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Far-reaching accountability process absolutely necessary: OHCHR

Far-reaching accountability process absolutely necessary: OHCHR

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) says that a more fundamental and far-reaching accountability process, addressing both past and ongoing violations, is absolutely necessary to achieve reconciliation in Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 23, 2014  12:18 am

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President to have talks with Hillary Clinton

President to have talks with Hillary Clinton

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be joining former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2014 annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative to extend Sri Lanka’s support to the Elephant Action Network that works toward preventing elephant poaching and ivory trafficking, the President’s Media said. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 23, 2014  11:44 pm

Jaya files two more defamation cases against Swamy

Jaya files two more defamation cases against Swamy

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today filed two more defamation cases against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for his comments on Twitter. MORE

(0)Comments | September 23, 2014  11:44 pm

Sajith appointed as Deputy Leader

Sajith appointed as Deputy Leader

Sajith Premadasa has been appointed as the Deputy Leader of UNP. Ravi Karunnayake- Assistant Leader, Eran Wikramaratne-Treasurer, Akila Kariyawasam Deputy General Secretary. MORE

video (0)Comments | September 23, 2014  5:48 pm

Haldummulla PS chairman arrested

Haldummulla PS chairman arrested

The police today arrested the Chairman of Haldummulla Pradeshiya Sabha R.M. Danarathna and four other UPFA supports over their alleged involvement in the assaulting incident of PS member Nimal Karunaratne (UNP). MORE

(0)Comments | September 23, 2014  5:25 pm

Sri Lankan held after entering US by boat

Sri Lankan held after entering US by boat

A Sri Lankan national is among 10 people from four different countries who were in federal custody after a suspected human-smuggling boat arrived on shore of the wealthy town of Manalapan in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States early Monday, according to border authorities. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 23, 2014  4:10 pm

PICTURES: Jumbo attack kills one in Polpithigama

PICTURES: Jumbo attack kills one in Polpithigama

(VIDEO) A 54-year-old woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Thambuluwa area in Polpithigama, this afternoon (23). Ada Derana reporter said that the elephant was trapped and it had attacked the woman soon after a group of people rescued it from a well. MORE

video (0)Comments | September 23, 2014  4:04 pm

Marvan shortlisted for national head coach post

Marvan shortlisted for national head coach post

Sri Lanka Cricket today announced that at it has decided to shortlist two candidates for the national head coach post which included Marvan Attapattu. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 23, 2014  3:04 pm

Jayasuriya resigns from coach picking panel

Jayasuriya resigns from coach picking panel

Sri Lanka’s chief selector, Sanath Jayasuriya has resigned with immediate effect from the panel appointed by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to select the next national coach. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 23, 2014  1:52 pm

Kandy Hospital doctor assaulted

Kandy Hospital doctor assaulted

A doctor attached to the Kandy Genral Hospital has been assaulted by several individuals, according to a complaint lodged with police. The doctor had been traveling by car to the hospital from his home when he was attacked on Aruppala Road in Kandy last evening. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 23, 2014  12:53 pm

Modi responds to al-Qaeda remarks

Modi responds to al-Qaeda remarks

Al-Qaeda Chief recently said that it has launched a new wing in South Asia. In respond to this observation Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an interview with the CNN has said that al Qaeda will fail if it seeks to spread its terror network into his country because Muslims there “will die for India.” MORE...

(0)Comments | September 23, 2014  11:49 am

Voter’s registry draft available till 30 Sept. - EC

Voter’s registry draft available till 30 Sept. - EC

The Eelction Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriyasays says that a copy of voter’s registry draft will be available for public on www.slelections.gov.lk website till 30 Sept. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 23, 2014  11:19 am

President to address UN tomorrow in NY

President to address UN tomorrow in NY

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to deliver the national statement at the Climate Summit on today (23), and deliver his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Wednesday (24). It will be the President’s seventh address to the General Assembly. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 23, 2014  10:58 am

STF deployed in Haliela after post election violence

STF deployed in Haliela after post election violence

Security has been tightened in the Haliela area, in the wake of clashes between UNP and UPFA supporters yesterday. The Police Special Task Force (STF) has been called in to provide security in the area, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 23, 2014  9:50 am

CB holds rates; limits access to deposit facility

CB holds rates; limits access to deposit facility

Sri Lanka’s central bank on Tuesday kept key policy rates steady, but limited commercial banks’ access to its repurchase or standing deposit facility in order to boost lending in a lower inflationary environment. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 23, 2014  8:44 am

