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Global community’s intervention in Sri Lanka was late: US

Global community’s intervention in Sri Lanka was late: US

The US has said that several lives could have been saved had the global community acted earlier and more appropriately to situations in some troubled nations like Sri Lanka, which is accused of human rights abuses during its military campaign against the LTTE. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  9:12 am

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Newly restored Galle Dutch Hospital declared open

Newly restored Galle Dutch Hospital declared open

The Galle Dutch Hospital which was refurbished by the Urban Development Authority and transformed into a new shopping complex, was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa a short while ago. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  9:10 pm

Four soldiers dead, 6 injured at Ambepussa camp

Four soldiers dead, 6 injured at Ambepussa camp

Four army soldiers were killed while another 6 was injured after an earth bund collapsed on them at the Ambepussa army camp premises today, military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  8:14 pm

VIDEO: Uva PC polls free and fair – Elections Chief

VIDEO: Uva PC polls free and fair – Elections Chief

The Uva Provincial Council polls has been free and fair with no major incidents affecting the final result, the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said. MORE..

video (0)Comments | September 20, 2014  7:10 pm

BJP leaders discuss Tamil issues with President

BJP leaders discuss Tamil issues with President

A wide range of issues, particularly relating to ethnic Tamils of Sri Lanka, came up for discussion during a meeting of senior BJP leaders Muralidhar Rao and Vijay Jolly with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Palace in Colombo Saturday. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  5:19 pm

President visits Thondaman at National hospital

President visits Thondaman at National hospital

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today visited Sendil Thondaman, at the Colombo National Hospital, who suffered injuries following a road accident in Bandarawela. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  4:55 pm

Uva PC polls: 50% voter turnout

Uva PC polls: 50% voter turnout

The voter turnout in Monaragala and Badulla Districts is reported to have exceeded 50 per cent, according to the Election Returning Offices. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  3:34 pm

Indian police destroy explosives seized from LTTE

Indian police destroy explosives seized from LTTE

A special Indian police team has safely detonated and destroyed explosive materials seized from Liberation Tiger of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 1985, here on Friday, the Hindu reports. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  2:05 pm

35-year old shot dead in Angulana

35-year old shot dead in Angulana

A 35-year old person was shot dead by an unidentified gun man in Angulana, a short while ago, a source from the police said.

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  1:20 pm

President cautions of dangerous trends to Asian Community

President cautions of dangerous trends to Asian Community

The emerging trends in the world, including in parts of Asia give signals that are dangerous to the Asian Community, President Mahinda Rajapaksa cautioned the Asian political parties. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  12:45 pm

UNP and UPFA supporters clash in Badulla, two injured

UNP and UPFA supporters clash in Badulla, two injured

Two people were injured following a clash between supporters of the United National Party (UNP) and the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in Soronathota area in Badulla, this morning. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  11:53 am

Thundershowers in coastal areas

Thundershowers  in coastal areas

The Met. Department says that showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Negambo to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  10:55 am

VIDEO: Voting underway for 2014 Uva PC polls

VIDEO: Voting underway for 2014 Uva PC polls

Voting in the 2014 Uva Provincial Council elections is now underway. Voting started at 7.00 a.m. this morning under tight security. Election monitoring organizations says that a peaceful state reported in the Badulla and Monaragala districts during the last 24- hours. MORE...

video (0)Comments | September 20, 2014  8:50 am

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
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Sports

Malinga to undergo ankle surgery

Malinga to undergo ankle surgery

Sri Lanka received a massive jolt on Friday when Lasith Malinga was ruled out of action for 16 weeks due to a surgery on his troublesome left ankle. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  11:33 am

Asian Games gets a Gangam style start in Incheon

Asian Games gets a Gangam style start in Incheon

The 17th Asian Games opened in a multi-coloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted K-Pop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world’s most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  10:42 am

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

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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