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Friday Forum demands SBs resignation

Friday Forum demands SBs resignation

The Friday Forum, a grouping of Sri Lankan intelligentsia, has asked for the immediate resignation of the Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, for the controversial remarks made by him against former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 21, 2014  9:58 am

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Up-Country Peoples Front pledges support to President

Up-Country Peoples Front pledges support to President

The Up Country Peoples Front (UCPF) has pledged their fullest support to the President at the forthcoming Presidential Election. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 21, 2014  5:57 pm

Floods displace over 40,000 across the country

Floods displace over 40,000 across the country

Over 40,000 people have been displaced after heavy rains triggered floods across the country, the Disaster Management Center said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | December 21, 2014  4:11 pm

Armed robbery at jewelry shop in Homagama

Armed robbery at jewelry shop in Homagama

Four armed men stormed a jewelry store in the Homagama area this morning and made off with a large number of gold jewelry believed to be worth millions of rupees. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 21, 2014  3:58 pm

SLMC in a crisis over the pending decision

SLMC in a crisis over the pending decision

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) faces a crisis over its pending decision on which candidate to support at the forthcoming Presidential election, it was reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 21, 2014  3:26 pm

Thundershowers and fairly rough seas expected

Thundershowers and fairly rough seas expected

The Department of Meteorology says that showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Northern, North-central, Eastern, Central and Uva provinces and in the Hambantota district. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 21, 2014  2:23 pm

Indian gov. keen on solution for Lankan Tamils

Indian gov. keen on solution for Lankan Tamils

Indian BJP national president Amit Shah said the party could put an end to the family rule in Tamil Nadu politics and secure status and honour for the Tamils living across the globe, including in Sri Lanka. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 21, 2014  1:16 pm

One dead, another missing after 2 fishing boats capsize

One dead, another missing after 2 fishing boats capsize

One fisherman has drowned while another has been reported missing following the capsizing of two boats which had left for sea from Eravur and Muttur areas. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 21, 2014  11:55 am

Sponsors pay SR400,000 arrears to Lankan housemaids

Sponsors pay SR400,000 arrears to Lankan housemaids

Saudi sponsors in the capital last month paid SR400,000 (1.4 million rupees) in money owed to housemaids from Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Philippines, Ethiopia and Somalia who were being held at the governments detention centers. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 21, 2014  11:25 am

Six alleged Sri Lankan sex workers arrested in Malaysia

Six alleged Sri Lankan sex workers arrested in Malaysia

The Johor police in Malaysia have conducted 10,300 raids to tackle prostitution in the state from January until now, and arrested have 2,986 including six Sri Lankans. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 21, 2014  9:14 am

Tamil Nadu CM disappointed over Sri Lankas unwillingness to release boats

Tamil Nadu CM disappointed over Sri Lankas unwillingness to release boats

The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday expressed disappointment over the Sri Lankan governments unwillingness to release boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen impounded by the Lankan navy for crossing the international maritime boundary line. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 20, 2014  11:49 pm

After Mauritius, India to export warships to Sri Lanka

After Mauritius, India to export warships to Sri Lanka

India will now export two warships to Sri Lanka after delivering a warship to Mauritius for the first time, minister of state for defence production Rao Inderjit Singh said on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 20, 2014  11:38 pm

Maithri pledges war crime inquiry

Maithri pledges war crime inquiry

Main opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena said the country cannot be charged with war crimes in the International Criminal Court, but he will launch a domestic inquiry if he wins a January election.

(0)Comments | December 20, 2014  7:58 pm

Lahugala PS Vice Chairman, 2 UNP members join UPFA

Lahugala PS Vice Chairman, 2 UNP members join UPFA

The Vice Chairman of the UNP-controlled Lahugala Pradeshiya Sabha Thushan Jayasuriya and UNP members G. Dayaratna and G. Wimalasena have decided to join the UPFA and support President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the upcoming polls. MORE..

