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UN rights watchdog calls on Sri Lanka to investigate torture

UN rights watchdog calls on Sri Lanka to investigate torture

A U.N. rights watchdog called on Sri Lanka on Wednesday to investigate documented allegations of torture and rape of detainees and to rein in broad police powers. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 7, 2016  7:28 pm

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Rajapaksas allegations malicious and misleading - Govt

Rajapaksas allegations malicious and misleading - Govt

The government on Wednesday vehemently rejected as malicious and misleading the allegations made by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa that the government is selling off the national assets. MORE..

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Pakistani plane with more than 40 people aboard crashes

Pakistani plane with more than 40 people aboard crashes

A Pakistan International Airlines flight carrying more than 40 people crashed on Wednesday en route to Islamabad from the northern city of Chitral, a regional police official said. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 7, 2016  5:58 pm

Nothing wrong in IGPs response - Rajitha

Nothing wrong in IGPs response - Rajitha

Im of the view that there was nothing wrong in the manner of how the IGP responded to the controversial call during a meeting in Ratnapura, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | December 7, 2016  5:08 pm

Tamil Nadus new leaders should keep up pressure on Lanka: Shivajilingam

Tamil Nadus new leaders should keep up pressure on Lanka: Shivajilingam

Tamil Nadus new Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and Opposition Leader M K Stalin should continue with the same policy of pressurising Sri Lanka to address Tamils concerns in the country as J Jayalalithaa did, a hardline Tamil politician said today. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 7, 2016  3:59 pm

SLFP agrees to hold LG polls with old election system - SB

SLFP agrees to hold LG polls with old election system - SB

The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has agreed to hold the local government election with the Proportional Representation system. MORE...

video (0)Comments | December 7, 2016  3:22 pm

Sri Lanka to hold international conference to tackle chronic kidney disease

Sri Lanka to hold international conference to tackle chronic kidney disease

Sri Lanka on Wednesday vowed to tackle the spread of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in the island nation and will host an international conference this month to address the issue. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 7, 2016  2:23 pm

AG files fresh indictment against Basil

AG files fresh indictment against Basil

The Attorney General today filed a fresh indictment against former Minister Basil Rajapaksa for alleged misappropriation of Divi Naguma funds. MORE..

video | December 7, 2016  12:52 pm

Work halted on worlds tallest Christmas tree

Work halted on worlds tallest Christmas tree

The ongoing construction of the worlds tallest artificial Christmas tree has been halted, a Deputy Minister said Wednesday. MORE...

video (0)Comments | December 7, 2016  12:46 pm

Rakna Lanka to be liquidated

Rakna Lanka to be liquidated

The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to liquidate Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd (RALL), the commercial security firm functioning under the purview of the Ministry of Defence. MORE..

video (0)Comments | December 7, 2016  12:26 pm

Two nabbed in Avissawella with cocaine

Two nabbed in Avissawella with cocaine

Two persons were arrested early Wednesday morning in Thalduwa, Avissawella with approximately 1.1 kilo of suspected cocaine worth around Rs.10 million. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 7, 2016  11:43 am

Karuna Amman released on bail

Karuna Amman released on bail

The Colombo Chief Magistrates Court today granted bail to former Deputy Minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, better known as Karuna Amman, who was arrested and remanded for allegedly misusing a state vehicle. MORE..

video | December 7, 2016  11:13 am

State institutions are independent now - Rajitha

State institutions are independent now - Rajitha

At present, all the state institutions are independent, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne says. MORE...

video (0)Comments | December 7, 2016  10:38 am

At least 20 dead after quake hits Indonesias Aceh province

At least 20 dead after quake hits Indonesias Aceh province

At least 20 people have been killed and dozens injured after a strong undersea earthquake hit Indonesias province of Aceh. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 7, 2016  9:39 am

Pinto is New Sri Lankan Consul to Solomon Islands

Pinto is New Sri Lankan Consul to Solomon Islands

Sri Lanka has a new Honorary Consul to Solomon Islands, Solomon Star News agency reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 7, 2016  9:18 am

