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2014 Scholarship Exam cut-off marks released

2014 Scholarship Exam cut-off marks released

The Department of Examinations today released the cut-off marks of the 2014 Grade 5 Scholarship Examination. Click for Full List...

(0)Comments | January 30, 2015  5:02 pm

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Canada welcomes reinstatement of Sri Lankan Chief Justice

Canada welcomes reinstatement of Sri Lankan Chief Justice

The Canadian Government today welcomed the reinstatement of Shirani Bandaranayake as Chief Justice of the Sri Lankan Supreme Court while also expressing hope that President Maithripala Sirisena fulfills the mandate given to him by the people to foster a transparent, responsive and pluralistic government. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 31, 2015  10:30 am

UK encouraged by progress of new govt

UK encouraged by progress of new govt

The United Kingdom has expressed hope that the new Sri Lankan Government will work together with the international community at the UN Human Rights Council, and co-operate with the investigation into alleged war crimes during the final stage of the conflict. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 31, 2015  10:16 am

Polls for Pudukuduirippu and Maritimepattu PS on Feb. 28

Polls for Pudukuduirippu and Maritimepattu PS on Feb. 28

Elections for Maritimepattu and Pudukuduirippu Pradeshiya Sabhas in the Mullaittivu District will be held on the 28th of February, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 30, 2015  8:07 pm

K. Sripavan sworn in as Chief Justice

K. Sripavan sworn in as Chief Justice

Justice K. Sripavan today took oaths as the 44th Chief Justice of Sri Lanka before President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..

video (0)Comments | January 30, 2015  7:35 pm

James Packers Crown pulls plug on $400m Sri Lanka casino plan

James Packers Crown pulls plug on $400m Sri Lanka casino plan

James Packers Crown Group says it will not go ahead with a proposed plan to develop a $400 million luxury hotel and resort in Sri Lanka, following a decision by the government in Colombo to scrap tax concessions for the project. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 30, 2015  6:26 pm

Transfer of 10,000 police officers postponed to May

Transfer of 10,000 police officers postponed to May

The transfer of nearly 10,000 police officers scheduled for February 01 has been postponed to May 01. Police Headquarters, in a communiqu, said that the transfer orders will come into effect from May 01, 2015. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 30, 2015  3:59 pm

Parliament adjourned amid uproar over PMs statement

Parliament adjourned amid uproar over PMs statement

The parliament adjourned its session for 20 minutes following uproar over a statement made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe pertaining to the impeachment of former Chief justice Shirani Bandaranaike. MORE..

video (0)Comments | January 30, 2015  2:47 pm

Three-wheeler, school van fares slashed

Three-wheeler, school van fares slashed

Minister of Internal Transport, Ranjith Madduma Bandara, says that three-wheeler fares will be reduced by 10 percent while school van charges will be reduced by 5 percent with effect from February 01. MORE..

video (0)Comments | January 30, 2015  12:47 pm

Wattala PS Chairman assaulted, evicted from chamber

Wattala PS Chairman assaulted, evicted from chamber

The Chairman of the Wattala Pradeshiya Sabha, R.A. Thyagaratna Alwis, was reportedly assaulted and forcefully removed from the chamber during the monthly session of the local government institution this morning. MORE..

video (0)Comments | January 30, 2015  12:39 pm

EU to consider lifting fish import ban on Sri Lanka

EU to consider lifting fish import ban on Sri Lanka

The European Commission has offered Sri Lanka assistance to meet the regulatory requirements that would enable an early lifting of ban on fish exports from Sri Lanka to the EU, the Sri Lankan External Affairs Ministry said. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 30, 2015  11:13 am

31 injured after buses collide in Ketandola

31 injured after buses collide in Ketandola

At least 31 passengers were wounded and hospitalised following a collision involving two busses in the Ketandola area on the Elpitiya-Pitigala main road. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 30, 2015  10:19 am

Jayantha Dhanapala visits Geneva, meets Zeid Hussein

Jayantha Dhanapala visits Geneva, meets Zeid Hussein

Jayantha Dhanapala, Senior Advisor on Foreign Affairs to the President of Sri Lanka visited Geneva, where he met the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein, President of the Human Rights CouncilJoachim Rcker, as well as all members of the Human Rights Council in Groups. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  8:17 pm

Smaller vehicle prices down through interim budget

Smaller vehicle prices down through interim budget

The interim budget of the new government today (29 January) proposed to reduce the import tax on motor vehicle of less than 1,000 cc engine capacity. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  5:26 pm

Government bans casinos in new hotels

Government bans casinos in new hotels

The Cabinet has banned casinos in projects that come under the Strategic Development Act. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  5:21 pm

HRW slams former Government

HRW slams former Government

The Sri Lankan government stepped up pressure in 2014 on human rights activists and journalists, particularly those urging justice for past war crimes, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2015 released today. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  4:33 pm
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Sports

Nuwan Kulasekara reprimanded for aggressive send-off

Nuwan Kulasekara reprimanded for aggressive send-off

Sri Lanka fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara was reprimanded for his aggressive send-off to Luke Ronchi during the seventh One-Day International against New Zealand in Wellington on Thursday. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 30, 2015  4:13 pm

Sri Lanka take morale boosting victory over Black Caps

Sri Lanka take morale boosting victory over Black Caps

Injury-stricken Sri Lanka gained a morale boost ahead of the World Cup by beating the Black Caps by 34 runs in todays last match of the seven-game one-day series. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  3:05 pm

Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka to 287/6

Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka to 287/6

Another tremendous ton from Kumar Sangakkara has led Sri Lanka to a commanding 287 for six. This is Sangakkaras 21st ODI century. Though New Zealand managed to pick up a lot of wickets at the end, they were unable to get past Sangakkara, who hit 14 boundaries en route to his unbeaten 105-ball 113.

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  10:27 am

Niluka qualifies for Olympics in 2016

Niluka qualifies for Olympics in 2016

Niluka Geethani Rajasekara of the Sri Lanka Army, representing Sri Lanka at the 15th Asian Marathon finished fifth creating a new national record. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 26, 2015  4:32 pm

Black Caps beat Sri Lanka by 108 runs in 5th ODI

Black Caps beat Sri Lanka by 108 runs in 5th ODI

A 360 for five buffer, including a world record sixth-wicket partnership, gifted New Zealand the fifth one-day international against Sri Lanka by 108 runs, despite a spirited chase. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 23, 2015  11:15 am

Entertainment

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

Jacqueline Fernandez named PETA Indias Woman of the Year

Jacqueline Fernandez named PETA Indias Woman of the Year

Jacqueline Fernandez has been named PETA Indias Woman of the Year. The Sri Lankan beauty queen-turned-actress has been praised for using her celebrity status to highlight animal rights. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 21, 2014  10:28 am

People receive unexpected amount of money: how they responded was amazing

People receive unexpected amount of money: how they responded was amazing

An intriguing social experiment indicates what the respond of the people when a stranger gives away an unexpected amount of money for their works. MORE...

video (0)Comments | December 11, 2014  06:44 pm

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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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A good lesson for others cops

A group of police officers apologized to several MPs including Vijitha Herath and Arjuna Ranatunga following a hearing at the Supreme Court on October 07, pertaining to an incident which had taken place in 2010. ...

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(0)Comments | October 14, 2014  12:35 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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Kodikara for President

After the President had made his announcement, Western Provincial Council Minister Upali Kodikara posed a question to the party leader. Sir, will there be a problem ...

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