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Leaders agree to review EU agenda at Brussels summit

EU leaders have agreed to re-evaluate the bloc’s agenda after voters “sent a strong message”, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has said. Mr Van Rompuy said leaders of the…

President Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Modi Meet in New Delhi

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met for bilateral talks this morning at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, where the President was warmly welcomed…

A+ for City Food Safety

A+ for City Food Safety

For the second consecutive year, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo was presented with an A+ award at the City Food Safety High Achiever Awards Ceremony organized by the public health department of…

French Open 2014: Third seed Stan Wawrinka beaten in four sets

French Open 2014: Third seed Stan Wawrinka beaten in four sets

Stan Wawrinka became the first major casualty at this year’s French Open with a wayward performance against Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. The Swiss third seed and Australian Open champion made 62 unforced errors…

Deadly train crash in north India

Deadly train crash in north India

At least 20 people are feared dead after a passenger train derailed and hit a stationary goods train in India’s Uttar Pradesh state, officials say. Six coaches of the Gorakhdham…

Sri Lanka: rehabilitating Rambo the elephant

Sri Lanka: rehabilitating Rambo the elephant

Recently, there were indications that Rambo, the familiar elephant who frequents the Uda Walawe bund in Sri Lanka, would become a threat to people and there were some tentative thoughts…

SAD-sufferer shared €2k of cannabis with friends

SAD-sufferer shared €2k of cannabis with friends

AN English language teacher caught with cannabis was suffering from seasonal affective disorder at the time, a court heard. Colm Sides (31) is originally from Sri Lanka and suffers from…

England v Sri Lanka: Tourists level ODI series with crushing victory

England v Sri Lanka: Tourists level ODI series with crushing victory

England were skittled for 99 as Sri Lanka levelled the five-match one-day international series at 1-1 with a 157-run win at Chester-le-Street. Tillakaratne Dilshan made 88 as Sri Lanka posted…

Eurosceptic ‘earthquake’ rocks EU elections

Eurosceptic ‘earthquake’ rocks EU elections

Marine Le Pen’s National Front has come first in France’s elections to the European Parliament according to exit polls, in what PM Manuel Valls has declared a “political earthquake”. Eurosceptic…

Lanka to host air quality conference, EST Forum

Lanka to host air quality conference, EST Forum

The Sri Lankan government formalised its commitment to host and support the Integrated Conference of Better Air Quality (BAQ) 2014 and Intergovernmental eighth Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in…