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President instructs AG to probe allegation in Australian media

President instructs AG to probe allegation in Australian media

Responding to media reports regarding an alleged bribe scandal involving two Australian companies, President Maithripala Sirisena today said that he has no connection whatsoever to such an incident and that he instructed the Attorney-General to investigate into the matter. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 25, 2016  9:26 pm

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Tamils continue to face racial discrimination in Sri Lanka, says UN Committee post review

Tamils continue to face racial discrimination in Sri Lanka, says UN Committee post review

Tamils continue to face discrimination in Sri Lanka, a UN committee stated recently, and questioned the island-country if Indian Tamils were allowed to get back to their homeland while reviewing a report on the anti-discrimination efforts undertaken by the country. MORE..

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PRECIFAC summons Rishad Bathiudeen

PRECIFAC summons Rishad Bathiudeen

Minister of Industries and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen today arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC). MORE..

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Two dead and 9 injured in Arachchikattuwa accident

Two dead and 9 injured in Arachchikattuwa accident

Two people dead and nine injured in a fatal accident on Puttalam Road at Arachchikattuwa today morning (26). A car has collided head-on with a van killing two passengers in the car. MORE..

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Ban Ki-moon to arrive in Sri Lanka next week

Ban Ki-moon to arrive in Sri Lanka next week

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will highlight the importance of development and human rights during visits next week to Sri Lanka and Myanmar, two legs of a five-stop Asia tour, his spokesman said Thursday. MORE...

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SLFP to pardon JO members if attend Kurunegala convention - Devapriya

SLFP to pardon JO members if attend Kurunegala convention -  Devapriya

The disciplinary inquiries against the Joint Opposition members would be halted, if they attend partys convention in Kurunegala on September 04, Western Province Chief Minister Isuru Devapriya says. MORE...

video (0)Comments | August 25, 2016  5:13 pm

Important to build capacities to prevent human trafficking - FM

Important to build capacities to prevent human trafficking - FM

Sri Lankas foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera today said that the government is determined to reinforce stringent domestic measures in order to curb the considerable number citizens falling prey to human trafficking or human smuggling. MORE..

video (0)Comments | August 25, 2016  4:35 pm

Sri Lanka to replace anti-terror laws with counter terror Act

 Sri Lanka to replace anti-terror laws with counter terror Act

Sri Lanka said that a draconian anti-terror law will be replaced with a Counter Terrorism Act, the Xinhua news agency reports. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 25, 2016  4:26 pm

Body found inside rest house in Kotahena

Body found inside rest house in Kotahena

The body of a male has been discovered at a rest house in the Kotahena area, police said today. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 25, 2016  3:50 pm

Opposition leader seeks Tamil prisoners release

Opposition leader seeks Tamil prisoners release

The leader of Sri Lankas main opposition, also the countrys main Tamil party, has asked the government to immediately release all Tamil political prisoners besides repealing an obnoxious anti-terrorism law. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 25, 2016  3:38 pm

Five Sri Lankan youths drown in England

Five Sri Lankan youths drown in England

(UPDATE) The Sri Lankan High Commission in the United Kingdom says that the 5 persons who had drowned in East Sussex have not yet been confirmed as Sri Lankan nationals by East Sussex Police. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 25, 2016  3:08 pm

Dilshan announces retirement from international cricket

Dilshan announces retirement from international cricket

Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan says that he will retire from international cricket following the 3rd one-day international in Dambulla and the two Twenty20 matches against Australia. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 25, 2016  2:13 pm

Chopper with three ministers makes emergency landing in N Eliya

Chopper with three ministers makes emergency landing in N Eliya

A private helicopter carrying three ministers on its way to Nuwara Eliya made an emergency landing in a farming land on Thursday (25) afternoon, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 25, 2016  1:58 pm

Millionaires murder: 5 businessmen barred from leaving country

Millionaires murder: 5 businessmen barred from leaving country

Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris today issued an order preventing overseas travel of 5 businessmen in connection with the murder of Bambalapitiya-based businessman Mohamed Shakeeb Sulaiman, who was found dead in Mawanella after allegedly being abducted. MORE..

