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Prabhakarans bodyguard in election fray

Prabhakarans bodyguard in election fray

Sivanathan Navindra alias Venthan, a former bodyguard of the slain Tamil Tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is among nine ex-Tiger militants contesting the August 17 Sri Lankan parliamentary elections from the Jaffna-Kilinochchi electoral district as members of a new outfit, Crusaders for Democracy (CFD), the New India Express reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 3, 2015  12:19 pm

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Ravi Jayawardena to assume duties as SLRC chairman?

Ravi Jayawardena to assume duties as SLRC chairman?

Ravi Jayawardena, who is a Director and Current Affairs head of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC), will likely be appointed as the new Chairman of the Corporation, a source told Ada Derana. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 3, 2015  1:18 pm

Colombo Kandy Expressway construction begins today

Colombo Kandy Expressway construction begins today

The first phase of the construction of the Colombo Kandy Expressway will commence today (3) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 3, 2015  11:31 am

Bloemendal shooting: Another succumbs to injuries

Bloemendal shooting: Another succumbs to injuries

Another person injured during the shooting incident at Bloemendal Road last Friday has succumbed to his injuries. The injured person was receiving treatment at the National hospital at the time of his demise. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 3, 2015  10:03 am

Lakshman Wasantha Perera arrested

Lakshman Wasantha Perera arrested

(Update) Former MP Lakshman Wasantha Perera has been arrested after he surrendered to police over an alleged assault, the Police Spokesman told Ada Derana. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 3, 2015  7:52 am

Sri Lankan arrested in TN attempting to illegally leave for SL

Sri Lankan arrested in TN attempting to illegally leave for SL

The Tamil Nadu Q Branch police arrested a Sri Lankan, who attempted to clandestinely leave for Sri Lanka by taking an illegal boat ride from Mandapam near Tamil Nadu. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 3, 2015  7:41 am

Free domestic power supply for resettled families in the North and East

Free domestic power supply for resettled families in the North and East

The Government has taken steps to restore provision of electricity connections free of charge to 20,000 resettled families in the North and to grant an additional allocation of Rs. 105 million to facilitate free domestic power supply connection to 5000 resettled families in 2015.

(0)Comments | August 2, 2015  10:38 pm

Pramitha Tennakoon arrested

Pramitha Tennakoon arrested

The Dambulla police on Sunday (3) arrested Central Provincial Minister Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon over an alleged assaulting incident. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 2, 2015  5:23 pm

Counterfeit racket operated through SL busted

Counterfeit racket operated through SL busted

Six members of a 16-strong gang have been arrested in various parts of Ramanathapuram, India over the past three days, including one today, in connection with smuggling of fake Indian currency - some of which were allegedly printed in Pakistan - from Sri Lanka, police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 2, 2015  4:59 pm

Fraud and corruption led to economic downturn, says Ravi

Fraud and corruption led to economic downturn, says Ravi

Finance minister Ravi karunanayke said that the wrong economic policies by the previous government embedded with corruption and frauds resulted in the continuous deterioration of the government revenue and the agro based economy as well. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 2, 2015  3:53 pm

20 injured in Gampola lorry accident

20 injured in Gampola lorry accident

At least 20 persons were injured and hospitalized after a speeding lorry veered off the road and turned over on Gampola to Gelioya road, the police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 2, 2015  2:30 pm

Five Indians held for kidney change in Sri Lanka

Five Indians held for kidney change in Sri Lanka

The Special Task Force of the Crime Branch in India has arrested five persons of a family from Berhampur, including a woman, in connection with an illegal kidney transplantation carried out at a hospital in Colombo recently. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 2, 2015  1:09 pm

Im ready to sacrifice my life to save Ranil, says Sajith

Im ready to sacrifice my life to save Ranil, says Sajith

Im even ready to sacrifice my life in a bid to save the Prime Minister in any situation, Deputy Leader of the United National Party (UNP), Sajith Premadasa, said. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 2, 2015  11:49 am

Postal voting for parliamentary elections tomorrow

Postal voting for parliamentary elections tomorrow

Police officers and teachers of state schools will be allowed to cast their postal ballot on August 3, the Election Department said. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 2, 2015  10:10 am

NFF urges Sushma to secure release of fishermen

NFF urges Sushma to secure release of fishermen

The National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) has appealed to Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take effort to release 40 Indian fishermen who have been languishing in the prisons of Sri Lanka, the Hindu newspaper reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 2, 2015  9:57 am

President appoints ambassadors for task force to combat kidney disease

President appoints ambassadors for task force to combat kidney disease

President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday named Muttiah Muralitharan,T.M.Dilshan as Brand Ambassadors (KIDS) for the Presidential Task Force to combat kidney disease.

