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Sri Lanka vows to remedy root causes of terrorism

Sri Lanka vows to remedy root causes of terrorism

The Sri Lankan Government today vowed to remedy the root causes of injustice, discrimination and prejudice that have spawned hate and violence for many decades in the country. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 2, 2015  12:59 pm

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Court suspends full-face helmet ban until April 27

Court suspends full-face helmet ban until April 27

The Court of Appeal today issued an interim order suspending the Gazette notification on banning the use of full-face helmets until April 27.

| April 2, 2015  2:18 pm

Embilipitiya UC chairman removed

Embilipitiya UC chairman removed

The Chairman of the Embilipitiya Urban Council, Venerable Wevelduwe Gnanapraba Thero, has been temporarily removed from the post by Sabaragamuwa Chief Minister Maheepala Herath. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 2, 2015  1:52 pm

Two dead after lorry crashes into shop

Two dead after lorry crashes into shop

Two persons were killed after a lorry veered off the road and crashed into a shop in the Meepitita area on the Colombo-Kandy main road. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 2, 2015  11:26 am

Deputy Minister Tissa Karaliyadda resigns

Deputy Minister Tissa Karaliyadda resigns

UPFA Parliamentarian Tissa Karaliyadda has decided to resign from his deputy ministerial portfolio. He stated that steps were taken to inform the Parliament regarding the decision. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 2, 2015  10:34 am

Woman jailed scribbling on Mirror Wall pardoned by President

Woman jailed scribbling on Mirror Wall pardoned by President

A 27-year-old woman who scribbled on the Sigiriya Mirror Wall with a sharp object and sentenced to two years imprisonment has been pardoned by President Maithripala Sirisena today. Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa told the Govt. Info Dept that the President had signed the relevant documents today. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 2, 2015  10:01 am

Ban on full-face helmets implemented from today

Ban on full-face helmets implemented from today

The ban on wearing full-face helmets by motorcyclists will be implemented from today. The Government Information Department quoting police stated that initially it will be implemented as a warning opportunity.

(0)Comments | April 2, 2015  7:37 am

Govt to evacuate Sri Lankans in Yemen

Govt  to evacuate Sri Lankans in Yemen

The Government today said that it is making arrangements to evacuate all Sri Lankans in Yemen, considering the prevailing volatile situation in the Arab nation. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 1, 2015  7:09 pm

Clash between uni students, police regrettable: PMO

Clash between uni students, police regrettable: PMO

The Prime Ministers Office says the clash between protesting university students and police personnel was regrettable and that protesters refusing to allow their representatives to hand over the memorandum had resulted in yesterdays unfortunate incident. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 1, 2015  5:52 pm

Police probe violent clashes between students and police

Police probe violent clashes between students and police

The police on Wednesday launched an investigation into the violent clashes which erupted between local university students and the police on Tuesday resulting in several people being injured. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 1, 2015  5:22 pm

SLFP to propose new reforms to 19 A

SLFP to propose new reforms to 19 A

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) on Wednesday (1) said that it will propose new reforms to the draft bill on the 19th Amendment. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 1, 2015  4:33 pm

Soldier dead, 28 injured in army truck-bus collision

Soldier dead, 28 injured in army truck-bus collision

Two soldiers were killed while another 28 persons were wounded following a traffic collision involving an Army truck and a passenger transport bus in Ratnapura new town today. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 1, 2015  4:01 pm

Sub-Inspector arrested for molesting underage girl

Sub-Inspector arrested for molesting underage girl

A Sub-Inspector (SI) has been arrested in the Uragasmanhandiya area on charges of molesting an 11-year-old school girl at her residence, police said. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 1, 2015  3:06 pm

Why graphic warnings on cigarette packets are a sound idea

Why graphic warnings on cigarette packets are a sound idea

Studies around the world show that pictures depicting the effects of tobacco use can drastically cut down smoking ‒ and eventually prevent cancer. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 1, 2015  12:57 pm

UN Assistant Secretary-General to visit Sri Lanka

UN Assistant Secretary-General to visit Sri Lanka

Mr. Haoliang Xu, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Chair, United Nations Development Group Asia-Pacific and UNDP Assistant Administrator & Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from April 4-10, 2015. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 1, 2015  12:05 pm

Court bans foreign travel by Bogollagama

Court bans foreign travel by Bogollagama

The Colombo Chief Magistrate on Wednesday (1) granted bail to former Minister Rohitha Bogollagama in a financial fraud case. MORE...

| April 1, 2015  11:35 am
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ICC President Mustafa Kamal resigns

ICC President Mustafa Kamal resigns

International Cricket Council president, Mustafa Kamal has resigned from his post today. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 1, 2015  3:02 pm

Guptill follows McCullum cheaply in World Cup final

Guptill follows McCullum cheaply in World Cup final

Spinner Glenn Maxwell bowled Martin Guptill with his second delivery as New Zealand lost both their openers in the first 12 overs of the World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

(0)Comments | March 29, 2015  11:35 am

Clarke announces ODI retirement

Clarke announces ODI retirement

Australias skippers shock announcement that he will quit one-day internationals after the World Cup final against New Zealand.

(0)Comments | March 28, 2015  1:36 pm

Injuries, fielding hurt Sri Lankas chances in World Cup: Mathews

 Injuries, fielding hurt Sri Lankas chances in World Cup: Mathews

A combination of poor fielding and regularly losing players through injuries has hurt Sri Lankas chances in the cricket World Cup, captain Angelo Mathews said on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 28, 2015  1:37 am

Kumar Dharmasena first to play and umpire in WC final

Kumar Dharmasena first to play and umpire in WC final

Kumar Dharmasenas involvement in an umpiring blunder on the first day of the World Cup has not stopped him from being selected to officiate on the final day - and in the process become the first player to feature in a World Cup final as both an umpire and player. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 27, 2015  3:29 pm

Entertainment

Sri Lankan scientists reveal method to eat rice and lose weight

Sri Lankan scientists reveal method to eat rice and lose weight

Are you avoiding rice to control your weight? You may soon get to relish your favourite rice delicacies as introducing a little change in cooking methods can cut calorie content by half, researchers say. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 24, 2015  03:45 pm

Disrobed monk among Mars One Mission finalists

Disrobed monk among Mars One Mission finalists

Mars, it has been the center of many sci-fi movies and books, and now theres a group making plans to colonize the planet. There are 100 candidates to make the one-way trip on the Mars One Mission and one of them lives in Sarasota. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 24, 2015  11:49 am

BBC suspends Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson

BBC suspends Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson, the hugely popular host of the car program Top Gear who relishes the politically incorrect, was suspended by the BBC yesterday after a mysterious fracas with a producer. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 11, 2015  04:40 pm

Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

US actor Harrison Ford has been injured in a small plane crash in Los Angeles. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 7, 2015  01:19 pm

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Sri Lanka develops cheap rainfall forecasting device

Sri Lanka develops cheap rainfall forecasting device

Scientists in Sri Lanka have developed mobile weather stations capable of capturing and transmitting near real-time rainfall data. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 19, 2015  10:54 am

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

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