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Ricky Ponting retires from international cricket

Ricky Ponting retires from international cricket

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has announced he will retire from international cricket at the end of the third Test against South Africa. The 37-year-old, who is the second highest…

Palestinians win upgraded UN status by wide margin

Palestinians win upgraded UN status by wide margin

The UN General Assembly has voted to grant the Palestinians non-member observer state status – a move strongly opposed by Israel and the US. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the…

Speaker rejects SC order

Speaker rejects SC order

Speaker of the Parliament Chamal Rajapaksa rejected the Supreme Court decision to issue notice on Parliamentary Select Committee members hearing the Impeachment motion against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. Notice was…

NO stopping order against UNP convention

NO stopping order against UNP convention

Nugegoda magistrate refused to give an interim injunction order to temporarily stop the conversion of the United National Party which is scheduled to be held on the 1st  of December.…

U.S. Concerned over moves to stifle free expression

U.S. Concerned over moves to stifle free expression

The US embassy in Colombo says that it is concerned about the threats to freedom of expression in Sri Lanka. Following is the full statement. The United States Embassy in Colombo is concerned…

Hemas opens 35th pre-school in resettled village of Silawathei, Mullaitivu

Hemas opens 35th  pre-school in resettled village of Silawathei, Mullaitivu

 Hemas Holdings recently opened its 35th Pre-School in the resettled village of Silawathei, Mullaitivu Town. This is the second such Community Pre-School, the first one being at Ambalnagar.   This…

Honoring Architecture: AYA 2012 held in Sri Lanka for the 1st time

Honoring Architecture: AYA 2012 held in Sri Lanka for the 1st time

 The 21st Annual Architect of the Year Award (AYA) was held, in typically elegant style, on the 25th of November at the Cinnamon Grand in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The ceremony…

Joint investigations on Kachcheri Fire

Joint investigations on Kachcheri Fire

The Government Analyst Department has launched investigations into the fire that erupted at the Colombo Kachcheri on Monday night. Colombo District Secretary Kamal Padmasiri said all information and the keys…

Obama and Romney to have White House lunch

Obama and Romney to have White House lunch

US President Barack Obama is to have lunch at the White House with defeated Republican election rival Mitt Romney, officials have confirmed. Thursday’s face-to-face will be their first meeting since…

Sri Lankan Mission to UN hosts Japanese tea ceremony

Sri Lankan Mission to UN hosts Japanese tea ceremony

Ambassador Dr. Kohona and the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN in New York, in collaboration with the Universal Peace Federation hosted a beautiful Japanese Tea Ceremony to…

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