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Obama says there is new hope for democracy in Sri Lanka

Obama says there is new hope for democracy in Sri Lanka

President of the United States, Barack Obama, said that there is new hope for democracy in Sri Lanka and that India can play a positive role in helping countries like Sri Lanka forge a better future. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 28, 2015  7:46 am

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Former President denies military coup attempt allegations

Former President denies military coup attempt allegations

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has denied allegations leveled at him that he had attempted to stage a military coup in the early hours of the 9 January to remain in power even after the Presidential elections. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 27, 2015  8:32 pm

Six new Governors sworn in

Six new Governors sworn in

Six new Governors took their oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena today (27) at the Presidential Secretariat. MORE...

video (0)Comments | January 27, 2015  5:46 pm

Maldives-Lanka mariculture project under discussion

Maldives-Lanka mariculture project under discussion

Governments of Maldives and Sri Lanka have expressed interest in conducting a joint mariculture project. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 27, 2015  5:21 pm

Wela Sudha made payments to MP Duminda Silva- Police confirm

Wela Sudha made payments to MP Duminda Silva- Police confirm

A court order has been obtained to probe bank accounts of Colombo District Parliamentarian Duminda Silva, as drug kingpin Wela Sudha testified to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) he paid money to the politician, police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | January 27, 2015  3:38 pm

Petition against KP: Courts want AGs report

Petition against KP: Courts want AGs report

The Court of Appeal today noticed the Attorney General to appear in the Court and submit an investigation report on one time LTTEs arms procurement wing leader and international secretariat Shanmugam Kumaran Tharmalingam alias Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP). MORE...

| January 27, 2015  3:28 pm

Bus fares to be reduced from Feb 1 Minister

Bus fares to be reduced from Feb 1  Minister

Bus fares will be reduced by 8-10% from February 1, the Minister of Internal Transport Ranjith Maddumabandara announced a short while ago. Maddumabandara added that the minimum fare has been reduced from Rs. 9 to Rs. 8. MORE...

video (0)Comments | January 27, 2015  2:08 pm

Sri Lanka to limit the term of Presidency to 5 yrs - President

Sri Lanka to limit the term of Presidency to 5 yrs - President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that the term of office of the President of Sri Lanka will be reduced to five years from the original six when the new amendments to the Constitutions are proposed. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 27, 2015  1:59 pm

North Western PC Minister Nishantha Perera arrested

North Western PC Minister Nishantha Perera arrested

North Western Provincial Council Minister Sanath Nishantha Perera has been arrested following an alleged election violence incident, the police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 27, 2015  1:01 pm

Facebook and Instagram are down

Facebook and Instagram are down

Several internet users on Twitter are reporting that Facebook and Instagram are down, we checked both the sites on our browsers and it seems like it is indeed the case, with connection timeout messages on both the websites. The app is not refreshing with new feeds either. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 27, 2015  12:22 pm

Gotabaya has still not given up hopes to topple the government- Rajitha

Gotabaya has still not given up hopes to topple the government- Rajitha

Revealing a confidential matter at TV Derana 360 programme, Minister Rajitha Senaratne last night alerted that the leftover elements of the previous government have still not given up hopes to topple the current government. MORE...

video (0)Comments | January 27, 2015  12:17 pm

Bike hits compound wall, three killed

Bike hits compound wall, three killed

Police in Embilipitiya are investigating the deaths of three individuals who were killed after their over loaded bike crashed in to a wall in Galwanguwa area, wee hours of this morning. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 27, 2015  11:14 am

Sri Lankan refugee held on rape charge

Sri Lankan refugee held on rape charge

A 25-year-old Sri Lankan refugee was arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a 64-year-old Dalit woman in Kanyakumari, the Hindu newspaper reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 27, 2015  10:25 am

UNHCR, EU to help SL Tamils return

UNHCR, EU to help SL Tamils return

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the European Union (EU) have undertaken to help the Sri Lankan government repatriate Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu and resettle them in the Island Nation, the Lankan Ministry of Resettlement has said. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 27, 2015  7:45 am

