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President condemns terror attack in Canada

President condemns terror attack in Canada

President Mahinda Rajapaksa through a Twitter message denounced the terrorist attack in Canada, where a suspected jihadist gunman shot dead a soldier near the national war memorial at the federal parliament in Ottawa. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 23, 2014  12:34 pm

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Blast at Kandakuliya Air Force training camp, three injured

Blast at Kandakuliya Air Force training camp, three injured

Three airmen were injured and admitted to the Kalpitiya Base hospital following a blast at the Kandakuliya Air Force Training Camp, a short while ago, Ada Derana reporter said.

(0)Comments | October 23, 2014  1:18 pm

Migrant workers in UAE exploited, abused: HRW

Migrant workers in UAE exploited, abused: HRW

Migrant domestic workers from countries such as the Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Ethiopia in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited and trapped in forced labour situations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Thursday. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 23, 2014  1:03 pm

Beggar kidnapped child: DNA test to confirm paternity

Beggar kidnapped child: DNA test to confirm paternity

A DNA test will be carried out to confirm paternity of the child who is believed to have abducted by a beggar and later found from Dambulla, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana told Ada Derana. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 23, 2014  11:25 am

Fire breaks out at shops in Fort

Fire breaks out at shops in Fort

A row of shops at First Cross Street in Fort have been destroyed by a fire, which broke out at around midnight, last night. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 23, 2014  10:49 am

Thundershowers expected in the sea areas

Thundershowers expected in the sea areas

The Met. Dept. forecasts that showers or thundershowers can be expected at several places in the sea areas around the island (particularly during the evening or night). MORE...

(0)Comments | October 23, 2014  10:31 am

Shooting inside Canadian Parliament

Shooting inside Canadian Parliament

Canada’s parliament building and other government offices are locked down in Ottawa after an armed attack left at least one injured guard at the country’s main war memorial. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 22, 2014  10:34 pm

Asylum seekers: Andrew takes Australia to international criminal court

Asylum seekers: Andrew takes Australia to international criminal court

Australian politician Andrew Wilkie has written to the International Criminal Court seeking to prosecute the Abbott government for crimes against humanity, specifically on asylum seekers of Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 22, 2014  5:28 pm

PICTURES: Kidnapped child found in Dambulla 10-months after

PICTURES: Kidnapped child found in Dambulla 10-months after

A two-year-old child who had been allegedly abducted by a beggar in Ambalangoda was found 10-months after from the Dambulla town, as a result of an intensive search mission launched by child’s grandmother, this morning (22). MORE...

video (0)Comments | October 22, 2014  4:11 pm

Tamil leaders slam SL Navy Chief’s Indian visit

Tamil leaders slam SL Navy Chief’s Indian visit

Regional leaders in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state slammed the visit of Sri Lankan navy chief, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera, to the country.

(0)Comments | October 22, 2014  2:08 pm

Ban lifted on LTTE: ‘we did enough to stop it’, says MoEA

Ban lifted on LTTE: ‘we did enough to stop it’, says MoEA

The Ministry of External Affairs says that the government has already provided all relevant material to the European Commission in order to assist the Commission to resist the claim by the LTTE. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 22, 2014  12:09 pm

Vegetable vendor found dead in Attidiya

Vegetable vendor found dead in Attidiya

The police found a dead body of a person believed to be a vegetable vendor near Attidiya junction in Mt-Lavinia, this morning. The abandoned body...MORE...

(0)Comments | October 22, 2014  11:02 am

Deepavali fosters understanding among communities, increase harmony - President

Deepavali fosters understanding among communities, increase harmony - President

The festive day of Deepavali, which underlines the great spiritual values of Hinduism, is filled with the spirit of love and devotion, and is an occasion for Hindus to strive for greater spirituality, foster understanding among communities, and increase harmony among people, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 22, 2014  10:02 am

Iran, SL underscore expansion of relations

Iran, SL underscore expansion of relations

In a meeting between Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asian and Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris on Monday, the two officials underscored that expansion of bilateral ties has been always atop agenda both countries. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 21, 2014  9:22 pm

BBS to enter politics

BBS to enter politics

General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero said that their organization will bring forward suitable candidates for the next General election. MORE...

video (0)Comments | October 21, 2014  6:26 pm

IUSF protest tear gassed

IUSF protest tear gassed

The Police Anti-riot Squad fired tear gas and water cannons on university students who staged a protest and attempted to proceed towards Parliament, a short while ago. MORE...

video (0)Comments | October 21, 2014  5:11 pm
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Sl. vs India ODIs: Kohli to lead Indian team

Sl. vs India ODIs: Kohli to lead Indian team

In the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli will be seen leading Indian squad in the first three One Day Internationals (ODIs) as regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been rested for the series which will begin next month. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 21, 2014  4:38 pm

India’s 1983 win inspired me, says Arjuna Ranatunga

India’s 1983 win inspired me, says Arjuna Ranatunga

Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga said that India’s 1983 Prudential Cup triumph inspired him to take his country to the peak of 50-over cricket. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 19, 2014  3:56 pm

Sangakkara unhappy with abrupt series against India

Sangakkara unhappy with abrupt series against India

With the breaking of the news of Sri Lanka Cricket and the BCCI agreeing to a five-match ODI series, the Lankan players appeared to be concerned about their skills training required for the series. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 18, 2014  4:52 pm

Sri Lanka replace WI to play five ODIs against India

Sri Lanka replace WI to play five ODIs against India

Sri Lanka has agreed to play a five-match ODI series with India between November 1st and 15th, replacing West Indies who have called off their tour of India over a pay dispute with the West Indies board, SLC said. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 17, 2014  6:19 pm

SL identifies school cricketers with suspect bowling actions

SL identifies school cricketers with suspect bowling actions

Sri Lanka has identified 85 school cricketers bowling with suspected illegal actions in its campaign to clean up the sport at the grassroots in the country.

(0)Comments | October 17, 2014  11:51 am

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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LG G3 Review on Derana Tech Guru - Episode 11

LG G3 Review on Derana Tech Guru - Episode 11

Watch the latest episode of Derana Tech Guru (Tech in Sinhala), Sri Lanka’s first internationally standard technology programme. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 20, 2014  11:00 am

Derana Tech Guru Episode 08 – iPhone 6 Review

Derana Tech Guru Episode 08 – iPhone 6 Review

Watch the latest episode of Derana Tech Guru (Tech in Sinhala), Sri Lanka’s first internationally standard technology programme. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 26, 2014  02:30 pm

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

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A good lesson for others cops

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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(0)Comments | August 11, 2014  2:18 pm

Kodikara for President

After the President had made his announcement, Western Provincial Council Minister Upali Kodikara posed a question to the party leader. “Sir, will there be a problem ...

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