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RTI bill needs two thirds majority - SC

RTI bill needs two thirds majority - SC

The Supreme Court has apprised the Parliament some sections of the Right to Information bill are not consistent with the constitution thus it needs a two third majority, the Speaker announced today. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 3, 2016  1:46 pm

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Security provided to former President is more than sufficient - SF

Security provided to former President is more than sufficient - SF

The former President has no ethical right to make blames about his security, former Army chief and Minister Sarath Fonseka claims. MORE...

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May Day proof that UNP has no challenge - Kabir

May Day proof that UNP has no challenge - Kabir

The 2016 May Day, which after a long time tested the strength of the countrys political parties despite not being an election, ended by once again displaying the UNPs supremacy as Sri Lankas largest party, says UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim. MORE..

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Five arrested & remanded for destroying Wattala jogging track

Five arrested & remanded for destroying Wattala jogging track

Five individuals arrested for allegedly demolishing a jogging track in Wattala have been remanded till May 10 after being produced before the Mahara Magistrates Court today. MORE..

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Settling SLTB losses is priority Nimal Siripala

Settling SLTB losses is priority  Nimal Siripala

Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva says that although the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) has only 6,000 buses it has around 36,000 employees and that is roughly 6 workers for each bus. MORE..

video (0)Comments | 7 hours ago

Gotabaya to appear before CoI on May 09

Gotabaya to appear before CoI on May 09

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa will appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to give a statement on May 09. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 3, 2016  4:30 pm

Sri Lankan student jailed for 10 weeks for molesting woman in lift

Sri Lankan student jailed for 10 weeks for molesting woman in lift

A Sri Lankan student who molested a woman in a lift at a Housing and Development Board (HDB) apartment in Singapore was jailed for 10 weeks on Tuesday (April 3). MORE..

(0)Comments | May 3, 2016  4:22 pm

Parliament adjourned following tense situation

Parliament adjourned following tense situation

(UPDATE) Speaker Karu Jayasuriya adjourned Parliament until tomorrow and called for a report from the Deputy Speaker and the Deputy Chairman of Committees in connection with the tense situation which had occurred at the Parliament on Tuesday. MORE..

video (0)Comments | May 3, 2016  1:41 pm

Sayyid Khalid receives Sri Lankan envoy

Sayyid Khalid receives Sri Lankan envoy

Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court met M K Pathmanaathan, the Sri Lankan envoy to Oman. They reviewed the bilateral relations and discussed ways to enhance them in different fields. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 3, 2016  12:43 pm

Boat carrying Sri Lankan asylum seekers arrives in Cocos Islands

Boat carrying Sri Lankan asylum seekers arrives in Cocos Islands

A boat carrying Sri Lankan asylum seekers has reportedly arrived at the Cocos Islands, according to locals. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 3, 2016  11:41 am

GMOA to launch island wide protests today

GMOA to launch island wide protests today

The Govt. Doctors are about to stage demonstrations today (03) in hospitals across the island in protect over the attack on university students who were protesting against the private medical college in Malabe. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 3, 2016  10:41 am

Today marks World Press Freedom Day

Today marks World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCOs General Conference. Since then, May 3 is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 3, 2016  9:50 am

Sri Lanka, China to hold discussions on FTA soon

Sri Lanka, China to hold discussions on FTA soon

Sri Lanka and China will hold high level discussions in June on the possibility of signing a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Sri Lankas Ministry of Industry and Commerce said in a statement. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 3, 2016  9:27 am

Why Sri Lankas economic outlook is looking less rosy - report

Why Sri Lankas economic outlook is looking less rosy - report

Sri Lankas deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) may have averted a crisis, but the bailout may undermine a key source of strength: the countrys impressive economic growth rate. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 3, 2016  7:48 am

Mahindas life in danger - Secretary

Mahindas life in danger - Secretary

Withdrawal of 50 well-trained army personnel from the security detail of the former President has placed his life in danger, Media Secretary to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 2, 2016  9:27 pm

