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India values ECTA agreement with SL - Nirmala

India values ECTA agreement with SL - Nirmala

Sri Lankas decision to scrap a joint venture coal power plant project will not deter Indias future investment plans in the country, the Indian government said today. MORE...

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JVP condemns remarks made by Vigneswaran

JVP condemns remarks made by Vigneswaran

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has severely condemned the remarks made by Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran at a rally held in Jaffna last week, in a bid to spread racism. MORE...

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Labour officers end strike action

Labour officers end strike action

The Public Service Labour Officers Union has decided to temporarily suspend the strike action launched by labour officers. MORE..

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Nalin creates formula to describe politicians who spread racism

Nalin creates formula to describe politicians who spread racism

A mathematical formula can be created to describe three politicians who intend to spread racism, UNP Kurunegala District MP Nalin Bandara says. MORE...

video (0)Comments | September 27, 2016  4:44 pm

Gemunu slams govts tax mania

Gemunu slams govts tax mania

President of the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association (LPBOA) Gemunu Wijeratne says that a complaint was submitted to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) today against the Ministry of Finance and several other parties over undue taxing. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 27, 2016  4:36 pm

This year is going to be historic for tourism - Amaratunga

This year is going to be historic for tourism - Amaratunga

Sri Lanka must resort to eco-tourism practices wherever possible and the protection of the environment should be at the top of the tourism agenda, says Minister of Tourism Development, Lands and Christian Affairs John Amaratunga. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 27, 2016  3:48 pm

Sri Lankan Navy cut fishing nets of Tamil Nadu fishermen?

Sri Lankan Navy cut fishing nets of Tamil Nadu fishermen?

More than 2,000 fishermen from Rameswaram were forced to return Tuesday without catch after Sri Lankan Naval personnel allegedly snapped the fishing nets of 30 mechanised boats near Katchatheevu, the PTI reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 27, 2016  3:12 pm

US vows development and humanitarian assistance

US vows development and humanitarian assistance

The U.S. Government will continue to provide development and humanitarian assistance to improve lives and futures in Sri Lanka, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Atul Keshap has said. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 27, 2016  1:49 pm

Justice Priyasad Dep sworn in as Acting CJ

Justice Priyasad Dep sworn in as Acting CJ

Supreme Court Judge, Justice Priyasad Dep, was sworn in as the Acting Chief Justice before President Maithripala Sirisena today (27) at the Presidential Secretariat. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 27, 2016  1:48 pm

Proposed garbage dump in Ekala, Ministry to obtain licence

Proposed garbage dump in Ekala, Ministry to obtain licence

A licence will be obtained in order to dispose garbage in a land in Ekala instead of Meetotamulla, Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils says. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 27, 2016  12:47 pm

Unite and live together as Sri Lankans - Kiriella

Unite and live together as Sri Lankans - Kiriella

Sri Lanka has raised fears of attempts to instigate ethnic clashes once again in the country. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 27, 2016  12:02 pm

Sri Lankan arrested for brewing alcohol at apartment

Sri Lankan arrested for brewing alcohol at apartment

A Sri Lankan has been arrested for brewing alcohol at his apartment in Salmiya, Kuwait. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 27, 2016  11:45 am

Mahindananda released on bail

Mahindananda released on bail

MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who was arrested and remanded on money laundering charges, has been released on bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrates Court a short while ago, the Ada Derana reporter confirmed. MORE..

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Body of Lasantha Wickrematunge exhumed

Body of Lasantha Wickrematunge exhumed

The body of a Sri Lankan journalist gunned down in the final months of the countrys brutal civil war in 2009 is being exhumed on Tuesday as part of a fresh investigation into his death. MORE...

video (0)Comments | September 27, 2016  9:26 am

Two cops dead after motorcycle-lorry crash in Katana

Two cops dead after motorcycle-lorry crash in Katana

Two policemen were killed after a motorcycle collided with a lorry near the Police Academy in Katana. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 27, 2016  8:23 am

Treasury approval mandatory for PC members attending overseas workshops

Treasury approval mandatory for PC members attending overseas workshops

President Maithripala Sirisena has directed that Treasury approval is mandatory to Provincial Councillors attending overseas workshops, the Presidents Media Division said. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 27, 2016  8:11 am

Sports

Golf star Arnold Palmer dies

Golf star Arnold Palmer dies

American Arnold Palmer, known as The King of professional golf, died on Sunday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was 87-years-old. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 27, 2016  9:32 am

IIT basketball team wins Gold Medal at UITM International Sports Fiesta in Malaysia

IIT basketball team wins Gold Medal at UITM International Sports Fiesta in Malaysia

The Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) emerged winners at the Eleventh UITM International Sports Fiesta 2016 tournament held in Selangor, Malaysia recently. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2016  2:52 pm

Dinesh Chandimal undergoes surgery

Dinesh Chandimal undergoes surgery

Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lankas wicket keeper - batsman, has undergone a surgery after injuring his hand in a domestic game last week. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2016  2:29 pm

Bangladeshi cricketer Shakib escapes helicopter crash

Bangladeshi cricketer Shakib escapes helicopter crash

One person was killed while four others sustained injuries after a helicopter crashed in Bangladeshs Coxs Bazar, one of the worlds largest natural sandy sea beaches on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 17, 2016  2:53 pm

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique says they will learn from Alaves defeat

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique says they will learn from Alaves defeat

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said they will have last weeks surprise home defeat to Alaves at the forefront of their minds when they visit La Liga newcomers Leganes on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 17, 2016  10:58 am

Entertainment

 Another high-profile Hollywood couple splits

Another high-profile Hollywood couple splits

Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts are separating after 11 years together. The celebrity couple says in a joint statement theyve come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 27, 2016  09:19 am

Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie Pitt has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, bringing an end to what began as the worlds most tabloid headline-generating romance before morphing into a glamorous engine of family and philanthropy.MORE..

(0)Comments | September 22, 2016  12:15 pm

Fawad Khan, Salman Khan join hands for Nitin Kakkars next

Fawad Khan, Salman Khan join hands for Nitin Kakkars next

B-town has long been abuzz with rumors that Fawad Khan will be seen in a movie that will be made under Salman Khans production house called SKF (Salman Khan Film). MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2016  02:37 pm

Memorial tributes at Emmys Awards

Memorial tributes at Emmys Awards

​Garry Shandling, Gene Wilder and Anton Yelchin were among several late celebrities that received a touching tribute at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday. MORE..

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Nintendo 64 Emulator Available on Xbox One Games Store

Nintendo 64 Emulator Available on Xbox One Games Store

Following a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator that was to be available for the Xbox One, only to be pulled at the last minute, it seems that a Nintendo 64 emulator can be purchased on the Xbox One storefront. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 27, 2016  08:51 am

Priest delivery is the Japans newest technology innovation

Priest delivery is the Japans newest technology innovation

Cue the internet. In modern Japan, a Buddhist priest can now be found just a few mouse clicks away, on Amazon.com. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 22, 2016  02:10 pm

WhatsApp wants you to stop muting group chats

WhatsApp wants you to stop muting group chats

An update to the messaging tool WhatsApp now allows users to tag people in group chats so they receive a notification. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2016  04:26 pm

iPhone 7 home button is useless with gloves or in sports armbands

iPhone 7 home button is useless with gloves or in sports armbands

The iPhone 7s new solid-state home button does not work without skin contact, rendering the phone inaccessible when placed inside a sports armband, a waterproof case or when the user is wearing touch screen gloves. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2016  04:51 pm

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