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Special police unit to deal with complaints on religious activities - President

Special police unit to deal with complaints on religious activities - President

A special police unit to be established under the Religious Affairs Ministry to deal with complaints related to religious activities, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today. Speaking to heads of media institutions today he added that he will not let any person or organization take the law into their own hands. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2014  10:46 am

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Speaker expresses disappointment over Hambantota incident

Speaker expresses disappointment over Hambantota incident

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa today expressed regret over the incident where a group of UNP MPs were obstructed in Tissamaharama, Hambantota the electorate of which he is the SLFP chief organizer. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2014  02:23 pm

Father throws children into Nilwala River

Father throws children into Nilwala River

Police have commenced a search operation to nab a father who has allegedly thrown his two children into the Nilwala River. The girl aged four and boy aged two were rescued by the security forces after being thrown into the water from the Mahanama bridge in Matara. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2014  12:48 pm

Prepared to hold elections if opposition demands - President

Prepared to hold elections if opposition demands - President

I am in no hurry to hold a Presidential election however if the opposition demands I am prepared to hold a General or a Presidential election next year, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today. President said this in a reply to a query on unconfirmed reports of a Presidential election being held next year. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2014  11:38 am

Tsunami rehearsal today

Tsunami rehearsal today

A national tsunami rehearsal will be conducted at 3pm today in 14 coastal districts, the Disaster Management Centre said.

(0)Comments | April 24, 2014  09:59 am

Lankan girl to be reunited with father

Lankan girl to be reunited with father

A Sri Lankan-Filipina girl living in foster care since her father’s arrest in January, will finally reunite with her dad and go home. Elina, who turned five in March, slept rough in parks and staircases with her unemployed dad, helping him at odd jobs after the Lankan lost his job in 2009. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2014  08:18 am

No disciplinary action against Mahela, Sanga - SLC

No disciplinary action against Mahela, Sanga - SLC

Sri Lanka Cricket will not pursue any disciplinary action against Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkarra and that the matter has been closed, SLC Chief Jayantha Dharmadasa stated. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 23, 2014  04:51 pm

VIDEO: Packer completely exempt from taxes - UNP

VIDEO: Packer completely exempt from taxes - UNP

The UNP today accused the government of granting complete tax exemptions for James Packer and Ravi Wjeratne. Speaking at a press conference UNP MP Harsha De Silva charged that the government has planned to completely exempted them from the 12% VAT and 2% M.B.T and in place only imposed a new 5% casino tax. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 23, 2014  04:33 pm

Private bank in Moratuwa robbed; attempted robbery in Kirulapone foiled

Private bank in Moratuwa robbed; attempted robbery in Kirulapone foiled

Two armed gunmen have robbed Rs. 777,000 from a private bank in Rawathawatte a short while ago. The gunmen had arrived on a motorcycle and had committed the robbery after threatening the staff, Police added. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 23, 2014  03:08 pm

Mathews to captain ODIs and Tests, Malinga for T20s

Mathews to captain ODIs and Tests, Malinga for T20s

Angelo Mathews has been appointed the Captain of the ODI and Test team while Lasith Malinga appointed the Captain of the T20 team. Lahiru Thirimanne has been named as the Vice Captain of the ODI, T20 and Test teams, SLC said a short while ago.

(0)Comments | April 23, 2014  02:05 pm

Sending Lankans to Libya suspended - SLBFE

Sending Lankans to Libya suspended - SLBFE

Sending Lankan workers to Libya has been temporarily suspended due to the volatile situation in the country, the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) said today.

(0)Comments | April 23, 2014  01:25 pm

Sri Lanka rupee steady in dull trade; stocks slip

 Sri Lanka rupee steady in dull trade; stocks slip

The Sri Lankan rupee traded steady on Wednesday as thin importer dollar demand was offset by exporter sales of the greenback. Dealers expect the local currency to remain stable until imports pick up sharply. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 23, 2014  01:08 pm

UK tourist recounts ‘hellish’ time in Sri Lanka over tattoo

UK tourist recounts ‘hellish’ time in Sri Lanka over tattoo

A 37-year-old British nurse recounted her “hellish” experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 23, 2014  11:16 am

HC rejects Lankan refugee’s plea

HC rejects Lankan refugee’s plea

Madurai Bench of Madras High Court today rejected the plea of a Sri Lankan refugee, who claimed himself to be an Indian citizen, to quash the detention of his son under Foreigners Act 1946 and set him free. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 23, 2014  10:27 am

Kidney racketeers sent 21 victims to Sri Lanka, doctor sold kidneys to hospitals - report

Kidney racketeers sent 21 victims to Sri Lanka, doctor sold kidneys to hospitals - report

Indian police have found that the kidney racketeers, who had sent deceased victim Dinesh Maroo to Sri Lanka, had sent as many as 21 people from different parts of Andra Pradesh to Colombo for kidney surgeries in the last few months, Indian media reports. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 23, 2014  08:44 am

