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ISIS threaten to attack world’s largest Buddhist temple

ISIS threaten to attack world’s largest Buddhist temple

The police in Central Java have tightened security measures at the Borobudur Temple in Magelang in response to an apparent threat made by Islamic State of Iraq and the Syria (ISIS) supporters to attack the world-renowned cultural heritage site.

(0)Comments | August 28, 2014  4:07 pm

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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

Work with existing powers before devolution – Basil tells TNA

Work with existing powers before devolution – Basil tells TNA

The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) should work with existing powers before demanding further devolution, Sri Lanka’s Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said on Thursday. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  8:38 am

Veteran cinematographer Andrew Jayamanne passes away

Veteran cinematographer Andrew Jayamanne passes away

Veteran cinematographer, film and television director and producer Andrew Jayamanne has passed away in Italy, family members told Ada Derana. Jayamanne was aged 71 at the time of his demise.

(0)Comments | August 29, 2014  8:08 am

Pakistan’s Air Chief meets SL Air Marshal Gunatilleke

Pakistan’s Air Chief meets SL Air Marshal Gunatilleke

Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Chief of the Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke, this morning (28) at Air Force Headquarters Colombo. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 28, 2014  8:42 pm

Ex-DIG Gunawardena enlarged on bail in one case

Ex-DIG Gunawardena  enlarged on bail in one case

Ex-DIG Vass Gunawardena was enlarged on bail, today, in a case where he was accused of threatening a group of CID officers including ASP Shani Abeysekara, by the Colombo High Court. MORE...

| August 28, 2014  6:01 pm

Religious places in SL also under threat - BBS

Religious places in SL also under threat - BBS

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization has severely condemned the threats made by Islamic State of Iraq and the Syria (ISIS) supporters to attack the world-renowned cultural heritage site Borobudur Temple in Magelang in Indonesia. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 28, 2014  5:10 pm

Peradeniya students on a class boycott

Peradeniya students on a class boycott

The undergraduates at the University of Peradeniya this morning launched a boycott of classes in protest against suppression of student activism. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 28, 2014  3:10 pm

The largest LTTE training camp was located at Kolathur, India

The largest LTTE training camp was located at Kolathur, India

The village of Kolathur, 11 km from the Mettur dam in Salem district, was one of the places in Tamil Nadu where the cadre of the LTTE were imparted armed training in the early 1980s to fight the Sri Lankan forces, the Hindu reports.

(0)Comments | August 28, 2014  1:51 pm

Norochcholai power plant will be rectified today itself- CEB

Norochcholai power plant will be rectified today itself- CEB

The cola power plant at Norochcholai which has faced another break down last evening will be rectified and will start its operations today itself, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) says. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 28, 2014  12:59 pm

Sun directly over Sri Lanka today

Sun directly over Sri Lanka today

The Sun is going to be directly over Sri Lanka from today to 7 September, the Meteorology Department says. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 28, 2014  11:49 am

Miscarriage of Finance Ministry top officers- causes rice price hike?

Miscarriage of Finance Ministry top officers- causes rice price hike?

It was reported that the inaction of some top officials of the Finance Ministry has likely caused for the recent rice price hike. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 28, 2014  11:35 am

Polling cards out tomorrow

Polling cards out tomorrow

Polling cards for the Uva Provincial Council election will be distributed to people from 29 August (tomorrow) onwards, the Department of Post said. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 28, 2014  10:22 am
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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

Ajmal to miss first two ODIs against Sri Lanka

Ajmal to miss first two ODIs against Sri Lanka

Pakistan’s leading off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to miss the first two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka as he has to fly to Brisbane to undergo tests on his bowling action. MORE...

(0)Comments | August 22, 2014  1:23 pm

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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