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Govt says shortlisted bidders for SriLankan Airlines lack experience

Govt says shortlisted bidders for SriLankan Airlines lack experience

Peace Air Pvt Ltd, owned and managed by Sri Lankan business magnate Gamini Wettasinghe, says that it has offered a bid of US$ 5.5 billion to buy 70% stake in the national carrier SriLankan Airlines and 90% share of budget carrier Mihin Lanka. MORE..

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Showers expected in parts of the island from today

Showers expected in parts of the island from today

The Department of Meteorology says that showery weather, particularly in Northern and Eastern parts of the island, is expected from today. MORE..

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Sarath Kumara Gunaratne released on bail

Sarath Kumara Gunaratne released on bail

Former Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara Gunarathna has been granted bail, the Ada Derana reporter confirmed. MORE...

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Six members of same family injured in knife attack

Six members of same family injured in knife attack

Six persons have been hospitalized after being attacked with sharp objects in the Mamadala area in Ambalantota. MORE..

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Gayantha urges promotion of public-interest driven media

Gayantha urges promotion of public-interest driven media

Sri Lankas Minister of Mass Media and Parliamentary Reforms, Gayantha Karunathilaka has stressed that politically and commercially driven media have to be replaced by good ethical and public-interest driven media. MORE..

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New Zealand and Sri Lanka to consider free trade agreement

New Zealand and Sri Lanka to consider free trade agreement

New Zealand and Sri Lanka will open diplomatic posts in each others nations and are considering a free trade agreement, the Pacific countrys trade minister said on Friday. MORE..

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Sri Lanka eyes Europe for more tourists

Sri Lanka eyes Europe for more tourists

Sri Lankan government seeks to attract more European tourists and have appointed a senior official as a tourism consultant to focus especially on the European continent, officials said on Thursday. MORE...

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Talking with India to develop Trincomalee as main harbor in Bay of Bengal: PM

Talking with India to develop Trincomalee as main harbor in Bay of Bengal: PM

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that India is welcome to come and invest in the facilities around the Hambantota port, for which the government is setting aside 15,000 acres of land to be made available for investors. MORE..

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Samarasinghe says talking about intl conventions cost him FM post

Samarasinghe says talking about intl conventions cost him FM post

Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training Mahinda Samarasinghe says that not only the incumbent unity government, but even the previous governments had to agree to certain conventions to gain Generalised System of Preferences-Plus (GSP-Plus) from the EU and this government has only had to do implement them. MORE..

video (0)Comments | January 19, 2017  7:36 pm

Woman who went missing during 88/89 uprising returns home after 25 years

Woman who went missing during 88/89 uprising returns home after 25 years

A woman who allegedly went missing during the 1988-89 insurrection in Sri Lanka when she was just 18 year old has reportedly returned to her home in Giraulla, Gampola after 25 years, a period during which she was held against her will and made to slave at a house. MORE..

video (0)Comments | January 19, 2017  6:25 pm

Police fire tear gas on protesting university students

Police fire tear gas on protesting university students

Police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the university students engaged in a protest march blocking the road at the Kollupitiya Junction. MORE..

video (0)Comments | January 19, 2017  4:19 pm

Guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper visits Sri Lanka

Guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper visits Sri Lanka

The Arleigh Burke Class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) today arrived for a brief visit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  4:03 pm

US Embassy reveals reason behind closure of Iranawila station

US Embassy reveals reason behind closure of Iranawila station

The United States government today said it is returning with gratitude its lease of over 400 acres of property in Iranawila back to the Government of Sri Lanka in its entirety, including any and all improvements. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  3:11 pm

Lotus Road closed due to protest

Lotus Road closed due to protest

Lotus Road in Colombo Fort has been temporarily closed due to a protest march, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE..

video (0)Comments | January 19, 2017  2:15 pm

Field officers can practically implement govts policies President

Field officers can practically implement govts policies  President

President Maithripala Sirisena says it is the relevant field officers who can practically implement the governments policies among the people and get successful results to build a prosperous country by enhancing the agriculture. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  1:11 pm

Supreme Court issues notice on Lankaenews editor

Supreme Court issues notice on Lankaenews editor

The Supreme Court today issued notice on Lankaenews editor Sandaruwan Senadheera to appear before the court in March 03, on charges of contempt of court. MORE..

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Sports

Angelo Mathews to lead Sri Lanka till 2019 WC

Angelo Mathews to lead Sri Lanka till 2019 WC

Angelo Mathews, who is facing a lot of criticism following Sri Lankas recent 0-3 Test series defeat in South Africa, would remain skipper until the 2019 Cricket World Cup. MORE..

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Louis van Gaal announces retirement from football

Louis van Gaal announces retirement from football

Former Manchester United and Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal says he has retired from coaching after a 26-year career. MORE..

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Sri Lankan fighter triumphant at International Kickboxing Tournament

Sri Lankan fighter triumphant at  International Kickboxing Tournament

Sri Lanka made history in the international Muay Thai arena when Kumudu Prasanna won his match by knockout at the recent MX Muay Xtreme competition held in Bangkok, Thailand.

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South Africa beat Sri Lanka to complete series whitewash

South Africa beat Sri Lanka to complete series whitewash

The Proteas seam attack obliterated the Sri Lankan batting order on Saturday as South Africa wrapped up the third Test in Johannesburg to win the series 3-0. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 14, 2017  7:51 pm

Proteas rip through Sri Lanka, enforce follow-on

Proteas rip through Sri Lanka, enforce follow-on

The Proteas have demolished the Sri Lankan batting order on the third morning of the third Test at the Wanderers, dismissing the visitors for 131. MORE..

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Entertainment

James Cameron producing documentary series on history of science fiction

James Cameron producing documentary series on history of science fiction

The man behind some of the finest sci-fi films of all time is going to delve into the history of the genre itself. MORE..

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Parakrama Niriella to open Bahuroopi theatre festival

Parakrama Niriella to open Bahuroopi theatre festival

Veteran Sri Lankan dramatist and theater director, Parakrama Niriella, will inaugurate Bahuroopi international theatre festival which will start on January 13 in Mysore, India. MORE..

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Veteran Indian actor Om Puri dies aged 66

Veteran Indian actor Om Puri dies aged 66

Veteran Indian actor Om Puri, star of British hit East is East, has died aged 66, a family member told the BBC. MORE..

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Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder

Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder

Serena Williams has used the social media platform Reddit to announce that she is engaged to its co-founder, Alexis Ohanian. MORE...

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Red Hat brings the Power of open source to Sri Lanka

Red Hat brings the Power of open source to Sri Lanka

Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, hosted a half-day technology event in Colombo at Hotel Cinnamon Lakeside on Wednesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  04:13 pm

Zuckerberg due in court over VR heist

Zuckerberg due in court over VR heist

Mark Zuckerberg is expected to appear in a Dallas court on Tuesday to defend his company over claims it stole virtual reality technology. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2017  04:20 pm

Googles Toontastic storytelling app for kids goes 3D

Googles Toontastic storytelling app for kids goes 3D

Todays digital devices and tools offer amazing opportunities for kids to imagine, invent and explore with technologyand perhaps most important of all, have fun! MORE..

(0)Comments | January 13, 2017  04:38 pm

Pokmon Go was the most downloaded iPhone app worldwide in 2016

Pokmon Go was the most downloaded iPhone app worldwide in 2016

Pokmon Go and Super Mario Go, Nintendos first experiments with bringing its characters to Apple devices, both ended up in the top 10 iOS apps downloaded worldwide in 2016, Apple announced on Thursday. MORE..

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