Back to Top

Lead Story

New Ministers sworn in

New Ministers sworn in

(UPDATED) The swearing in ceremony of the new Cabinet of the National Government commenced at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo, a short while ago. MORE..

video (0)Comments | September 4, 2015  12:24 pm

Hot News

Wildlife officer among 2 held for timber racket

Wildlife officer among 2 held for timber racket

Two persons including a wildlife official have been arrested in connection with an illegal timber racket in the Keenagoda Reserve in Medagama. MORE..

(0)Comments | 1 hour ago

Rameswaram fishermen launch strike over SL navy arrests

Rameswaram fishermen launch strike over SL navy arrests

Mechanised boat fishermen in Rameswaram have decided to abstain from fishing from Saturday, protesting the arrest and alleged attack of fishermen and confiscation of their boats by the Sri Lankan Navy. MORE..

(0)Comments | 2 hours ago

One dead, 1 injured in Sella Kataragama shooting

One dead, 1 injured in Sella Kataragama shooting

One person was killed while another was critically wounded following a shooting incident in Maruwanguwa, Sella Kataragama. MORE..

(0)Comments | 2 hours ago

Sri Lankan with fake visa deported from Taiwan

Sri Lankan with fake visa deported from Taiwan

A Sri Lankan national transiting at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on his way to Germany on a forged Schengen Area visa was picked up by the National Immigration Agencys (NIA) special cross-unit task force yesterday and deported to Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 5, 2015  12:23 am

Sri Lankan national dies in Chennai police custody

Sri Lankan national dies in Chennai police custody

A Sri Lankan Tamil, who was picked up in connection with a fake passport case, died in police custody in Chennai in the early hours of Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 5, 2015  12:17 am

Vaiko calls for resolution against domestic probe in Sri Lanka

Vaiko calls for resolution against domestic probe in Sri Lanka

MDMK leader Vaiko called upon the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to initiate steps to pass a resolution in the Assembly opposing any move to carry out a domestic investigation into the alleged atrocities during the war in Sri Lanka in which many Tamil people were killed. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 4, 2015  6:19 pm

UAE Foreign Minister arrives in Sri Lanka

UAE Foreign Minister arrives in Sri Lanka

The United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nayhan, visited Sri Lanka on the invitation of the Government of Sri Lanka on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 4, 2015  6:10 pm

Committee to decide on heads for public institutions - President

Committee to decide on heads for public institutions - President

President Maithripala Sirisena today stated that a common committee will be appointed by himself and the Prime Minister to ensure that the most suitable individuals are selected for the top posts in government institutions. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 4, 2015  3:19 pm

Woman dies after earth mound collapses on home

Woman dies after earth mound collapses on home

A woman was killed after an earth embankment collapsed on her house in the Indigahawatta area in Pelenwatta, Piliyandala. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 4, 2015  11:36 am

India attaches highest importance to ties with Sri Lanka: Modi

India attaches highest importance to ties with Sri Lanka: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India attaches the highest importance to its relations with Sri Lanka and looks forward to taking the ties to new heights as he received former President Chandrika Kumaratunga in New Delhi. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 4, 2015  10:21 am

Released emails reveal Lankan fury, debate over Clintons rape remarks

Released emails reveal Lankan fury, debate over Clintons rape remarks

The recently released emails of US presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, reveal that Sri Lankas strong reaction to the then secretary of State, Hillary Clintons 2009 remarks over use of rape as an instrument of war unleashed an intense internal debate, which ultimately led to a partial retraction. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 4, 2015  7:54 am

JVP nominates Bimal Ratnayake as NL MP

JVP nominates Bimal Ratnayake as NL MP

(Audio) The JVP has nominated Bimal Ratnayake as a National List MP for the seat vacated due to the resignation of S. Mayadunne, JVP Secretary Tilvin Silva told Ada Derana. MORE..

video (0)Comments | September 4, 2015  7:06 am

EU ready to partner with Sri Lanka to face challenges

EU ready to partner with Sri Lanka to face challenges

The European Union (EU) today stressed that it truly remains committed to supporting a healthy democracy and looks forward to partnering with the Sri Lankan government to address some of the challenges it faces. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 3, 2015  10:35 pm

Parliament approves proposal to increase Ministers

Parliament approves proposal to increase Ministers

The proposal to increase the number of ministers in the National Government was approved by Parliament with a majority of 127 votes today. MORE..

video (0)Comments | September 3, 2015  7:03 pm

Atapattu resigns as Sri Lanka cricket coach

Atapattu resigns as Sri Lanka cricket coach

Marvan Atapattu has resigned as head coach of the Sri Lanka cricket team while his resignation has been accepted by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). MORE..

