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Priyantha Sirisenas attacker reveals motive

Priyantha Sirisenas attacker reveals motive

The suspect arrested over the attack on President Maithripala Sirisenas brother Priyantha, says he hid and waited before attacking the victim with an axe, because the latter had yelled at his parents. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 27, 2015  4:54 pm

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Sri Lanka fires fresh salvo at Chinese firm

Sri Lanka fires fresh salvo at Chinese firm

The Chinese company involved in the controversial US$1.4 billion Colombo Port City project has failed to furnish the necessary documents within the two-week deadline set by the new government, which is also reviewing other Chinese projects including a high-profile telecommunications tower, Sri Lankas finance minister said. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 28, 2015  1:32 am

Priyantha Sirisenas attacker remanded

 Priyantha Sirisenas attacker remanded

The suspect who was arrested last night for attacking the Presidents brother Priyantha Sirisena with an axe, has been remanded until the 8th of April by the Polonnaruwa Magistrates Court. MORE..

| March 27, 2015  5:48 pm

3 Sri Lankans held for human smuggling

3 Sri Lankans held for human smuggling

The Tamil Nadu Q branch police have arrested three Sri Lankan Tamils for illegally migrating the refugees from the special camps to Australia. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 27, 2015  2:42 pm

Obama taps Indian Americans to control Asian region

Obama taps Indian Americans to control Asian region

With the naming of Atul Keshap to be appointed as the new US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Indian Americans would be serving as US envoys in three of eight SAARC nations. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 27, 2015  1:17 pm

Roshan Goonethilaka questioned by FCID

Roshan Goonethilaka questioned by FCID

A statement is currently being recorded from Former Chief of Defence Staff Roshan Goonethilaka by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division(FCID) over the MiG aircraft transaction, Police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara told Ada Derana. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 27, 2015  12:48 pm

Four arrested over Sri Lankans murder in Coventry

 Four arrested over Sri Lankans murder in Coventry

Four suspects have been arrested, with one appearing in court yesterday, over the murder of a Sri Lankan man in Coventry, England. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 27, 2015  11:59 am

Thirteen wounded after van crashes into embankment

Thirteen wounded after van crashes into embankment

At least thirteen persons were injured and hospitalised after a van veered off the road and collided with a roadside embankment in the Hagiliella area in Badulla. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 27, 2015  10:51 am

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

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

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
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Sports

 Injuries, fielding hurt Sri Lankas chances in World Cup: Mathews

Injuries, fielding hurt Sri Lankas chances in World Cup: Mathews

A combination of poor fielding and regularly losing players through injuries has hurt Sri Lankas chances in the cricket World Cup, captain Angelo Mathews said on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 28, 2015  1:37 am

Kumar Dharmasena first to play and umpire in WC final

Kumar Dharmasena first to play and umpire in WC final

Kumar Dharmasenas involvement in an umpiring blunder on the first day of the World Cup has not stopped him from being selected to officiate on the final day - and in the process become the first player to feature in a World Cup final as both an umpire and player. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 27, 2015  3:29 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  5:04 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

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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