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Police replace army personnel in Mahindas security

Police replace army personnel in Mahindas security

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksas military security has been removed from today and replaced by police security, MP Namal Rajapaksa says. MORE...

video (0)Comments | May 2, 2016  10:53 am

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Why Sri Lankas economic outlook is looking less rosy - report

Why Sri Lankas economic outlook is looking less rosy - report

Sri Lankas deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) may have averted a crisis, but the bailout may undermine a key source of strength: the countrys impressive economic growth rate. MORE...

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Mahindas life in danger - Secretary

Mahindas life in danger - Secretary

Withdrawal of 50 well-trained army personnel from the security detail of the former President has placed his life in danger, Media Secretary to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 2, 2016  9:27 pm

Functions of Police Media Unit temporary suspended

Functions of Police Media Unit temporary suspended

(UPDATE) The functions of the Police Media Unit has temporary been suspended by the IGP, the police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 2, 2016  5:24 pm

Full list of VAT exempted goods and services

Full list of VAT exempted goods and services

The Government on Monday (02) announced the full list of VAT exempted goods and services list after the recent increase of new Value Added Tax (VAT). MORE...

(0)Comments | May 2, 2016  5:02 pm

Namal alleges political witch-hunt by govt.

Namal alleges political witch-hunt by govt.

With the army being removed from his familys security detail, former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksas son today accused the government of carrying out a political witch-hunt and said they have been facing such harassment from a long time. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 2, 2016  4:20 pm

Ex-LTTE cadre Prabha detained by TID

Ex-LTTE cadre Prabha detained by TID

Former LTTE cadre Krishnapillai Kalinasan alias Prabha has been detained by the Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) for interrogating, the police announced. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 2, 2016  3:23 pm

Decision to be made against absent SLFPers - Dissanayake

Decision to be made against absent SLFPers - Dissanayake

A decision will be taken on the steps to be taken against the SLFP members who did not attend the partys May Day rally held in Galle, Minister Duminda Dissanayake says. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 2, 2016  2:08 pm

Eight Nigerians among ten arrested in drug raid

Eight Nigerians among ten arrested in drug raid

Eight Nigerian nationals and two locals have been arrested for alleged possession of cocaine, the police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 2, 2016  12:54 pm

Petition filed at SC against NPC resolution on federal solution

Petition filed at SC against NPC resolution on federal solution

A petition has been filed at the Supreme Court against a resolution adopted by the Northern Province Council seeking a federal solution to the issue of the countrys Tamil community, NPC chairman C.V.K. Sivagnanam said. MORE...

| May 2, 2016  12:37 pm

LG polls in early 2017 - Faizer Mustapha

LG polls in early 2017 - Faizer Mustapha

The Local Government elections would be held in the first quarter of next year, Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Faizer Mustapha says. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 2, 2016  10:38 am

Sri Lanka sets up panel to investigate Panama Papers

Sri Lanka sets up panel to investigate Panama Papers

Cash-strapped Sri Lanka has announced it was setting up a special panel to chase after nationals likely to figure in the Panama Papers, a trove of leaked documents on global tax evasion. MORE...

video (0)Comments | May 2, 2016  10:22 am

23 hospitalized after wasp attack in Sigiriya

23 hospitalized after wasp attack in Sigiriya

At least 23 persons were injured and hospitalized after a swarm of wasps attacked a group visiting the Sigiriya rock this morning (02), Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 2, 2016  9:38 am

Discussion on Media Ministry Secretarys statement with PM today

Discussion on Media Ministry Secretarys statement with PM today

A discussion will be held between Secretary of the Ministry of Mass Media and Parliamentary Affairs Nimal Bopage and the Prime Minister on a letter issued by the Ministry regarding the use of the term Joint Opposition. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 2, 2016  8:57 am

No new VAT on any education service - Ravi

No new VAT on any education service - Ravi

Finance Minister, Ravi Karunanayake said that no new Value Added Tax (VAT) has been imposed on any education service. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 1, 2016  8:55 pm

