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Pakistan win SL series after drawn Test

Pakistan clinched the three-Test series against Sri Lanka 1-0 after the third and final cricket match ended in a draw at Sharjah stadium on Monday

Jaya condemns Lankan Navy's attack on fishermen

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on today asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take tough action against Sri Lanka over Lankan Navy's attack on Tamil Nadu fishermen Updated

Forged driving license scam busted

The police are investigating a person in Colombo who was engaged in preparing forged driving licenses for a considerable time period.

SL played vital role to admit Palestine to UNESCO

Sri Lanka played a key-role to admit Palestine to UNESCO at its biannual general conference on the 31st of last month and was commended by many a  member country for the act, Senior Minister Prof. Tissa Vitharana said today.

IUSF on threats to students lives

The Inter University Student Federation (IUSF) today questioned why the authorities had still not investigated the assault against two Jaffna University students which took place last month and appealed to the government to protect the rights of university students.

Colombo bourse needs a full revamp: Dayasiri

UNP Kurunegala District parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara speaking to the Daily Mirror online today said that the stock market is run by a mafia with black money. “The stock exchange is  dominated by a few people who are investing their illegal money into the system and at the end of it all they make their millions and the small timers are left wondering what happened to all their hard earned money,” he said Exclusive

UNP warns of public surge

The UNP today warned that there would be a public surge very soon if the government continued to violate democratic norms through its actions such as the introduction of a bill to acquire underperforming and unutilised assets

Rameswaram Fishermen allege another attack by SL navy

Fishermen in Ramanathapuram have alleged that they were attacked by Sri Lankan navy personnel in the sea off Rameswaram coast in the wee hours of Sunday. One person was injured and several boats were damaged in the attack, fishermen who returned to the shore alleged

49 Tamil refugees set to return to SL

Forty-nine Sri Lankan Tamil refugees will return to their homeland by a commercial ferry that will leave Tuticorin on Tuesday, a spokesman for the UN refugee agency here has said

Message from the JVP for Haj

The JVP today said the festival of Haj which is celebrated by Muslims is an example for other communities as well as a festival focused on unity, mutual cooperation and brotherhood which are of high demand today.

Haj message from Ranil

Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickremesinghe requested for a joint effort to build a just society where human values are respected. Mr. Wickremesinghe who issued a special message to mark the Haj Festival today called for a joint effort of all communities to fulfil this purpose.

JVP for Tunisia style option

The JVP yesterday stressed the need to use people’s power as in Tunisia and Egypt to pre-empt anti-democratic moves of the present government instead of using Parliament as the venue for it. 

Ranil wants John to act as Opp. Leader

For the first time in recent political history, UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed senior MP John Amaratunga as the acting opposition leader to stand in for him in parliament this week, sources said today.

UNP to take up Revival of Underperforming Enterprises and Unutilised Assets Bill matter globally

In addition to countering the proposed Revival of Underperforming Enterprises and Unutilised Assets Bill locally, the main opposition UNP has decided to take the matter to the international community as well with measures being taken to refer it to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) today.

Costal cities under threat of climate change

Some 70% of Sri Lanka’s urban population and 80% of its economic infrastructure networks are concentrated in coastal cities which are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, climate experts said.

SRM University opens campus in Sri Lanka

India’s privately-run SRM University has entered Sri Lanka, setting up its international campus in the Capital.

Pro-Rajapaksa stand reason for ill-treatment of Tamils:CPI

CPI today alleged that the Centre's pro-Rajapaksa stand was the main reason for Sri Lanka's "continued ill-treatment" of Tamils in that country.

SL records over 7,000 child abuse complaints

Over 7,000 complaints of children being abused have been recorded in Sri Lanka this year, an official said on Sunday.

Sheraton to build hotel in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo

Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, the largest Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide brand, will build a hotel in the Sri Lankan capital on land originally offered to a Chinese firm, a government official said on Sunday.

UPFA members deny Mayor’s charges

UPFA members of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) today denied allegations made by Colombo Mayor A. J. M. Muzammil that they broke open a room at the Town Hall and took away the keys.

Two soldiers who carried out the killing of Dr. Jayasinghe arrested

The two soldiers who allegedly carried out the killing of Dr. Prasad Jayasinghe in front of his dispensary in Thalagashandiya, Karandeniya on September 29 were arrested by the Military Police (MP) and were subsequently handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

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First Bay Class Patrol Vessel arrives
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Living there for a long time
Video: BBS at Rishad’s office