Thousands of Hindu devotees were seen at Kovils in Colombo yesterday when Deepavali fell. One of the devotees lighting an oil lamp at the Kochchikade Kovil. Pic by Nishan S. Priyantha

Shooting rocks Canadian

parliament; gunman killed

Prime Minister safe

Gunmen armed with automatic weapons wreaked havoc on the Canadian Parliament yesterday. The police had managed to shoot one of them dead at the time of going to press.

The area surrounding the parliamentary complex was sealed off and a massive ....



Missing child found after ten months with beggar


Three-year old Buddhika, who went missing, while being accompanied by his grandmother at the Ambalangoda bus stand in Dec. 2013, was found on Tuesday evening in the Dambulla town with a 42-year-old beggar.

SLC ruining our chances in World Cup – Arjuna


World Cup winning former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga has questioned the scheduling of the five match ODI series against India next month. Sri Lanka agreed to fill the void created by West Indies pulling out of Indian tour and Ranatunga ...

The Middle East conflict and the hike in ‘extremism’


US Secretary of State John Kerry is on record as having drawn a link between the unresolved Middle East conflict and the current growth of Islamic State ‘extremism’, but such a point of view could amount to an oversimp...

‘Private sector credit responsive to interest rates’


‘Lags in monetary transmission could give the impression that monetary policy is not working, but the evidence provided supports the argument that when all policy instruments are considered, private sector credit is responsive to interest rates w...



What’s Sri Lanka’s best overseas Test win?
1995 Napier
1995 Faisalabad
1998 London Oval
2011 Durban
2006 Trent Bridge.
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