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Executive powers to be slashed under new constitutional reforms?

Executive powers to be slashed under new constitutional reforms?

According to the proposed constitutional reforms currently under discussion, the President will always act on the advice of the Prime Minister, however may request the Prime Minister to reconsider advice given to him and request Parliament to reconsider a Bill presented to him for assent, sources said. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 27, 2015  4:24 pm

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Two policemen arrested over 2012 businessman murder

Two policemen arrested over 2012 businessman murder

SSP of Jaffna area and Inspector of Police(IP) from Elpitiya have been arrested in connection with the murder of Bernard Jayaratne, 65, a wealthy businessman and owner of Biyagama Village Hotel. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 27, 2015  4:11 pm

Fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka from Indian waters: PMK

Fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka from Indian waters: PMK

Demanding the immediate release of 66 Tamil Nadu and Puducherry fishermen from Sri Lanka, NDA ally Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) on Friday alleged that they were arrested from Indian waters and urged the Centre to warn the neighbouring country that such arrests will affect bilateral ties. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 27, 2015  3:11 pm

SC issues stay order on Pudukuduirippu, Maritimepattu polls

SC issues stay order on Pudukuduirippu, Maritimepattu polls

The Supreme Court today issued a stay order preventing the holding of elections for Maritimepattu and Pudukuduirippu Pradeshiya Sabhas in the Mullaittivu District until March 27. MORE..

| February 27, 2015  1:06 pm

BMICH ordered to pay Rs. 180m as compensation to Samitha

BMICH ordered to pay Rs. 180m as compensation to Samitha

Colombo Chief Magistrate Court today ordered the management of the BMICH to pay Rs. 180 million as compensation for Dr. Samitha Samanmali who was paralyzed after a shelter collapsed at the Deyata Kirula exhibition in 2008. MORE...

| February 27, 2015  11:16 am

Shashi Weerawansa released on bail

Shashi Weerawansa released on bail

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansas wife Shashi Weerawansa, who was arrested and remanded on charges of falsifying documents to obtain a diplomatic passport, has been granted bail by the Colombo Magistrates Court. MORE..

| February 27, 2015  11:09 am

86 Indian fishermen arrested

86 Indian fishermen arrested

A total of 86 Indian fishermen have been arrested and their 10 fishing boats seized by the Sri Lanka Navy for violating the maritime boundary line and poaching in Sri lankan waters, naval officials said on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 27, 2015  10:30 am

Woman nabbed with heroin in Orugodawatta

Woman nabbed with heroin in Orugodawatta

A woman has been arrested near the Orugodawatta Flyover Bridge for the possession of 11 grams and 900 milligrams of heroin. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 27, 2015  9:47 am

Sri Lanka unhappy with tiring World Cup travel

Sri Lanka unhappy with tiring World Cup travel

Sri Lanka flew back to New Zealand on Friday grumbling about their World Cup travel following a hectic dash across the Tasman sea for just one game even as some other teams enjoyed a relaxed schedule. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 27, 2015  6:48 am

Lankan jailed for molesting a 10-year-old girl in wheelchair

Lankan jailed for molesting a 10-year-old girl in wheelchair

A Sri Lankan worker has been jailed for three months for molesting a 10-year-old girl on a wheelchair in a Dubai store where he worked and performed a lewd act in front of her. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  11:22 pm

Minister to order probe into match-fixing incident

Minister to order probe into match-fixing incident

Sports minister Navin Dissanayake has been urged to order a probe into a match-fixing incident involving an Indian player during the Asia Cup tournament held in the country in June 2010. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  6:23 pm

Rugby players death was not accidental: Police

Rugby players death was not accidental: Police

An inquest into the mysterious death of former national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen has been initiated following the emergence of new information with respect to the case in the recent past, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | February 26, 2015  5:06 pm

Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh by 92 runs

Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh by 92 runs

Lasith Malinga picked up 3 wickets to regain lost form as Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 92 runs in their World Cup Pool A clash following a commanding display in Melbourne. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  4:46 pm

Ranil asked me to read a book Rajiva

Ranil asked me to read a book  Rajiva

Professor Rajiva Wijesinghe says that he was asked by Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe to read a book titled Art of the Possible, when he explained to the latter regarding his concerns and the inability to continue serving as the State Minister for Higher Education. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  3:48 pm

AG gets six more months to decide on KP

AG gets six more months to decide on KP

The Court of Appeal on Thursday (26) granted more time for the Attorney Generals Department to submit a comprehensive report with respect to the Writ Application filed against Shanmugam Kumaran Tharmalingam alias Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP). MORE...

video | February 26, 2015  3:31 pm

Maithripala to visit Pakistan on March 31

Maithripala to visit Pakistan on March 31

The President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena will undertake his maiden visit to Pakistan on 31st of March and ink nine bilateral agreements including one pertaining to civil nuclear cooperation with the host country. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  12:44 pm
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Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh by 92 runs

Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh by 92 runs

Lasith Malinga picked up 3 wickets to regain lost form as Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 92 runs in their World Cup Pool A clash following a commanding display in Melbourne. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  4:53 pm

Butterfingered Tigers to chase 333

Butterfingered Tigers to chase 333

Tilakratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara made an epic double century stand to grave Bangladesh under the mountain of runs at the crucial world cup tie against Bangladesh.

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  12:59 pm

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Dilshan scores century

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Dilshan scores century

Tillakaratne Dilshan scored his 21st One-Day International (ODI) century in the 18th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Melbourne on Thursday. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  12:15 pm

Sangakkara plays 400th one-day international

Sangakkara plays 400th one-day international

Kumar Sangakkara became only the fourth cricketer to play 400 one-day internationals when he was selected for the World Cup match against Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  11:26 am

Sri Lanka opt to bat first against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka opt to bat first against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and sent his team in to bat first against Mashrafe Mortaza led Bangladesh in their ODI World Cup clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 26, 2015  9:50 am

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Lady Gaga engaged to actor Taylor Kinney

Lady Gaga engaged to actor Taylor Kinney

Lady Gaga and her longtime boyfriend, actor Taylor Kinney, have become engaged, the singer said on social media on Monday.

(0)Comments | February 17, 2015  01:20 pm

Basker & Shashikala win Derana City of Dance Season 5

Basker & Shashikala win Derana City of Dance  Season 5

Basker & Shashikala were adjudged the winners Derana City of Dance Season 05 in the grand finale held at the Maharagama Youth Center on Saturday (Feb. 07). MORE..

(0)Comments | February 8, 2015  12:33 am

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

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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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