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Seven districts monitored for possible landslide situation

Seven districts monitored for possible landslide situation

The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) says that 7 districts are currently being monitored for possible landslide situation, where Volunteers and Government Officials are on standby to assist in a possible evacuation. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 31, 2014  2:06 pm

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Two dead after earth mound collapses

Two dead after earth mound collapses

Two persons were killed after an earth embankment collapsed on a house at Samanpura in Olugamthota, Balangoda. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 31, 2014  4:50 pm

Sniffer dogs join search in Miriybedda mudslide

Sniffer dogs join search in Miriybedda mudslide

Sniffer dogs were brought this morning to join the search for bodies in Miriybedda, two days after a major mudslide buried alive scores of people. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 31, 2014  3:39 pm

CPC to remove fuel transport charges

CPC to remove fuel transport charges

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) says that fuel prices will be standardized island-wide with effect from tomorrow (1st November), with the removal transport charges. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 31, 2014  2:25 pm

New curbs on travels to North: foreigners to apply via online or fax

New curbs on travels to North: foreigners to apply via online or fax

The foreign passport holders who wish to travel to the North can submit their applications through fax or online in order to obtain prior approval, the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development (MoDUD) says. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 31, 2014  2:20 pm

Pension increment from next month

Pension increment from next month

All pensioners will get the Rs.2,500 interim allowance proposed by the 2015 Budget along with their November pension payment, the Ministry of Finance said.

(0)Comments | October 31, 2014  1:31 pm

JHU to abstain from voting on Budget 2015

JHU to abstain from voting on Budget 2015

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), a constituent party of the ruling UPFA government, says it has decided to abstain from the first voting on the 2nd reading of the Budget 2015 which is scheduled for tomorrow (November 01).

(0)Comments | October 31, 2014  1:25 pm

Capital punishment for fishermen sparks violent protests in Chennai

Capital punishment for fishermen sparks violent protests in Chennai

A day after the Sri Lankan court sentenced five Indian fishermen to death on charges of smuggling drugs,fishermen in Ramananthapuram went on a rampage today as they torched buses,blocked roads,burnt houses and damaged railway tracks. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 31, 2014  12:29 pm

Two held for bid to smuggle gold

Two held for bid to smuggle gold

Two suspects have been arrested at the Katunayake International Airport for attempting to smuggle gold worth over Rs 2.6 million by concealing it in the waist of their pants. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 31, 2014  11:43 am

Deduru Oya overflows, public asked to be cautious

Deduru Oya overflows, public asked to be cautious

Due to the prevailing heavy second inter-monsoon rains Deduru Oya has overflown and three spillway gates of the river have been opened, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 31, 2014  10:53 am

India to appeal against Sri Lanka courts death sentence to five fishermen

India to appeal against Sri Lanka courts death sentence to five fishermen

The Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi has said that the Indian Government will appeal against the judgment of a court in Sri Lanka to sentence five Indian fishermen to death. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 31, 2014  9:46 am

Man bites roommates finger during argument

Man bites roommates finger during argument

A Sri Lankan worker allegedly bit his roommates finger during a heated argument and caused him six per cent permanent disability, the Dubai Criminal Court heard. SS, 29 is also accused of consuming alcohol. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 31, 2014  8:45 am

Manusath Derana offers assistance to Meeriyabedda victims

Manusath Derana offers assistance to Meeriyabedda victims

TV Derana in its CSR initiative Manusath Derana will visit Meeriyabedda tomorrow (31) in order to support the people effected from the Koslanda landslide that occurred yesterday affecting over thousands of people. MORE...

video (0)Comments | October 30, 2014  5:29 pm

US offers Lanka help to landslide victims

US offers Lanka help to landslide victims

United States today offered assistance to Sri Lanka to help hundreds of people affected by the landslide in Koslanda in Badulla District. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 30, 2014  4:26 pm

Landslide hit Miriybedda in 2008 too, people reluctant to leave?

Landslide hit Miriybedda in 2008 too, people reluctant to leave?

