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 Unconditional pardon for Rajarata uni. students

Unconditional pardon for Rajarata uni. students

Academic activities at the Rajarata University, which was temporarily closed down due to student unrest, would recommence on August 4, Vice Chancellor Prof. Ranjith Wijewardena told Ada Derana. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 31, 2014  12:15 pm

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AL paper marking - some schools to be closed until 12 Sep.

AL paper marking - some schools to be closed until 12 Sep.

15 schools including Royal & Vishaka Colombo, Maliyadeva BV, Kurunegala will be closed for AL paper marking from 30 August to 12 September.

(0)Comments | July 31, 2014  6:08 pm

Minister Vijayamunis unannounced field visit

Minister Vijayamunis unannounced field visit

Minister of Wildlife and Conservation, Vijith Wijayamuni Soysa had an unannounced field visit at the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home, last night. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 31, 2014  5:54 pm

Interim order have an effect on EC only- GMOA Central Working Committee says

Interim order have an effect on EC only- GMOA Central Working Committee says

The Central Working Committee of the Government Medical Officers Association (GMAO) today held a media conference in Colombo, despite a court interim injunction, claiming the order have an effect on its Executive Committee (EC) only. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 31, 2014  4:13 pm

Seven sentenced to death by Panadura high Court

Seven sentenced to death by Panadura high Court

The Panadura High Court sentenced seven persons to death found guilty of murdering a person in 2005 in Pinwatta, a short while ago, Ada Derana reporter said.

(0)Comments | July 31, 2014  3:18 pm

Narrowly escapes train accident in Galoya

Narrowly escapes train accident in Galoya

In a narrow escape, two trains traveling towards each other on the same track stopped before it collided between Galoya to Trincomalee, a few hours ago. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 31, 2014  3:13 pm

Spoilt potato and onion seized in Fort

Spoilt potato and onion seized in Fort

At least 5000 kg of potatoes and 2000 kg of onion, which were not fit for human consumption, were recovered from a store in Fort, by the officials attached to the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), today morning. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 31, 2014  1:45 pm

17 STF officers injured in road mishap

17 STF officers injured in road mishap

At least 17 Police Special Task Force (STF) officials wounded and admitted to Kantale Base hospital following a road accident in Palugaswewa, today morning. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 31, 2014  11:11 am

Indian fishermen to release before the start of "Journey for Justice"?

Indian fishermen to release before the start of

Tamil Nadu fishermen are to undertake a Journey for Justice to Sri Lanka as part of their agitation for the restoration of their traditional right to fish around Kachchativu, which is mid way between India and Sri Lanka in the Palk Strait. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 31, 2014  10:06 am

Kidney scamsters still roaming free

Kidney scamsters still roaming free

Three months after the death of Hyderabadi Dinesh Maroo, who was taken to Lanka for kidney transplant surgery by racketeers, his family is still awaiting justice. Though the police had arrested three agents from Hyderabad, the main racketeers, including the Lankan doctor, are still free. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 31, 2014  8:43 am

Heavy traffic along Peliyagoda to Biyagama road

Heavy traffic along Peliyagoda to Biyagama road

Peliyagoda-Biyagama road blocked due to a container truck which has gotten stuck while attempting to cross a bridge with low overhead clearance.

(0)Comments | July 30, 2014  5:01 pm

Debt crisis worsens in the country

Debt crisis worsens in the country

The country currently confronts a worsening economic crisis and the debt accumulation exceeds the annual household income, Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 30, 2014  4:48 pm

VIDEO: Tense situation at National Hospital; police deployed

VIDEO: Tense situation at National Hospital; police deployed

A contingent of police officers has been deployed at the Colombo National Hospital to prevent a clash between two groups of doctors, Police spokesman told Ada Derana. A tense situation has erupted after one group tried to conduct a public meeting outside the hospital and another group had come there in opposition to it.

video (0)Comments | July 30, 2014  3:14 pm

No tuition before AL exam - Department of Examinations

No tuition before AL exam - Department of Examinations

The Department of Examinations says that it is illegal to conduct last minute revision classes, seminars, and lectures, effective from midnight tonight, in connection with the Advanced Level examination which is supposed to begin from next week. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 30, 2014  2:40 pm

Person nabbed with refused tea in Hatton

Person nabbed with refused tea in Hatton

The Hatton police have seized an estimated 270 kilograms of refused tea that had been transporting in a tractor along Hatton to Nuwara-eliya road, without proper authorization. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 30, 2014  2:15 pm

Gang rape suspects enlarged on bail

Gang rape suspects enlarged on bail

Four individuals nabbed by the Mundalama police for their alleged involvement in a gang rape of a 17-yer old girl, have been enlarged on bail by the Puttalam Magistrates Court. MORE...

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South Africa hold on for draw in 2nd test

South Africa hold on for draw in 2nd test

South Africa survived a three-pronged spin attack to draw the second test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Monday, thereby clinching the series and reclaiming the number one spot on the ICC test rankings. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 28, 2014  6:11 pm

South Africa hold on for draw in 2nd test

South Africa hold on for draw in 2nd test

South Africa survived a three-pronged spin attack to draw the second test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Monday, thereby clinching the series and reclaiming the number one spot on the ICC test rankings. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 28, 2014  6:07 pm

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

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 Thursdays World Cup opening ceremony, youre 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 Apples 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 years 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 Peoples 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 Lankas most senior cricketers Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara had strongly criticised the countrys 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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