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EXCLUSIVE: New Governor to be appointed after Ravi K returns

EXCLUSIVE: New Governor to be appointed after Ravi K returns

The new Central Bank Governor will be appointed only after the Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake returns to the country, Government sources told Ada Derana. According to the Monetary Board Act it is mandatory to receive the recommendation of the Finance Minister to appoint a new Central Bank Governor. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2016  10:17 am

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BASL condemns Thewarapperumas actions, calls for disciplinary action

BASL condemns Thewarapperumas actions, calls for disciplinary action

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) today condemned the conduct of Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma, as an affront to good government and the Rule of Law. MORE..

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Govt will not allow functions of 23 LG bodies to cripple - Faiszer

Govt will not allow functions of 23 LG bodies to cripple - Faiszer

Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faiszer Musthapha today said that the government will not allow the functions of the 23 local government bodies, of which the official term expired from midnight yesterday, to be crippled in any way and that it will make sure they run smoothly. MORE..

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Mahindas new political force not a challenge for UNP - Nalin

Mahindas new political force not a challenge for UNP - Nalin

The new national political force which is to be created under the leadership of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will pose absolutely no challenge to the United National Party (UNP), MP Nalin Bandara said today. MORE..

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More trade unions to join GMOA token strike

More trade unions to join GMOA token strike

Several health sector trade unions have decided to support the token strike to be launched by the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) next Monday. MORE..

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Legal action against 139 after day 1 of dengue programme

Legal action against 139 after day 1 of dengue programme

Over 18,000 locations were inspected for mosquito breeding grounds during day one of the three-day dengue eradication programme implemented by the Ministry of Health. MORE..

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Udaya Gammanpila released on bail

Udaya Gammanpila released on bail

UPFA MP Udaya Gammanpila, who was arrested and remanded last month on charges of using a fraudulent Power of Attorney to sell the shares of a company, has been granted bail by the Colombo Magistrates Court. MORE..

video | July 1, 2016  11:56 am

Sri Lanka mulls three-tiered systematic approach to ease traffic congestion

Sri Lanka mulls three-tiered systematic approach to ease traffic congestion

Sri Lanka is looking to boost its public transport infrastructure, particularly in Colombo, amid rising passenger numbers and increased road congestion. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2016  11:09 am

Term of 23 LG bodies will not be extended - Minister

Term of 23 LG bodies will not be extended - Minister

The tenure of twenty-three local government bodies will not be further extended and will officially end from midnight today (June 30), Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faiszer Musthapha said. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 30, 2016  9:37 pm

Sri Lanka has failed to meet key commitments: HRW

Sri Lanka has failed to meet key commitments: HRW

In Sri Lanka, the government has taken important steps to address the serious human rights problems in the country, including by supporting the Councils October 2015 resolution, the Human Rights watch said today. MORE...

(0)Comments | June 30, 2016  5:08 pm

First govt in the world to create factory to accuse own military - Wimal

First govt in the world to create factory to accuse own military - Wimal

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa claims that by urging the government to take more steps to create coexistence in Sri Lanka, the United Nations wants the government to take immediate steps to console and satisfy Tamil separatism and other minority extremism. MORE..

video (0)Comments | June 30, 2016  5:05 pm

Police Commission promotes 7 SSPs to the rank of DIG

Police Commission promotes 7 SSPs to the rank of DIG

The National Police Commission has promoted seven Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) with effect from today. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 30, 2016  4:22 pm

Navy damages 7 boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen?

Navy damages 7 boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen?

