The entire world was asking Sri Lanka to give into the terrorists and avoid confrontation with them, but we chose to trust in the strength and courage of the country’s youth, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. MORE..
Two individuals have been arrested for the possession of a locally manufactured ‘Galkatas’ firearm and a hand grenade. MORE..
A person was stabbed and injured using a sharp object before being robbed of Rs 350,000 in the Owitigala area in Matugama. MORE..
Ending a decade-long uncertainty, India has proposed to Sri Lanka that it is willing to operate an oil storage plant in Trincomalee harbour, a crucial strategic asset, jointly with a local partner. MORE..
The Indian government is planning “deterrent” action against Indian fishermen violating international waters with Sri Lanka, finding that trawlers and ships from India are the biggest source of confrontation with the island nation. MORE..
TV Derana was the winner of numerous awards at the 9th Raigam Tele’es held yesterday (May 17) at Waters Edge. MORE..
All the entry roads leading to Parliament grounds will be closed from 2.00pm today (18) due to the war heroes commemoration, police said. MORE..
Saudia Arabia has long been a beacon of hope for many Sri Lankans who flock there to pursue a higher salary and a better life than they would otherwise get at home. MORE..
Concerned over reports of Sri Lankan government considering removal of land and police powers from the provinces prior to the elections in the Northern Province, India today asked it not to take any step against their own commitments relating to the 13th Amendment. MORE..
A businessman has reportedly been kidnapped from the Siddamulla area in Piliyandala by an unknown group. The kidnap victim’s wife has lodged a complaint with the Piliyandala Police over the incident, the Police Spokesman’s Office said. MORE>.
Indian companies have invested nearly USD 1 billion in Sri Lanka since 2003 and this figure could rise above USD 2 billion in the next five years, Indian envoy to Colombo Ashok K Kantha has said. MORE..
(VIDEO) Two persons died and another three were injured when a private bus was involved in an accident near Thalangama North Hospital today, hospital sources told Ada Derana. MORE..
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A woman attempted to commit suicide by jumping into a well with her 3 children in Vavuniya this morning. Neighbors had managed to rescue the mother, however the three children had already perished by then, police said. MORE..
An Army corporal was killed and 18 other soldiers were injured after a lorry toppled near the Settikulam Railway Station on the Settikulam Road, Mannar. MORE..
A special traffic plan will be implemented within the city of Colombo tomorrow (May 18) in view of the Victory Day Parade taking place from the Galle Face Green, marking the 4th Anniversary of the end of Eelam War against terrorists. MORE..
José Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo were both sent off as Real Madrid lost a dramatic, bad-tempered Copa del Rey final to Atlético Madrid – the first time they had been beaten by their city rivals in 26 games, and in their own stadium too. MORE..
David Beckham, one of the most iconic football stars of his generation, has announced his retirement. MORE..
In a sensational development, Indian paceman S. Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested by the Delhi police on the charges of spot fixing in the ongoing Indian Premier League. MORE..
Branislav Ivanovic scored a dramatic late winner as Chelsea saw off Benfica to win the Europa League and claim their second continental title in two seasons in Amsterdam. MORE..
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has been sacked. The club’s defeat to Wigan in the FA Cup final proved the last straw for the City owners, who said in a statement that the Italian had failed to achieve any of the team’s targets for the season. MORE..
Fans at last Friday’s evening Sri Lankan premiere of Iron Man 3 at Majestic Cinemas were treated to more than they bargained for, becoming the first to be lucky enough to behold Axe Provoke’s newly-arrived Fallen Angels during their surprise ‘appearance’ at one of the first showings of this blockbuster movie. MORE..
In the world of International Aesthetic Cinema we have one Lankan film maker who has withstood for several decades as an established world class Asian cinema innovator. He is, as we all know, Dr. Lester James Peries......
Actor Sanjay Dutt has been convicted by the Supreme Court today in the Arms Act case that he was booked under in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. He has been given a 5 year sentence. He has served 18 months in jail already. MORE...
The story of the life and times of Sri Lanka’s iconic actress Irangani Roxana Serasinghe will hit bookstores across the country on Friday 29 March 2013......
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The Humanitarian Victory Parade 2013, marking the fourth anniversary of ending three decade-long terrorism in the country, was held today (May 18) at Galle Face Green under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The parade consisted of approximately 550 officers and 6600 soldiers of the Army, 170 officers and 2700 sailors of the Navy, 140 officers and 1250 airmen of the Air force, 65 officers and 1450 policemen of the Police, 20 officers and 700 officers of the Civil Security Department. (Pic by – Sudath Silva)
Two died and another three persons were injured after a private bus crashed into a bus stop in front of the Thalangama North Hospital in Koswatta today (17). One of the tires bursting had reportedly caused the driver of the Koswatta-Fort (171) to lose control of the bus, which had only stopped after hitting a power pole. The wounded were admitted to the Thalangama Hospital following the accident, however two of them later succumbed to injuries. (Pic by Sanjeewa Lasantha & D. Banduwardena)
The National Telecommunications Provider, Sri Lanka Telecom and the National Mobile Service Provider, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel have once again collaborated to open a state of the art teleshop at the Liberty Plaza shopping mall in the heart of Colombo......
For the second year in a row, BBDO won the title of ‘Network of the Year’ at the Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards. The coveted awards ceremony was the climax of the two day ‘Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness’ (FAME) held in Shanghai......
Mobitel on ICTs and road safety; marks World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2013 in Sri Lanka
The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies......
The National Mobile Service Provider, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel hosted the live-streaming of the Google I/O Extended Conference in Colombo at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute......
Dipped Products PLC, the Hayleys Group subsidiary that accounts for 5% of the global non-medical rubber glove market, posted strong financial performance for 2012/2013......
Managing Director of Fonterra Brands Lanka Leon Clement said today all New Zealand dairy products are 100 per cent safe and at the same time welcomed the Sri Lankan Government’s decision to re-test their samples of imported milk powder. MORE..
Blue Chip Technical Services (Pvt) Ltd., a total IT solutions provider announces its expanded partnership with Infor (Software principal for Blue Chip) to sell Infor M3 in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh......
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LG Electronics Inc. said Monday its new smartphone with a full high-definition screen will go on sale in South Korea this week before hitting shelves in Japan in April. MORE..
Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday (24) that it acquired speech-recognition company Ivona Software, a sign the world’s largest Internet retailer may be looking to develop more services similar to Apple Inc’s Siri voice-based search product. MORE..
Indicted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom launched a new file-sharing website on Sunday, promising users amped-up privacy levels in a defiant move against the U.S. prosecutors who accuse him of facilitating massive online piracy. MORE..
Facebook held a big press event this morning (15). It only sent out invitations to it last week, and when it did, it didn’t disclose the topic. MORE..
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