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Government warns Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup

Government warns Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup

New government warned on Monday that defeated Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup and orchestrate another conflict, six years after their defeat in the islands separatist war.

(0)Comments | March 30, 2015  4:25 pm

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Police tear gas protesting university students

Police tear gas protesting university students

Heavy traffic congestion has been reported along Galle Road, Thunmulla and Bambalapitiya due to a protest march by university students heading towards Colombo. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 31, 2015  4:43 pm

Rathgama PS chairmans murder: Main suspect surrenders, remanded till April 6

Rathgama PS chairmans murder: Main suspect surrenders, remanded till April 6

The main suspect in the murder of the Rathgama Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman has been remanded till April 06 after he surrendered to the Kalutara Magistrates Court today. MORE..

| March 31, 2015  4:17 pm

SC dismisses petition against former President

SC dismisses petition against former President

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (31) dismissed a fundamental rights petition filed by Duminda Nagamuwa against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 31, 2015  2:12 pm

Sri Lankan fishermen welcome Ranils shooting remarks

Sri Lankan fishermen welcome Ranils shooting remarks

Fishermen of the Jaffna peninsula in Sri Lankas Northern Province say they welcome Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghes remarks that Indian fishermen may be shot if they intruded into Sri Lankan waters. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 31, 2015  12:52 pm

Sri Lankan jailed over abusing woman at knifepoint

Sri Lankan jailed over abusing woman at knifepoint

A Sri Lankan cook has been jailed for five years and two months for getting drunk and then forcing himself on his female colleague and raping her at knifepoint at her friends flat in Dubai. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 31, 2015  11:49 am

Three navy personnel arrested over Nadarajah Raviraj killing

Three navy personnel arrested over Nadarajah Raviraj killing

Three navy personnel have been detained and are being questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over the killing of TNA MP Nadarajah Raviraj in 2006, the police spokesman said. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 31, 2015  10:53 am

P.B. Jayasundera questioned over hedging deal

P.B. Jayasundera questioned over hedging deal

The Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) is currently recording a statement from former Treasury Secretary and Economic Development Ministry Secretary P.B. Jayasundera in connection with the controversial hedging deal, police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 31, 2015  10:36 am

Sajin granted bail

Sajin granted bail

The Colombo Fort Magistrate on Tuesday (31) granted bail to MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena on a case filed by the Bribery Commission over failure to declare his assets. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 31, 2015  10:33 am

Manilal Fernandos life ban upheld by CAS

Manilal Fernandos life ban upheld by CAS

Former FIFA Executive Committee member Vernon Manilal Fernando has lost his appeal to have a lifetime ban overturned. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 31, 2015  7:20 am

One thousand acres for Jaffna resettlement

One thousand acres for Jaffna resettlement

An extent of 1,000 acres is to be released for the resettlement of the people in the Jaffna District by April and the Security Forces are exploring possibilities of releasing more land for resettlement in the district, the President Media Unit said on Monday (30). MORE...

(0)Comments | March 30, 2015  10:56 pm

Sidath Wettimuny appointed IC Chairman

Sidath Wettimuny appointed IC Chairman

Former cricketer Sidat Wettimuny has been appointed as the Chairman for the interim committee of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). MORE...

(0)Comments | March 30, 2015  10:49 pm

Showers, Thundershowers at several places

Showers, Thundershowers at several places

The Met Department in its weather forecast for Tuesday (31) says that light showers will occur at several places in the Eastern and Uva provinces and in the Hambantota district. Showers or thundershowers will develop at several places elsewhere during the afternoon or evening.

