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VIDEO: It was a toy pistol - Hambantota Mayor claims

VIDEO: It was a toy pistol - Hambantota Mayor claims

I was carrying a toy pistol and rushed to the scene to protect the UNP MPs, the Hambantota Mayor Kavinda Eraj Feranado said today. A team of UNP MPs who were on an inspection tour of the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport came under attack by unidentified goons yesterday. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 18, 2014  03:01 pm

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Paul Farbrace set to be named England’s assistant coach

Paul Farbrace set to be named England’s assistant coach

Paul Farbrace, the recently appointed Sri Lanka cricket coach, is tipped to be appointed as assistant to Peter Moores, who will be announced as the new England head coach by the ECB on Saturday, foreign media reported today. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 19, 2014  03:25 pm

Buddhist monk assaulted in Elpitiya dies of injuries

Buddhist monk assaulted in Elpitiya dies of injuries

The Chief Incumbent of the Saranankara Temple in Elpitiya, Wettewe Pagnnakeerthi Thero, who was being treated for stab wounds for over a month at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, has succumbed to injuries today. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 19, 2014  02:43 pm

Reporters Without Borders condemns attack on Tamil journalist

Reporters Without Borders condemns attack on Tamil journalist

International media-rights watchdog, Reporters Without Borders together with its partner organization, Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS), have condemned a recent attack on a freelance Tamil journalist, near the northern city of Jaffna. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 19, 2014  01:32 pm

Defence Ministry refutes ‘false’ allegations over Willpattu

Defence Ministry refutes ‘false’ allegations over Willpattu

The Ministry of Defence & Urban Development and the Sri Lanka Navy on Friday refuted the allegations published by media that the Muslim families who have encroached the sanctuary of Willpattu National Park were the families displaced due to naval deployments in the area. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 19, 2014  12:04 pm

Bus driver arrested after youth dies in crash

Bus driver arrested after youth dies in crash

A 19-year-old youth was killed and a woman was critically injured after a motorcycle collided head-on with a bus at Horombuwa Junction on the Monaragala-Wellawaya main road today. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 19, 2014  11:02 am

NY judge upholds charges against Rajaratnam’s brother

NY judge upholds charges against Rajaratnam’s brother

A judge has declined to toss out federal fraud charges against the brother of a one-time billionaire hedge fund founder, though she noted that two charges have flaws that the government must fix. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 19, 2014  09:26 am

Five dead after van falls into lake in Kataragama

Five dead after van falls into lake in Kataragama

Five persons, including three women, have been reported dead after the van they were traveling in fell into the Datagamuwa lake in Kataragama this morning, Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 19, 2014  07:09 am

Sri Lanka-Tamil Nadu dialogue crucial for peace process - BJP

Sri Lanka-Tamil Nadu dialogue crucial for peace process - BJP

India’s Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh on Friday said a BJP-led government at the Centre would address the Sri Lankan Tamil issue as well as solve the problems of Indian fishermen through the establishing of a national fishermen commission. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 18, 2014  11:06 pm

Sanga officially retires from T20I - SLC

Sanga officially retires from T20I - SLC

Kumar Sangakkara has officially tendered his resignation from T20 International cricket, SLC said today. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 18, 2014  04:16 pm

UPDATE: Ten dead after tractor falls into canal

UPDATE: Ten dead after tractor falls into canal

(VIDEO) Ten people have died after a tractor that was transporting them toppled into the ZD canal in Aluthoya, Aralaganwila, Director of the Aralaganwila hospital confirmed. Two others who were injured have been transferred to Polonnaruwa General Hospital. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 18, 2014  02:27 pm

Police nab 1488 drunk drivers

Police nab 1488 drunk drivers

The Police Department today revealed that 1488 motorists have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, following the special operation launched to curb road accidents in view of the festive season. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 18, 2014  12:57 pm

VIDEO: Over 30 tea pluckers stung by hornets

VIDEO: Over 30 tea pluckers stung by hornets

Over 30 female tea pluckers in Dickoya, Hatton were stung by hornets at around 10.30am today, the Ada Derana reporter confirmed. Fifteen of those stung have been admitted to the Dickoya Base Hospital.

video (0)Comments | April 18, 2014  11:31 am

Centre, Tamil Nadu failed to protect fishermen - Modi

Centre, Tamil Nadu failed to protect fishermen - Modi

A day after Congress president Sonia Gandhi said that UPA had done a lot for the welfare of fishermen in Tamil Nadu at a meeting in Kanyakumari, BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi chose the same spot to hit back at the Congress alleging that the party stood a silent spectator as TN fishermen were killed. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 18, 2014  10:47 am

