The DMK has issued a notice seeking a discussion, under Rule 193 in the Lok Sabha, against the alleged human rights violations and war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan defence forces during the civil war against the LTTE. MORE..
The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court in Ramanathapuram has extended till December 20, the judicial remand of 59 Sri Lankan fishermen, arrested by the Tharuvaikulam Marine police during September - November for alleged illegal fishing in Indian waters off Kanyakumari. MORE..
The Sri Lankan Government and Opposition both expressed condolence, in Parliament today, regarding the death of Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years as a prisoner in South Africa for opposing apartheid, then emerged to become his country’s first black president. MORE..
President Mahinda Rajapaksa described late Nelson Mandela as an iconic figure who has left an indelible mark globally. In a condolence message, President Rajapaksa as Chair in Office of the Commonwealth said the Commonwealth was enriched with the return of South Africa to its fold in 1994, under the leadership of the late Nelson Mandela. MORE..
A Sri Lankan maid in Riyadh was not paid a salary for five years and not allowed to go home for nine years, an official from the country’s embassy claimed recently. MORE..
The depression in the Bay of Bengal has intensified in to a tropical cyclone and is located about 330 km to the east of Jaffna, the Department of Meteorology said. However, the cyclone is slowly moving away from Sri Lanka towards India. MORE..
Starting from the 1st of January 2014 octane 90 petrol will be replaced by octane 92 petrol and will be sold at the same price as octane 90, the Chairman of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) said. MORE..
A fire has broken out at the newly built shop-line at Bodhiraja Mawatha in Pettah. Fire fighters are currently attempting to douse the fire, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE..
An collision between a private and SLTB bus on the Weyangoda-Nittambuwa road in Talgasmote was reported while 37 persons have been injured in the incident. MORE..
The bus driver and conductor who were arrested after their bus hit and killed two women in Munneswaram, Chilaw were remanded until December 20. MORE..
The Sri Lankan rupee traded flat on Friday at a more than five-week high as inward remittances and exporter dollar conversions offset importer dollar demand, but the rupee is still under upward pressure, dealers said. MORE...
Sea areas from Galle to Jaffna via Batticaloa will be very rough and dangerous as wind speeds may rise to 80kmph, the Disaster Management Centre stated.
Those traveling to the airport via the Colombo-Negombo road have been advised to use the Colombo-Katunayaka expressway to get to airport due to a heavy traffic block on the Negombo road. MORE..
The flow of boatpeople from Sri Lanka and Iran to Australia has reversed for the first time in three years, with more being sent back than arrive. MORE...
Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years as a prisoner in South Africa for opposing apartheid, then emerged to become his country’s first black president, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and an enduring symbol of integrity, principle and resilience, died Thursday at 95. MORE...
Twenty-six Sri Lankan fishermen were arrested over the past two days for allegedly illegally fishing in Indian waters, taking the total of Lankan Nationals arrested in the last ten days to 82. MORE..
The International Olympic Committee along with the National Olympic Committee and the Sports Ministry have agreed to review sports laws and regulations. MORE..
Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene has reportedly opted out of playing in the Twenty20 and one-day international series against Pakistan starting next month, and has cited personal reasons behind his decision. MORE..
Half centuries from TM Dilshan and Kusal Janith Perera helped Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 8 wickets in the second and final Twenty20 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. MORE..
New Zealand scored 142 for the loss of 7 wickets against Sri Lanka in the second and final T20 in Pallekele on Thursday. MORE..
Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl first in the second Twenty20 against New Zealand at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. MORE..
Actor Paul Walker, who shot to fame as star of the high-octane street racing franchise “Fast & Furious,” died Saturday in a car crash in Southern California. He was 40. MORE..
A series of short documentary films exploring the nature of diaspora engagement with Sri Lanka has been released by the independent peacebuilding organisation International Alert. MORE..
A fund raiser in aid of the refurbishment of the Junior Science Laboratory Much of the success of a school depends on the vitality and activities of its Past Pupils Association formed by loyal students to raise funds and offer scholarships etc. to the progress of their alma mater in various ways. Saiva Mangaiyar Vidyalayam is no exception. MORE...
British Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing has died aged 94. A statement from her publisher, Harper Collins, said she “passed away peacefully at her London home in the early hours of this morning”. MORE..
