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UN chief expresses concerns over “Buddhist extremism”

UN chief expresses concerns over “Buddhist extremism”

“In both Myanmar and Sri Lanka, I am concerned that Buddhist communities are being swept up by a rising tide of extremist sentiment against other groups,” United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon said on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  3:02 pm

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Sajith to be appointed UNP Deputy Leader?

Sajith to be appointed UNP Deputy Leader?

Immediate steps will be taken to fill several vacant positions in the United National Party (UNP) including the post of Deputy Leader, says the party’s General Secretary Tissa Atttanayake. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 31, 2014  11:21 am

LTTE trying to regroup in Australia? - report

LTTE trying to regroup in Australia? - report

Is the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which ran out of steam in 2009 following the killing of its founder Velupillai Prabhakaran by Sri Lankan armed forces, trying to regroup itself in Australia? MORE..

(0)Comments | August 31, 2014  9:55 am

Rameswaram fishermen call off stir after India, Sri Lanka talks

Rameswaram fishermen call off stir after India, Sri Lanka talks

A meeting of all fishermen’s associations in Rameswaram today decided to withdraw their 36 day indefinite strike from Monday and put out to sea in the backdrop of the first joint committee meeting between India and Sri Lanka held in Delhi. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  11:32 pm

All set for Bellanwila Esala Perahera tonight

All set for Bellanwila Esala Perahera tonight

The Randoli Maha Perahara of the Bellanwila Esala Festival will take place tonight. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  5:57 pm

Two buses crash on E1, 14 injured

Two buses crash on E1, 14 injured

At least 14 persons were injured and hospitalized after two buses collided on the Southern Expressway, this afternoon, police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  4:38 pm

Sri Lanka wins series against Pakistan

Sri Lanka wins series against Pakistan

Sri Lanka won the third and final ODI played at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, a short while ago. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  3:33 pm

Jumbo attack kills one more

Jumbo attack kills one more

A woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Handungamuwa area in Wilgamuwa, early hours of this morning. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  3:22 pm

Asylum seeker return bid cost $12m: report

Asylum seeker return bid cost $12m: report

The Australian government’s failed bid to return 157 asylum seekers to India cost taxpayers more than $12 million, a cost analysis has found. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  2:34 pm

Strong winds over sea areas of Northern, Northeastern coast

Strong winds over sea areas of Northern, Northeastern coast

The Met. Department says that strong winds at times (up to 60kmph) can be expected over the sea areas off the Northern and Northeastern coast. Winds speed can be strengthen up to 70-80kmph at times in the Bay of Bengal. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  1:04 pm

Saudi Arabia seeks talks on hiring of Sri Lankan maids

Saudi Arabia seeks talks on hiring of Sri Lankan maids

Saudi officials have announced a five-day visit to Sri Lanka in a bid to overcome “difficulties” related to the recruitment of domestic workers from the south Asian country, Arabian Business reports. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  12:31 pm

Wasp attack kills 55-year old in Hatton

Wasp attack kills 55-year old in Hatton

A 55-year-old person was killed and six others were injured after being stung by a swarm of wasps in Dimbulapathana area in Hatton, this morning. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  11:28 am

T.N. insists on release of fishermen’s boats

T.N. insists on release of fishermen’s boats

The Tamil Nadu government has reiterated its demand for immediate release of 62 fishing boats seized by Sri Lanka, the Hindu reports. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  11:07 am

Pakistan wins the toss, elects to bat

Pakistan wins the toss, elects to bat

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first against Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI played at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, a short while ago. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  10:48 am

9-hour water cut on Monday

9-hour water cut on Monday

The water board says that a 9 hour water cut will be imposed on 1st September from 8am-5pm in Nugegoda, High Level Road up to Wijerama junction, Pita Kotte, Etul Kotte, Mirihana, Udahamulla Pagoda and Nawala.

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  7:09 pm

Uva PC polls - 114 complaints thus far

Uva PC polls - 114 complaints thus far

Some 114 election violation complaints were reported thus war with regard to the Uva Provincial Council polls, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) says. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  5:38 pm
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Sri Lanka wins series against Pakistan

Sri Lanka wins series against Pakistan

Sri Lanka won the third and final ODI played at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, a short while ago. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  4:18 pm

Pakistan all out for 102 in decider against Sri Lanka

Pakistan all out for 102 in decider against Sri Lanka

Thisara Perera claimed four for 34 as Sri Lanka bowled Pakistan out for 102 in the third and decisive one-day international in Dambulla on Saturday. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  2:54 pm

Squad named for 3rd ODI

Squad named for 3rd ODI

Sri Lanka has named the a 15-man squad for the 3rd ODI against Pakistan in Dambulla. MORe...

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  5:09 pm

Perera helps Sri Lanka draw level

Perera helps Sri Lanka draw level

Thisara Perera’s fine allround show, a 36-ball 65 and 3 for 19, helped Sri Lanka trounce Pakistan by 77 runs in the second One-Day International in Hambantota on Tuesday (August 26) to level the three-match series 1-1. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 27, 2014  5:07 pm

Sri Lanka opts to bat first in 2nd ODI

Sri Lanka opts to bat first in 2nd ODI

Sri Lanka has won the toss and elected to bat first in the second One-Day international (ODI) against Pakistan at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2014  2:18 pm

Entertainment

Sri Lanka gets own River Kwai bridge

Sri Lanka gets own River Kwai bridge

Now, 57 years after it was blown to smithereens, authorities in Sri Lanka plan to rebuild the Bridge on the River Kwai to assuage the anger among locals over a controversial dam project. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  11:23 am

Robin Williams, actor and comedian, dies at 63

Robin Williams, actor and comedian, dies at 63

Robin Williams, who died Monday at age 63, harnessed his zany comic persona to become one of Hollywood’s most celebrated and bankable movie stars. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 12, 2014  10:22 am

Shaan to perform in Colombo

Shaan to perform in Colombo

Bollywood playback singer Shaan is set to perform in Colombo, the Indian High Commission has announced. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 10, 2014  04:34 pm

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

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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 Lanka’s 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 Lanka’s first internationally standard technology programme. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 15, 2014  04:02 pm

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

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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

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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