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Sri Lankas rights situation improved but challenges remain: report

Sri Lankas rights situation improved but challenges remain: report

Sri Lankas human rights situation continued to improve during the first half of this year with reconciliation efforts made by the administration but challenges still remain, according to a UK government report. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 23, 2016  3:04 pm

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PM slams media for backing Mahinda Rajapaksa

PM slams media for backing Mahinda Rajapaksa

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today accused the certain print media of backing the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa with a view to see him back in power. MORE..

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Man dressed in Burka arrested at BIA

Man dressed in Burka arrested at BIA

Police have called for background reports regarding the man who was arrested while dressing in a Burka at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 23, 2016  6:55 pm

Anti-VAT campaign at shops a complete lie - Harsha

Anti-VAT campaign at shops a complete lie - Harsha

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Harsha de Silva says that the campaign against the Value Added Tax (VAT) increase at a number of shops in the country is a complete lie being carried out by a certain group. MORE..

video (0)Comments | July 23, 2016  5:29 pm

Talks alone can solve fishermen issue - Indian deputy envoy

Talks alone can solve fishermen issue - Indian deputy envoy

A political solution has to be found for the problems facing the Indian fishermen in the Palk Strait, Indias Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka A. Natarajan said. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 23, 2016  4:53 pm

Two dead after motorcycles collide in Kahawatta

Two dead after motorcycles collide in Kahawatta

Two persons were killed following a head-on collision involving two motorcycles in the Godagama area in Kahawatta. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 23, 2016  2:25 pm

Sri Lanka condemns Munich shooting

Sri Lanka condemns Munich shooting

The Sri Lankan Government has condemned the shooting incident which left at least nine people dead and 16 others injured Friday at a busy shopping district in Munich, Germany. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 23, 2016  1:41 pm

Sri Lanka to release 73 Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka to release 73 Indian fishermen

At least 73 Indian fishermen held by Sri Lanka for allegedly fishing in their waters will be released, fisheries ministry officials said today. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 23, 2016  12:32 pm

Womans body washes ashore in Tangalle

Womans body washes ashore in Tangalle

An unidentified body of a woman has washed ashore at the Paraviwella Beach in Tangalle. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 23, 2016  11:42 am

Sri Lankan refugee arrested over rape of mentally ill woman

Sri Lankan refugee arrested over rape of mentally ill woman

A Sri Lankan refugee was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting and impregnating a 32-year-old mentally challenged woman, residing in Malayandipattinam refugee camp near Coimbatore, the police said. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 23, 2016  11:37 am

Shooting reported at shopping centre in Munich

Shooting reported at shopping centre in Munich

At least one person has been killed and an unknown number injured in a shooting at a shopping centre in the German city of Munich. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 22, 2016  10:49 pm

Sri Lanka invites Malaysia to join Bay of Bengal Economic Caucus

Sri Lanka invites Malaysia to join Bay of Bengal Economic Caucus

Sri Lanka has invited Malaysia to become a member of the Bay of Bengal Economic Caucus, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. MORE..

video (0)Comments | July 22, 2016  6:45 pm

Govt to limit Tuk Tuk imports; introduce seat belts

Govt to limit Tuk Tuk imports; introduce seat belts

Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva says that a bill will be introduced to Parliament in the future to enforce laws with regard to fixing seat belts for the safety of three-wheeler passengers. MORE..

video (0)Comments | July 22, 2016  5:22 pm

Sri Lanka invites diaspora to make submissions for reconciliation

Sri Lanka invites diaspora to make submissions for reconciliation

Sri Lanka has invited the diaspora groups, including Tamils, to make submissions for advancing the task of reconciliation following the countrys three-decade-long civil war that ended in 2009. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 22, 2016  4:20 pm

Govt to introduce Integrated Social Welfare Register

Govt to introduce Integrated Social Welfare Register

The Government of Sri Lanka today said that an Integrated Social Welfare Register, based on the recipients unique NIC, is nearing completion and that it will help streamline social welfare handouts in the country as well as reduce ghost beneficiaries. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 22, 2016  2:59 pm

