France secures historic world cup victory

France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia's bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

Didier Deschamps' side repeated the success on home soil at France '98 by a margin that hardly looked possible as Croatia stood toe-to-toe with the favourites for an hour.

France's victory meant Deschamps, who captained them 20 years ago, became just the third man to win the competition as a player and coach.

Arjuna fights for fuel price revision !

Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunge has presented a Cabinet proposal requesting that the petroleum price control be handed over to him.

From June 26, the fuel revision rights was handed over to a committee and subsequent to this committee deciding on the fuel pricing and notifying the Finance Minister, he would revise the fuel prices.

Mangala opposes reintroducing death penalty

Mangala Samaraweerea has objected to a cabinet proposal by president Maithripala Sirisena that death penalty should be reintroduced in order to curb the narcotic drugs menace.

When the president presented the proposal yesterday (10), most ministers received it with applause, but Samaraweera remained indifferent.

When inquired, Samaraweera said that as a policy, he opposed the death penalty, adding that drug smugglers should be given a life imprisonment.

Chaminda Vass to enter politics on UNP ticket?

Renowned fast bowler and former Sri Lankan cricket star Chaminda Vass is preparing to enter politics through the UNP, Sri Lanka Mirror learns.

His political entrance is set to take place through a movie which is said to be directed by famous South Indian film star and Director Prabhu Deva.

He had met with several prominent Indian astrologers recently, it is also reported.

President’s Secretary to resign?

President’s Secretary - Austin Fernando is to resign from his post, reports from the Presidential secretariat say.

Austin Fernando a highly experienced and versatile state administrative officer as served previously in the capacity of Defence Secretary, and is considered a close and trusted advisor to President Sirisena.