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Sirisena pitches for early Parliamentary elections

Sirisena pitches for early Parliamentary elections

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has apparently decided to order early Parliamentary elections in the hope that it will yield a Legislature which will enable him to fulfill his poll promises, informed sources said. This is after he found the current Parliament to be a hard nut to crack. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2015  11:39 am

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Sobitha Thera to stage sathyagraha till 19 A passes in Parliament

 Sobitha Thera to stage sathyagraha till 19 A passes in Parliament

Chief Incumbent of the Naga Vihara in Kotte and leader of the National Movement for a Just Society, Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, is about to stage a Sathyagraha on Monday (27) morning, in a bid to urge the authorities to enact the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2015  11:32 pm

Nepal earthquake: Special operation unit setup

Nepal earthquake: Special operation unit setup

24 hour special operation unit setup for info on Lankans in Nepal & aid for quake victims. Tel Nos 011- 2136136 or 2136255- Disaster Management Centre

(0)Comments | April 26, 2015  8:24 pm

Different groups responsible for disappearances: panel

Different groups responsible for disappearances: panel

At least four different groups including Sri Lankas security forces and the LTTE were responsible for the disappearances of hundreds of persons during the countrys deadly civil war, an enquiry commission has found. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2015  5:36 pm

JHU extends its support to 19 A

JHU extends its support to 19 A

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) on Sunday (26) announced that the party has decided to extend its support to pass the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2015  5:17 pm

TNA MPs appeal party leader to re-consider decision on the 19 A

TNA MPs appeal party leader to re-consider decision on the 19 A

A group of Parliamentarians attached to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on Sunday (26) appealed the party leader to re-consider its decision to support the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2015  4:16 pm

Earthquake aftershock hits Nepal and India, magnitude 6.7

Earthquake aftershock hits Nepal and India, magnitude 6.7

A strong earthquake aftershock struck India and Nepal today, shaking buildings in New Delhi and triggering an avalanche in the Himalayas. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2015  2:06 pm

Rescue teams fly Nepal to assist earthquake victims

Rescue teams fly Nepal to assist earthquake victims

The first segment of the emergency rescue and relief contingent of 44 Army personnel and 4 Civil Medical Consultants, aboard an SLAF flight, left the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport for the earthquake-struck Nepal on Sunday morning (26). MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2015  12:20 pm

One killed, 13 more injured in Dambulla crash

One killed, 13 more injured in Dambulla crash

One person was killed and at least 13 others were injured following a road accident involving two vehicles, in wee hours of Sunday (26), the police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2015  11:18 am

Nepal earthquake: medical volunteers wanted

Nepal earthquake: medical volunteers wanted

The Prime Ministers Office says that doctors, nurses and paramedics who wish to volunteer their services in Nepal may contact 0712492884 for more details.

(0)Comments | April 26, 2015  10:20 am

More than 1,800 killed by 7.8-magnitude quake in Nepal

More than 1,800 killed by 7.8-magnitude quake in Nepal

At nightfall, Nepals capital became a tent city, as thousands of residents displaced by Saturdays devastating earthquake stayed in their dark gardens and out on the cracked streets and lanes, afraid to go back inside because of waves of aftershocks. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2015  7:46 am

AUDIO: Sri Lanka dispatches emergency relief assistance to Nepal, creates hotline

AUDIO: Sri Lanka dispatches emergency relief assistance to Nepal, creates hotline

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu has established a hotline for any inquiries regarding Sri Lankan nationals residing Nepal, in wake of the powerful earthquake that shook the country and Northern India. MORE..

video (0)Comments | April 25, 2015  8:34 pm

Sri Lankan woman arrested smuggling gold into India

Sri Lankan woman arrested smuggling gold into India

Indian customs officials have arrested a Sri Lankan woman who smuggled gold weighing nearly one kilogram into the country by concealing it under her garments. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 25, 2015  6:25 pm

Amnesty for army absentees ends

Amnesty for army absentees ends

The recently declared General Amnesty period of Sri Lanka Army has come to an end today (25th April 2015), said Military Spokesperson, Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera while speaking to the media. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 25, 2015  5:15 pm

