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Sri Lanka hasn’t asked for help - UN

Sri Lanka hasn’t asked for help - UN

Sri Lanka has not asked the UN for help for the Special Bureau of Reconciliation it is setting up to deal with the legacy of the civil war that ravaged the island nation, a UN spokesman said on Thursday. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  11:13 am

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Health Ministry to establish a human heart valve bank at LRH

Health Ministry to establish a human heart valve bank at LRH

The Ministry of Health has taken steps to establish a human heart valve bank at the Lady Ridgeway Children Hospital in Colombo at a cost of about Rs. 30 million for pediatric patients who are either born with congenital heart defects or have acquired heart diseases.

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  11:12 pm

Pakistani spy averse to returning to Sri Lanka

Pakistani spy averse to returning to Sri Lanka

Indian investigators, questioning Pakistani spy Arun Selvarajan, 28, from Sri Lanka, on Thursday found him averse to returning home. He was running an event management firm in Chennai. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  10:50 pm

Ramadoss condemns auctioning of Indian boats by Sri Lanka

Ramadoss condemns auctioning of Indian boats by Sri Lanka

PMK leader Ramdoss on Friday strongly condemned the reports that Sri Lankan government was auctioning the boats seized from the Indian fishermen, and said “the act of the Island government has shocked Indian fishermen.” MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  2:53 pm

8-hour water cut in parts of Colombo

8-hour water cut in parts of Colombo

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board announced an 8-hour water cut from 8.00pm on Saturday (Sept. 20) to 4.00am on Sunday (21) in Rajagiriya, Nawala, Parliament Road, Castle Street, Cotta Road and Borella areas.

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  1:11 pm

Youth commits suicide at army training school

Youth commits suicide at army training school

A 19-year-old youth has committed suicide by hanging himself at the Kandurugasara army training school in Embilipitiya this morning. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  12:36 pm

Scotland rejects independence in historic vote

Scotland rejects independence in historic vote

Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  11:08 am

BJP participation in Sri Lankan meet unpardonable: Vaiko

BJP participation in Sri Lankan meet unpardonable: Vaiko

A couple of days after softening his stand on DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi, firebrand Eelam apologist and MDMK general secretary Vaiko on Thursday chose to fire his first ever salvo against the Modi government over the BJP taking part in a global meet in Colombo. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  10:16 am

SL man breaks up with Indian girlfriend, sends naked photos to her relatives

SL man breaks up with Indian girlfriend, sends naked photos to her relatives

A Sri Lankan swimming instructor demanded his former Indian girlfriend to pay him Dh10,000 after she broke relationship with him but on failing that he sent her naked photos to her family. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  1:03 am

VIDEO: Pinnaduwa child’s murder - key suspect drowned in Madola

VIDEO: Pinnaduwa child’s murder - key suspect drowned in Madola

The key suspect in Pinnaduwa eight-year-old child’s murder case drowned in Madola tributary while trying to flee from police custody, a short while ago, sources from the police said.

video (0)Comments | September 19, 2014  12:49 am

President donnates over 1 million surgical gloves to WHO

President donnates over 1 million surgical gloves to WHO

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, this evening at Temple Trees, handed over one million surgical gloves to the World Health Organisation as Sri Lankas contribution toward the global effort in combating the Ebola outbreak in Africa. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 18, 2014  9:06 pm

MDMK opposes BJP participation in conference in Sri Lanka

MDMK opposes BJP participation in conference in Sri Lanka

BJP’s Tamil Nadu ally, MDMK, on Thursday opposed the senior partner’s participation in a conference in Sri Lanka, saying it had hurt the Tamils in that country, besides in India and elsewhere. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 18, 2014  5:22 pm

SL Navy Commander meets US Naval Ops Chief

SL Navy Commander meets US Naval Ops Chief

The Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera met the Chief of Naval Operations of the US Navy, Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert during his official visit to the United States of America. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 18, 2014  4:44 pm

UPDATE: 8-year-old molested, killed in Pinnaduwa

UPDATE: 8-year-old molested, killed in Pinnaduwa

The police have found a dead body of an eight-year-old child in a tea estate in Madola, Pinnaduwa area, early hours of this morning.The police believe that the child was molested or raped before her death. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 18, 2014  4:28 pm

Schools in Uva province closed tomorrow

Schools in Uva province closed tomorrow

All schools in the Uva Province will be closed tomorrow (19 Sept.) due to the PC polls, Provincial Education Director said. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 18, 2014  3:19 pm

Chinese doctors restore sight for 500 Sri Lankans

Chinese doctors restore sight for 500 Sri Lankans

Three years ago, a cornea from Sri Lanka restored Xu Pengfei’s sight in his right eye, and on Wednesday the 10-year-old was able to express his thanks by helping someone in Sri Lanka see again. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 18, 2014  2:53 pm
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Sports

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

Shehzad let off with reprimand for ‘Religious Comments’

Shehzad let off with reprimand for ‘Religious Comments’

Pakistan Cricket Board sources said before leaving for India with the Lahore Lions for the Champions League Twenty20, Ahmed Shehzad was called to the board offices and given a severe reprimand for making religious comments to Tillakaratne Dilshan. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 13, 2014  2:17 pm

Saeed Ajmal suspended for illegal action

Saeed Ajmal suspended for illegal action

In a huge blow to Pakistan, offspinner Saeed Ajmalhas been banned from bowling in international cricket by the ICC after his action was deemed to be illegal for all deliveries. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 9, 2014  12:22 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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