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Public opinion survey is underway on 100-day programme: PM

Public opinion survey is underway on 100-day programme: PM

The Government has launched a special survey to find out the opinion of the general public and to analyze the progress of the 100 days programme, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe said in a statement today (1). MORE...

(0)Comments | March 1, 2015  3:01 pm

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Indian FM to visit Sri Lanka this week

Indian FM to visit Sri Lanka this week

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will arrive in Sri Lanka on a two-day official visit on March 6 to pave way for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit to the island nation in mid March, the foreign ministry officials said Sunday. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 1, 2015  5:03 pm

Missing persons hearing continues amid protests

Missing persons hearing continues amid protests

The presidential commission investigating cases of missing persons has continued hearing on missing persons cases amid protests by Tamil groups who are demanding a credible investigation into such issues. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 1, 2015  4:13 pm

Bus strike on Tangalle-Colombo route

Bus strike on Tangalle-Colombo route

Private buses operating on the Tangalle-Colombo route have resorted to a strike action since this morning, President of the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association Gemunu Wijerathne said. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 1, 2015  2:12 pm

85 undocumented Sri Lankans detained in Medan

85 undocumented Sri Lankans  detained in Medan

Immigration authorities in Medan, North Sumatra, have detained 85 Sri Lankan citizens for trespassing on Indonesian territory without documents. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 1, 2015  2:01 pm

Jaishankar to arrive in Sri Lanka

Jaishankar to arrive in Sri Lanka

Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will today begin his South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Yatra with Bhutan as the first stop. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 1, 2015  1:55 pm

Hunters arrested with dead deer in safari jeep

Hunters arrested with dead deer in safari jeep

Four persons including a wildlife officer were arrested after officials found a dead deer in the back of their vehicle, last afternoon. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 1, 2015  12:04 pm

Minister Mangala to meet Zeid tomorrow

Minister Mangala to meet Zeid tomorrow

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaweera will travel to Geneva to attend the High-Level Segment of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to be held on March 2nd, 2015. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 1, 2015  11:31 am

Sri Lanka beats England by nine wickets

Sri Lanka beats England by nine wickets

Sri Lanka has coasted home to an emphatic nine-wicket win against England, chasing down 310 with ease in Wellington. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 1, 2015  11:15 am

Mangala concludes China tour

Mangala concludes China tour

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera concluded a successful two-day official visit to China today, during which he paid a courtesy call on the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and also held extensive bilateral discussions with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 1, 2015  10:47 am

England pile 309 on Roots ton

England pile 309 on Roots ton

England batsmen piled up 309 runs for the loss of six wickets against Sri Lanka in the 22nd match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Westpac Stadium, Wellington. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 1, 2015  8:58 am

VIDEO: No intention of staying as Opposition Leader for long Nimal

VIDEO: No intention of staying as Opposition Leader for long  Nimal

Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala De Silva says that it is not important who will be appointed as the Prime Minister and that what is important is that a Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) government is formed. MORE..

video (0)Comments | February 28, 2015  5:15 pm

BRSR Nagahamulla new CID Director

BRSR Nagahamulla new CID Director

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) B.R.S.R. Nagahamulla has been appointed as the new Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). MORE..

(0)Comments | February 28, 2015  4:20 pm

Maldivian opposition delegation calls on President

Maldivian opposition delegation calls on President

Qasim Ibrahim, the leader of the Jumhooree Party (JP) also known as the Republican Party, one of the main opposition parties in Maldives, on Saturday called on Sri Lankan President Maithiripala Sirisena. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 28, 2015  3:19 pm

19-year-old arrested for sexual assault on minor

19-year-old arrested for sexual assault on minor

A 19-year-ols youth from Mawathagama has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old school girl from Dankotuwa, police said. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 28, 2015  1:05 pm

Tamil Nadu CM seeks Modis help to release fishermen

Tamil Nadu CM seeks Modis help to release fishermen

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Friday sought urgent intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure the early release of fishermen from Tamil Nadu and their boats held by Sri Lankan Navy on February 26. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 28, 2015  12:03 pm
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Sports

Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh by 92 runs

Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh by 92 runs

Lasith Malinga picked up 3 wickets to regain lost form as Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 92 runs in their World Cup Pool A clash following a commanding display in Melbourne. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  4:53 pm

Butterfingered Tigers to chase 333

Butterfingered Tigers to chase 333

Tilakratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara made an epic double century stand to grave Bangladesh under the mountain of runs at the crucial world cup tie against Bangladesh.

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  12:59 pm

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Dilshan scores century

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Dilshan scores century

Tillakaratne Dilshan scored his 21st One-Day International (ODI) century in the 18th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Melbourne on Thursday. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  12:15 pm

Sangakkara plays 400th one-day international

Sangakkara plays 400th one-day international

Kumar Sangakkara became only the fourth cricketer to play 400 one-day internationals when he was selected for the World Cup match against Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  11:26 am

Sri Lanka opt to bat first against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka opt to bat first against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and sent his team in to bat first against Mashrafe Mortaza led Bangladesh in their ODI World Cup clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  9:50 am

Entertainment

Lady Gaga engaged to actor Taylor Kinney

Lady Gaga engaged to actor Taylor Kinney

Lady Gaga and her longtime boyfriend, actor Taylor Kinney, have become engaged, the singer said on social media on Monday.

(0)Comments | February 17, 2015  01:20 pm

Basker & Shashikala win Derana City of Dance Season 5

Basker & Shashikala win Derana City of Dance  Season 5

Basker & Shashikala were adjudged the winners Derana City of Dance Season 05 in the grand finale held at the Maharagama Youth Center on Saturday (Feb. 07). MORE..

(0)Comments | February 8, 2015  12:33 am

Tamil writer quits after book sparks protests in India

Tamil writer quits after book sparks protests in India

An Indian novelist went into hiding and said he has quit writing after his latest book about a womans efforts to get pregnant with a stranger sparked virulent protests by right-wing Hindu and caste groups. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 24, 2015  01:52 pm

Boyhood tops Golden Globes, Grand Budapest upsets

Boyhood tops Golden Globes, Grand Budapest upsets

Hollywood toasted free speech in its myriad forms, from Je Suis Charlie tributes to George Clooney punchlines, at an earnest Golden Globes on Sunday, where the tender coming-of-age drama Boyhood topped all films. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 12, 2015  11:48 am

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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

Sri Lankas Mogo Reader among 9 global finalists

Sri Lankas Mogo Reader among 9 global finalists

The use of new media to fulfill day to day news requirements has been rapidly increasing in the past two decades. Researchers have found that the young generation tends to get their news through new media elements, proving the much talked decline on usage of newspapers, radio, and now even televisions. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 29, 2014  05:39 pm

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(0)Comments | October 14, 2014  12:35 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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