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I will return to Sri Lanka soon - Basil

I will return to Sri Lanka soon - Basil

Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, speaking to Ada Derana, said that he will return to Sri Lanka soon and assist in the investigations into allegations against him. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 26, 2015  7:45 pm

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Indian Naval vessels to reach Sri Lankas east coast for drill today

Indian Naval vessels to reach Sri Lankas east coast for drill today

Four Indian Navy vessels will arrive in Sri Lanka on Friday to hold a three-day training exercise for Sri Lankan Navy personnel in the countrys east coast. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 27, 2015  9:54 am

Obama nominates Atul Keshap to be new Ambassador to SL

Obama nominates Atul Keshap to be new Ambassador to SL

US President Barack Obama has nominated Atul Keshap to be appointed the new Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives. Keshap is current the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the Department of State. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 27, 2015  7:43 am

Suspected attacker of Presidents brother surrenders

Suspected attacker of Presidents brother surrenders

The suspect who was wanted in connection with the attack on President Maithripala Sirisenas brother Priyantha earlier today has been arrested. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 26, 2015  10:21 pm

Presidents brother hospitalised following attack

Presidents brother hospitalised following attack

(UPDATE) Priyantha Sirisena, a brother of President Maithripala Sirisena, who was admitted to the Polonnaruwa Hospital following an alleged attack has been airlifted to a private hospital in Colombo. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 26, 2015  8:49 pm

Mother and 2 daughters drown in Kalu Ganga

Mother and 2 daughters drown in Kalu Ganga

A mother and her two daughters have drowned while bathing in the Kalu Ganga at Pelapitiyagoda, Thebuwana. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 26, 2015  8:02 pm

Over 26 SLFP MPs attend Ratnapura rally

Over 26 SLFP MPs attend Ratnapura rally

Over 26 Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarians attend a public rally currently being held in Ratnapura urging Mahinda Rajapaksa to be nominated as the partys Prime Ministerial candidate. MORE..

video (0)Comments | March 26, 2015  5:24 pm

Australia crush sorry India to advance to another World Cup Final

Australia crush sorry India to advance to another World Cup Final

Indias defence of their ICC Cricket World Cup title came to a disappointing end at the hands of Australia on a spin-friendly wicket at Sydney as the hosts cruised to a 96 run win to advance to their 7th World Cup final. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 26, 2015  5:03 pm

Man gets death penalty for heroin possession

Man gets death penalty for heroin possession

A person found guilty for the possession of 303.5 grams of heroin was sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court today. MORE..

| March 26, 2015  3:53 pm

Wont do anything that requires referendum Ranil

Wont do anything that requires referendum  Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe today expressed confidence that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution will be passed in Parliament with sufficient backing, despite objections voiced by certain parties including the JHU - a key partner of the government and calls for a referendum. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 26, 2015  2:20 pm

China offers Sri Lanka olive branch and warnings

China offers Sri Lanka olive branch and warnings

President Xi Jinping worked to mend relations with Sri Lanka on Thursday as Chinese state-run media warned the island nations new government against shutting off billions in investments from Beijing, AFP reports. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 26, 2015  1:45 pm

Court orders investigation into Gotas bank accounts

Court orders investigation into Gotas bank accounts

Galle Magistrate has ordered the CID to investigate bank accounts belonging to former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Directors of Avant Guard in connection with the floating armoury..

| March 26, 2015  12:20 pm

Sirisena meets Chinas President amid new look at ties

Sirisena meets Chinas President amid new look at ties

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has held talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping amid efforts to recalibrate his predecessors strongly pro-China policies. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 26, 2015  10:28 am

Govt to establish National Unity office under CBK

Govt to establish National Unity office under CBK

The government is planning to establish an office of National Unity headed by former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to promote national unity in the country. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 26, 2015  10:14 am

Sri Lankan jailed for killing wife in Dubai

Sri Lankan jailed for killing wife in Dubai

A Sri Lankan man, who killed his wife after suspecting that she cheated on him and had extramarital affairs, has been jailed for life by a Dubai court. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 26, 2015  9:59 am

Sirisena Govt. has inherited a financial mess - US

Sirisena Govt. has inherited a financial mess - US

The US government said on Tuesday that it was exploring the possibility of increasing its assistance to the Sri Lankan government to help it tackle issues like governance, accountability, commerce and much more. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 26, 2015  7:19 am
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Australia crush sorry India to advance to another World Cup Final

Australia crush sorry India to advance to another World Cup Final

Indias defence of their ICC Cricket World Cup title came to a disappointing end at the hands of Australia on a spin-friendly wicket at Sydney as the hosts cruised to a 96 run win to advance to their 7th World Cup final. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 26, 2015  5:04 pm

Aussies set up 329-run target for India

Aussies set up 329-run target for India

In front of a strong Indian crowd at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Steven Smith and Aaron Finch rose to the occasion to help Australia post a formidable 328 for seven against India in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 semi-final. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 26, 2015  12:54 pm

New Zealand make first World Cup final

New Zealand make first World Cup final

Corey Anderson and Grant Elliott produced a superbly timed 103-run partnership to take New Zealand into their first cricket World Cup final with a tense four-wicket win over South Africa at Eden Park on Tuesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 24, 2015  3:45 pm

New Zealand beat Windies by 143 runs, enter semis

New Zealand beat Windies by 143 runs, enter semis

Martin Guptills unbeaten 237 powered New Zealand to the semi-finals of the cricket World Cup as they defeated the West Indies by 143 runs in a quarter-final at the Wellington Regional Stadium in Wellington on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 21, 2015  1:43 pm

Martin Guptill hits highest World Cup score

Martin Guptill hits highest World Cup score

New Zealands Martin Guptill made the highest score in World Cup history by smashing 237 not out against West Indies in Wellington. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 21, 2015  11:22 am

Entertainment

Sri Lankan scientists reveal method to eat rice and lose weight

Sri Lankan scientists reveal method to eat rice and lose weight

Are you avoiding rice to control your weight? You may soon get to relish your favourite rice delicacies as introducing a little change in cooking methods can cut calorie content by half, researchers say. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 24, 2015  03:45 pm

Disrobed monk among Mars One Mission finalists

Disrobed monk among Mars One Mission finalists

Mars, it has been the center of many sci-fi movies and books, and now theres a group making plans to colonize the planet. There are 100 candidates to make the one-way trip on the Mars One Mission and one of them lives in Sarasota. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 24, 2015  11:49 am

BBC suspends Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson

BBC suspends Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson, the hugely popular host of the car program Top Gear who relishes the politically incorrect, was suspended by the BBC yesterday after a mysterious fracas with a producer. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 11, 2015  04:40 pm

Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

US actor Harrison Ford has been injured in a small plane crash in Los Angeles. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 7, 2015  01:19 pm

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Sri Lanka develops cheap rainfall forecasting device

Sri Lanka develops cheap rainfall forecasting device

Scientists in Sri Lanka have developed mobile weather stations capable of capturing and transmitting near real-time rainfall data. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 19, 2015  10:54 am

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

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