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Army officer who assaulted Upali Tennakoon identified

Army officer who assaulted Upali Tennakoon identified

The army intelligence officer who was accused over the assault on the former editor of the Rivira newspaper, Upali Tennakoon, has been identified by the veteran journalist and his wife in the identification parade at the Gampaha Magistrates Court today. MORE..

video | August 26, 2016  6:44 pm

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Maldives opposition meet in Sri Lanka to hatch plan against Yameen

Maldives opposition meet in Sri Lanka to hatch plan against Yameen

The Maldives dissident former president met opposition groups in neighbouring Sri Lanka on Friday to hatch a plan to topple strongman president Abdulla Yameen, opposition sources told AFP. MORE..

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Restaurant owner shot dead in Pilimathalawa

Restaurant owner shot dead in Pilimathalawa

A person has been shot and killed in the Pilimathalawa area in Peradeniya. MORE..

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Visna Fernando 2nd runner up at Top Model of World 2016

Visna Fernando 2nd runner up at Top Model of World 2016

Derana Miss Sri Lanka 2015 Visna Fernando has won the 2nd Runner Up title at the Top Model of World Pageant 2016, held in Bremen, Germany. MORE..

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One dead, 10 injured after elephant attacks van

One dead, 10 injured after elephant attacks van

One persons was killed and another 10 injured after a wild elephant attacked a van at Karuwalagaswewa on the Puttalam-Anuradhapura road in the wee hours of the morning. MORE..

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Sri Lanka seeks Indian investor for Colombo Port

Sri Lanka seeks Indian investor for Colombo Port

Sri Lanka is seeking an investor from India to build and operate a container terminal in Colombo port, amid a strong Chinese presence in the port. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 27, 2016  1:11 am

Legal action taken against 532 shopkeepers

Legal action taken against 532 shopkeepers

Following raids carried out during the Food Safety Week, steps were taken to file legal action against 532 shopkeepers for selling food items unsuitable for human consumption, the Health Ministry said. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2016  5:31 pm

Excise Duty imposed on gas oil and diesel

Excise Duty imposed on gas oil and diesel

The Ministry of Finance says that an Excise Duty of Rs 13 per litre has been imposed on Gas Oil and Diesel with effect from August 20. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2016  4:36 pm

Fire breaks out at paint factory in Biyagama

Fire breaks out at paint factory in Biyagama

A fire has broken out at a paint factory located in Naranminiya, Biyagama short while ago. MORE..

video (0)Comments | August 26, 2016  4:07 pm

New policies will be unveiled at SLFP convention - Shantha

New policies will be unveiled at SLFP convention - Shantha

Former MP Shantha Bandara says that the 65th anniversary celebration of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will be a historic event as the partys leader will deliver a special speech during the event unveiling several policies. MORE..

video (0)Comments | August 26, 2016  3:47 pm

Yoshithas grandmother issue notice

Yoshithas grandmother issue notice

Daisy Forrest, the grandmother of Yoshitha Rajapaksa, has been issued notice to appear before the Colombo Magistrates Court on August 31 to give a statement regarding a property in Mount Lavinia in relation to an ongoing investigation under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. MORE..

| August 26, 2016  2:54 pm

Camber Sands tragedy: drowning victims named

Camber Sands tragedy: drowning victims named

The five men, who drowned off Camber Sands in East Sussex yesterday, were all from Londons Sri Lankan community and had known each other since they were small children, according to the Daily Mail. MORE..

video (0)Comments | August 26, 2016  1:41 pm

Tamils continue to face racial discrimination in Sri Lanka, says UN Committee post review

Tamils continue to face racial discrimination in Sri Lanka, says UN Committee post review

Tamils continue to face discrimination in Sri Lanka, a UN committee stated recently, and questioned the island-country if Indian Tamils were allowed to get back to their homeland while reviewing a report on the anti-discrimination efforts undertaken by the country. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2016  12:03 pm

PRECIFAC summons Rishad Bathiudeen

PRECIFAC summons Rishad Bathiudeen

Minister of Industries and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen today arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC). MORE..

