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Media has become biggest threat to free media - PM

Media has become biggest threat to free media - PM

The biggest threats to the free media environment existing today is also coming from the media and not from anyone else, says Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. MORE..

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Free entry to Southern Expressway on May 01

Free entry to Southern Expressway on May 01

Vehicles will be allowed to use the Southern Expressway free of charge from 6.00am to 12 midnight tomorrow (01) due to May Day celebrations, the Chairman of the Road Development Authority (RDA) Nihal Suriyarachchi said.

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Three shot dead in Tirappane

Three shot dead in Tirappane

Three persons have been found shot dead at Tirappane in Anuradhapura, Police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE..

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Federal system not meant to divide Sri Lanka - Wigneswaran

Federal system not meant to divide Sri Lanka - Wigneswaran

The chief minister of Sri Lankas Tamil-dominated Northern Province has said that the long-sought federal system in the North and the East to devolve power will not lead to the division of the country. MORE..

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Special traffic plan for May Day celebrations

Special traffic plan for May Day celebrations

A special traffic plan will be implemented in and around the areas where May Day parades and rallies will be held tomorrow (May 01) between 9.00am and 5.00pm, police said. MORE..

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Woman stabs husband to death as he slept, calls police

Woman stabs husband to death as he slept, calls police

An individual has been murdered while he slept allegedly by his wife in the Udawalawa area in Embilipitiya this morning. MORE..

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Another Pakistani drug mule arrested with heroin

Another Pakistani drug mule arrested with heroin

A Pakistani national has been arrested after smuggling heroin into the country by concealing the narcotics in his stomach, the second drug mule arrest within 24 hours. MORE..

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Man shot dead in Mulleriyawa

Man shot dead in Mulleriyawa

A person has been shot and killed in the Pethiyagoda area in Mulleriyawa. Police said that the shooting was carried out by three unidentified men on two motorcycles and that they immediately fled the scene. MORE..

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Malaysian team to promote trade with Sri Lanka

Malaysian team to promote trade with Sri Lanka

Malaysias Minister of International Trade and Industry Mustapa Mohamed will lead a trade and investment mission to India and Sri Lanka from May 1-6 in a continuous effort to promote Malaysia as a profit and regional centre for businesses and investments. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 30, 2016  10:44 am

TN fishermen threaten massive protests against arrests by Sri Lanka

TN fishermen threaten massive protests against arrests by Sri Lanka

Fishermen in Tamil Nadu threatened massive protests demanding immediate release of their peers arrested by Sri Lanka on Wednesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 30, 2016  12:49 am

Court prevents Joint Opposition from entering Shalika grounds

Court prevents Joint Opposition from entering Shalika grounds

An interim order has been issued by Court preventing members of the Joint Opposition and SLTB trade unions from entering Shalika Grounds in Narahenpita for 14 days from today, police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE..

| April 29, 2016  6:13 pm

I will quit as Minister if Mahinda comes to Galle - Dayasiri

I will quit as Minister if Mahinda comes to Galle - Dayasiri

Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara today accused former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa of fulfilling a contract for the United National Party (UNP) with the assistance of a neighboring country. MORE..

video (0)Comments | April 29, 2016  5:33 pm

SC grants leave to proceed with petitions seeking immediate LG polls

SC grants leave to proceed with petitions seeking immediate LG polls

Supreme Court today granted leave to proceed with the Fundamental Rights applications filed by 18 former UPFA local councillors compelling the Elections Commission to hold Local Government polls.

| April 29, 2016  4:16 pm

Pakistani youth arrested with heroin haul at hotel

Pakistani youth arrested with heroin haul at hotel

A Pakistani national has been arrested by the Police Narcotics Bureau for the possession of a large quantity of heroin following a raid carried out at a hotel in the Kollupitiya area. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 29, 2016  2:19 pm

Four cops including SI interdicted over Dambulla bar fight

Four cops including SI interdicted over Dambulla bar fight

Four police officers including a Sub-Inspector (SI) attached to the Dambulla Police Station have been interdicted in connection with an altercation which had occurred at a restaurant. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 29, 2016  1:53 pm

All Share Price Index crosses 6,500 mark

All Share Price Index crosses 6,500 mark

The All Share Price Index of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) crossed the 6,500 mark moving up 58 points today as Sri Lanka reached as agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for USD 1.5 billion loan facility.

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Sports

Royal wins 1st leg of Bradby Shield

Royal wins 1st leg of Bradby Shield

Royal College Beat Trinity College Kandy 22-17 in the first leg of the 72nd Bradby Shield encounter played at Royal Sports Complex in Colombo on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 30, 2016  8:21 pm

Transition? Thats just an excuse for failure, Mahela blasts

  Transition? Thats just an excuse for failure, Mahela blasts

Mahela Jayawardene feels that saying Sri Lankan cricket is going through a transition period is not an excuse for the poor performance of the team recently. MORE..

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Sri Lanka announce Test squad for England tour

Sri Lanka announce Test squad for England tour

Sri Lanka Cricket has announced a 17-member squad for their tour of England in May. Dasun Shanaka and Dhananjaya de Silva are the two young faces named in the Test squad.

(0)Comments | April 28, 2016  12:10 pm

New selection committee headed by Jayasuriya

New selection committee headed by Jayasuriya

Sri Lanka Cricket today confirmed the reappointment of Sanath Jayasuriya as chief selector, a little more than a year since he stepped down from the post. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 27, 2016  8:41 pm

ICC recognizes Thilanga as SLC chief

ICC recognizes Thilanga as SLC chief

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has recognized and allowed the SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala to represent Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) at the ICC board meeting held in Dubai. MORE..

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Entertainment

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

Organisers postpone AR Rahmans concert in Sri Lanka

Organisers postpone AR Rahmans concert in Sri Lanka

Two time Oscar-winning musician AR Rahman has been forced to postpone his Sri Lanka concert, which was earlier scheduled to take place on 23rd of April. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 7, 2016  02:29 pm

Spotify raises $1 Billion in debt financing

Spotify raises $1 Billion in debt financing

Music-streaming site Spotify AB has raised $1 billion in convertible debt from investors, a deal that extends the money-losing companys runway but comes with some strict guarantees, people familiar with the matter said. MORE..

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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

Sri Lankan IT industry leverages niche appeal

Sri Lankan IT industry leverages niche appeal

Consistently ranked as a top global destination for business process outsourcing (BPO) and IT, Sri Lankas tech services industry has grown substantially in recent years, with high expectations and ambitious targets going forward. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 23, 2016  05:09 pm

Huawei officially launches P9, P9 plus with Leica dual camera lens

Huawei officially launches P9, P9 plus with Leica dual camera lens

After over a month of speculations, rumors, and leaked images, the Huawei P9 has finally launched. It didnt arrive alone as the Chinese OEM surprised us with a Plus version. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 7, 2016  01:52 pm

WhatsApp toughens encryption to step up privacy

WhatsApp toughens encryption to step up privacy

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has strengthened the encryption of its widely used instant messaging app, a development that in theory makes it harder for law enforcement to gain access to communications. MORE..

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