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I will contest as the Common Candidate - Maithripala Sirisena

I will contest as the Common Candidate - Maithripala Sirisena

Dealing a massive blow to the ruling UPFA alliance ahead of the presidential polls, Minister Maithripala Sirisena, who is the General Secretary of its main constituent party SLFP, today announced that he will contest the forthcoming Election as the Common Opposition Candidate. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 21, 2014  3:30 pm

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2015 Presidential Election on January 8

2015 Presidential Election on January 8

The Department of Elections today announced that the Presidential Election in Sri Lanka will be held on January 08th, 2015 while nominations are to be called on December 08th, 2014. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 21, 2014  6:45 pm

SLFP defectors stripped of posts and party membership

SLFP defectors stripped of posts and party membership

Sri Lankas ruling party today said all Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) MPs who defected from the government with the Common Opposition Candidate Maithripala Sirisena have been stripped of their ministerial portfolios and party membership with immediate effect. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 21, 2014  6:38 pm

AIADMK govt takes credit for fishermens release from Sri Lankan prison

AIADMK govt takes credit for fishermens release from Sri Lankan prison

Tamil Nadu chief minister O Pannerselvam on Friday condemned political parties in the state for taking credit for securing the release of five death row fishermen from a Sri Lankan prison. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 21, 2014  6:19 pm

Difficulties faced by Hindu community did not end with the war - Wigneswaran

Difficulties faced by Hindu community did not end with the war - Wigneswaran

C.V. Wigneswaran, chief minister of Sri Lankas Northern Province, said difficulties faced by the Hindu community in the island nation did not come to an end with the Sri Lankan governments war with the LTTE coming to end in 2009. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 21, 2014  5:27 pm

Betrayals are nothing new for us Wimal

Betrayals are nothing new for us  Wimal

General Secretary of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and Minister Susil Premajayantha today said that the UPFA Executive Committee has endorsed the decision taken by the SLFP Central Committee field Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Presidential Candidate of the ruling alliance. MORE..

video (0)Comments | November 21, 2014  1:52 pm

I hope to serve the country more in future Maithripala

I hope to serve the country more in future  Maithripala

General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Maithripala Sirisena today said that after serving as the Minister of Health for a period of 5 years, he now looks forward to serving the country with greater commitment in the future. MORE..

video (0)Comments | November 21, 2014  11:56 am

Acid attack on couple in Medawachchiya

Acid attack on couple in Medawachchiya

A couple who were attacked with acid in the Unagaswewa area in Medawachchiya were admitted to the Medawachchiya with critical burn injuries and later transferred to the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital for further treatment. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 21, 2014  11:42 am

Indian fishermen return home, parties spar over taking credit

Indian fishermen return home, parties spar over taking credit

Five Indian fishermen spared the death sentence in Sri Lanka and freed on Wednesday arrived in Chennai to a big welcome and a political battle for credit over their release. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 21, 2014  10:31 am

British brothers orphaned in tsunami repay Sri Lankan support

British brothers orphaned in tsunami repay Sri Lankan support

Orphaned by the 2004 tsunami, two British brothers have told their story in a book out this week and unveiled plans to build a Sri Lankan childrens home, using funds from their flip-flop business. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 21, 2014  8:40 am

MP Senanayake defected to UNP

MP Senanayake defected to UNP

United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Gampaha District Parliamentarian Wasantha Senanayake today defected to the United National Party (UNP). MORE...

video (0)Comments | November 20, 2014  8:39 pm

Freed Indian fishermen return home

Freed Indian fishermen return home

Five fishermen spared the death sentence in Sri Lanka and freed on Wednesday will take a longer route home than they may have thought. Their families in Tamil Nadu returned disappointed this morning from an airport after learning that the men would be flown to Delhi first. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 20, 2014  5:37 pm

CaFFE condemns attempt to intimidate Rathana Theros temple

CaFFE condemns attempt to intimidate Rathana Theros temple

Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) has strongly condemned the alleged attempt to intimidate Jathika Hela Urumayas (JHU) Ven. Aturaliye Rathana Theros temple, this morning. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 20, 2014  3:55 pm

Sri Lanka face higher risk of terrorism: Report

Sri Lanka face higher risk of terrorism: Report

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar are three of the 13 countries worldwide identified as being at higher risk for terrorism, according to the recently-released Global Terrorism Index. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 20, 2014  3:36 pm

