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VIDEO: Mervyn is better than them - Gnanasara Thero

VIDEO: Mervyn is better than them - Gnanasara Thero

Mervyn Silva is better than Hakeem, Wimal, Dilan and Wasu because he is a good Sinhalese Buddhist leader with a proper Buddhist background, General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero said today. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 16, 2014  02:35 pm

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Centre has done everything to protect Sri Lankan Tamils - Sonia

Centre has done everything to protect Sri Lankan Tamils - Sonia

Congress President Sonia Gandhi has said that the Congress-led government has throughout stood up for the rights of Sri Lankan Tamils and has been in the forefront to protect the needs of the Indian fishermen. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 16, 2014  09:21 pm

Four Macaws escape from President’s House

Four Macaws escape from President’s House

Four Macaw parrots that were being kept at the President’s House in Colombo have escaped from their cage, President’s media division said today. Three of the Macaws are a mix of red and yellow colour and the other is a mix of blue and yellow. The public have been asked to inform any details regarding the birds by calling the number 0777535377.

(0)Comments | April 16, 2014  04:36 pm

Indian police investigating Sri Lankan kidney racket - report

Indian police investigating Sri Lankan kidney racket - report

Indian police are investigating into allegations of a Colombo-based kidney racket in which a youngster from Hyderabad lost a life, Indian media reports. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 16, 2014  04:01 pm

Gotabaya meets Malaysian PM

Gotabaya meets Malaysian PM

Sri Lanka’s Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa made a courtesy call on the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at his office in Kuala Lumpur. Sri Lankan Defense Secretary and Malaysian Prime Minster had a discussion that lasted about half-an-hour, the Malaysian Prime Minister’s office said.

(0)Comments | April 16, 2014  01:41 pm

Exercise a high degree of caution – Aussie travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution – Aussie travel advice

Australian Foreign Ministry in its update to the travel advice to Sri Lanka has stated to exercise a high degree of caution ‘because of the unpredictable security environment’. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 16, 2014  12:34 pm

Sharma expresses disappointment over Canada’s decision

Sharma expresses disappointment over Canada’s decision

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma Tuesday expressed disappointment at Canada’s decision to suspend voluntary contributions to the Commonwealth over Sri Lanka’s human rights situation. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 16, 2014  11:22 am

Sri Lanka responds to Canadian CW funding cut

Sri Lanka responds to Canadian CW funding cut

Sri Lanka today in response to Canada’s suspension of voluntary Commonwealth funds, stated that it was no surprise as it may be recalled that when the Canadian Prime Minister announced his non attendance of the 2013 CHOGM in Colombo, he also alluded to the issue of cutting back his Government’s contributions to the Commonwealth. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 16, 2014  10:19 am

Lankan Tamil issue takes a back seat in Indian election campaign

Lankan Tamil issue takes a back seat in Indian election campaign

The Sri Lankan Tamils issue appears to have taken a back seat in the campaign for the April 24 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu, much to the disappointment of pro-Tamil groups in the State. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 16, 2014  08:52 am

Ferry with 476 people sinking off South Korea

Ferry with 476 people sinking off South Korea

A South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country’s southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said. There are no immediate reports of causalities. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 16, 2014  08:09 am

VIDEO: BBS classified as a terrorist group by TRAC; BBS rejects report

VIDEO: BBS classified as a terrorist group by TRAC; BBS rejects report

The US based Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC) has classified Sri Lanka’s Bodu Bala Sena as a ‘Religious and Cult Terrorist Group’. The same organization has classified the LTTE, British Tamil Forum and the Canadian Tamil Congress as terrorist groups. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 15, 2014  05:08 pm

Lanka to provide counselling to kin of war missing

Lanka to provide counselling to kin of war missing

A Sri Lankan government-appointed panel probing the cases of thousands of missing people during the nearly three-decade-long war with the LTTE will provide counselling to the kin of those disappeared, an official said today. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 15, 2014  03:17 pm

Police net 877 drunk drivers

Police net 877 drunk drivers

The Police Department today revealed that 877 motorists have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, following the special operation launched to curb road accidents in view of the festive season. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 15, 2014  02:06 pm

Indian forces took part in Lankan war - Plea

Indian forces took part in Lankan war - Plea

A petition has been filed in India claiming that India clandestinely deployed its armed forces in Sri Lanka during the final phase of the ethnic war in 2009. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 15, 2014  12:05 pm

Fmr. Weligama PS member arrested over shooting incident

Fmr. Weligama PS member arrested over shooting incident

Former UPFA Weligama Pradeshiya Sabha Nimal Widanagamachchi member has been arrested over a shooting incident that took place between two groups in Matara, Police said. Two persons were injured in the shootout and were admitted to the Matara hospital.

