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UPFA decides to give nomination to Mahinda Rajapaksa

UPFA decides to give nomination to Mahinda Rajapaksa

The United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has decided to give nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest at the upcoming General Election on August 17 under the UPFA ticket. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 3, 2015  3:29 pm

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Indian fishermen claim attack by Sri Lankan counterparts

Indian fishermen claim attack by Sri Lankan counterparts

About 30 to 40 fishermen claim they were attacked allegedly by their Sri Lankan counterparts off Kodiakarai coast, who damaged their nets worth millions of rupees and threw the catch into the sea, an Indian fisheries department official said. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 3, 2015  2:56 pm

Ex-LTTE cadre gets 10 years RI for Maithripala assassination attempt

Ex-LTTE cadre gets 10 years RI for Maithripala assassination attempt

The former LTTE operative who was involved in an assassination attempt on President Maithripala Sirisena, when he was the Minister of Mahaweli Development in 2006, has been sentenced to 10 years Rigorous Imprisonment (RI). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 3, 2015  1:44 pm

Light aircraft part falls off, lands on school ground

Light aircraft part falls off, lands on school ground

Police have launched an investigations after an object believed to be part of a light aircraft has fallen into the sports ground of the M.D.H. Jayawardena Junior School in Thalangama this morning. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 3, 2015  12:12 pm

Three from same family dead, girl critical after collision

Three from same family dead, girl critical after collision

Three persons from the same family were killed while another girl was critically injured after a three-wheeler collided with a van in Iluppakadavai, Kilinochchi. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 3, 2015  10:29 am

India and Sri Lanka need to guard themselves - envoy

India and Sri Lanka need to guard themselves - envoy

Countries making their presence in the Indian Ocean should respect the geographical reality, individuality, and security of the nations in the region, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India Sudharshan Seneviratne has said. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 3, 2015  9:31 am

Maithripala refuses to give nomination to Mahinda - sources

Maithripala refuses to give nomination to Mahinda - sources

President Maithripala Sirisena has refused to give nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the upcoming General Election under the UPFA ticket, political sources told Ada Derana. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2015  7:45 pm

Chamal Rajapaksa to be named as PM candidate?

Chamal Rajapaksa to be named as PM candidate?

A request has been made to nominate former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa as the Prime Ministerial candidate of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Higher Education and Research Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | July 2, 2015  6:00 pm

Indian Ocean countries meet to strengthen search and rescue ties

Indian Ocean countries meet to strengthen search and rescue ties

Representatives from Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Mauritius are in Australia working with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority to strengthen search and rescue capabilities in the Indian Ocean region. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 2, 2015  5:21 pm

Two murder accused get capital punishment

Two murder accused get capital punishment

In two separate cases, the Jaffna High Court on Thursday (02) sentenced three persons to death found guilty of murdering two individuals in Kachchai and Madduvil areas in Jaffna. MORE...

| July 2, 2015  5:02 pm

Ceypetco suspends fuel contracts worth millions

Ceypetco suspends fuel contracts worth millions

Sri Lankas state-owned Ceylon Petroleum Corp (Ceypetco) has suspended oil contracts worth millions of dollars that were signed last year for fuel deliveries, the company chairman has told on Thursday. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 2, 2015  3:16 pm

FCID questions Prasannas wife

FCID questions Prasannas wife

The Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) on Thursday (02) recorded a statement from the wife of Western Provincial Council Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga over a land deal. MORE...

video (0)Comments | July 2, 2015  2:47 pm

Mahinda to contest under the UPFA ticket, says Bandula

Mahinda to contest under the UPFA ticket, says Bandula

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will likely contest under the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) ticket at the forthcoming general election, Parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardena said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | July 2, 2015  1:41 pm

General amnesty for Navy deserters

General amnesty for Navy deserters

Sri Lanka Navy has declared a General Amnesty period for navy deserters from July 01 to September 30, the Defence Ministry said in a statement on Thursday (02). MORE...

