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US Congress delegation commends unity government’s achievements

US Congress delegation commends unity government’s achievements

A delegation of the United States Congress called on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday at the President’s Official Residence and held discussions about the steps to be taken to further strengthen bilateral relations. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 25, 2017  12:55 am

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Showery condition to enhance during next few days

Showery condition to enhance during next few days

Showery condition is expected to enhance during next few days (particularly in the southern half of the island), Met. Department said. MORE...

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White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

CNN and other news outlets were blocked from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs. MORE...

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One dead, 4 injured after dhal storage bin collapses

One dead, 4 injured after dhal storage bin collapses

One person died while another 4 persons have been hospitalised after a dhal storage bin collapsed on them at Sapugaskanda, police said. MORE..

video (0)Comments | February 24, 2017  5:52 pm

Four Indian fishermen injured in alleged attack by Sri Lankan fishermen

Four Indian fishermen injured in alleged attack by Sri Lankan fishermen

Four Tamil Nadu fishermen suffered serious injuries after they were attacked, allegedly by Sri Lankan fishermen, near Kodiyakarai off the island nation. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 24, 2017  5:48 pm

Prof. Vajira Thero among 5 injured in Kadugannawa accident

Prof. Vajira Thero among 5 injured in Kadugannawa accident

Five persons including Ven. Professor Kumburugamuwe Vajira Thero were injured and hospitalised following an accident involving the vehicle they were traveling in at Kadugannawa. MORE..

video (0)Comments | February 24, 2017  4:57 pm

Countries should work together on issue of illegal migrants – President

Countries should work together on issue of illegal migrants – President

Similar to the way each country takes decisions in national levels on the illegal migrants, they should act internationally with other countries regarding this matter, says President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 24, 2017  4:35 pm

Five nabbed with over 154 kg of Kerala Ganja

Five nabbed with over 154 kg of Kerala Ganja

Sri Lanka Navy personnel have arrested three persons who were reportedly transporting 154.6 kg of Kerala Ganja by boat. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 24, 2017  3:08 pm

BASL President denies using undue influence to appoint HC judge

BASL President denies using undue influence to appoint HC judge

The President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL), Geoffrey Alagaratnam, says that it is very unfortunate that people have misunderstood the role of the Bar Association and its president in unofficial bar appointment to make it a political issue and a communal issue. MORE..

video (0)Comments | February 24, 2017  1:38 pm

Man arrested with gold worth Rs 4.2 million at BIA

Man arrested with gold worth Rs 4.2 million at BIA

A Sri Lankan national has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake for attempting to smuggle gold worth over Rs 2.4 million out of the country this morning. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 24, 2017  11:32 am

Skipper of boat which capsized off Katukurunda arrested

Skipper of boat which capsized off Katukurunda arrested

Kalutara Police have arrested the skipper of the boat which capsized in the sea area off Katukurunda and resulted in the death of 16 passengers. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 24, 2017  11:01 am

New Zealand-bound boat people arrested in Negombo

New Zealand-bound boat people arrested in Negombo

A group of 18 individuals who attempted to illegally travel to New Zealand via sea route have been arrested by Sri Lanka Navy personnel this morning. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 24, 2017  10:44 am

President Sirisena invited for a state visit to Indonesia

President Sirisena invited for a state visit to Indonesia

The President of Indonesia Joko Widodo has invited Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to pay a state visit to his country immediately after his scheduled participation at the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit meeting to be held in Jakarta. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 24, 2017  8:22 am

Sri Lanka police deny ‘hunting’ refugees who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong

Sri Lanka police deny ‘hunting’ refugees who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong

Sri Lankan asylum seekers living in Hong Kong fear they are being illegally pursued by police after sheltering the US whistleblower Edward Snowden in the city. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 24, 2017  8:06 am

Prof Carlo Fonseka admitted to National Hospital

Prof Carlo Fonseka admitted to National Hospital

President of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) Professor Carlo Fonseka has been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital following a brief illness. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 24, 2017  7:42 am

