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UPDATE: 2015 Budget presented in Parliament

UPDATE: 2015 Budget presented in Parliament

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in his capacity as the Minister of Finance and Planning, presented the National Budget for the fiscal year of 2015 to Parliament a short while ago. Click to Read..

(0)Comments | October 24, 2014  1:40 pm

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56-year-old clubbed to death in Hatton

56-year-old clubbed to death in Hatton

A person has been clubbed to death at the Gremore Estate in Agarapathana, Hatton after a clahs between two groups had escalated out of control. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 25, 2014  1:17 pm

Modi to meet Wigneswaran next month?

Modi to meet Wigneswaran next month?

Officials in Delhi are trying to work out a schedule for Sri Lanka’s northern province Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi next month. The provincial Chief Minister was invited by an NGO, People’s Union for Civil Liberties to give a public lecture on November 9. MORE.

(0)Comments | October 25, 2014  12:10 pm

SL ‘a remarkable place to visit’ says Wall Street Journal

SL ‘a remarkable place to visit’ says Wall Street Journal

Five years after the end of its quarter-century-long civil war, tourists are being lured back to Sri Lanka by friendly locals and an abundance of natural and man-made beauty. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 25, 2014  10:52 am

Kamalesh Sharma to visit North for the first time

Kamalesh Sharma to visit North for the first time

Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat Kamalesh Sharma is scheduled to arrive in the island today for a five-day official visit, during which he will meet the Sri Lankan President for talks and travel to Jaffna, the foreign ministry said. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 25, 2014  10:46 am

Security plan in place for Sri Lanka players during India series

Security plan in place for Sri Lanka players during India series

Keeping in view the security lapses during last year’s India-Sri Lanka match and incidents of Tamil Tiger racists attacking Lankan cricket lovers in London, the city’s Commissionerate Police on Friday assured a foolproof safety plan for players and spectators. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 25, 2014  10:01 am

Taxes on car and van imports to be reduced

Taxes on car and van imports to be reduced

With imposition of Excise Special Provisions tax on motor vehicle imports from today, taxes on import of cars and vans to be reduced, the Ministry of Finance said. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 24, 2014  8:55 pm

SL celebrates two years without malaria

SL celebrates two years without malaria

Sri Lanka has not reported a local case of malaria since October 2012, according to the Sri Lankan Anti-Malarial Campaign. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 24, 2014  5:20 pm

New minimum wage for public sector workers

New minimum wage for public sector workers

The minimum monthly income of public servants will be increased to Rs 25,000 inclusive of a CoL allowance increase up to Rs 2,200 with effect from January 2015, President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced today. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 24, 2014  4:55 pm

Mahapola scholarship increased to Rs. 4,000

Mahapola scholarship increased to Rs. 4,000

The Mahapola scholarship for graduates will be increased from Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 4,000 from next year January, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, addressing the Parliament after presenting the Budget 2015, said.

(0)Comments | October 24, 2014  3:39 pm

UPDATE: Pensions scheme for migrant workers, garment factory employees

UPDATE: Pensions scheme for migrant workers, garment factory employees

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today announced a special tax which will be introduced for vehicle imports. He also said that a US$ 100 casino entrance tax will be introduced. Click to Read Budget Proposals...

(0)Comments | October 24, 2014  3:03 pm

UPDATE: Water tariff to be reduced by 10%

UPDATE: Water tariff to be reduced by 10%

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, addressing the Parliament after presenting the Budget 2015, said that the government will reduce the water supply tariff for households by 10 per cent for the first 25 units. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 24, 2014  2:57 pm

Dr in New York City is sick with ebola

Dr in New York City is sick with ebola

A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea became the first person in the city to test positive for the virus Thursday, setting off a search for anyone who might have come into contact with him. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 24, 2014  1:01 pm

Nanda Mallawaarachchi appointed Secretary to Sports Ministry

Nanda Mallawaarachchi appointed Secretary to Sports Ministry

Former Secretary of the Ministry of Law and Order, Major General (Retd) Nanda Mallawaarachchi, who was appointed as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Sports, officially assumed duties today. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 24, 2014  1:00 pm

Three-wheeler driver’s body found near garbage dump

Three-wheeler driver’s body found near garbage dump

The body of a person, who has been stabbed to death with a sharp object, was discovered near a garbage dump in Manelgama, Kelaniya this morning, police said. MORE..

video (0)Comments | October 24, 2014  12:15 pm

Missing 9Y-old Horana boy found in A’pura

Missing 9Y-old Horana boy found in A’pura

A 9-year-old boy who disappeared with a monk in Horana was found near the Jethawanaramaya Stupa in Anuradhapura, this morning, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 24, 2014  11:33 am
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Sports

SLC name 15-man squad for India ODIs

SLC name 15-man squad for India ODIs

Sri Lanka on Wednesday named their 15-member squad for the five-match ODI series against India with notable omissions being former T20 captain Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 23, 2014  3:59 pm

Sl. vs India ODIs: Kohli to lead Indian team

Sl. vs India ODIs: Kohli to lead Indian team

In the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli will be seen leading Indian squad in the first three One Day Internationals (ODIs) as regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been rested for the series which will begin next month. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 21, 2014  4:38 pm

India’s 1983 win inspired me, says Arjuna Ranatunga

India’s 1983 win inspired me, says Arjuna Ranatunga

Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga said that India’s 1983 Prudential Cup triumph inspired him to take his country to the peak of 50-over cricket. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 19, 2014  3:56 pm

Sangakkara unhappy with abrupt series against India

Sangakkara unhappy with abrupt series against India

With the breaking of the news of Sri Lanka Cricket and the BCCI agreeing to a five-match ODI series, the Lankan players appeared to be concerned about their skills training required for the series. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 18, 2014  4:52 pm

Sri Lanka replace WI to play five ODIs against India

Sri Lanka replace WI to play five ODIs against India

Sri Lanka has agreed to play a five-match ODI series with India between November 1st and 15th, replacing West Indies who have called off their tour of India over a pay dispute with the West Indies board, SLC said. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 17, 2014  6:19 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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LG G3 Review on Derana Tech Guru - Episode 11

LG G3 Review on Derana Tech Guru - Episode 11

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

(0)Comments | October 20, 2014  11:00 am

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

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A good lesson for others cops

A group of police officers apologized to several MPs including Vijitha Herath and Arjuna Ranatunga following a hearing at the Supreme Court on October 07, pertaining to an incident which had taken place in 2010. ...

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

Kodikara for President

After the President had made his announcement, Western Provincial Council Minister Upali Kodikara posed a question to the party leader. “Sir, will there be a problem ...

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