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Extreme weather conditions hit up-county, landslide warning for five districts

Extreme weather conditions hit up-county, landslide warning for five districts

As the prevailing bad weather condition is expected to continue with in next 24-hours, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) has issued landslide warning for Galle, Matara, Kegalle, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya districts. MORE...

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Navy seize gold slabs hidden inside fishing boat

Navy seize gold slabs hidden inside fishing boat

Two persons with 45 kilograms of gold slabs arrested by the SL Navy on the seas 25 nautical miles west off Mathagal, a source from the Navy said. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 1, 2014  9:23 pm

6 Oct. declared public holiday for Hajj

6 Oct. declared public holiday for Hajj

The Ministry of Public Administration says that 6 October has been declared a public and special bank holiday in lieu of Hajj festival filling on 5 October. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 1, 2014  3:07 pm

Pakistani battleships in SL today on a goodwill visit

Pakistani battleships in SL today on a goodwill visit

Pakistan Naval Ships PNS NASR and SAIF will be arriving today at Colombo Port for a four-day goodwill visit. Commodore Zahid Ilyas, is the Mission Commander of the visiting Pakistan Naval Ships. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 1, 2014  2:21 pm

President orders release of Indian fishermen?

President orders release of Indian fishermen?

President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday ordered the release of 76 Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody.The order, which officials at the Indian High Commission in Colombo confirmed.. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 1, 2014  1:00 pm

Sri Lanka best place in South Asia to grow old

Sri Lanka best place in South Asia to grow old

Sri Lanka is the best place to grow old among South Asian countries, according to an index of the quality of later life in 96 countries. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 1, 2014  12:38 pm

Helicopter crashes in India, three officers killed

Helicopter crashes in India, three officers killed

An army helicopter crashed moments after taking off from an airbase in India this morning, killing the two pilots and an engineer. “The incident occurred this morning. Three officers were killed,” an army official said. more...

(0)Comments | October 1, 2014  12:00 pm

Woman killed by lightning in Kekirawa

Woman killed by lightning in Kekirawa

A woman, mother of three children, was killed after being struck by lightning, in Indigaswewa area in Kekirawa, the police said. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 1, 2014  11:13 am

President to visit Vatican, invite to Pope Francis

President to visit Vatican, invite to Pope Francis

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to leave for the Vatican during the first week of October for an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis One. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 1, 2014  10:22 am

Two Lankan fishing boats detained off Indian coast

Two Lankan fishing boats detained off Indian coast

Offshore Patrol Vessel of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), Vaibhav, detained two Sri Lankan fishing boats off the coast of Kanyakumari yesterday for reportedly entering the Indian waters without proper permission. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 1, 2014  8:23 am

Jayalalitha: Tamil film industry fasts for jailed politician

Jayalalitha: Tamil film industry fasts for jailed politician

The film industry in India’s Tamil Nadu state is on a day-long fast to protest against the jailing of former chief minister Jayaram Jayalalitha. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 30, 2014  9:18 pm

2015 Budget may come early - Keheliya

2015 Budget may come early - Keheliya

The 2015 Budget may be presented to Parliament earlier than usual this year, said Minister of Mass Communication and Media Keheliya Rambukwella during a media briefing a short while ago. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 30, 2014  5:51 pm

Chris Nonis still with us, says Keheliya

Chris Nonis still with us, says Keheliya

Minister Keheliya Rambukwella in respond to a query by journalists at the Cabinet press briefing today corroborated that Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr. Chris Nonis, has not tendered his resignation to the Ministry of External Affairs. MORE...

video (0)Comments | September 30, 2014  5:29 pm

Hatton-Nuwara Eliya Road blocked near Nanuoya

Hatton-Nuwara Eliya Road blocked near Nanuoya

The Hatton-Nuwara Eliya Road has been blocked near Nanuoya Bangalahatha due to an earth slip, the Nuwara Eliya Government Agent told Ada Derana. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

video (0)Comments | September 30, 2014  4:55 pm

23 injured following wasp attack

23 injured following wasp attack

At least 23 tea pluckers were injured and hospitalized after being stung by a swarm of wasps in Maskeliya, this morning. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 30, 2014  4:50 pm

PICTURES: One killed, one injured in Nawalapitiya

PICTURES: One killed, one injured in Nawalapitiya

A 57-year-old person was killed and another injured after an earth mound collapsed on them in Handungalawatta area in Nawalapitiya this morning, the police said. MORE...

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Sri Lanka women win Bronze Medal in cricket at Asian Games

Sri Lanka women win Bronze Medal in cricket at Asian Games

Sri Lanka women’s cricket team won the Bronze Medal at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, beating China by 5 wickets on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 26, 2014  9:49 am

SL picks Marvan Atapattu as head coach

SL picks Marvan Atapattu as head coach

Sri Lanka Cricket has appointed former Test captain Marvan Atapattu as head coach, making him the island nation’s seventh coach in the last four years. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 25, 2014  1:12 pm

Malinga to undergo ankle surgery

Malinga to undergo ankle surgery

Sri Lanka received a massive jolt on Friday when Lasith Malinga was ruled out of action for 16 weeks due to a surgery on his troublesome left ankle. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  11:33 am

Asian Games gets a Gangam style start in Incheon

Asian Games gets a Gangam style start in Incheon

The 17th Asian Games opened in a multi-coloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted K-Pop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world’s most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  10:42 am

Ajmal must be mentally strong to return - Murali

Ajmal must be mentally strong to return - Murali

Former Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is the highest Test wicket-taker in history, with 800 scalps, but had to overcome ‘chucking allegations and testing several times, and has urged Saeed Ajmal to stay strong. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  3:03 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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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

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

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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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(0)Comments | August 11, 2014  2:18 pm
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