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VIDEO: Nilvala Wijesinghe released on Rs 1,500 bail after surrendering to court

VIDEO: Nilvala Wijesinghe released on Rs 1,500 bail after surrendering to court

UPFA MP Nimal ‘Nilvala’ Wijesinghe, accused of assaulting a Grama Niladhari, has been released on Rs 1,500 cash bail and Rs 100,000 surety bond after he surrendered to the Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court today. MORE..

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Principal, female teacher remanded for abetting molestation of student

Principal, female teacher remanded for abetting molestation of student

The Principle and female teacher of Kadawala Tamil Maha Vidyalaya, in the Hatton Educational Zone, have been arrested and remanded for allegedly abetting the molesting of a 16-yer-old school girl. MORE..

| July 22, 2014  6:27 pm

Ratnapura Expressway: Ministry to acquire lands in six months

Ratnapura Expressway: Ministry to acquire lands in six months

The Ministry of Ports and Highways says that arrangements will be made to acquire lands for the construction work of the Ratnapura Expressway from Kahatuduwa to Pelmadulla within six months. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 22, 2014  5:07 pm

Chief Minister’s brother files complaint against assault victim

Chief Minister’s brother files complaint against assault victim

The Police Headquarters confirmed that a person admitted to the Colombo National Hospital has accused Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga of assaulting him with a cricket bat, causing injuries to his hand. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 22, 2014  5:01 pm

Soldier falls to death in Trincomalee

Soldier falls to death in Trincomalee

A navy rating who is an attached player to the rugby team of the Trincomalee Naval Base died after he fell-off a four-story building. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 22, 2014  3:04 pm

Jayalalithaa opposes installing buoys on IMBL with Sri Lanka

Jayalalithaa opposes installing buoys on IMBL with Sri Lanka

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today termed as “inappropriate” the Indian Government’s proposal to conduct feasibility study on installing buoys on International Maritime Boundary Line as the state government has not accepted IMBL with Sri Lanka as a settled issue. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 22, 2014  1:33 pm

VIDEO: Alleged child molester surrenders to police

VIDEO: Alleged child molester surrenders to police

The estate workers in Rakwana, Ratnapura today boycott their duties in protest over police inaction to apprehend an individual who alleged to have molested a 14-year old girl from the same area. MORE...

video (0)Comments | July 22, 2014  12:36 pm

38 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka Navy

38 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka Navy

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has arrested 38 Indian fishermen for violating the maritime boundary line and fishing in Sri Lankan waters. The fishermen and their 9 trawlers were intercepted in seas near Delft Island and Talaimannar last night, navy said. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 22, 2014  12:23 pm

VIDEO: Chili powder mixed with flour, fabric colouring nabbed

VIDEO: Chili powder mixed with flour, fabric colouring nabbed

The Consumer Affairs Authority has nabbed 15,000 kilograms of chili powder not suitable for human consumption from a grinding mill in Sedawatta, Wellampitiya. The chili powder was mixed with flour and fabric colouring and had been sent for distribution in Hatton and Avissawella. MORE...

video (0)Comments | July 22, 2014  11:24 am

Preschool children among 47 hospitalised in wasp attack

Preschool children among 47 hospitalised in wasp attack

At least 47 persons including 28 children were injured and hospitalised following a wasp attack at a preschool, being conducted at the Mallikarama Temple near the Kataragama Hospital this morning. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 22, 2014  11:14 am

Morrison to discuss Lankan refugees with Sushma

Morrison to discuss Lankan refugees with Sushma

Australia will be raising the issue of the 153 Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers with India on Tuesday, when Australian immigration minister Scott Morrison will be meeting with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and home minister Rajnath Singh. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 22, 2014  10:49 am

Man claims top politician assaulted him with ‘cricket bat’

Man claims top politician assaulted him with ‘cricket bat’

A 69-year-old man, who claims he was brutally assaulted by a group of individuals including a prominent Western Province politician, has been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital for treatment to injuries. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 22, 2014  9:56 am

