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External elements could be involved in Jaffna violence: TNA

External elements could be involved in Jaffna violence: TNA

Those wanting to portray the govt. in poor light could be behind the recent violence at Jaffna town, says TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2015  4:05 pm

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Eight-hour water cut today

Eight-hour water cut today

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWS&DB) has announced an eight-hour water cut from 9.00 pm on Wednesday (6) to 5.00 am in certain parts of Colombo, due to necessary repair work. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 26, 2015  12:30 pm

Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest in parliamentary polls - report

Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest in parliamentary polls - report

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had informed his close aides that he will contest in the parliamentary elections which are expected to be held in the country in July, a senior opposition member said on Monday. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2015  11:35 am

Gnanasara Thero released on bail

Gnanasara Thero released on bail

The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization, Ven. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, has been released on bail by the Colombo Magistrates Court, after he was arrested on a pending warrant earlier today. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2015  11:09 am

Gnanasara thero arrested

Gnanasara thero arrested

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thera has been arrested after he produced himself at the Cinnamon Gardens Police. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 26, 2015  9:59 am

Court issues stay order banning protests in Chunnakam

Court issues stay order banning protests in Chunnakam

The Mallakam Court issued a stay order banning any processions or protests up to 14 days from today within the Chunnakam police area in Jaffna, police said. MORE..

| May 26, 2015  9:57 am

JVP to boycott National Executive Council

JVP to boycott National Executive Council

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says that it would no longer participate in the National Executive Council. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2015  9:14 am

Govt. welcomes Cannes award for refugee movie

Govt. welcomes Cannes award for refugee movie

Sri Lankas government hailed the awarding of Cannes top prize to a film highlighting the plight of the Tamil minority during the islands civil war, saying authorities were working to redress past injustices. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 26, 2015  8:20 am

Film on slain LTTE presenter banned in India

Film on slain LTTE presenter banned in India

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to certify Porkalathil Oru Poo, a film based on real life story of television journalist, Isaipriya, who was allegedly killed in captivity by the Sri Lankan armed forces in the final stages of the civil war in 2009... MORE

(0)Comments | May 26, 2015  8:08 am

Eighteen asylum-seekers boats stopped

Eighteen asylum-seekers boats stopped

Australian authorities have prevented at least 18 boats, from countries including Sri Lanka, carrying asylum-seekers from arriving in the country since the conservative government came to power in September 2013, an official said Monday. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2015  9:47 pm

Several UNP MPs to join the opposition, says Dinesh

Several UNP MPs to join the opposition, says Dinesh

Leader of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna and former Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said several Parliamentarians attached to the United National Party (UNP) will defect to the opposition within next few weeks. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2015  5:45 pm

Director General of Customs resigns

Director General of Customs resigns

Director General- Department of Customs Jagath P. Wijeweera on Monday (25) said he tendered his resignation to the Secretary of the Finance Ministry. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2015  3:46 pm

UK visa applicant arrested for fraud

UK visa applicant arrested for fraud

A 30-year old man from the Jaffna was arrested for using deception in his UK visit visa application. He was found to have previously applied under a different identity. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2015  3:19 pm

Three persons killed in Maradana building fire

Three persons killed in Maradana building fire

Three persons were killed in a building fire in Maradana on Monday (25) afternoon. MORE...

video (0)Comments | May 25, 2015  2:36 pm

Angry mob attacks police team in Palai

Angry mob attacks police team in Palai

A suspect was shot and injured while in police custody as he attempted to flee from the officers in Aduthurai area Palai, last evening (24), the police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2015  1:28 pm

Trichy police remove Prabhakaran hoardings

Trichy police remove Prabhakaran hoardings

Tension prevailed for a while at different places in the city yesterday, when a group of volunteers of the Naam Tamilar Katchi objected to the Indian police action of removing the partys flex hoardings, carrying the portraits of the banned LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran, erected by them here. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2015  11:51 am
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Sangakkara wins CEAT Cricketer of the Year award

Sangakkara wins CEAT Cricketer of the Year award

Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara, on Monday, was announced as the CEAT International Cricketer of the Year in a glittering ceremony in Mumbai. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2015  10:59 am

Mumbai Indians Win Second IPL Crown

Mumbai Indians Win Second IPL Crown

Mumbai Indians love affair with Eden Gardens contiuned as they clinched their second IPL title following a crushing 41-run win over Chennai Super Kings in a lop-sided summit clash, here tonight. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2015  7:51 am

Royal College win 71st Bradby Shield

Royal College win 71st Bradby Shield

Royal College Colombo won the 71st Bradby Shield encounter after defeating Trinity College Kandy 49-0 in the second leg at Royal College Grounds on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 23, 2015  7:32 pm

Zimbabwe cricketers arrive in Pakistan for historic tour

Zimbabwe cricketers arrive in Pakistan for historic tour

Zimbabwes cricket team is in Pakistan, the first Test-playing nation to visit the country in six years. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 19, 2015  4:52 pm

SL Women win second ODI against West Indies

SL Women win second ODI against West Indies

Sri Lanka womens cricket team secured a win against West Indies in the second ODI match of the tour of West Indies by six wickets a short while ago in Colombo. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 15, 2015  4:30 pm

Entertainment

Dheepan wins Palme dOr in upset Cannes finale

Dheepan wins Palme dOr in upset Cannes finale

The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiards Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festivals coveted top honor, the Palme dOr. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2015  11:29 am

Johnny Depps dogs face death in Australia

Johnny Depps dogs face death in Australia

Johnny Depps pet dogs Pistol and Boo have been ordered by Australia to bugger off back to Hollywood or face being put down after he flew the terriers into the country illegally -- as thousands signed a petition to save them. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 15, 2015  10:44 am

High Court suspends Salman Khans jail sentence

High Court suspends Salman Khans jail sentence

The Mumbai high court suspended on Friday actor Salman Khans jail term in the 2002 hit-and-run case, pending appeal, giving him temporary reprieve. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 8, 2015  01:52 pm

Kate and Prince William name princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Kate and Prince William name princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

The Princess of Cambridge has finally been revealed to the world as Charlotte Elizabeth Diana - in a touching nod to her grandfather, her grandmother and her great-grandmother. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 5, 2015  09:36 am

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LG launches smartwatch at Rs 30,000 in India

LG launches smartwatch at Rs 30,000 in India

LG Electronics Tuesday launched LG Watch Urbane at Rs 30,000 in India powered by the Android Wear which works seamlessly with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 19, 2015  05:07 pm

Worlds first self-powered video camera developed

Worlds first self-powered video camera developed

The worlds first self-powered video camera that runs without a battery and can produce an image each second has been developed by researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 16, 2015  04:11 pm

Sri Lanka develops cheap rainfall forecasting device

Sri Lanka develops cheap rainfall forecasting device

Scientists in Sri Lanka have developed mobile weather stations capable of capturing and transmitting near real-time rainfall data. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 19, 2015  10:54 am

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

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