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UPDATE: Wariyapola girl arrested

UPDATE: Wariyapola girl arrested

A girl from Wariyapola, who got the attention of media after a video footage released on social media sites showing she was slapping a young person, was arrested, this morning. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 27, 2014  11:59 am

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Polling cards out tomorrow

Polling cards out tomorrow

Polling cards for the Uva Provincial Council election will be distributed to people from 29 August (tomorrow) onwards, the Department of Post said. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 28, 2014  10:22 am

Lanka not interested in 13th amendement implementation - TNA

Lanka not interested in 13th amendement implementation - TNA

Tamil National Alliance leader and Sri Lankan MP R Sampanthan today alleged that the island nation government was not interested in implementing the 13th Amendment and was only impeding the functioning of the Northern Provincial Council. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 28, 2014  8:39 am

Two Indians arrested for possessing sensitive pictures

Two Indians arrested for possessing sensitive pictures

Two Indian nationals have been arrested by the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) for allegedly possessing photographs of Sri Lanka’s Parliament and Prime Minister’s residence, police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 27, 2014  8:01 pm

Packer plan for Sri Lanka Crown casino faces fresh delay on legal hitch - minister

Packer plan for Sri Lanka Crown casino faces fresh delay on legal hitch - minister

Australian gambling tycoon James Packer’s Crown Ltd is facing months of new delays in building a planned $400 million Sri Lanka hotel and casino resort due to unspecified legal issues, a government minister said on Wednesday, Reuters news agency reports.

(0)Comments | August 27, 2014  5:48 pm

Two more suspicious containers detected

Two more suspicious containers detected

Two more suspicious cargo containers believed to contain drugs have been detained by the Customs Revenue Task Force (RTF) at Orugodawatta container yard upon its arrival from Karachi in Pakistan. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 27, 2014  4:26 pm

‘Solution must come from within Sri Lanka’ - Douglas

‘Solution must come from within Sri Lanka’ - Douglas

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphasis on devolution of political rights to Tamils is welcome, a solution has to come ultimately from within Sri Lanka, Tamil politician and Cabinet Minister Douglas Devananda said, the Hindu reports. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 27, 2014  4:12 pm

Person fatally stabbed in Ratnapura

Person fatally stabbed in Ratnapura

An individual was stabbed in front of a state bank in Ratnapura over a business dispute, this morning, police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 27, 2014  3:29 pm

Uva PC polls- violence spike in Moneragala, 88 complaints so far

Uva PC polls- violence spike in Moneragala, 88 complaints so far

Some 88 election violation complaints have received so far with regard to the Uva Provincial Council polls, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) says. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 27, 2014  2:46 pm

Rough seas in Trinco and H’tota - Met. Department

Rough seas in Trinco and H’tota - Met. Department

Sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Trincomalee through Kankesanthurai and from Hambantota to Pottuvil is expected to be rough at times as winds can strengthen up to 50-60kmph, the Met Dept. said. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 27, 2014  1:34 pm

SL maid steals from future employer’s house

SL maid steals from future employer’s house

A Sri Lankan maid claimed that she stole gold jewellery of her employer as the latter had failed to pay for her work, the Dubai Criminal Court heard. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 27, 2014  12:31 pm

Heavy traffic along Darley road

Heavy traffic along Darley road

Heavy traffic reported along Darley road due to a protest in front of the Mahaweli Authority. Police have requested motorists to use alternative routes.

(0)Comments | August 27, 2014  12:14 pm

Court summons Colombo South DIG

Court summons Colombo South DIG

The Colombo High Court today issued notices to the DIG of Colombo South to appear in the court on 29 September. MORE...

| August 27, 2014  11:50 am

TNA seeks India’s help in return of refugees

TNA seeks India’s help in return of refugees

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has sought India’s help in the return of Sri Lankan refugees from India, the Hindu reports. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 27, 2014  10:39 am

To retrieve Kachatheevu we have to go to war with Sri Lanka – Indian AG

To retrieve Kachatheevu we have to go to war with Sri Lanka – Indian AG

A week before hearing on petitions by Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa and her arch rival M Karunanidhi seeking retrieval of Kachatheevu Island from Sri Lanka, attorney general Mukul Rohatgi on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the task was impossible. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 27, 2014  9:27 am