(0)Comments | April 15, 2014  10:50 am

Banned LTTE outfit to hold conference in UK

Banned LTTE outfit to hold conference in UK

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), one of the groups listed by the Government recently as a terrorist outfit, is to hold a conference in Britain on May 18, the TGTE said in a statement. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 15, 2014  09:53 am

Sports

1996 World Cup winning team’s staff was not ‘well treated’ - Whatmore

1996 World Cup winning team’s staff was not ‘well treated’ - Whatmore

On a red-carpet reception day when the two Sri Lankan players, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene hit out at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board over retirement issues, the former coach has come out openly for not receiving the “better treatment” when the team first ever won the 50-over World Cup in 1996. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 11, 2014  12:24 am

Mahela officially tenders T20I resignation

Mahela officially tenders T20I resignation

Mahela Jayawardena has officially tendered his resignation to the CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), announcing his retirement from playing International Twenty20 cricket, SLC said. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 10, 2014  10:01 am

Sri Lanka beat India to win maiden World T20 title

Sri Lanka beat India to win maiden World T20 title

Sri Lanka lifted their maiden World Twenty20 title following their six-wicket victory against former champions India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 6, 2014  10:46 pm

Sri Lanka keep India to 130

Sri Lanka keep India to 130

Sri Lanka kept the powerful India batting line-up to 130 for four after electing to field after rain delayed the start of the ICC World Twenty20 final in Dhaka on Sunday. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 6, 2014  08:49 pm

Australia bag hat-trick of women’s ICC World Twenty20 titles

  Australia bag hat-trick of women’s ICC World Twenty20 titles

Two-time defending champions Australia powered to a six-wicket win over old foes England to win their third consecutive title in the women’s World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 6, 2014  07:08 pm

Entertainment

Santosh Sivan’s ‘Inam’ to be pulled out of Tamil Nadu theatres

Santosh Sivan’s ‘Inam’ to be pulled out of Tamil Nadu theatres

Cinematographer-filmmaker Santosh Sivan’s Tamil war-drama Inam, a story on a group of orphans during the Sri Lankan civil war, will be pulled out of theatres in Tamil Nadu from Monday following protests from Tamil fringe groups. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 31, 2014  02:30 pm

Robert De Niro’s firm sells big stake to Madison Square Garden

Robert De Niro’s firm sells big stake to Madison Square Garden

A film company co-founded by Robert De Niro called Tribeca Enterprises is selling a 50 percent stake to the Madison Square Garden Company. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 24, 2014  11:12 am

12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture; Gravity wins seven including Best Director

12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture; Gravity wins seven including Best Director

“12 Years a Slave” wins the Academy Award for best picture and “Gravity” lead all films with seven Oscars, including an award for director Alfonso Cuaron on Sunday night. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 3, 2014  10:46 am

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to write and direct film about Video Game empire

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to write and direct film about Video Game empire

The powers behind “Superbad,” “Pineapple Express” and “This is the End” are teaming up again. This time, book, film and video game enthusiasts everywhere should be excited. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 25, 2014  02:46 pm

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Android app pirates plead guilty to copyright infringement

Android app pirates plead guilty to copyright infringement

The US Department of Justice has broken new ground when it comes to prosecuting counterfeit mobile app distributors. For the first time, the government has convicted two men for illegally selling copies of copyrighted apps. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 25, 2014  04:55 pm

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 smartphone

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 smartphone

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 smartphone - an improved, but not radically different, successor to last year’s Galaxy S4. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 25, 2014  02:54 pm

WhatsApp: A 19 billion bet for Facebook on the future of messaging

WhatsApp: A 19 billion bet for Facebook on the future of messaging

Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 20, 2014  11:42 am

Zuck Is Finally Ready To Fight Snapchat

Zuck Is Finally Ready To Fight Snapchat

In the first earnings call since Evan Spiegel rejected Zuck’s $3 billion offer to buy Snapchat, the Facebook CEO sent a very clear signal to competitors.MORE...

(0)Comments | January 30, 2014  09:37 am

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Kabeer backs Sajith 100%

The Working Committee of the United National Party (UNP) met following the conclusion of the Provincial Council elections to decide on Opposition Leaders for the two provinces ...

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(0)Comments | April 10, 2014  03:38 pm

Winning in a losing cause

An official in charge of election affairs had stated that the highest number of preference votes for the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) in the Colombo District was obtained by the candidate who contested under the No. 9 preference number ...

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(0)Comments | April 10, 2014  03:39 pm

No recount please

All candidates who had contested for the Colombo District from the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) were called to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) headquarters in Colombo last Wednesday ...

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