(0)Comments | August 1, 2015  7:20 pm

Sports

 Pakistan crush Lanka to claim T20 series

Pakistan crush Lanka to claim T20 series

Smoking batsmanship of Anwar Ali, Pakistan pulverized Sri Lanka by one wicket in the second Twenty20 international in Colombo on Saturday to sweep the two-match series.

(0)Comments | August 1, 2015  11:09 pm

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 29 runs in 1st T20

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 29 runs in 1st T20

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 29 runs in the first T20 of the two-match series in Colombo on Thursday. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 30, 2015  10:47 pm

Sepp Blatter deserves Nobel Prize - Putin

Sepp Blatter deserves Nobel Prize - Putin

Fifa president Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize, says Russian president Vladimir Putin. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 28, 2015  12:53 pm

Sri Lanka make record 368-4 against Pakistan

Sri Lanka make record 368-4 against Pakistan

Kusal Perera struck 116 off 109 balls and Tillakaratne Dilshan joined the 10,000-run ODI club as Sri Lanka piled up a record 368-4 in the fifth one-dayer against Pakistan on Sunday.

(0)Comments | July 26, 2015  7:16 pm

Malinga dropped as Sri Lanka opt to bat

Malinga dropped as Sri Lanka opt to bat

Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lanka captain, won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in their fifth and final One-Day International in Hambantota on Sunday (July 26).

(0)Comments | July 26, 2015  2:46 pm

Entertainment

Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear team sign deal with Amazon

Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear team sign deal with Amazon

Jeremy Clarkson and his fellow Top Gear presenters announced on Thursday that they have signed a deal with Amazon to produce a new motoring show. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 30, 2015  05:22 pm

Rapper/Producer DeLon is proud to rep his Sri Lankan heritage

Rapper/Producer DeLon is proud to rep his Sri Lankan heritage

Producer, rapper and DJ DeLon might have cut his teeth at rap competitions in Compton and South Central. But hes a son of Sri Lanka at his core. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 28, 2015  05:18 pm

Whitney Houstons daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown dies at 22

Whitney Houstons daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown dies at 22

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, has died aged 22, a family representative has said. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 28, 2015  12:38 pm

Harper Lees Go Set a Watchman sets record

Harper Lees Go Set a Watchman sets record

Harper Lees much-anticipated second novel, Go Set a Watchman, has set a first-day sales record at Barnes & Noble and is the nations top selling book on Amazon.com. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2015  01:03 pm

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Chamath Palihapitiya helped Sri Lanka get Googles Internet balloons

Chamath Palihapitiya helped Sri Lanka get Googles Internet balloons

The entire island country of Sri Lanka could soon get free Internet beamed down from Google Loon balloons, and it might not have happened without one of the co-owners of the Golden State Warriors. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 30, 2015  10:56 am

UNDP Sri Lanka hosts 32 young trilingual Unlocked bloggers

UNDP Sri Lanka hosts 32 young trilingual Unlocked bloggers

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sri Lanka conducted an interactive blogging workshop for the selected 32 young bloggers as they gear to take the Youth and Development agenda forward under the Unlocked Project. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 23, 2015  01:28 pm

Apple and Samsung to make the traditional SIM card disappear

Apple and Samsung to make the traditional SIM card disappear

The SIM card as we know it is about to disappear forever. Apple and Samsung are in talks with the GSM Association (GSMA) about plans to launch electronic, embedded SIM cards to replace the traditional, removable SIM card. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2015  01:13 pm

Microsoft aims to boost Windows Phone with free Windows 10

Microsoft aims to boost Windows Phone with free Windows 10

Two days ago, CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, had an interview with Mary Jo Foley from ZDNET where he spoke extensively about the Windows Phone strategy. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 16, 2015  01:01 pm

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