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Govt says shortlisted bidders for SriLankan Airlines lack experience

Govt says shortlisted bidders for SriLankan Airlines lack experience

Peace Air Pvt Ltd, owned and managed by Sri Lankan business magnate Gamini Wettasinghe, says that it has offered a bid of US$ 5.5 billion to buy 70% stake in the national carrier SriLankan Airlines and 90% share of budget carrier Mihin Lanka. MORE..

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Donald Trump sworn in as 45th President of the United States

Donald Trump sworn in as 45th President of the United States

Donald Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States after a long and divisive campaign. MORE..

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SLFP Chief Ministers set to hold talks with MR

SLFP Chief Ministers set to hold talks with MR

Sri Lankas provincial Chief Ministers representing the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) are slated to meet former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for a special discussions. MORE..

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President urges private institutions to switch off lights used for advertising & decoration

President urges private institutions to switch off lights used for advertising & decoration

President Maithripala Sirisena today requested all the private institutions to join frugal way of use of power by switching off lights that are used for the advertising and decoration purposes of their respective institutions. MORE..

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Uni students arrested over protest march remanded

Uni students arrested over protest march remanded

A group of 7 university students including four Buddhist monks, arrested in connection with yesterdays protest at the Kollupitiya junction, have been remanded till January 26 by the Colombo Fort Magistrates Court. MORE..

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma keen on investing in Sri Lanka: Govt

Alibaba founder Jack Ma keen on investing in Sri Lanka: Govt

World famous Chinese e-Commerce company Alibaba has showed keen interest to investing in Sri Lanka and to build an e-commerce platform to further promote its online business ventures, the Ministry of Finance said. MORE..

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Sri Lanka hits tourism record in 2016

Sri Lanka hits tourism record in 2016

Sri Lanka earned a record USD3.5 billion from tourism in 2016, seven years after the end of a devastating civil war, a government minister said. MORE..

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Sobitha Theros Rs 20M worth vehicle missing?

Sobitha Theros Rs 20M worth vehicle missing?

Police are investigating the alleged disappearance of a luxury car worth around Rs 20 million, which had been used by the late Most Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero. MORE..

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Sri Lankan family found stranded on sand dune off Dhanushkodi

Sri Lankan family found stranded on sand dune off Dhanushkodi

A family of five Sri Lankan Tamils were found stranded by Indian fishermen off Arichal Munai in Dhanushkodi, police said today. MORE..

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Showers expected in parts of the island from today

Showers expected in parts of the island from today

The Department of Meteorology says that showery weather, particularly in Northern and Eastern parts of the island, is expected from today. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  11:25 am

Sarath Kumara Gunaratne released on bail

Sarath Kumara Gunaratne released on bail

Former Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara Gunarathna has been granted bail, the Ada Derana reporter confirmed. MORE...

| January 20, 2017  10:39 am

Six members of same family injured in knife attack

Six members of same family injured in knife attack

Six persons have been hospitalized after being attacked with sharp objects in the Mamadala area in Ambalantota. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  9:05 am

Gayantha urges promotion of public-interest driven media

Gayantha urges promotion of public-interest driven media

Sri Lankas Minister of Mass Media and Parliamentary Reforms, Gayantha Karunathilaka has stressed that politically and commercially driven media have to be replaced by good ethical and public-interest driven media. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  8:52 am

New Zealand and Sri Lanka to consider free trade agreement

New Zealand and Sri Lanka to consider free trade agreement

New Zealand and Sri Lanka will open diplomatic posts in each others nations and are considering a free trade agreement, the Pacific countrys trade minister said on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  8:27 am

Sri Lanka eyes Europe for more tourists

Sri Lanka eyes Europe for more tourists

Sri Lankan government seeks to attract more European tourists and have appointed a senior official as a tourism consultant to focus especially on the European continent, officials said on Thursday. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  7:46 am

Talking with India to develop Trincomalee as main harbor in Bay of Bengal: PM

Talking with India to develop Trincomalee as main harbor in Bay of Bengal: PM

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that India is welcome to come and invest in the facilities around the Hambantota port, for which the government is setting aside 15,000 acres of land to be made available for investors. MORE..