(0)Comments | September 3, 2015  6:42 pm

Sports

Atapattu resigns as Sri Lanka cricket coach

Atapattu resigns as Sri Lanka cricket coach

Marvan Atapattu has resigned as head coach of the Sri Lanka cricket team while his resignation has been accepted by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). MORE..

(0)Comments | September 3, 2015  7:57 pm

Warne blasts compatriot Kyrgios on Facebook

Warne blasts compatriot Kyrgios on Facebook

Australian cricket great Shane Warne told controversial tennis player Nick Kyrgios on Thursday respect was more important than being liked and warned him youre testing our patience mate. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 3, 2015  4:31 pm

Tharindu Kaushal reported with suspected illegal bowling action

Tharindu Kaushal reported with suspected illegal bowling action

Sri Lanka off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during the third Test against India, which concluded at the Singhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Tuesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 2, 2015  1:12 pm

India beat Sri Lanka, clinch Test series 2-1

India beat Sri Lanka, clinch Test series 2-1

India clinched the third Test match by 117 runs and with it the series, bowling out Sri Lanka for 268 on the fifth and final day of the match at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground here on Tuesday.

(0)Comments | September 1, 2015  4:22 pm

India set Sri Lanka 386 runs to win series

India set Sri Lanka 386 runs to win series

Sri Lanka were set a target of 386 runs to win the final Test in Colombo after India were all out for 274 in their second innings on Monday.

(0)Comments | August 31, 2015  4:34 pm

Entertainment

Steven Spielbergs DreamWorks to split from Disney?

Steven Spielbergs DreamWorks to split from Disney?

Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg will reportedly part ways with Disney after the release of next summers The BFG. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 3, 2015  03:42 pm

Boy trips in museum, punches hole through million-dollar painting

Boy trips in museum, punches hole through million-dollar painting

A 12-year-old Taiwanese boy lived out a slapstick nightmare at the weekend when he tripped at a museum and broke his fall with a 350-year-old painting, smashing a hole in the work of art valued at $1.5m. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2015  12:20 pm

Big winners at Derana Music Video Awards 2014

Big winners at Derana Music Video Awards 2014

Bathiya and Santhush won the best music video of the year and Pradeep Rangana won the most popular music video at the Derana Music Video Awards 2014.

(0)Comments | August 22, 2015  10:21 am

Australian actress found guilty of child sex offences

Australian actress found guilty of child sex offences

Maggie Kirkpatrick, a veteran Australian television star who appeared in Home and Away and Prisoner Cell Block H, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in the 1980s. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 20, 2015  04:00 pm

Video of the Day

New Cabinet Ministers assume duties

Top Picture Story

The Voice

Technology

Tesla to reveal cheaper car in March

Tesla to reveal cheaper car in March

Tesla Motors says it will reveal its lower-cost Model 3 electric car in March. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 3, 2015  04:09 pm

YouTube Gaming, Googles Twitch competitor, set to launch

YouTube Gaming, Googles Twitch competitor, set to launch

YouTubes big push to gaming, which it first announced in June, is set to release on Wednesday as a standalone website and will also be available via apps on Android and iOS. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2015  12:38 pm

iPhone users can now finally use WhatsApp on a desktop

iPhone users can now finally use WhatsApp on a desktop

More than six months after WhatsApp allowed Android, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone users to use the instant messenger in a browser, the Facebook-owned company has now made the feature available to iPhone users. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 20, 2015  04:31 pm

Sri Lankas Dance with the Devil of Universal Internet Access

Sri Lankas Dance with the Devil of Universal Internet Access

Who today is against Internet access and digital connectivity? These are ideas and technical buzzwords that resonate across the political spectrum; politically-neutral words that are capable of uniting Left and Right and are consequently easily adopted by both the establishment and its opposition. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 13, 2015  04:04 pm

Poll

Should the SLFP form a National Government with the UNP?
Yes
No

View results

Latest TV News Bulletin

Video Story

One on One

Exchange Rates
9.30 a.m.
04.09.2015

Country

Buying

Selling

USA
U.S.Dollar
134.0800 138.8500
UK
Sterling Pound
203.6600 212.4200
Europe
Euro
148.2700 155.3200
Switzerland
Swiss Franc
136.8000 143.6100
Canada
Canadian Dollar
100.8300 105.8100
Australia
Australian Dollar
92.8100 97.9200
Singapore
Singapore Dollar
94.2100 98.5800
Japan
Japanese Yen
1.1144 1.1669

Country

Currency

Rate

Bahrain Dinar 355.1630
Kuwait Dinar 442.0309
Oman Rial 347.8374
Qatar Riyal 36.7903
Saudi Arabia Riyal 35.7033
UAE Dirham 36.4547
Seri
Ada Derana Mobile Alerts