Sri Lankan Airlines boasts network serving 11 cities to India

Sri Lankan Airlines boasts network serving 11 cities to India

Sri Lankan Airlines will become the foreign airline with the largest network in India, one of the worlds largest travel markets, expanding to cover 11 cities with the addition of four more destinations in October/November 2016 Kolkata, Madurai, Bodh Gaya and Varanasi. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 7, 2016  8:39 am

Sports

  Yankees to retire Derek Jeters No. 2

Yankees to retire Derek Jeters No. 2

Derek Jeters No. 2 is being retired, the last of the New York Yankees single digits. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 7, 2016  6:59 pm

Griezmann joins Ronaldo & Messi on Fifa Best Player list

Griezmann joins Ronaldo & Messi on Fifa Best Player list

The three nominees for The Best FIFA Mens Player Award have been revealed, with perennial rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi joined by Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann in the final three. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 3, 2016  2:55 pm

Sri Lanka sign up Wasim Akram as mentor ahead of South Africa tour

Sri Lanka sign up Wasim Akram as mentor ahead of South Africa tour

Sri Lanka Cricket has announced that Pakistani legend Wasim Akram has accepted their offer to mentor the senior team ahead of their grueling tour of South Africa. Akram will organize a day-long coaching clinic in Colombo, which will be the first of a host of such clinics by foreign experts.

(0)Comments | December 1, 2016  4:57 pm

Looking to get Herath to play for two more years - Jayasuriya

Looking to get Herath to play for two more years - Jayasuriya

He changed the grammar of the game when he played it, but Sanath Jayasuriya is facing a different challenge these days. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 1, 2016  11:55 am

Angelo Mathews wins Cricketer of the Year award

Angelo Mathews wins Cricketer of the Year award

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been named as Cricketer of the Year 2015 while T M Dilshan was voted Dialog Peoples Player of the year 2016 at the Dialog Cricket Awards on Wednesday (30). MORE..

(0)Comments | November 30, 2016  10:32 pm

Entertainment

Chance the Rapper is making history at the 2017 Grammys

Chance the Rapper is making history at the 2017 Grammys

Chance the Rapper is the most talented rapper of his generation and a pioneer in the music industry. His latest album, Coloring Book, released in May, is one of the the years best-reviewed albums. Its the first streaming-only album to chart on Billboards ranking. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 7, 2016  03:57 pm

Veteran musician Sunil Konara passes away

Veteran musician Sunil Konara passes away

Veteran musician Sunil Dayananda Konara has passed away this morning at the age of 64. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 7, 2016  02:58 pm

La La Land named best film by New York film critics

La La Land named best film by New York film critics

Damien Chazelles Los Angeles musical La La Land has been named best film of the year by the New York Film Critics Circle. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 2, 2016  01:25 pm

Drake & Rihanna Top Spotifys Year-End Lists

Drake & Rihanna Top Spotifys Year-End Lists

Drake, Justin Bieber and Rihanna top this years Spotify year-end lists looking at the streaming services most popular acts. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 1, 2016  12:09 pm

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First Look: Google WiFi Router

First Look: Google WiFi Router

Googles new wireless router arrives in stores today. Like the eero and Luma routers, the Google WiFi router is sold in a pack of three units that link together to create whats called a mesh network, blanketing your home in WiFi. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 7, 2016  03:13 pm

Game Award Winners Overwatch Wins Game of the Year

Game Award Winners  Overwatch Wins Game of the Year

With the conclusion of the Game Awards 2016 in Los Angeles, we saw more than 20 awards handed out to deserving studios, games, and people. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 2, 2016  01:38 pm

Netflix will let you download shows, movies for offline viewing

Netflix will let you download shows, movies for offline viewing

Netflix subscribers can now binge on many of their favorite shows and movies even when they dont have an Internet connection. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 1, 2016  12:02 pm

Google clamps down on sneaky malicious sites

Google clamps down on sneaky malicious sites

Sites that repeatedly violate Googles safe browsing policies will be classified as repeat offenders, the company said last week.MORE...

(0)Comments | November 27, 2016  07:27 pm

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