(0)Comments | March 30, 2015  5:40 pm

Rigorous imprisonment for Mahinda Abeykoon

Rigorous imprisonment for Mahinda Abeykoon

Chairman of the Central Provincial Council Mahinda Abeykoon has been sentenced to two and a half years rigorous imprisonment by the Kandy High Court on Monday (30). MORE...

| March 30, 2015  5:17 pm

Sarana Gunawardena released on bail

Sarana Gunawardena released on bail

The Attanagalla Magistrate on Monday (30) granted bail to ex-Minister Sarana Gunawardena who was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on charges of criminal breach of trust. MORE...

| March 30, 2015  3:53 pm

Two Sri Lankans arrested at Cochin airport

Two Sri Lankans arrested at Cochin airport

Officials of the Indian Customs Air Intelligence Unit at the Cochin International airport on Sunday seized about 400 grams of gold, 11 cell phones and SD cards valued at Rs.3 million from two passengers who landed here from Colombo. The metal, in the form of eight gold bars, were concealed in their rectum. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 30, 2015  3:18 pm
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Guptill follows McCullum cheaply in World Cup final

Guptill follows McCullum cheaply in World Cup final

Spinner Glenn Maxwell bowled Martin Guptill with his second delivery as New Zealand lost both their openers in the first 12 overs of the World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

(0)Comments | March 29, 2015  11:35 am

Clarke announces ODI retirement

Clarke announces ODI retirement

Australias skippers shock announcement that he will quit one-day internationals after the World Cup final against New Zealand.

(0)Comments | March 28, 2015  1:36 pm

Injuries, fielding hurt Sri Lankas chances in World Cup: Mathews

 Injuries, fielding hurt Sri Lankas chances in World Cup: Mathews

A combination of poor fielding and regularly losing players through injuries has hurt Sri Lankas chances in the cricket World Cup, captain Angelo Mathews said on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 28, 2015  1:37 am

Kumar Dharmasena first to play and umpire in WC final

Kumar Dharmasena first to play and umpire in WC final

Kumar Dharmasenas involvement in an umpiring blunder on the first day of the World Cup has not stopped him from being selected to officiate on the final day - and in the process become the first player to feature in a World Cup final as both an umpire and player. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 27, 2015  3:29 pm

Australia crush sorry India to advance to another World Cup Final

Australia crush sorry India to advance to another World Cup Final

Indias defence of their ICC Cricket World Cup title came to a disappointing end at the hands of Australia on a spin-friendly wicket at Sydney as the hosts cruised to a 96 run win to advance to their 7th World Cup final. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 26, 2015  5:04 pm

Entertainment

Sri Lankan scientists reveal method to eat rice and lose weight

Sri Lankan scientists reveal method to eat rice and lose weight

Are you avoiding rice to control your weight? You may soon get to relish your favourite rice delicacies as introducing a little change in cooking methods can cut calorie content by half, researchers say. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 24, 2015  03:45 pm

Disrobed monk among Mars One Mission finalists

Disrobed monk among Mars One Mission finalists

Mars, it has been the center of many sci-fi movies and books, and now theres a group making plans to colonize the planet. There are 100 candidates to make the one-way trip on the Mars One Mission and one of them lives in Sarasota. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 24, 2015  11:49 am

BBC suspends Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson

BBC suspends Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson, the hugely popular host of the car program Top Gear who relishes the politically incorrect, was suspended by the BBC yesterday after a mysterious fracas with a producer. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 11, 2015  04:40 pm

Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

US actor Harrison Ford has been injured in a small plane crash in Los Angeles. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 7, 2015  01:19 pm

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Sri Lanka develops cheap rainfall forecasting device

Sri Lanka develops cheap rainfall forecasting device

Scientists in Sri Lanka have developed mobile weather stations capable of capturing and transmitting near real-time rainfall data. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 19, 2015  10:54 am

The Brave New World of Windows 10

The Brave New World of Windows 10

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a slew of new features and capabilities coming in Windows 10: the convergence of the desktop and mobile; the advent of the killer universal app; more power and features for personal digital assistant Cortana.....

(0)Comments | January 24, 2015  02:32 pm

Android One program expands to Sri Lanka

Android One program expands to Sri Lanka

Google on Monday announced that Android One phones are finally ready to debut outside the Indian market. Select Android One smartphones will be released in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka in the coming weeks. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  11:27 am

Google translate adds 10 more languages, including Sinhala

Google translate adds 10 more languages, including Sinhala

Google has added support for 10 more languages to Google Translate, allowing an additional 200 million people to translate text to and from their native languages. Support for the 10 new languages is now live on the Google Translate web portal, and Google says that support will reach mobile apps shortly. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 13, 2014  10:24 am

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