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Kidnapped boy rescued in Galgamuwa

Kidnapped boy rescued in Galgamuwa

Four-year-old Danidu Yashen, who was abducted earlier this week, has been rescued by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Galgamuwa, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 1, 2014  10:59 pm

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Suspected drug dealer shot dead in Borella

Suspected drug dealer shot dead in Borella

A suspected drug dealer has been shot dead by armed gunmen in the Vanathamulla area in Borella last night. Hettiarachchige Duminda a.k.a. Chanaka, 23, was shot and killed by a group of 3 men at around 9.45pm yesterday (Aug 1), the Police Spokesmans Office said. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 2, 2014  11:14 am

Australia sends 157 asylum seekers to Nauru detention center

Australia sends 157 asylum seekers to Nauru detention center

Australia has sent 157 migrants, thought to be Sri Lankan asylum seekers, to a detention center on the Pacific island of Nauru after they declined an offer to speak with Indian officials about their refugee claims, the government said on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 2, 2014  10:46 am

Meegalewa kidnapping - a close relative involved?

Meegalewa kidnapping - a close relative involved?

A close relative of the four-year old child who was kidnapped in Meegalewa is also among the four suspects apprehended in connection with the incident, sources from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) told Ada Dreana. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 2, 2014  8:41 am

Body of a witness in Ananda Sarath Kumaras case found from a well

Body of a witness in Ananda Sarath Kumaras case found from a well

The body of a school teacher who is said to be the fourth witness in the case against North-Western Provincial Councillor, Ananda Sarath Kumara (UPFA), found inside a well, today, police said. MORE

(0)Comments | August 1, 2014  6:06 pm

Defence Ministry tenders unqualified apology to Modi, Jayalalithaa

Defence Ministry tenders unqualified apology to Modi, Jayalalithaa

Facing immense outrage over an alleged derogatory article posted on its website, Sri Lankas Defence Ministry on Friday tendered unqualified apology to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 1, 2014  5:41 pm

Thundershowers to North and East - Met. Department

Thundershowers to North and East - Met. Department

The Meteorology Department says that there is a possibility to increase monsoonal showers in the southwestern parts and thundershowers in the drought prevailing Northern and Eastern parts of the country. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 1, 2014  5:10 pm

Provincial Councilor Kapila Wellappili passes away

Provincial Councilor Kapila Wellappili passes away

UNP Southern Provincial Council member Kapila Wellappili has passed away today at the age of 58. He was receiving treatment at the Kalubowila Hospital for liver failure when he passed away this morning, a close relative of the Provincial Councilor said. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 1, 2014  4:59 pm

Wele Sudhas wife and mother-in-law arrested

Wele Sudhas wife and mother-in-law arrested

The police Narcotic Bureau have arrested the wife and the mother-in-law of notorious drug kingpin, Samantha Kumara Vithanage alias Wele Sudha, in Madiwela last night. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 1, 2014  3:11 pm

President must take full responsibility for breakdown of law and order: UNP

President must take full responsibility for breakdown of law and order: UNP

The United National Party (UNP) says that the countrys current leadership, which brags about saving Sri Lanka from the grips of terrorism, is not even capable of protecting a four-year old child inside his own home. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 1, 2014  3:02 pm

SC suspends appointment of Ja-Ela UC chairman

SC suspends appointment of Ja-Ela UC chairman

The Supreme Court today suspended the appointment of Anju Sri Sham Perera as the Chairman of the Ja-Ela Urban Council. MORE..

| August 1, 2014  2:29 pm

India or offshore for asylum seekers: Aus govt

India or offshore for asylum seekers: Aus govt

Manus Island or Nauru will be the next stop for any of the 157 asylum seekers -mostly Sri Lankan refugees- in Western Australia who India wont take. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 1, 2014  1:44 pm

Meegalewa kidnapping - CID launches investigation

Meegalewa kidnapping - CID launches investigation

The investigations into the child abduction incident in Meegalewa took a new turn with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today launched a separate investigation, in connect to the incident. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 1, 2014  12:48 pm

36 hour water cut in Colombo

36 hour water cut in Colombo

The water supply will be suspended for several areas in Colombo for 36 hours from Saturday morning (2) 9 a.m. to Sunday night 9 p.m. the National Water Supple and Drainage Board said. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 1, 2014  12:13 pm

New endorsement to driving licences

New endorsement to driving licences

A new endorsement to the licences of the drivers engaged in passenger transportation would be added from 1 January, 2015, a source from the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) said. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 1, 2014  11:38 am