12 hour water cut in parts of Colombo

12 hour water cut in parts of Colombo

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board announced that an 11 hour water cut will affect several areas including Maharagama, Kotte, Malabe and parts of Colombo from 12 noon tomorrow (23) to 12 midnight. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 22, 2016  1:54 pm

Sports

Russia fails to overturn athlete ban for Rio Olympics

Russia fails to overturn athlete ban for Rio Olympics

A decision to ban Russian track and field athletes from Rio 2016 over the countrys alleged state-sponsored doping regime has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 21, 2016  4:48 pm

Injuries force Test-by-Test Sri Lanka squad selection

Injuries force Test-by-Test Sri Lanka squad selection

Given Sri Lankas growing injury concerns, the national selectors will pick a squad ahead of each Test for their upcoming three-match series against Australia, which begins on July 26.

(0)Comments | July 18, 2016  10:43 am

Murali heads to rival Australia camp ahead of Sri Lanka series

Murali heads to rival Australia camp ahead of Sri Lanka series

Keen to beat Sri Lanka in their own spin game, Australia have roped in local spin great Muttiah Muralitharan to help their slow bowlers ahead of the three-test series beginning at Pallekele later this month. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 14, 2016  3:59 pm

Isipathana thrash Royal to win Presidents Trophy

Isipathana thrash Royal to win Presidents Trophy

Isipathana College beat Royal College 47-12 and won the Presidents Trophy knockout rugby tournament final at the Race Course grounds on Wednesday (July 13). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 13, 2016  7:24 pm

Portugal defeats France, wins Euro 2016 final

Portugal defeats France, wins Euro 2016 final

Portugal gatecrashed Frances Euro 2016 party to win the European Championship for the first time in its history -- and all this without leading star Cristiano Ronaldo. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 11, 2016  8:02 am

Entertainment

Rohit Khandelwal becomes first Indian to win Mr. World

Rohit Khandelwal becomes first Indian to win Mr. World

Rohit Khandelwal has become the first Indian to win the coveted title of Mr. World 2016 at the grand finale of the Mr. World competition held at the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre in Southport, UK. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 22, 2016  11:40 am

Garry Marshall dies at 81

Garry Marshall dies at 81

Garry Marshall who directed the hit movies Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries has passed away last evening (19) due to pneumonia at the age 81. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 20, 2016  10:17 am

Mick Jagger is becoming a dad for the 8th time

Mick Jagger is becoming a dad for the 8th time

The rolling stones frontman, who is 72 is expecting his eighth child from his 29 year old girlfriend Ballerina Melanie Hamrick. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 16, 2016  12:23 pm

Prince George to recieve a Puppy on his birthday

Prince George to recieve a Puppy on his birthday

Prince George turns three on next Friday (22). His parents Prince William And Duchess Catherine plans to buy a Train set and Bolonka Zwetnas dog, a breed which can cost up to 1,800. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 15, 2016  07:07 pm

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Worlds biggest online piracy site goes offline as founder is arrested

Worlds biggest online piracy site goes offline as founder is arrested

The alleged boss of the worlds biggest online piracy site, Kickass Torrents, was hit with US criminal charges Wednesday, accused of distributing over $1 billion worth of illegally copied films, music and other content. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 21, 2016  06:45 pm

Pokmon Go keeps shattering records

Pokmon Go keeps shattering records

A week after its initial release, the hype around Pokmon Go is still growing. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 14, 2016  04:55 pm

NASAs Juno spacecraft enters Jupiters orbit

NASAs Juno spacecraft enters Jupiters orbit

NASAS Juno spacecraft capped a five-year journey to Jupiter late Monday with a do-or-die engine burn to sling itself into orbit, setting the stage for a 20-month dance around the biggest planet in the solar system to learn how and where it formed. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 5, 2016  01:30 pm

Tesla autopilot is being investigated after Model S driver dies in crash

Tesla autopilot is being investigated after Model S driver dies in crash

Federal regulators opened a preliminary probe into the autopilot feature on a Tesla Model S electric car after a fatal crash involving the technology, Tesla said Thursday. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2016  04:22 pm

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