A special police unit to be established under the Religious Affairs Ministry to deal with complaints related to religious activities, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today. Speaking to heads of media institutions today he added that he will not let any person or organization take the law into their own hands. MORE...
Sri Lanka has been named among 21 countries where rape and other sexual violence has been committed in current and recent conflicts, according to a new U.N. report. MORE..
The controversial gazette tabled under the Strategic Development Project Act was passed in Parliament today with a majority of 71 votes. A total of 113 members voted in favour while only 42, including UPFA MP, voted against the bill. MORE..
General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organisation Ven. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero today stated that they have decided to end the “Watareka drama,” referring to the hardline Buddhist group’s continues verbal attacks and intimidation of Ven. Watareka Vijitha Thero. MORE..
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa today expressed regret over the incident where a group of UNP MPs were obstructed in Tissamaharama, Hambantota the electorate of which he is the SLFP chief organizer. MORE...
Police have commenced a search operation to nab a father who has allegedly thrown his two children into the Nilwala River. The girl aged four and boy aged two were rescued by the security forces after being thrown into the water from the Mahanama bridge in Matara. MORE...
I am in no hurry to hold a Presidential election however if the opposition demands I am prepared to hold a General or a Presidential election next year, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today. President said this in a reply to a query on unconfirmed reports of a Presidential election being held next year. MORE...
A Sri Lankan-Filipina girl living in foster care since her father’s arrest in January, will finally reunite with her dad and go home. Elina, who turned five in March, slept rough in parks and staircases with her unemployed dad, helping him at odd jobs after the Lankan lost his job in 2009. MORE...
Sri Lanka Cricket will not pursue any disciplinary action against Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkarra and that the matter has been closed, SLC Chief Jayantha Dharmadasa stated. MORE...
The UNP today accused the government of granting complete tax exemptions for James Packer and Ravi Wjeratne. Speaking at a press conference UNP MP Harsha De Silva charged that the government has planned to completely exempted them from the 12% VAT and 2% M.B.T and in place only imposed a new 5% casino tax. MORE...
Two armed gunmen have robbed Rs. 777,000 from a private bank in Rawathawatte a short while ago. The gunmen had arrived on a motorcycle and had committed the robbery after threatening the staff, Police added. MORE...
Angelo Mathews has been appointed the Captain of the ODI and Test team while Lasith Malinga appointed the Captain of the T20 team. Lahiru Thirimanne has been named as the Vice Captain of the ODI, T20 and Test teams, SLC said a short while ago.
The Sri Lankan rupee traded steady on Wednesday as thin importer dollar demand was offset by exporter sales of the greenback. Dealers expect the local currency to remain stable until imports pick up sharply. MORE...
A 37-year-old British nurse recounted her “hellish” experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities. MORE...
Chamari Athapattu has been appointed as the Captain of the Sri Lanka women’s national cricket team while Udeshika Prabodhini has been named as her deputy, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said today. MORE..
Sri Lanka’s national coach Paul Farbrace has tendered his resignation in order to take up an appointment as the assistant coach of the England cricket team, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed today. MORE..
Paul Farbrace, the recently appointed Sri Lanka cricket coach, is tipped to be appointed as assistant to Peter Moores, who has been appointed as new head coach of England team for five years by England and Wales Cricket Board, foreign media reported today. MORE..
With the contract dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket and the players yet to resolved, the selectors have asked players to come clear on their availability for the forthcoming tour of Ireland and England. MORE..
On a red-carpet reception day when the two Sri Lankan players, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene hit out at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board over retirement issues, the former coach has come out openly for not receiving the “better treatment” when the team first ever won the 50-over World Cup in 1996. MORE..
Cinematographer-filmmaker Santosh Sivan’s Tamil war-drama Inam, a story on a group of orphans during the Sri Lankan civil war, will be pulled out of theatres in Tamil Nadu from Monday following protests from Tamil fringe groups. MORE..
A film company co-founded by Robert De Niro called Tribeca Enterprises is selling a 50 percent stake to the Madison Square Garden Company. MORE..
“12 Years a Slave” wins the Academy Award for best picture and “Gravity” lead all films with seven Oscars, including an award for director Alfonso Cuaron on Sunday night. MORE..
The powers behind “Superbad,” “Pineapple Express” and “This is the End” are teaming up again. This time, book, film and video game enthusiasts everywhere should be excited. MORE..
The US Department of Justice has broken new ground when it comes to prosecuting counterfeit mobile app distributors. For the first time, the government has convicted two men for illegally selling copies of copyrighted apps. MORE..
Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones. MORE..
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