Rajiv was assassinated because of Sri Lanka policy: ex-FM

Rajiv was assassinated because of Sri Lanka policy: ex-FM

Former Indian external affairs minister Natwar Singh has claimed that ex-prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated because of his Sri Lanka policy. Rajiv Gandhi was given oral promise by LTTE chief Prabhakaran and then Sri Lanka President Jayawardene asked the Indian PM to send troops to save him from a coup, said Singh. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 1, 2014  10:29 am
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Sports

Mendis and Chandimal drop for Pakistan test

Mendis and Chandimal drop for Pakistan test

Sri Lanka have named a 15-man squad for the first two home Tests against Pakistan in August, dropping wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal and spinner Ajantha Mendis from the line-up. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 1, 2014  3:44 pm

South Africa hold on for draw in 2nd test

South Africa hold on for draw in 2nd test

South Africa survived a three-pronged spin attack to draw the second test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Monday, thereby clinching the series and reclaiming the number one spot on the ICC test rankings. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 28, 2014  6:11 pm

Sri Lanka set target of 369

Sri Lanka set target of 369

Sri Lanka declared their second innings on 229 for eight wickets on the fourth day of the second test on Sunday, leaving South Africa to chase a target of 369 for victory. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 27, 2014  4:12 pm

Dickwella fined and reprimanded

Dickwella fined and reprimanded

Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee and also received an official reprimand after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Code following an incident on day three of the second Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Sinhalese Cricket Club (SSC) in Colombo. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 27, 2014  4:05 pm

Perera takes 5-69 as South Africa out for 282

Perera takes 5-69 as South Africa out for 282

Sri Lanka off spinner Dilruwan Perera took a career-best 5-69 to help dismiss South Africa for 282 in its first innings and give his team a 139-run lead in the second test on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2014  5:19 pm

Entertainment

Beatles documentary to be directed by Ron Howard

Beatles documentary to be directed by Ron Howard

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is to direct a documentary about the early years of the Beatles. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2014  04:06 pm

Jennifer Lopez cancels performance at World Cup in Brazil

Jennifer Lopez cancels performance at World Cup in Brazil

If you were hoping to watch Jennifer Lopez perform in Thursdays World Cup opening ceremony, youre out of luck. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 9, 2014  08:22 pm

Lankan lover demands claims from Aishwarya Rai

Lankan lover demands claims from Aishwarya Rai

A resident of Taiwan who is of Sri Lankan origin, Niroshan Devapriya has alleged that he was in a romantic relationship with the Bachchan bahu before her marriage. Not only this, Devapriya has also demanded claims for causing him mental stress. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 9, 2014  03:04 pm

Peter Jackson changes third Hobbit film title

Peter Jackson changes third Hobbit film title

Director Peter Jackson has changed the title of the final film in his Hobbit trilogy from There and Back Again to The Battle of the Five Armies. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 25, 2014  09:24 pm

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YouTube to buy Twitch for $1 billion - report

YouTube to buy Twitch for $1 billion - report

Google has reached a deal to buy game livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, according to a report by Variety. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 19, 2014  09:57 am

Apple wins close to $120M in patent lawsuit against Samsung

Apple wins close to $120M in patent lawsuit against Samsung

Samsung was ordered Friday to pay Apple $119.6 million after a California jury determined the South Korea-based company guilty of infringing Apples patents, Reuters reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 5, 2014  03:52 pm

Android app pirates plead guilty to copyright infringement

Android app pirates plead guilty to copyright infringement

The US Department of Justice has broken new ground when it comes to prosecuting counterfeit mobile app distributors. For the first time, the government has convicted two men for illegally selling copies of copyrighted apps. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 25, 2014  04:55 pm

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 smartphone

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 smartphone

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 smartphone - an improved, but not radically different, successor to last years Galaxy S4. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 25, 2014  02:54 pm

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No recount please

All candidates who had contested for the Colombo District from the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) were called to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) headquarters in Colombo last Wednesday ...

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(0)Comments | April 10, 2014  3:40 pm

Hambantota difficult to clear

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who hosted the chief editors and media heads for his monthly breakfast meeting on Thursday (24), was asked about the attack on a group of UNP Parliamentarians which took place in Hambantota recently ...

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(0)Comments | April 27, 2014  3:28 pm

President No-Balls Sanath

Sri Lankas most senior cricketers Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara had strongly criticised the countrys cricket administration, upon returning to the country after winning the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh ...

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