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Mohan Peiris says his removal as CJ was unlawful

Mohan Peiris says his removal as CJ was unlawful

Mohan Peiris says that he has not retired, resigned or vacated the office of Chief Justice and that, however, due to exertions by external forces he has been displaced from office through an unconstitutional process. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 31, 2015  12:50 pm

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US Assistant Secretary to arrive in Sri Lanka

US Assistant Secretary to arrive in Sri Lanka

The United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka on an official tour. She will arrive in the island on Sunday (February 01). MORE...

(0)Comments | February 1, 2015  11:04 am

Parliament to meet tomorrow upon PMs request

Parliament to meet tomorrow upon PMs request

Speaker Chamal Rajapakse has announced that the parliament will meet at 2.00 p.m. on Monday (2) on a request made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, the official government news portal said in a statement. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 1, 2015  10:55 am

India wants solution with Lanka on fishermen issue

India wants solution with Lanka on fishermen issue

A Parliamentary Standing Committee in Indian today said it would submit a report to the Centre on the problems faced by fishermen, including attacks allegedly by Sri Lankan Navy, to enable the External Affairs Ministry find a diplomatic solution to the vexed issue. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 1, 2015  9:05 am

Maithri Pilisandara at 8.30pm today

Maithri Pilisandara at 8.30pm today

Maithri Pilisandara, a discussion with President Maithripala Sirisena, will be telecast live from 8.30pm today via simultaneous transmission on Rupavahini, ITN, Lakhanda and SLBC. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 31, 2015  7:57 pm

13 injured in bus-lorry collision

13 injured in bus-lorry collision

Thirteen persons were wounded and hospitalised following a collision involving a bus and a lorry in the Kohalana area on the Colombo-Kurunegala road this morning. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 31, 2015  5:03 pm

India, Sri Lanka discuss voluntary repatriation of Lankan refugees

India, Sri Lanka discuss voluntary repatriation of Lankan refugees

India-Sri Lanka today held talks on voluntary repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees in the country, within days of deciding to re-engage on the issue during a meeting between their foreign ministers. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 31, 2015  4:21 pm

Kamalesh Sharma arrives in Sri Lanka

Kamalesh Sharma arrives in Sri Lanka

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma arrived in Sri Lanka today (Saturday 31 January) for a three day official visit during which he will meet the President Maithripala Sirisena, the Commonwealths new Chair-in-Office. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 31, 2015  2:54 pm

Ensure improved climate to protect press freedom in Sri Lanka - CPJ

Ensure improved climate to protect press freedom in Sri Lanka - CPJ

A US-based journalist advocacy group has asked the new Sri Lankan government to ensure improved climate for press freedom and to take concrete and meaningful steps in this regard. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 31, 2015  1:33 pm

SriLankan Airlines cabin crew member dies, 3 injured in Doha

SriLankan Airlines cabin crew member dies, 3 injured in Doha

A SriLankan Airlines female cabin crew member succumbed to injuries while 3 others were wounded when a vehicle on desert safari met with an accident in Doha, Qatar. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 31, 2015  11:09 am

Canada welcomes reinstatement of Sri Lankan Chief Justice

Canada welcomes reinstatement of Sri Lankan Chief Justice

The Canadian Government today welcomed the reinstatement of Shirani Bandaranayake as Chief Justice of the Sri Lankan Supreme Court while also expressing hope that President Maithripala Sirisena fulfills the mandate given to him by the people to foster a transparent, responsive and pluralistic government. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 31, 2015  10:30 am

UK encouraged by progress of new govt

UK encouraged by progress of new govt

The United Kingdom has expressed hope that the new Sri Lankan Government will work together with the international community at the UN Human Rights Council, and co-operate with the investigation into alleged war crimes during the final stage of the conflict. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 31, 2015  10:16 am

Polls for Pudukuduirippu and Maritimepattu PS on Feb. 28

Polls for Pudukuduirippu and Maritimepattu PS on Feb. 28

Elections for Maritimepattu and Pudukuduirippu Pradeshiya Sabhas in the Mullaittivu District will be held on the 28th of February, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 30, 2015  8:07 pm

K. Sripavan sworn in as Chief Justice

K. Sripavan sworn in as Chief Justice

Justice K. Sripavan today took oaths as the 44th Chief Justice of Sri Lanka before President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..

video (0)Comments | January 30, 2015  7:35 pm

James Packers Crown pulls plug on $400m Sri Lanka casino plan

James Packers Crown pulls plug on $400m Sri Lanka casino plan

James Packers Crown Group says it will not go ahead with a proposed plan to develop a $400 million luxury hotel and resort in Sri Lanka, following a decision by the government in Colombo to scrap tax concessions for the project. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 30, 2015  6:26 pm

2014 Scholarship Exam cut-off marks released

2014 Scholarship Exam cut-off marks released

The Department of Examinations today released the cut-off marks of the 2014 Grade 5 Scholarship Examination. Click for Full List...

(0)Comments | January 30, 2015  5:02 pm
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Sports

Nuwan Kulasekara reprimanded for aggressive send-off

Nuwan Kulasekara reprimanded for aggressive send-off

Sri Lanka fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara was reprimanded for his aggressive send-off to Luke Ronchi during the seventh One-Day International against New Zealand in Wellington on Thursday. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 30, 2015  4:13 pm

Sri Lanka take morale boosting victory over Black Caps

Sri Lanka take morale boosting victory over Black Caps

Injury-stricken Sri Lanka gained a morale boost ahead of the World Cup by beating the Black Caps by 34 runs in todays last match of the seven-game one-day series. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  3:05 pm

Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka to 287/6

Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka to 287/6

Another tremendous ton from Kumar Sangakkara has led Sri Lanka to a commanding 287 for six. This is Sangakkaras 21st ODI century. Though New Zealand managed to pick up a lot of wickets at the end, they were unable to get past Sangakkara, who hit 14 boundaries en route to his unbeaten 105-ball 113.

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  10:27 am

Niluka qualifies for Olympics in 2016

Niluka qualifies for Olympics in 2016

Niluka Geethani Rajasekara of the Sri Lanka Army, representing Sri Lanka at the 15th Asian Marathon finished fifth creating a new national record. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 26, 2015  4:32 pm

Black Caps beat Sri Lanka by 108 runs in 5th ODI

Black Caps beat Sri Lanka by 108 runs in 5th ODI

A 360 for five buffer, including a world record sixth-wicket partnership, gifted New Zealand the fifth one-day international against Sri Lanka by 108 runs, despite a spirited chase. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 23, 2015  11:15 am

Entertainment

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

Jacqueline Fernandez named PETA Indias Woman of the Year

Jacqueline Fernandez named PETA Indias Woman of the Year

Jacqueline Fernandez has been named PETA Indias Woman of the Year. The Sri Lankan beauty queen-turned-actress has been praised for using her celebrity status to highlight animal rights. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 21, 2014  10:28 am

People receive unexpected amount of money: how they responded was amazing

People receive unexpected amount of money: how they responded was amazing

An intriguing social experiment indicates what the respond of the people when a stranger gives away an unexpected amount of money for their works. MORE...

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

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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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