A study carried out by the SAARC Disaster Management Centre (SDMC) indicates that a massive landslide hit Miriybedda in Koslanda, on 29, December 2008, but the residents of the area reluctant to leave their old habitats and settle in safer locations. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 30, 2014  3:19 pm

24-hr water cut in Colombo

24-hr water cut in Colombo

The water supply will be suspended for several areas in Colombo for 24-hours from Friday night (31) 9 p.m. to Saturday night 9 p.m. the National Water Supple and Drainage Board said. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 30, 2014  2:24 pm
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Sports

Senanayake to face Chennai action test

Senanayake to face Chennai action test

Sachithra Senanayake, the Sri Lankan off-spinner banned for illegal bowling action, is to proceed to Chennais ICC accredited centre for suspect actions.

(0)Comments | October 29, 2014  6:06 pm

Sri Lankas preparation for India series not ideal - Mathews

Sri Lankas preparation for India series not ideal - Mathews

Sri Lanka cricket captain Angelo Mathews said Sunday his team did not have sufficient time to prepare for the One-Day International (ODI) series in India, starting Nov 2, when they agreed to fill the void in the calendar after the West Indies players abandoned their India tour due to a payment dispute with their board. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 27, 2014  11:28 am

SLC name 15-man squad for India ODIs

SLC name 15-man squad for India ODIs

Sri Lanka on Wednesday named their 15-member squad for the five-match ODI series against India with notable omissions being former T20 captain Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 23, 2014  3:59 pm

Sl. vs India ODIs: Kohli to lead Indian team

Sl. vs India ODIs: Kohli to lead Indian team

In the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli will be seen leading Indian squad in the first three One Day Internationals (ODIs) as regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been rested for the series which will begin next month. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 21, 2014  4:38 pm

Indias 1983 win inspired me, says Arjuna Ranatunga

Indias 1983 win inspired me, says Arjuna Ranatunga

Sri Lankas 1996 World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga said that Indias 1983 Prudential Cup triumph inspired him to take his country to the peak of 50-over cricket. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 19, 2014  3:56 pm

Entertainment

Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts get World Cup Satisfaction

Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts get World Cup Satisfaction

The Rolling Stones Front man Mick Jagger and drummer Charlie Watts were introduced to the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy and given a private tour of the Bradman Museum at the Adelaide Oval by John, Don Bradmans son. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 27, 2014  02:42 pm

Brisbane man gets pranked by Australian-Sri Lankan comedian

Brisbane man gets pranked by Australian-Sri Lankan comedian

A man from Brisbanes southside unwittingly became the butt of the joke after posting an online advertisement with very specific requirements of a potential house mate. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  03:10 pm

Nilendra Deshapriyas debut wins Best Film Award

 Nilendra Deshapriyas debut wins Best Film Award

Nilendra Deshapriyas debut film Thanha Rathi Ranga (Between Yesterday and Tomorrow) has won the Best Film Award at the I Will Tell International Film Festival 2014 in London, UK. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 7, 2014  01:04 pm

Sri Lanka gets own River Kwai bridge

Sri Lanka gets own River Kwai bridge

Now, 57 years after it was blown to smithereens, authorities in Sri Lanka plan to rebuild the Bridge on the River Kwai to assuage the anger among locals over a controversial dam project. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  11:23 am

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LG G3 Review on Derana Tech Guru - Episode 11

Watch the latest episode of Derana Tech Guru (Tech in Sinhala), Sri Lankas first internationally standard technology programme. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 20, 2014  11:00 am

Derana Tech Guru Episode 08 iPhone 6 Review

Derana Tech Guru Episode 08  iPhone 6 Review

Watch the latest episode of Derana Tech Guru (Tech in Sinhala), Sri Lankas first internationally standard technology programme. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 26, 2014  02:30 pm

Derana Tech Guru Episode 05 Tech in Sinhala

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(0)Comments | August 25, 2014  02:47 pm

Derana Tech Guru Episode 04 Tech in Sinhala

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Watch the latest episode of Derana Tech Guru (Tech in Sinhala), Sri Lankas first internationally standard technology programme. MORE..

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