Pakistan’s Air Chief to arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow

Pakistan’s Air Chief to arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow

The Air Chief of Pakistan Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt is due to arrive in Sri Lanka on a three day visit starting 27 August on the invitation of Air Marshal K.A. Gunatilleke Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 26, 2014  10:29 pm
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Perera helps Sri Lanka draw level

Perera helps Sri Lanka draw level

Thisara Perera’s fine allround show, a 36-ball 65 and 3 for 19, helped Sri Lanka trounce Pakistan by 77 runs in the second One-Day International in Hambantota on Tuesday (August 26) to level the three-match series 1-1. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 27, 2014  5:07 pm

Sri Lanka opts to bat first in 2nd ODI

Sri Lanka opts to bat first in 2nd ODI

Sri Lanka has won the toss and elected to bat first in the second One-Day international (ODI) against Pakistan at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2014  2:18 pm

Senanayake returns after remedial work on action

Senanayake returns after remedial work on action

Sri Lanka Cricket hopes to have offspinner Sachithra Senanayake cleared by the ICC over the next few months, after biomechanics experts were confident his action had been sufficiently remedied. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 24, 2014  5:50 pm

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and sent Sri Lanka in to bat in overcast conditions in the first one-day international in Hambantota on Saturday. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 23, 2014  11:27 am

Ajmal to miss first two ODIs against Sri Lanka

Ajmal to miss first two ODIs against Sri Lanka

Pakistan’s leading off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to miss the first two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka as he has to fly to Brisbane to undergo tests on his bowling action. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 22, 2014  1:23 pm

Entertainment

Robin Williams, actor and comedian, dies at 63

Robin Williams, actor and comedian, dies at 63

Robin Williams, who died Monday at age 63, harnessed his zany comic persona to become one of Hollywood’s most celebrated and bankable movie stars. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 12, 2014  10:22 am

Shaan to perform in Colombo

Shaan to perform in Colombo

Bollywood playback singer Shaan is set to perform in Colombo, the Indian High Commission has announced. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 10, 2014  04:34 pm

Beatles documentary to be directed by Ron Howard

Beatles documentary to be directed by Ron Howard

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is to direct a documentary about the early years of the Beatles. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2014  04:06 pm

Jennifer Lopez cancels performance at World Cup in Brazil

Jennifer Lopez cancels performance at World Cup in Brazil

If you were hoping to watch Jennifer Lopez perform in Thursday’s World Cup opening ceremony, you’re out of luck. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 9, 2014  08:22 pm

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Derana Tech Guru Episode 05 – Tech in Sinhala

Derana Tech Guru Episode 05 – Tech in Sinhala

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

(0)Comments | August 25, 2014  02:47 pm

Derana Tech Guru Episode 04 – Tech in Sinhala

Derana Tech Guru Episode 04 – Tech in Sinhala

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

(0)Comments | August 15, 2014  04:02 pm

YouTube to buy Twitch for $1 billion - report

YouTube to buy Twitch for $1 billion - report

Google has reached a deal to buy game livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, according to a report by Variety. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 19, 2014  09:57 am

Apple wins close to $120M in patent lawsuit against Samsung

Apple wins close to $120M in patent lawsuit against Samsung

Samsung was ordered Friday to pay Apple $119.6 million after a California jury determined the South Korea-based company guilty of infringing Apple’s patents, Reuters reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 5, 2014  03:52 pm

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Hambantota difficult to clear

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who hosted the chief editors and media heads for his monthly breakfast meeting on Thursday (24), was asked about the attack on a group of UNP Parliamentarians which took place in Hambantota recently ...

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(0)Comments | April 27, 2014  3:28 pm

President ‘No-Balls’ Sanath

Sri Lanka’s most senior cricketers Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara had strongly criticised the country’s cricket administration, upon returning to the country after winning the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh ...

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(0)Comments | April 27, 2014  4:34 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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(0)Comments | August 11, 2014  2:18 pm
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