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Volkswagen has agreed a draft $4.3bn (£3.5bn) settlement with US authorities over the emissions-rigging scandal. The German car maker also said it would plead guilty...

A visitor to a Washington state river captured video of a rare phenomenon - a thin disc of ice spinning on the surface of...

A West Virginia cat rescue group said a feline named Pretty Boy has appointed himself ‘midwife’ and ‘masseur’ for a pregnant goat preparing to...

The owner of a corner shop has appealed for help after squirrels keep sneaking into his business and making off with chocolate bars. Showing...

Aries (Mesha) A strong Sun beginning transit in your Karmasthana will serve as a ‘wake up’ call while raising bright career and gainful travel prospects. ...

From David Bowie to Prince to Leonard Cohen, we lost a lot of iconic musicians last year alone. We mourn their loss with broken...

Capricorn Capricorn governs the bones of the body, specifically the knees. Capricorns are ambitious and determined, but those characteristics can also lead to stubbornness, which...

Title: The man who died – the man who came alive Author: Mario Perera Publisher: S Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd DH Laurence wrote a story of...

Title: A Long Watch: War, Captivity and Return in Sri Lanka Author: Sunila Galappatti Publisher: C. Hurst Publishers Limited There have been a spate of books on...

A team of scientists headed by Dr. Dominic Alexander of the Medical Institute of Michigan reveals in their latest findings on consumption of an...

It’s not just elephants and tigers we’re driving extinct – we’ve been drastically wiping out far tinier organisms too. This extinction of microbes brought...

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has been selected as the Finance Minister of 2016 for Asia-Pacific by the ‘The Banker’ magazine. The London-based publication has...

Sri Lanka is keen to establish a tripartite arrangement for trade and investment with India and Singapore, its Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Harsha...

With a view to provide the middle and upper middle income groups with ‘affordable luxury at a prime location,” Access Engineering announced that it...

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake last week said that Resident visas will be granted to foreign individuals who bring substantial sums of foreign exchange into...

Building on the immense success of last year’s inaugural Single Country Exhibition, the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) in partnership with the Pakistan...

There will be only a moderate pick up in global economic growth during 2017, the World Bank has predicted. Its Global Economic Prospects report is...

One of Sri Lanka’s leading providers of enterprise solutions for the Asia Pacific Region, Duo Software (Pvt) Ltd., has been awarded ‘Gold Award’ under...

HNB recently announced the launch of its Custody and Trustee services business, another first amongst the local private commercial banks in the country. The...

The Sri Lanka – Italy Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will launch the fourth batch of its successful Italian language course...

MullenLowe Sri Lanka, the local office of the MullenLowe network - a member of the Interpublic Group (IPG), will formally unveil its ultra-modern office...

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Academy recently signed an agreement to offer online training courses and accreditation...

OPEC made an early New Year’s resolution when it promised the world that it will get thin – or more accurately that it will...

Unemployment in Italy rose to 11.9 percent in November 2016, the highest level since June 2015, the Italian Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) reported on...

India’s automobile sales fell the most in 16 years last month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unprecedented clampdown on cash prompted consumers to delay...

Yahoo Inc said Monday that it would rename itself Altaba Inc and Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer would step down from the board after...

Vietnamese garment and textile enterprises have received enough orders to keep them busy through the first quarter of 2017, said Le Tien Truong, general...

Evidence is emerging that the sharp drop in the pound is boosting UK exports, economists say. In November, the volume of goods exported rose...

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 772,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. for defective front passenger seat air bag inflators made by...

The Chevrolet Bolt EV won Car of the Year, and the Honda Ridgeline became Truck of the Year in the North American International Auto...

Jeep Sri Lanka frequently organizes outdoor adventure activities for their loyal customers who loves to go anywhere, do anything. Adventure is a part of...

Cinnamon Grand, Cinnamon Lakeside and Cinnamon Red have adapted the latest digital revolution, Flixel for their marketing campaign – a first for hotels in...

Despite the closure of the runway during the daytime hours from January 6 to April 6, 2017, SriLankan Airlines through a statement last week...

New year, new adventures. Emirates is making it even more attractive for globalistas travelling from Sri Lanka to say “hello” to new destinations and...

Shangri-La Hotels   and Resorts announced the appointment of Timothy Wright, as Vice President and General Manager and Chris McFall, as Director of Sales and...

Wimukthi Galahitiyawa is no ordinary adman. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, a strategist and an innovator with a passion to make brands look better...

Leading swimwear manufacturer Linea Aqua (Pvt) Ltd announced its latest landmark accomplishment in the field of environmental sustainability through obtaining WaterNeutral Certification for its...

One day Workshop on Export Procedures and Documentation will be conducted on Wednesday 18 January  2017  from 9.00  a.m to 4.30 p.m  at the...

Having a baby is a beautiful experience which is met with a lot of mixed emotions. As a new mother, you may have many...

When a team contests a three-match or five-match Test series and then goes down 0-2 or 0-4, the experts and the self-styled pundits pontificate...

The Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association following the “10 against 12” Instagram post he made...

Manchester City have been charged with breaking the Football Association’s anti-doping rules after allegedly failing to provide detailed “club whereabouts” information for their players...

Roy de Silva was cremated after final journey through hometown on Wednesday evening.  He was a gifted sportsman and promoter; died on   Monday at...

Former Sri Lanka captain, president of the (SLRFU) Priyantha Ekanayake who was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of SLRFU took over his duties on...

This year, too, all Kandy Schools are bound to make a strong impact in the schools rugby season. Whatever the secret of their success,...

Over here at the Asgiriya Stadium  on Saturday  and  Sunday, Trinity College will be organsing   a  six  a-side hockey tournament, where 34  boys and...

The second season of the International Cricket Premier League (ICPL) commenced in January in Colombo organized by Ali Tours and Travels a leading travel...

Kandy Sports Club is looking to stretch the five-match successive victories against the Navy SC, the most recent of which saw them triumph CR...

There often arises the question in many a mind whether Sri Lankans are hard enough in sport? Apart from the cricket team’s frolics at...

Ex-sub inspector of police, BA Lakmini Indika Bamunusinghe, sentenced to death for the murder of Bambalapitiya businessman Mohamed Shiyam in 2013 received his Bachelor...

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