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Chris Nonis still with us, says Keheliya

Chris Nonis still with us, says Keheliya

Minister Keheliya Rambukwella in respond to a query rose by journalists at the Cabinet press briefing today corroborated that Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Chris Nonis, has not tendered his resignation to the Ministry of External Affairs. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 30, 2014  5:29 pm

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Jayalalitha: Tamil film industry fasts for jailed politician

Jayalalitha: Tamil film industry fasts for jailed politician

The film industry in India’s Tamil Nadu state is on a day-long fast to protest against the jailing of former chief minister Jayaram Jayalalitha. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 30, 2014  9:18 pm

2015 Budget may come early - Keheliya

2015 Budget may come early - Keheliya

The 2015 Budget may be presented to Parliament earlier than usual this year, said Minister of Mass Communication and Media Keheliya Rambukwella during a media briefing a short while ago. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 30, 2014  5:51 pm

Hatton-Nuwara Eliya Road blocked near Nanuoya

Hatton-Nuwara Eliya Road blocked near Nanuoya

The Hatton-Nuwara Eliya Road has been blocked near Nanuoya Bangalahatha due to an earth slip, the Nuwara Eliya Government Agent told Ada Derana. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

(0)Comments | September 30, 2014  4:55 pm

23 injured following wasp attack

23 injured following wasp attack

At least 23 tea pluckers were injured and hospitalized after being stung by a swarm of wasps in Maskeliya, this morning. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 30, 2014  4:50 pm

PICTURES: One killed, one injured in Nawalapitiya

PICTURES: One killed, one injured in Nawalapitiya

A 57-year-old person was killed and another injured after an earth mound collapsed on them in Handungalawatta area in Nawalapitiya this morning, the police said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | September 30, 2014  3:58 pm

UN Human Rights Committee to review SL next week

UN Human Rights Committee to review SL next week

The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), is meeting in Geneva from 7 to 31 October. The Committee will review Sri Lanka from 7-8 October. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 30, 2014  2:57 pm

Thundershowers widespread over the island- Met. Department

Thundershowers widespread over the island- Met. Department

The Met. Department says that showers or thundershowers will be fairly widespread over the island during the afternoon and night.Inter-monsoon conditions are prevailing over the island. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 30, 2014  1:33 pm

Sixteen more Indian fishermen arrested

Sixteen more Indian fishermen arrested

Sixteen more Indian fishermen who illegally crossed the international sea boundary have been arrested by the Navy, early hours of this morning (30). MORE...

(0)Comments | September 30, 2014  12:12 pm

Prisoners to get telephone facilities

Prisoners to get telephone facilities

For the first time in Sri Lanka, the Prison Authorities have drawn it attention to provide telephone facilities for prisoners to facilitate them to speak to their relatives and loved ones. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 30, 2014  11:51 am

Jayalalithaa seeks bail

Jayalalithaa seeks bail

Seeking immediate bail, jailed AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa moved the Karnataka High Court challenging her conviction in the disproportionate assets case which cost her the chief minister’s job and disqualified her from being an MLA. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 30, 2014  10:22 am

Shashindra takes oaths as CM

Shashindra takes oaths as CM

Shashindra Rajapaksa took oaths as the Chief Minister of the Uva Province before President Mahinda Rajapaksa a short while ago at the Presidential Secretariat. MORE...

video (0)Comments | September 30, 2014  9:47 am

Form team to probe disappearances - Commission asks President

Form team to probe disappearances - Commission asks President

The Presidential Commission on Disappearances and War Crimes (DWC) has asked President Mahinda Rajapaksa to establish an Investigating Team to help it pursue cases of alleged involuntary disappearance in the country. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 30, 2014  7:42 am

Navy seize gold hidden inside fishing boat

Navy seize gold hidden inside fishing boat

Sri Lankan Navy on Monday seized more than 1.7 kilograms of hidden inside a fishing in order to be smuggled to India. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 30, 2014  12:29 am

VIDEO: Woman attacked by police officer at Ratnapura reveals all

VIDEO: Woman attacked by police officer at Ratnapura reveals all

The woman who was assaulted by a police officer in the Ratnapura town recently, claims that the suspect had carried out the brutal attack due to her refusing his indecent proposal. MORE..

