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EXCLUSIVE: Sajith to be appointed Deputy Leader; several key appointments tomorrow

EXCLUSIVE: Sajith to be appointed Deputy Leader; several key appointments tomorrow

Sajith Premadasa is tipped to be appointed Deputy Leader of the UNP tomorrow, party sources revealed to Ada Derana a short while ago. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 22, 2014  12:38 pm

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Far-reaching accountability process absolutely necessary: OHCHR

Far-reaching accountability process absolutely necessary: OHCHR

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) says that a more fundamental and far-reaching accountability process, addressing both past and ongoing violations, is absolutely necessary to achieve reconciliation in Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 23, 2014  12:18 am

Harin’s vehicle convoy, supporters attacked in Haliela

Harin’s vehicle convoy, supporters attacked in Haliela

A group of individuals have attacked a UNP election office in Haliela, wounding several party supporters and damaging vehicles parked there, according to UNP Chief Ministerial candidate Harin Fernando. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 22, 2014  9:17 pm

Miscarriage of Mirihana police

Miscarriage of Mirihana police

A father whose son was allegedly assaulted by some students attached to the St. John’s College in Nugegoda for not be present at a recent protest held at school accused that the police did not take proper actions against the suspects because one of a suspect’s uncle is attached to IGP’s security squad. MORE

(0)Comments | September 22, 2014  5:46 pm

Missing Persons Commission to hold public sittings in Killinochchi

Missing Persons Commission to hold public sittings in Killinochchi

The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons will hold public settings in Kilinochchi District for the second time from 27 to 30 Sept. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 22, 2014  4:54 pm

Lasith Malinga could miss 2015 World Cup

Lasith Malinga could miss 2015 World Cup

Sri Lanka could be without their most deadly fast bowler at next year’s World Cup as Lasith Malinga faces a race to recover to full fitness following ankle surgery. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 22, 2014  4:26 pm

VIDEO: Tree falls in Kynsey rd, three injured

VIDEO: Tree falls in Kynsey rd, three injured

Some 12 vehicles were damaged and three persons were injured after a tree fell in Kynsey Road, Colombo, a short while ago. MORE...

video (0)Comments | September 22, 2014  2:44 pm

VIDEO: Kahatagaha mine workers stage protest 1,100 ft underground

VIDEO: Kahatagaha mine workers stage protest 1,100 ft underground

Some workers attached to the Kahatagaha Graphite Lanka Limited which is a fully government owned company under the Ministry of industry and commerce have staged a protest inside the mine around 1,100 feet underground. MORE...

video (0)Comments | September 22, 2014  2:26 pm

Tissa Attanayake resigns from UNP leadership council

Tissa Attanayake resigns from UNP leadership council

UNP General Secretary Parliamentarian Tissa Attanayake has stepped down from the UNP leadership council.

(0)Comments | September 22, 2014  12:21 pm

President’s UNGA speech: Indian VCK party to stage protest

President’s UNGA speech: Indian VCK party to stage protest

Indian political party Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol Thirumavalavan siad they would stage a protest in Chennai tomorrow (23) against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse addressing the U.N. General Assembly, the Hindu reports. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 22, 2014  12:01 pm

Rough seas in Puttalam and Mannar- Met. Department

Rough seas in Puttalam and Mannar- Met. Department

The Met. Department says that the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Kankesanthurai through Mannar and from Hambantota to Pottuvil may be rough at times as winds can strengthen up to 50-60kmph. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 22, 2014  11:15 am

President launches website on his engagements at the UN

President launches website on his engagements at the UN

President Mahinda Rajapaksa launched a special website to focus on both the President’s and Sri Lanka’s activities and engagements with the United Nations System, the President’s Media Unit says. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 22, 2014  10:14 am

Tamil Nadu fishers issue is becoming alarming - TNCC

Tamil Nadu fishers issue is becoming alarming - TNCC

TNCC chief Gnanadesikan claimed that attacks on the Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy continue unabated and that the situation has become alarming as nothing was being done to save the hapless fishermen. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 22, 2014  8:52 am

Pope Francis rebukes religious militants

Pope Francis rebukes religious militants

During a trip to the mostly Muslim nation of Albania, Pope Francis rebuked militants who act in the name of religion, saying no one can act as the “armor of God.” MORE...

(0)Comments | September 22, 2014  8:27 am

VIDEO: SLHC directress killed in accident

VIDEO: SLHC directress killed in accident

A Director attached to the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission (SLHC) died after her vehicle collided head on with a private bus in Beligala area in Balangoda, this afternoon. MORE...

video (0)Comments | September 21, 2014  5:34 pm

VIDEO: Harin receives highest number of preferential votes in Badulla

VIDEO: Harin receives highest number of preferential votes in Badulla

Harin Fernando received the highest number of preferential votes 173,993 at the Uva Provincial Council election contesting for the Badulla District on the United National Party (UNP). MORE...

video (0)Comments | September 21, 2014  4:05 pm
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Sports

Malinga to undergo ankle surgery

Malinga to undergo ankle surgery

Sri Lanka received a massive jolt on Friday when Lasith Malinga was ruled out of action for 16 weeks due to a surgery on his troublesome left ankle. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  11:33 am

Asian Games gets a Gangam style start in Incheon

Asian Games gets a Gangam style start in Incheon

The 17th Asian Games opened in a multi-coloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted K-Pop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world’s most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  10:42 am

Ajmal must be mentally strong to return - Murali

Ajmal must be mentally strong to return - Murali

Former Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is the highest Test wicket-taker in history, with 800 scalps, but had to overcome ‘chucking allegations and testing several times, and has urged Saeed Ajmal to stay strong. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  3:03 pm

Vithanage placed on probation for a year

Vithanage placed on probation for a year

Kithuruwan Vithanage has been docked his full match fee and been placed on probation for one year, after he had left the team hotel overnight during the recent Test in Galle against Pakistan, SLC has said. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 16, 2014  10:47 am

Sri Lanka won second place in Asian Netball Championships

Sri Lanka won second place in Asian Netball Championships

Singapore maintained its supremacy in Asian netball after beating Sri Lanka 59-41 in the Asian Netball Championships final on Sunday (14) held at the Singapore Sports Hub’s OCBC Arena. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 15, 2014  5:56 pm

Entertainment

Brisbane man gets pranked by Australian-Sri Lankan comedian

Brisbane man gets pranked by Australian-Sri Lankan comedian

A man from Brisbane’s southside unwittingly became the butt of the joke after posting an online advertisement with very specific requirements of a potential house mate. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  03:10 pm

Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut wins Best Film Award

 Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut wins Best Film Award

Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut film Thanha Rathi Ranga (Between Yesterday and Tomorrow) has won the Best Film Award at the I Will Tell International Film Festival 2014 in London, UK. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 7, 2014  01:04 pm

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

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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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