Three designate diplomats named

Three designate diplomats named

Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne has been named High Commissioner designate to India while Prasad Kariyawasam ambassador designate to USA and Karunatilake Amunugama ambassador designate to Germany. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 18, 2014  08:41 am

Kidney racketeers used Facebook

Kidney racketeers used Facebook

The alleged international kidney racket, which came under the police radar following the death of a city youngster in Sri Lanka, has been using Facebook and other social networking sites to identify victims. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 18, 2014  07:48 am

Sports

Sri Lanka selectors ask players to clear availability for England

Sri Lanka selectors ask players to clear availability for England

With the contract dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket and the players yet to resolved, the selectors have asked players to come clear on their availability for the forthcoming tour of Ireland and England. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 18, 2014  11:12 pm

1996 World Cup winning team’s staff was not ‘well treated’ - Whatmore

1996 World Cup winning team’s staff was not ‘well treated’ - Whatmore

On a red-carpet reception day when the two Sri Lankan players, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene hit out at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board over retirement issues, the former coach has come out openly for not receiving the “better treatment” when the team first ever won the 50-over World Cup in 1996. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 11, 2014  12:24 am

Mahela officially tenders T20I resignation

Mahela officially tenders T20I resignation

Mahela Jayawardena has officially tendered his resignation to the CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), announcing his retirement from playing International Twenty20 cricket, SLC said. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 10, 2014  10:01 am

Sri Lanka beat India to win maiden World T20 title

Sri Lanka beat India to win maiden World T20 title

Sri Lanka lifted their maiden World Twenty20 title following their six-wicket victory against former champions India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 6, 2014  10:46 pm

Sri Lanka keep India to 130

Sri Lanka keep India to 130

Sri Lanka kept the powerful India batting line-up to 130 for four after electing to field after rain delayed the start of the ICC World Twenty20 final in Dhaka on Sunday. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 6, 2014  08:49 pm

Entertainment

Santosh Sivan’s ‘Inam’ to be pulled out of Tamil Nadu theatres

Santosh Sivan’s ‘Inam’ to be pulled out of Tamil Nadu theatres

Cinematographer-filmmaker Santosh Sivan’s Tamil war-drama Inam, a story on a group of orphans during the Sri Lankan civil war, will be pulled out of theatres in Tamil Nadu from Monday following protests from Tamil fringe groups. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 31, 2014  02:30 pm

Robert De Niro’s firm sells big stake to Madison Square Garden

Robert De Niro’s firm sells big stake to Madison Square Garden

A film company co-founded by Robert De Niro called Tribeca Enterprises is selling a 50 percent stake to the Madison Square Garden Company. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 24, 2014  11:12 am

12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture; Gravity wins seven including Best Director

12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture; Gravity wins seven including Best Director

“12 Years a Slave” wins the Academy Award for best picture and “Gravity” lead all films with seven Oscars, including an award for director Alfonso Cuaron on Sunday night. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 3, 2014  10:46 am

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to write and direct film about Video Game empire

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to write and direct film about Video Game empire

The powers behind “Superbad,” “Pineapple Express” and “This is the End” are teaming up again. This time, book, film and video game enthusiasts everywhere should be excited. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 25, 2014  02:46 pm

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Android app pirates plead guilty to copyright infringement

Android app pirates plead guilty to copyright infringement

The US Department of Justice has broken new ground when it comes to prosecuting counterfeit mobile app distributors. For the first time, the government has convicted two men for illegally selling copies of copyrighted apps. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 25, 2014  04:55 pm

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 smartphone

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 smartphone

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 smartphone - an improved, but not radically different, successor to last year’s Galaxy S4. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 25, 2014  02:54 pm

WhatsApp: A 19 billion bet for Facebook on the future of messaging

WhatsApp: A 19 billion bet for Facebook on the future of messaging

Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 20, 2014  11:42 am

Zuck Is Finally Ready To Fight Snapchat

Zuck Is Finally Ready To Fight Snapchat

In the first earnings call since Evan Spiegel rejected Zuck’s $3 billion offer to buy Snapchat, the Facebook CEO sent a very clear signal to competitors.MORE...

(0)Comments | January 30, 2014  09:37 am

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Kabeer backs Sajith 100%

The Working Committee of the United National Party (UNP) met following the conclusion of the Provincial Council elections to decide on Opposition Leaders for the two provinces ...

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(0)Comments | April 10, 2014  03:38 pm

Winning in a losing cause

An official in charge of election affairs had stated that the highest number of preference votes for the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) in the Colombo District was obtained by the candidate who contested under the No. 9 preference number ...

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(0)Comments | April 10, 2014  03:39 pm

No recount please

All candidates who had contested for the Colombo District from the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) were called to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) headquarters in Colombo last Wednesday ...

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(0)Comments | April 10, 2014  03:40 pm
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