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I have a clean record, says Mevyn Silva

I have a clean record, says Mevyn Silva

(EXCLUSIVE) Im not concerned that I wasnt offered a ministerial portfolio from the coalition government, despite campaigning for the victory of the present President in the January polls, former Minister Mevyn Silva said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | March 31, 2015  7:10 pm

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Why graphic warnings on cigarette packets are a sound idea

Why graphic warnings on cigarette packets are a sound idea

Studies around the world show that pictures depicting the effects of tobacco use can drastically cut down smoking ‒ and eventually prevent cancer. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 1, 2015  12:57 pm

UN Assistant Secretary-General to visit Sri Lanka

UN Assistant Secretary-General to visit Sri Lanka

Mr. Haoliang Xu, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Chair, United Nations Development Group Asia-Pacific and UNDP Assistant Administrator & Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from April 4-10, 2015. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 1, 2015  12:05 pm

Court bans foreign travel by Bogollagama

Court bans foreign travel by Bogollagama

The Colombo Chief Magistrate on Wednesday (1) granted bail to former Minister Rohitha Bogollagama in a financial fraud case. MORE...

| April 1, 2015  11:35 am

Duminda Silva and 10 others released on bail

Duminda Silva and 10 others released on bail

UPFA Parliamentarian Duminda Silva and 10 other accused in the killing of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra were released on bail by the Colombo High Court today. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 1, 2015  11:26 am

FCID grills ex-Air Force chief Donald Perera

FCID grills ex-Air Force chief Donald Perera

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) is currently questioning former Sri Lanka Air Force commander Air Chief Marshal G Donald Perera regarding the controversial MiG deal. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 1, 2015  10:15 am

Mother, daughter killed after three-wheeler falls into precipice

Mother, daughter killed after three-wheeler falls into precipice

Two persons from the same family died after a three-wheeler fell down a 300-foot precipice in the Wanaraja area on the Bogawantalawa-Hatton. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 1, 2015  9:55 am

Mahela to build grassroot cricket in Sri Lanka

Mahela to build grassroot cricket in Sri Lanka

Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene is set to take over a role with the countrys cricket administration to develop the infrastructure of the local game at the feeder level. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 1, 2015  7:20 am

Seven cops hurt in Kollupitiya protest

Seven cops hurt in Kollupitiya protest

Seven police officers including an inspector admitted to the Colombo National Hospital following an attack by the university students this afternoon (31), police Spokesperson said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | March 31, 2015  9:14 pm

Gnanasara Thero summoned to religious police unit

Gnanasara Thero summoned to religious police unit

The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organisation, Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, was summoned today by the special police unit to investigate religious disputes, established under the Buddha Sasana Ministry. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 31, 2015  6:41 pm

Mattala is like a chicken-and-egg problem: ex-CEO

Mattala is like a chicken-and-egg problem: ex-CEO

Eran Wickramaratne, the deputy minister of investment promotion, says the current government now has to figure out how sunken investments like the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) can be salvaged, or if they can be at all. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 31, 2015  5:18 pm

Police tear gas protesting university students

Police tear gas protesting university students

(UPDATE) The Galle Road has been closed from Kollupitiya Junction to Galle Face Roundabout due to the protest launched by university students, polcie spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE..

video (0)Comments | March 31, 2015  4:43 pm

Rathgama PS chairmans murder: Main suspect surrenders, remanded till April 6

Rathgama PS chairmans murder: Main suspect surrenders, remanded till April 6

The main suspect in the murder of the Rathgama Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman has been remanded till April 06 after he surrendered to the Kalutara Magistrates Court today. MORE..

| March 31, 2015  4:17 pm

SC dismisses petition against former President

SC dismisses petition against former President

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (31) dismissed a fundamental rights petition filed by Duminda Nagamuwa against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 31, 2015  2:12 pm

Sri Lankan fishermen welcome Ranils shooting remarks

Sri Lankan fishermen welcome Ranils shooting remarks

Fishermen of the Jaffna peninsula in Sri Lankas Northern Province say they welcome Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghes remarks that Indian fishermen may be shot if they intruded into Sri Lankan waters. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 31, 2015  12:52 pm

