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President welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at BIA

President welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at BIA

The President of Peoples’ Republic of China and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping, arrived in Sri Lanka a short while ago, marking the first visit by a Chinese President to the island nation in 28 years. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 16, 2014  11:55 am

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Special traffic plan in Colombo today

Special traffic plan in Colombo today

A special traffic plan will be implemented in the Colombo City in view of the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 17, 2014  10:36 am

All propaganda activities should end after midnight tonight- EC

All propaganda activities should end after midnight tonight- EC

The propaganda activities with regard to the forthcoming Uva Provincial Council polls should cease after midnight today (17 Sept), the Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 17, 2014  9:57 am

SL, China agree to deepen their cooperative partnership

SL, China agree to deepen their cooperative partnership

Sri Lanka and China on Tuesday agreed to deepen strategic and defence cooperation, following talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 17, 2014  8:33 am

UPDATE: Norochcholai coal power plant back in action

UPDATE: Norochcholai coal power plant back in action

Full capacity of 900 MW from Norochcholai coal power plant added to the national grid by commissioning 2nd and 3rd units which added 600 MW today. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 16, 2014  8:14 pm

Fuel prices reduced- Petrol price cut by Rs 5 per lit.

Fuel prices reduced- Petrol price cut by Rs 5 per lit.

Price of kerosene oil reduced by Rs. 20 per liter, petrol by Rs. five and diesel by Rs. three per liter from midnight tonight- President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

(0)Comments | September 16, 2014  8:02 pm

Electricity tariff reduced from today

Electricity tariff reduced from today

Electricity tariff will be reduced by 25 per cent with effective from today, President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

(0)Comments | September 16, 2014  7:58 pm

Hoist black flags to oppose Rajapaksa’s address to UNGA: Karunanidhi

Hoist black flags to oppose Rajapaksa’s address to UNGA: Karunanidhi

DMK president M Karunanidhi on Tuesday appealed to all those concerned for the welfare of Lankan Tamils to oppose President Mahinda Rajapaksa‘s address to the United Nations GeneralAssembly on September 25, by hoisting black flags and wearing black shirts. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 16, 2014  5:01 pm

UK police hunt four Sri Lankans over stabbing incident

UK police hunt four Sri Lankans over stabbing incident

UK police are hunting four Sri Lankan men after a 24-year-old man was stabbed in the head in Mitcham, in Uk, yesterday morning. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 16, 2014  3:26 pm

Motorcycle journey from Berlin to Battaramulla commences

Motorcycle journey from Berlin to Battaramulla commences

Sri Lanka Ambassador Karunatilaka Amunugama has flagged off ‘an adventure motorcycle journey to spread peace’ led by Feros Omar from Brandenburg Gate, Berlin to Battaramulla, Colombo. Feros Omar is accompanied by his wife Amina Omar as pillion rider. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 16, 2014  2:48 pm

Sri Lanka committed to implement 13th constitution amendment

Sri Lanka committed to implement 13th constitution amendment

Sri Lanka has assured India that it is committed to implementing the 13th amendment in its constitution, Indian media reports. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 16, 2014  2:14 pm

Academics condemn Aus professor for call to go soft on Sri Lanka

Academics condemn Aus professor for call to go soft on Sri Lanka

Academics and non-governmental organisations have condemned a University of Sydney academic’s call for delegates at a human rights conference to go soft on Sri Lanka despite claims of the country’s war-time atrocities. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 16, 2014  1:56 pm

Strong winds at times over the island

Strong winds at times over the island

The Met. Dept. says that strong winds at times (up to 50-60 kmph) can be expected over the island particularly over the western slopes of the Central hills.Showers will occur at times in the Central and Sabaragamuwa..MORE...

