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Navy Commander dismisses allegation of threatening a journalist - DS

Navy Commander dismisses allegation of threatening a journalist - DS

Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne has dismissed allegation that he threatened a journalist during the protest held at the Hambantota harbor, Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi told Ada Derana. MORE...

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Tajikistan President arrives tomorrow

Tajikistan President arrives tomorrow

President of Islamic Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon will arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow for a three-day State Visit, the Government announced today. MORE...

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Met. Department predicts fairly strong winds

Met. Department predicts fairly strong winds

Cloudy skies can be expected over most parts of the island. Fairly strong winds at times (up to 50kmph)can be expected over the island. MORE...

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Only oppose illegal erection of Buddha statues - Wigneswaran

Only oppose illegal erection of Buddha statues - Wigneswaran

The Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C.V. Wigneswaran, has issued a statement refuting Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakses allegation that he and the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) have demanded a ban on Buddhas statues being erected in the Northern Province. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 11, 2016  12:33 am

We didnt plan Hambantota Port protest Namal

We didnt plan Hambantota Port protest  Namal

Joint Opposition MP Namal Rajapaksa says that they had no part in organizing the protest launched by employees at the Hambantota Harbour. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 10, 2016  5:27 pm

Sri Lanka Parliament adopts Code of Conduct for Members

Sri Lanka Parliament adopts Code of Conduct for Members

The Parliament of Sri Lanka adopted a Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament today (10). The finalized copy was tabled and presented for the approval of the House by the Speaker. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 10, 2016  4:17 pm

72-year-old Malaysian in Sri Lanka may get to return home

72-year-old Malaysian in Sri Lanka may get to return home

After being stateless in Sri Lanka for 60 years, Siti Fatimah Akbar finally sees a glimmer of hope in returning to her country of birth with assistance from the Malaysian government. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 10, 2016  3:45 pm

Ministerial Sub-Committee appointed to achieve sustainable development goals

Ministerial Sub-Committee appointed to achieve sustainable development goals

The Cabinet has decided to appoint a Ministerial Sub-Committee to define and to achieve the success in the vision of sustainable development goals of Sri Lanka for 2030. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 10, 2016  2:01 pm

Sri Lankan peace process was not correct for Colombia Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Sri Lankan peace process was not correct for Colombia  Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who will be handed this years Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to achieve a peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas, says that although the Sri Lankan model was extensively studied they did not think it was the correct procedure for Colombia. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 10, 2016  1:42 pm

Tense situation at Hambantota Port

Tense situation at Hambantota Port

A tense situation has been reported at the Hambantota Port as navy personnel intervened to disperse workers who are protesting and blocking ship movements. MORE..

video (0)Comments | December 10, 2016  11:58 am

Amnesty wants Sri Lanka to act on UN torture report

Amnesty wants Sri Lanka to act on UN torture report

Sri Lanka must act decisively to stop torture and investigate complaints and hold perpetrators accountable, Amnesty International said today after a UN watchdog expressed alarm over the countrys failure to prevent ill-treatment of people by security forces. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 10, 2016  11:06 am

Southern Province Agri Minister to resign

Southern Province Agri Minister to resign

Southern Province Agriculture Minister U.D.G. Ariyatilaka says he will resign after his ministry budget head was defeated at the Southern Provincial Council.

video (0)Comments | December 9, 2016  9:24 pm

President urged to take decision regarding IGP?

President urged to take decision regarding IGP?

Sri Lankas Constitutional Council (CC) has reportedly decided to inquire into the recent behavior of the countrys Inspector General of Police (IGP) and take suitable action, political sources told Ada Derana. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 9, 2016  6:47 pm

Cocaine haul worth Rs 12 billion; South Asias largest - Police

Cocaine haul worth Rs 12 billion; South Asias largest - Police

Sri Lanka Police today said that the value of the cocaine haul recovered from a ship at the Colombo Port has been estimated as Rs 12 billion and that it is the largest ever cocaine stock recovered from South Asia. MORE..

