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Sarath Fonseka to get top defence post?

Sarath Fonseka to get top defence post?

Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne says that the Cabinet of Ministers has discussed the possibility of appointing Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to a top defence-related position to work alongside the countrys security forces. MORE..

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Case against Hirunika Premachandra postponed

Case against Hirunika Premachandra postponed

In the absence of first accused in the case against MP Hirunika Premachandra over an abduction incident in Dematagoda, the Colombo High Court Wednesday postponed its hearing until November 06, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...

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There is no risk of Mmulla garbage heap exploding - Ranawaka

There is no risk of Mmulla garbage heap exploding - Ranawaka

There is no danger of the Meethotamulla garbage heap exploding, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, Patali Champika Ranawaka says. MORE...

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Govt. is preparing to sell Eastern terminal of Colombo Harbour Gunawardena

Govt. is preparing to sell Eastern terminal of Colombo Harbour  Gunawardena

The Government is preparing to sell the most important terminal of the Colombo harbour, the Eastern terminal, Joint Oppositions MP Dinesh Gunawardena says. MORE...

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SF Lokka arrested for vehicle theft

SF Lokka arrested for vehicle theft

Iron Ranasinghe alias SF Lokka was arrested over his alleged involvement in a vehicle theft, the Anuradhapura police confirmed a short while ago. MORE...

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Priority Bus Lane concept to be further expanded

Priority Bus Lane concept to be further expanded

Sri Lankas Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to further expand the Priority Bus Lane concept and to take necessary steps to attract the middle class to use public transport services by improving their quality. MORE..

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PM holds discussions with Narendra Modi

PM holds discussions with Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are currently having bilateral discussions in New Delhi. MORE...

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More protests against SAITM

More protests against SAITM

A street protest would be taking place in the evening today (26), in order to demand the closing of SAITM, Malabe, Medical Faculty Students Action Committee states.

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65 deaths this year from dengue outbreak

65 deaths this year from dengue outbreak

With the reopening of schools for the new term, the Ministry of Health has decided to implement a program to prevent the spread of dengue in the vicinity of schools. MORE...

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Hemmathagama man arrested for allegedly killing parents

Hemmathagama man arrested for allegedly killing parents

A 38-year-old son was arrested after he allegedly murdered his parents at his home in Thalgaspitiya, Hemmathagama, police said. MORE...

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Rohana Dissanayake resigns as SLFP Matale Organiser

Rohana Dissanayake resigns as SLFP Matale Organiser

Deputy Minister of Transport Rohana Kumara Dissanayake says that he has decided to resign from his position as the SLFP Organiser for Matale electorate. MORE..

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Three motorcycle accidents, four dead

Three motorcycle accidents, four dead

Three separate accidents involving motorcycles led to the death of 4 individuals. MORE...

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Schools reopen for the second term

Schools reopen for the second term

The second term for the 2017 schooling year commenced today (25). MORE...

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Change of SriLankan flight timings due to closure of Indian airspace

Change of SriLankan flight timings due to closure of Indian airspace

Due to an experimental flight launch by India and closure of the Indian airspace on the 27 April, the arrival and departure timings of several SriLankan Airlines flights will be changed, Sri Lankas National Carrier said today. MORE...

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Traffic congestion around Colombo due to protest

Traffic congestion around Colombo due to protest

Heavy traffic has been reported around Bullers lane, Lotus road and ceramic junction due to a protest walk. MORE...

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Uncle abuses underage niece in Mundalama

Uncle abuses underage niece in Mundalama

A suspect was arrested by the Mundalama police for allegedly sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in Palliwasalpaduwa, Mundalama. MORE...

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Sports

Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in 5m tax probe

Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in 5m tax probe

Newcastle United and West Ham Uniteds grounds have been raided in a fraud investigation, resulting in several arrests. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  4:37 pm

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Mathews to lead Sri Lanka

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Mathews to lead Sri Lanka

Angelo Mathews will captain the Sri Lanka team for the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which is to be held in England and Wales from June 1-18, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced today.

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  11:39 am

Sports Minister suspends SLBA, calls for fresh election

Sports Minister suspends SLBA, calls for fresh election

A gazette notification has been issued by the Minister of Sports suspending registration of Sri Lanka Badminton Association and calling for a fresh election. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 21, 2017  3:07 pm

Tennis superstar Serena Williams confirms pregnancy

Tennis superstar Serena Williams confirms pregnancy

Tennis superstar Serena Williams is pregnant and taking maternity leave through the rest of 2017, expecting to give birth this fall, her spokeswoman said on Wednesday in an announcement that upended a sport the 35-year-old athlete has dominated for the past decade. MORE..

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Muralitharan first Sri Lankan in ICC Hall of Fame

Muralitharan first Sri Lankan in ICC Hall of Fame

Sri Lanka Cricket has announced that former off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, who becomes the first Sri Lankan to be voted into the ICC Hall of Fame, will be formally inducted during the ICC Champions Trophy in June. MORE...

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Entertainment

Sir Elton suffered potentially deadly infection on tour

Sir Elton suffered potentially deadly infection on tour

Sir Elton John suffered a potentially deadly bacterial infection during a tour, forcing him to spend two nights in intensive care and cancel concerts in the US, his management says. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  04:18 pm

Ed Sheeran bounces back to number one

Ed Sheeran bounces back to number one

Ed Sheeran has bounced back to the number one spot on the charts with his single Shape Of You after being knocked off the top position last week. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  11:49 am

Fox News Channel dismisses OReilly, its biggest star

Fox News Channel dismisses OReilly, its biggest star

Fox News Channels parent company fired Bill OReilly on Wednesday following an investigation into harassment allegations, bringing a stunning end to cable news most popular program and one that came to define the bravado of his network over 20 years. MORE...

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Film Director T Arjuna passes away

Film Director T Arjuna passes away

Film director and screenplay writer T Arjuna has passed away at the age of 75, a family member told Ada Derana.

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Technology

Cassini spacecraft poised to dive beneath Saturn rings

Cassini spacecraft poised to dive beneath Saturn rings

An unmanned NASA spacecraft, Cassini, is poised to plunge into the gap between Saturn and its rings, a pioneering journey that could offer an unprecedented view of the sixth planet from the Sun. MORE...

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Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard

Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard

A payment card featuring a fingerprint sensor has been unveiled by credit card provider Mastercard. MORE...

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US government hacked global bank system

US government hacked global bank system

A huge range of security weaknesses, said to be worth over $2m if sold on the black market, have been leaked online. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 15, 2017  02:21 pm

Google adds search results fact check flag

Google adds search results fact check flag

Google has added its fact check feature to search results globally, in a bid to help tackle the spread of fake news. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 10, 2017  04:40 pm

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