(0)Comments | September 16, 2014  12:27 pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives today

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives today

Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in Sri Lanka Today (16) on a two-day official visit. This visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping will be the first visit by a Chinese President to Sri Lanka in 28 years. The last Chinese President to visit the island was President Li Xiannian in 1986. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 16, 2014  11:00 am

Indian coastal security stepped up to prevent intrusion from SL

Indian coastal security stepped up to prevent intrusion from SL

Following inputs that some suspicious persons, having terror links, might intrude into India from Sri Lanka via sea route, the Indian district administration and police have strengthened coastal security by constituting ‘Coastal Security Ramnad,’ a standing committee to facilitate coordinated action by pooling intelligence. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 16, 2014  10:18 am

Chinese man arrested with edible bird’s nests

Chinese man arrested with edible bird’s nests

A 48-year-old Chinese man has been arrested at the Departure Lounge of the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning with edible bird’s nests concealed in 12 tea tins, weighing 4.75 kilograms and valued at Rs 1.9 million. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 16, 2014  10:12 am
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Sports

Vithanage placed on probation for a year

Vithanage placed on probation for a year

Kithuruwan Vithanage has been docked his full match fee and been placed on probation for one year, after he had left the team hotel overnight during the recent Test in Galle against Pakistan, SLC has said. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 16, 2014  10:47 am

Sri Lanka won second place in Asian Netball Championships

Sri Lanka won second place in Asian Netball Championships

Singapore maintained its supremacy in Asian netball after beating Sri Lanka 59-41 in the Asian Netball Championships final on Sunday (14) held at the Singapore Sports Hub’s OCBC Arena. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 15, 2014  5:56 pm

Shehzad let off with reprimand for ‘Religious Comments’

Shehzad let off with reprimand for ‘Religious Comments’

Pakistan Cricket Board sources said before leaving for India with the Lahore Lions for the Champions League Twenty20, Ahmed Shehzad was called to the board offices and given a severe reprimand for making religious comments to Tillakaratne Dilshan. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 13, 2014  2:17 pm

Saeed Ajmal suspended for illegal action

Saeed Ajmal suspended for illegal action

In a huge blow to Pakistan, offspinner Saeed Ajmalhas been banned from bowling in international cricket by the ICC after his action was deemed to be illegal for all deliveries. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 9, 2014  12:22 pm

PCB chief terms Shehzad’s religious advice to Dilshan as ‘stupid’

  PCB chief terms Shehzad’s religious advice to Dilshan as ‘stupid’

Newly appointed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan today criticised Ahmed Shehzad for offering religious advice to Sri Lankan player Tillakaratne Dilshan during an ODI last week, saying it was a “stupid statement” on part of the Pakistani batsman. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 6, 2014  2:52 pm

Entertainment

 Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut wins Best Film Award

Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut wins Best Film Award

Nilendra Deshapriya’s 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

Robin Williams, actor and comedian, dies at 63

Robin Williams, actor and comedian, dies at 63

Robin Williams, who died Monday at age 63, harnessed his zany comic persona to become one of Hollywood’s most celebrated and bankable movie stars. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 12, 2014  10:22 am

Shaan to perform in Colombo

Shaan to perform in Colombo

Bollywood playback singer Shaan is set to perform in Colombo, the Indian High Commission has announced. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 10, 2014  04:34 pm

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Derana Tech Guru Episode 05 – Tech in Sinhala

Derana Tech Guru Episode 05 – Tech in Sinhala

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

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

Derana Tech Guru Episode 04 – Tech in Sinhala

Derana Tech Guru Episode 04 – Tech in Sinhala

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

(0)Comments | August 15, 2014  04:02 pm

YouTube to buy Twitch for $1 billion - report

YouTube to buy Twitch for $1 billion - report

Google has reached a deal to buy game livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, according to a report by Variety. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 19, 2014  09:57 am

Apple wins close to $120M in patent lawsuit against Samsung

Apple wins close to $120M in patent lawsuit against Samsung

Samsung was ordered Friday to pay Apple $119.6 million after a California jury determined the South Korea-based company guilty of infringing Apple’s patents, Reuters reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 5, 2014  03:52 pm

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Hambantota difficult to clear

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who hosted the chief editors and media heads for his monthly breakfast meeting on Thursday (24), was asked about the attack on a group of UNP Parliamentarians which took place in Hambantota recently ...

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(0)Comments | April 27, 2014  3:28 pm

President ‘No-Balls’ Sanath

Sri Lanka’s most senior cricketers Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara had strongly criticised the country’s cricket administration, upon returning to the country after winning the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh ...

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(0)Comments | April 27, 2014  4:34 pm

Still no invitation for Gota

Speculation has been rife regarding a possible calling for Sri Lanka powerful Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to enter into mainstream politics, following in the footsteps ...

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(0)Comments | August 11, 2014  2:18 pm
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