Commodity tax on sugar imports increased

Commodity tax on sugar imports increased

The special commodity tax on imported sugar has been increased by Rs. 3 per kilogram with effect from July 16, the Finance Ministry stated. Accordingly the tax per kilogram of sugar has been increased from Rs. 25 to Rs. 28. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 22, 2014  8:43 am

President to abolish taxes on financial institution staff perks

President to abolish taxes on financial institution staff perks

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to remove the taxes announced in Special Gazette 1857/8 for state and private sector financial institution staff, the Presidential Media Division said. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 21, 2014  8:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE: 100kg of heroin found inside grinding machines in Orugodawatta

EXCLUSIVE: 100kg of heroin found inside grinding machines in Orugodawatta

VIDEO: Three industrial grinding machines packed with heroin were seized at the Orugodawatta container yard by customs officers a short while ago, in what is believed to be the largest haul detected in the country, sources said. MORE..

video (0)Comments | July 21, 2014  5:19 pm

UN panel’s sittings overseas unjustified - Government

UN panel’s sittings overseas unjustified - Government

The government today strongly opposed the decision by UN panel to initiate investigations into alleged human rights violations and war crimes against the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE, in three separate places overseas, terming it as an unjustifiable move. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 21, 2014  5:07 pm
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Sports

India end 28 year drought at Lord’s with 95-run win over England

India end 28 year drought at Lord’s with 95-run win over England

Indian speedster Ishant Sharma, whose consistency has always been under the scanner, delivered when it mattered most, as he grabbed a career-best 7 for 74 to bowl out the home team for a 223 in pursuit of a competitive victory target of 319. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 21, 2014  8:14 pm

Steyn, Morkel lead South Africa to 153-run win

Steyn, Morkel lead South Africa to 153-run win

Fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel took four wickets each as South Africa dispatched Sri Lanka for 216 to win the first test in Galle by 153 runs on Sunday. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 20, 2014  2:24 pm

South Africa set Sri Lanka 370 to win

South Africa set Sri Lanka 370 to win

South Africa declared their second innings on 206 for six wickets at tea on the fourth day on Saturday, setting Sri Lanka a target of 370 to win the first test. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 19, 2014  3:14 pm

Sri Lanka bowled out for 292

Sri Lanka bowled out for 292

Pace bowler Dale Steyn grabbed 5 for 54 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 292 in reply to South Africa’s first-innings score of 455 for 9 declared on day four of the first Test. South Africa lead by 163 runs. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 19, 2014  10:45 am

Vernon Philander fined for ball tampering

Vernon Philander fined for ball tampering

South African pace bowler Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee for tampering with the ball during the third day of the first test against Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 19, 2014  10:39 am

Entertainment

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

Jennifer Lopez cancels performance at World Cup in Brazil

Jennifer Lopez cancels performance at World Cup in Brazil

If you were hoping to watch Jennifer Lopez perform in Thursday’s World Cup opening ceremony, you’re out of luck. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 9, 2014  08:22 pm

Lankan lover demands claims from Aishwarya Rai

Lankan lover demands claims from Aishwarya Rai

A resident of Taiwan who is of Sri Lankan origin, Niroshan Devapriya has alleged that he was in a romantic relationship with the Bachchan bahu before her marriage. Not only this, Devapriya has also demanded claims for causing him mental stress. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 9, 2014  03:04 pm

Peter Jackson changes third Hobbit film title

Peter Jackson changes third Hobbit film title

Director Peter Jackson has changed the title of the final film in his Hobbit trilogy from There and Back Again to The Battle of the Five Armies. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 25, 2014  09:24 pm

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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

Android app pirates plead guilty to copyright infringement

Android app pirates plead guilty to copyright infringement

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..

(0)Comments | March 25, 2014  04:55 pm

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 smartphone

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 smartphone

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 smartphone - an improved, but not radically different, successor to last year’s Galaxy S4. MORE..

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No recount please

All candidates who had contested for the Colombo District from the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) were called to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) headquarters in Colombo last Wednesday ...

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(0)Comments | April 10, 2014  3:40 pm

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
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