(0)Comments | July 2, 2015  11:46 am

Cops in hot water for accepting a bribe from a young couple

Cops in hot water for accepting a bribe from a young couple

The police on Thursday (02) arrested three cops attached to the Cinnamon Garden police for allegedly soliciting a bribe from a young couple in a bid to refrain from taking legal action for behaving indecently in public. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 2, 2015  11:21 am

Sri Lankan student held for theft at college in India

Sri Lankan student held for theft at college in India

The Indian police have arrested two former students of the Ernakulam Maharajas College in connection with the theft of computers and other electronic devices from the political science department of the college. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 2, 2015  10:18 am

Sports

Karunaratne scores ton, SL 200/4

Karunaratne scores ton, SL 200/4

Dimuth Karunaratne has scored his second Test hundred while playing against Pakistan in the third and final Test in Pallekele a short while ago. Sri Lanka were 200 for the loss of four wickets.

(0)Comments | July 3, 2015  3:57 pm

SLC, Sony close to deal for India series - report

SLC, Sony close to deal for India series - report

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) seems to have overcome a major obstacle towards hosting the Indian team next month. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 3, 2015  3:20 pm

Pak wins toss elects to field in final test

Pak wins toss elects to field in final test

Pakistan won the toss and elected to field in the third and final Test match against Sri Lanka being played in Pallekele. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 3, 2015  9:43 am

Sepp Blatter says he has clean conscience

Sepp Blatter says he has clean conscience

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he has a clean conscience and anyone who calls him corrupt should be sent to jail. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2015  8:51 pm

Tharanga replaces Sangakkara for third test

Tharanga replaces Sangakkara for third test

Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga will replace Kumar Sangakkara for the third Test against Pakistan starting Friday in Pallekele. Sangakkara made himself unavailable for the last Test of the series partly because of commitments with Surrey.

(0)Comments | June 30, 2015  9:14 pm

Entertainment

Hema Malini injured in road accident, 4-year-old killed

Hema Malini injured in road accident, 4-year-old killed

A four-year-old child was killed when politician Hema Malinis speeding Mercedes hit a Maruti Alto in Rajasthan on Thursday evening. The driver of Hema Malinis car has been arrested this morning after a first information report or FIR was filed. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 3, 2015  12:41 pm

Network cuts Miss USA over Trump remark

Network cuts Miss USA over Trump remark

A Univision network is dropping the Miss USA pageant and the company says it will cut all business ties with Donald Trump in a spiraling controversy over comments the Republican presidential candidate made recently about Mexican immigrants. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 26, 2015  02:19 pm

Indie labels line up to support Apple Music

Indie labels line up to support Apple Music

Several independent music label groups, including those representing Adele, Arcade Fire and Radiohead, say they can now support Apple Music after Apple reversed a decision not to pay royalties during the 90-day free trial period and adjusted other terms. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 25, 2015  04:39 pm

Tom Holland is Marvels new Spider-Man

Tom Holland is Marvels new Spider-Man

Teenage actor Tom Holland, best known for starring in Billy Elliot the Musical, will impersonate Peter Parker aka Spider-Man in the next film of the popular franchise, based on the Marvel comic character. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 24, 2015  11:39 am

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Sri Lanka initiates collaboration with CERN

Sri Lanka initiates collaboration with CERN

Sri Lanka and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have entered into an agreement to begin cooperation between CERN and the scientific community in Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 30, 2015  10:42 am

Googles self-driving cars hit the roads

Googles self-driving cars hit the roads

A few of Googles cartoon-like self-driving cars began sharing the road with regular vehicles today around the companys Mountain View, California headquarters. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 26, 2015  02:05 pm

Microsoft rolls out Office for Android phones

Microsoft rolls out Office for Android phones

Microsoft has announced the official launch of Office for Android phones. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 25, 2015  03:10 pm

Gmail gets undo button

Gmail gets undo button

Google is making it easier to steer clear of the trouble that can be caused by a misdirected or inappropriate email. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 24, 2015  12:22 pm

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