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Chief Justice steps aside from Golden Key case

Chief Justice steps aside from Golden Key case

Chief Justice Mohan Peiris today stepped aside from the judge bench hearing the Golden Key case citing an anonymous letter received by him and in the greater interest of the judiciary. MORE..

| July 28, 2014  12:59 pm

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157 Tamil asylum seekers denied access to lawyers

157 Tamil asylum seekers denied access to lawyers

The 157 Tamil asylum seekers brought to Curtin detention centre by the Australian government have been denied access to legal advice, sparking concerns they will face interrogation from Indian consular officials before they can speak with lawyers. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 28, 2014  12:51 pm

Man injured in shooting at Ja-Ela

Man injured in shooting at Ja-Ela

One person was critically wounded and hospitalised following a shooting at the Rukmani Devi junction in Ja-Ela this morning. Police said the shooting took place at around 8.30am today and that the victim has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Ragama Hospital. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 28, 2014  11:31 am

Five nabbed with fake currency notes

Five nabbed with fake currency notes

Five persons including four women traveling in a van have been arrested by police after one of them was found to be in the possession of several counterfeit currency notes in the Kurunegala area. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 28, 2014  10:22 am

Tamil asylum-seekers likely economic migrants from India – Australia

Tamil asylum-seekers likely economic migrants from India – Australia

A group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel were likely economic migrants from India, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Monday. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 28, 2014  9:12 am

India to Inform Sri Lanka about terror cloud on Pak Embassy official - Report

India to Inform Sri Lanka about terror cloud on Pak Embassy official - Report

India will be informing Sri Lanka about an official working with the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo who was allegedly playing a key role in planning terror strikes at the behest of ISI on the US and Israeli consulates in the southern part of the country. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 27, 2014  8:46 pm

Ramadan festival on Tuesday - Grand Mosque

Ramadan festival on Tuesday - Grand Mosque

Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate Ramadan festival on Tusday (July 29) as the new moon has not been sighted, the Colombo Grand Mosque told Ada Derana.

(0)Comments | July 27, 2014  8:42 pm

Mysterious skeletal remains found in Ahungalla

Mysterious skeletal remains found in Ahungalla

Police have discovered several human skeletal remains at a cinnamon cultivation land in Katuwila, Ahungalla. The discovery was made by officers of the Ahungalla Police according to information received this morning from a resident in the area, the Police Spokesman’s Office said. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 27, 2014  4:49 pm

157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers transferred to Australia

157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers transferred to Australia

A group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers has left Cocos Islands and is being transferred to the Australian mainland. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 27, 2014  4:19 pm

Australians attacked by wasps in Sigiriya

Australians attacked by wasps in Sigiriya

Four foreign nationals including 2 women were hospitalized following a wasp attack while they were climbing the Sigiriya Rock Fortress this morning. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 27, 2014  3:57 pm

VIDEO: Postage rates to be revised after 6 years – sources

VIDEO: Postage rates to be revised after 6 years – sources

The government has decided to revise postage rates with effect from August 01. The proposal for the relevant changes to the rates has already received cabinet approval, according to sources within the Postal Department. MORE..

video (0)Comments | July 27, 2014  2:36 pm

Vice principal arrested for hunting, killing 6 spotted mouse-deer

Vice principal arrested for hunting, killing 6 spotted mouse-deer

The vice principal of a school in Hambantota has been arrested with 6 Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain (M. meminna), often referred to as the Spotted Mouse-Deer, killed for its meat in the Gannoruwa area. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 27, 2014  1:31 pm

Australia PM defends treatment of migrants held on boat

Australia PM defends treatment of migrants held on boat

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Saturday said his government’s treatment of a boatload of 157 asylum-seekers who have been kept at sea for weeks would underline its resolve to stop people-smuggling. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 27, 2014  12:13 pm

India told Sri Lanka to resolve Tamil issue for better trade

India told Sri Lanka to resolve Tamil issue for better trade

India has told Sri Lanka that it needs to resolve the Tamil issue for making progress in bilateral trade and commerce, a senior BJP leader has said. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 27, 2014  10:58 am

Two held for trafficking Sri Lankan refugees

Two held for trafficking Sri Lankan refugees

The CB-CID wing of Puducherry police arrested two persons in connection with the trafficking of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, who travelled from the Puducherry coast to Christmas Island in June. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 27, 2014  9:40 am

Rajapaksa invites Indonesia’s president elect to visit Sri Lanka

Rajapaksa invites Indonesia’s president elect to visit Sri Lanka

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has telephoned the newly elected President of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo to offer congratulations on his decisive victory at the recently concluded Presidential elections. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2014  5:44 pm
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Sri Lanka set target of 369

Sri Lanka set target of 369

Sri Lanka declared their second innings on 229 for eight wickets on the fourth day of the second test on Sunday, leaving South Africa to chase a target of 369 for victory. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 27, 2014  4:12 pm

Dickwella fined and reprimanded

Dickwella fined and reprimanded

Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee and also received an official reprimand after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Code following an incident on day three of the second Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Sinhalese Cricket Club (SSC) in Colombo. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 27, 2014  4:05 pm

Perera takes 5-69 as South Africa out for 282

Perera takes 5-69 as South Africa out for 282

Sri Lanka off spinner Dilruwan Perera took a career-best 5-69 to help dismiss South Africa for 282 in its first innings and give his team a 139-run lead in the second test on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2014  5:19 pm

Sudesh Peiris wins Silver at Commonwealth Games

Sudesh Peiris wins Silver at Commonwealth Games

Sri Lanka’s Sudesh Peiris has won the Silver Medal for Men’s Weight Lifting in the 62kg category at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, giving Sri Lanka its first medal at the games this year. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2014  7:34 am

Jayawardene scores 150...

Jayawardene scores 150...

Mahela Jayawardene reached 150 in the 1st inning of the 2nd test vs South Africa at SSC, SL 335/5 a short while ago. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 25, 2014  11:50 am

Entertainment

Beatles documentary to be directed by Ron Howard

Beatles documentary to be directed by Ron Howard

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is to direct a documentary about the early years of the Beatles. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2014  04:06 pm

Jennifer Lopez cancels performance at World Cup in Brazil

Jennifer Lopez cancels performance at World Cup in Brazil

If you were hoping to watch Jennifer Lopez perform in Thursday’s World Cup opening ceremony, you’re out of luck. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 9, 2014  08:22 pm

Lankan lover demands claims from Aishwarya Rai

Lankan lover demands claims from Aishwarya Rai

A resident of Taiwan who is of Sri Lankan origin, Niroshan Devapriya has alleged that he was in a romantic relationship with the Bachchan bahu before her marriage. Not only this, Devapriya has also demanded claims for causing him mental stress. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 9, 2014  03:04 pm

Peter Jackson changes third Hobbit film title

Peter Jackson changes third Hobbit film title

Director Peter Jackson has changed the title of the final film in his Hobbit trilogy from There and Back Again to The Battle of the Five Armies. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 25, 2014  09:24 pm

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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...

(0)Comments | May 5, 2014  03:52 pm

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

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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  3:40 pm

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
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