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We will contest at the General Election, says Mahinda

We will contest at the General Election, says Mahinda

We will contest at the next General Election and form a new government, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said at his home in Medamulana this morning (01). MORE...

(0)Comments | July 1, 2015  11:45 am

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All set for Mahindas special statement

All set for Mahindas special statement

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has arrived at his home in Medamulana and he is due to make a special statement to the media regarding his political future.

(0)Comments | July 1, 2015  11:23 am

Colombo-Dubai flight lands in Mumbai after medical emergency

Colombo-Dubai flight lands in Mumbai after medical emergency

An international Colombo-Dubai flight had to be diverted to Mumbais Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) on Tuesday and make an emergency landing due to a medical emergency onboard the plane. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 1, 2015  11:12 am

141 bodies recovered from Indonesia plane crash

141 bodies recovered from Indonesia plane crash

The death toll from the crash of an air force transport plane in the Indonesian city of Medan jumped to more than 140 on Wednesday, indicating a growing list of victims from the neighborhood where the plane went down. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 1, 2015  10:39 am

One killed, 2 others injured in election violence

One killed, 2 others injured in election violence

At least one person was killed and two others injured in violent incidents which were reported across Sri Lanka within the past 36 hours due to the August parliamentary elections, local election monitors said. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 1, 2015  10:31 am

Sri Lankan arrested in Rameswaram

Sri Lankan arrested in Rameswaram

A Sri Lankan national who arrived in Rameswaram, India clandestinely by boat from Mannar with one more person has been detained, Indian police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 1, 2015  9:12 am

Mahinda has not been declared as the PM candidate - PMU

Mahinda has not been declared as the PM candidate - PMU

There are no arrangements in place to name a Prime Ministerial candidate from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) thus far, the Presidents Media Unit said on Tuesday. MORE...

(0)Comments | June 30, 2015  9:44 pm

Premalal Jayasekara further remanded

Premalal Jayasekara further remanded

Former Deputy Minister Premalal Jayasekara and the other suspects accused of involvement in the murder of a United National Party supporter during the last Presidential election, have been further remanded until July 14. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 30, 2015  4:49 pm

Mahinda-Maithri meeting took place, but different venue

Mahinda-Maithri meeting took place, but different venue

Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena today confirmed that a discussion did take place between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and that they had only denied the location of the meeting. MORE..

video (0)Comments | June 30, 2015  3:34 pm

School term and holiday dates revised

School term and holiday dates revised

The Ministry of Education today announced that the dates of the school term holiday have been amended due to the General Election and the revision of the timetable of the 2015 G.C.E. Advanced Level examination. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 30, 2015  2:44 pm

Rajapaksa to be briefed on Sirisenas decision

Rajapaksa to be briefed on Sirisenas decision

Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva has met with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Kandy this morning, political sources revealed to Ada Derana. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 30, 2015  2:22 pm

Pradeep Nilanga Dela appointed acting Diyawadana Nilame

Pradeep Nilanga Dela appointed acting Diyawadana Nilame

Pradeep Nilanga Dela has been appointed as the acting Diyawadana Nilame of the Sri Dalada Maligawa from July 01 until an election is held for the next Diyawadana Nilame. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 30, 2015  12:30 pm

Stay order on full-face helmets extended

Stay order on full-face helmets extended

The Court of Appeal has further extended the stay order issued against the circular imposing a ban on full-face helmets. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 30, 2015  12:13 pm

Body of 90-year-old woman found in the woods

Body of 90-year-old woman found in the woods

The body of an elderly woman has been discovered at a wooded property containing cinnamon trees in the Annasigala area in Uragasmanhandiya. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 30, 2015  11:54 am

Judge declines to give statement over assault complaint

Judge declines to give statement over assault complaint

A Supreme Court Judge has declined to give a statement to the police in connection with accusations of assaulting a female servant in his employment. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 30, 2015  10:19 am

Murder in Nivithigala: First casualty of election?

Murder in Nivithigala: First casualty of election?