Boat trade ends and Sri Lanka now legal source of migrants to Aussie

Boat trade ends and Sri Lanka now legal source of migrants to Aussie

Cooperation between Sri Lanka and Australia on fighting people-smuggling has reversed migration patterns, with thousands more Sri Lankans arriving as skilled workers while the flow of illegal boats from the South Asian nation, which peaked at tens of thousands, has now stopped. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 22, 2014  08:16 pm

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UPDATE: Paul Farbrace resigns as Sri Lanka’s head coach

UPDATE: Paul Farbrace resigns as Sri Lanka’s head coach

Sri Lanka’s national coach Paul Farbrace has tendered his resignation in order to take up an appointment as the assistant coach of the England cricket team, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed today. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 22, 2014  02:36 pm

Paul Farbrace to quit Sri Lanka coach job?

Paul Farbrace to quit Sri Lanka coach job?

Paul Farbrace, the recently appointed Sri Lanka cricket coach, is tipped to be appointed as assistant to Peter Moores, who has been appointed as new head coach of England team for five years by England and Wales Cricket Board, foreign media reported today. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 19, 2014  03:41 pm

Sri Lanka selectors ask players to clear availability for England

Sri Lanka selectors ask players to clear availability for England

With the contract dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket and the players yet to resolved, the selectors have asked players to come clear on their availability for the forthcoming tour of Ireland and England. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 18, 2014  11:12 pm

1996 World Cup winning team’s staff was not ‘well treated’ - Whatmore

1996 World Cup winning team’s staff was not ‘well treated’ - Whatmore

On a red-carpet reception day when the two Sri Lankan players, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene hit out at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board over retirement issues, the former coach has come out openly for not receiving the “better treatment” when the team first ever won the 50-over World Cup in 1996. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 11, 2014  12:24 am

Mahela officially tenders T20I resignation

Mahela officially tenders T20I resignation

Mahela Jayawardena has officially tendered his resignation to the CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), announcing his retirement from playing International Twenty20 cricket, SLC said. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 10, 2014  10:01 am

Entertainment

Santosh Sivan’s ‘Inam’ to be pulled out of Tamil Nadu theatres

Santosh Sivan’s ‘Inam’ to be pulled out of Tamil Nadu theatres

Cinematographer-filmmaker Santosh Sivan’s Tamil war-drama Inam, a story on a group of orphans during the Sri Lankan civil war, will be pulled out of theatres in Tamil Nadu from Monday following protests from Tamil fringe groups. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 31, 2014  02:30 pm

Robert De Niro’s firm sells big stake to Madison Square Garden

Robert De Niro’s firm sells big stake to Madison Square Garden

A film company co-founded by Robert De Niro called Tribeca Enterprises is selling a 50 percent stake to the Madison Square Garden Company. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 24, 2014  11:12 am

12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture; Gravity wins seven including Best Director

12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture; Gravity wins seven including Best Director

“12 Years a Slave” wins the Academy Award for best picture and “Gravity” lead all films with seven Oscars, including an award for director Alfonso Cuaron on Sunday night. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 3, 2014  10:46 am

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to write and direct film about Video Game empire

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to write and direct film about Video Game empire

The powers behind “Superbad,” “Pineapple Express” and “This is the End” are teaming up again. This time, book, film and video game enthusiasts everywhere should be excited. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 25, 2014  02:46 pm

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Android app pirates plead guilty to copyright infringement

Android app pirates plead guilty to copyright infringement

The US Department of Justice has broken new ground when it comes to prosecuting counterfeit mobile app distributors. For the first time, the government has convicted two men for illegally selling copies of copyrighted apps. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 25, 2014  04:55 pm

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 smartphone

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 smartphone

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 smartphone - an improved, but not radically different, successor to last year’s Galaxy S4. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 25, 2014  02:54 pm

WhatsApp: A 19 billion bet for Facebook on the future of messaging

WhatsApp: A 19 billion bet for Facebook on the future of messaging

Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 20, 2014  11:42 am

Zuck Is Finally Ready To Fight Snapchat

Zuck Is Finally Ready To Fight Snapchat

In the first earnings call since Evan Spiegel rejected Zuck’s $3 billion offer to buy Snapchat, the Facebook CEO sent a very clear signal to competitors.MORE...

(0)Comments | January 30, 2014  09:37 am

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Kabeer backs Sajith 100%

The Working Committee of the United National Party (UNP) met following the conclusion of the Provincial Council elections to decide on Opposition Leaders for the two provinces ...

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(0)Comments | April 10, 2014  03:38 pm

Winning in a losing cause

An official in charge of election affairs had stated that the highest number of preference votes for the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) in the Colombo District was obtained by the candidate who contested under the No. 9 preference number ...

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(0)Comments | April 10, 2014  03:39 pm

No recount please

All candidates who had contested for the Colombo District from the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) were called to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) headquarters in Colombo last Wednesday ...

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