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Lankans among migrant children seffering in Thai detention

Lankans among migrant children seffering in Thai detention

Bhavani was 8 years old when Thai police raided the apartment her family was hiding in. The Sri Lankan girl and her family spent the next two years locked in a crowded cell that reeked of cigarette smoke and waste. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 2, 2014  12:03 pm

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Navy apprehends nine Indian fishermen

Navy apprehends nine Indian fishermen

Nine of the several fishermen who ventured into the sea from Rameswaram on Monday night, after 38 days of strike, were apprehended by the Sri Lankan navy. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 2, 2014  9:43 pm

IFIMES award for Prof. G. L. Peiris

IFIMES award for Prof. G. L. Peiris

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) presented a high award for “special contribution to stability and peace in the Region” to Prof. G. L. Peiris, Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 2, 2014  6:01 pm

Philippine Honorary Consulate in Sri Lanka closed

Philippine Honorary Consulate in Sri Lanka closed

The Philippine Embassy in Bangladesh which has jurisdiction over Sri Lanka says that the office of the Philippine Honorary Consul in Sri Lanka has been temporarily closed. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 2, 2014  5:06 pm

I told Sri Lanka to release fishermen but not the boats: Swamy

I told Sri Lanka to release fishermen but not the boats: Swamy

Subramaniam Swamy, the Senior BJP leader, has landed himself in a soup by remarking that it was he who suggested to the Sri Lankan government during his visit to the Island nation last month that it should release all the Tamil fishermen in its custody. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 2, 2014  5:04 pm

Thundershowers in Uva and Eastern provinces

Thundershowers in Uva and Eastern provinces

The Met. Department says that several spells of showers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Northwestern and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts. Thundershowers will develop at a few places in the Uva and Eastern provinces during the afternoon or evening. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 2, 2014  4:15 pm

PICTURES: 35 complaints from Monaragala, no arrests- CaFFE

PICTURES: 35 complaints from Monaragala, no arrests- CaFFE

Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) alleged that no arrests have been made with respect to 35 election violation complaints reported in Monaragala district during the Uva Provincial Council election campaigns, thus far. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 2, 2014  3:11 pm

PS chairman’s brother arrested over illegal tree felling

PS chairman’s brother arrested over illegal tree felling

The brother of Nagoda Pradeshiya Sabha chairman, Hemachandra Walegama has been arrested in connection with the illegal felling of trees at a reserve in the Nagoda area, police said. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 2, 2014  1:41 pm

Man self-immolates in Colpetty

Man self-immolates in Colpetty

A 60-year-old person has self-immolated in front of the Colpetty Police station, a short while ago. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 2, 2014  11:47 am

SLFP’s 63rd Anniversary today

SLFP’s 63rd Anniversary today

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party celebrates its 63rd anniversary at the Winston Dias stadium in Badulla, today (2). MORE...

(0)Comments | September 2, 2014  11:14 am

Elections Secretariat to monitor Uva PC postal voting

Elections Secretariat to monitor Uva PC postal voting

The Elections Secretariat has decided to monitor the postal voting for the Uva Provincial Council election, which will take place on September 4 and 5. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 2, 2014  10:46 am

Swiss murder accused remains in custody

Swiss murder accused remains in custody

A Sri Lankan man arrested in Auckland in relation to the murder of his former partner in Switzerland nearly 14 years ago will remain in custody in New Zealand. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 2, 2014  10:08 am

Lankan murdered in Tamil Nadu

Lankan murdered in Tamil Nadu

A Sri Lankan Tamil was murdered in front of his house at Karumandapam area in Tamil Nadu. The victim, S. Selvendran (59), running a travel agency, had returned home in a two-wheeler when unknown persons stabbed him. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 2, 2014  8:49 am

Sri Lanka hopes for better relations with new UN human rights chief

Sri Lanka hopes for better relations with new UN human rights chief

Sri Lanka on Monday today said it hoped the new UNHRC chief will carry out his duties in a “more balanced” manner after the country had an uneasy relationship with his predecessor Navi Pillay. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 1, 2014  11:39 pm

Power cuts in Maharagama & Udahamulla

Power cuts in Maharagama & Udahamulla

The Lanka Electricity Company (LECO) says that the electricity supply to some areas of Maharagama will be interrupted on Tuesday (Sept 2) and in Udahamulla on Wednesday (Sept 3) between 8am and 5pm due to a request from the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).

(0)Comments | September 1, 2014  7:16 pm

Japanese PM to visit Sri Lanka next week

Japanese PM to visit Sri Lanka next week

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka on September 7 and 8, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, 24 years after the last visit by a Japanese Premier. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 1, 2014  5:01 pm
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Sports

Zimbabwe end 31-year wait, stun Australia by 3 wickets

Zimbabwe end 31-year wait, stun Australia by 3 wickets

Elton Chigumbura hit an unbeaten half-century as Zimbabwe pulled off a shock three wicket win over Australia in a one-day triangular series match on Sunday. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 31, 2014  9:14 pm

Sri Lanka wins series against Pakistan

Sri Lanka wins series against Pakistan

Sri Lanka won the third and final ODI played at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, a short while ago. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  4:18 pm

Pakistan all out for 102 in decider against Sri Lanka

Pakistan all out for 102 in decider against Sri Lanka

Thisara Perera claimed four for 34 as Sri Lanka bowled Pakistan out for 102 in the third and decisive one-day international in Dambulla on Saturday. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  2:54 pm

Squad named for 3rd ODI

Squad named for 3rd ODI

Sri Lanka has named the a 15-man squad for the 3rd ODI against Pakistan in Dambulla. MORe...

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  5:09 pm

Perera helps Sri Lanka draw level

Perera helps Sri Lanka draw level

Thisara Perera’s fine allround show, a 36-ball 65 and 3 for 19, helped Sri Lanka trounce Pakistan by 77 runs in the second One-Day International in Hambantota on Tuesday (August 26) to level the three-match series 1-1. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 27, 2014  5:07 pm

Entertainment

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

Shaan to perform in Colombo

Shaan to perform in Colombo

Bollywood playback singer Shaan is set to perform in Colombo, the Indian High Commission has announced. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 10, 2014  04:34 pm

Beatles documentary to be directed by Ron Howard

Beatles documentary to be directed by Ron Howard

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is to direct a documentary about the early years of the Beatles. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2014  04:06 pm

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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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