A 38-year-old man who was critically wounded following an attack with sharp objects by an unknown group of individuals while he was riding a motorcycle in Nivithigala-Ratnapura, has succumbed to injuries after being admitted to hospital. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 30, 2015  9:57 am

Sports

Tharanga replaces Sangakkara for third test

Tharanga replaces Sangakkara for third test

Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga will replace Kumar Sangakkara for the third Test against Pakistan starting Friday in Pallekele. Sangakkara made himself unavailable for the last Test of the series partly because of commitments with Surrey.

(0)Comments | June 30, 2015  9:14 pm

Sri Lankan twin towers add might to Masters League

  Sri Lankan twin towers add might to Masters League

Sri Lankan greats Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene have already begun making their post-retirement plans. Theyve given their nod to the Masters League in the United Arab Emirates, a tournament scheduled to be played from 2016 onwards that will have retired cricketers featuring in it. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 30, 2015  4:22 pm

Sri Lanka wins second test against Pakistan

Sri Lanka wins second test against Pakistan

Sri Lanka won the second Test by seven wickets with Dimuth Karunaratne smashing his sixth Test half-century against Pakistan at P Sara Oval on the last day of the match. Sri Lanka needed 153 to win as play was delayed by 30 minutes due to wet outfield.

(0)Comments | June 29, 2015  12:28 pm

Dhammika Prasad helps Sri Lanka restrict Pakistan to 329

Dhammika Prasad helps Sri Lanka restrict Pakistan to 329

Pakistan have lost three wickets in the post-lunch session as they slump to 329 all out at the tea interval. Azhar Ali scored his ninth Test century and his wicket right at the end the session could just prove out to be final...MORE

(0)Comments | June 28, 2015  3:23 pm

Sangakkara announces Test retirement

Sangakkara announces Test retirement

Sri Lankas batting great Kumar Sangakkara has ended speculation about his future by confirming that he will retire during his teams home series against India in August. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 27, 2015  6:55 pm

Entertainment

Network cuts Miss USA over Trump remark

Network cuts Miss USA over Trump remark

A Univision network is dropping the Miss USA pageant and the company says it will cut all business ties with Donald Trump in a spiraling controversy over comments the Republican presidential candidate made recently about Mexican immigrants. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 26, 2015  02:19 pm

Indie labels line up to support Apple Music

Indie labels line up to support Apple Music

Several independent music label groups, including those representing Adele, Arcade Fire and Radiohead, say they can now support Apple Music after Apple reversed a decision not to pay royalties during the 90-day free trial period and adjusted other terms. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 25, 2015  04:39 pm

Tom Holland is Marvels new Spider-Man

Tom Holland is Marvels new Spider-Man

Teenage actor Tom Holland, best known for starring in Billy Elliot the Musical, will impersonate Peter Parker aka Spider-Man in the next film of the popular franchise, based on the Marvel comic character. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 24, 2015  11:39 am

Book Review: Sri Lanka - The New Country

Book Review: Sri Lanka - The New Country

Padma Rao Sundarji, a versatile New Delhi-based journalist who covered the Sri Lanka conflict over the years, finds it disgusting that Western countries conveniently overlook the deaths of thousands they cause in countries like Iraq and Syria but keep berating Sri Lanka for what happened during its war against the LTTE. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 23, 2015  12:40 pm

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Sri Lanka initiates collaboration with CERN

Sri Lanka initiates collaboration with CERN

Sri Lanka and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have entered into an agreement to begin cooperation between CERN and the scientific community in Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 30, 2015  10:42 am

Googles self-driving cars hit the roads

Googles self-driving cars hit the roads

A few of Googles cartoon-like self-driving cars began sharing the road with regular vehicles today around the companys Mountain View, California headquarters. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 26, 2015  02:05 pm

Microsoft rolls out Office for Android phones

Microsoft rolls out Office for Android phones

Microsoft has announced the official launch of Office for Android phones. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 25, 2015  03:10 pm

Gmail gets undo button

Gmail gets undo button

Google is making it easier to steer clear of the trouble that can be caused by a misdirected or inappropriate email. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 24, 2015  12:22 pm

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