video (0)Comments | August 26, 2016  11:11 am

Two dead and 9 injured in Arachchikattuwa accident

Two dead and 9 injured in Arachchikattuwa accident

Two people dead and nine injured in a fatal accident on Puttalam Road at Arachchikattuwa today morning (26). A car has collided head-on with a van killing two passengers in the car. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2016  10:52 am

Ban Ki-moon to arrive in Sri Lanka next week

Ban Ki-moon to arrive in Sri Lanka next week

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will highlight the importance of development and human rights during visits next week to Sri Lanka and Myanmar, two legs of a five-stop Asia tour, his spokesman said Thursday. MORE...

video (0)Comments | August 26, 2016  7:29 am

Sports

SLvAus: Tickets sold out for 3rd ODI & 2nd T20I

SLvAus: Tickets sold out for 3rd ODI & 2nd T20I

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today announced that all tickets for Sundays 3rd ODI in Dambulla and the 2nd T20I in Colombo between Sri Lanka and Australia are sold out. There will be NO tickets at the gate. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2016  9:17 pm

Perera fined, Starc reprimanded for ICC code of conduct breaches

 Perera fined, Starc reprimanded for ICC code of conduct breaches

Sri Lankas Thisara Perera has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee while Mitchell Starc of Australia has received an official reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in separate incidents during the second One-Day International in Colombo on Wednesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2016  11:41 am

Dilshan announces retirement from international cricket

Dilshan announces retirement from international cricket

Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan says that he will retire from international cricket following the 3rd one-day international in Dambulla and the two Twenty20 matches against Australia. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 25, 2016  2:35 pm

Sri Lanka vs Australia: Steve Smith to head home mid-series, David Warner to lead

Sri Lanka vs Australia: Steve Smith to head home mid-series, David Warner to lead

Australias Steve Smith has been rested to focus on next months tour of South Africa leaving David Warner to lead the side for the remainder of the Sri Lanka series. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 25, 2016  11:11 am

Sri Lanka beats Australia, level ODI series 1-1

Sri Lanka beats Australia, level ODI series 1-1

Skipper Angelo Mathews Wednesday led from the front with his allround showing to help Sri Lanka register a comprehensive 82-run win against Australia in the second one-day international to level the series at 1-1 in Colombo. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 24, 2016  10:17 pm

Entertainment

Dwayne Johnsons Jumanji 2 not a reboot

Dwayne Johnsons Jumanji 2 not a reboot

Dwayne The Rock Johnson was recently in the news for his feud with Fast 8 co-star Vin Diesel. Now, the former wrestler has shed some light on his next project, Jumanji 2. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2016  01:02 pm

Deepika is among the worlds top 10 highest paid Actresses

Deepika is among the worlds top 10 highest paid Actresses

According to reports, Deepika Padukone features alongside Hollywood actresses Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 25, 2016  10:12 am

Avengers: Infinity War to add Another Marvel character

Avengers: Infinity War to add Another Marvel character

According to the sources, Infinity war is all set to introduce a new Marvel superhero for the upcoming and well-anticipated Avengers. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 22, 2016  12:01 pm

Amber Heard to donate entire Johnny Depp divorce settlement to charity

Amber Heard to donate entire Johnny Depp divorce settlement to charity

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp reached an agreement in their highly publicized divorce. The actress is speaking out about how she plans on putting her $7 million settlement to good use. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 19, 2016  10:51 am

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WhatsApps new privacy policy is unfair, but legal

WhatsApps new privacy policy is unfair, but legal

WhatsApp has always made huge promises of safeguarding privacy, whether through the introduction of end-to-end encryption or through its promise of no compromise with privacy following its acquisition by Facebook. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2016  03:19 pm

Asian companies have worlds worst cyber-security says study

Asian companies have worlds worst cyber-security says study

Many Asian organizations are badly defended against cyber-attacks, a year-long investigation by US security company Mandiant indicates. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 25, 2016  12:08 pm

Ford promises fleets of driverless cars within five years

Ford promises fleets of driverless cars within five years

In the race to develop driverless cars, several automakers and technology companies are already testing vehicles that pilot themselves on public roads. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 22, 2016  02:57 pm

iPhone 7 will finally get rid of outdated home button

iPhone 7 will finally get rid of outdated home button

We are less than a month away from the release of the new iPhone, likely to be called the iPhone 7, and the leaks wont stop coming. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 9, 2016  12:27 pm

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