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Sports

Angelo Mathews to lead Sri Lanka till 2019 WC

Angelo Mathews to lead Sri Lanka till 2019 WC

Angelo Mathews, who is facing a lot of criticism following Sri Lankas recent 0-3 Test series defeat in South Africa, would remain skipper until the 2019 Cricket World Cup. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  8:41 am

Louis van Gaal announces retirement from football

Louis van Gaal announces retirement from football

Former Manchester United and Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal says he has retired from coaching after a 26-year career. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2017  2:37 pm

Sri Lankan fighter triumphant at International Kickboxing Tournament

Sri Lankan fighter triumphant at  International Kickboxing Tournament

Sri Lanka made history in the international Muay Thai arena when Kumudu Prasanna won his match by knockout at the recent MX Muay Xtreme competition held in Bangkok, Thailand.

(0)Comments | January 16, 2017  4:33 pm

South Africa beat Sri Lanka to complete series whitewash

South Africa beat Sri Lanka to complete series whitewash

The Proteas seam attack obliterated the Sri Lankan batting order on Saturday as South Africa wrapped up the third Test in Johannesburg to win the series 3-0. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 14, 2017  7:51 pm

Proteas rip through Sri Lanka, enforce follow-on

Proteas rip through Sri Lanka, enforce follow-on

The Proteas have demolished the Sri Lankan batting order on the third morning of the third Test at the Wanderers, dismissing the visitors for 131. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 14, 2017  3:15 pm

Entertainment

A Dogs Purpose premiere cancelled after leaked video of stunt dog in distress

A Dogs Purpose premiere cancelled after leaked video of stunt dog in distress

The world premiere of A Dogs Purpose, Universals new canine adventure, has been cancelled following the emergence of a video that appears to show a stunt dog in distress on the films set. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  06:20 pm

James Cameron producing documentary series on history of science fiction

James Cameron producing documentary series on history of science fiction

The man behind some of the finest sci-fi films of all time is going to delve into the history of the genre itself. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2017  04:31 pm

Parakrama Niriella to open Bahuroopi theatre festival

Parakrama Niriella to open Bahuroopi theatre festival

Veteran Sri Lankan dramatist and theater director, Parakrama Niriella, will inaugurate Bahuroopi international theatre festival which will start on January 13 in Mysore, India. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 10, 2017  03:27 pm

Veteran Indian actor Om Puri dies aged 66

Veteran Indian actor Om Puri dies aged 66

Veteran Indian actor Om Puri, star of British hit East is East, has died aged 66, a family member told the BBC. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 6, 2017  11:44 am

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Red Hat brings the Power of open source to Sri Lanka

Red Hat brings the Power of open source to Sri Lanka

Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, hosted a half-day technology event in Colombo at Hotel Cinnamon Lakeside on Wednesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  04:13 pm

Zuckerberg due in court over VR heist

Zuckerberg due in court over VR heist

Mark Zuckerberg is expected to appear in a Dallas court on Tuesday to defend his company over claims it stole virtual reality technology. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2017  04:20 pm

Googles Toontastic storytelling app for kids goes 3D

Googles Toontastic storytelling app for kids goes 3D

Todays digital devices and tools offer amazing opportunities for kids to imagine, invent and explore with technologyand perhaps most important of all, have fun! MORE..

(0)Comments | January 13, 2017  04:38 pm

Pokmon Go was the most downloaded iPhone app worldwide in 2016

Pokmon Go was the most downloaded iPhone app worldwide in 2016

Pokmon Go and Super Mario Go, Nintendos first experiments with bringing its characters to Apple devices, both ended up in the top 10 iOS apps downloaded worldwide in 2016, Apple announced on Thursday. MORE..

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