AUDIO: Nepal earthquake kills atleast 449, triggers avalanches

AUDIO: Nepal earthquake kills atleast 449, triggers avalanches

(UPFATE) The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu says that so far there have been no reports of Sri Lankan nationals in Nepal being affected by the earthquake. MORE..

video (0)Comments | April 25, 2015  4:52 pm

Eight injured after tree falls on two homes

Eight injured after tree falls on two homes

At least 8 persons have been hospitalised due to injuries after a large tree collapsed on two houses at the Drayton Estate in Kotagala, Hatton. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 25, 2015  3:32 pm
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Kevin Pietersen: Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara backs star batsman for England return

Kevin Pietersen: Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara backs star batsman for England return

Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara has backed Surrey teammate Kevin Pietersen to make a return to the England Test side. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 22, 2015  10:58 am

Sports Minister defends interim cricket body after ICC threat

Sports Minister defends interim cricket body after ICC threat

Sri Lankas sports minister Navin Dissanayake on Friday defended his decision to appoint an interim committee to oversee cricket, saying it was his sovereign right

(0)Comments | April 19, 2015  11:34 am

ICC to seek explanation from Sports Minister

ICC to seek explanation from Sports Minister

The International Cricket Council (ICC) says that it will seek a full and proper explanation from the Sports Minister of Sri Lanka, Navin Dissanayake regarding the governments recent intervention in Sri Lanka Cricket. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 16, 2015  7:05 pm

Woutersz appointed new manager of Sri Lanka cricket team

Woutersz appointed new manager of Sri Lanka cricket team

Sri Lankas cricket officials have named former first-class player and broadcaster Jeryl Woutersz as the new manager of the national team the latest in a series of changes made in recent weeks. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 10, 2015  5:45 pm

Cricket great Richie Benaud dies aged 84

Cricket great Richie Benaud dies aged 84

Former Australia cricket captain and legendary commentator Richie Benaud has been remembered as a national treasure following his death at 84. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 10, 2015  12:07 pm

Entertainment

Samurai Ghost: Photo shows mysterious boots behind girl

Samurai Ghost: Photo shows mysterious boots behind girl

This photo of a four-year-old girl on a beach in Zushi, Japan, seems innocent until you look closely behind her legs and back. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2015  07:36 am

Sri Lankan students film to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Sri Lankan students film to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Charmini Peli Kankanamalage is terrified she stole something from her child. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 16, 2015  02:03 pm

Sri Lankan scientists reveal method to eat rice and lose weight

Sri Lankan scientists reveal method to eat rice and lose weight

Are you avoiding rice to control your weight? You may soon get to relish your favourite rice delicacies as introducing a little change in cooking methods can cut calorie content by half, researchers say. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 24, 2015  03:45 pm

Disrobed monk among Mars One Mission finalists

Disrobed monk among Mars One Mission finalists

Mars, it has been the center of many sci-fi movies and books, and now theres a group making plans to colonize the planet. There are 100 candidates to make the one-way trip on the Mars One Mission and one of them lives in Sarasota. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 24, 2015  11:49 am

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Worlds first self-powered video camera developed

Worlds first self-powered video camera developed

The worlds first self-powered video camera that runs without a battery and can produce an image each second has been developed by researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 16, 2015  04:11 pm

Sri Lanka develops cheap rainfall forecasting device

Sri Lanka develops cheap rainfall forecasting device

Scientists in Sri Lanka have developed mobile weather stations capable of capturing and transmitting near real-time rainfall data. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 19, 2015  10:54 am

The Brave New World of Windows 10

The Brave New World of Windows 10

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a slew of new features and capabilities coming in Windows 10: the convergence of the desktop and mobile; the advent of the killer universal app; more power and features for personal digital assistant Cortana.....

(0)Comments | January 24, 2015  02:32 pm

Android One program expands to Sri Lanka

Android One program expands to Sri Lanka

Google on Monday announced that Android One phones are finally ready to debut outside the Indian market. Select Android One smartphones will be released in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka in the coming weeks. MORE..

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