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My husband was arrested for investigating First Lady: ex-DIGs wife

My husband was arrested for investigating First Lady: ex-DIGs wife

Former DIG Vass Gunawardenas wife, Shyamali Priyadarshani Perera, today alleged that her husband was arrested under false charges due to him spearheading an investigation into a conspiracy to sell 100kg of gold belonging to the treasury and its direct links to the former First lady. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 26, 2015  1:44 pm

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BASL to make ultimate decision on CJs issue today

BASL to make ultimate decision on CJs issue today

The Executive Council of The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) will today decide on further steps to be taken if Chief Justice Mohan Peiris continues to hold the post, its Secretary, Attorney-at-Law Ajith Pathirana told Ada Derana. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 26, 2015  12:52 pm

Missing persons commission to get directions from new President

Missing persons commission to get directions from new President

The Chairman of the Presidential Commission to Investigate Complaints Regarding Missing Persons, Maxwell Paranagama has sought a time with the new President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss the future proceedings of the Commission. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 26, 2015  11:45 am

Man who used forged property records in real-estate fraud arrested

Man who used forged property records in real-estate fraud arrested

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested an individual allegedly responsible for cheating millions from unsuspecting victims by forging deeds and selling properties in various parts of the country. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 26, 2015  10:19 am

Lankans may target Obama on Indian Republic Day - Indian Intel

Lankans may target Obama on Indian Republic Day - Indian Intel

Indian intelligence agencies have issued alerts to Delhi police and other security agencies saying US President Barack Obama might be targeted by anti-national elements belonging to Sri Lanka or Maldives during his Delhi visit as the chief guest for the Republic Day parade. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 26, 2015  8:48 am

Six Senior DIGs shuffled

Six Senior DIGs shuffled

Senior DIG in charge of Western Province Anura Senanayake has been transferred to serve as the Senior DIG of Police Headquarters while Northern Province Senior DIG Pujitha Jayasundara has been appointed as Western Province Senior DIG. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 26, 2015  12:11 am

JVP appoints its own committee to probe corruptions

JVP appoints its own committee to probe corruptions

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today announced that it has appointed a three member committee in a bid to gather facts in connection with allegations of corruptions, misuse of public property, and funds during the previous government. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 25, 2015  5:59 pm

Lankan jailed for molesting schoolgirl in shop

Lankan jailed for molesting schoolgirl in shop

A Sri Lankan clerk has been jailed for six months for molesting an 11-year-old schoolgirl while she was in a shop with her parents in Dubai. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 25, 2015  5:13 pm

Govt. looks to improve rights record

Govt. looks to improve rights record

Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith P Perera said, President Maithripala Sirisenas international affairs advisor, Jayantha Dhanapala is to travel to Geneva. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 25, 2015  4:20 pm

Open House by the Indian High Commission on Jan.30

Open House by the Indian High Commission on Jan.30

The Indian High Commission in Colombo will hold an Open House to re-adress issues under its jurisdiction. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 25, 2015  3:40 pm

Welikada OIC sentenced to 1 year in prison

Welikada OIC sentenced to 1 year in prison

The officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Welikada Police Station, Chief Inspector Kamal Rasika Amarasinghe, has been sentenced to one year in prison by the Nuwara Eliya Magistrates Court in connection with a case filed by the Department of Wildlife. MORE..

| January 25, 2015  3:21 pm

India work hard to prevent intruders from Sri Lanka

India work hard to prevent intruders from Sri Lanka

Indian district police have made elaborate security arrangements, activating all border check-posts, intensifying patrolling along the coast and posting guards at the century-old Pamban rail bridge ahead of the Republic Day celebrations on Monday. MORE....

(0)Comments | January 25, 2015  1:15 pm

I will contest at the next General Election- Dayasiri

I will contest at the next General Election- Dayasiri

Chief Minister of the North Western Province Dayasiri Jayasekara said that he has decided to contest at the next General Election under the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) ticket. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 25, 2015  12:37 pm

Lalith Weeratunga clarifies on Presidential Secretariat vehicles

Lalith Weeratunga clarifies on Presidential Secretariat vehicles

Former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga says that the 53 vehicles belonging to the Presidential Secretariat which were recently found at a vehicle yard in Pita Kotte, were removed from service after following proper procedures. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 25, 2015  12:07 pm

