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Tissa reveals secret Ranil-Maithripala agreement

Tissa reveals secret Ranil-Maithripala agreement

Health Minister Tissa Attanayake today alleged that in addition to the agreements reached with various political parties and organizations in public, Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena has also signed different deals with those parties in private. MORE..

video (0)Comments | December 22, 2014  4:31 pm

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Wanduramba OIC resigns following election stage torching

Wanduramba OIC resigns following election stage torching

In the wake of the controversy surrounding the recent torching of an election stage of Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena in Wanduramba, the officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Wanduramba Police Station Inspector Panangala Liyanage Keerthisinghe today resigned from his position. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  11:50 pm

UK appoints new High Commissioner to Sri Lanka

UK appoints new High Commissioner to Sri Lanka

James Dauris has been appointed British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Maldives in succession to John Rankin, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office said. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  8:19 pm

Gammanpila forms his new party Pivithuru Hela Urumaya

Gammanpila forms his new party Pivithuru Hela Urumaya

Western Provincial Council member Udaya Gammanpila who recently resigned from the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has taken measures to establish a new party called Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) under the symbol of lotus. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  5:36 pm

K.K. Nelson pledges to support the President

K.K. Nelson pledges to support the President

Opposition Leader of the North Central Provincial Council K.K. Nelson pledged to support President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential election scheduled to be held on 8 January, 2015. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  4:01 pm

Hambantota Mayor arrested over attack incident

Hambantota Mayor arrested over attack incident

The Mayor of the Hambantota Municipal Council, Eraj Fernando, has been arrested by police in connection with the attack on a street drama group performing in Hambantota. MORE..

video (0)Comments | December 22, 2014  3:31 pm

Police use tear gas to disperse protesters in Ward Place

Police use tear gas to disperse protesters in Ward Place

The police fired tear gas to disperse a group of university students in front of the University Grants Commission (UGC) in Ward Place, Colombo 7, this afternoon. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  3:05 pm

Severe weather warning issued

Severe weather warning issued

Due to the atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka the possibility for rain and the strong winds during thunder showers is very high, the Met. Department predicts. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  2:51 pm

Bathiudeen and Ali to support Maithripala

Bathiudeen and Ali to support Maithripala

Leader of the All Ceylon Muslim Congress (ACMC) Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and MP Ameer Ali have decided to support Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena at the upcoming Presidential Election. MORE..

video (0)Comments | December 22, 2014  2:36 pm

Lower crude oil prices further reduce

Lower crude oil prices further reduce

In its December Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), EIA expects that average heating oil expenditures by households that use oil as their primary heating fuel during the 2014-15 winter will be 27% ($632) below last winters expenditures. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  12:36 pm

Govt has encouraged criminal activities of goons UNP

Govt has encouraged criminal activities of goons  UNP

The United National Party (UNP) says that the recent violent incidents targeting rallies and activists of the common opposition amply demonstrate the lack of democratic space under the dictatorial Rajapaksa regime. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  12:25 pm

Anandasangaree backs Common Candidate

Anandasangaree backs Common Candidate

The Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) has decided to assist Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena at the forthcoming Presidential election. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  11:22 am

Earth-slip hinders traffic on Badulla-Mahiyangana road

Earth-slip hinders traffic on Badulla-Mahiyangana road

Transportation along the Badulla-Mahiyangana road has been hindered due to an earth-slip in the Dunhinda area, the Police Spokesmans Office said. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  11:21 am

Over 288,085 marooned by bad weather

Over 288,085 marooned by bad weather

cMore than 288,085 people have been affected by floods and landslides in the country, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  10:21 am

Met Dept. predicts thundershowers and strong winds

Met Dept. predicts thundershowers and strong winds

The Department of Meteorology says that the possibility for rain is very high as the atmospheric disturbance is seen in the vicinity in Sri Lanka. Showers or thundershowers are expected to occur at times in the Northern, North-central, Eastern, Uva and Central provinces and in the Hambantota district. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  9:51 am