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

Sluice gates of Udawalawe Reservoir opened

Sluice gates of Udawalawe Reservoir opened

Four out of five sluice gates of the Udawalawe Reservoir have been opened after the water reached spill level today. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 20, 2014  4:33 pm

Man charged with murdering son, hiding body in toilet pit

Man charged with murdering son, hiding body in toilet pit

A 54-year-old man has been arrested on charges of murdering his own son and hiding the body inside a toilet pit in the Guywatta area in Balangoda. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 20, 2014  3:41 pm
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Sports

Colts CC win Premier Limited Over Tournament

Colts CC win Premier Limited Over Tournament

Colts Cricket Club beat Sinhalese Sports Club by 56 runs in the final of the Premier Limited Over Tournament at Colombo RPS on Sunday. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 21, 2014  7:57 pm

Cook sacked as England captain: reports

Cook sacked as England captain: reports

Less than two months before the World Cup, Alastair Cook has been sacked as Englands One-Day International (ODI) captain, with Eoin Morgan chosen as his replacement, according to reports from the UK. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 20, 2014  11:05 am

Sri Lanka bat first in dead rubber

Sri Lanka bat first in dead rubber

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat in the seventh and final one-day international against England at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2014  2:38 pm

Jayawardene to bid final goodbye to home ODIs against England

Jayawardene to bid final goodbye to home ODIs against England

Making it obvious that he will retire after the 2015 World Cup, former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene on Monday revealed on social media that the seventh and final ODI against England on Tuesday will be his last at home turf.

(0)Comments | December 15, 2014  4:44 pm

Sri Lanka win 6th ODI to clinch series

Sri Lanka win 6th ODI to clinch series

Sri Lankan fast bowler Suranga Lakmal picked up 4 wickets as England were bowled out for 202 runs giving the home team a 90-run victory in the 6th ODI played at Pallekele on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 13, 2014  5:31 pm

Entertainment

Jacqueline Fernandez named PETA Indias Woman of the Year

Jacqueline Fernandez named PETA Indias Woman of the Year

Jacqueline Fernandez has been named PETA Indias Woman of the Year. The Sri Lankan beauty queen-turned-actress has been praised for using her celebrity status to highlight animal rights. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 21, 2014  10:28 am

People receive unexpected amount of money: how they responded was amazing

People receive unexpected amount of money: how they responded was amazing

An intriguing social experiment indicates what the respond of the people when a stranger gives away an unexpected amount of money for their works. MORE...

video (0)Comments | December 11, 2014  06:44 pm

Romesh Gunesekeras Noontide Toll shortlisted for DSC Literature Prize

Romesh Gunesekeras Noontide Toll shortlisted for DSC Literature Prize

The field for the the richest literary prize in south Asia, an eye-popping (for most writers) $50,000 has been halved from the ten-strong longlist. In the fray now are one of the worlds top three writers of Indian origin, vying with one of the worlds top three Sri Lankan authors, two writers from Pakistan, and an author-translator from India....

(0)Comments | November 30, 2014  03:27 pm

Imaya liyanage wins silver medal at Miss Earth talent competition

Imaya liyanage wins silver medal at Miss Earth talent competition

Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Earth 2014 Imaya liyanage, who at the moment is representing Sri Lanka at the prestigious Miss Earth pageant , won the silver medal at the Miss Talent competition ( group 2). MORE..

(0)Comments | November 24, 2014  03:20 pm

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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

Sony Pictures Hacked And Blackmailed

Sony Pictures Hacked And Blackmailed

Today, employees across the Sony Pictures offices were greeted with a strange picture as they tried to login to their computers. Since this afternoon, computers at the company have been completely unresponsive, showing a glowering CGI skeleton, a series of URL addresses, and a threatening message from a hacker group....

(0)Comments | November 25, 2014  12:33 pm

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 Lankas first internationally standard technology programme. MORE..

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

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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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Kodikara for President

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