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Political settlement with Tamils must for stability: PM

Political settlement with Tamils must for stability: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said a political settlement with the minority Tamil community is a prerequisite for a stable and secure country. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 29, 2015  10:27 pm

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GCE O/L 2014 results released

GCE O/L 2014 results released

GCE Ordinary Level Examination 2014 results have been released, the Examinations Chief told Ada Derana. Results could be obtained via www.doenets.lk and www.results.exams.gov.lk

(0)Comments | March 30, 2015  6:17 am

Lanka for Indias inclusion in regional cooperation with China

Lanka for Indias inclusion in regional cooperation with China

Sri Lanka has backed Chinas surprise initiative to make India an important component of a regional cooperation to address New Delhis concerns over Chinese involvement in large-scale projects in the country, a senior Sri Lankan minister has said. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 29, 2015  10:23 pm

UK girl finds her SL family after 18 years of waiting

UK girl finds her SL family after 18 years of waiting

Poppy Royal, 21, always knew she was adopted. Then two years ago she decided she needed to find out the truth about the family shed never met. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 29, 2015  5:21 pm

Mihin Lanka flight in emergency landing at BIA

Mihin Lanka flight in emergency landing at BIA

A Mihin Lanka flight bound for Bangladesh has made an emergency landing at the Katunayake airport following a technical snag on Sunday (29) morning. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 29, 2015  4:12 pm

Australia beat New Zealand in final to win World Cup

Australia beat New Zealand in final to win World Cup

Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday to win the World Cup for the fifth time and send their retiring captain Michael Clarke out as a winner. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 29, 2015  3:47 pm

LG bodies get more time

LG bodies get more time

Minister Karu Jayasuriya says that the Government has decided to extend the terms of 234 local government bodies till 15 & 31 May. A gazette notification will be issued soon, in this regard, the Minister added. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 29, 2015  2:55 pm

Pakistan expresses grief over death of Presidents brother

Pakistan expresses grief over death of Presidents brother

The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan at Colombo, Dr. Sarfraz Sipra has expressed his deep shock, heartfelt condolences and sympathies on behalf of the people and the Government of Pakistan on tragic demise of Priyantha Sirisena, the youngest brother of President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 29, 2015  2:34 pm

Special agent to monitor NP projects

Special agent to monitor NP projects

A special agent will be appointed in order to supervise the activities and monitor the progress of projects in the Northern Province, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe said on Sunday (29). MORE...

(0)Comments | March 29, 2015  12:46 pm

Pablo de Greiff to visit Sri Lanka today

Pablo de Greiff to visit Sri Lanka today

UN Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparations, and Guarantees of Non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, will arrive in Sri Lanka for a six-day visit, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Sunday (29). MORE...

(0)Comments | March 29, 2015  12:06 pm

17-year old girl drowned in Galaboda Ella

17-year old girl drowned in Galaboda Ella

A 17-year old girl has drowned while bathing in the Galaboda Ella (waterfall) in Nawalapitiya on Saturday (28). Her body was recovered last evening, the police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 29, 2015  10:53 am

India and Sri Lanka to fight ISI influence

India and Sri Lanka to fight ISI influence

Top intelligence sources said that some Pakistani embassy staff were allegedly using their diplomatic cover in promoting ISIs anti-India activities. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 29, 2015  7:36 am

UPDATE: President addresses Boao Forum in China

UPDATE: President addresses Boao Forum in China

The theme of this years Boao Forum, Asias new future towards a community of common destiny, is relevant and dynamic, President Maithripala Sirisena said on Saturday (28). MORE...

video (0)Comments | March 28, 2015  5:32 pm

Lankas IT literacy rate increases to 25%

Lankas IT literacy rate increases to 25%

Sri Lankas Information Technology literacy has increased to 25 per cent, the Government Information Department announced today. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 28, 2015  5:24 pm

Four Indian ships arrive at the port of Trincomalee

Four Indian ships arrive at the port of Trincomalee

Indian Naval Ships, TIR, KESARI, SUDARSHANI and Indian Coast Guard Ship VARUNA belonging to the first training squadron of the Indian Navy arrived at the port of Trincomalee. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 28, 2015  3:31 pm

Obama honours Sri Lankan science mentor

Obama honours Sri Lankan science mentor

An Indian-American and a Sri Lankan-origin scientist and teacher are among fourteen individuals and one organization named winners of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). MORE...

(0)Comments | March 28, 2015  2:05 pm
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Guptill follows McCullum cheaply in World Cup final

Guptill follows McCullum cheaply in World Cup final

Spinner Glenn Maxwell bowled Martin Guptill with his second delivery as New Zealand lost both their openers in the first 12 overs of the World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

(0)Comments | March 29, 2015  11:35 am

Clarke announces ODI retirement

Clarke announces ODI retirement

Australias skippers shock announcement that he will quit one-day internationals after the World Cup final against New Zealand.

(0)Comments | March 28, 2015  1:36 pm

Injuries, fielding hurt Sri Lankas chances in World Cup: Mathews

 Injuries, fielding hurt Sri Lankas chances in World Cup: Mathews

A combination of poor fielding and regularly losing players through injuries has hurt Sri Lankas chances in the cricket World Cup, captain Angelo Mathews said on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 28, 2015  1:37 am

Kumar Dharmasena first to play and umpire in WC final

Kumar Dharmasena first to play and umpire in WC final

Kumar Dharmasenas involvement in an umpiring blunder on the first day of the World Cup has not stopped him from being selected to officiate on the final day - and in the process become the first player to feature in a World Cup final as both an umpire and player. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 27, 2015  3:29 pm

Australia crush sorry India to advance to another World Cup Final

Australia crush sorry India to advance to another World Cup Final

Indias defence of their ICC Cricket World Cup title came to a disappointing end at the hands of Australia on a spin-friendly wicket at Sydney as the hosts cruised to a 96 run win to advance to their 7th World Cup final. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 26, 2015  5:04 pm

Entertainment

Sri Lankan scientists reveal method to eat rice and lose weight

Sri Lankan scientists reveal method to eat rice and lose weight

Are you avoiding rice to control your weight? You may soon get to relish your favourite rice delicacies as introducing a little change in cooking methods can cut calorie content by half, researchers say. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 24, 2015  03:45 pm

Disrobed monk among Mars One Mission finalists

Disrobed monk among Mars One Mission finalists

Mars, it has been the center of many sci-fi movies and books, and now theres a group making plans to colonize the planet. There are 100 candidates to make the one-way trip on the Mars One Mission and one of them lives in Sarasota. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 24, 2015  11:49 am

BBC suspends Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson

BBC suspends Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson, the hugely popular host of the car program Top Gear who relishes the politically incorrect, was suspended by the BBC yesterday after a mysterious fracas with a producer. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 11, 2015  04:40 pm

Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

US actor Harrison Ford has been injured in a small plane crash in Los Angeles. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 7, 2015  01:19 pm

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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

Android One program expands to Sri Lanka

Android One program expands to Sri Lanka

Google on Monday announced that Android One phones are finally ready to debut outside the Indian market. Select Android One smartphones will be released in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka in the coming weeks. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  11:27 am

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

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