The Government has begun a new campaign to “sling mud” at the United National Party and is using the state media and certain private media establishments to discredit its MPs by labeling them as “traitors,” MP Ruwan Wijewardene said. MORE..
A one-year-old child died after accidentally being run over by his father’s jeep in Pansala Pokuna Road, Tangalle. The child’s father was reversing the vehicle which he had accidentally run over his son. MORE..
Dominican Republic authorities have arrested four men from Sri Lanka accused of smuggling at least 60 migrants from India and the Middle East into the U.S. and Canada using fake passports. MORE..
Inquiries on import cargo at Container Freight Station 1, which was gutted in fire today, can be obtained from the duty manager via the phone number 071-8688361 or 011-2482579, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) said. MORE..
The Q branch of the Tamil Nadu police, with the assistance of the Ernakulam North police, arrested 21 Sri Lankans who were about to sail to Australia in a fishing boat from Kochi. MORE..
A Buddhist monk was rushed to the Kandy General Hospital with serious burn injuries after he attempted self-immolation near the Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic) in Kandy this morning. MORE..
Thirty–three persons have been hospitalized for food poisoning after they reportedly consumed gram distributed to devotees at the end of the morning Pooja at the Manikka Pillayar Temple in Thirukkovil, Ampara District. MORE..
Coimbatore police intercepted four Sri Lankan Tamils from various Sri Lankan refugee camps in western Tamil Nadu who were being allegedly escorted to Kochi, Kerala, to be illegally taken to Australia. MORE..
The discipline instilled form Buddha’s teaching enabled our nation to achieve a great culture, bringing worldwide honor and respect to us as a nation, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said in his Vesak message. MORE..
A fire broke out in an inbound cargo warehouse (CFS 1) in the Colombo Port early this morning, Project Minister of Ports and Highways Rohitha Abeygunawardena said. MORE..
One lane from Punchi Borella to Maradana has been temporarily closed for traffic due to a protest, organized by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) against the electricity tariff hike. MORE..
A further 31 Sri Lankan irregular maritime arrivals are being returned to Colombo after failing to meet Australia’s international obligations, Australia’s Immigration and Citizenship Minister Brendan O’Connor said. MORE..
The French Naval Ship “Jacques Cartier” arrived at the port of Colombo carrying a complement of 53 naval personnel, who will participate in a special programme organized by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay in Sri Lanka. MORE..
Police today said that there is no attempt to arrest parliamentarians of the United National Party (UNP) in connection with the CID’s ongoing investigations regarding the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. MORE..
At least 15 passengers were injured and hospitalized after a bus veered off the road and toppled in Balagala, Welimada this morning. MORE..
China Development Bank Corporation will lend $580 million to Sri Lanka to help implement key infrastructure projects, a government document released on Wednesday showed. MORE..
Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf has been withdrawn from next month’s Champions Trophy in England amid media reports he is under Indian police investigation for spot-fixing, the ICC said Thursday. MORE..
Sri Lanka Cricket has announced that Chanaka Welagedara will be replaced by Dilhara Lokuhettige for the ICC Champions Trophy in England following an ankle injury to Welagedara. MORE..
Chelsea will not have to pay compensation for José Mourinho after Real Madrid confirmed that the Portuguese manager will leave the Bernabéu at the end of the season by mutual consent. Nothing now stands in the way of Chelsea and Mourinho formalising an agreement that was reached in principle months ago. MORE..
José Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo were both sent off as Real Madrid lost a dramatic, bad-tempered Copa del Rey final to Atlético Madrid – the first time they had been beaten by their city rivals in 26 games, and in their own stadium too. MORE..
David Beckham, one of the most iconic football stars of his generation, has announced his retirement. MORE..
Fans at last Friday’s evening Sri Lankan premiere of Iron Man 3 at Majestic Cinemas were treated to more than they bargained for, becoming the first to be lucky enough to behold Axe Provoke’s newly-arrived Fallen Angels during their surprise ‘appearance’ at one of the first showings of this blockbuster movie. MORE..
In the world of International Aesthetic Cinema we have one Lankan film maker who has withstood for several decades as an established world class Asian cinema innovator. He is, as we all know, Dr. Lester James Peries......
Actor Sanjay Dutt has been convicted by the Supreme Court today in the Arms Act case that he was booked under in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. He has been given a 5 year sentence. He has served 18 months in jail already. MORE...
The story of the life and times of Sri Lanka’s iconic actress Irangani Roxana Serasinghe will hit bookstores across the country on Friday 29 March 2013......
Cargo warehouse in Colombo Port gutted in fire
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Buddhists throughout the country observe Vesak Full Moon Day today (May 24), marking the Birth, Enlightenment and the Passing Away of the Buddha. Religious activities including meditation took place at temples and monasteries as thousands of white clad devotees engaged in religious observances this morning. Pictured here Buddhist devotees at the Dambulla Raja Maha Viharaya today. (Pic by - Kanchana Ariyadasa)
A Buddhist monk attempted self-immolation near the Wahalkada of the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic) in Kandy today (24). The monk was rushed to the Kandy General Hospital with serious burn injuries after he doused himself with petrol and set himself ablaze protesting against cattle slaughter. Police have identified him, through a NIC found in his possession, as a resident Buddhist monk at the Porabe Viharaya in Kahawatta. (Pic by Herath Ekanayake)
The Hayleys Group – one of Sri Lanka’s leading conglomerates - recorded an exceptional financial performance in 12/13, despite challenging conditions in its key global markets and tight macroeconomic policies in the domestic arena......
Transportation and Logistics giant Hayleys Advantis Limited has signed up to be the main sponsor of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) International Convention 2013 to be held at The Kingsbury Hotel from the 3 to 5 June, 2013......
The National Telecommunications Provider, Sri Lanka Telecom and the National Mobile Service Provider, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel have once again collaborated to open a state of the art teleshop at the Liberty Plaza shopping mall in the heart of Colombo......
For the second year in a row, BBDO won the title of ‘Network of the Year’ at the Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards. The coveted awards ceremony was the climax of the two day ‘Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness’ (FAME) held in Shanghai......
Mobitel on ICTs and road safety; marks World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2013 in Sri Lanka
The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies......
The National Mobile Service Provider, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel hosted the live-streaming of the Google I/O Extended Conference in Colombo at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute......
Dipped Products PLC, the Hayleys Group subsidiary that accounts for 5% of the global non-medical rubber glove market, posted strong financial performance for 2012/2013......
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LG Electronics Inc. said Monday its new smartphone with a full high-definition screen will go on sale in South Korea this week before hitting shelves in Japan in April. MORE..
Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday (24) that it acquired speech-recognition company Ivona Software, a sign the world’s largest Internet retailer may be looking to develop more services similar to Apple Inc’s Siri voice-based search product. MORE..
Indicted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom launched a new file-sharing website on Sunday, promising users amped-up privacy levels in a defiant move against the U.S. prosecutors who accuse him of facilitating massive online piracy. MORE..
Facebook held a big press event this morning (15). It only sent out invitations to it last week, and when it did, it didn’t disclose the topic. MORE..
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