Galle rally gives a good boost - President

Galle rally gives a good boost - President

(UPDATE) The Gazette notification to recommence fish exports to EU countries will be issued tonight (01), President Maithripala Sirisena says. MORE...

video (0)Comments | May 1, 2016  7:09 pm

Sports

Royal wins 1st leg of Bradby Shield

Royal wins 1st leg of Bradby Shield

Royal College Beat Trinity College Kandy 22-17 in the first leg of the 72nd Bradby Shield encounter played at Royal Sports Complex in Colombo on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 30, 2016  8:21 pm

Transition? Thats just an excuse for failure, Mahela blasts

  Transition? Thats just an excuse for failure, Mahela blasts

Mahela Jayawardene feels that saying Sri Lankan cricket is going through a transition period is not an excuse for the poor performance of the team recently. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 30, 2016  1:07 pm

Sri Lanka announce Test squad for England tour

Sri Lanka announce Test squad for England tour

Sri Lanka Cricket has announced a 17-member squad for their tour of England in May. Dasun Shanaka and Dhananjaya de Silva are the two young faces named in the Test squad.

(0)Comments | April 28, 2016  12:10 pm

New selection committee headed by Jayasuriya

New selection committee headed by Jayasuriya

Sri Lanka Cricket today confirmed the reappointment of Sanath Jayasuriya as chief selector, a little more than a year since he stepped down from the post. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 27, 2016  8:41 pm

ICC recognizes Thilanga as SLC chief

ICC recognizes Thilanga as SLC chief

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has recognized and allowed the SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala to represent Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) at the ICC board meeting held in Dubai. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 26, 2016  5:23 pm

Entertainment

US returns stolen ancient Buddhapada sculpture to Pakistan

US returns stolen ancient Buddhapada sculpture to Pakistan

The US has returned an ancient Buddhist stone sculpture to Pakistan, from where it was stolen in the 1980s. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 28, 2016  04:03 pm

Music icon Prince dead at 57

Music icon Prince dead at 57

Prince, who defined the sound of the 80s with songs such as Kiss and Purple Rain and defied the music industry in a fight for creative freedom, died Thursday. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 22, 2016  08:54 am

Organisers postpone AR Rahmans concert in Sri Lanka

Organisers postpone AR Rahmans concert in Sri Lanka

Two time Oscar-winning musician AR Rahman has been forced to postpone his Sri Lanka concert, which was earlier scheduled to take place on 23rd of April. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 7, 2016  02:29 pm

Spotify raises $1 Billion in debt financing

Spotify raises $1 Billion in debt financing

Music-streaming site Spotify AB has raised $1 billion in convertible debt from investors, a deal that extends the money-losing companys runway but comes with some strict guarantees, people familiar with the matter said. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 30, 2016  06:43 pm

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Facebook revenue smashes expectations as mobile ad sales surge

Facebook revenue smashes expectations as mobile ad sales surge

Facebook Incs quarterly revenue rose more than 50 percent, handily beating Wall Street expectations as its wildly popular mobile app and a push into live video lured new advertisers and encouraged existing ones to boost spending. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 28, 2016  12:25 pm

Sri Lankan IT industry leverages niche appeal

Sri Lankan IT industry leverages niche appeal

Consistently ranked as a top global destination for business process outsourcing (BPO) and IT, Sri Lankas tech services industry has grown substantially in recent years, with high expectations and ambitious targets going forward. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 23, 2016  05:09 pm

Huawei officially launches P9, P9 plus with Leica dual camera lens

Huawei officially launches P9, P9 plus with Leica dual camera lens

After over a month of speculations, rumors, and leaked images, the Huawei P9 has finally launched. It didnt arrive alone as the Chinese OEM surprised us with a Plus version. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 7, 2016  01:52 pm

WhatsApp toughens encryption to step up privacy

WhatsApp toughens encryption to step up privacy

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has strengthened the encryption of its widely used instant messaging app, a development that in theory makes it harder for law enforcement to gain access to communications. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 6, 2016  12:14 pm

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