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Danuna Thilakaratne surrenders to court; released on bail

Danuna Thilakaratne surrenders to court; released on bail

Danuna Thilakaratne, son-in-law of former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka, has been released on bail after he surrendered to the Colombo High Court over the Hicorp fraud case. MORE..

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Pakistan hangs mastermind in Sri Lanka cricket team attack

Pakistan hangs mastermind in Sri Lanka cricket team attack

The Pakistani government on Friday hung two convicted terrorists in the first executions after the prime minister ended a moratorium on the death penalty in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that killed 148 students and staff in Peshawar. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 20, 2014  11:51 am

Landslide warning issued for 4 districts

Landslide warning issued for 4 districts

The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) today issued a landslide warning for 4 districts in the country, if prevailing inclement weather conditions continue in the next 24 hours. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 20, 2014  10:51 am

500 Goans to attend Sri Lanka canonisation ceremony

500 Goans to attend Sri Lanka canonisation ceremony

Five hundred Goans will be granted financial assistance of 12,000 Indian rupees each for a trip to Sri Lanka for the canonisation ceremony of Blessed Joseph Vaz early next year, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 20, 2014  9:55 am

Eheliyagoda PS chairman supports Maithripala

Eheliyagoda PS chairman supports Maithripala

The Chairman of the UPFA-controlled Eheliyagoda Pradeshiya Sabha, Sarath Sandanayake, has decided to support Common Opposition Candidate Maithripala Sirisena at the upcoming Presidential Election in January.

(0)Comments | December 19, 2014  5:29 pm

I fulfilled an obligation to Sarath Fonseka Ketagoda

I fulfilled an obligation to Sarath Fonseka  Ketagoda

Former Deputy Leader of the Democratic Party (DP) MP Jayantha Ketagoda, who recently joined the UPFA and pledged support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, says that he did not think about himself when he crossed over to the government. MORE..

video (0)Comments | December 19, 2014  5:02 pm

Maithripala launches election manifesto

Maithripala launches election manifesto

Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena today launched his manifesto for the 2015 Presidential Election. Sirisena, who is contesting under the swan symbol of the New Democratic Front promises sustainable short-term and long-term solutions to existing issues in several fields in the country. MORE..

video (0)Comments | December 19, 2014  3:13 pm

Three supporters of Muthuhettigama remanded over arson attack on Maithri stage

Three supporters of Muthuhettigama remanded over arson attack on Maithri stage

Three supporters of Deputy Minister Nishantha Muthuhettigama that were arrested over the alleged torching of common candidate Maithripala Sirisenas election stage in Wanduramba have been remanded until December 29. MORE...

video | December 19, 2014  3:00 pm

Two dead after earth mound collapses on home

Two dead after earth mound collapses on home

A 32-year-old woman and her 6-year-old daughter died after an earth embankment collapsed on their house in the Hasalaka area in Kandy this morning. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 19, 2014  1:31 pm

Special security arrangement for Presidential Election

Special security arrangement for Presidential Election

The Police Department says that a special security arrangement will be in operation for the 2015 Presidential Election with a contingent of 12,000 police officers bieng deployed to maintain law and order during the pre-election period. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 19, 2014  11:36 am

No holidays for postal workers until polls

No holidays for postal workers until polls

The Department of Post has decided to cancel the holidays of all postal employees until the Presidential Election on January 08, 2015. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 19, 2014  11:30 am

Sole survivor of Hokandara plane crash dies

Sole survivor of Hokandara plane crash dies

The death toll from the plane crash in Hokandara reached five as the sole survivor of the tragic incident succumbed to injuries at the Colombo National Hospital last night. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 19, 2014  10:14 am

Nepal-Lanka air links set to resume by Feb

Nepal-Lanka air links set to resume by Feb

Direct air links between Nepal and Sri Lanka are set to resume after a break of two and a half decades with Colombo-based carrier Mihin Lanka planning to begin services by February, Nepal Tourism Ministry officials said. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 19, 2014  10:11 am

Indian fishermen further remanded

Indian fishermen further remanded

A Sri Lankan court today extended till December 31 the remand of 38 Tamil Nadu fishermen, arrested for allegedly fishing in the territorial waters of the island nation between September and November this year, the Press Trust of India reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 18, 2014  7:13 pm

I have no faith in astrologers- Maithri

 I have no faith in astrologers- Maithri

Opposition Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena while addressing an election rally expressed that he has no faith or belief in astrologers or personal horoscopes. MORE...

video (0)Comments | December 18, 2014  5:46 pm

Heavy rain falls at some places in the island

Heavy rain falls at some places in the island

Heavy rain falls (more than 100 mm) are also expected at some places, the Met. Dept. predicts MORE...

