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I could have captured the whole country in one night - SF

I could have captured the whole country in one night - SF

I could have captured the whole country in one night after surrounding Colombo with the powers I had earlier, former Army Commander and Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said. MORE...

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Sri Lanka Tamil party to involve former LTTE cadres in party work

Sri Lanka Tamil party to involve former LTTE cadres in party work

A dominant party of Sri Lankas Tamil National Alliance will involve rehabilitated LTTE cadres in party work as part of a bid to integrate them into the society. MORE...

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Govt. attempts to break the bond between soldiers and civilians - PHU

Govt. attempts to break the bond between soldiers and civilians - PHU

The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Sunday questioned the UNP and the SLFP on reasons not to choose large grounds, if they intended to hold the biggest May Day rallies in the history. MORE...

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32 illegal migrants arrested off Kankesanthurai

32 illegal migrants arrested off Kankesanthurai

Sri Lanka Coast Guards has seized a vessel carrying 32 illegal migrants off Kankesanthurai on Sunday. MORE...

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Special transport service for May Day

Special transport service for May Day

Two trains have been booked for the convenience of persons travelling to attend May Day rallies tomorrow (01), it was reported. MORE...

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Ambassador Kodituwakku among The News Person of the Year

Ambassador Kodituwakku among The News Person of the Year

The Beijing based prestigious news magazine Home and Abroad News Press selects outstanding personalities that appeared in mainstream media to recognize their contribution in promoting global harmonious development in various fields. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 30, 2017  2:59 pm

Trump marks 100th day as President with events in Pennsylvania

Trump marks 100th day as President with events in Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump hit hard at the news media at a rally Saturday in Pennsylvania to tout the accomplishments of his first 100 days, striking a tone both divisive and determined as he played to the populist sentiments of a cheering crowd. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 30, 2017  11:29 am

Kerala HC defends staffer terminated for being tipsy on Sri Lankan flight

Kerala HC defends staffer terminated for being tipsy on Sri Lankan flight

Can your company sack you for being tipsy on a flight? The Kerala High Court thought otherwise when it set aside the order of SBI life insurance terminating a staffer who lost his job for being intoxicated on a flight en route to a meeting, the New Indian Express reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 30, 2017  11:15 am

Burned body found inside trishaw in Matara

Burned body found inside trishaw in Matara

A charred body of a person has been found from a trishaw in Kotawila area in Matara, police said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 30, 2017  10:45 am

Two killed following accident in Horana

Two killed following accident in Horana

Two persons were killed after a motorbike and a vehicle collided head on in Horana, police said. The accident occurred on Wagawatta - Horana road. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 30, 2017  10:22 am

Lankan expert calls for strong China-South Asia partnership

Lankan expert calls for strong China-South Asia partnership

Experts have stressed on strong partnership between China and South Asia under the framework of China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative so as to achieve regional economic integration, prosperity, stability and create a win-win situation. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 30, 2017  8:32 am

Navy assures release of 100 acres of land in Mullikulam

Navy assures release of 100 acres of land in Mullikulam

The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne has assured to immediately release approximately 100 acres of land to the general public in Mullikulam. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 30, 2017  1:03 am

Modi will not sign any agreement during visit President

Modi will not sign any agreement during visit  President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that false information is being spread through social media and the internet alleging that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Sri Lanka to sign agreements and stake claim to parts of the country. MORE..

video (0)Comments | April 29, 2017  6:43 pm

Woman jumps off bridge with child; arrested after son dies

Woman jumps off bridge with child; arrested after son dies

A woman has reportedly jumped off the Kaduwela bridge and into Kelani river with her six-year-old son. MORE..

video (0)Comments | April 29, 2017  6:15 pm

Two Indians arrested with Wallapatta at BIA

Two Indians arrested with Wallapatta at BIA

Two Indian nationals have been arrested with a stock of Wallapatta worth around Rs 2 million concealed in their luggage at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 29, 2017  4:50 pm

Six arrested with 18 kg of cannabis in Thanamalwila

Six arrested with 18 kg of cannabis in Thanamalwila

Six suspects have been arrested for the illegal possession of cannabis in the Embilipitiyana area in Thanamalwila. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 29, 2017  4:39 pm

Sports

 Allan Donald to join Sri Lanka team as bowling consultant

Allan Donald to join Sri Lanka team as bowling consultant

Former South African fast bowler Allan Donald has been appointed as fast bowling consultant for the Sri Lanka team in the Champions Trophy, the SLC announced. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 30, 2017  4:06 pm

Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in 5m tax probe

Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in 5m tax probe

Newcastle United and West Ham Uniteds grounds have been raided in a fraud investigation, resulting in several arrests. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  4:37 pm

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Mathews to lead Sri Lanka

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Mathews to lead Sri Lanka

Angelo Mathews will captain the Sri Lanka team for the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which is to be held in England and Wales from June 1-18, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced today.

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  11:39 am

Sports Minister suspends SLBA, calls for fresh election

Sports Minister suspends SLBA, calls for fresh election

A gazette notification has been issued by the Minister of Sports suspending registration of Sri Lanka Badminton Association and calling for a fresh election. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 21, 2017  3:07 pm

Tennis superstar Serena Williams confirms pregnancy

Tennis superstar Serena Williams confirms pregnancy

Tennis superstar Serena Williams is pregnant and taking maternity leave through the rest of 2017, expecting to give birth this fall, her spokeswoman said on Wednesday in an announcement that upended a sport the 35-year-old athlete has dominated for the past decade. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 20, 2017  3:03 pm

Entertainment

Madonna angered by unauthorized biopic

Madonna angered by unauthorized biopic

Madonna voiced anger Tuesday over news that a Hollywood studio plans an unauthorized biopic of her early years in New York struggling to break into the music business. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  01:27 pm

Sir Elton suffered potentially deadly infection on tour

Sir Elton suffered potentially deadly infection on tour

Sir Elton John suffered a potentially deadly bacterial infection during a tour, forcing him to spend two nights in intensive care and cancel concerts in the US, his management says. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  04:18 pm

Ed Sheeran bounces back to number one

Ed Sheeran bounces back to number one

Ed Sheeran has bounced back to the number one spot on the charts with his single Shape Of You after being knocked off the top position last week. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  11:49 am

Fox News Channel dismisses OReilly, its biggest star

Fox News Channel dismisses OReilly, its biggest star

Fox News Channels parent company fired Bill OReilly on Wednesday following an investigation into harassment allegations, bringing a stunning end to cable news most popular program and one that came to define the bravado of his network over 20 years. MORE...

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Technology

TED 2017: UK Iron Man demonstrates flying suit

TED 2017: UK Iron Man demonstrates flying suit

A British inventor, who built an Iron Man-style flight suit, has flown it at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 28, 2017  11:23 am

India bans social media in Kashmir amid violent unrest

India bans social media in Kashmir amid violent unrest

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have announced a one-month ban on 22 social media services, including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  03:38 pm

Facebook baby killing: Grief and questions after shocking murder

Facebook baby killing: Grief and questions after shocking murder

An incident as shocking as a man murdering his 11-month-old daughter live on Facebook before killing himself was bound to provoke heated debate. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  01:50 pm

Cassini spacecraft poised to dive beneath Saturn rings

Cassini spacecraft poised to dive beneath Saturn rings

An unmanned NASA spacecraft, Cassini, is poised to plunge into the gap between Saturn and its rings, a pioneering journey that could offer an unprecedented view of the sixth planet from the Sun. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  03:47 pm

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