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Prices of vehicles go up

Prices of vehicles go up

(UPDATE) Prices of cars above 1000cc engine capacity and three-wheelers will increase as a result of the Minimum Rate Tax increase which came into effect midnight yesterday, the Vehicle Importers Association said today. MORE...

video (0)Comments | May 27, 2016  10:09 am

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Youth remanded over murder of OICs daughter

Youth remanded over murder of OICs daughter

The suspect arrested in connection with the murder of the Horowpathana Police OICs daughter and causing injuries to his wife, has been remanded till June 02 by the Anuradhapura Chief Magistrate. MORE..

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Consultations lacking on missing persons office - HRW

Consultations lacking on missing persons office - HRW

The Sri Lankan government ratified the Convention against Enforced Disappearance but in the same week created an Office of Missing Persons without promised consultations with families of the disappeared, Human Rights Watch said today. MORE..

(0)Comments | 5 hours ago

Sri Lankan asylum seeker ordered to return home

Sri Lankan asylum seeker ordered to return home

A Sri Lankan asylum seeker who has lived in Western Australia since arriving illegally by boat in 2012 has been ordered to return back to his home country, despite telling authorities he feared he would be persecuted for his religion. MORE..

(0)Comments | 7 hours ago

CID ordered to expedite investigation on Shashi Weerawansa

CID ordered to expedite investigation on Shashi Weerawansa

The Colombo Chief Magistrate today ordered the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to expedite the investigation regarding former minister Wimal Weerawansas wife Shashi Weerawansa, who has been charged with obtaining a diplomatic passport by providing false documents. MORE..

video | 8 hours ago

Met Department predicts heavy rainfall in parts of the country

Met Department predicts heavy rainfall in parts of the country

The Department of meteorology says that showers or thunder showers will occur in the Western, North-Western, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and Galle, Matara districts. Fairly heavy rainfall (around 75-100mm) are also likely at some places. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 27, 2016  1:02 pm

Steer economic growth to sustain well-being of Asia: President calls on G7

Steer economic growth to sustain well-being of Asia: President calls on G7

President Maithripala Sirisena said that Japans formal announcement that G7 will explore what is needed to sustain the well-being of Asia to steer economic growth, highlights the relevance of Sri Lanka being here. It endorses Prime Minister Abes reasoning for selecting us. MORE..

video (0)Comments | May 27, 2016  12:08 pm

Bangladesh to send aid for Sri Lanka flood victims

Bangladesh to send aid for Sri Lanka flood victims

Bangladesh will send emergency relief aid to Sri Lanka in the wake of floods and landslides in the country as a follow-up to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasinas directive. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 27, 2016  10:00 am

Xi offers condolences over Sri Lanka floods, landslides

Xi offers condolences over Sri Lanka floods, landslides

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday sent a message of condolences to his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena over the devastating floods and landslides that hit the country last week. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 27, 2016  12:45 am

China grants 600 million Yuan to Sri Lanka for Kidney Hospital

China grants 600 million Yuan to Sri Lanka for Kidney Hospital

Described as a milestone in the China - Sri Lanka relations, an Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the Governments of Sri Lanka and China was signed yesterday (25th May). MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2016  6:45 pm

PET scanner fund gets Rs 35 million donation

PET scanner fund gets Rs 35 million donation

The initiative launched by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Maharagama to seek public assistance for the purchase of a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, which is receiving the support of Manusath Derana, has received a donation of Rs 35 million from a Good Samaritan. MORE..

video (0)Comments | May 26, 2016  5:53 pm

O/L examinations application deadline extended

O/L examinations application deadline extended

The deadline for acceptance of applications for 2016 G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination has been extended until June 10, the Education Ministry said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | May 26, 2016  4:22 pm

Sampur incident: former President requests investigation

Sampur incident: former President requests investigation

It is the duty of the Government to formally investigate the conduct of the Eastern Province Chief Minister of a video clip he verbally abusing a naval officer and to take steps to ensure that such incidents do not occur anywhere in the country in future, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | May 26, 2016  3:57 pm

HC suspends magistrates order to release 15 elephants

HC suspends magistrates order to release 15 elephants

The Colombo High Court today issued an injunction suspending the Colombo Chief Magistrates decision to release 15 elephants to their owners on bonds. MORE..