video (0)Comments | September 29, 2014  6:06 pm

Over Rs 3.3 million stolen in Mt. Lavinia

Over Rs 3.3 million stolen in Mt. Lavinia

Over Rs 3.3 million in cash, belonging to a private educational institution in Mount Lavinia, has been robbed by a group of individuals today, police said. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 29, 2014  4:34 pm
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Sri Lanka women win Bronze Medal in cricket at Asian Games

Sri Lanka women win Bronze Medal in cricket at Asian Games

Sri Lanka women’s cricket team won the Bronze Medal at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, beating China by 5 wickets on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 26, 2014  9:49 am

SL picks Marvan Atapattu as head coach

SL picks Marvan Atapattu as head coach

Sri Lanka Cricket has appointed former Test captain Marvan Atapattu as head coach, making him the island nation’s seventh coach in the last four years. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 25, 2014  1:12 pm

Malinga to undergo ankle surgery

Malinga to undergo ankle surgery

Sri Lanka received a massive jolt on Friday when Lasith Malinga was ruled out of action for 16 weeks due to a surgery on his troublesome left ankle. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  11:33 am

Asian Games gets a Gangam style start in Incheon

Asian Games gets a Gangam style start in Incheon

The 17th Asian Games opened in a multi-coloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted K-Pop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world’s most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  10:42 am

Ajmal must be mentally strong to return - Murali

Ajmal must be mentally strong to return - Murali

Former Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is the highest Test wicket-taker in history, with 800 scalps, but had to overcome ‘chucking allegations and testing several times, and has urged Saeed Ajmal to stay strong. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  3:03 pm

Entertainment

Brisbane man gets pranked by Australian-Sri Lankan comedian

Brisbane man gets pranked by Australian-Sri Lankan comedian

A man from Brisbane’s southside unwittingly became the butt of the joke after posting an online advertisement with very specific requirements of a potential house mate. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  03:10 pm

Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut wins Best Film Award

 Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut wins Best Film Award

Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut film Thanha Rathi Ranga (Between Yesterday and Tomorrow) has won the Best Film Award at the I Will Tell International Film Festival 2014 in London, UK. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 7, 2014  01:04 pm

Sri Lanka gets own River Kwai bridge

Sri Lanka gets own River Kwai bridge

Now, 57 years after it was blown to smithereens, authorities in Sri Lanka plan to rebuild the Bridge on the River Kwai to assuage the anger among locals over a controversial dam project. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  11:23 am

Robin Williams, actor and comedian, dies at 63

Robin Williams, actor and comedian, dies at 63

Robin Williams, who died Monday at age 63, harnessed his zany comic persona to become one of Hollywood’s most celebrated and bankable movie stars. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 12, 2014  10:22 am

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Derana Tech Guru Episode 08 – iPhone 6 Review

Derana Tech Guru Episode 08 – iPhone 6 Review

Watch the latest episode of Derana Tech Guru (Tech in Sinhala), Sri Lanka’s first internationally standard technology programme. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 26, 2014  02:30 pm

Derana Tech Guru Episode 05 – Tech in Sinhala

Derana Tech Guru Episode 05 – Tech in Sinhala

Watch the latest episode of Derana Tech Guru (Tech in Sinhala), Sri Lanka’s first internationally standard technology programme.

(0)Comments | August 25, 2014  02:47 pm

Derana Tech Guru Episode 04 – Tech in Sinhala

Derana Tech Guru Episode 04 – Tech in Sinhala

Watch the latest episode of Derana Tech Guru (Tech in Sinhala), Sri Lanka’s first internationally standard technology programme. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 15, 2014  04:02 pm

YouTube to buy Twitch for $1 billion - report

YouTube to buy Twitch for $1 billion - report

Google has reached a deal to buy game livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, according to a report by Variety. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 19, 2014  09:57 am

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Hambantota difficult to clear

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who hosted the chief editors and media heads for his monthly breakfast meeting on Thursday (24), was asked about the attack on a group of UNP Parliamentarians which took place in Hambantota recently ...

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(0)Comments | April 27, 2014  3:28 pm

President ‘No-Balls’ Sanath

Sri Lanka’s most senior cricketers Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara had strongly criticised the country’s cricket administration, upon returning to the country after winning the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh ...

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(0)Comments | April 27, 2014  4:34 pm

Still no invitation for Gota

Speculation has been rife regarding a possible calling for Sri Lanka powerful Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to enter into mainstream politics, following in the footsteps ...

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(0)Comments | August 11, 2014  2:18 pm
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