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VIDEO: UPFA wins Uva- PC polls final results

VIDEO: UPFA wins Uva- PC polls final results

The United People’s Freedom Alliance has secured a significant victory in both Monaragala and Badulla Districts after pooling some 349,906 (51.25%) votes and securing 19 of 34 seats. MORE...

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Provincial vote is seen as a test for Sri Lanka’s President: Nytimes

Provincial vote is seen as a test for Sri Lanka’s President: Nytimes

Voters in a southeastern Sri Lankan province headed to the polls on Saturday in what is widely seen as a crucial test of whether President Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to win a third term in the coming months. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 21, 2014  11:25 am

UPFA wins Moneragala District; secures majority seats in Uva PC

UPFA wins Moneragala District; secures majority seats in Uva PC

The United People’s Freedom Alliance has secured a significant victory in the Moneragala District after polling more than 58 per cent of votes and securing 8 out of the 14 seats in the district. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 21, 2014  7:15 am

UPFA wins Badulla District by narrow margin

UPFA wins Badulla District by narrow margin

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has claimed a narrow win over the United National Party in the Badulla District, according to the final district results which show the ruling party winning 10 out of 19 seats. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 21, 2014  6:26 am

UNP wins in Badulla Polling Division

UNP wins in Badulla Polling Division

The United National Party (UNP) has achieved a decisive victory over the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in the Badulla Polling Division with 21,099 votes compared to the ruling party’s 15,001 votes. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 21, 2014  3:02 am

UPFA on top as total Postal Vote results released

UPFA on top as total Postal Vote results released

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) received 8,810 postal votes (46.52%) in the Badulla District, narrowly beating the United National Party (UNP) which polled 7,274 votes (38.41%). MORE..

(0)Comments | September 21, 2014  2:12 am

Uva PC Polls: First postal vote results released

Uva PC Polls: First postal vote results released

The first result of the 2014 Uva Provincial Council Election was released a short while ago with the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) obtaining the highest Postal Votes in the Monaragala Administrative District. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 21, 2014  12:20 am

Newly restored Galle Dutch Hospital declared open

Newly restored Galle Dutch Hospital declared open

The Galle Dutch Hospital which was refurbished by the Urban Development Authority and transformed into a new shopping complex, was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa a short while ago. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  9:10 pm

Four soldiers dead, 6 injured at Ambepussa camp

Four soldiers dead, 6 injured at Ambepussa camp

Four army soldiers were killed while another 6 was injured after an earth bund collapsed on them at the Ambepussa army camp premises today, military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  8:14 pm

VIDEO: Uva PC polls free and fair – Elections Chief

VIDEO: Uva PC polls free and fair – Elections Chief

The Uva Provincial Council polls has been free and fair with no major incidents affecting the final result, the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said. MORE..

video (0)Comments | September 20, 2014  7:10 pm

BJP leaders discuss Tamil issues with President

BJP leaders discuss Tamil issues with President

A wide range of issues, particularly relating to ethnic Tamils of Sri Lanka, came up for discussion during a meeting of senior BJP leaders Muralidhar Rao and Vijay Jolly with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Palace in Colombo Saturday. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  5:19 pm

President visits Thondaman at National hospital

President visits Thondaman at National hospital

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today visited Sendil Thondaman, at the Colombo National Hospital, who suffered injuries following a road accident in Bandarawela. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  4:55 pm

Uva PC polls: 50% voter turnout

Uva PC polls: 50% voter turnout

The voter turnout in Monaragala and Badulla Districts is reported to have exceeded 50 per cent, according to the Election Returning Offices. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  3:34 pm

Indian police destroy explosives seized from LTTE

Indian police destroy explosives seized from LTTE

A special Indian police team has safely detonated and destroyed explosive materials seized from Liberation Tiger of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 1985, here on Friday, the Hindu reports. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  2:05 pm

35-year old shot dead in Angulana

35-year old shot dead in Angulana

A 35-year old person was shot dead by an unidentified gun man in Angulana, a short while ago, a source from the police said.