Roads near parliament closed tomorrow

Roads near parliament closed tomorrow

Vehicle movement restricted on the roads in the vicinity of parliament grounds from tomorrow 8.30am 12 noon for independence rehearsals - Police

(0)Comments | January 26, 2015  7:31 pm

Absence of Malinga is a big blow for Sri Lanka- Jayasuriya

Absence of Malinga is a big blow for Sri Lanka- Jayasuriya

Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriyais facing a tricky situation as Sri Lanka look to be out of morale and confidence ahead of their World Cup 2015 opener against New Zealand at Christchurch. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 26, 2015  6:16 pm
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Sports

Niluka qualifies for Olympics in 2016

Niluka qualifies for Olympics in 2016

Niluka Geethani Rajasekara of the Sri Lanka Army, representing Sri Lanka at the 15th Asian Marathon finished fifth creating a new national record. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 26, 2015  4:32 pm

Black Caps beat Sri Lanka by 108 runs in 5th ODI

Black Caps beat Sri Lanka by 108 runs in 5th ODI

A 360 for five buffer, including a world record sixth-wicket partnership, gifted New Zealand the fifth one-day international against Sri Lanka by 108 runs, despite a spirited chase. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 23, 2015  11:15 am

Ronchi, Elliot score centuries to help NZ post 360-5

Ronchi, Elliot score centuries to help NZ post 360-5

Luke Ronchi scored his maiden one-day international century and combined in a world record 267-run partnership with Grant Elliott that resurrected New Zealands innings in the fifth one-day international against Sri Lanka on Friday. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 23, 2015  7:47 am

Jayawardene confident Malinga will be ready for World Cup

Jayawardene confident Malinga will be ready for World Cup

Lasith Malinga, who has not played since his ankle surgery last September, has begun bowling and will likely feature in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 22, 2015  5:15 pm

Williamson ton helps New Zealand win 4th ODI

Williamson ton helps New Zealand win 4th ODI

A century from in-form batsman Kane Williamson and some clutch hitting from Luke Ronchi saw the Black Caps to a four wicket win over Sri Lanka in Nelson on Tuesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2015  11:18 am

Entertainment

Tamil writer quits after book sparks protests in India

Tamil writer quits after book sparks protests in India

An Indian novelist went into hiding and said he has quit writing after his latest book about a womans efforts to get pregnant with a stranger sparked virulent protests by right-wing Hindu and caste groups. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 24, 2015  01:52 pm

Boyhood tops Golden Globes, Grand Budapest upsets

Boyhood tops Golden Globes, Grand Budapest upsets

Hollywood toasted free speech in its myriad forms, from Je Suis Charlie tributes to George Clooney punchlines, at an earnest Golden Globes on Sunday, where the tender coming-of-age drama Boyhood topped all films. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 12, 2015  11:48 am

Jacqueline Fernandez named PETA Indias Woman of the Year

Jacqueline Fernandez named PETA Indias Woman of the Year

Jacqueline Fernandez has been named PETA Indias Woman of the Year. The Sri Lankan beauty queen-turned-actress has been praised for using her celebrity status to highlight animal rights. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 21, 2014  10:28 am

People receive unexpected amount of money: how they responded was amazing

People receive unexpected amount of money: how they responded was amazing

An intriguing social experiment indicates what the respond of the people when a stranger gives away an unexpected amount of money for their works. MORE...

video (0)Comments | December 11, 2014  06:44 pm

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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

Sri Lankas Mogo Reader among 9 global finalists

Sri Lankas Mogo Reader among 9 global finalists

The use of new media to fulfill day to day news requirements has been rapidly increasing in the past two decades. Researchers have found that the young generation tends to get their news through new media elements, proving the much talked decline on usage of newspapers, radio, and now even televisions. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 29, 2014  05:39 pm

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A group of police officers apologized to several MPs including Vijitha Herath and Arjuna Ranatunga following a hearing at the Supreme Court on October 07, pertaining to an incident which had taken place in 2010. ...

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(0)Comments | October 14, 2014  12:35 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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