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Prabhakaran killed himself, says Karuna Amman

Prabhakaran killed himself, says Karuna Amman

Ex LTTE eastern commander and Deputy Minister Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman claims that the leader of the defeated Tamil tigers, Velupillai Prabhakaran, committed suicide by shooting himself with a firearm. MORE...

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New Government will work closely with all partners, says Mangala

New Government will work closely with all partners, says Mangala

The new Government will work closely with all its partners to ensure a stable and secure atmosphere for sustainable economic prosperity for all people, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said. MORE...

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Met. Dept. predicts thundershowers in the sea areas

Met. Dept. predicts thundershowers in the sea areas

The Met. Dept. says that several spells of showers will occur in the sea area off the coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle and Hambantota. MORE...

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Australian Naval Ship in the island

Australian Naval Ship in the island

Australian Naval Ship HMAS Melbourne arrived in Colombo on a goodwill visit, the Ministry of Defence announced today. Sri Lanka Navy accorded the visiting ship and its crew a traditional naval welcome. MORE...

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Lankan Tamil refugees urged to return home

Lankan Tamil refugees urged to return home

Given the prevailing political situation in Sri Lanka, the time has come for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu to return home, said S. C. Chandrahasan, founder of the Organisation for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OfERR) in India. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2015  1:06 pm

20 injured in Dambulla bus accident

20 injured in Dambulla bus accident

At least 20 persons were injured and hospitalized after a bus collided with a lorry on the Dambulla-Kekirawa road, this morning (30), the police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2015  12:05 pm

Lokaya Saha Lokayo kites festival today

Lokaya Saha Lokayo kites festival today

A kites festival organised by Derana Lokaya Saha Lokayo programme will be held at the Galle Face Green in Colombo this afternoon (30) from 2.00 p.m. onwards. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2015  11:16 am

Sun shines directly above Sri Lanka today

Sun shines directly above Sri Lanka today

On the apparent southward relative motion of the sun, it is going to be directly over the latitudes of Sri Lanka during August 28 and September 7 in this year, Met. dept. says. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2015  10:27 am

UPFA coalition partners to form new alliance?

UPFA coalition partners to form new alliance?

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksas allies are planning to form a new opposition alliance, breaking away from President Maithripala Sirisenas United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) coalition, senior leftist leaders said on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 30, 2015  12:24 am

Strict laws to stop use of polythene and asbestos President

Strict laws to stop use of polythene and asbestos  President

President Maithripala Sirisena says he would enforce strict laws from January 1, 2016 to prevent use of polythene which is a major threat to the environment and the health of the people. MORE..

video (0)Comments | August 29, 2015  5:59 pm

ITAK wants Opposition Leader post

ITAK wants Opposition Leader post

The Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) today said that the partys Parliamentary Group Leader must thus be recognized as the Leader of the Opposition in accordance with Parliamentary practice and convention as they have now emerged as the largest political party in Opposition in Sri Lankas Parliament. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 29, 2015  4:48 pm

Former govt spent $6.5m to influence US

Former govt spent $6.5m to influence US

The former Sri Lankan government allegedly paid around US$6.5 million to a private equity fund manager over a five-month period in 2014 for consulting services which included influencing the U.S. government, according to documents obtained by Foreign Policy Magazine. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 29, 2015  3:59 pm

Three sentenced to death for murdering 4

Three sentenced to death for murdering 4

Three individuals found guilty of murdering four persons including two women in the Badulla area in 1990, have been sentenced to death by a court. MORE..

| August 29, 2015  1:52 pm

Sri Lankan dies in NZ car crash

Sri Lankan dies in NZ car crash

A Sri Lankan national has died in a two-car crash near Riversdale in Southland, New Zealand. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 29, 2015  12:47 pm

10 injured after bus brakes fail

10 injured after bus brakes fail

Ten people have been injured after the brakes of the bus they were travelling in allegedly failed causing the vehicle to veer off the road and topple in the Ambawaka area on the Hali Ela-Welimada road in Badulla. MORE..

video (0)Comments | August 29, 2015  11:34 am

Sri Lanka needs national plan for construction sector President

Sri Lanka needs national plan for construction sector  President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that even though todays construction industry has been completely enriched with modern technology, when we utilize that knowledge in the local field of construction, we should combine it the expertise we developed in ancient times. MORE..

video (0)Comments | August 29, 2015  10:31 am

Sports

India all out for 312

India all out for 312

India were all out for 312 in their first innings on the third day of the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka on Sunday. MORE....