Functions of Police Media Unit temporary suspended

Functions of Police Media Unit temporary suspended

(UPDATE) The functions of the Police Media Unit has temporary been suspended by the IGP, the police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 2, 2016  5:24 pm

Sports

World reacts to Leicester Citys maiden Premier League championship

World reacts to Leicester Citys maiden Premier League championship

Its arguably the most incredible fairytale in sporting history and Leicester Citys EPL title win has sparked a wave of reaction across the globe. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 3, 2016  10:08 am

Royal wins 1st leg of Bradby Shield

Royal wins 1st leg of Bradby Shield

Royal College Beat Trinity College Kandy 22-17 in the first leg of the 72nd Bradby Shield encounter played at Royal Sports Complex in Colombo on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 30, 2016  8:21 pm

Transition? Thats just an excuse for failure, Mahela blasts

  Transition? Thats just an excuse for failure, Mahela blasts

Mahela Jayawardene feels that saying Sri Lankan cricket is going through a transition period is not an excuse for the poor performance of the team recently. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 30, 2016  1:07 pm

Sri Lanka announce Test squad for England tour

Sri Lanka announce Test squad for England tour

Sri Lanka Cricket has announced a 17-member squad for their tour of England in May. Dasun Shanaka and Dhananjaya de Silva are the two young faces named in the Test squad.

(0)Comments | April 28, 2016  12:10 pm

New selection committee headed by Jayasuriya

New selection committee headed by Jayasuriya

Sri Lanka Cricket today confirmed the reappointment of Sanath Jayasuriya as chief selector, a little more than a year since he stepped down from the post. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 27, 2016  8:41 pm

Entertainment

US returns stolen ancient Buddhapada sculpture to Pakistan

US returns stolen ancient Buddhapada sculpture to Pakistan

The US has returned an ancient Buddhist stone sculpture to Pakistan, from where it was stolen in the 1980s. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 28, 2016  04:03 pm

Music icon Prince dead at 57

Music icon Prince dead at 57

Prince, who defined the sound of the 80s with songs such as Kiss and Purple Rain and defied the music industry in a fight for creative freedom, died Thursday. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 22, 2016  08:54 am

Organisers postpone AR Rahmans concert in Sri Lanka

Organisers postpone AR Rahmans concert in Sri Lanka

Two time Oscar-winning musician AR Rahman has been forced to postpone his Sri Lanka concert, which was earlier scheduled to take place on 23rd of April. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 7, 2016  02:29 pm

Spotify raises $1 Billion in debt financing

Spotify raises $1 Billion in debt financing

Music-streaming site Spotify AB has raised $1 billion in convertible debt from investors, a deal that extends the money-losing companys runway but comes with some strict guarantees, people familiar with the matter said. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 30, 2016  06:43 pm

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Facebook revenue smashes expectations as mobile ad sales surge

Facebook revenue smashes expectations as mobile ad sales surge

Facebook Incs quarterly revenue rose more than 50 percent, handily beating Wall Street expectations as its wildly popular mobile app and a push into live video lured new advertisers and encouraged existing ones to boost spending. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 28, 2016  12:25 pm

Sri Lankan IT industry leverages niche appeal

Sri Lankan IT industry leverages niche appeal

Consistently ranked as a top global destination for business process outsourcing (BPO) and IT, Sri Lankas tech services industry has grown substantially in recent years, with high expectations and ambitious targets going forward. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 23, 2016  05:09 pm

Huawei officially launches P9, P9 plus with Leica dual camera lens

Huawei officially launches P9, P9 plus with Leica dual camera lens

After over a month of speculations, rumors, and leaked images, the Huawei P9 has finally launched. It didnt arrive alone as the Chinese OEM surprised us with a Plus version. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 7, 2016  01:52 pm

WhatsApp toughens encryption to step up privacy

WhatsApp toughens encryption to step up privacy

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has strengthened the encryption of its widely used instant messaging app, a development that in theory makes it harder for law enforcement to gain access to communications. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 6, 2016  12:14 pm

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