| May 26, 2016  3:48 pm

Agri. Ministry sets up hotline to help flood-affected farmers

Agri. Ministry sets up hotline to help flood-affected farmers

The Ministry of Agriculture has introduced a new 24-hour hotline for the public to inform regarding any crops, reservoirs, bunds of canals or dams damaged due to the heavy rainfall which was experienced in the country. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 26, 2016  2:27 pm

Special program to issue ID cards for flood, landslide affected

Special program to issue ID cards for flood, landslide affected

A special program is underway to issue national identity cards and birth certificates free of charge to displaced people who lost them in floods and landslides, Minister of Home Affairs Vajira Abeywardena says. MORE...

video (0)Comments | May 26, 2016  1:55 pm

Sports

England wins toss, elects to bat first

England wins toss, elects to bat first

England won the toss and elected to bat first in the second Test against Sri Lanka being played at Chester-le-Street, England a short while ago. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 27, 2016  3:26 pm

Jos Mourinho appointed manager of Manchester United

Jos Mourinho appointed manager of Manchester United

Jos Mourinho will take over as manager of Manchester United from the 2016/17 season, signing a three-year contract with an option to stay at the club until at least 2020. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 27, 2016  3:06 pm

Chaminda Bandara replaces Chameera for England Tour

Chaminda Bandara replaces Chameera for England Tour

Left arm fast bowler Chaminda Bandara has been named as the replacement to England Tour to fill the position of Dushmantha Chameera, the Sports Minister said.

(0)Comments | May 25, 2016  12:10 pm

Chameera ruled out of England Tests

Chameera ruled out of England Tests

Sri Lanka fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera has been ruled out of the England tour after suffering a stress fracture to his lower back.

(0)Comments | May 24, 2016  10:22 am

England beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs in Headingley

England beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs in Headingley

England fast bowler James Anderson took five wickets to inspire the hosts to a crushing victory over Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs in the first test in Leeds on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 21, 2016  10:34 pm

Entertainment

Ondaatje prize shortlist spans globe from Ireland to Sri Lanka

Ondaatje prize shortlist spans globe from Ireland to Sri Lanka

From a poetry collection about rural Ireland to a tour of modern Russia dubbed an anti-travelogue, six books have been shortlisted for one of the UKs more unusual literary prizes: the RSL Ondaatje award, which goes to the book which best evokes the spirit of a place. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 10, 2016  06:10 pm

Alden Ehrenreich to play young Han Solo in Star Wars prequel film

Alden Ehrenreich to play young Han Solo in Star Wars prequel film

After a lengthy search and many rumoured short lists, Disney and LucasFilm have found their Han Solo in the form of Hail, Caesar! actor Alden Ehrenreich. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 6, 2016  05:39 pm

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

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Meet Viv, the new voice assistant from the creators of Siri

Meet Viv, the new voice assistant from the creators of Siri

Siri made the iPhone more responsive with artificial intelligence, but now its founders want to put AI in every device you own. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 10, 2016  06:21 pm

Mobile phones dont cause brain cancer after all: study

Mobile phones dont cause brain cancer after all: study

Weve all been told a lot of things that may or may not be true over the course of our lives: dont swim for an hour after eating, drink water upside down to cure hiccups and cell phones cause brain cancer.

(0)Comments | May 9, 2016  03:02 pm

Battlefield 1 officially announced

Battlefield 1 officially announced

EA has officially announced the next game in the Battlefield series: Battlefield 1. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 7, 2016  03:31 pm

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

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Buying

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USA
U.S.Dollar
144.2800 148.0800
UK
Sterling Pound
210.8400 218.4000
Europe
Euro
160.3900 166.8800
Switzerland
Swiss Franc
144.7900 150.9600
Canada
Canadian Dollar
110.3300 114.9900
Australia
Australian Dollar
103.2200 108.1500
Singapore
Singapore Dollar
104.5100 108.6000
Japan
Japanese Yen
1.3060 1.3590

Country

Currency

Rate

Bahrain Dinar 386.5535
Kuwait Dinar 482.6159
Oman Rial 378.5468
Qatar Riyal 40.0330
Saudi Arabia Riyal 38.8641
UAE Dirham 39.6809