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Vehicle importers requested the price increase - Ravi

Vehicle importers requested the price increase - Ravi

The decision to increase the prices of cars was made after also considering a request by the vehicle importers, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake asserted. MORE...

video (0)Comments | May 31, 2016  4:52 pm

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Sri Lanka backs talks to resolve South China Sea disputes

Sri Lanka backs talks to resolve South China Sea disputes

The South China Sea disputes should be resolved through bilateral talks between China and the countries concerned rather than being subject to external forces, a leader of Sri Lankas ruling party said today. MORE...

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Dematagoda shooting: five more arrested

Dematagoda shooting: five more arrested

Five more alleged underworld figures have been arrested along with firearms and live ammunitions in their possession in connection with the shooting incident occurred on a prison bus in Dematagoda, the police said. MORE....

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Identification of lands for resettlement to end by next Friday

Identification of lands for resettlement to end by next Friday

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant officials to finalize the process of identification of lands for the resettlement of internally displaced persons in the North by next Friday (03). MORE...

(0)Comments | May 31, 2016  9:01 pm

Anusha Palpita removed from Home Ministry post

Anusha Palpita removed from Home Ministry post

The Public Services Commission (PSC) has decided to remove Anusha Palpita from the post of additional secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs, effective immediately. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 31, 2016  6:56 pm

Ranjan Ramanayake arrives at FCID

Ranjan Ramanayake arrives at FCID

Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare Ranjan Ramanayake arrived at the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) this afternoon (31), the police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 31, 2016  4:36 pm

Public cautioned over rising water levels

Public cautioned over rising water levels

The Disaster Management Center (DMC) says that the water levels of several rivers have increased due to the inclement weather conditions prevailing in parts of the country. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 31, 2016  3:37 pm

I wasnt drunk - Vijitha Herath

I wasnt drunk - Vijitha Herath

JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath has denied allegation that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time he met with an accident in Rajagiriya Monday evening. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 31, 2016  3:20 pm

7 Indian fishermen arrested by navy

7 Indian fishermen arrested by navy

Seven fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested on Tuesday by Naval personnel for allegedly fishing in territorial waters here. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 31, 2016  2:24 pm

Anusha Palpita to be interdicted today?

Anusha Palpita to be interdicted today?

The former Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), Anusha Palpita, will reportedly be interdicted today from his current position as additional secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 31, 2016  1:42 pm

Railway gatekeepers on strike today

Railway gatekeepers on strike today

The keepers of unprotected railway crossings across the country are engaged in a strike since this morning (31), an official said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | May 31, 2016  12:50 pm

Vijitha Herath arrested following accident in Rajagiriya

Vijitha Herath arrested following accident in Rajagiriya

JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath was arrested following a road accident, the police said on Tuesday (31). MORE...

(0)Comments | May 31, 2016  12:07 pm

29 fishermen arrested for engaged in illegal fishing

29 fishermen arrested for engaged in illegal fishing

On information received, naval personnel have arrested 29 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing activities in the seas off Kalmunai. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 31, 2016  11:46 am

Eranga reported for suspect bowling action

Eranga reported for suspect bowling action

Sri Lanka fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the second Test against England, which the host won at Chester-le-Street on Monday. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 31, 2016  11:08 am

Top NCPC officials ordered to appear before Court

Top NCPC officials ordered to appear before Court

An order has been issued on top officials of the North Central Provincial Council (NPC) including the Chief Minister, the Ministers and the Governor to appear before the court, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...

| May 31, 2016  10:35 am

Lanka to take part in WIEF in Jakarta

Lanka to take part in WIEF in Jakarta

Sri Lanka has been invited to participate in the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) for the first time which is scheduled to take place from August 2-4 at the Jakarta Convention Centre, in Jakarta, Indonesia. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 31, 2016  9:49 am

Sports

Dilshan to miss ODI series against England

Dilshan to miss ODI series against England

TM Dilshan says that he has informed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) that he will not be available for the one-day international (ODI) series between Sri Lanka and England due to personal reasons. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 31, 2016  4:25 pm

Eranga reported for suspect bowling action

Eranga reported for suspect bowling action

Sri Lanka fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the second Test against England, which the host won at Chester-le-Street on Monday. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 31, 2016  11:09 am

England beat Sri Lanka in second Test

England beat Sri Lanka in second Test

England ended Sri Lankas resistance to win the second Test by nine wickets and complete a series victory - with captain Alastair Cook reaching 10,000 Test runs. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 30, 2016  9:23 pm

Dinesh Chandimal gets his sixth Test hundred

Dinesh Chandimal gets his sixth Test hundred

Big celebrations were seen from Dinesh Chandimal as he gets to his sixth Test hundred, his first outside Asia. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 30, 2016  5:34 pm

Sri Lanka bundled out for 101 against England

Sri Lanka bundled out for 101 against England

It took England less than four overs to wrap up Sri Lankas first innings for a paltry 101 on the third morning at Chester-le-Street and the follow-on was swiftly enforced.

(0)Comments | May 29, 2016  4:17 pm

Entertainment

Ondaatje prize shortlist spans globe from Ireland to Sri Lanka

Ondaatje prize shortlist spans globe from Ireland to Sri Lanka

From a poetry collection about rural Ireland to a tour of modern Russia dubbed an anti-travelogue, six books have been shortlisted for one of the UKs more unusual literary prizes: the RSL Ondaatje award, which goes to the book which best evokes the spirit of a place. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 10, 2016  06:10 pm

Alden Ehrenreich to play young Han Solo in Star Wars prequel film

Alden Ehrenreich to play young Han Solo in Star Wars prequel film

After a lengthy search and many rumoured short lists, Disney and LucasFilm have found their Han Solo in the form of Hail, Caesar! actor Alden Ehrenreich. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 6, 2016  05:39 pm

US returns stolen ancient Buddhapada sculpture to Pakistan

US returns stolen ancient Buddhapada sculpture to Pakistan

The US has returned an ancient Buddhist stone sculpture to Pakistan, from where it was stolen in the 1980s. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 28, 2016  04:03 pm

Music icon Prince dead at 57

Music icon Prince dead at 57

Prince, who defined the sound of the 80s with songs such as Kiss and Purple Rain and defied the music industry in a fight for creative freedom, died Thursday. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 22, 2016  08:54 am

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Meet Viv, the new voice assistant from the creators of Siri

Meet Viv, the new voice assistant from the creators of Siri

Siri made the iPhone more responsive with artificial intelligence, but now its founders want to put AI in every device you own. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 10, 2016  06:21 pm

Mobile phones dont cause brain cancer after all: study

Mobile phones dont cause brain cancer after all: study

Weve all been told a lot of things that may or may not be true over the course of our lives: dont swim for an hour after eating, drink water upside down to cure hiccups and cell phones cause brain cancer.

(0)Comments | May 9, 2016  03:02 pm

Battlefield 1 officially announced

Battlefield 1 officially announced

EA has officially announced the next game in the Battlefield series: Battlefield 1. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 7, 2016  03:31 pm

Facebook revenue smashes expectations as mobile ad sales surge

Facebook revenue smashes expectations as mobile ad sales surge

Facebook Incs quarterly revenue rose more than 50 percent, handily beating Wall Street expectations as its wildly popular mobile app and a push into live video lured new advertisers and encouraged existing ones to boost spending. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 28, 2016  12:25 pm

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