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Zeid highlights need for international participation in judicial mechanism

Zeid highlights need for international participation in judicial mechanism

While welcoming Sri Lanka’s ‘promising progress’ in constitutional reforms, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today urged the government to set up mechanisms to implement the resolution adopted at the UNHRC in 2015.

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  8:46 pm

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Sri Lankan woman held at KIA for drug smuggling

Sri Lankan woman held at KIA for drug smuggling

The officials of the Air Intelligence and Customs at Kempegowda International Airport arrested a 39-year-old Sri Lankan woman, who was smuggling contraband drugs to Colombo, last week. MORE...

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Deadly ‘terrorist’ attack outside British Parliament

Deadly ‘terrorist’ attack outside British Parliament

A woman was killed and a police officer stabbed near the British Houses of Parliament in London during a wild attack Wednesday that’s being treated “as a terrorist incident,” according to reports. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  9:09 pm

Sri Lanka will co-sponsor UN resolution for timeline extension - Harsha

Sri Lanka will co-sponsor UN resolution for timeline extension - Harsha

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Harsha de Silva says that Sri Lanka will be co-sponsoring a Resolution with the United States and the other main co-sponsors, for a two-year extension of the timeline for fulfilment of commitments made in UNHRC Resolution 30/1. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  9:04 pm

Lasantha’s murder: Sujeewa admits having a suspicion about SF

Lasantha’s murder: Sujeewa admits having a suspicion about SF

State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe says that he had a suspicion about Sarath Fonseka as well with regard to the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga during the previous government. MORE..

video (0)Comments | March 22, 2017  7:00 pm

Sri Lankan nabbed for alleged sexual and physical assault

Sri Lankan nabbed for alleged sexual and physical assault

In the space of 24 hours, a Sri Lankan national allegedly assaulted two women sexually and physically at Bandar Baru Uda in Malaysia. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  6:00 pm

Mahesh Senanayake appointed Army Chief of Staff

Mahesh Senanayake appointed Army Chief of Staff

Major General Mahesh Senanayake has been appointed as the chief of staff of the Sri Lankan Army. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  4:50 pm

Pensions Department suspends defence personnel pension cuts

Pensions Department suspends defence personnel pension cuts

The Department of Pensions has decided to not cut the pensions of retired, deceased and disabled armed forces personnel. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  4:43 pm

Owners of stray dogs face Rs 25,000 fine and 2 years imprisonment

Owners of stray dogs face Rs 25,000 fine and 2 years imprisonment

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers have approved a proposal put forward to carry out an amendment to the Registration of Dogs Ordinance No 25 of 1901. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  3:28 pm

Colombo is the second fastest growing port - Arjuna

Colombo is the second fastest growing port - Arjuna

Colombo Port has become the second fastest growing port among the ports which carries out terminal operations, Minister Arjuna Ranathunga stated. It is an increment of 10.6 %, he said. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  2:59 pm

Dengue Eradication Week commences in Trincomalee

Dengue Eradication Week commences in Trincomalee

Dengue Eradication Week commenced today in Trincomalee District with the participation of 150 groups including security forces, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  2:40 pm

North Korea ‘fails’ in new missile test: South

North Korea ‘fails’ in new missile test: South

A new North Korean missile test appeared to have ended in failure, according to South Korean and US officials. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  1:29 pm

Body found in rest house in Maradana

Body found in rest house in Maradana

A dead body has been found in a resthouse in Maradana, yesterday (21), Maradana police said. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  12:32 pm

Police officers to be deployed near girls’ schools in Colombo

Police officers to be deployed near girls’ schools in Colombo

Sri Lanka Police has decided to deploy teams of police officers – uniformed and in civilian clothing – near girls’ schools in and around Colombo city. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  12:20 pm

India donates water bowsers to help drought affected people

India donates water bowsers to help drought affected people

Government of India donated eight water bowsers to supply water to the people in drought affected areas. MORE...

