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National Drug Policy Bill passed in Parliament

National Drug Policy Bill passed in Parliament

The National Medicine Regulatory Authority Bill which was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday has been passed with amendments in parliament with a majority of 67 votes. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 6, 2015  3:36 pm

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Dr Chris Nonis appointed Presidential Adviser

Dr Chris Nonis appointed Presidential Adviser

Former Sri Lankan High Commissioner to UK Dr Chris Nonis has been appointed as Adviser to the President on International Affairs, the Presidents Media Division said.

(0)Comments | March 6, 2015  7:29 pm

MRs message read at rally in Kandy

MRs message read at rally in Kandy

A message from former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was read at the public rally currently being held in Kandy. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 6, 2015  5:20 pm

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Sri Lanka

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Sri Lanka

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in the island today on a two-day official visit, in preparation for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit later this month. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 6, 2015  5:04 pm

UN calls for increase in womens political representation in Sri Lanka

UN calls for increase in womens political representation in Sri Lanka

The United Nations today urged all political parties in Sri Lanka to take steps necessary to increase the number of women being nominated for elected bodies. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 6, 2015  4:58 pm

Tissa files petition against expulsion from UNP

Tissa files petition against expulsion from UNP

Former Health Minister Tissa Attanayake today filed a petition before the Supreme Court challenging the cancellation of his party membership by the United National Party (UNP). MORE..

| March 6, 2015  4:06 pm

Modi free to visit any part of Sri Lanka - Ranil

Modi free to visit any part of Sri Lanka - Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Friday that the Government of Sri Lanka and its people are eagerly looking forward to Indian Prime MInister Narendra Modis visit to the island-nation next week. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 6, 2015  3:29 pm

Public opinion cant be changed with threats Rajapaksa

Public opinion cant be changed with threats  Rajapaksa

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that public opinion cannot be changed with threats and intimidation and that it is wrong to prohibit SLFP members from attending rallies organized by other political parties. MORE..

video (0)Comments | March 6, 2015  3:16 pm

Yoshitha transferred to Navy HQ

Yoshitha transferred to Navy HQ

Yoshitha Rajapaksa who was attached to former President Mahinda Rajapaksas security division has been transferred to Navy Headquarters with effect from March 9, Navy spokesman told Ada Derana. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 6, 2015  1:32 pm

Sunday Leader tenders unconditional apology to Gotabaya

Sunday Leader tenders unconditional apology to Gotabaya

The Sunday Leader has tendered an unconditional apology to former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in courts for a defamatory publication regarding MiG aircraft purchases. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 6, 2015  1:25 pm

Probes launched into corruption charges against Johnston, Rishad

Probes launched into corruption charges against Johnston, Rishad

Former Minister Johnston Fernando has submitted his assets declaration to the Bribery Commission, in connection with a complaint lodged against him before the anti-graft panel. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 6, 2015  11:56 am

Two cops suspended after suspects suicide

Two cops suspended after suspects suicide

A Sergeant and Constable attached to Dummalasuriya Police have been suspended following the alleged suicide of a suspect inside a jail cell at the police station. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 6, 2015  11:50 am

TN wants bilateral fishermen talks with SL after mid-March

TN wants bilateral fishermen talks with SL after mid-March

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs is working on fixing a fresh date for holding third round of talks between fishermen of Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu after the State government informed that it would be difficult to host it on March 11 as proposed by the island nation. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 6, 2015  10:40 am

Canada spent $600,000 on MV Sun Sea before deciding to scrap

Canada spent $600,000 on MV Sun Sea before deciding to scrap

Almost five years after a derelict cargo ship with 492 Sri Lankan migrants arrived off the B.C. coast, prompting a change in Canadas immigration laws, the government has failed to find a buyer for the vessel. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 6, 2015  9:57 am

Sri Lanka keen on Indian investment - CB chief

Sri Lanka keen on Indian investment - CB chief

Signalling potentially closer economic ties with India, Sri Lanka has invited several top Indian companies to invest in major projects in the island nation, particularly for collaborations in the manufacturing sector. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 6, 2015  7:15 am

UN rights chief urges Sri Lanka not to repeat failures of the past

UN rights chief urges Sri Lanka not to repeat failures of the past

The United Nations top human rights official today urged the Sri Lankan Government to consult deeply with the people, particularly victims of the war, in order to design mechanisms that will work and not repeat the failures of the past. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 5, 2015  10:16 pm
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Sports

Karunaratne out of World Cup with broken finger

Karunaratne out of World Cup with broken finger

Sri Lanka batsman Dimuth Karunaratne has been ruled out of the World Cup after a fracturing the little finger on his left hand at practice in Sydney.

