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Karuna Amman released on bail

Former Deputy Minister Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman, who was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), was released on bail by Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya on Wednesday….


China’s Civilizational Diplomacy

China is quickly becoming a world power, capable of exercising considerable influence over other countries. And it is advancing to the center of the geopolitical stage just as – if…


Amy Schumer defends Barbie casting after ‘fat shaming’

Amy Schumer has responded to “fat shamers” who accused her of being the wrong choice to play Barbie in the live action movie. The comedian said she was “very honoured”…


SL will make their first appearance at Asian Winter Games 2017

Sri Lanka will make their first appearance at the Asian Winter Games 2017 (Sapporo2017) where four Sri Lankan athletes are set to compete in four disciplines, namely: Alpine Skiing, Cross…


PM apologizes for burning of Jaffna library

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe apologised for the burning of Jaffna Library in 1981 and urged the Joint Opposition to apologize for what happened during that time as well. “The public…



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Deadly quake hits Indonesia’s Aceh

An undersea earthquake off Indonesia’s northern Aceh province has killed at least 52 people. The magnitude 6.5 quake struck just off the north-east coast of Sumatra island, where dozens of…

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Constructions of world’s tallest Christmas tree halted

The ongoing construction of the world’s tallest artificial Christmas tree has been halted,Deputy Minister Nishantha Muthuhettigama said. Muthuhettigama said he would make an official statement on the decision. The construction…

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AG files fresh indictment against Basil Rajapakse

The Attorney General filed a fresh indictment on Wednesday against former Minister Basil Rajapaksa for alleged misappropriation of Divi Naguma funds.  The former Minister of Economic Development and former Director…


Goodbye to the West

Now that Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States, the end of what was heretofore termed the “West” has become all but certain. That term described a…


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