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  1:20 pm

President cautions of dangerous trends to Asian Community

President cautions of dangerous trends to Asian Community

The emerging trends in the world, including in parts of Asia give signals that are dangerous to the Asian Community, President Mahinda Rajapaksa cautioned the Asian political parties. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  12:45 pm
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Sports

Malinga to undergo ankle surgery

Malinga to undergo ankle surgery

Sri Lanka received a massive jolt on Friday when Lasith Malinga was ruled out of action for 16 weeks due to a surgery on his troublesome left ankle. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  11:33 am

Asian Games gets a Gangam style start in Incheon

Asian Games gets a Gangam style start in Incheon

The 17th Asian Games opened in a multi-coloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted K-Pop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world’s most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2014  10:42 am

Ajmal must be mentally strong to return - Murali

Ajmal must be mentally strong to return - Murali

Former Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is the highest Test wicket-taker in history, with 800 scalps, but had to overcome ‘chucking allegations and testing several times, and has urged Saeed Ajmal to stay strong. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  3:03 pm

Vithanage placed on probation for a year

Vithanage placed on probation for a year

Kithuruwan Vithanage has been docked his full match fee and been placed on probation for one year, after he had left the team hotel overnight during the recent Test in Galle against Pakistan, SLC has said. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 16, 2014  10:47 am

Sri Lanka won second place in Asian Netball Championships

Sri Lanka won second place in Asian Netball Championships

Singapore maintained its supremacy in Asian netball after beating Sri Lanka 59-41 in the Asian Netball Championships final on Sunday (14) held at the Singapore Sports Hub’s OCBC Arena. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 15, 2014  5:56 pm

Entertainment

Brisbane man gets pranked by Australian-Sri Lankan comedian

Brisbane man gets pranked by Australian-Sri Lankan comedian

A man from Brisbane’s southside unwittingly became the butt of the joke after posting an online advertisement with very specific requirements of a potential house mate. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  03:10 pm

Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut wins Best Film Award

 Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut wins Best Film Award

Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut film Thanha Rathi Ranga (Between Yesterday and Tomorrow) has won the Best Film Award at the I Will Tell International Film Festival 2014 in London, UK. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 7, 2014  01:04 pm

Sri Lanka gets own River Kwai bridge

Sri Lanka gets own River Kwai bridge

Now, 57 years after it was blown to smithereens, authorities in Sri Lanka plan to rebuild the Bridge on the River Kwai to assuage the anger among locals over a controversial dam project. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  11:23 am

Robin Williams, actor and comedian, dies at 63

Robin Williams, actor and comedian, dies at 63

Robin Williams, who died Monday at age 63, harnessed his zany comic persona to become one of Hollywood’s most celebrated and bankable movie stars. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 12, 2014  10:22 am

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Derana Tech Guru Episode 05 – Tech in Sinhala

Derana Tech Guru Episode 05 – Tech in Sinhala

Watch the latest episode of Derana Tech Guru (Tech in Sinhala), Sri Lanka’s first internationally standard technology programme.

(0)Comments | August 25, 2014  02:47 pm

Derana Tech Guru Episode 04 – Tech in Sinhala

Derana Tech Guru Episode 04 – Tech in Sinhala

Watch the latest episode of Derana Tech Guru (Tech in Sinhala), Sri Lanka’s first internationally standard technology programme. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 15, 2014  04:02 pm

YouTube to buy Twitch for $1 billion - report

YouTube to buy Twitch for $1 billion - report

Google has reached a deal to buy game livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, according to a report by Variety. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 19, 2014  09:57 am

Apple wins close to $120M in patent lawsuit against Samsung

Apple wins close to $120M in patent lawsuit against Samsung

Samsung was ordered Friday to pay Apple $119.6 million after a California jury determined the South Korea-based company guilty of infringing Apple’s patents, Reuters reported. MORE...

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Hambantota difficult to clear

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who hosted the chief editors and media heads for his monthly breakfast meeting on Thursday (24), was asked about the attack on a group of UNP Parliamentarians which took place in Hambantota recently ...

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(0)Comments | April 27, 2014  3:28 pm

President ‘No-Balls’ Sanath

Sri Lanka’s most senior cricketers Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara had strongly criticised the country’s cricket administration, upon returning to the country after winning the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh ...

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(0)Comments | April 27, 2014  4:34 pm

Still no invitation for Gota

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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