Malinga to return for New Zealand ODIs

Malinga to return for New Zealand ODIs

Sri Lankas premier one-day bowler Lasith Malinga will return to international cricket towards the tail-end of the seven-match ODI series in New Zealand in January 2015. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  9:45 am
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Malinga to return for New Zealand ODIs

Malinga to return for New Zealand ODIs

Sri Lankas premier one-day bowler Lasith Malinga will return to international cricket towards the tail-end of the seven-match ODI series in New Zealand in January 2015. Malinga underwent surgery on a troubled left ankle in September and is currently recuperating. He missed Sri Lankas last two ODI series played against India and England.

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  9:47 am

Shahid Afridi to retire from ODIs after World Cup

Shahid Afridi to retire from ODIs after World Cup

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi will retire from one-day international cricket after the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 21, 2014  11:46 pm

Colts CC win Premier Limited Over Tournament

Colts CC win Premier Limited Over Tournament

Colts Cricket Club beat Sinhalese Sports Club by 56 runs in the final of the Premier Limited Over Tournament at Colombo RPS on Sunday. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 21, 2014  7:57 pm

Cook sacked as England captain: reports

Cook sacked as England captain: reports

Less than two months before the World Cup, Alastair Cook has been sacked as Englands One-Day International (ODI) captain, with Eoin Morgan chosen as his replacement, according to reports from the UK. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 20, 2014  11:05 am

Sri Lanka bat first in dead rubber

Sri Lanka bat first in dead rubber

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat in the seventh and final one-day international against England at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2014  2:38 pm

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Jacqueline Fernandez named PETA Indias Woman of the Year

Jacqueline Fernandez named PETA Indias Woman of the Year

Jacqueline Fernandez has been named PETA Indias Woman of the Year. The Sri Lankan beauty queen-turned-actress has been praised for using her celebrity status to highlight animal rights. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 21, 2014  10:28 am

People receive unexpected amount of money: how they responded was amazing

People receive unexpected amount of money: how they responded was amazing

An intriguing social experiment indicates what the respond of the people when a stranger gives away an unexpected amount of money for their works. MORE...

video (0)Comments | December 11, 2014  06:44 pm

Romesh Gunesekeras Noontide Toll shortlisted for DSC Literature Prize

Romesh Gunesekeras Noontide Toll shortlisted for DSC Literature Prize

The field for the the richest literary prize in south Asia, an eye-popping (for most writers) $50,000 has been halved from the ten-strong longlist. In the fray now are one of the worlds top three writers of Indian origin, vying with one of the worlds top three Sri Lankan authors, two writers from Pakistan, and an author-translator from India....

(0)Comments | November 30, 2014  03:27 pm

Imaya liyanage wins silver medal at Miss Earth talent competition

Imaya liyanage wins silver medal at Miss Earth talent competition

Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Earth 2014 Imaya liyanage, who at the moment is representing Sri Lanka at the prestigious Miss Earth pageant , won the silver medal at the Miss Talent competition ( group 2). MORE..

(0)Comments | November 24, 2014  03:20 pm

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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

Sri Lankas Mogo Reader among 9 global finalists

Sri Lankas Mogo Reader among 9 global finalists

The use of new media to fulfill day to day news requirements has been rapidly increasing in the past two decades. Researchers have found that the young generation tends to get their news through new media elements, proving the much talked decline on usage of newspapers, radio, and now even televisions. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 29, 2014  05:39 pm

Sony Pictures Hacked And Blackmailed

Sony Pictures Hacked And Blackmailed

Today, employees across the Sony Pictures offices were greeted with a strange picture as they tried to login to their computers. Since this afternoon, computers at the company have been completely unresponsive, showing a glowering CGI skeleton, a series of URL addresses, and a threatening message from a hacker group....

(0)Comments | November 25, 2014  12:33 pm

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