(0)Comments | March 5, 2015  3:43 pm

Australia hits highest World Cup total of 417

Australia hits highest World Cup total of 417

Australia hit the highest World Cup score in tournament history on Wednesday when they made 417-6 against Afghanistan at the WACA in Perth.

(0)Comments | March 4, 2015  4:41 pm

Seekkuge called up as cover for injured Herath

Seekkuge called up as cover for injured Herath

Sri Lanka have called up Seekkuge Prasanna as World Cup cover for injured spinner Rangana Herath, the countrys cricket board announced on Tuesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 3, 2015  11:27 am

Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh by 92 runs

Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh by 92 runs

Lasith Malinga picked up 3 wickets to regain lost form as Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 92 runs in their World Cup Pool A clash following a commanding display in Melbourne. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  4:53 pm

Butterfingered Tigers to chase 333

Butterfingered Tigers to chase 333

Tilakratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara made an epic double century stand to grave Bangladesh under the mountain of runs at the crucial world cup tie against Bangladesh.

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  12:59 pm

Entertainment

Lady Gaga engaged to actor Taylor Kinney

Lady Gaga engaged to actor Taylor Kinney

Lady Gaga and her longtime boyfriend, actor Taylor Kinney, have become engaged, the singer said on social media on Monday.

(0)Comments | February 17, 2015  01:20 pm

Basker & Shashikala win Derana City of Dance Season 5

Basker & Shashikala win Derana City of Dance  Season 5

Basker & Shashikala were adjudged the winners Derana City of Dance Season 05 in the grand finale held at the Maharagama Youth Center on Saturday (Feb. 07). MORE..

(0)Comments | February 8, 2015  12:33 am

Tamil writer quits after book sparks protests in India

Tamil writer quits after book sparks protests in India

An Indian novelist went into hiding and said he has quit writing after his latest book about a womans efforts to get pregnant with a stranger sparked virulent protests by right-wing Hindu and caste groups. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 24, 2015  01:52 pm

Boyhood tops Golden Globes, Grand Budapest upsets

Boyhood tops Golden Globes, Grand Budapest upsets

Hollywood toasted free speech in its myriad forms, from Je Suis Charlie tributes to George Clooney punchlines, at an earnest Golden Globes on Sunday, where the tender coming-of-age drama Boyhood topped all films. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 12, 2015  11:48 am

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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..

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  11:27 am

Google translate adds 10 more languages, including Sinhala

Google translate adds 10 more languages, including Sinhala

Google has added support for 10 more languages to Google Translate, allowing an additional 200 million people to translate text to and from their native languages. Support for the 10 new languages is now live on the Google Translate web portal, and Google says that support will reach mobile apps shortly. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 13, 2014  10:24 am

Sri Lankas Mogo Reader among 9 global finalists

Sri Lankas Mogo Reader among 9 global finalists

The use of new media to fulfill day to day news requirements has been rapidly increasing in the past two decades. Researchers have found that the young generation tends to get their news through new media elements, proving the much talked decline on usage of newspapers, radio, and now even televisions. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 29, 2014  05:39 pm

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A good lesson for others cops

A group of police officers apologized to several MPs including Vijitha Herath and Arjuna Ranatunga following a hearing at the Supreme Court on October 07, pertaining to an incident which had taken place in 2010. ...

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(0)Comments | October 14, 2014  12:35 pm

Still no invitation for Gota

Speculation has been rife regarding a possible calling for Sri Lanka powerful Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to enter into mainstream politics, following in the footsteps ...

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(0)Comments | August 11, 2014  2:18 pm

Kodikara for President

After the President had made his announcement, Western Provincial Council Minister Upali Kodikara posed a question to the party leader. Sir, will there be a problem ...

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