Sri Lankan jailed over abusing woman at knifepoint

Sri Lankan jailed over abusing woman at knifepoint

A Sri Lankan cook has been jailed for five years and two months for getting drunk and then forcing himself on his female colleague and raping her at knifepoint at her friends flat in Dubai. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 31, 2015  11:49 am
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Sports

Guptill follows McCullum cheaply in World Cup final

Guptill follows McCullum cheaply in World Cup final

Spinner Glenn Maxwell bowled Martin Guptill with his second delivery as New Zealand lost both their openers in the first 12 overs of the World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

(0)Comments | March 29, 2015  11:35 am

Clarke announces ODI retirement

Clarke announces ODI retirement

Australias skippers shock announcement that he will quit one-day internationals after the World Cup final against New Zealand.

(0)Comments | March 28, 2015  1:36 pm

Injuries, fielding hurt Sri Lankas chances in World Cup: Mathews

 Injuries, fielding hurt Sri Lankas chances in World Cup: Mathews

A combination of poor fielding and regularly losing players through injuries has hurt Sri Lankas chances in the cricket World Cup, captain Angelo Mathews said on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 28, 2015  1:37 am

Kumar Dharmasena first to play and umpire in WC final

Kumar Dharmasena first to play and umpire in WC final

Kumar Dharmasenas involvement in an umpiring blunder on the first day of the World Cup has not stopped him from being selected to officiate on the final day - and in the process become the first player to feature in a World Cup final as both an umpire and player. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 27, 2015  3:29 pm

Australia crush sorry India to advance to another World Cup Final

Australia crush sorry India to advance to another World Cup Final

Indias defence of their ICC Cricket World Cup title came to a disappointing end at the hands of Australia on a spin-friendly wicket at Sydney as the hosts cruised to a 96 run win to advance to their 7th World Cup final. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 26, 2015  5:04 pm

Entertainment

Sri Lankan scientists reveal method to eat rice and lose weight

Sri Lankan scientists reveal method to eat rice and lose weight

Are you avoiding rice to control your weight? You may soon get to relish your favourite rice delicacies as introducing a little change in cooking methods can cut calorie content by half, researchers say. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 24, 2015  03:45 pm

Disrobed monk among Mars One Mission finalists

Disrobed monk among Mars One Mission finalists

Mars, it has been the center of many sci-fi movies and books, and now theres a group making plans to colonize the planet. There are 100 candidates to make the one-way trip on the Mars One Mission and one of them lives in Sarasota. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 24, 2015  11:49 am

BBC suspends Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson

BBC suspends Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson, the hugely popular host of the car program Top Gear who relishes the politically incorrect, was suspended by the BBC yesterday after a mysterious fracas with a producer. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 11, 2015  04:40 pm

Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

US actor Harrison Ford has been injured in a small plane crash in Los Angeles. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 7, 2015  01:19 pm

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Sri Lanka develops cheap rainfall forecasting device

Sri Lanka develops cheap rainfall forecasting device

Scientists in Sri Lanka have developed mobile weather stations capable of capturing and transmitting near real-time rainfall data. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 19, 2015  10:54 am

The Brave New World of Windows 10

The Brave New World of Windows 10

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a slew of new features and capabilities coming in Windows 10: the convergence of the desktop and mobile; the advent of the killer universal app; more power and features for personal digital assistant Cortana.....

(0)Comments | January 24, 2015  02:32 pm

Android One program expands to Sri Lanka

Android One program expands to Sri Lanka

Google on Monday announced that Android One phones are finally ready to debut outside the Indian market. Select Android One smartphones will be released in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka in the coming weeks. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  11:27 am

Google translate adds 10 more languages, including Sinhala

Google translate adds 10 more languages, including Sinhala

Google has added support for 10 more languages to Google Translate, allowing an additional 200 million people to translate text to and from their native languages. Support for the 10 new languages is now live on the Google Translate web portal, and Google says that support will reach mobile apps shortly. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 13, 2014  10:24 am

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