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Colombo Port City project suspended

Colombo Port City project suspended

The cabinet has decided to suspend the Colombo Port City project temporarily, Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith P Perera told Ada Derana.

(0)Comments | March 5, 2015  8:51 am

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Ex-ministers yet to return over 300 vehicles, says Rajitha

Ex-ministers yet to return over 300 vehicles, says Rajitha

The authorities are yet to locate some 300 vehicles used by the ex-governments ministers, Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne said. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 5, 2015  4:59 pm

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. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 5, 2015  3:42 pm

Ex-President rejects allegations against him

Ex-President rejects allegations against him

Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday (5) denied allegations that a presidential residence was being built for his excusive use in Kankesanthurei. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 5, 2015  2:31 pm

General election to be held after new electoral reforms

General election to be held after new electoral reforms

The Cabinet has decided to hold the next General Election only after constitutional changes take place for new electoral reforms, Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne said. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 5, 2015  12:54 pm

Bob Last backs Zeids decision on Sri Lanka

Bob Last backs Zeids decision on Sri Lanka

In his latest BLOG, Senior Human Rights Advisor to UK Mission Human Rights Team in Geneva, Bob Last, says that it seems right to give the new Government a bit more time on human rights report as he sees signs of positive commitment, but there is much to do to achieve reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka.

(0)Comments | March 5, 2015  12:34 pm

U.S. Ambassador in South Korea attacked with razor

U.S. Ambassador in South Korea attacked with razor

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was slashed in the face by a knife-wielding man Thursday morning local time (late evening Wednesday E.T.) in Seoul, officials said. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 5, 2015  12:29 pm

Sri Lanka needs fiscal consolidation to cut debt: IMF

Sri Lanka needs fiscal consolidation to cut debt: IMF

The International Monetary Fund ( IMF) said on Wednesday that Sri Lankas economic prospects remain favorable under the new government but a mid-term fiscal consolidation is essential. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 5, 2015  11:47 am

Modi to offer assistance to Sri Lanka to counter China influence

Modi to offer assistance to Sri Lanka to counter China influence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will offer island nations in the Indian Ocean a broad range of military and civilian assistance next week in a bid to wrest back some of the influence China has gained by spending billions of dollars in the region. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 5, 2015  10:45 am

Spy cables reveal Sri Lanka hyped up Tamil Tiger postwar threat: Report

Spy cables reveal Sri Lanka hyped up Tamil Tiger postwar threat: Report

In the cable, dated June 9, 2010, South Africas State Security Agency (SSA) replied to a request for information about several cases of purported LTTE activity in South Africa, from a suspected military training camp held in May 2010 to suspicions that local Tamil organizations were raising money for the LTTE... MORE..

(0)Comments | March 5, 2015  2:31 am

Mother files two lawsuits claiming Rs.260 million

Mother files two lawsuits claiming Rs.260 million

Geetha Chandani, whose son was left in a vegetative state due to an accident while swimming at the pool of Royal College, Colombo 7, has filed two lawsuits in the Colombo District Court against the school principal and several others, claiming Rs.260 million as compensation. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 4, 2015  6:29 pm

Ex-CSCL chairman among 4 arrested over coal deal

Ex-CSCL chairman among 4 arrested over coal deal

The former Chairman of the national line Ceylon Shipping Corporation Ltd. (CSCL), Kanchana Ratwatte, and three other state officials have been arrested for criminal breach of trust with regard to coal shipments worth Rs 528 million. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 4, 2015  5:17 pm

Final report on missing persons this month

Final report on missing persons this month

The final report prepared by the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons is to be presented to President Maithripala Sirisena in mid March. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 4, 2015  3:47 pm

Pakistan naval ship in Trincomalee on a goodwill visit

Pakistan naval ship in Trincomalee on a goodwill visit

Pakistan Navy Ship Zulfiquar has arrived at the port of Trincomalee last evening on a four days goodwill visit. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 4, 2015  2:32 pm

New members appointed to National Sports Council

New members appointed to National Sports Council

Minister of Tourism and Sports Navin Dissanayake has appointed Members of the National Sports Council to advise him on matters pertaining to development of sports for a period of three years. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 4, 2015  1:49 pm

Traffic congestion around Fort railway station

Traffic congestion around Fort railway station

Traffic congestion around Fort railway station and along the Olcott Mawatha due to a protest march, the police said.

(0)Comments | March 4, 2015  1:26 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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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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