video (0)Comments | August 25, 2016  1:21 pm

PM assures to include amendments to Draft Bill on OMP

PM assures to include amendments to Draft Bill on OMP

An amended Draft Bill on the Office of Missing Persons could be brought to the Parliament, the Prime Minister assured today. MORE...

video (0)Comments | August 25, 2016  12:56 pm

Special commodity levy on imported potato increased

Special commodity levy on imported potato increased

Special commodity levy on imported potato per a kilogram has been increased from Rs.35 to 40 (by Rs.5) with effect from today, the Finance Ministry said. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 25, 2016  12:14 pm

Sports

 Perera fined, Starc reprimanded for ICC code of conduct breaches

Perera fined, Starc reprimanded for ICC code of conduct breaches

Sri Lankas Thisara Perera has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee while Mitchell Starc of Australia has received an official reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in separate incidents during the second One-Day International in Colombo on Wednesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2016  11:41 am

Dilshan announces retirement from international cricket

Dilshan announces retirement from international cricket

Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan says that he will retire from international cricket following the 3rd one-day international in Dambulla and the two Twenty20 matches against Australia. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 25, 2016  2:35 pm

Sri Lanka vs Australia: Steve Smith to head home mid-series, David Warner to lead

Sri Lanka vs Australia: Steve Smith to head home mid-series, David Warner to lead

Australias Steve Smith has been rested to focus on next months tour of South Africa leaving David Warner to lead the side for the remainder of the Sri Lanka series. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 25, 2016  11:11 am

Sri Lanka beats Australia, level ODI series 1-1

Sri Lanka beats Australia, level ODI series 1-1

Skipper Angelo Mathews Wednesday led from the front with his allround showing to help Sri Lanka register a comprehensive 82-run win against Australia in the second one-day international to level the series at 1-1 in Colombo. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 24, 2016  10:17 pm

Faulkner claims hat-trick as Sri Lanka all out for 288

Faulkner claims hat-trick as Sri Lanka all out for 288

James Faulkner claimed his maiden ODI hat-trick, as Sri Lanka were shot out for an above par total of 288 within 49 overs, in the second ODI vs Australia, at Colombo. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 24, 2016  6:39 pm

Entertainment

Deepika is among the worlds top 10 highest paid Actresses

Deepika is among the worlds top 10 highest paid Actresses

According to reports, Deepika Padukone features alongside Hollywood actresses Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 25, 2016  10:12 am

Avengers: Infinity War to add Another Marvel character

Avengers: Infinity War to add Another Marvel character

According to the sources, Infinity war is all set to introduce a new Marvel superhero for the upcoming and well-anticipated Avengers. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 22, 2016  12:01 pm

Amber Heard to donate entire Johnny Depp divorce settlement to charity

Amber Heard to donate entire Johnny Depp divorce settlement to charity

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp reached an agreement in their highly publicized divorce. The actress is speaking out about how she plans on putting her $7 million settlement to good use. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 19, 2016  10:51 am

Jacqueline to train for action in her next

Jacqueline to train for action in her next

Jacqueline Fernandez is gearing up to train for action sequences for her next film, which will be directed by Tarun Mansukhani. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 18, 2016  12:58 pm

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Asian companies have worlds worst cyber-security says study

Asian companies have worlds worst cyber-security says study

Many Asian organizations are badly defended against cyber-attacks, a year-long investigation by US security company Mandiant indicates. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 25, 2016  12:08 pm

Ford promises fleets of driverless cars within five years

Ford promises fleets of driverless cars within five years

In the race to develop driverless cars, several automakers and technology companies are already testing vehicles that pilot themselves on public roads. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 22, 2016  02:57 pm

iPhone 7 will finally get rid of outdated home button

iPhone 7 will finally get rid of outdated home button

We are less than a month away from the release of the new iPhone, likely to be called the iPhone 7, and the leaks wont stop coming. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 9, 2016  12:27 pm

SwiftKey bug leaked emails and other personal information

SwiftKey bug leaked emails and other personal information

People use SwiftKey because it helps predict the words theyre trying to type, and usually, the service works pretty well. However, over the past week, some users reported that their keyboards were populating with other peoples email addresses and searched phrases. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 31, 2016  01:39 pm

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