video (0)Comments | December 9, 2016  4:46 pm

Thawheed Jamath secretary granted bail under strict conditions

Thawheed Jamath secretary granted bail under strict conditions

The Secretary of the Sri Lanka Thawheed Jamath (SLTJ) organization, Abdul Razik, who was arrested on charges of inciting religious disharmony, has been released on bail under strict conditions. MORE..

| December 9, 2016  4:25 pm

No attempt to sell Hambantota Port to a foreign country - Malik

No attempt to sell Hambantota Port to a foreign country - Malik

The government has to utilize correct and timely long-term strategies to liberate the country from the economic crisis and achieve economic development on a correct path, says Minister Malik Samarawickrema. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 9, 2016  3:08 pm

Sports

Langer to coach Australia against Sri Lanka

Langer to coach Australia against Sri Lanka

Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday said former opener Justin Langer will coach Australia for its three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) against Sri Lanka in February next year. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 9, 2016  4:39 pm

Ranjit Fernando appointed Sri Lanka manager

Ranjit Fernando appointed Sri Lanka manager

Former wicketkeeper-batsman Ranjit Fernando has been appointed manager of the Sri Lanka team for the tours of South Africa and Australia. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 9, 2016  1:18 am

Yankees to retire Derek Jeters No. 2

  Yankees to retire Derek Jeters No. 2

Derek Jeters No. 2 is being retired, the last of the New York Yankees single digits. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 7, 2016  6:59 pm

Griezmann joins Ronaldo & Messi on Fifa Best Player list

Griezmann joins Ronaldo & Messi on Fifa Best Player list

The three nominees for The Best FIFA Mens Player Award have been revealed, with perennial rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi joined by Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann in the final three. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 3, 2016  2:55 pm

Sri Lanka sign up Wasim Akram as mentor ahead of South Africa tour

Sri Lanka sign up Wasim Akram as mentor ahead of South Africa tour

Sri Lanka Cricket has announced that Pakistani legend Wasim Akram has accepted their offer to mentor the senior team ahead of their grueling tour of South Africa. Akram will organize a day-long coaching clinic in Colombo, which will be the first of a host of such clinics by foreign experts.

(0)Comments | December 1, 2016  4:57 pm

Entertainment

Kate Middleton dazzles in Princess Dianas favorite Tiara

Kate Middleton dazzles in Princess Dianas favorite Tiara

Kate Middleton has upped her style game yet again! MORE...

(0)Comments | December 9, 2016  08:16 am

Chance the Rapper is making history at the 2017 Grammys

Chance the Rapper is making history at the 2017 Grammys

Chance the Rapper is the most talented rapper of his generation and a pioneer in the music industry. His latest album, Coloring Book, released in May, is one of the the years best-reviewed albums. Its the first streaming-only album to chart on Billboards ranking. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 7, 2016  03:57 pm

Veteran musician Sunil Konara passes away

Veteran musician Sunil Konara passes away

Veteran musician Sunil Dayananda Konara has passed away this morning at the age of 64. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 7, 2016  02:58 pm

La La Land named best film by New York film critics

La La Land named best film by New York film critics

Damien Chazelles Los Angeles musical La La Land has been named best film of the year by the New York Film Critics Circle. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 2, 2016  01:25 pm

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First Look: Google WiFi Router

First Look: Google WiFi Router

Googles new wireless router arrives in stores today. Like the eero and Luma routers, the Google WiFi router is sold in a pack of three units that link together to create whats called a mesh network, blanketing your home in WiFi. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 7, 2016  03:13 pm

Game Award Winners Overwatch Wins Game of the Year

Game Award Winners  Overwatch Wins Game of the Year

With the conclusion of the Game Awards 2016 in Los Angeles, we saw more than 20 awards handed out to deserving studios, games, and people. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 2, 2016  01:38 pm

Netflix will let you download shows, movies for offline viewing

Netflix will let you download shows, movies for offline viewing

Netflix subscribers can now binge on many of their favorite shows and movies even when they dont have an Internet connection. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 1, 2016  12:02 pm

Google clamps down on sneaky malicious sites

Google clamps down on sneaky malicious sites

Sites that repeatedly violate Googles safe browsing policies will be classified as repeat offenders, the company said last week.MORE...

(0)Comments | November 27, 2016  07:27 pm

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