lanka

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