(0)Comments | August 30, 2015  10:36 am

3rd Test: No play in post-lunch session

3rd Test: No play in post-lunch session

A wet outfield caused by persistent rain washed out the post-lunch session on the opening day of the series-deciding final Test between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 28, 2015  4:10 pm

Sri Lanka elect to field in India decider

Sri Lanka elect to field in India decider

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and sent India in to bat in the decisive final Test at the Sinhalese sports club in Colombo on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 28, 2015  10:47 am

New Zealand announce tour against Sri Lanka

New Zealand announce tour against Sri Lanka

New Zealand Cricket announced details of upcoming tours involving Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Australia, as the Black Caps seek to capitalise on their stirring run to the World Cup final. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 27, 2015  3:18 pm

Ireland to play Sri Lanka and Pakistan in 2016

Ireland to play Sri Lanka and Pakistan in 2016

Irish cricket has been handed a boost with the news that both Sri Lanka and Pakistan will play ODI series against Ireland next summer. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2015  11:59 am

Entertainment

Boy trips in museum, punches hole through million-dollar painting

Boy trips in museum, punches hole through million-dollar painting

A 12-year-old Taiwanese boy lived out a slapstick nightmare at the weekend when he tripped at a museum and broke his fall with a 350-year-old painting, smashing a hole in the work of art valued at $1.5m. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2015  12:20 pm

Big winners at Derana Music Video Awards 2014

Big winners at Derana Music Video Awards 2014

Bathiya and Santhush won the best music video of the year and Pradeep Rangana won the most popular music video at the Derana Music Video Awards 2014.

(0)Comments | August 22, 2015  10:21 am

Australian actress found guilty of child sex offences

Australian actress found guilty of child sex offences

Maggie Kirkpatrick, a veteran Australian television star who appeared in Home and Away and Prisoner Cell Block H, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in the 1980s. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 20, 2015  04:00 pm

Indian film producer arrested for idol theft

Indian film producer arrested for idol theft

Police in Tamil Nadu have arrested veteran film maker V Sekar for allegedly stealing temple idols worth Rs 80 crore to make up for the losses from a film starring his son. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 14, 2015  03:17 pm

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YouTube Gaming, Googles Twitch competitor, set to launch

YouTube Gaming, Googles Twitch competitor, set to launch

YouTubes big push to gaming, which it first announced in June, is set to release on Wednesday as a standalone website and will also be available via apps on Android and iOS. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2015  12:38 pm

iPhone users can now finally use WhatsApp on a desktop

iPhone users can now finally use WhatsApp on a desktop

More than six months after WhatsApp allowed Android, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone users to use the instant messenger in a browser, the Facebook-owned company has now made the feature available to iPhone users. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 20, 2015  04:31 pm

Sri Lankas Dance with the Devil of Universal Internet Access

Sri Lankas Dance with the Devil of Universal Internet Access

Who today is against Internet access and digital connectivity? These are ideas and technical buzzwords that resonate across the political spectrum; politically-neutral words that are capable of uniting Left and Right and are consequently easily adopted by both the establishment and its opposition. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 13, 2015  04:04 pm

Sundar Pichai appointed the new CEO of Google

Sundar Pichai appointed the new CEO of Google

India-born Sundar Pichai has been named CEO of Google as part of a surprise corporate overhaul that saw the search giant forming a new parent company called Alphabet Inc. MORE..

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