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19th amendment hits another roadblock?

19th amendment hits another roadblock?

(UPDATE): The Parliamentary session was extended by one hour due to the discussion between Party Leaders with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 28, 2015  5:11 pm

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Government agrees with SLFP proposal: PM

Government agrees with SLFP proposal: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe says they agreed with the opposition proposal to include seven Parliamentarians to the Constitutional council with three non-MPs.

(0)Comments | April 28, 2015  7:48 pm

Second reading of 19th Amendment passed in Parliament

Second reading of 19th Amendment passed in Parliament

The second reading of the 19th Amendment to Constitution was passed in Parliament with a majority of 214 votes, a short while ago, with 215 members voting for and a single vote against. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 28, 2015  7:32 pm

I never interfered to secure the release of an impounded container: Senasinghe

I never interfered to secure the release of an impounded container: Senasinghe

Deputy Justice Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe on Tuesday (28) dismisses allegations that he interfered to customs affairs in a bid to secure the release of an impounded container of copper rods, thus, he would instigate legal action against a print media institution that published an article to sling mud at him. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 28, 2015  5:50 pm

President was uninformed on FCID gazette: source

President was uninformed on FCID gazette: source

It has come to light that President Maithripala Sirisena was unaware concerning the establishment of the newly formed police unit the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID). The FCID was enforced by an extraordinary gazette notification issued in February. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 28, 2015  5:15 pm

High Court sets May 22 to hear Bharathas case

High Court sets May 22 to hear Bharathas case

The High Court on Tuesday (28) fixed date for the trial in the case where Parliamentarian Duminda Silva is accused in the killing of three individuals including former Presidential Advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra. MORE...

| April 28, 2015  3:03 pm

Death toll in Nepal may touch 10,000 - PM Koirala

Death toll in Nepal may touch 10,000 - PM Koirala

The death toll in Nepals devastating earthquake may go up to 10,000, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Tuesday told the envoys of India, China and the US. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 28, 2015  2:37 pm

Sri Lankan gets 7-year jail in robbery case

Sri Lankan gets 7-year jail in robbery case

The Second Additional Assistant Sessions Court in Tiruchy on Monday convicted and sentenced a Sri Lankan Tamil to undergo seven-year imprisonment for robbing a woman of a gold chain after attacking her in April 2013. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 28, 2015  1:02 pm

Indian fishermen indulge in illegal acts in Sri Lankan waters, says ICG

Indian fishermen indulge in illegal acts in Sri Lankan waters, says ICG

In a stand that may not go down well in Tamil Nadu, Indian Coast Guard on Monday told the Madras High Court that Indian fishermen allegedly indulge in various illegal acts such as smuggling and trawling in Sri Lankan waters resulting in action by the island nations navy. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 28, 2015  12:01 pm

DG Kumarage elected as Kataragama Basnayake Nilame

DG Kumarage elected as Kataragama Basnayake Nilame

D.G. Kumarage has been elected as the new Basnayake Nilame of the Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Devalaya. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 28, 2015  11:04 am

Nepal earthquake: SLAF flight departs Kathmandu

Nepal earthquake: SLAF flight departs Kathmandu

Sri Lanka Air Force flight, with 46 persons including Under-14 womens football team, departed from Kathmandu to Colombo on Tuesday (28) morning, the SLAF Spokesperson said. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 28, 2015  10:00 am

Three months leave for Basil

Three months leave for Basil

Parliament has approved three(03) months leave for MP Basil Rajapaksa commencing from today(28). The approval was granted on a proposal made by Opposition leader Nimal Siripala De Silva. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 28, 2015  9:58 am

US Secretary of State Kerry to arrive on Saturday

US Secretary of State Kerry to arrive on Saturday

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Sri Lanka on Saturday to meet with its new president, Maithripala Sirisena, the State Department said, following years of strained relations between Washington and the countrys previous government. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 28, 2015  7:42 am

Enactment of 19A alike issuing death warrants to Sinhalese: Abayathissa Thero

Enactment of 19A alike issuing death warrants to Sinhalese: Abayathissa Thero

Enactment of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution is alike issuing a death warrant to the Sinhalese, Venerable Medagoda Abayathissa Thero said on Monday (27). MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 27, 2015  11:03 pm

Sobitha Thera calls off Sathyagraha

Sobitha Thera calls off Sathyagraha

The Sathyagraha, which was staged by Chief Incumbent of the Naga Vihara in Kotte and leader of the National Movement for a Just Society, Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, has been called off. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 27, 2015  4:57 pm

Four killed, two injured in train accident

Four killed, two injured in train accident

Four persons were killed and two others were injured due to a collision between a vehicle and a train on Monday (27) afternoon, the police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 27, 2015  4:51 pm
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Kevin Pietersen: Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara backs star batsman for England return

Kevin Pietersen: Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara backs star batsman for England return

Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara has backed Surrey teammate Kevin Pietersen to make a return to the England Test side. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 22, 2015  10:58 am

Sports Minister defends interim cricket body after ICC threat

Sports Minister defends interim cricket body after ICC threat

Sri Lankas sports minister Navin Dissanayake on Friday defended his decision to appoint an interim committee to oversee cricket, saying it was his sovereign right

(0)Comments | April 19, 2015  11:34 am

ICC to seek explanation from Sports Minister

ICC to seek explanation from Sports Minister

The International Cricket Council (ICC) says that it will seek a full and proper explanation from the Sports Minister of Sri Lanka, Navin Dissanayake regarding the governments recent intervention in Sri Lanka Cricket. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 16, 2015  7:05 pm

Woutersz appointed new manager of Sri Lanka cricket team

Woutersz appointed new manager of Sri Lanka cricket team

Sri Lankas cricket officials have named former first-class player and broadcaster Jeryl Woutersz as the new manager of the national team the latest in a series of changes made in recent weeks. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 10, 2015  5:45 pm

Cricket great Richie Benaud dies aged 84

Cricket great Richie Benaud dies aged 84

Former Australia cricket captain and legendary commentator Richie Benaud has been remembered as a national treasure following his death at 84. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 10, 2015  12:07 pm

Entertainment

A great white shark attacks film crew members

A great white shark attacks film crew members

Groups protesting the shark cage-diving industry in New Zealand are now using footage of agreat white shark attacking two film crew members on a small boat to highlight what they see as a growing problem. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 28, 2015  11:52 am

Samurai Ghost: Photo shows mysterious boots behind girl

Samurai Ghost: Photo shows mysterious boots behind girl

This photo of a four-year-old girl on a beach in Zushi, Japan, seems innocent until you look closely behind her legs and back. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2015  07:36 am

Sri Lankan students film to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Sri Lankan students film to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Charmini Peli Kankanamalage is terrified she stole something from her child. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 16, 2015  02:03 pm

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

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Worlds first self-powered video camera developed

Worlds first self-powered video camera developed

The worlds first self-powered video camera that runs without a battery and can produce an image each second has been developed by researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 16, 2015  04:11 pm

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..

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