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President vows actions against those who misused state resources

President vows actions against those who misused state resources

Those who misused state resources will be brought before the law irrespective of party, President Maithripala Sirisena says. MORE...

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Sri Lanka civil society cries foul over journalist missing case

Sri Lanka civil society cries foul over journalist missing case

Attempts are being made to suppress an investigation in the missing of a prominent journalist in Sri Lanka ahead of the 2010 presidential polls while he was working for former Army chief Sarath Fonseka, civil society activists have claimed, the Press Trust of India reported. MORE...

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No Lankans affected by Saudi Aramco residential fire

No Lankans affected by Saudi Aramco residential fire

The Foreign Employment Bureau says that no Sri Lankan has been injured from the fire that broke out at a residential block belonging to Saudi Arabian Aramco oil company at Al Koba in Saudi Arabia. MORE...

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Defence Seminar 2015 begins today

Defence Seminar 2015 begins today

The Defence Seminar 2015 organised by the Sri Lanka Army for the 5th time will be held at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo on Sept.01 and 02, said Army Commander Lt.Gen. Chrishantha de Silva. MORE...

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Ishant, Prasad, Chandimal and Thirimanne charged by ICC

Ishant, Prasad, Chandimal and Thirimanne charged by ICC

India fast bowler Ishant Sharma and Sri Lankan players Dhammika Prasad, Dinesh Chandimaland Lahiru Thirimanne have been charged by the ICC for their roles in several angry exchanges during the fourth day of the SSC Test. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 1, 2015  12:10 pm

Sajins assets case postponed to December 10

Sajins assets case postponed to December 10

The Colombo Magistrates Court on Tuesday (1) set the trial for former UPFA MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena in connection with the case filed against him by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption. The case will be taken up for hearing on December 10. MORE...

| September 1, 2015  11:59 am

Stay order on full-face helmets extended

Stay order on full-face helmets extended

The Court of Appeal on Tuesday (1) further extended the stay order issued against the circular imposing a ban on full-face helmets. MORE...

video | September 1, 2015  11:13 am

There might be an opposition party within the opposition: Vasu

There might be an opposition party within the opposition: Vasu

Under the current political climate, there might be an opposition party within the opposition, former Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara says. He made the observation during the first sitting of the Eighth Parliament this morning (1). MORE...

video (0)Comments | September 1, 2015  10:59 am

Dignity of parliament eroded over last few years - Sampanthan

Dignity of parliament eroded over last few years - Sampanthan

The dignity of the parliament has eroded over the last few years, TNA leader R. Sampanthan speaking during the maiden session of the 8th parliament said a short while ago. The TNA looks forward to fully cooperating with the new speaker, he added congratulating the newly elected speaker Karu Jayasuriya. MORE...

video (0)Comments | September 1, 2015  10:07 am

Karu elected as new Speaker

Karu elected as new Speaker

UNP MP Karu Jayasuriya has been unanimously elected as the Speaker of the 8th Parliament. His name was proposed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and seconded by former opposition leader Nimal Siripala De Silva. MORE...

video (0)Comments | September 1, 2015  9:52 am

Report on Sri Lankas missing almost ready

Report on Sri Lankas missing almost ready

The Presidential Commission on Missing Persons has almost completed its task, according to Justice Maxwell Parakrama Paranagama, chairman of the panel. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 1, 2015  7:56 am

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...

(0)Comments | August 31, 2015  9:03 pm

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...

(0)Comments | August 31, 2015  5:23 pm

Hamid Karzai arrives in Sri lanka

Hamid Karzai arrives in Sri lanka

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

(0)Comments | August 31, 2015  4:48 pm

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...

| August 31, 2015  3:22 pm

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...

(0)Comments | August 31, 2015  2:28 pm

Sports

India beat Sri Lanka, clinch Test series 2-1

India beat Sri Lanka, clinch Test series 2-1

India clinched the third Test match by 117 runs and with it the series, bowling out Sri Lanka for 268 on the fifth and final day of the match at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground here on Tuesday.

(0)Comments | September 1, 2015  4:22 pm

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

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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