Seven boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen were today damaged allegedly by Sri Lankan naval personnel off Nedhunthivu in the island nation, the PTI reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | June 30, 2016  3:56 pm

COPE report on bond issue should be made public soon - JHU

COPE report on bond issue should be made public soon - JHU

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) says that the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) should release its report regarding the controversial Central Bank bond issue as immediately as possible as the people have a right to know the truth. MORE..

video (0)Comments | June 30, 2016  3:32 pm

Thewarapperuma attempts to commit suicide, hospitalised

Thewarapperuma attempts to commit suicide, hospitalised

Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma, who attempted to commit suicide at a school in Mathugama, has been hospitalised, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | June 30, 2016  2:50 pm

PM to attend SADC in Singapore next month

PM to attend SADC in Singapore next month

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe is to attend the third South Asian Diaspora Convention next month. The Straits Times reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | June 30, 2016  1:45 pm

Sports

Sri Lanka could join Bangladesh, Zimbabwe in second tier of Test nations

Sri Lanka could join Bangladesh, Zimbabwe in second tier of Test nations

Test crickets newest nations are in despair at plans to split the format into two divisions, fearing it could undo decades of hard-fought progress on the field and kill interest in the game. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2016  2:16 pm

Dharmaraja, Trinity, and Carey rugby teams receive suspension

Dharmaraja, Trinity, and Carey rugby teams receive suspension

The Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association has decided to suspend three schools with immediate effect who were involved in acts of indiscipline during the rugby matches, an official said. MORE... (VIDEO)

video (0)Comments | June 30, 2016  5:00 pm

Cricket Australia ropes in Samaraweera as consultant

Cricket Australia ropes in Samaraweera as consultant

Former Sri Lanka batsman Thilan Samaraweera is working with some Australia Test players ahead of their tour to Sri Lanka, in his brief consulting stint at Australias National Cricket Centre in Brisbane. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 30, 2016  1:42 pm

England secure series win over Sri Lanka

England secure series win over Sri Lanka

Jason Roy made a brilliant 162 to lead England to a crushing six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international at The Oval. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 30, 2016  4:41 am

England win toss, elect to bowl against Sri Lanka

England win toss, elect to bowl against Sri Lanka

England won the toss and elected to field against Sri Lanka in the fourth of five one-day internationals at the Oval on Wednesday.

(0)Comments | June 29, 2016  5:24 pm

Entertainment

China bans Lady Gaga after Dalai Lama meeting

China bans Lady Gaga after Dalai Lama meeting

Lady Gaga has reportedly been added to a list of hostile foreign forces banned by Chinas Communist party after she met with the Dalai Lama to discuss yoga. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 29, 2016  04:03 pm

Led Zeppelin cleared of plagiarism in Stairway case

Led Zeppelin cleared of plagiarism in Stairway case

Led Zeppelin did not copy the opening chords of Stairway to Heaven from the US band Spirit, a US jury has found. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 24, 2016  03:13 pm

Finding Dory breaks US box office record

Finding Dory breaks US box office record

Finding Dory has taken $136.2m (93.3m) on its opening weekend - making it the most successful launch for an animated film in US box office history. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2016  01:04 pm

Grammys to include streaming-only songs

Grammys to include streaming-only songs

Songs released only on streaming services are to be eligible for Grammy nominations for the first time, as part of changes to the music awards rules. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 17, 2016  04:46 pm
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Tesla autopilot is being investigated after Model S driver dies in crash

Tesla autopilot is being investigated after Model S driver dies in crash

Federal regulators opened a preliminary probe into the autopilot feature on a Tesla Model S electric car after a fatal crash involving the technology, Tesla said Thursday. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2016  04:22 pm

Toyota is expanding its Prius and Lexus recall to 3.37 million cars

Toyota is expanding its Prius and Lexus recall to 3.37 million cars

Japans Toyota Motor has recalled 3.37 million cars worldwide over possible defects involving airbags and emissions control units. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 29, 2016  03:24 pm

Google search spike suggests people dont know why they Brexited

Google search spike suggests people dont know why they Brexited

The United Kingdom has just voted to leave the European Union. But why? According to Google, a lot of voters arent really sure. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 25, 2016  04:33 pm

Electric car sets world acceleration record

Electric car sets world acceleration record

An electric racing car built by Swiss student engineers has broken the world record for acceleration by battery-powered vehicles. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 24, 2016  03:18 pm

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