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Five new envoys present credentials to President

Five new envoys presented their credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (25th May) at President’s House in Colombo. Accordingly, the High Commissioner for Mozambique and Ambassadors for Sweden, Finland, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela presented credentials...

Galle ground curator allegedly caught in match-fixing sting

A documentary by news organisation Al Jazeera has allegedly uncovered a match-fixing scandal involving the curator of the Galle International Stadium in Sri Lanka, where Australia were thrashed inside three days in 2016. The documentary,...

President orders probe into fake news

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday directed Inspector General of Police Pujitha Jayasundara to conduct an investigation to find out as to who was behind the story published in two Sinhala newspapers today which said that...

VAT will be reduced by 2.5 % in 2020 in order to relieve masses...

The Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mr. Mangala Samaraweera said that even after 70 years of Independence, country could not achieve peace as the people were still quarrelling on the basis of race,...

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Five new envoys present credentials to President

Five new envoys presented their credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (25th May) at President’s House in Colombo. Accordingly, the High Commissioner for Mozambique and...

President orders probe into fake news

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday directed Inspector General of Police Pujitha Jayasundara to conduct an investigation to find out as to who was behind the...

VAT will be reduced by 2.5 % in 2020 in order...

The Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mr. Mangala Samaraweera said that even after 70 years of Independence, country could not achieve peace as...

I did receive a cheque for 1 million as campaign funding...

While admitting that he did receive a Rs. 1 million cheque from Walt and Row Associates for election campaign in 2015, former Minister SLFP...

Over 720 new houses in Madampitiya vested with low income families

Seven hundred and twenty-two (722) newly built houses of Madampitiya, Henemulla, “Methsanda Sevana “housing scheme were vested with low income families in Colombo by...

Alaina B. Teplitz nominated as the new US Ambassador to Sri...

US President Donald Trump has nominated Alaina B. Teplitz, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, as the...

World News

Prince Harry and Meghan release 3 official royal wedding photographs

Newly married Harry & Mehgan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released 3 official photos from their wedding day at Windsor Castle. Along...

US-made F-35 stealth fighter seen in its first ever combat action

The US-made F-35 stealth fighter has seen its first ever combat action, flying in an operation for the Israeli air force. The air force...

Sports News

Galle ground curator allegedly caught in match-fixing sting

A documentary by news organisation Al Jazeera has allegedly uncovered a match-fixing scandal involving the curator of the Galle International Stadium in Sri Lanka,...

2nd Sri Lankan successfully completes Mount Everest climb

His earlier attempt in 2016 was unsuccessful when his oxygen tank failed 400 metres from the summit.. However, Johann Peries of Sri Lanka successfully...

Entertainment News

Kiss FM & Real Radio of Voice of Asia Network (Pvt) Ltd gets ready to give the Sri Lankan fans a pre-screening tomorrow 25th April 2018, of the Biggest Blockbuster of the year, Avengers Infinity War before the movie's...

Business News

Sri Lanka, Ranked 6th in the world’s best performing wealth market

Sri Lanka has been ranked as the sixth best performing wealth market for 2016-2017 in...

Bilateral trade between China-Sri Lanka tops US$ 4.4 bn in 2017

Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka and China has reached US$ 4.4 billion in 2017, said...

Sri Lanka apparels enter breakthrough year in the history of exports

With 2018, Sri Lankan apparel sector has entered a breakthrough year in its history of...

Economy performing well says Central Bank

The Central Bank said that the domestic economy was actually performing well, strengthened by new...

Inflation drops in April

Sri Lanka's inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers' Price Index (CCPI)...

World Bank approves $100 mn for Sri Lanka educational modernization

The World Bank said its Board of Executive Directors on Thursday approved a $100 million...
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