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Sobitha Thero calls for the ban of school big matches

Sobitha Thero calls for the ban of school big matches

Owing to the recent ‘inconsiderate’ behaviour of students from two leading schools in Colombo, former leader of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thero on Monday called for the ban of school big matches in Sri Lanka. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 20, 2017  5:35 pm

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FCID questions Namal about spiritual amulet given to him by astrologer

FCID questions Namal about spiritual amulet given to him by astrologer

Hambantota district MP Namal Rajapaksa arrived at the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) to give a statement on Monday afternoon. MORE...

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Amid international pressure, govt. is hunting war heroes - PHU

Amid international pressure, govt. is hunting war heroes - PHU

Amid pressure from the international community, this government is sacrificing war heroes, the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) alleged on Monday. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 20, 2017  6:20 pm

17-year-old hacked to death in Thalawa

17-year-old hacked to death in Thalawa

The police have made an arrest in connection with the murder of a 17-year-old youth in Nabada, Thalawa, police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 20, 2017  5:57 pm

Assault on journalist Noyahr: army personnel suspended

Assault on journalist Noyahr: army personnel suspended

The service of the army personnel including a Major who were arrested and remanded on the charges of abducting and assaulting journalist Keith Noyahr have been suspended, it was reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 20, 2017  5:52 pm

President to lose authority he possessed on LG bodies - Vidura

President to lose authority he possessed on LG bodies - Vidura

According to the terms of the new Constitution, the President would lose the authority he possessed on the Local Government bodies, MP Vidura Wickremanayake says. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 20, 2017  4:59 pm

Central Bank of Sri Lanka launches data library

Central Bank of Sri Lanka launches data library

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) today launched a Data Library to the general public via the CBSL external website. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 20, 2017  3:55 pm

Election for Bar Association postponed until further notice

Election for Bar Association postponed until further notice

The election to decide a President to the Bar Association which was scheduled to be held on Tuesday has been postponed until further notice, the Secretary of the association said. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 20, 2017  3:16 pm

Pillayan further remanded until March 06

Pillayan further remanded until March 06

Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, who was arrested in connection with the murder of ex-MP Joseph Pararajasingham, has been further remanded until March 06. MORE...

| February 20, 2017  2:08 pm

Stay Order against full-face helmet ban extended

Stay Order against full-face helmet ban extended

The Court of Appeal today extended the stay order issued against the police circular imposing a ban on full-face helmets in the country. MORE...

| February 20, 2017  1:41 pm

DC to hear petition on SLFP chairmanship on 13 March

DC to hear petition on SLFP chairmanship on 13 March

The Colombo District Court on Monday decided to take up for hearing the petition filed seeking an order to re-appoint former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). MORE...

| February 20, 2017  12:49 pm

IGP leaves for Japan

IGP leaves for Japan

The IGP and several officers have left the island to take part in the 22nd Asia Pacific Operational Drug Enforcement Conference. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 20, 2017  12:09 pm

No bail for Wimal, remanded until 6 March

No bail for Wimal, remanded until 6 March

Former minister Wimal Weerawansa, who was arrested on charges of misusing state vehicles, has been further remanded until March 06 after being produced before the Fort Magistrate’s Court on Monday. MORE...

video | February 20, 2017  11:25 am

Plans are underway to retrieve powers - Isura

Plans are underway to retrieve powers - Isura

A proposal has been handed over to all the Provincial Councils against the enactment of the Urban Development Authority (UDA) to decentralize some of the powers of the Local Government bodies, Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya says. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 20, 2017  11:12 am

Search continues for missing pilgrims in Katukurunda

Search continues for missing pilgrims in Katukurunda

The search for missing persons of the boat which capsized in sea off Katukurunda coast with a group of pilgrims continues for the second day with assistance from the Navy. MORE...

video (0)Comments | February 20, 2017  10:38 am

Indonesian Naval ship arrives to Sri Lanka

Indonesian Naval ship arrives to Sri Lanka

Making a goodwill visit, an Indonesian Naval ship has arrived to the country, the Navy said. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 20, 2017  10:04 am

