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Treasure hunters in the US say they have discovered a haul of Spanish gold coins from the 18th century that are worth $4.5m (£2.9m). The...

BBC’s Top Gear, one of the world’s most read car magazine was officially launched in Sri Lanka on Thursday (27) in Colombo. The magazine is...

To the literati in Colombo who are not part of this exclusive club, it may come as a surprise that SCOR (a silent community...

Hambantota District Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa has said that the Joint Opposition would consider working with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) only if it...

A huge ritual monument has been uncovered under a mossy earth bank just two miles from Stonehenge, the iconic pre-historic stone circle in Wiltshire,...

Hotel Qantara, owned by Global Life Style Lanka Pvt. Ltd, won three awards at the recently-held “April bloom 2015” botanical garden beautifying competition. Organized...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has completed the third review of Sri Lanka’s Extended Fund Facility arrangement, which enables the disbursement of...

Police have arrested six individuals who were suspected be connected to the criminal gang allegedly responsible for the recent sword attacks on two individuals...

Veterinary parasitologists are conducting further research on the treatment of cancer patients by using a capsule containing a particular fatty acid with well documented...

An individual claiming to be a Coordinating Secretary to the Ministry of Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs has been arrested by Customs...

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has proposed a quick rehabilitation program to re-build a fishery harbhour in the former war torn area of...

Sri Lanka is at the risk of losing its position as Russia’s biggest tea import destination, to India in 2015 as statistics up to...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week expressed India’s wish to fast track implementation of the country’s joint ventures in Sri Lanka. The Indian...

Coast Guard personnel today seized 685 kg of ganja, which was found abandoned at the fourth sand dune in the sea off Danushkodi coast....

Responding to an enquiry regarding a fight that broke out at hotel in Kiribathgoda last Thursday, popular model, actress and TV presenter  Piyumi Hansamali...

Over half a million people in five districts continue to suffer without power due to inclement weather since November 29, the Ministry of Power...

The Department of Meteorology has issued a severe weather advisory warning of a high possibility of strong winds over the island and neighboring sea...

Eastern Province provincial councilor Jayantha Wijesekara who was a representative of the Jathika Nidahas Peramuna (JNP) crossed over to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party...

Keen on promoting connectivity in the South Asian region, India is set to build a sea-bridge and tunnel connecting Sri Lanka, Press Trust of...

The Sri Lankan Welfare Association (Sahana), based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), highlighted that they encountered numerous cases involving fellow countrymen stranded in...

UNP for abolition “SLFP should respect mandate given to President with UNP support” – Kiriella The United National Party (UNP) last week firmly...

Actress and former MP Upeksha Swarnamali (Paba) arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption...

The government has taken steps to modernise 500 tea factories in Sri Lanka with the aim of promoting productivity of tea small holding sector...

All flights between Colombo and Chennai were cancelled today after torrential rains experienced in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu left the runway of...

Zimbabwe’s new president is not, at first glance, an obvious champion of the change his country hungers for. Emmerson Mnangagwa is 75, and for...

The Mahanayakes of the Nikayas/Sects whilst agreeing for power to be devolved without resorting to separatism, however pointed out that land and Police powers...

Sri Lanka Customs officials today seized 8000 kilograms of 'Kothala Himbutu' worth Rs.4.2 million from a container. Customs Spokesman Leslie Gamini said the stock of...

Police have arrested a 34-year-old woman in connection with the murder of her 14-day-old infant at Castle Hospital in Borella. Police Media Unit said the...

Country’s highways system was extended with another nine kilo meters facilitating commuters or the general public in their transport related requirements. The new section,...

A 17-year-old suspect was arrested by the Crimes Division of the Kalutara Police yesterday for possession of a T56 firearm and T56 ammunition. Police Media...

American and Kurdish commandos raided an Islamic State prison in Iraq on Thursday, freeing about 70 captives believed to be facing “mass execution” and...

The National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) has proposed in a bid to eliminate drunk driving that the maximum blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)...

Accuses Rajitha of attempting to manipulate SLMC The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has written to President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe seeking...

Three Chinese females were taken into custody by the Anti-Vice Squad of the Kollupitiya police last evening for allegedly engaging in prostitution. The women...

Canada's Liberal Party has decisively won parliamentary elections, ending nine years of Conservative rule, partial results show. The Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau, are leading...

Based on the Cabinet Memorandum submitted by Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Cabinet of Ministers granted approval to construct 50,000 brick and mortar type...

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on 17 October 2017, under the theme “Answering the call of October 17 to...

The Department of Examinations has released results of the 2015 Grade 5 Scholarship Examination. Candidates can view their results online by logging onto the department's...

The government has announced that it will not be mandatory for students to pass their GCE Ordinary Level examinations to sit for the GCE...

The Cabinet has approved the proposal to hold this year's State Vesak festival at the premises of Naigala RajamhaViharaya in Hambantota. The proposal was made by...

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa was summoned by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) today to record a statement. The MP was summoned over a case of alleged...

The post-mortem which was concluded this morning over the suspicious death of five year old girl from Kotadeniyawa revealed that she was strangled and...

Official cum expert questions the veracity of the media reports and the researchers’ claims The Consumer Affairs Authority has issued instructions for samples of broiler...

Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake last week refuted claims that he would switch parties following his removal from the post of UNP Organiser for Divulapitiya....

The National Lists of the United National Party (UNP), United People's Freedom Alliance and Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) have been released. All three lists...

An incredible schoolgirl has outwitted geniuses Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking to gain a perfect score in a Mensa IQ test. Bright spark Lydia Sebastian...

The old guard of the leftist parties of the country has called for the abolition of the Executive Presidency and the devolution of power...

The medical community often claims that when doctors advise patients with regard to the use of birth control methods it was for the purpose...

  The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) and the Prime Minister’s Office have drafted a comprehensive National Guidelines for Child Day Care Centers in order...

Amendments to the ETA and CCA to address hacking attacks in the pipeline The Electronic Transactions Act, No. 19 of 2006 and the Computer Crime...

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