Mervyn Silva is better than Hakeem, Wimal, Dilan and Wasu because he is a good Sinhalese Buddhist leader with a proper Buddhist background, General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero said today. MORE...
A team of UNP MPs who were on an inspection tour of the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport have come under attack by unidentified goons, the Ada Derana reporter confirms. Stones were pelted at the bus that the MPs were travelling in, UNP MP R. Yogarajan told Ada Derana. MORE...
The Indian Supreme Court today declined to entertain a plea seeking a Special Investigative Team (SIT) probe into the role of the Indian Army as a peacekeeping force in Sri Lanka during operations against the LTTE. MORE...
Three of the Four Macaw parrots that escaped from the President’s House have been found and captured safely, President’s Media division said today. Two of the birds were located with the help of the public on a tree near the Defence Services College and another near Colombo suburbs. MORE...
Reconciliation cannot be achieved overnight, Sri Lanka Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said today. He said this in reply to the US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal. MORE...
Expats in Saudi Arabia face fines, jail and deportation for visa violations as the police crackdown on illegal workers.Saudi Arabia has around 9 million expat workers including many Sri Lankans – down a million from last year after the government offered an amnesty to those living and working in the country illegally. MORE...
Sri Lanka has been ranked as the fourth worst place for journalists worldwide in the impunity index of the New York based-Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). The report ranks countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free. MORE...
The United States today stated that it looked forward to a resumption of a more comprehensive military relationship once the Government of Sri Lanka has made better progress toward reconciliation and accountability. MORE...
Congress President Sonia Gandhi has said that the Congress-led government has throughout stood up for the rights of Sri Lankan Tamils and has been in the forefront to protect the needs of the Indian fishermen. MORE...
Four Macaw parrots that were being kept at the President’s House in Colombo have escaped from their cage, President’s media division said today. Three of the Macaws are a mix of red and yellow colour and the other is a mix of blue and yellow. The public have been asked to inform any details regarding the birds by calling the number 0777535377.
Indian police are investigating into allegations of a Colombo-based kidney racket in which a youngster from Hyderabad lost a life, Indian media reports. MORE...
Sri Lanka’s Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa made a courtesy call on the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at his office in Kuala Lumpur. Sri Lankan Defense Secretary and Malaysian Prime Minster had a discussion that lasted about half-an-hour, the Malaysian Prime Minister’s office said.
Australian Foreign Ministry in its update to the travel advice to Sri Lanka has stated to exercise a high degree of caution ‘because of the unpredictable security environment’. MORE...
Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma Tuesday expressed disappointment at Canada’s decision to suspend voluntary contributions to the Commonwealth over Sri Lanka’s human rights situation. MORE...
Sri Lanka today in response to Canada’s suspension of voluntary Commonwealth funds, stated that it was no surprise as it may be recalled that when the Canadian Prime Minister announced his non attendance of the 2013 CHOGM in Colombo, he also alluded to the issue of cutting back his Government’s contributions to the Commonwealth. MORE...
The Sri Lankan Tamils issue appears to have taken a back seat in the campaign for the April 24 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu, much to the disappointment of pro-Tamil groups in the State. 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..
Sri Lanka lifted their maiden World Twenty20 title following their six-wicket victory against former champions India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. MORE..
Two-time defending champions Australia powered to a six-wicket win over old foes England to win their third consecutive title in the women’s World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday. 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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