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PICTURES: Leopard business in Vavuniya

PICTURES: Leopard business in Vavuniya

The Range Forrest Office (RFO) in Vavuniya has raided a house in Kurumankadu, in a joint operation with Vavuniya police, where leopard cubs had been reportedly put up for sale. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  1:41 pm

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Wasp attack kills 55-year old in Hatton

Wasp attack kills 55-year old in Hatton

A 55-year-old person was killed and six others were injured after being stung by a swarm of wasps in Dimbulapathana area in Hatton, this morning. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  11:28 am

T.N. insists on release of fishermen’s boats

T.N. insists on release of fishermen’s boats

The Tamil Nadu government has reiterated its demand for immediate release of 62 fishing boats seized by Sri Lanka, the Hindu reports. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  11:07 am

Pakistan wins the toss, elects to bat

Pakistan wins the toss, elects to bat

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first against Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI played at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, a short while ago. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 30, 2014  10:48 am

9-hour water cut on Monday

9-hour water cut on Monday

The water board says that a 9 hour water cut will be imposed on 1st September from 8am-5pm in Nugegoda, High Level Road up to Wijerama junction, Pita Kotte, Etul Kotte, Mirihana, Udahamulla Pagoda and Nawala.

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  7:09 pm

Uva PC polls - 114 complaints thus far

Uva PC polls - 114 complaints thus far

Some 114 election violation complaints were reported thus war with regard to the Uva Provincial Council polls, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) says. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  5:38 pm

Court order suspends paramedics’ strike

Court order suspends paramedics’ strike

The Colombo District Court today issued an enjoining order suspending the strike launched by paramedics, after considering a petition filed by a patient. The enjoining order has been issued effective until September 12, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE..

| August 29, 2014  5:10 pm

SC postpones verdict on animal sacrifice

SC postpones verdict on animal sacrifice

The Supreme Court today postponed the verdict of the Munneswaram Kovil priests appeal against the Appeal Court judgment on animal sacrifice for 3 September. MORE...

| August 29, 2014  5:03 pm

Two sentenced to death in Homagala estate triple murder

Two sentenced to death in Homagala estate triple murder

Two persons were sentenced to death by the Galle High Court today after they were found guilty in the murder of three members of the same family in 2002 at an estate bungalow in the Homagala estate, Udugama, Galle. MORE..

| August 29, 2014  4:11 pm

Strong winds expected in Bay of Bengal

Strong winds expected in Bay of Bengal

The Department of Meteorology says that strong winds at times (up to 60kmph) can be expected over the sea areas off the Northern and Northeastern coast and that winds speed can strengthen up to 70-80kmph at times in the Bay of Bengal. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  3:20 pm

Pakistan Sri Lanka agree to enhance defence cooperation

Pakistan Sri Lanka agree to enhance defence cooperation

Pakistan Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt met Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo and discussed ways to strengthen defence cooperation between the two countries. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  3:09 pm

Sri Lanka and Seychelles cement ties with business forum

Sri Lanka and Seychelles cement ties with business forum

Trade between Seychelles and Sri Lanka looks set to take off following the conclusion of the Seychelles Sri-Lanka trade and investment forum held in Colombo on Wednesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  2:21 pm

Truck driver remanded after running over pregnant woman

Truck driver remanded after running over pregnant woman

A tipper truck driver who was arrested after running over and killing a pregnant woman in the Nawakkeeri area in Achchuveli, Jaffna was remanded until September 11 by the Jaffna Mallakam Court. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  12:42 pm

Section of Southern Expressway closed on Sep. 2

Section of Southern Expressway closed on Sep. 2

A section of the Southern Expressway from Kottawa to Kahatuduwa interchanges will be closed from 10.00pm to 12.00 midnight on September 2 due to the installation of a gantry, the Road Development Authority (RDA) said.

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  11:17 am

Cop injured in arrest scuffle

Cop injured in arrest scuffle

A policemen team has been attacked in Munneswaram, Chilaw, in wee hours of the morning, when they attempted to raid an illegal gambling centre. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  10:33 am

Strike Force formed to investigate Lankan woman’s death

Strike Force formed to investigate Lankan woman’s death

Australian police have formed a strike force to investigate the suspicious death of a Sri Lankan woman, who allegedly drowned in a Western Sydney creek. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  9:37 am
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Squad named for 3rd ODI

Squad named for 3rd ODI

Sri Lanka has named the a 15-man squad for the 3rd ODI against Pakistan in Dambulla. MORe...

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  5:09 pm

Perera helps Sri Lanka draw level

Perera helps Sri Lanka draw level

Thisara Perera’s fine allround show, a 36-ball 65 and 3 for 19, helped Sri Lanka trounce Pakistan by 77 runs in the second One-Day International in Hambantota on Tuesday (August 26) to level the three-match series 1-1. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 27, 2014  5:07 pm

Sri Lanka opts to bat first in 2nd ODI

Sri Lanka opts to bat first in 2nd ODI

Sri Lanka has won the toss and elected to bat first in the second One-Day international (ODI) against Pakistan at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota. MORE..

(0)Comments | August 26, 2014  2:18 pm

Senanayake returns after remedial work on action

Senanayake returns after remedial work on action

Sri Lanka Cricket hopes to have offspinner Sachithra Senanayake cleared by the ICC over the next few months, after biomechanics experts were confident his action had been sufficiently remedied. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 24, 2014  5:50 pm

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and sent Sri Lanka in to bat in overcast conditions in the first one-day international in Hambantota on Saturday. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 23, 2014  11:27 am

Entertainment

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

Beatles documentary to be directed by Ron Howard

Beatles documentary to be directed by Ron Howard

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is to direct a documentary about the early years of the Beatles. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2014  04:06 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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