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Jayasuriya to quit politics

Jayasuriya to quit politics

Parliamentarian Sanath Jayasuriya says that he will not contest at the forthcoming General Election. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 6, 2015  12:12 pm

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TNA not to allow ex-LTTE members to contest polls

TNA not to allow ex-LTTE members to contest polls

Sri Lankas main Tamil party has barred former LTTE members from contesting parliamentary elections next month. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 6, 2015  11:05 pm

Indian fishermen begin indefinite fast in prison

Indian fishermen begin indefinite fast in prison

Fourteen fishermen, who were arrested last month by Sri Lankan naval personnel and whose remand was extended to July 17 by a court in the island nation, began an indefinitefast here on Monday. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 6, 2015  5:36 pm

Gayantha says UNP confident in election win

Gayantha says UNP confident in election win

As the United National Party (UNP) is about to contest separately at the General Election, it does not matter to whom the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) grant nominations to, Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka asserted. MORE...

video (0)Comments | July 6, 2015  5:11 pm

India mulling rail bridge between Rameswaram and Talaimannar

India mulling rail bridge between Rameswaram and Talaimannar

Indian Union minister of state for road transport, highways and shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan revealed that the Centre is considering a proposal to establish a rail bridge linking Rameswaram (a coastal pilgrim centre in TN) and Thalaimannar in Sri Lanka, the Deccan Chronicle news agency reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 6, 2015  3:31 pm

Polls timed ahead of U.N. war crimes report to foil Rajapaksa comeback: Reuters

Polls timed ahead of U.N. war crimes report to foil Rajapaksa comeback: Reuters

Sri Lankas August elections have been timed to stop a comeback by war-time president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who remarkably may see his popularity rise in coming months if criticized for war crimes in a U.N report, the Reuters quoted a government source as saying. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 6, 2015  2:06 pm

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 12-pct in June 2015

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 12-pct in June 2015

Sri Lankas tourist arrivals rose 12 percent to 115,467 in June 2015 from a year earlier driven by rapid growth from the main markets of China and India, the Government Information Department announced today. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 6, 2015  1:42 pm

Release my container, - Udayanga Weeratunga urges

Release my container, -  Udayanga Weeratunga urges

Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga, on Monday (06) slammed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs over its decision to hand over a container full of his personal effects to the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID). MORE...

(0)Comments | July 6, 2015  11:16 am

Acceptance of nomination begins today

Acceptance of nomination begins today

Accepting of nominations for the General Election will commence today (06). Nominations will be accepted until the 15th of this month. Independent groups have commenced placing deposits. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 6, 2015  10:54 am

Sri Lanka ranked 114th in the Global Peace Index

Sri Lanka ranked 114th in the Global Peace Index

According to the Global Peace Index, Sri Lanka has been ranked 114th out of 162 countries. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 6, 2015  10:24 am

M.G. Danushka injured in accident

M.G. Danushka injured in accident

Popular singer and Derana Dream Star M.G. Danushka has been injured in an accident last night. The vehicle Danushka was travelling has skidded off the road near Usweva on the Anamaduwa-Nawagaththegama Road. MORE...

video (0)Comments | July 6, 2015  7:42 am

Gotabaya says he applied the US embassy to cancel his dual citizenship

Gotabaya says he applied the US embassy to cancel his dual citizenship

Former Defence Secretary Gotabya Rajapaksa says the recent news that he is about to contest at the forthcoming General Election is a hoax. MORE...

video (0)Comments | July 5, 2015  7:41 pm

Nomination to MR: greatest betrayal in the recent past: JVP

Nomination to MR: greatest betrayal in the recent past: JVP

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) on Sunday (05) described the Presidents decision to grant nominations for the former President to contest under the UPFA ticket as the greatest betrayal in the recent past. MORE...

video (0)Comments | July 5, 2015  5:33 pm

Strong winds up to 50-60 kmph - Met Dept.

Strong winds up to 50-60 kmph - Met Dept.

