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UPFA politicians summoned on contempt charges

UPFA politicians summoned on contempt charges

The Colombo Magistrates Court today issued notice on 27 persons including 10 UPFA Parliamentarians to appear before the court on May 8 on contempt of court charges, after they violated a court order and staged a protest opposite the bribery commission. MORE..

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Sri Lankan woman arrested smuggling gold into India

Sri Lankan woman arrested smuggling gold into India

Indian customs officials have arrested a Sri Lankan woman who smuggled gold weighing nearly one kilogram into the country by concealing it under her garments. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 25, 2015  6:25 pm

Amnesty for army absentees ends

Amnesty for army absentees ends

The recently declared General Amnesty period of Sri Lanka Army has come to an end today (25th April 2015), said Military Spokesperson, Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera while speaking to the media. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 25, 2015  5:15 pm

Nepal earthquake kills atleast 449, triggers avalanches

Nepal earthquake kills atleast 449, triggers avalanches

(UPFATE) The Embassy of Sri Lanka says that so far there have been no reports of Sri Lankan nationals in Nepal being affected by the earthquake. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 25, 2015  4:52 pm

Eight injured after tree falls on two homes

Eight injured after tree falls on two homes

At least 8 persons have been hospitalised due to injuries after a large tree collapsed on two houses at the Drayton Estate in Kotagala, Hatton. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 25, 2015  3:32 pm

Sri Lanka to partner with Kerala in tourism sector

Sri Lanka to partner with Kerala in tourism sector

Sri Lanka has expressed interest in joining hands with Kerala Tourism for developing tourism circuits and joint promotions. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 25, 2015  2:46 pm

7.5 magnitude earthquake rumbles Nepal, no impact on Sri Lanka

7.5 magnitude earthquake rumbles Nepal, no impact on Sri Lanka

The Disaster Management Center (DMC) says that the 7.6 magnitude earthquake which hit Nepal this morning, causing massive tremors lasting well over a minute across northern India, had no impact to Sri Lanka.

(0)Comments | April 25, 2015  12:54 pm

Cairn India exits Sri Lanka oil exploration

Cairn India exits Sri Lanka oil exploration

A nearly 50 per cent drop in crude oil prices has forced Cairn India to exit its operations in Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 25, 2015  12:28 pm

Mother and 3 children drown in sea off Tangalle

Mother and 3 children drown in sea off Tangalle

Four persons from the same family drowned in the sea off Parai Wella Beach in Tangalle this morning, police said. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 25, 2015  11:28 am

Wigneswaran defends raising convicts issue with Modi

Wigneswaran defends raising convicts issue with Modi

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran on Friday strongly defended his action of forwarding to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a representation, seeking the release of four convicts of a case of rape and murder, popularly called the Premananda case. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 25, 2015  10:43 am

Import tax on potatoes and big onions increased

Import tax on potatoes and big onions increased

The import tax on potatoes has been increased from Rs 40 to Rs 55 per kilogram and big onions increased from Rs 10 to Rs 30 per kilogram with effect from today, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said.

(0)Comments | April 25, 2015  7:51 am

Gammanpila regrets distorted flags controversy

Gammanpila regrets distorted flags controversy

The General Secretary of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya, Udaya Gammanpila, today expressed regret over the presence of several distorted national flags during a protest staged yesterday opposite the Bribery Commission. MORE..

video (0)Comments | April 24, 2015  11:23 pm

Sri Lanka ranks 132 on global happiness index

Sri Lanka ranks 132 on global happiness index

Sri Lanka has climbed 5 places in a global ranking of the happiest nations, coming in at the 132nd spot out of 158 countries on the index that took into account GDP per capita, life expectancy, social support and freedom to make life choices as indicators of happiness. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 24, 2015  5:21 pm

Wele Sudas accomplice remanded

Wele Sudas accomplice remanded

A suspect arrested for his alleged involvement in a large scale drug racket was remanded until May 08 by the Colombo Magistrates Court. MORE..

| April 24, 2015  2:47 pm

New govts policies have created positive environment: Ban Ki-moon

New govts policies have created positive environment: Ban Ki-moon

Welcoming the new Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stated that a positive environment has been created by the policies of the new government in Sri Lanka for a greater collaboration with the United Nations and the international community. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 24, 2015  1:06 pm

Woman murders husband with crowbar

Woman murders husband with crowbar

A woman has allegedly murdered her husband in the Kibissa area in Sigiriya this morning. Police said that the victim was asleep at home when his wife attacked him with a hexagonal crowbar (Alawanguwa). MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 24, 2015  11:59 am
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Kevin Pietersen: Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara backs star batsman for England return

Kevin Pietersen: Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara backs star batsman for England return

Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara has backed Surrey teammate Kevin Pietersen to make a return to the England Test side. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 22, 2015  10:58 am

Sports Minister defends interim cricket body after ICC threat

Sports Minister defends interim cricket body after ICC threat

Sri Lankas sports minister Navin Dissanayake on Friday defended his decision to appoint an interim committee to oversee cricket, saying it was his sovereign right

(0)Comments | April 19, 2015  11:34 am

ICC to seek explanation from Sports Minister

ICC to seek explanation from Sports Minister

The International Cricket Council (ICC) says that it will seek a full and proper explanation from the Sports Minister of Sri Lanka, Navin Dissanayake regarding the governments recent intervention in Sri Lanka Cricket. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 16, 2015  7:05 pm

Woutersz appointed new manager of Sri Lanka cricket team

Woutersz appointed new manager of Sri Lanka cricket team

Sri Lankas cricket officials have named former first-class player and broadcaster Jeryl Woutersz as the new manager of the national team the latest in a series of changes made in recent weeks. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 10, 2015  5:45 pm

Cricket great Richie Benaud dies aged 84

Cricket great Richie Benaud dies aged 84

Former Australia cricket captain and legendary commentator Richie Benaud has been remembered as a national treasure following his death at 84. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 10, 2015  12:07 pm

Entertainment

Samurai Ghost: Photo shows mysterious boots behind girl

Samurai Ghost: Photo shows mysterious boots behind girl

This photo of a four-year-old girl on a beach in Zushi, Japan, seems innocent until you look closely behind her legs and back. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2015  07:36 am

Sri Lankan students film to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Sri Lankan students film to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Charmini Peli Kankanamalage is terrified she stole something from her child. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 16, 2015  02:03 pm

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

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Worlds first self-powered video camera developed

Worlds first self-powered video camera developed

The worlds first self-powered video camera that runs without a battery and can produce an image each second has been developed by researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 16, 2015  04:11 pm

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..

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