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UPDATE: Mangala slams ex-governments policy

UPDATE: Mangala slams ex-governments policy

With the previous government chose to operate with a sense of impunity, opportunities for reconciliation and restoration of human rights suffered, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said. The observation was made at the 28th Regular Session of Human Rights Council in Geneva, this afternoon. MORE...

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President to visit Northern and Eastern Provinces

President to visit Northern and Eastern Provinces

President Maithripala Sirisena will commence his first visit to Northern and Eastern Provinces on Tuesday (03) after assuming office as the President. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 2, 2015  5:23 pm

China says Sri Lanka loans made based on consensus

China says Sri Lanka loans made based on consensus

Chinas loans to Sri Lanka were made based on consensus through talks between the two countries and at Sri Lankas request, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after Sri Lankas foreign minister expressed concern about the loans. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 2, 2015  4:02 pm

CWC15: Dilshan tops all-rounders chart, Sanga second in batting standings

CWC15: Dilshan tops all-rounders chart, Sanga second in batting standings

Sri Lankas Tillakaratne Dilshan has become the highest ranked all-rounder in the ICC ODI Player Rankings after 23 pool stage matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 2, 2015  3:40 pm

Debt-ridden individual self-immolates inside leasing company

Debt-ridden individual self-immolates inside leasing company

An individual, who reportedly failed to settle overdue payment of his vehicle leasing, has self immolated at a well known leasing company in Ampara on Monday (2) morning. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 2, 2015  2:57 pm

Police to re-enforce helmet laws

Police to re-enforce helmet laws

Wearing full face helmets by motorcyclists has been banned from 21 March, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | March 2, 2015  1:22 pm

Govt. seeks foreign help in corruption probe

Govt. seeks foreign help in corruption probe

The government said that it has sought assistance from India, the US and Britain to help investigate financial fraud allegations against the former government. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 2, 2015  12:19 pm

Court of Appeal dismisses Shashindras petition

Court of Appeal dismisses Shashindras petition

Court of Appeal on Monday (2) dismissed the petition filed by ousted Chief Minister Shashindra Rajapaksa seeking to make the appointment of Harin Fernando as the Uva Chief Minister illegal. MORE...

video | March 2, 2015  11:28 am

Bus strike on Kandy-Colombo route

Bus strike on Kandy-Colombo route

Inter-provincial private buses operating on the Kandy-Colombo route have resorted to a strike action, since this morning, President of the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association Gemunu Wijerathne said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | March 2, 2015  11:23 am

Government cancels licences for foreign mining firms

Government cancels licences for foreign mining firms

The President has cancelled mining licences issued by the previous government to 16 foreign companies to search for blue sapphires and other gems, the Presidents Media Unit said in statement. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 2, 2015  10:28 am

I do not believe in astrology now - Mahinda

I do not believe in astrology now - Mahinda

It is 8am on Saturday and I am outside Carlton House, the forest-green-coloured residence of Mahinda Rajapaksa, former president of Sri Lanka. It is a modest structure and on a low roof perches a medium-sized board carrying a picture of him beaming. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 2, 2015  8:20 am

Lakmal fined for dangerous bowling

Lakmal fined for dangerous bowling

Sri Lanka fast bowler fined for showing no remorse after bowling two beam balls to Englands Jos Buttler. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 1, 2015  11:41 pm

Indian FM to visit Sri Lanka this week

Indian FM to visit Sri Lanka this week

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will arrive in Sri Lanka on a two-day official visit on March 6 to pave way for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit to the island nation in mid March, the foreign ministry officials said Sunday. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 1, 2015  5:03 pm

Missing persons hearing continues amid protests

Missing persons hearing continues amid protests

The presidential commission investigating cases of missing persons has continued hearing on missing persons cases amid protests by Tamil groups who are demanding a credible investigation into such issues. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 1, 2015  4:13 pm

Bus strike on Tangalle-Colombo route

Bus strike on Tangalle-Colombo route

Private buses operating on the Tangalle-Colombo route have resorted to a strike action since this morning, President of the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association Gemunu Wijerathne said. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 1, 2015  2:12 pm

85 undocumented Sri Lankans detained in Medan

85 undocumented Sri Lankans  detained in Medan

Immigration authorities in Medan, North Sumatra, have detained 85 Sri Lankan citizens for trespassing on Indonesian territory without documents. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 1, 2015  2:01 pm
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Sports

Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh by 92 runs

Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh by 92 runs

Lasith Malinga picked up 3 wickets to regain lost form as Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 92 runs in their World Cup Pool A clash following a commanding display in Melbourne. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  4:53 pm

Butterfingered Tigers to chase 333

Butterfingered Tigers to chase 333

Tilakratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara made an epic double century stand to grave Bangladesh under the mountain of runs at the crucial world cup tie against Bangladesh.

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  12:59 pm

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Dilshan scores century

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Dilshan scores century

Tillakaratne Dilshan scored his 21st One-Day International (ODI) century in the 18th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Melbourne on Thursday. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  12:15 pm

Sangakkara plays 400th one-day international

Sangakkara plays 400th one-day international

Kumar Sangakkara became only the fourth cricketer to play 400 one-day internationals when he was selected for the World Cup match against Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  11:26 am

Sri Lanka opt to bat first against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka opt to bat first against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and sent his team in to bat first against Mashrafe Mortaza led Bangladesh in their ODI World Cup clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  9:50 am

Entertainment

Lady Gaga engaged to actor Taylor Kinney

Lady Gaga engaged to actor Taylor Kinney

Lady Gaga and her longtime boyfriend, actor Taylor Kinney, have become engaged, the singer said on social media on Monday.

(0)Comments | February 17, 2015  01:20 pm

Basker & Shashikala win Derana City of Dance Season 5

Basker & Shashikala win Derana City of Dance  Season 5

Basker & Shashikala were adjudged the winners Derana City of Dance Season 05 in the grand finale held at the Maharagama Youth Center on Saturday (Feb. 07). MORE..

(0)Comments | February 8, 2015  12:33 am

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

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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..

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