No Sri Lankan casualties in Saudi Arabia fire

No Sri Lankan casualties in Saudi Arabia fire

🕔23:52, 31.Aug 2015

There are no Sri Lankan casualties as a result of the deadly fire at a residential complex in Khobar city in Saudi Arabia. The Foreign Ministry said that the Sri Lankan Embassy in Riyadh is in contact with local authorities regarding the fire

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‘Active Tribal’ by Rum Punch lanched

‘Active Tribal’ by Rum Punch lanched

🕔23:44, 31.Aug 2015

‘Active Tribal’, a special edition runway collection by resort wear brand Rum Punch debuted at Colombo Fashion Week’s Swimwear edition in August 2015. Rum Punch designer Rukshika Fernando Seneviratne reverts to her trademark technique of colour-blocking for a collection that

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Fonseka refutes Karuna’s claim Prabhakaran shot himself

Fonseka refutes Karuna’s claim Prabhakaran shot himself

🕔23:36, 31.Aug 2015

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, who commanded the Sri Lanka Army during the 2006-2009 Eelam War IV, has refuted the contention of former LTTE commander “Col” Karuna Amman, that Tiger Supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran had shot himself dead and was not killed by

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Tempers flare as Ishant, Prasad face off

Tempers flare as Ishant, Prasad face off

🕔20:08, 31.Aug 2015

The Sri Lanka-India Test series witnessed its first major boil-over on its penultimate day following a spat between Ishant Sharma and Dhammika Prasad towards the end of India’s second innings at the SSC. The umpires spoke to both captains following

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Karzai arrives in Sri Lanka for defence seminar

Karzai arrives in Sri Lanka for defence seminar

🕔19:57, 31.Aug 2015

The former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai arrived in the island today to attend a defense seminar. Karzai was accorded a traditional welcome and was received by Secretary to the Ministry of Defence BMUD Basnayake upon his arrival at the Bandaranaike

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Australia supports government’s democratic reform

Australia supports government’s democratic reform

🕔17:03, 31.Aug 2015

Australian High Commissioner, Robyn Mudie, said that Australia supported the government’s democratic reform and good governance agenda and would continue to encourage the Sri Lankan government to maintain its commitment to this agenda, to the improvement of human rights, to

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Over Rs. 10 million worth of stolen goods found

Over Rs. 10 million worth of stolen goods found

🕔13:31, 31.Aug 2015

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) has recovered over Rs. 10 million worth of stolen goods and arrested two persons in this regard. The police said that the goods had been stolen from textile factories in Maharagama, Panipitiya, Nugegoda, Homagama and Battaramulla.

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President will not pick opposition leader

President will not pick opposition leader

🕔12:57, 31.Aug 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena has said he will not interfere in the process to pick an opposition leader in Parliament. The President had given this assurance when he met the party leaders of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) at his

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UPFA faces split, members discuss new alliance

UPFA faces split, members discuss new alliance

🕔12:40, 31.Aug 2015

Several members of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) are having discussions on forming a new political alliance, UPFA member Udaya Gammanpila said. He said that so far at least six political parties have agreed to be part of the

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Notting Hill Carnival celebrated in London

Notting Hill Carnival celebrated in London

🕔08:31, 31.Aug 2015

Dancers parade at Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain, on Aug. 30, 2015. The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street festival in Europe and originated in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and

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Four Sri Lankan refugees detained with coral reefs

Four Sri Lankan refugees detained with coral reefs

🕔08:17, 31.Aug 2015

Coral reefs weighing about 20 kg were seized from four Sri Lankan refugees by the Q Branch police in the Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu, India. The Hindu newspaper quoted police sources as saying that the coral reefs were seized

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Three constituents of TNA reach consensus

Three constituents of TNA reach consensus

🕔08:09, 31.Aug 2015

Leaders representing three constituents of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) have rejected the stand of the US, which favoured a domestic investigation mechanism on alleged crimes during the final stages of the Eelam War, The Hindu newspaper reported. The leaders of

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Suspect arrested with fake currency notes

Suspect arrested with fake currency notes

🕔08:00, 31.Aug 2015

A suspect was arrested with several fake currency notes in Otamavadi, the police media unit said today. The police said that the suspect had initially attempted to purchase goods from a store using a fake Rs. 500 note. Based on

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Vaiko, Ramadoss opposes India gifting ship to Lanka

Vaiko, Ramadoss opposes India gifting ship to Lanka

🕔16:34, 30.Aug 2015

Opposing the gifting away of a Indian Coast Guard ship to Sri Lanka, MDMK chief Vaikotoday said it was a “betrayal” of Eelam Tamils and Tamil Nadu fishermen, the Press Trust of India reported. Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Varaha’ was

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President invites UPFA party leaders for meeting

President invites UPFA party leaders for meeting

🕔15:21, 30.Aug 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena has invited United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) party leaders for a meeting tomorrow. The meeting is scheduled to take place at the President’s official residence tomorrow morning, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader and UPFA member Wimal Weerawansa said.

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Tittle Tattle fashions

Tittle Tattle fashions

🕔14:21, 30.Aug 2015

  The Tittle Tattle High Tea Fashion show was held at the Hilton Hotel recently. The fashion show is a weekly affair held at the hotel. CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE

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Gajendrakumar’s TNPF for ‘Two-Nations in One Country’

Gajendrakumar’s TNPF for ‘Two-Nations in One Country’

🕔12:44, 30.Aug 2015

The Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) led by Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam says it stands for a solution based on ‘Two-Nations in One Country’ in order to resolve the issues faced by the Tamils. In a statement with regards to the position

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Kandy perahera

Kandy perahera

🕔12:07, 30.Aug 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe were among the hundreds of people who gathered last night to watch the annual Kandy perahera.

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At least 20 people injured in Dambulla accident

At least 20 people injured in Dambulla accident

🕔09:56, 30.Aug 2015

At least 20 people were injured following an accident in Dambulla this morning involving a bus and a lorry. The police said that the driver of the bus, which was travelling to Colombo from Vavuniya, had lost control of the

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Tamil refugees in India urged to return home

Tamil refugees in India urged to return home

🕔09:31, 30.Aug 2015

Given the prevailing political situation in Sri Lanka, the time has come for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu to return home, said S. C. Chandrahasan, founder of the Organisation for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OfERR). “It is a golden

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