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UN Human Rights chief arrives in Sri Lanka

UN Human Rights chief arrives in Sri Lanka

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Raad Al Hussein arrived in Sri Lanka, a short while ago, for a four-day official visit. more..

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Matthew wins gold and sets new record; Machiko grabs silver

Matthew wins gold and sets new record; Machiko grabs silver

UPDATE: Sri Lankas Matthew Abeysinghe won a second gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games in the mens 100m butterfly swimming event. MORE..

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India must take action to stop bottom trawling TNA tells Sushma

India must take action to stop bottom trawling  TNA tells Sushma

A delegation of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), led by Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan, today met with Indias External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Colombo and discussed the immediate needs of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka. MORE..

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IMF asks Sri Lanka to reduce budget deficit, improve funds

IMF asks Sri Lanka to reduce budget deficit, improve funds

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has asked Sri Lanka to urgently bolster its economic funds, narrow the fiscal deficit and put the countrys public finances on a sustainable path. MORE..

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TN parties express concern over Sirisenas stand

TN parties express concern over Sirisenas stand

DMK and MDMK today expressed concern over Sri Lankan President Maithiripala Sirisenas reported statement that his countrys new constitution will not have the concept of Federation, saying it will affect the ethnic Tamils. MORE..

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Sri Lankan-born CEO to get $11.1m in one-time payouts

Sri Lankan-born CEO to get $11.1m in one-time payouts

A Sri Lankan-born Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a US-based global diagnostic device and service provider is expected to receive about $11.1 million in one-time payouts, according to media reports. MORE..

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Special program to broaden opportunities for innovations President

Special program to broaden opportunities for innovations  President

President Maithripala Sirisena says he would implement a special program to broaden the opportunities in the market for the innovations by strengthening of the innovators. MORE..

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Tamils ready to take ten steps if Sinhalese took one - Vigneswaran

Tamils ready to take ten steps if Sinhalese took one - Vigneswaran

The Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C.V. Vigneswaran, today expressed appreciation of the governments decision to sing the national anthem in Tamil at the Independence Day ceremony held in Colombo. MORE..

video (0)Comments | February 5, 2016  8:52 pm

Kidney racket: report handed over to Health Minister

Kidney racket: report handed over to Health Minister

The final report prepared by the five member committee appointed to investigate into alleged kidney transplant racket involving Sri Lankan doctors was handed over to the Health Minister a short while ago. MORE...

video (0)Comments | February 5, 2016  6:29 pm

Joint Opposition to function independently in parliament- Welgama

Joint Opposition to function independently in parliament- Welgama

The Parliamentarians of the Joint Opposition have decided to function independently in the parliament. MORE...

video (0)Comments | February 5, 2016  5:57 pm

Southern Province CM released on bail

Southern Province CM released on bail

Chief Minister of Southern Province Shan Wijayalal de Silva has been released on bail by the the Galle Magistrates Court today, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...

| February 5, 2016  5:46 pm

Sushma Swaraj calls on PM

Sushma Swaraj calls on PM

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here on Friday, the first day of her two-day visit to this island nation.

video (0)Comments | February 5, 2016  4:07 pm

Kumar Gunaratnam further remanded

Kumar Gunaratnam further remanded

Politburo member of the Frontline Socialist Party (FSP), Kumar Gunaratnam, has been further remanded until February 15 after being produced at the Kegalle Magistrates Court today. MORE...

video | February 5, 2016  3:05 pm

Sri Lanka and Maldives priorities for human rights for the UK- Laura

Sri Lanka and Maldives priorities for human rights for the UK- Laura

Sri Lanka and Maldives are priorities for human rights for the UK, Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Laura Davies says. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 5, 2016  1:38 pm

Indian fisherman injured as SL fishermen attack boat?

Indian fisherman injured as SL fishermen attack boat?

