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Gotabaya undecided on entering politics; says hes studying Trump

Gotabaya undecided on entering politics; says hes studying Trump

War crime investigations backed by some Western countries and the United Nations will exacerbate the differences between Sri Lankas two main ethnic groups instead of uniting them, former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said. MORE..

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2016 GCE O/L exam: Best results in the island

2016 GCE O/L exam: Best results in the island

The results of the GCE Ordinary Level examination was released on Tuesday morning. Accordingly, Anuki Chamathka of the Vishaka Vidyalaya, Colombo has obtained the island best results. MORE...

video (0)Comments | March 28, 2017  6:54 am

President presents prizes to 2016 A/L and grade 5 scholarship winners

President presents prizes to 2016 A/L and grade 5 scholarship winners

President Maithripala Sirisena presented awards and prizes to the students who passed 2016 GCE A/L examination and grade five scholarship examinations with outstanding results. The function was held at the Presidential Secretariat today (28). MORE...

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Case against Mahinda and 6 others: respondents allowed to file objections

Case against Mahinda and 6 others: respondents allowed to file objections

The Commercial High Court Monday gave time for the respondents to file objections with respect of a case filed against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and six others over the failure to make payments due to SLTB for buses hired during the last Presidential election. MORE...

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Govt. wasted $4.3 billion - Bandula

Govt. wasted $4.3 billion - Bandula

MP Bandula Guawardana stated that the current government had wasted over $4.3 billion to prevent the Lankan rupee from depreciating, during a press conference held earlier today (28). MORE...

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Big Maple Leaf gold coin stolen from Berlins Bode Museum

Big Maple Leaf gold coin stolen from Berlins Bode Museum

The 1.18-inch thick coin, with a diameter of 20.9 inches, has a face value of 1 million Canadian dollars ($750,000). MORE...

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No bail for alleged drug kingpin Mohammed Siddique

No bail for alleged drug kingpin Mohammed Siddique

Alleged drug kingpin Mohammed Siddique, who was arrested in Pakistan and later brought to Sri Lanka, has been further remanded until 11 April by the Colombo Magistrates Court. MORE...

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US, SL marines to focus on disaster relief in training exercise

US, SL marines to focus on disaster relief in training exercise

US and Sri Lankan marines and sailors will participate in a training exercise focused on movement and logistics support needed to successfully conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, the US Navy said in a press release. MORE...

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Disciplinary action to be taken against CBSL officials found guilty

Disciplinary action to be taken against CBSL officials found guilty

The Monetary Board has decided to commence disciplinary proceedings in terms of the internal procedures of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka against any officials of the Bank where there is evidence of wrongdoing. MORE..

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Labour officer nabbed while taking bribe

Labour officer nabbed while taking bribe

A labour officer attached to the Matara District Labour Office has been arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs 30,000 in the Matara town. MORE..

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JSC asks President to withdraw the appointment of a HC Judge

JSC asks President to withdraw the appointment of a HC Judge

The direct appointment of Ramanathan Kannan as a High Court Judge is not a valid recommendation, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has ruled, sources said. MORE...

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Women found burnt to death in Mt. Lavinia

Women found burnt to death in Mt. Lavinia

A 37-year-old woman was found unconscious with severe burn wounds, in a house in Mount. Lavinia, earlier today (28). MORE...

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Joint Opposition to approach President regarding Weerawansa

Joint Opposition to approach President regarding Weerawansa

Members of the Joint Opposition Party have decided to formally inform the president and the Prime Minister that Member of Parliament, Wimal Weerawansa had engaged in a hunger strike. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 28, 2017  10:06 am

Protests against cancellation of Rajinikanths trip to Lanka

Protests against cancellation of Rajinikanths trip to Lanka

Hundreds of people on Monday rallied in Sri Lankas Jaffna to protest against Tamil Nadu politicians under whose pressure Rajinikanth cancelled his visit to the country. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 28, 2017  9:46 am

PMB receives zero stock

PMB receives zero stock

The paddy grown during on of the two cultivation seasons, Maha Kannaya, has not been brought into the market for retail purposes. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 28, 2017  9:38 am

CAA to carry out spontaneous raids

CAA to carry out spontaneous raids

The consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) will be carrying out spontaneous raids all over the island, during the festive season. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 28, 2017  8:53 am

SLFP opposes postponing of elections

SLFP opposes postponing of elections

Discussions were held between Chief Ministers from the Sri Lankan Freedom Party (SLFP) and the President on the current political situation, yesterday (27). MORE...

(0)Comments | March 28, 2017  8:23 am

Sports

Kusal Mendis hits maiden ODI ton

Kusal Mendis hits maiden ODI ton

UPDATE: Sri Lankan batsman Kusal Mendis scored his first ODI century during the second one-day international against Bangladesh played in Dambulla on Tuesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 28, 2017  5:20 pm

Australian Rugby Union tackles concussion problem with blue card

Australian Rugby Union tackles concussion problem with blue card

Yellow and red cards are used to discipline players in rugby and now one international federation is to trial a blue card to safeguard their health. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 28, 2017  2:57 pm

Sri Lanka opt to bat in must-win clash

Sri Lanka opt to bat in must-win clash

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first in the 2nd ODI against Bangladesh, played at Dambulla International Stadium today. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 28, 2017  2:16 pm

Singer Cup: Richmond beats Thurstan in final

Singer Cup: Richmond beats Thurstan in final

Richmond College (140/2 in 25.2ov) beat Thurstan College (141 in 38.2) by 8 wickets (D/L) & wins U-19 Div-1 Inter school limited over Cricket tournament. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 26, 2017  5:11 pm

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 90 runs in first ODI

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 90 runs in first ODI

Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by 90 runs in the first one-day international to take a 1-0 lead in a three-match series in the Sri Lankan city of Dambulla on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 25, 2017  11:20 pm

Entertainment

Beauty and the Beast breaks box office records

Beauty and the Beast breaks box office records

Beauty and the Beast has enchanted film fans on its opening weekend - taking $350m (282m) around the world. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  10:03 am

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died aged 90, police in the US state of Missouri report. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 19, 2017  07:56 am

Buddha to Krishna: Life and Times of George Keyt

Buddha to Krishna: Life and Times of George Keyt

George Keyt (1901 - 1993) is rightly regarded as an icon of modern art, a demi-God in Sri Lanka. Much is known about Keyt the painter, although his personal life, despite his naturally gregarious nature and his love for writing, remains a mystery. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 17, 2017  11:57 am

Disney pulls Beauty and the Beast in Malaysia following censorship

Disney pulls Beauty and the Beast in Malaysia following censorship

Walt Disney has shelved the release of its new film Beauty and the Beast in Malaysia after film censors said it could only be approved if cut to remove a gay moment. MORE..

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Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices

Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices

Samsung hopes to refurbish the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices that it recalled after a battery fault led to some catching fire. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 28, 2017  02:41 pm

US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries

US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries

The US is banning electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from eight mainly Middle Eastern and North African countries. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  03:43 pm

Australia slumps to 51st in internet speed rankings - behind Sri Lanka and KENYA

Australia slumps to 51st in internet speed rankings - behind Sri Lanka and KENYA

Australias internet speed has ranked as the 51st slowest out of 108 countries around the world, lagging behind underdeveloped nations such as Kenya and Sri Lanka. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 16, 2017  10:33 am

Gmail for Android now lets you send people money right in the app

Gmail for Android now lets you send people money right in the app

Its unlikely to put a dent or even a slight ding in the popularity of Venmo, but today Google is making it easier to send cash using its Gmail app for Android. MORE...

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