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Fmr CB Deputy Governor, three PTL directors arrested over bond scam

Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank P. Samarasiri and three directors of the Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) were arrested by the CID this morning in connection with the

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  Oman’s oil minister in SL for refinery project launch
  If no special courts - TNA threatens to haul SL before Int'l tribunal

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PTL Chairman Geoffrey Aloysius arrested over bond scam

Chairman of Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) Geoffrey Aloysius had been arrested by the CID in con

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Thailand election: Pro-military political party takes lead

A pro-military political party in Thailand has taken an unexpected lead in the country’s first ele

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Tissa Attanayake case ends on settlement

The case against former United National Party (UNP) General Secretary Tissa Attanayake over alleged

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On arrival visas free of charge for tourists from 36 countries

Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga said yesterday the government would grant on arrival vi

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UNP to send names of SLFPers to be made ministers to Prez

The United National Party (UNP), as the dominant ally of the government, will send the names of some

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Two killed, 60 injured when a bus topples in Walapane

Two passengers, including a woman were killed and sixty others were injured when a bus skidded off t

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I will make my decision after party shuffle: Wijith de Soysa

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) MP Wijith Wijeyamuni de Soysa who participated in the foundation ston

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Mattala Airport to launch joint venture with India: PM

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport in Mattala would be turned into a joint venture between Sri

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Oman oil minister excited to be part of SL oil refinery project

Oman’s oil minister said on Sunday he was excited to be part of a Sri Lanka oil refinery project,

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CC approves Yasantha Kodagoda as Appeal Court President

The Constitutional Council has approved Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Yasantha Kodagoda’s nam

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Lankan jailed for 17 months in NZ over sex offenses

A sex offender is back behind bars after subjecting two of his co-workers to his lewd acts.

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11 TN fishermen arrested for fishing in SL waters

Eleven Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy while engaging in illegal fishing in th

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Nine Iranians arrested with heroin at sea

Nine Iranian nationals had been arrested in a joint raid carried out by the Sri Lanka Navy, Police S

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Four Australian ships in SL for Indo-Pacific Endeavour

Four Australian ships belong to the Royal Australian Navy HMAS “Canberra”, HMAS “Newcastle”,

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CEB announced power cuts schedule

A schedule for daily power cuts has been announced by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).

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Proposal to declare ‘Theravada Tripitaka’ as a world heritage, handed over

President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday officially handed over the proposal to declare the Therav

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Central Expressway Project - US$989 from EXIM Bank

The Export-Import Bank of China (EXIM Bank) of China has agreed to provide a concessional loan of US

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Mangala calls for systemic change

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, who recently celebrated 30 years in politics and presented a b

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Presidential candidate should be able to win over the middleclass - Champika

Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, who is widely seen as an aspira

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In conversation with Nishi Uggalle: Child genius places herself behind Einstein and Hawking

It would be a nerve-wrecking experience for a 12-year-old to answer degree-level questions within se

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We Must Embrace modernity Kalinga Indatissa

The newly elected President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) Kalinga Indatissa Presidents

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Cartoon of the day

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Sometime ago people had the habit of leveling allegations against certain authorities that they were

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Politician Involved in Acquiring Property

A Minister’s name is associated with the activities of an alleged fraudster to retain a highly res

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Resolving issues of apartment owners CMA offers special treatment to influential parties

The double standards followed by the Condominium Management Authority (CMA) has now come to light fo

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Did Caasl Mislead SLAF? Landing and take off of private aircraft from China Bay Air Force airstrip

Controversy surrounds how a foreign private aircraft, said to be carrying  ‘investors’ to the c

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He built three houses while begging for 25 years

A blind man (65) who had been begging on trains for 25 years which had enabled him to build three houses and own a bank accou

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Deceased mother had partaken of fried fish on alms giving day

The story of a deceased mother visiting her home on the seventh day and eating a slice of fried fish from the Pideni Thattuwa

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Fat rat gets stuck in Manhole cover, rescue wins hearts online

A heartwarmingly hilarious incident occurred in Germany earlier this week when a chubby rat got stuck halfway out of a sewer

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An opposition MP recently urged the government to increase the monthly salaries of private sector workers by Rs. 2500, similar to the raise given to public sector employees. Do you agree with this proposal?