Sports

List of players sold and unsold at IPL auction 2017

List of players sold and unsold at IPL auction 2017

List of players sold and unsold at IPL auction 2017. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 20, 2017  6:00 pm

Sri Lanka take unassailable 2-0 lead, win second T20I by 2 two wickets

Sri Lanka take unassailable 2-0 lead, win second T20I by 2 two wickets

Asela Gunaratne smashed a boundary off the last ball to secure a thrilling two-wicket victory for Sri Lanka against Australia in the second Twenty20 Internationals on Sunday.

(0)Comments | February 19, 2017  5:42 pm

Richardson debuts, Australia bat first

Richardson debuts, Australia bat first

Sri Lankan new skipper Upul Tharanga won the toss and chose to bowl in the second Twenty20 international against Australia. Perth Scorchers quick handed his maiden T20 cap while Adam Zampa is surprisingly dropped.

(0)Comments | February 19, 2017  1:52 pm

Sri Lanka clinch Melbourne thriller

Sri Lanka clinch Melbourne thriller

Chamara Kapugedera smashed a boundary off the last ball to secure a thrilling five-wicket victory for Sri Lanka against Australia in the first Twenty20 Internationals on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 17, 2017  5:59 pm

Sri Lanka keep Australia to 168

Sri Lanka keep Australia to 168

Sri Lanka kept Australia fairly quiet, limiting the hosts to 168 for six after opting to field in the opening Twenty20 international in Melbourne on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 17, 2017  4:26 pm

Entertainment

Kutcher pushes to end human trafficking

Kutcher pushes to end human trafficking

Actor and activist, Ashton Kutcher, went before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, in an effort to end human trafficking and modern slavery. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 17, 2017  03:27 pm

YouTube and Disney sever ties with PewDiePie over anti-Semitic videos

YouTube and Disney sever ties with PewDiePie over anti-Semitic videos

YouTube and Disney have cut ties with influential Swedish YouTube star PewDiePie after he posted several videos that were deemed anti-Semitic. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 15, 2017  02:39 pm

‘Burning Birds’ (Davena Vihagun): Film Review

‘Burning Birds’ (Davena Vihagun): Film Review

Sanjeewa Pushpakumara’s drama, about a poor Sri Lankan villager’s struggle for her family’s survival after her husband’s death, bows at Rotterdam after its appearances in Busan and Tokyo. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 1, 2017  03:16 pm

French beauty crowned Miss Universe, first since 1953

French beauty crowned Miss Universe, first since 1953

France won its first Miss Universe crown in 64 years on Monday in a made-for-television spectacle where finalists spoke out on the refugee crisis and other hot-button global issues. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 31, 2017  01:14 pm

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Technology

Google hails net balloon ‘breakthrough’

Google hails net balloon ‘breakthrough’

The Project Loon team, part of the company’s X research lab, said it was now able to use machine learning to predict weather systems. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 17, 2017  03:11 pm

Apple’s iPhone 8 could get curved OLED screens

Apple’s iPhone 8 could get curved OLED screens

There have been rumors (and also this) about Apple‘s iPhone 8 getting curved OLED displays to replace the LCD panels of iPhones past. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 14, 2017  05:38 pm

Oculus ordered to pay $500 million in ZeniMax lawsuit

Oculus ordered to pay $500 million in ZeniMax lawsuit

Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus just became a half billion more expensive. A jury in Dallas, Texas has awarded ZeniMax Media $500 million after finding that Palmer Luckey (and by extension Oculus VR) violated the terms of a non-disclosure agreement. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 2, 2017  05:26 pm

Google employees rally against Trump’s immigration ban

Google employees rally against Trump’s immigration ban

Over 2,000 Google employees rallied against President Donald Trump’s executive order that bans immigration from seven majority Muslim countries today. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 31, 2017  01:49 pm

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