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So far, no evidence found to prosecute KP: AG

So far, no evidence found to prosecute KP: AG

Thus far, no evidence has been found in order to prosecute former Tamil Tiger rebel leader Shanmugam Kumaran Tharmalingam alias Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP), the Attorney Generals Department informed the Court of Appeal today (31). MORE...

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Sri Lanka to get $200 million loan for wind energy program

Sri Lanka to get $200 million loan for wind energy program

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has allocated $200 million to support the wind energy sector in Sri Lanka, the Clean Technica news agency reported. The Bank would provide financial support by buying debt instruments issued in the national and international market. MORE...

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Navy rescues ten local fishermen off Hambantota

Navy rescues ten local fishermen off Hambantota

The Sri Lanka Navy has rescued ten local fishermen who were drifting 63 km off South East of Hambantota due to an engine failure. MORE...

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Hamid Karzai arrives in Sri lanka

Hamid Karzai arrives in Sri lanka

At the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena, Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan accompanied by a high powered delegation arrived in Sri Lanka this afternoon (31). MORE...

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Dr. Thenuwara appointed new President of FUTA

Dr. Thenuwara appointed new President of FUTA

Dr. Chandragupta Thenuwara, of University of Peradeniya has been appointed as the new President of the Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA). MORE...

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Tamil parties turn down U.S. call for internal war crimes probe

Tamil parties turn down U.S. call for internal war crimes probe

Leaders representing three constituents of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) have rejected the stand of the U.S., which favoured a domestic investigation mechanism on alleged crimes during the final stages of the Eelam War. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 31, 2015  12:02 pm

President allows opposition to pick its leader

President allows opposition to pick its leader

President Maithripala Sirisena has agreed to allow the opposition to propose a candidate for the Opposition Leader, former Minister Wimal Weerawansa says. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 31, 2015  11:42 am

Coral reef seized; four Sri Lankan refugees held in India

Coral reef seized; four Sri Lankan refugees held in India

Coral reefs weighing about 20 kg were seized from four Sri Lankan refugees by the Q Branch police in Kanyakumari district in India, according to the Hindu newspaper. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 31, 2015  11:34 am

New Parliament convenes tomorrow

New Parliament convenes tomorrow

The first sitting of the Eighth Parliament will be held tomorrow (1) from 9.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE...

video (0)Comments | August 31, 2015  10:43 am

Vaiko, Ramadoss oppose India gifting away ship to Sri Lanka

Vaiko, Ramadoss oppose India gifting away ship to Sri Lanka

Opposing the gifting away of an Indian Coast Guard ship to Sri Lanka, Indian MDMK chief Vaiko today said it was a betrayal of Eelam Tamils and Tamil Nadu fishermen the Press Trust of India reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 31, 2015  10:24 am

Prabhakaran killed himself, says Karuna Amman

Prabhakaran killed himself, says Karuna Amman

Ex LTTE eastern commander and Deputy Minister Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman claims that the leader of the defeated Tamil tigers, Velupillai Prabhakaran, committed suicide by shooting himself with a firearm. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2015  10:08 pm

New Government will work closely with all partners, says Mangala

New Government will work closely with all partners, says Mangala

The new Government will work closely with all its partners to ensure a stable and secure atmosphere for sustainable economic prosperity for all people, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2015  5:30 pm

Met. Dept. predicts thundershowers in the sea areas

Met. Dept. predicts thundershowers in the sea areas

The Met. Dept. says that several spells of showers will occur in the sea area off the coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle and Hambantota. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2015  4:59 pm

Australian Naval Ship in the island

Australian Naval Ship in the island

Australian Naval Ship HMAS Melbourne arrived in Colombo on a goodwill visit, the Ministry of Defence announced today. Sri Lanka Navy accorded the visiting ship and its crew a traditional naval welcome. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2015  3:01 pm