The weather forecast issued by the Met Dept. today at 12 noon says that there will be several spells of showers in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Northwestern and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 5, 2015  3:29 pm

President Sirisena says he respects ties with China

President Sirisena says he respects ties with China

President Maithripala Sirisena said that Sri Lanka has a lot of respect for China since that country has been assisting Sri Lankas development work. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 5, 2015  2:18 pm

JHU to contest under a new front

JHU to contest under a new front

Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the Jathika Hela Urumaya will depart from the the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and will contest under a new front at the forthcoming general election. MORE...

video (0)Comments | July 5, 2015  1:18 pm

Sports

Mathews puts Sri Lanka on top in deciding Test

Mathews puts Sri Lanka on top in deciding Test

Angelo Mathews scores his fifth Test century for Sri Lanka on Day Four of the third Test against Pakistan at Pallekele. Mathews came in at a time when Sri Lanka were in a spot of bother having lost three wickets for just 35 runs on the board. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 6, 2015  11:43 am

Pakistan concede 63-run lead to Sri Lanka

Pakistan concede 63-run lead to Sri Lanka

Pakistan, replying to Sri Lankas first innings total of 278, were all out for 215 on the third morning of the third and final Test in Pallekele on Sunday.

(0)Comments | July 5, 2015  10:46 am

Highlanders upset Hurricanes to claim first Super Rugby title

Highlanders upset Hurricanes to claim first Super Rugby title

The Highlanders produced heist after heist all season but unleashed Super Rugbys version of daylight robbery on Saturday against the Hurricanes to claim a maiden title. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 4, 2015  9:34 pm

Sri Lanka all out for 278 in 1st innings

Sri Lanka all out for 278  in 1st innings

Pakistan has bowled out Sri Lanka for 278 runs in the first innings of third test match in Pallekele on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 4, 2015  11:13 am

I am at peace with my decision - Sangakkara

I am at peace with my decision - Sangakkara

Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara says he is at peace with his decision to retire from Test cricket. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 3, 2015  11:58 pm

Entertainment

Hema Malini injured in road accident, 4-year-old killed

Hema Malini injured in road accident, 4-year-old killed

A four-year-old child was killed when politician Hema Malinis speeding Mercedes hit a Maruti Alto in Rajasthan on Thursday evening. The driver of Hema Malinis car has been arrested this morning after a first information report or FIR was filed. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 3, 2015  12:41 pm

Network cuts Miss USA over Trump remark

Network cuts Miss USA over Trump remark

A Univision network is dropping the Miss USA pageant and the company says it will cut all business ties with Donald Trump in a spiraling controversy over comments the Republican presidential candidate made recently about Mexican immigrants. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 26, 2015  02:19 pm

Indie labels line up to support Apple Music

Indie labels line up to support Apple Music

Several independent music label groups, including those representing Adele, Arcade Fire and Radiohead, say they can now support Apple Music after Apple reversed a decision not to pay royalties during the 90-day free trial period and adjusted other terms. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 25, 2015  04:39 pm

Tom Holland is Marvels new Spider-Man

Tom Holland is Marvels new Spider-Man

Teenage actor Tom Holland, best known for starring in Billy Elliot the Musical, will impersonate Peter Parker aka Spider-Man in the next film of the popular franchise, based on the Marvel comic character. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 24, 2015  11:39 am

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Casio to develop its own smartwatch

Casio to develop its own smartwatch

Casio is set to go head to head with Apple by launching its own smartwatch. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 4, 2015  01:47 pm

Sri Lanka initiates collaboration with CERN

Sri Lanka initiates collaboration with CERN

Sri Lanka and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have entered into an agreement to begin cooperation between CERN and the scientific community in Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 30, 2015  10:42 am

Googles self-driving cars hit the roads

Googles self-driving cars hit the roads

A few of Googles cartoon-like self-driving cars began sharing the road with regular vehicles today around the companys Mountain View, California headquarters. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 26, 2015  02:05 pm

Microsoft rolls out Office for Android phones

Microsoft rolls out Office for Android phones

Microsoft has announced the official launch of Office for Android phones. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 25, 2015  03:10 pm

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