A fisherman from India has suffered an eye injury when his Sri Lankan counterparts, also Tamils, allegedly pelted stones at his mechanised boat at Neduntheevu off the island nation, the PTI reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 5, 2016  1:11 pm

Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives hold anti-terror exercises

Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives hold anti-terror exercises

Troops from Sri Lanka and the Maldives troops have joined Pakistan in anti-terror military exercises in Pakistan, a military statement said on Thursday. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 5, 2016  11:04 am

Sports

Matthew wins gold and sets new record; Machiko grabs silver

Matthew wins gold and sets new record; Machiko grabs silver

UPDATE: Sri Lankas Matthew Abeysinghe won a second gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games in the mens 100m butterfly swimming event. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 6, 2016  4:17 pm

Dinusha Hansani wins Silver at SAG 2016

Dinusha Hansani wins Silver at SAG 2016

Sri Lankas Dinusha Hansani won the Silver medal for womens weightlifting in the 48kg category at the 2016 South Asian Games. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 6, 2016  11:56 am

Ford calls for patience as Sri Lanka rebuild

Ford calls for patience as Sri Lanka rebuild

Sri Lankas new coach, Graham Ford, who is set to begin his second stint with the team, has cautioned against expecting quick fixes. The team, he said, is in transition, so he expects the job to be challenging.

(0)Comments | February 5, 2016  2:27 pm

Malinga to captain T20 world cup and Asia cup

Malinga to captain T20 world cup and Asia cup

Lasith Malinga to captain national team for the upcoming T20 World Cup and Asia Cup while Angelo Mathews will function as the Vice Captain, President SLC Thilanga Sumathipala said today.

(0)Comments | February 2, 2016  12:53 pm

Asalanka the star as Sri Lanka enter quarters

Asalanka the star as Sri Lanka enter quarters

Sri Lanka have had problems stemming the rush of wickets so far at the ICC Under-19 World Cup. It didnt prove costly in the warm-ups or against Canada in the opener, but in their second Group B clash, against Afghanistan, they got a real fright. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 31, 2016  1:15 am

Entertainment

Lady Gaga to perform tribute to David Bowie at Grammys

Lady Gaga to perform tribute to David Bowie at Grammys

Lady Gaga will pay tribute to the late David Bowie during the Grammy Awards later this month. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 3, 2016  01:23 pm

Rihannas Anti is finally out -- and its free

Rihannas Anti is finally out -- and its free

The day that started with new Rihanna music has ended with new Rihanna music in a whirlwind that included a surprise single release and the leaking of her latest album, Anti. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 28, 2016  12:39 pm

Popular author Irene Siriwardena passes away

Popular author Irene Siriwardena passes away

Award winning author Irene Siriwardena passed away at the age of 87. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 22, 2016  02:55 pm

Sri Lanka artists to perform in Jammu

Sri Lanka artists to perform in Jammu

Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, is bringing a group from Sri Lanka to Jammu for its performance on January 21 at Abhinav Theatre, Jammu in collaboration with J&K Academy of Art Culture and languages. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2016  12:48 pm

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Microsoft is reportedly buying SwiftKey for around $250 million

Microsoft is reportedly buying SwiftKey for around $250 million

Microsoft already has one of the better mobile keyboards out there, and it sounds like it may soon own another great one. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 3, 2016  01:03 pm

Sri Lanka to buy stake in Googles Project Loon

Sri Lanka to buy stake in Googles Project Loon

Sri Lankas government announced Monday it would take a 25 per cent stake in a joint venture with Google designed to deliver a high-speed Internet service powered by balloons and that tests would begin this month. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 2, 2016  11:04 am

Samsung joins Apple in warning of gloomy 2016 for technology

Samsung joins Apple in warning of gloomy 2016 for technology

Samsung Electronics Co. warned of slowing demand and economic turbulence after its quarterly earnings missed analysts estimates, joining Apple Inc. in foretelling a downbeat 2016 for the technology sector. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 28, 2016  12:33 pm

Buzzbird:SLs first location-based social network app launched

Buzzbird:SLs first location-based social network app launched

Revolutionizing social media in Sri Lanka, Buzzbird a location based virtual noticeboard was launched this week by connecting hundreds of new users across the island. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 27, 2016  04:41 pm

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