(0)Comments | December 18, 2014  4:43 pm
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Sports

Cook sacked as England captain: reports

Cook sacked as England captain: reports

Less than two months before the World Cup, Alastair Cook has been sacked as Englands One-Day International (ODI) captain, with Eoin Morgan chosen as his replacement, according to reports from the UK. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 20, 2014  11:05 am

Sri Lanka bat first in dead rubber

Sri Lanka bat first in dead rubber

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat in the seventh and final one-day international against England at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2014  2:38 pm

Jayawardene to bid final goodbye to home ODIs against England

Jayawardene to bid final goodbye to home ODIs against England

Making it obvious that he will retire after the 2015 World Cup, former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene on Monday revealed on social media that the seventh and final ODI against England on Tuesday will be his last at home turf.

(0)Comments | December 15, 2014  4:44 pm

Sri Lanka win 6th ODI to clinch series

Sri Lanka win 6th ODI to clinch series

Sri Lankan fast bowler Suranga Lakmal picked up 4 wickets as England were bowled out for 202 runs giving the home team a 90-run victory in the 6th ODI played at Pallekele on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 13, 2014  5:31 pm

Sangakkara hits 20th ODI century as Sri Lanka post 292-7

Sangakkara hits 20th ODI century as Sri Lanka post 292-7

Kumar Sangakkara hit his 20th one-day hundred to propel Sri Lanka to 292-7 in the sixth game of the one-day series against England on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 13, 2014  2:26 pm

Entertainment

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...

video (0)Comments | December 11, 2014  06:44 pm

Romesh Gunesekeras Noontide Toll shortlisted for DSC Literature Prize

Romesh Gunesekeras Noontide Toll shortlisted for DSC Literature Prize

The field for the the richest literary prize in south Asia, an eye-popping (for most writers) $50,000 has been halved from the ten-strong longlist. In the fray now are one of the worlds top three writers of Indian origin, vying with one of the worlds top three Sri Lankan authors, two writers from Pakistan, and an author-translator from India....

(0)Comments | November 30, 2014  03:27 pm

Imaya liyanage wins silver medal at Miss Earth talent competition

Imaya liyanage wins silver medal at Miss Earth talent competition

Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Earth 2014 Imaya liyanage, who at the moment is representing Sri Lanka at the prestigious Miss Earth pageant , won the silver medal at the Miss Talent competition ( group 2). MORE..

(0)Comments | November 24, 2014  03:20 pm

Happy New Year becomes 1st highest opening Bollywood film in Sri Lanka

Happy New Year becomes 1st highest opening Bollywood film in Sri Lanka

Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt Ltd, makers of 2014 Diwali release Happy New Year, has announced that the box-office collection of the movie at the domestic centres is Rs 183.12 cr at the end of the first week of release. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 4, 2014  10:50 am

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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

Sony Pictures Hacked And Blackmailed

Sony Pictures Hacked And Blackmailed

Today, employees across the Sony Pictures offices were greeted with a strange picture as they tried to login to their computers. Since this afternoon, computers at the company have been completely unresponsive, showing a glowering CGI skeleton, a series of URL addresses, and a threatening message from a hacker group....

(0)Comments | November 25, 2014  12:33 pm

LG G3 Review on Derana Tech Guru - Episode 11

LG G3 Review on Derana Tech Guru - Episode 11

Watch the latest episode of Derana Tech Guru (Tech in Sinhala), Sri Lankas first internationally standard technology programme. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 20, 2014  11:00 am

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A good lesson for others cops

A group of police officers apologized to several MPs including Vijitha Herath and Arjuna Ranatunga following a hearing at the Supreme Court on October 07, pertaining to an incident which had taken place in 2010. ...

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

Still no invitation for Gota

Speculation has been rife regarding a possible calling for Sri Lanka powerful Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to enter into mainstream politics, following in the footsteps ...

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Kodikara for President

After the President had made his announcement, Western Provincial Council Minister Upali Kodikara posed a question to the party leader. Sir, will there be a problem ...

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