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Japanese PM to visit Sri Lanka next week

Japanese PM to visit Sri Lanka next week

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka on September 7 and 8, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, 24 years after the last visit by a Japanese Premier. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 1, 2014  5:01 pm

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Sri Lanka hopes for better relations with new UN human rights chief

Sri Lanka hopes for better relations with new UN human rights chief

Sri Lanka on Monday today said it hoped the new UNHRC chief will carry out his duties in a “more balanced” manner after the country had an uneasy relationship with his predecessor Navi Pillay. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 1, 2014  11:39 pm

Power cuts in Maharagama & Udahamulla

Power cuts in Maharagama & Udahamulla

The Lanka Electricity Company (LECO) says that the electricity supply to some areas of Maharagama will be interrupted on Tuesday (Sept 2) and in Udahamulla on Wednesday (Sept 3) between 8am and 5pm due to a request from the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).

(0)Comments | September 1, 2014  7:16 pm

Veteran trade unionist Bala Tampoe passes away

Veteran trade unionist Bala Tampoe passes away

Veteran Trade Union leader and lawyer Bala Tampoe has passed away at the age of 92. He was the General Secretary of the Ceylon Mercantile, Industrial and General Workers Union (CMU) in Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 1, 2014  4:28 pm

Veteran artist Bandula Vithanage passes away

Veteran artist Bandula Vithanage passes away

Veteran playwright, teledrama director, script writer and actor Bandula Vithanage has passed away at the age of 74. Family members of the Sri Lankan cinema icon said he was receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital when he passes away this afternoon. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 1, 2014  3:58 pm

PS chairman threatened by supporters of SB’s son

PS chairman threatened by supporters of SB’s son

The Chairman of the Hanguranketha Pradeshiya Sabha, Ranasinghe Dissanayake, claims that four supporters of Narada Dissanayake, son of Minister S.B. Dissanayake, threatened to kill him within 5 days. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 1, 2014  2:44 pm

Pakistani asylum seeker to be deported after court ruling

Pakistani asylum seeker to be deported after court ruling

Delivering a judgment that will see the deportation of hundreds of Pakistani and Afghan asylum seekers in Sri Lanka, the Court of Appeals today withdrew an interim order suspending all deportations. MORE..

| September 1, 2014  1:53 pm

‘Z-category’ security for Subramanian Swamy

‘Z-category’ security for Subramanian Swamy

The Indian government has accorded BJP leader Subramanian Swamy Z-category security under the central protectee list. Till now, Swamy enjoyed Z-category security in Tamil Nadu only, but now his security cover has been extended all over India. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 1, 2014  12:41 pm

Six-yr-old girl died from mother’s beating, says brother

Six-yr-old girl died from mother’s beating, says brother

A six-year-old girl has reportedly died after being brutally assaulted by her mother in the Wellampitiya area. The girl’s seven-year-old brother has given a statement claiming that their mother had choked and kicked his sister. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 1, 2014  11:12 am

Modi pledged 100% support - TNA

Modi pledged 100% support - TNA

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had told a delegation of the Sri Lankan Tamil National Alliance (TNA), when the latter met him in New Delhi on August 23, that India would be 100 per cent with the Tamils of Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 1, 2014  10:50 am

Chinese man arrested with Wallapatta at BIA

Chinese man arrested with Wallapatta at BIA

A Chinese national has been arrested by Customs at Katunayake Airport this morning for attempting to leave the country with 13 kilograms of Wallapatta chips worth over Rs 10 million. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 1, 2014  10:10 am

Rajapaksa-Modi meeting on UNGA session sidelines likely

Rajapaksa-Modi meeting on UNGA session sidelines likely

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa are likely to meet on the sidelines of the 69th UN General Assembly session in New York in the third week of September. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 1, 2014  8:06 am

Wariyapola assaulting incident, Selva remanded

Wariyapola assaulting incident, Selva remanded

In a new turn of events in the controversial assaulting incident in Wariyapola, the individual, who was subjected to assault by a 21-year-old girl, was remanded by the Wariyapola Acting Magistrate, today (31).

