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Protect media freedom to safeguard democracy - Mahinda

Protect media freedom to safeguard democracy - Mahinda

In a bid to safeguard the democracy, all should learn to respect media freedom, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. MORE...

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Special program to issue ID cards for flood, landslide affected

Special program to issue ID cards for flood, landslide affected

A special program is underway to issue national identity cards and birth certificates free of charge to displaced people who lost them in floods and landslides, Minister of Home Affairs Vajira Abeywardena says. MORE...

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GMOA to launch strike on May 31

GMOA to launch strike on May 31

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has decided to stage a token strike on Tuesday (May 31) over alleged irregularities when preparing the list for post-internship appointments by relevant authorities. MORE..

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G7 invite a clear signal of positive conditions in Sri Lanka - report

G7 invite a clear signal of positive conditions in Sri Lanka - report

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived this morning (May 26) in Nagoya in Southern Japan to participate in the G 7 Outreach Summit in Ise-Shima, an exotic island south of Nagoya. MORE..

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Anura Senanayake further remanded

Anura Senanayake further remanded

Former Senior DIG Anura Senanayake, who was arrested for allegedly withholding evidences in the murder case of national Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, has been further remanded until June 09. MORE...

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34 TN fishermen released by Lanka return home

34 TN fishermen released by Lanka return home

Thirty-four Tamil Nadu fishermen, released by Sri Lankan courts after being detained by the island nation Navy last month, arrived at nearby Karaikal Port in India today. MORE...

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Two Sri Lankans arrested in Chennai

Two Sri Lankans arrested in Chennai

The Indian Q Branch CID police in Coimbatore arrested four persons, including a Sri Lankan refugee, a Sri Lankan national and two residents of Chennai on Tuesday. MORE...

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Govt. to set up office to probe people missing in conflict - report

Govt. to set up office to probe people missing in conflict - report

Sri Lanka will set up an office to independently investigate the cases of thousands of missing people, the government said, in a move to address alleged human rights violations during its long conflict with Tamil Tiger rebels, the Reuters reported. MORE...

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Tri-Forces to shun EP Chief Minister

Tri-Forces to shun EP Chief Minister

The Tri-Forces have decided not to attend any functions attended by the Eastern Province Chief Minister and has prohibited him from entering any of their camps. MORE...

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OICs wife and daughter stabbed by son-in-law

OICs wife and daughter stabbed by son-in-law

In a shocking incident, 20-year-old daughter of the OIC of Horowpathana Police has been hacked to death on Thursday (26) morning, police said. MORE...

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Harin Fernando apologizes to parliament for words he used

Harin Fernando apologizes to parliament for words he used

Minister Harin Fernando today apologized to parliament over some of the words he used in House this week. MORE...

video (0)Comments | May 25, 2016  5:04 pm

Govt. acquires Rs.10 billion through insurance scheme to help flood, landslide affected

Govt. acquires Rs.10 billion  through insurance scheme to help flood, landslide affected

Owners whose properties completely or partially damaged due to floods, landslides should inform and register with relevant Grama Niladhari officers, the Government Information Department announced today. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2016  4:48 pm

Lawyer files case at SC against cop for obstructing duty

Lawyer files case at SC against cop for obstructing duty

The Supreme Court granted leave to proceed with a case filed by a lawyer from the Bandarawela Bar against the acting OIC of the Welimada police, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2016  3:35 pm

Sri Lanka seeking to borrow $3.5 bln through foreign debt

Sri Lanka seeking to borrow $3.5 bln through foreign debt

Sri Lanka is in the process of borrowing up to $3.5 billion from foreign sources via syndicated loans, sovereign bonds, and sukuk, the countrys finance minister said on Wednesday. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2016  1:36 pm

Taliban name new leader after Mansours death

Taliban name new leader after Mansours death

The Afghan Taliban has named Haibatullah Akhunzada as its new leader after Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone strike. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 25, 2016  1:33 pm

FSP members Pubudu Jayagoda and Sujith Kuruwita arrested

FSP members Pubudu Jayagoda and Sujith Kuruwita arrested

Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) Secretary Pubudu Jayagoda and member Sujith Kuruwita has been arrested by the Maradana police this morning (25). MORE...

video (0)Comments | May 25, 2016  12:01 pm

Sports

Chaminda Bandara replaces Chameera for England Tour

Chaminda Bandara replaces Chameera for England Tour

Left arm fast bowler Chaminda Bandara has been named as the replacement to England Tour to fill the position of Dushmantha Chameera, the Sports Minister said.

(0)Comments | May 25, 2016  12:10 pm

Chameera ruled out of England Tests

Chameera ruled out of England Tests

Sri Lanka fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera has been ruled out of the England tour after suffering a stress fracture to his lower back.

(0)Comments | May 24, 2016  10:22 am

England beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs in Headingley

England beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs in Headingley

England fast bowler James Anderson took five wickets to inspire the hosts to a crushing victory over Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs in the first test in Leeds on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 21, 2016  10:34 pm

Sri Lanka all out for 91 in first test

Sri Lanka all out for 91 in first test

Jimmy Anderson put on a swing-bowling clinic after Jonny Bairstow struck his second Test century to leave England in complete control of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 21, 2016  10:27 am

England 298 all out against Sri Lanka

England 298 all out against Sri Lanka

England, after losing the toss, were bowled out for 298 in their first innings by Sri Lanka on the second day of the first Test at Headingley on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 20, 2016  8:26 pm

Entertainment

Ondaatje prize shortlist spans globe from Ireland to Sri Lanka

Ondaatje prize shortlist spans globe from Ireland to Sri Lanka

From a poetry collection about rural Ireland to a tour of modern Russia dubbed an anti-travelogue, six books have been shortlisted for one of the UKs more unusual literary prizes: the RSL Ondaatje award, which goes to the book which best evokes the spirit of a place. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 10, 2016  06:10 pm

Alden Ehrenreich to play young Han Solo in Star Wars prequel film

Alden Ehrenreich to play young Han Solo in Star Wars prequel film

After a lengthy search and many rumoured short lists, Disney and LucasFilm have found their Han Solo in the form of Hail, Caesar! actor Alden Ehrenreich. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 6, 2016  05:39 pm

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

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Meet Viv, the new voice assistant from the creators of Siri

Meet Viv, the new voice assistant from the creators of Siri

Siri made the iPhone more responsive with artificial intelligence, but now its founders want to put AI in every device you own. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 10, 2016  06:21 pm

Mobile phones dont cause brain cancer after all: study

Mobile phones dont cause brain cancer after all: study

Weve all been told a lot of things that may or may not be true over the course of our lives: dont swim for an hour after eating, drink water upside down to cure hiccups and cell phones cause brain cancer.

(0)Comments | May 9, 2016  03:02 pm

Battlefield 1 officially announced

Battlefield 1 officially announced

EA has officially announced the next game in the Battlefield series: Battlefield 1. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 7, 2016  03:31 pm

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

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