Lankan Tamil refugees urged to return home

Lankan Tamil refugees urged to return home

Given the prevailing political situation in Sri Lanka, the time has come for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu to return home, said S. C. Chandrahasan, founder of the Organisation for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OfERR) in India. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2015  1:06 pm

20 injured in Dambulla bus accident

20 injured in Dambulla bus accident

At least 20 persons were injured and hospitalized after a bus collided with a lorry on the Dambulla-Kekirawa road, this morning (30), the police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2015  12:05 pm

Sports

India set Sri Lanka 386 runs to win series

India set Sri Lanka 386 runs to win series

Sri Lanka were set a target of 386 runs to win the final Test in Colombo after India were all out for 274 in their second innings on Monday.

(0)Comments | August 31, 2015  4:34 pm

India all out for 312

India all out for 312

India were all out for 312 in their first innings on the third day of the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka on Sunday. MORE....

(0)Comments | August 30, 2015  10:36 am

3rd Test: No play in post-lunch session

3rd Test: No play in post-lunch session

A wet outfield caused by persistent rain washed out the post-lunch session on the opening day of the series-deciding final Test between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 28, 2015  4:10 pm

Sri Lanka elect to field in India decider

Sri Lanka elect to field in India decider

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and sent India in to bat in the decisive final Test at the Sinhalese sports club in Colombo on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 28, 2015  10:47 am

New Zealand announce tour against Sri Lanka

New Zealand announce tour against Sri Lanka

New Zealand Cricket announced details of upcoming tours involving Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Australia, as the Black Caps seek to capitalise on their stirring run to the World Cup final. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 27, 2015  3:18 pm

Entertainment

Boy trips in museum, punches hole through million-dollar painting

Boy trips in museum, punches hole through million-dollar painting

A 12-year-old Taiwanese boy lived out a slapstick nightmare at the weekend when he tripped at a museum and broke his fall with a 350-year-old painting, smashing a hole in the work of art valued at $1.5m. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2015  12:20 pm

Big winners at Derana Music Video Awards 2014

Big winners at Derana Music Video Awards 2014

Bathiya and Santhush won the best music video of the year and Pradeep Rangana won the most popular music video at the Derana Music Video Awards 2014.

(0)Comments | August 22, 2015  10:21 am

Australian actress found guilty of child sex offences

Australian actress found guilty of child sex offences

Maggie Kirkpatrick, a veteran Australian television star who appeared in Home and Away and Prisoner Cell Block H, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in the 1980s. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 20, 2015  04:00 pm

Indian film producer arrested for idol theft

Indian film producer arrested for idol theft

Police in Tamil Nadu have arrested veteran film maker V Sekar for allegedly stealing temple idols worth Rs 80 crore to make up for the losses from a film starring his son. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 14, 2015  03:17 pm

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YouTube Gaming, Googles Twitch competitor, set to launch

YouTube Gaming, Googles Twitch competitor, set to launch

YouTubes big push to gaming, which it first announced in June, is set to release on Wednesday as a standalone website and will also be available via apps on Android and iOS. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2015  12:38 pm

iPhone users can now finally use WhatsApp on a desktop

iPhone users can now finally use WhatsApp on a desktop

More than six months after WhatsApp allowed Android, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone users to use the instant messenger in a browser, the Facebook-owned company has now made the feature available to iPhone users. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 20, 2015  04:31 pm

Sri Lankas Dance with the Devil of Universal Internet Access

Sri Lankas Dance with the Devil of Universal Internet Access

Who today is against Internet access and digital connectivity? These are ideas and technical buzzwords that resonate across the political spectrum; politically-neutral words that are capable of uniting Left and Right and are consequently easily adopted by both the establishment and its opposition. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 13, 2015  04:04 pm

Sundar Pichai appointed the new CEO of Google

Sundar Pichai appointed the new CEO of Google

India-born Sundar Pichai has been named CEO of Google as part of a surprise corporate overhaul that saw the search giant forming a new parent company called Alphabet Inc. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 11, 2015  11:21 am

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