Wimal formally requests for NFF to leave UPFA

Wimal formally requests for NFF to leave UPFA

National Freedom Front (NFF) leader MP Wimal Weerawansa says that if any political connection had existed with the United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance (UPFA), it has already been abandoned by him. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 24, 2017  2:09 am

Sports

Australia beat Sri Lanka by 41 runs

Australia beat Sri Lanka by 41 runs

Australia wonn the final T20 international in Adelaide by 41 runs after bowling out Sri Lanka for 146. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 22, 2017  5:53 pm

Australia set 188-run target for Sri Lanka

Australia set 188-run target for Sri Lanka

Openers Aaron Finch and Michael Klinger cracked half-centuries as Australia set Sri Lanka 188 runs to win Wednesday night’s Twenty20 game in Adelaide. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 22, 2017  4:19 pm

Sri Lanka opt to bowl in 3rd T20

Sri Lanka opt to bowl in 3rd T20

Sri Lanka skipper Upal Tharanga won the toss and elected to field, their third in a row, in the 3rd T20I against Australia in Adelaide. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 22, 2017  2:10 pm

Sri Lankan teen takes the snowboarding plunge

Sri Lankan teen takes the snowboarding plunge

Following in the traditions of plucky triers such as Jamaica’s bobsledders and British ski jumper Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards, a Sri Lankan snowboarder has overcome her nerves and a glaring lack of experience to blaze a trail at the Asian Winter Games. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 22, 2017  11:20 am

Niroshan Dickwella suspended by ICC for 2 limited-over matches

Niroshan Dickwella suspended by ICC for 2 limited-over matches

Sri Lanka’s Niroshan Dickwella has been suspended for two limited-over matches after his accumulated demerit points reached five within a 24-month period following his latest breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for which he received a 30 per cent fine and two demerit points. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  11:44 am

Entertainment

Kutcher pushes to end human trafficking

Kutcher pushes to end human trafficking

Actor and activist, Ashton Kutcher, went before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, in an effort to end human trafficking and modern slavery. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 17, 2017  03:27 pm

YouTube and Disney sever ties with PewDiePie over anti-Semitic videos

YouTube and Disney sever ties with PewDiePie over anti-Semitic videos

YouTube and Disney have cut ties with influential Swedish YouTube star PewDiePie after he posted several videos that were deemed anti-Semitic. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 15, 2017  02:39 pm

‘Burning Birds’ (Davena Vihagun): Film Review

‘Burning Birds’ (Davena Vihagun): Film Review

Sanjeewa Pushpakumara’s drama, about a poor Sri Lankan villager’s struggle for her family’s survival after her husband’s death, bows at Rotterdam after its appearances in Busan and Tokyo. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 1, 2017  03:16 pm

French beauty crowned Miss Universe, first since 1953

French beauty crowned Miss Universe, first since 1953

France won its first Miss Universe crown in 64 years on Monday in a made-for-television spectacle where finalists spoke out on the refugee crisis and other hot-button global issues. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 31, 2017  01:14 pm

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Technology

Google hails net balloon ‘breakthrough’

Google hails net balloon ‘breakthrough’

The Project Loon team, part of the company’s X research lab, said it was now able to use machine learning to predict weather systems. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 17, 2017  03:11 pm

Apple’s iPhone 8 could get curved OLED screens

Apple’s iPhone 8 could get curved OLED screens

There have been rumors (and also this) about Apple‘s iPhone 8 getting curved OLED displays to replace the LCD panels of iPhones past. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 14, 2017  05:38 pm

Oculus ordered to pay $500 million in ZeniMax lawsuit

Oculus ordered to pay $500 million in ZeniMax lawsuit

Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus just became a half billion more expensive. A jury in Dallas, Texas has awarded ZeniMax Media $500 million after finding that Palmer Luckey (and by extension Oculus VR) violated the terms of a non-disclosure agreement. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 2, 2017  05:26 pm

Google employees rally against Trump’s immigration ban

Google employees rally against Trump’s immigration ban

Over 2,000 Google employees rallied against President Donald Trump’s executive order that bans immigration from seven majority Muslim countries today. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 31, 2017  01:49 pm

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