(0)Comments | August 31, 2014  11:21 pm

Election offices attacked by gunmen in unmarked vehicles – CaFFE

Election offices attacked by gunmen in unmarked vehicles – CaFFE

Expressing disappointment over continuous attacks targeting opposition parties ahead of the Uva Provincial Council polls, the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) says that 9 election offices of opposition political parties have been attacked in Wellawaya and Moneragala between August 29 and 30. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 31, 2014  9:48 pm

Undeclared gold, phones detected at Mattala Airport

Undeclared gold, phones detected at Mattala Airport

A Sri Lankan man has been arrested by Customs officers at the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) for attempting to smuggle gold worth over Rs 1.1 million into the country by concealing them in mobile phone batteries. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 31, 2014  9:09 pm

Sam Wijesinghe passes away

Sam Wijesinghe passes away

Former Secretary General of the Sri Lanka Parliament and Ombudsman, Sam Wijesinghe, has passed away at the age of 93. Family members said that he passed away this evening at his residence. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 31, 2014  7:58 pm
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Sports

Zimbabwe end 31-year wait, stun Australia by 3 wickets

Zimbabwe end 31-year wait, stun Australia by 3 wickets

Elton Chigumbura hit an unbeaten half-century as Zimbabwe pulled off a shock three wicket win over Australia in a one-day triangular series match on Sunday. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 31, 2014  9:14 pm

Sri Lanka wins series against Pakistan

Sri Lanka wins series against Pakistan

Sri Lanka won the third and final ODI played at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, a short while ago. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  4:18 pm

Pakistan all out for 102 in decider against Sri Lanka

Pakistan all out for 102 in decider against Sri Lanka

Thisara Perera claimed four for 34 as Sri Lanka bowled Pakistan out for 102 in the third and decisive one-day international in Dambulla on Saturday. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  2:54 pm

Squad named for 3rd ODI

Squad named for 3rd ODI

Sri Lanka has named the a 15-man squad for the 3rd ODI against Pakistan in Dambulla. MORe...

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  5:09 pm

Perera helps Sri Lanka draw level

Perera helps Sri Lanka draw level

Thisara Perera’s fine allround show, a 36-ball 65 and 3 for 19, helped Sri Lanka trounce Pakistan by 77 runs in the second One-Day International in Hambantota on Tuesday (August 26) to level the three-match series 1-1. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 27, 2014  5:07 pm

Entertainment

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

Shaan to perform in Colombo

Shaan to perform in Colombo

Bollywood playback singer Shaan is set to perform in Colombo, the Indian High Commission has announced. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 10, 2014  04:34 pm

Beatles documentary to be directed by Ron Howard

Beatles documentary to be directed by Ron Howard

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is to direct a documentary about the early years of the Beatles. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2014  04:06 pm

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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

YouTube to buy Twitch for $1 billion - report

YouTube to buy Twitch for $1 billion - report

Google has reached a deal to buy game livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, according to a report by Variety. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 19, 2014  09:57 am

Apple wins close to $120M in patent lawsuit against Samsung

Apple wins close to $120M in patent lawsuit against Samsung

Samsung was ordered Friday to pay Apple $119.6 million after a California jury determined the South Korea-based company guilty of infringing Apple’s patents, Reuters reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 5, 2014  03:52 pm

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Hambantota difficult to clear

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who hosted the chief editors and media heads for his monthly breakfast meeting on Thursday (24), was asked about the attack on a group of UNP Parliamentarians which took place in Hambantota recently ...

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(0)Comments | April 27, 2014  3:28 pm

President ‘No-Balls’ Sanath

Sri Lanka’s most senior cricketers Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara had strongly criticised the country’s cricket administration, upon returning to the country after winning the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh ...

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(0)Comments | April 27, 2014  4:34 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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