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President should take control of CBSL - GL

President should take control of CBSL - GL

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka should come under the preview of President Maithripala Sirisena, former Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris said. MORE...

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Two Sri Lankan restaurants among Asias 50 best

Two Sri Lankan restaurants among Asias 50 best

Two Sri Lankan restaurants, Ministry of Crab and Nihonbashi ranked 29th & 49th at Asias 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony held in Bangkok today. MORE...

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14 arrested for harvesting sea cucumbers illegally

14 arrested for harvesting sea cucumbers illegally

The Naval personnel have arrested 14 persons while harvesting sea cucumbers, in the sea area off Keeramunal, the Navy said. MORE...

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India to assist drought-hit Sri Lanka

India to assist drought-hit Sri Lanka

India is to donate eight water bowsers or large tanks and 100 metric tons of rice to Sri Lanka, as part of drought relief for the island country which is headed for one of its worst droughts in 30 years. MORE...

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Rathana Thero can rejoin party if he retracts statement - JHU

Rathana Thero can rejoin party if he retracts statement - JHU

Co-Chairman of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), Ven. Hedigalle Wimalasara Thera says parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera can rejoin the party if he retracts the initial statement he made when announcing his decision to sit independently in parliament. MORE..

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Live lobsters worth Rs.100,000 seized in Colpitty

Live lobsters worth Rs.100,000 seized in Colpitty

Live lobsters worth over Rs.100,000 were seized from a Chinese restaurant in Colpitty, the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development said. MORE...

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Norway ready to develop Sri Lankan ports Ambassador

Norway ready to develop Sri Lankan ports  Ambassador

Norwegian ambassador to Sri Lanka Thorbjorn Gaustadsaether says that Norway is ready to invest in the Sri Lankan ports. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  3:30 pm

Govt. to offer compensation to victims of boat capsizing

Govt. to offer compensation to victims of boat capsizing

The government will offer compensation to victims and families of the deceased impacted by the boat capsizing in Katukurunda. MORE...

video (0)Comments | February 21, 2017  3:12 pm

Malaysian court finds film activist guilty for showing SL war documentary

Malaysian court finds film activist guilty for showing SL war documentary

Activist Lena Hendry has been found guilty by the Magistrate Court today for allegedly screening a documentary on the Sri Lankan civil war without the approval of the Censorship Board. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  2:46 pm

CB Governor at CoI to give evidence on controversial bond sale

CB Governor at CoI to give evidence on controversial bond sale

Central Bank Governor Indrajith Kumaraswamy on Tuesday arrived at the recently appointed Presidential Commission to give evidence on the bond sale issue. MORE...

video (0)Comments | February 21, 2017  2:39 pm

Pledge to end police abuse not met, HRW urges Sri Lanka

Pledge to end police abuse not met, HRW urges Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government has not met its pledge to curtail police abuses prior to the March 2017 session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Human Rights Watch said today. Security sector reform was one of 25 undertakings by Sri Lanka in the Human Rights Council resolution adopted by consensus in October 2015. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  2:03 pm

Gotabaya responds to allegations regarding Kotelawala medical faculty

Gotabaya responds to allegations regarding Kotelawala medical faculty

The decision to build the Faculty of Medicine at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University was taken following an advice from Prof. Carlo Fonseka, former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | February 21, 2017  1:23 pm

Niroshan Dickwella suspended by ICC for 2 limited-over matches

Niroshan Dickwella suspended by ICC for 2 limited-over matches

Sri Lankas Niroshan Dickwella has been suspended for two limited-over matches after his accumulated demerit points reached five within a 24-month period following his latest breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for which he received a 30 per cent fine and two demerit points. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  11:29 am

Search continues for third day for missing pilgrims in Katukurunda

Search continues for third day for missing pilgrims in Katukurunda

The search for missing persons continues for the third day in Katukurunda as a boat capsized with a group of pilgrims, the Navy said. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  10:36 am

Brother kills younger brother in Boralesgamuwa

Brother kills younger brother in Boralesgamuwa

A 34-year-old man is dead and his elder brother is in custody after a stabbing in Boralesgamuwa last evening, police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  10:22 am

Constitution that SLFP endorses wont require a referendum - Minister

Constitution that SLFP endorses wont require a referendum - Minister

The aim of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is to draft a Constitution that would not require to go through a referendum, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva says. MORE...

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Sports

Niroshan Dickwella suspended by ICC for 2 limited-over matches

Niroshan Dickwella suspended by ICC for 2 limited-over matches

Sri Lankas Niroshan Dickwella has been suspended for two limited-over matches after his accumulated demerit points reached five within a 24-month period following his latest breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for which he received a 30 per cent fine and two demerit points. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  11:44 am

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

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 Pushpakumaras drama, about a poor Sri Lankan villagers struggle for her familys survival after her husbands 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..

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Technology

Google hails net balloon breakthrough

Google hails net balloon breakthrough

The Project Loon team, part of the companys 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

Apples iPhone 8 could get curved OLED screens

Apples iPhone 8 could get curved OLED screens

There have been rumors (and also this) about Apples 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

Facebooks 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 Trumps immigration ban

Google employees rally against Trumps immigration ban

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

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