Sudden roughness in East and South seas

Sudden roughness in East and South seas

Due to the active cloudiness to the East and to the South of Sri Lanka, sudden increase of wind speed over the sea areas off the coast extending from Kankesanthurai to Galle via Trincomalee and Pottuvil is possible, the Met. Dept. says. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 20, 2014  2:48 pm

President Rajapaksa signs proclamation

President Rajapaksa signs proclamation

President Mahinda Rajapaksa signed the proclamation declaring his intention to hold a Presidential Election seeking another term, a shout while ago. MORE...

video (0)Comments | November 20, 2014  1:38 pm
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Sports

England tour of Sri Lanka this month

England tour of Sri Lanka this month

With the ICC Cricket World Cup approaching this winter, Englands team are not among the favourites. At present they are ranked fifth, below India, Australia, South Africa and their imminent opponents, Sri Lanka. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 20, 2014  4:19 pm

Mathews top in ICC Rankings for ODI all-rounders

Mathews top in ICC Rankings for ODI all-rounders

Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews is now the No 1 all-rounder in the International Cricket Councils (ICC) Rankings for One-Day International (ODI) All-rounders.

(0)Comments | November 18, 2014  10:38 am

Sri Lanka suffer first 0-5 whitewash

Sri Lanka suffer first 0-5 whitewash

Virat Kohli hit a well-timed century of his career to steer India to victory in the fifth one-day international (ODI) against Sri Lanka. India won the series 5-0. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 16, 2014  9:43 pm

Mathews maiden ton powers Sri Lanka to 286/8

Mathews maiden ton powers Sri Lanka to 286/8

Captain Angelo Mathews, who has been on the forefront Sri Lankas recent major honours, steering the ship and elevating himself to scale new heights as player added another feather to his cap by bringing up his maiden hundred in the fifth ODI at Ranchi. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 16, 2014  5:07 pm

Angelo Mathews scores maiden ODI century

 Angelo Mathews scores maiden ODI century

Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews scored his maiden ODI century in the fifth and final one-day international against India at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Sunday. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 16, 2014  4:54 pm

Entertainment

Happy New Year becomes 1st highest opening Bollywood film in Sri Lanka

Happy New Year becomes 1st highest opening Bollywood film in Sri Lanka

Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt Ltd, makers of 2014 Diwali release Happy New Year, has announced that the box-office collection of the movie at the domestic centres is Rs 183.12 cr at the end of the first week of release. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 4, 2014  10:50 am

Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts get World Cup Satisfaction

Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts get World Cup Satisfaction

The Rolling Stones Front man Mick Jagger and drummer Charlie Watts were introduced to the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy and given a private tour of the Bradman Museum at the Adelaide Oval by John, Don Bradmans son. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 27, 2014  02:42 pm

Brisbane man gets pranked by Australian-Sri Lankan comedian

Brisbane man gets pranked by Australian-Sri Lankan comedian

A man from Brisbanes southside unwittingly became the butt of the joke after posting an online advertisement with very specific requirements of a potential house mate. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  03:10 pm

Nilendra Deshapriyas debut wins Best Film Award

 Nilendra Deshapriyas debut wins Best Film Award

Nilendra Deshapriyas debut film Thanha Rathi Ranga (Between Yesterday and Tomorrow) has won the Best Film Award at the I Will Tell International Film Festival 2014 in London, UK. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 7, 2014  01:04 pm

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LG G3 Review on Derana Tech Guru - Episode 11

LG G3 Review on Derana Tech Guru - Episode 11

Watch the latest episode of Derana Tech Guru (Tech in Sinhala), Sri Lankas first internationally standard technology programme. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 20, 2014  11:00 am

Derana Tech Guru Episode 08 iPhone 6 Review

Derana Tech Guru Episode 08  iPhone 6 Review

Watch the latest episode of Derana Tech Guru (Tech in Sinhala), Sri Lankas first internationally standard technology programme. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 26, 2014  02:30 pm

Derana Tech Guru Episode 05 Tech in Sinhala

Derana Tech Guru Episode 05  Tech in Sinhala

Watch the latest episode of Derana Tech Guru (Tech in Sinhala), Sri Lankas first internationally standard technology programme.

(0)Comments | August 25, 2014  02:47 pm

Derana Tech Guru Episode 04 Tech in Sinhala

Derana Tech Guru Episode 04  Tech in Sinhala

Watch the latest episode of Derana Tech Guru (Tech in Sinhala), Sri Lankas first internationally standard technology programme. MORE..

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(0)Comments | October 14, 2014  12:35 pm

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