video (0)Comments | March 22, 2017  11:20 am

Wimal goes on a hunger strike

Wimal goes on a hunger strike

MP Wimal Weerawansa is reported to have engaged in a period of fasting in prison, protesting against the refusal of his bail proposal. MORE...

video (0)Comments | March 22, 2017  10:55 am

Sports

Bangladesh hopes Sri Lanka win will bring more Tests

Bangladesh hopes Sri Lanka win will bring more Tests

Bangladesh’s historic Test victory in Sri Lanka should encourage more teams to find space in their schedules to play the fast-improving minnows, according to the head of the country’s cricket board. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  3:23 pm

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka, celebrate their 100th Test match in style

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka, celebrate their 100th Test match in style

Bangladesh celebrated their 100th Test match with a memorable win over Sri Lanka on the fifth day of the second Test at the P Sara Oval in Colombo on Sunday. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 19, 2017  4:15 pm

Herath rocks Bangladesh in 191 chase

Herath rocks Bangladesh in 191 chase

As tension mounted at the P Sara Oval, Sri Lanka made two incisions soon after setting Bangladesh 191 runs to level the series. Rangana Herath removed Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes off consecutive deliveries in the eighth over before Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman calmed Bangladesh innings till the lunch interval. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 19, 2017  1:12 pm

Test match: fans are allowed to enter stadium free of charge

Test match: fans are allowed to enter stadium free of charge

All fans will be allowed to enter P Sara stadium free today to watch the Sri Lanka Bangladesh final day of the Test, the Sri Lanka Cricket said. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 19, 2017  7:51 am

S. Thomas’ College win 42nd Mustangs Trophy

S. Thomas’ College win 42nd Mustangs Trophy

S. Thomas’ College beat Royal College by 11 runs in the 42nd Mustangs Trophy limited overs cricket encounter at the SSC grounds on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 18, 2017  6:40 pm

Entertainment

Beauty and the Beast breaks box office records

Beauty and the Beast breaks box office records

Beauty and the Beast has enchanted film fans on its opening weekend - taking $350m (£282m) around the world. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  10:03 am

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died aged 90, police in the US state of Missouri report. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 19, 2017  07:56 am

Buddha to Krishna: Life and Times of George Keyt

Buddha to Krishna: Life and Times of George Keyt

George Keyt (1901 - 1993) is rightly regarded as an icon of modern art, a demi-God in Sri Lanka. Much is known about Keyt the painter, although his personal life, despite his naturally gregarious nature and his love for writing, remains a mystery. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 17, 2017  11:57 am

Disney pulls Beauty and the Beast in Malaysia following censorship

Disney pulls Beauty and the Beast in Malaysia following censorship

Walt Disney has shelved the release of its new film Beauty and the Beast in Malaysia after film censors said it could only be approved if cut to remove a “gay moment”. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 14, 2017  05:00 pm

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Technology

US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries

US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries

The US is banning electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from eight mainly Middle Eastern and North African countries. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  03:43 pm

Australia slumps to 51st in internet speed rankings - behind Sri Lanka and KENYA

Australia slumps to 51st in internet speed rankings - behind Sri Lanka and KENYA

Australia’s internet speed has ranked as the 51st slowest out of 108 countries around the world, lagging behind underdeveloped nations such as Kenya and Sri Lanka. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 16, 2017  10:33 am

Gmail for Android now lets you send people money right in the app

Gmail for Android now lets you send people money right in the app

It’s unlikely to put a dent or even a slight ding in the popularity of Venmo, but today Google is making it easier to send cash using its Gmail app for Android. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 15, 2017  02:35 pm

Jaguar ad encouraged unsafe driving - watchdog

Jaguar ad encouraged unsafe driving - watchdog

An advertorial article published in the Guardian about a new Jaguar car has been rebuked by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 9, 2017  01:12 pm

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