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President Sirisena meets former President at Parliament

President Sirisena meets former President at Parliament

UPDATE: President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the Parliament and much awaited discussions are scheduled to begin in a short while. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 6, 2015  1:52 pm

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Nepal earthquake: SL relief teams continue to provide assistance

Nepal earthquake: SL relief teams continue to provide assistance

The relief and rescue contingent, comprised of Sri Lankas Army, Navy, Air Force and Civil sector consultants, now engaged in post-earthquake humanitarian services in Nepal has treated many injured earthquake victims, cleared debris and rubble and succeeded in re-opening three major roads, the Ministry of Defence said today (6). MORE...

(0)Comments | May 6, 2015  4:46 pm

Heavy traffic along High Level road

Heavy traffic along High Level road

Traffic congestion from Nugegoda to Delkanda on High Level Road due to a protest march staged by the university students. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 6, 2015  2:15 pm

Army questions Colonel Mahendra Fernando

Army questions Colonel Mahendra Fernando

The Army Special Investigation Unit on Wednesday (6) questioned Colonel Mahendra Fernando, who was the Head of the Security Office of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, over the incident at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Hambantota district meeting which was held on April 25.

(0)Comments | May 6, 2015  2:10 pm

Salman Khan found guilty in hit-and-run case

Salman Khan found guilty in hit-and-run case

An Indian court has found Bollywood star Salman Khan guilty of running over five men sleeping on a pavement, killing one. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 6, 2015  11:44 am

Johnston Fernando further remanded

Johnston Fernando further remanded

Former Minister Johnston Fernando, who was arrested over allegations of financial frauds against him, was further remanded till May 11 by the Kurunegala Magistrate on Wednesday (6). MORE...

video (0)Comments | May 6, 2015  11:09 am

Sri Lankan shot dead in Beaumont: one arrested

Sri Lankan shot dead in Beaumont: one arrested

The US police have made an arrest in the April 28 fatal shooting of a convenience store owner, Metthananda Kuruppu, a 52-year-old native of Sri Lanka. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 6, 2015  10:18 am

Sri Lankas Development Goals fall short on Gender Equality - report

Sri Lankas Development Goals fall short on Gender Equality - report

When Rosy Senanayake, Sri Lankas minister of state for child affairs, addressed the U.N. Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in New York last month, she articulated both the successes and shortcomings of gender equality in a country which prided itself electing the worlds first female head of government... MORE

(0)Comments | May 6, 2015  7:58 am

Special teams to probe into missing persons

Special teams to probe into missing persons

A few days after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged the Sri Lankan government to pursue vigorously complaints on missing persons and take the cooperation of the United Nations and the International Red Cross, the Presidential Commission on Missing Persons has announced its move to have four special teams to probe such complaints. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 6, 2015  7:51 am

Heavy showers today - Met Dept

Heavy showers today - Met Dept

The Meteorological Department forecasts that showers or thundershowers will occur at most parts of the island during the afternoon and night today. Heavy rain falls (about 100 mm) are also expected at some places. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 6, 2015  7:07 am

Mudslingers still attack me and my family, says former President

Mudslingers still attack me and my family, says  former President

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday (5) said that the arrest of Corporal Senaka Kumara of the Sri Lanka Army, who allegedly brought a firearm to the SLFP Hambantota District meeting , is the latest episode in the campaign of persecution directed at him and his family members. MORE...

video (0)Comments | May 5, 2015  9:24 pm

Sirisena-Rajapaksa talks on tricky political issues on Wednesday

Sirisena-Rajapaksa talks on tricky political issues on Wednesday

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa are to discuss a range of ticklish political issues when they meet at the parliament Speakers residence here on Wednesday. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 5, 2015  5:28 pm

Korean language exam to be held on 13 and 14 June

Korean language exam to be held on 13 and 14 June

Korean Language proficiency examination will be held on 13 and 14 June, the Foreign Employment Bureau said on Tuesday (5). MORE...

(0)Comments | May 5, 2015  5:24 pm

Johnston Fernando remanded

Johnston Fernando remanded

Former Minister Johnston Fernando, who was arrested over allegations of financial frauds against him, was remanded till tomorrow by the Colombo Chief Magistrate on Tuesday (5). MORE...

video | May 5, 2015  4:59 pm

FCID arrests Johnston Fernando

FCID arrests Johnston Fernando

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) has arrested former Minister Johnston Fernando, a short while ago, the police Spokesperson said. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 5, 2015  3:13 pm

Basil Rajapaksa further remanded

Basil Rajapaksa further remanded

Former Minister of Economic Development, Basil Rajapaksa, was further remanded till May 7 by the Kaduwela Magistrates Court on Tuesday (5). MORE...

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  Mayweather beats Pacquiao in Fight of the Century

Mayweather beats Pacquiao in Fight of the Century

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was money once again in the richest fight ever. Mayweather used his reach and his jab Saturday night to frustrate Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 3, 2015  11:13 am

Chaminda Vaas quits as Sri Lanka fast bowling coach

Chaminda Vaas quits as Sri Lanka fast bowling coach

Chaminda Vaas has tendered his resignation as fast bowling coach of Sri Lankas national cricket team. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 30, 2015  6:09 pm

Kevin Pietersen: Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara backs star batsman for England return

Kevin Pietersen: Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara backs star batsman for England return

Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara has backed Surrey teammate Kevin Pietersen to make a return to the England Test side. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 22, 2015  10:58 am

Sports Minister defends interim cricket body after ICC threat

Sports Minister defends interim cricket body after ICC threat

Sri Lankas sports minister Navin Dissanayake on Friday defended his decision to appoint an interim committee to oversee cricket, saying it was his sovereign right

(0)Comments | April 19, 2015  11:34 am

ICC to seek explanation from Sports Minister

ICC to seek explanation from Sports Minister

The International Cricket Council (ICC) says that it will seek a full and proper explanation from the Sports Minister of Sri Lanka, Navin Dissanayake regarding the governments recent intervention in Sri Lanka Cricket. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 16, 2015  7:05 pm

Entertainment

Kate and Prince William name princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Kate and Prince William name princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

The Princess of Cambridge has finally been revealed to the world as Charlotte Elizabeth Diana - in a touching nod to her grandfather, her grandmother and her great-grandmother. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 5, 2015  09:36 am

South African police hunt 3 women after man is raped

South African police hunt 3 women after man is raped

Police in Diepsloot, South Africa are on the hunt for a group of three women who allegedly raped a 21 year-old man on Sunday night, This Is Africa news agency reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 29, 2015  01:08 pm

A great white shark attacks film crew members

A great white shark attacks film crew members

Groups protesting the shark cage-diving industry in New Zealand are now using footage of agreat white shark attacking two film crew members on a small boat to highlight what they see as a growing problem. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 28, 2015  11:52 am

Samurai Ghost: Photo shows mysterious boots behind girl

Samurai Ghost: Photo shows mysterious boots behind girl

This photo of a four-year-old girl on a beach in Zushi, Japan, seems innocent until you look closely behind her legs and back. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2015  07:36 am

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Worlds first self-powered video camera developed

Worlds first self-powered video camera developed

The worlds first self-powered video camera that runs without a battery and can produce an image each second has been developed by researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 16, 2015  04:11 pm

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..

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