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Rishad Bathiudeen’s brother remanded

Brother of MP Rishad Bathiudeen, Rifkan Bathiudeen, has been remanded until the 06th of February, under the orders of the Colombo Chief Magistrate. Rifkan Bathiudeen was arrested over a forged land deal and was produced...

Sumathipala slams Ranjan’s match-fixing allegations

Refuting match-fixing allegations levelled by MP Ranjan Ramanayake, MP Thilanga Sumathipala told Parliament yesterday that none including the International Cricket Council (ICC) made such remarks. “The ICC which has an office in Colombo had never...

Bond scam Forensic Audit report held back on AG’s orders

The annexures of the Forensic Audit report conducted on the bond scam has been held back by Parliament following an order of the Attorney General, UNP MP Harsha de Silva told Parliament today. Dr. de...

Prez, PM’s attention drawn to appraise CYPETCO defaulters

Power, Energy and Commuter Transport Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday said he would appraise President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the cabinet on the colossal amount of money defaulted to the Ceylon...

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Rishad Bathiudeen’s brother remanded

Brother of MP Rishad Bathiudeen, Rifkan Bathiudeen, has been remanded until the 06th of February, under the orders of the Colombo Chief Magistrate. Rifkan Bathiudeen...

Sumathipala slams Ranjan’s match-fixing allegations

Refuting match-fixing allegations levelled by MP Ranjan Ramanayake, MP Thilanga Sumathipala told Parliament yesterday that none including the International Cricket Council (ICC) made such...

Bond scam Forensic Audit report held back on AG’s orders

The annexures of the Forensic Audit report conducted on the bond scam has been held back by Parliament following an order of the Attorney...

Prez, PM’s attention drawn to appraise CYPETCO defaulters

Power, Energy and Commuter Transport Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday said he would appraise President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the cabinet...

The country has no defence minister: MP Vijitha Herath

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna raised questions regarding the position of a Cabinet Minister for Defence. MP Vijitha Herath: The security of the people was a major...

Import of milk powder to be limited: Minister

Action would be taken to look into the possibility of curtailing the importation of milk powder into the country, Health and Indigenous Medicine, Minister...

World News

Death toll from mystery coronavirus in China rises to 9

As millions of Chinese people jam onto trains and planes, headed to their hometowns and overseas for the Lunar New Year in the world’s...

Harry and Meghan start new life in Canada with media spat

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan started their new life in Canada on Tuesday by launching a legal warning to media over photographs of...

Sports News

Screaming Serena into third round as Osaka sets up Coco crunch

Fifteen-year-old prodigy Coco Gauff set up an Australian Open blockbuster with defending champion Naomi Osaka on Wednesday, as Serena Williams screamed and shouted her...

Medvedev subdues Tiafoe challenge at Australian Open

Towering fourth seed Daniil Medvedev navigated a challenging first-round clash against last year's quarter-finalist Frances Tiafoe to kickstart his Australian Open campaign Tuesday. The talented...

Business News

Vegetable prices drop at Dambulla Economic Center

Traders in the Dambulla Dedicated Economic Center said a sharp drop in the prices of...

Nissan denies reported plans to split with Renault

Japanese auto giant Nissan is "in no way" planning to end its partnership with Renault,...

Citi Group’s Global Markets Limited buys Rs.22.6 billion stake in John Keells Holdings from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad

The Citi Group’s Global Markets Limited has bought a 22.6 billion rupee stake in John...

Importing Ethanol for liquor manufacturing banned

Import of Ethanol for the manufacture of liquor has been banned on the orders of...

2020 the year of digital transactions : Central Bank

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has declared 2020 as the year for promoting digital...

Managers who like David Moyes returned for second spell at same club

David Moyes returned to manage Premier League strugglers West Ham for a second time on...

Entertainment News

"Parasite" shocked the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday by landing the night's top prize, a historic win which thrusts the South Korean black comedy into Oscars contention. The critical smash hit film overcame the language barrier to win outstanding...
Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” a comic-book origin story about Batman’s biggest foe, scored a leading 11 Oscar nominations on Monday, including best picture, best director for Phillips and best actor for Joaquin Phoenix. Martin Scorsese’s mob epic “The Irishman,” Quentin Tarantino’s...
The television awards at the Golden Globes are often somewhat overlooked -  after all, the industry handed out the Emmys just a few months ago. But at Sunday's boozy Globes gala, the winners in the small screen categories  - including...

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Ward Place blocked due to uni protest

Ward Place in Colombo is currently blocked at the Town Hall end due to a protest, stated news reporter. Reportedly, the protest has been organized...

President recommends Yasantha Kodagoda to Supreme Court

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Land deed registration to be computerised

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AG’s revision application against granting bail to Rajitha fixed for support

The Colombo High Court has decided to hear the Attorney General’s revision application against granting bail to former Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, on the...

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Ban on operating drones lifted

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Implement mechanism to regulate Trishaw fares before Feb 4

The Lanka Self-Employed Professionals' National Three-Wheeler Federation yesterday urged the government to take immediate action to implement a mechanism to regulate Trishaw fares. Speaking to...
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