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Sri Lanka skips SAARC summit over inconducive environment

Sri Lanka skips SAARC summit over inconducive environment

After India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan pulled out, Sri Lanka has become the fifth country today confirming that it will not participate in the annual SAARC summit which is scheduled in November this year in Islamabad. MORE..

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President appoints RTI Commission

President appoints RTI Commission

President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed the Right to Information (RTI) Commission of Sri Lanka.

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One dead, 2 injured in Embilipitiya wild elephant attack

One dead, 2 injured in Embilipitiya wild elephant attack

One person was killed while another two were wounded following a wild elephant attack in the Moraketiya area in Embilipitiya. MORE..

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SC rejects Tissas petition challenging UPFA national list

SC rejects Tissas petition challenging UPFA national list

The Supreme Court today rejected the petition filed by Professor Tissa Vitharana challenging the National List appointments of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA). MORE..

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John Key urged to raise Sri Lankas human rights with PM

John Key urged to raise Sri Lankas human rights with PM

New Zealands Prime Minister John Key is being urged to make strong statements about human rights when he meets the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka today. MORE..

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Court rejects arrest warrant request for Udayanga

Court rejects arrest warrant request for Udayanga

The Colombo Fort Magistrates Court today rejected a request to issue an arrest warrant for Sri Lankas former Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga. MORE..

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Principal arrested for sexual abuse of four students

Principal arrested for sexual abuse of four students

A school principal has been arrested by the Ella police today (30) for allegedly sexually abusing four girls aged 16. MORE..

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Gota, Senadhipathi, three fmr. Navy Commanders before courts

Gota, Senadhipathi, three fmr. Navy Commanders before courts

UPDATE: The Colombo Chief magistrate granted bail to former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi and 6 others on the flaoting armoury case. MORE..

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A man sentenced to death over murder

A man sentenced to death over murder

A person has been sentenced to death by the Jaffna High Court over the killing of a married couple in the Nirweli area in 2011. MORE..

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Transit train crashes in US, injuring 100

Transit train crashes in US, injuring 100

More than 100 people were injured, many critically, when a commuter train slammed into a rail station in Hoboken, New Jersey in the US, NJ Transit officials said. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 29, 2016  8:12 pm

Cabinet approves 15% VAT on cigarettes

Cabinet approves 15% VAT on cigarettes

Cabinet has approved the proposal to impose 15% VAT on cigarettes plus increase production tax by Rs. 5 per cigarette, Information Department said a short while ago. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 29, 2016  7:57 pm

Draft bill of new Customs Act in January - Ravi

Draft bill of new Customs Act in January - Ravi

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake today said that the draft bill of the new Customs Act will be presented to Parliament in January with the consent of all the parties concerned. MORE..

video (0)Comments | September 29, 2016  5:48 pm

Met Department issues strong winds warning for sea areas

Met Department issues strong winds warning for sea areas

The Department of Meteorology today requested naval and fishing communities to be vigilant as strong winds can be expected to continue in the deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Batticaloa via Pottuvil (up to 60-70 kmph). MORE..

(0)Comments | September 29, 2016  4:22 pm

SLFP will never endorse a federal solution - Siripala

SLFP will never endorse a federal solution - Siripala

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will never allow the formation of a federal state, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva says. MORE...

video (0)Comments | September 29, 2016  4:21 pm

Lasantha murder: army official further remanded

Lasantha murder: army official further remanded

The Warrant Officer (WO) attached to the army intelligence unit who was arrested in connection with the assassination of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge has been further remanded until October 13. MORE...

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MCs decide not to collect unsorted waste

MCs decide not to collect unsorted waste

The Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils today said that all the Municipal Councils in the country have decided to refrain from collecting garbage unless they are segregated from November 01, 2016. MORE..

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Sports

James Anderson ruled out of Englands Tests in Bangladesh

James Anderson ruled out of Englands Tests in Bangladesh

Englands all-time leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson has been ruled out of the Test series against Bangladesh with a shoulder injury. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 29, 2016  10:29 am

Sam Allardyce leaves England job after one game in charge

Sam Allardyce leaves England job after one game in charge

Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager after just one game in charge, the Football Association has confirmed. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 28, 2016  4:36 pm

Golf star Arnold Palmer dies

Golf star Arnold Palmer dies

American Arnold Palmer, known as The King of professional golf, died on Sunday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was 87-years-old. MORE..

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IIT basketball team wins Gold Medal at UITM International Sports Fiesta in Malaysia

IIT basketball team wins Gold Medal at UITM International Sports Fiesta in Malaysia

The Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) emerged winners at the Eleventh UITM International Sports Fiesta 2016 tournament held in Selangor, Malaysia recently. MORE..

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Dinesh Chandimal undergoes surgery

Dinesh Chandimal undergoes surgery

Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lankas wicket keeper - batsman, has undergone a surgery after injuring his hand in a domestic game last week. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2016  2:29 pm

Entertainment

Kim Kardashian targeted by Vitalii Sediuk again

Kim Kardashian targeted by Vitalii Sediuk again

Kim Kardashian may have escaped Vitalii Sediuk attempted ambush, but that doesnt mean shes going to let what happen slide. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 29, 2016  02:18 pm

Disney reveals plans for live action remake of The Lion King

Disney reveals plans for live action remake of The Lion King

The announcement comes following the success of the new Jungle Book film, which has made more than 740 million worldwide. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 29, 2016  09:55 am

Another high-profile Hollywood couple splits

 Another high-profile Hollywood couple splits

Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts are separating after 11 years together. The celebrity couple says in a joint statement theyve come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple. MORE..

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Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie Pitt has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, bringing an end to what began as the worlds most tabloid headline-generating romance before morphing into a glamorous engine of family and philanthropy.MORE..

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Samsung washing machines are exploding now too

Samsung washing machines are exploding now too

Samsung, maker of the troubled Galaxy Note 7 smart phone, has another problem on its hands. MORE..

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Nintendo 64 Emulator Available on Xbox One Games Store

Nintendo 64 Emulator Available on Xbox One Games Store

Following a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator that was to be available for the Xbox One, only to be pulled at the last minute, it seems that a Nintendo 64 emulator can be purchased on the Xbox One storefront. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 27, 2016  08:51 am

Priest delivery is the Japans newest technology innovation

Priest delivery is the Japans newest technology innovation

Cue the internet. In modern Japan, a Buddhist priest can now be found just a few mouse clicks away, on Amazon.com. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 22, 2016  02:10 pm

WhatsApp wants you to stop muting group chats

WhatsApp wants you to stop muting group chats

An update to the messaging tool WhatsApp now allows users to tag people in group chats so they receive a notification. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2016  04:26 pm

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