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Graft case filed against Gota

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, brother of Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was among eight persons against whom the a graft commission filed a corruption case on Wednesday for causing a loss of nearly $75 million.

Two Lankan students at CERN Summer Programme

For the first time, two Sri Lankan undergraduate students participated in the 2016 Summer Student Programme at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, the most prominent particle physics research institute in the world. 

President Sirisena visiting Tirumala

Sri Lankan President Maitripala Sirisena is likely to reach Tirumala – the sacred abode of Lord Venkateswara on Saturday. According to a communiqué from the State government, the President is scheduled to reach the town at 8 p.m. on Saturday. After an overnight stay, the President and his entourage are likely to participate in the Read More

Fight delayed due to unavailability of a crew member

A SriLankan Airlines flight UL554 from Frankfurt to Colombo was delayed by 15 hours due to late arrival of a flight crew member, SriLankan Airlines sources said. The airline said it expects the flight to depart at 0400 UTC today once Frankfurt airport reopens after the scheduled night time closure. “Due to unavailability of a Read More

Over 350,000 students to sit Grade 5 Scholarship exam

The Grade 5 Scholarship exam will be held tomorrow in 2959 examination centres throughout the country. Examinations Department sources said 350701 students would sit for this year’s test. The 45-minute first paper of the exam would begin at 9.30 am and the 75-minute second paper would begin at 10.45 am, the sources said.

Namal arrested again

Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) of police Monday arrested the former President Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa’s eldest son and Hambantota District United People’s Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa on suspicion of financial fraud. He was remanded by the Fort Additional Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne until August 22.

‘Prabhakaran’s former deputy was RAW agent’

An LTTE leader who was once a deputy to its supreme leader Velupillai Prabhakaran was a RAW agent, recruited as early as 1989, a new book says. Journalist Neena Gopal, who interviewed former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi moments before he was assassinated in 1991, says that Gopalaswamy Mahendrarajah alias Mahattaya was a Research and Analysis Wing Read More

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