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U.S. cancels Sri Lankan hardline monk’s visa, Buddhist group says

U.S. cancels Sri Lankan hardline monk’s visa, Buddhist group says

The United States cancelled the visa given to a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk heading a hardline group accused of involvement in violence against Sri Lanka’s minority Muslims, an official of…

Costa Rica through to last eight

Costa Rica through to last eight

Costa Rica are into the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time in their history after beating Greece 5-3 in a penalty shootout in Recife. Sokratis Papastathopoulos’s injury-time…

Isis rebels declare ‘caliphate’ in Iraq and Syria

Isis rebels declare ‘caliphate’ in Iraq and Syria

Islamist militant group Isis has said it is establishing a caliphate, or Islamic state, on the territories it controls in Iraq and Syria. It also proclaimed the group’s leader, Abu…

Gotabaya warns of strong action

Gotabaya warns of strong action

Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, brother of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Saturday warned that stern action would be taken against those who espouse racial and religious hatred on social…

SLN arrests 17 Indian fishermen

SLN arrests 17 Indian fishermen

Naval Craft attached to the North Central Naval Command on routine patrol arrested 17 Indian fishermen and 03 Indian fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters North of Thalaimannar on…

Sri Lanka and Seychelles sign 6 agreements

Sri Lanka and Seychelles sign 6 agreements

Sri Lanka and Seychelles  signed an agreement for the establishment of a Joint Commission on cooperation before Presidents Mahinda Rajapaksa and James Michel at the State House in Victoria. The…

Brazil edge past Chile in shootout

Brazil edge past Chile in shootout

Brazil secured a dramatic penalty shootout win against Chile to reach the last eight and set up an all-South American quarter-final against Colombia. Goalkeeper Julio Cesar was the hero, making…

Iraq ‘receives Russian fighter jets’ to fight rebels

Iraq ‘receives Russian fighter jets’ to fight rebels

Iraq says it has received the first batch of fighter jets it ordered from Russia to help it as it fights an offensive by Sunni rebels. Iraqi security officials said…

President in Seychelles

President in Seychelles

President Mahinda Rajapaksa after concluding a successful two-day state visit to Maldives arrived in Pointe Larue Seychelles International Airport this evening (27). First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa is accompanying the…

Sri Lanka begins rebuilding riot-hit areas

Sri Lanka begins rebuilding riot-hit areas

Sri Lanka on Friday began rebuilding the properties damaged during the deadly riots targeting businesses of a minority community in a popular tourist region in the country’s southwest that left…

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