New Zealand wrap up Sri Lanka series with 120-run win

New Zealand wrap up Sri Lanka series with 120-run win

New Zealand have beaten Sri Lanka by 120 runs in the sixth ODI at the University Oval this morning to wrap up victory in the seven-game series. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 25, 2015  11:04 am

Child dies after falling from 22nd floor of apartment complex

Child dies after falling from 22nd floor of apartment complex

A four-year-old girl has died after falling off the 22nd floor of the Havelock City Apartment Complex in Wellawatta, police said. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 25, 2015  10:21 am
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Black Caps beat Sri Lanka by 108 runs in 5th ODI

Black Caps beat Sri Lanka by 108 runs in 5th ODI

A 360 for five buffer, including a world record sixth-wicket partnership, gifted New Zealand the fifth one-day international against Sri Lanka by 108 runs, despite a spirited chase. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 23, 2015  11:15 am

Ronchi, Elliot score centuries to help NZ post 360-5

Ronchi, Elliot score centuries to help NZ post 360-5

Luke Ronchi scored his maiden one-day international century and combined in a world record 267-run partnership with Grant Elliott that resurrected New Zealands innings in the fifth one-day international against Sri Lanka on Friday. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 23, 2015  7:47 am

Jayawardene confident Malinga will be ready for World Cup

Jayawardene confident Malinga will be ready for World Cup

Lasith Malinga, who has not played since his ankle surgery last September, has begun bowling and will likely feature in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 22, 2015  5:15 pm

Williamson ton helps New Zealand win 4th ODI

Williamson ton helps New Zealand win 4th ODI

A century from in-form batsman Kane Williamson and some clutch hitting from Luke Ronchi saw the Black Caps to a four wicket win over Sri Lanka in Nelson on Tuesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2015  11:18 am

Sri Lanka set Black Caps target of 277

Sri Lanka set Black Caps target of 277

A strong death bowling performance has left New Zealand needing 277 to take a 2-1 lead in their seven match ODI series with Sri Lanka, in Nelson. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 20, 2015  7:38 am

Entertainment

Tamil writer quits after book sparks protests in India

Tamil writer quits after book sparks protests in India

An Indian novelist went into hiding and said he has quit writing after his latest book about a womans efforts to get pregnant with a stranger sparked virulent protests by right-wing Hindu and caste groups. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 24, 2015  01:52 pm

Boyhood tops Golden Globes, Grand Budapest upsets

Boyhood tops Golden Globes, Grand Budapest upsets

Hollywood toasted free speech in its myriad forms, from Je Suis Charlie tributes to George Clooney punchlines, at an earnest Golden Globes on Sunday, where the tender coming-of-age drama Boyhood topped all films. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 12, 2015  11:48 am

Jacqueline Fernandez named PETA Indias Woman of the Year

Jacqueline Fernandez named PETA Indias Woman of the Year

Jacqueline Fernandez has been named PETA Indias Woman of the Year. The Sri Lankan beauty queen-turned-actress has been praised for using her celebrity status to highlight animal rights. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 21, 2014  10:28 am

People receive unexpected amount of money: how they responded was amazing

People receive unexpected amount of money: how they responded was amazing

An intriguing social experiment indicates what the respond of the people when a stranger gives away an unexpected amount of money for their works. MORE...

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The Brave New World of Windows 10

The Brave New World of Windows 10

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a slew of new features and capabilities coming in Windows 10: the convergence of the desktop and mobile; the advent of the killer universal app; more power and features for personal digital assistant Cortana.....

(0)Comments | January 24, 2015  02:32 pm

Android One program expands to Sri Lanka

Android One program expands to Sri Lanka

Google on Monday announced that Android One phones are finally ready to debut outside the Indian market. Select Android One smartphones will be released in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka in the coming weeks. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  11:27 am

Google translate adds 10 more languages, including Sinhala

Google translate adds 10 more languages, including Sinhala

Google has added support for 10 more languages to Google Translate, allowing an additional 200 million people to translate text to and from their native languages. Support for the 10 new languages is now live on the Google Translate web portal, and Google says that support will reach mobile apps shortly. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 13, 2014  10:24 am

Sri Lankas Mogo Reader among 9 global finalists

Sri Lankas Mogo Reader among 9 global finalists

The use of new media to fulfill day to day news requirements has been rapidly increasing in the past two decades. Researchers have found that the young generation tends to get their news through new media elements, proving the much talked decline on usage of newspapers, radio, and now even televisions. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 29, 2014  05:39 pm

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(0)Comments | October 14, 2014  12:35 pm

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