VIDEO: Harin’s vehicle convoy, supporters attacked in Haliela

VIDEO: Harin’s vehicle convoy, supporters attacked in Haliela

A group of individuals have attacked a UNP election office in Haliela, wounding several party supporters and damaging vehicles parked there, according to UNP Chief Ministerial candidate Harin Fernando. MORE..

video (0)Comments | September 22, 2014  9:17 pm
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Sports

Malinga to undergo ankle surgery

Malinga to undergo ankle surgery

Sri Lanka received a massive jolt on Friday when Lasith Malinga was ruled out of action for 16 weeks due to a surgery on his troublesome left ankle. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  11:33 am

Asian Games gets a Gangam style start in Incheon

Asian Games gets a Gangam style start in Incheon

The 17th Asian Games opened in a multi-coloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted K-Pop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world’s most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  10:42 am

Ajmal must be mentally strong to return - Murali

Ajmal must be mentally strong to return - Murali

Former Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is the highest Test wicket-taker in history, with 800 scalps, but had to overcome ‘chucking allegations and testing several times, and has urged Saeed Ajmal to stay strong. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  3:03 pm

Vithanage placed on probation for a year

Vithanage placed on probation for a year

Kithuruwan Vithanage has been docked his full match fee and been placed on probation for one year, after he had left the team hotel overnight during the recent Test in Galle against Pakistan, SLC has said. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 16, 2014  10:47 am

Sri Lanka won second place in Asian Netball Championships

Sri Lanka won second place in Asian Netball Championships

Singapore maintained its supremacy in Asian netball after beating Sri Lanka 59-41 in the Asian Netball Championships final on Sunday (14) held at the Singapore Sports Hub’s OCBC Arena. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 15, 2014  5:56 pm

Entertainment

Brisbane man gets pranked by Australian-Sri Lankan comedian

Brisbane man gets pranked by Australian-Sri Lankan comedian

A man from Brisbane’s southside unwittingly became the butt of the joke after posting an online advertisement with very specific requirements of a potential house mate. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  03:10 pm

Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut wins Best Film Award

 Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut wins Best Film Award

Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut film Thanha Rathi Ranga (Between Yesterday and Tomorrow) has won the Best Film Award at the I Will Tell International Film Festival 2014 in London, UK. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 7, 2014  01:04 pm

Sri Lanka gets own River Kwai bridge

Sri Lanka gets own River Kwai bridge

Now, 57 years after it was blown to smithereens, authorities in Sri Lanka plan to rebuild the Bridge on the River Kwai to assuage the anger among locals over a controversial dam project. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  11:23 am

Robin Williams, actor and comedian, dies at 63

Robin Williams, actor and comedian, dies at 63

Robin Williams, who died Monday at age 63, harnessed his zany comic persona to become one of Hollywood’s most celebrated and bankable movie stars. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 12, 2014  10:22 am

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Derana Tech Guru Episode 05 – Tech in Sinhala

Derana Tech Guru Episode 05 – Tech in Sinhala

Watch the latest episode of Derana Tech Guru (Tech in Sinhala), Sri Lanka’s first internationally standard technology programme.

(0)Comments | August 25, 2014  02:47 pm

Derana Tech Guru Episode 04 – Tech in Sinhala

Derana Tech Guru Episode 04 – Tech in Sinhala

Watch the latest episode of Derana Tech Guru (Tech in Sinhala), Sri Lanka’s first internationally standard technology programme. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 15, 2014  04:02 pm

YouTube to buy Twitch for $1 billion - report

YouTube to buy Twitch for $1 billion - report

Google has reached a deal to buy game livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, according to a report by Variety. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 19, 2014  09:57 am

Apple wins close to $120M in patent lawsuit against Samsung

Apple wins close to $120M in patent lawsuit against Samsung

Samsung was ordered Friday to pay Apple $119.6 million after a California jury determined the South Korea-based company guilty of infringing Apple’s patents, Reuters reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 5, 2014  03:52 pm

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Hambantota difficult to clear

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who hosted the chief editors and media heads for his monthly breakfast meeting on Thursday (24), was asked about the attack on a group of UNP Parliamentarians which took place in Hambantota recently ...

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(0)Comments | April 27, 2014  3:28 pm

President ‘No-Balls’ Sanath

Sri Lanka’s most senior cricketers Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara had strongly criticised the country’s cricket administration, upon returning to the country after winning the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh ...

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(0)Comments | April 27, 2014  4:34 pm

Still no invitation for Gota

Speculation has been rife regarding a possible calling for Sri Lanka powerful Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to enter into mainstream politics, following in the footsteps ...

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(0)Comments | August 11, 2014  2:18 pm
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