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Shirani assumes duties as CJ; will retire tomorrow

Shirani assumes duties as CJ; will retire tomorrow

The Government has removed all obstacles for Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayaka to hold her position as the 43rd Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, Bar Association President Upul Jayasuriya said. She has assumed duites and will retire from her post tomorrow, Jayasuriya added. MORE...

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Mini Budget before Parliament tomorrow

Mini Budget before Parliament tomorrow

The mini budget will be presented by the Finance Minister in Parliament tomorrow (29) and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is also due to make a brief statement on this. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 28, 2015  5:08 pm

Removal of Shirani was void from the beginning- Saliya Pieris

Removal of Shirani was void from the beginning- Saliya Pieris

Explaining the Constitutional background of the reappointment of Chief Justice 43rd, Senior Counsel Saliya Pieris told Ada Derana that Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake was impeached by the former Government without a request from the Parliament. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 28, 2015  4:47 pm

All ranks, privileges & pension restored for General Sarath Fonseka

All ranks, privileges & pension restored for General Sarath Fonseka

Entitlement to wearing of all decorations of General Sarath Fonseka, former Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, has been restored, following the full Presidential amnesty granted by President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 28, 2015  3:41 pm

Asylum seeker returns not our job: Australian govt.

Asylum seeker returns not our job: Australian govt.

The Australian government insists its up to Papua New Guinea to return Indonesian and Sri Lankan asylum seekers to their home countries, but is happy to help in the process. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 28, 2015  2:05 pm

Peshala Jayaratne takes oath as Chief Minister of the NCP

Peshala Jayaratne takes oath as Chief Minister of the NCP

Peshala Jayaratne was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the North Central Province before the North Central Provincial Governor P.B. Dissanayaka, a short-while ago. MORE...

video (0)Comments | January 28, 2015  11:49 am

British minister to visit Sri Lanka today

British minister to visit Sri Lanka today

A British minister will arrive in Sri Lanka Wednesday for a three-day visit to the country, the British High Commission in Colombo said on Tuesday. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 28, 2015  11:16 am

Lawyers at Hultsdorf call for CJs resignation

Lawyers at Hultsdorf call for CJs resignation

A group of lawyers attached to the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has staged a protest, in front of the Hultsdorf Court complex for the second time, and called for the immediate resignation of Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, this morning. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 28, 2015  10:42 am

157 asylum seekers legally detained at sea, Aussie High Court rules

157 asylum seekers legally detained at sea, Aussie High Court rules

A group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers were legally detained at sea by Australian authorities last year, the High Court finds. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 28, 2015  9:57 am

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

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...

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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..

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