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India to step-up military ties with Sri Lanka and Maldives

India to step-up military ties with Sri Lanka and Maldives

India will further step-up defence cooperation with Sri Lanka and Maldives, including assistance in “capacity-building” of their armed forces through both training and supply of equipment, in tune with the overall policy to steadily boost military ties with countries in Indian Ocean to counter China’s strategic inroads in the region. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 20, 2014  11:55 pm

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Swamy pleads for ‘Bharat Ratna’ to Rajapaksa

Swamy pleads for ‘Bharat Ratna’ to Rajapaksa

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his government confer Bharat Ratna on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa under whose leadership the LTTE was eliminated. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 20, 2014  11:48 pm

JHU issues ultimatum to Govt

JHU issues ultimatum to Govt

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), a constituent party of the ruling UPFA government, on Sunday adopted a resolution comprising of 7 main proposals for reforms at the party’s 11th convention, including a call for the banning of alcohol, gambling and prostitution in the country. MORE..

video (0)Comments | October 20, 2014  4:37 pm

Five surrender over attack on S’gamuwa students

Five surrender over attack on S’gamuwa students

Five suspects including a member of the Imbulpe Pradeshiya Sabha today surrendered to Balangoda Police over the recent assault on a group of Sabaragamuwa University students, who were engaged in a Satyagraha, police said. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 20, 2014  3:43 pm

Presidential poll in January; can’t reveal date – Keheliya

Presidential poll in January; can’t reveal date – Keheliya

The Presidential Election will be held within the month of January next year, confirmed Cabinet Spokesman and Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella. MORE..

video (0)Comments | October 20, 2014  3:19 pm

UK fish importers slam EU ban on Sri Lanka

UK fish importers slam EU ban on Sri Lanka

UK processors Icelandic Seachill, Direct Seafoods and New England Seafood expressed disappointment over the EU’s red card decision on Sri Lanka – especially as some of those importers are engaged in fisheries improvement here. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 20, 2014  2:44 pm

Mahinda Balasuriya appointed as new Law and Order Secretary

Mahinda Balasuriya appointed as new Law and Order Secretary

Former IGP Dr Mahinda Balasuriya who has been appointed as Secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order is to officially assume duties on Tuesday (Oct. 21), the police spokesman said. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 20, 2014  12:06 pm

Tense situation outside Fisheries Ministry

Tense situation outside Fisheries Ministry

A tense situation has been reported in front of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development at Maligawatta, Colombo as stones are pelted during a protest staged by over 500 fishermen. MORE..

video (0)Comments | October 20, 2014  11:39 am

Delhi Police uncover how heroin is smuggled to Sri Lanka

Delhi Police uncover how heroin is smuggled to Sri Lanka

With the arrest of three men in Chennai including two Sri Lankan nationals and recovery of heroin worth Rs 50 crore, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police has claimed to have busted an international drug cartel. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 20, 2014  10:48 am

Thundershowers expected during afternoon and night

Thundershowers expected during afternoon and night

The Department of Meteorology today said that showers or thundershowers will occur over most parts of the island particularly during the afternoon and night. Heavy falls (more than 100mm) are also likely at some places. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 20, 2014  9:55 am

What’s there to ‘learn from Sri Lanka’, asks Vaiko

What’s there to ‘learn from Sri Lanka’, asks Vaiko

MDMK chief Vaiko on Sunday termed the recent comment that ‘India has to learn a lot from the Sri Lankan Army’ by the Indian Defence Secretary “humiliating”. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 20, 2014  8:57 am

Sri Lanka a ‘star performer’ in SAARC

Sri Lanka a ‘star performer’ in SAARC

Bangladesh has progressed much going by different social and health indicators among the SAARC member states, but Sri Lanka despite its long civil strife remains the star performer in more ways than one. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 20, 2014  7:57 am

BJP accused of using fishermen issue for election ‘gimmick’

BJP accused of using fishermen issue for election ‘gimmick’

As Tamil Nadu fishermen continue to be arrested and their boats seized by Sri Lanka, BJP is being accused by them of reneging on its promise to protect their interests after assuming power at the Centre. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 19, 2014  5:26 pm

23 injured after bus topples in Godamawita

23 injured after bus topples in Godamawita

At least 23 persons were wounded and hospitalised after a passenger bus veered off the road toppled into a canal in the Godamawita area on the Dammulla-Ahaliyagoda road. MORE..

video (0)Comments | October 19, 2014  4:36 pm

Missing Persons Commission to hold public sittings in Mullaitivu

Missing Persons Commission to hold public sittings in Mullaitivu

The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons will hold the Next Public Sittings in Mullaitivu District from 2nd to 5th November 2014. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 19, 2014  3:48 pm

Man held with foreign currency worth Rs 4m at airport

Man held with foreign currency worth Rs 4m at airport

A suspect has been arrested at the Katunayake International Airport this morning for attempting to smuggle foreign currency notes amounting to around Rs 4 million, out of the country. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 19, 2014  2:48 pm
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Sports

India’s 1983 win inspired me, says Arjuna Ranatunga

India’s 1983 win inspired me, says Arjuna Ranatunga

Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga said that India’s 1983 Prudential Cup triumph inspired him to take his country to the peak of 50-over cricket. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 19, 2014  3:56 pm

Sangakkara unhappy with abrupt series against India

Sangakkara unhappy with abrupt series against India

With the breaking of the news of Sri Lanka Cricket and the BCCI agreeing to a five-match ODI series, the Lankan players appeared to be concerned about their skills training required for the series. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 18, 2014  4:52 pm

Sri Lanka replace WI to play five ODIs against India

Sri Lanka replace WI to play five ODIs against India

Sri Lanka has agreed to play a five-match ODI series with India between November 1st and 15th, replacing West Indies who have called off their tour of India over a pay dispute with the West Indies board, SLC said. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 17, 2014  6:19 pm

SL identifies school cricketers with suspect bowling actions

SL identifies school cricketers with suspect bowling actions

Sri Lanka has identified 85 school cricketers bowling with suspected illegal actions in its campaign to clean up the sport at the grassroots in the country.

(0)Comments | October 17, 2014  11:51 am

Senanayake hopeful of International comeback

Senanayake hopeful of International comeback

Having worked hard on his bowling action for long, banned Sri Lankan off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake is hopeful of early return to International cricket. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 12, 2014  4:33 pm

Entertainment

Brisbane man gets pranked by Australian-Sri Lankan comedian

Brisbane man gets pranked by Australian-Sri Lankan comedian

A man from Brisbane’s southside unwittingly became the butt of the joke after posting an online advertisement with very specific requirements of a potential house mate. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  03:10 pm

Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut wins Best Film Award

 Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut wins Best Film Award

Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut film Thanha Rathi Ranga (Between Yesterday and Tomorrow) has won the Best Film Award at the I Will Tell International Film Festival 2014 in London, UK. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 7, 2014  01:04 pm

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

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LG G3 Review on Derana Tech Guru - Episode 11

Watch the latest episode of Derana Tech Guru (Tech in Sinhala), Sri Lanka’s first internationally standard technology programme. MORE..

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

Derana Tech Guru Episode 08 – iPhone 6 Review

Derana Tech Guru Episode 08 – iPhone 6 Review

Watch the latest episode of Derana Tech Guru (Tech in Sinhala), Sri Lanka’s first internationally standard technology programme. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 26, 2014  02:30 pm

Derana Tech Guru Episode 05 – Tech in Sinhala

Derana Tech Guru Episode 05 – Tech in Sinhala

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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..

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A good lesson for others cops

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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