Fire burns down shops in Pettah
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A rescue operation was launched by the Wildlife Authorities to save a four-month old elephant calf who had fallen into a dilapidated well in the Neliwewa Nikawewa village in Karuwalagasweva this morning (December 6). (Pics by Jude Samantha)
Leader of the Democratic Party and former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka joins Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe, Chairman of the UNP’s Leadership Council MP Karu Jayasuriya and MP Sajith Premadasa at a seminar against casinos in Sri Lanka. The event organized by the United Bhikkhu Front (UBF) and United National Bhikkhu Front today (Dec. 5) was attended by several opposition politicians and Buddhist clergy. (Pic by Osanda Daham Nimsara)
One of the pioneers in construction and real-estate in Sri Lanka, Suncity Property Developers (Pvt) Ltd commenced construction on their latest project, an office complex within the Colombo city limits. This is Suncity’s most recent initiative complementing an existing portfolio of apartment complexes.......
Ushering in the spirit of sharing and giving, the traditional Christmas Cake Mixing Ceremony at Citrus Hikkaduwa was held recently under the guidance of General Manager Mr. Ravi Fernando and Executive Chef Mr. Chaminda Hapugoda with the participation of the hotel guests, staff, associates and well-wishers......
The adidas Regional Managing Director Erick Haskell together with Regional Director Sales and Marketing Thushar Gokulnath flew into Colombo recently with a 15 member strong team to conduct their week-long corporate training programme......
Signifying a milestone in the history of the company, veteran Banker Mr. Eastman Narangoda assumed office as Chairman, George Steuart Finance PLC. To mark this momentous occasion, a pirith chanting ceremony was organized at the company’s headquarters at Station Road, Kollupitiya......
Johnson & Johnson Sri Lanka announced the relocation of its business premises to No. 46, Vauxhall Street, Colombo 02. The company has been operating from its offices located at CIC House for the past 40 years and is now moving to a larger space in order to prepare for the expansion of its product portfolio......
As part of its efforts to spread technology education through the Nenasala network, knowledge centres established under the e-Sri Lanka initiative, the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) together with Intel Sri Lanka commenced Intel® Easy Steps Senior Trainer training for Nenasala operators recently......
Brown & Company PLC clinched one gold and two silver awards at the National Engineering and Technology Awards 2013 organized by the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) recently......
- DMS Electronics becomes Lanka’s first and only HP ServiceONE Expert Partner
- Two new additions to Amãna Bank’s Corporate Management
- F1 featured Colombo Night Races 2013 to flag off in mid-December
- Listed Debenture Issue of Senkadagala Finance PLC opens on 6th December 2013
- Looking to the future: World’s first plug-in hybrid drive in the luxury class
- National Construction Association of Sri Lanka lauds Convertainers’ unique design
- 4A’s creative workshop ‘Heluwen Wanamu’ inspires young ideators to mine for local insights when building brands
- Johnson’s Baby’s ‘Happy Snappy Competition’ embarks on third year
- Emirates Introduces The Third Generation of Fly With Me Monsters on Universal Children’s Day
- Amãna Bank goes for IPO and listing on the bourse
Facebook has announced it will be replacing its "Hide All" button with "Unfollow," allowing its 1.1 billion users to block all messages and posts from selected friends. More...
apple has acquired social media analytics firm Topsy for more than $200 million (RM643 million), The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. More...
NEW DELHI: Apple has shocked its buyers in India who were expecting that older iPad models will get a price cut when the prices of the new models are announced. Instead of slashing prices of the two-year old iPad 2 and last year’s iPad mini, the Cupertino-based manufacturer has increased the prices of the two models. MORE..
TweetupSL, as we all know, is the largest gathering of the Sri Lankan Twitter community. And from TweetupSL 1 to TweetupSL 3 which was held last year, the community has seen strong growth. This year, preparations are underway to have TweetupSL 4 in a grander scale. MORE..
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The casino business has become the most hotly debated topic in Sri Lanka these days and recently the subject was brought forward at a Western Provincial Council meeting where members were quick to voice their objections ...
When the UNP’s internal problems were showing signs of improving, a group of young MPs decided to meet with Sajith Premadasa at the Parliament library ...
A meeting was held with the President and the parliamentarians to discuss issues pertaining to the preparation of the budget ...