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Volkswagen project has temporarily been halted - Eran

Volkswagen project has temporarily been halted - Eran

The proposed project to set up a Volkswagen car plant in Sri Lanka has temporary been halted, Deputy Minister Eran Wickramaratne says. MORE...

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Hacking of Presidents official website: 17-year-old arrested

Hacking of Presidents official website: 17-year-old arrested

A 17-year-old youth has been arrested from Kadugannawa area on the allegation of hacking the official website of President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE...

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Muzammil slams govt. over Volkswagen issue

Muzammil slams govt. over Volkswagen issue

National Freedom Front (NFF) spokesman Muhammad Muzammil has slammed the Government over its failure to fulfill the vows that it had made during the elections. MORE...

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No point of forming a new party - Vasu

No point of forming a new party - Vasu

A new party should not be formed, it would be ideal to contest the polls under the name of the Joint Opposition, MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara says. MORE...

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Six arrested over tense situation in Wattala

Six arrested over tense situation in Wattala

Six persons including two women have been arrested over their alleged involvement in an unlawful assembly during an event where Minister John Amaratunga attended, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...

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COPE to summon CB Governor over treasury bonds probe

COPE to summon CB Governor over treasury bonds probe

The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) has decided to again summon the newly appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy. MORE...

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Fire erupts at the eastern terminal of Colombo Harbour

Fire erupts at the eastern terminal of Colombo Harbour

A fire has broken out in a rubber stock at the eastern terminal of the Colombo Harbour, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...

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Six-year-old girl drowns in Kala Oya

Six-year-old girl drowns in Kala Oya

A six-year-old girl has drowned while bathing in Kala Oya near Galgamuwa, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...

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New draft Constitution could be presented in parliament by November

New draft Constitution could be presented in parliament by November

Sri Lankas new draft Constitution could be presented in Parliament before the next budget which would be announced by mid-November this year, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said while hoping that it will celebrate the countrys diversity. MORE...

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Girl molested by doctor at hospital, inquiry underway

Girl molested by doctor at hospital, inquiry underway

An inquiry is underway against a doctor on the allegation of molesting a female patient at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital, the Ministry said in a statement. MORE...

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Sri Lankan refugee families in Tirunelveli stage protest

Sri Lankan refugee families in Tirunelveli stage protest

Members belonging to 10 Sri Lankan refugee families living in Kalaignar Colony staged a dharna on the Collectorate premises on Sunday evening after the pattas of their lands were reportedly cancelled recently. MORE...

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Three killed following accidents on E01 and E03 highways

Three killed following accidents on E01 and E03 highways

In two separate accidents, three people have died and one injured following road accidents occurred on the E01 and E03 highways, police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 29, 2016  10:04 am

Navy nabs a person with 50 kg of Kerala Cannabis

Navy nabs a person with 50 kg of Kerala Cannabis

The Navy has arrested a person with 50 kg of Kerala Cannabis in the seas North of Point Pedro. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 29, 2016  9:49 am

WHO denates Rs.80 million to Health Ministry

WHO denates Rs.80 million to Health Ministry

World Health Organization (WHO) has donated four mobile hospitals and medical equipments worth Rs.80 million to the Ministry of Health. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 29, 2016  9:45 am

US submarine supply ship to refuel in Sri Lanka

US submarine supply ship to refuel in Sri Lanka

USS Frank Cable (AS - 40) a submarine tender will dock at Colombo in Sri Lanka to refuel and port visit, the American embassy said. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 28, 2016  10:26 pm

Ravi calls on Pakistani Finance Minister

Ravi calls on Pakistani Finance Minister

Finance Minister of Sri Lanka, Ravi Karunanayake has congratulated Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar on successful hosting of the 8th SAARC Finance Ministers Meeting and stated that decisions reached in the meeting would further strengthen the SAARC process. MORE...

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Sports

Australia beat Sri Lanka, leads ODI series 2-1

Australia beat Sri Lanka, leads ODI series 2-1

Half-centurion George Bailey starred in Australia tense run chase as the visitors edged past Sri Lanka by two wickets in the third one-day international and took a 2-1 lead in Dambulla on Sunday. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 28, 2016  10:41 pm

Sri Lanka to bat first as Dilshan plays his final ODI

Sri Lanka to bat first as Dilshan plays his final ODI

David Warners first act as captain of Australia was to call incorrectly at the toss in Dambulla, where Angelo Mathews chose to bat. It meant that for the third consecutive time from three games in this series, Australia would have to chase down a target.

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SLvAus: Tickets sold out for 3rd ODI & 2nd T20I

SLvAus: Tickets sold out for 3rd ODI & 2nd T20I

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today announced that all tickets for Sundays 3rd ODI in Dambulla and the 2nd T20I in Colombo between Sri Lanka and Australia are sold out. There will be NO tickets at the gate. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2016  9:17 pm

Perera fined, Starc reprimanded for ICC code of conduct breaches

 Perera fined, Starc reprimanded for ICC code of conduct breaches

Sri Lankas Thisara Perera has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee while Mitchell Starc of Australia has received an official reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in separate incidents during the second One-Day International in Colombo on Wednesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2016  11:41 am

Dilshan announces retirement from international cricket

Dilshan announces retirement from international cricket

Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan says that he will retire from international cricket following the 3rd one-day international in Dambulla and the two Twenty20 matches against Australia. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 25, 2016  2:35 pm

Entertainment

Dwayne Johnsons Jumanji 2 not a reboot

Dwayne Johnsons Jumanji 2 not a reboot

Dwayne The Rock Johnson was recently in the news for his feud with Fast 8 co-star Vin Diesel. Now, the former wrestler has shed some light on his next project, Jumanji 2. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2016  01:02 pm

Deepika is among the worlds top 10 highest paid Actresses

Deepika is among the worlds top 10 highest paid Actresses

According to reports, Deepika Padukone features alongside Hollywood actresses Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 25, 2016  10:12 am

Avengers: Infinity War to add Another Marvel character

Avengers: Infinity War to add Another Marvel character

According to the sources, Infinity war is all set to introduce a new Marvel superhero for the upcoming and well-anticipated Avengers. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 22, 2016  12:01 pm

Amber Heard to donate entire Johnny Depp divorce settlement to charity

Amber Heard to donate entire Johnny Depp divorce settlement to charity

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp reached an agreement in their highly publicized divorce. The actress is speaking out about how she plans on putting her $7 million settlement to good use. MORE..

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WhatsApps new privacy policy is unfair, but legal

WhatsApps new privacy policy is unfair, but legal

WhatsApp has always made huge promises of safeguarding privacy, whether through the introduction of end-to-end encryption or through its promise of no compromise with privacy following its acquisition by Facebook. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2016  03:19 pm

Asian companies have worlds worst cyber-security says study

Asian companies have worlds worst cyber-security says study

Many Asian organizations are badly defended against cyber-attacks, a year-long investigation by US security company Mandiant indicates. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 25, 2016  12:08 pm

Ford promises fleets of driverless cars within five years

Ford promises fleets of driverless cars within five years

In the race to develop driverless cars, several automakers and technology companies are already testing vehicles that pilot themselves on public roads. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 22, 2016  02:57 pm

iPhone 7 will finally get rid of outdated home button

iPhone 7 will finally get rid of outdated home button

We are less than a month away from the release of the new iPhone, likely to be called the iPhone 7, and the leaks wont stop coming. MORE..

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