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Maithripala Sirisena vows to protect Mahinda Rajapaksa

Maithripala Sirisena vows to protect Mahinda Rajapaksa

Common opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena today vowed to resist international moves to investigate the Sri Lankas human rights record, if he is elected as the President of the country in the election on January 8. MORE..

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Veteran journalist Mahinda Abeysundara passes away

Veteran journalist Mahinda Abeysundara passes away

The former editor of Dinamina newspaper Mahinda Abeysundara has passed away at the age of 75. The veteran journalist, who had been battling an illness for a long period of time, passed away today at his home in Colombo. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 28, 2014  7:29 pm

Body found near Floating Market Complex

Body found near Floating Market Complex

The body of man between the ages 50-55 has been discovered this morning in the canal near the Floating Market Complex at Bastian Mawatha in Colombo. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 28, 2014  4:35 pm

Alayadivembu PS Budget defeated

Alayadivembu PS Budget defeated

The 2015 Budget of the TNA-controlled Alayadivembu Pradeshiya Sabha has been defeated today after a TNA member and an independent member joined the opposition (UPFA) and voted against the budget. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 28, 2014  3:55 pm

Canadian minister demands apology from Rathika Sitsabaiesan

Canadian minister demands apology from Rathika Sitsabaiesan

Canadas public safety minister said Thursday he was shocked and appalled after a New Democratic Party MP rose in the House of Commons to commemorate Tamil Heroes Day, which honours fallen Tamil Tigers rebels. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 28, 2014  2:39 pm

A.H.M. Azwer resigns from Parliament

A.H.M. Azwer resigns from Parliament

UPFA National List MP A.H.M. Azwer has resigned from Parliament today. Speaking to Ada Derana, the Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake stated that Azwer tendered his resignation a short while ago. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 28, 2014  1:26 pm

Malaka released on bail, banned from nightclubs

Malaka released on bail, banned from nightclubs

Malaka Silva, the son of Minister Mervyn Silva, and six other suspects who were arrested on charges of assaulting a foreign couple at a nightclub, has been released on bail by the Colombo Magistrate Court. MORE..

video (0)Comments | November 28, 2014  1:17 pm

FUTA slams attempts to politicise higher education sector

FUTA slams attempts to politicise higher education sector

The Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) today accused the government of attempting to politicise the administration of the higher education sector by inviting academics of state universities to attend a Progress Review Meeting at Temple Trees, ahead of the Presidential Election. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 28, 2014  1:01 pm

Australia-bound illegal migrants arrested by CID

Australia-bound illegal migrants arrested by CID

A Sri Lankan asylum seeker boat, which was intercepted by the Australian coast guard in waters off Indonesia, has been handed over to the Sri Lankan Navy. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 28, 2014  11:22 am

Sri Lankan players to pay silent tribute to Phil Hughes

Sri Lankan players to pay silent tribute to Phil Hughes

Sri Lankas cricket players will observe a two minute silence at the start of their next One-day International against England in Colombo on Saturday as a mark of respect for Australian batsman Phillip Hughes. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 28, 2014  10:37 am

Sri Lankans behind Mithila Mohan murder in India?

Sri Lankans behind Mithila Mohan murder in India?

The Kerala police has been investigating the sensational Mithila Mohan murder case for the past eight years and now they have came up with a new theory stating that Sri Lankan natives were behind the murder. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 28, 2014  9:59 am

China denies reports of setting up 18 naval bases in Asia

China denies reports of setting up 18 naval bases in Asia

Defending its submarines docking at Colombo port as common practice, Chinese military today termed utterly groundless reports that it is setting up 18 naval bases in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar and several other places in the western and southern Indian Ocean. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 28, 2014  7:02 am

BBS to support President Rajapaksa

BBS to support President Rajapaksa

General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera today said that their organization would support President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the forthcoming Presidential election in next year January. MORE...

video (0)Comments | November 27, 2014  8:50 pm

ICC sanctions Dilshan, Perera for disciplinary breaches

ICC sanctions Dilshan, Perera for disciplinary breaches

Sri Lanka cricketers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera have been fined and reprimanded for disciplinary breaches during the first one-day international against England, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 27, 2014  5:02 pm

SAARC leaders wishes for President Rajapaksas re-election

SAARC leaders wishes for President Rajapaksas re-election

Many of the leaders President Mahinda Rajapaksa met for bilateral discussions on the sidelines of the 18th SAARC Summit offered their best wishes for his re-election bid at the forthcoming presidential election and expressed confidence on his victory, the International Media Unit said. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 27, 2014  4:33 pm

Why the files were hidden from law enforcement? UNP

Why the files were hidden from law enforcement?  UNP

The United National Party (UNP) today said that President Mahinda Rajapaksas recent claim about the files raises big questions as to why were these files being hidden from the public and law enforcement? and how many more files does the President have on his own party members? MORE...

(0)Comments | November 27, 2014  4:06 pm
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ICC sanctions Dilshan, Perera for disciplinary breaches

ICC sanctions Dilshan, Perera for disciplinary breaches

Sri Lanka cricketers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera have been fined and reprimanded for disciplinary breaches during the first one-day international against England, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday. MORE...

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

Phil Hughes dies aged 25

Phil Hughes dies aged 25

Australia and New South Wales batsmanPhil Hughes has died at the age of 25 at a Sydney hospital after succumbing to an injury sustained from being hit on the head by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield game on Tuesday. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 27, 2014  11:48 am

England wins the toss, elects to ball

England wins the toss, elects to ball

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first against England in the first ODI to be played at R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, a short while ago. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 26, 2014  3:57 pm

Phil Hughes critical after being hit by bouncer

Phil Hughes critical after being hit by bouncer

ustralia batsman Phil Hughes is in a critical condition after being hit by a bouncer at the Sydney Cricket Ground. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 25, 2014  1:00 pm

Muralitharan supports ICC clampdown

Muralitharan supports ICC clampdown

Former Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has revealed he is in favour of the International Cricket Councils clampdown on suspect bowling actions. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 25, 2014  12:13 pm

Entertainment

Imaya liyanage wins silver medal at Miss Earth talent competition

Imaya liyanage wins silver medal at Miss Earth talent competition

Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Earth 2014 Imaya liyanage, who at the moment is representing Sri Lanka at the prestigious Miss Earth pageant , won the silver medal at the Miss Talent competition ( group 2). MORE..

(0)Comments | November 24, 2014  03:20 pm

Happy New Year becomes 1st highest opening Bollywood film in Sri Lanka

Happy New Year becomes 1st highest opening Bollywood film in Sri Lanka

Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt Ltd, makers of 2014 Diwali release Happy New Year, has announced that the box-office collection of the movie at the domestic centres is Rs 183.12 cr at the end of the first week of release. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 4, 2014  10:50 am

Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts get World Cup Satisfaction

Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts get World Cup Satisfaction

The Rolling Stones Front man Mick Jagger and drummer Charlie Watts were introduced to the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy and given a private tour of the Bradman Museum at the Adelaide Oval by John, Don Bradmans son. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 27, 2014  02:42 pm

Brisbane man gets pranked by Australian-Sri Lankan comedian

Brisbane man gets pranked by Australian-Sri Lankan comedian

A man from Brisbanes southside unwittingly became the butt of the joke after posting an online advertisement with very specific requirements of a potential house mate. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2014  03:10 pm

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Sony Pictures Hacked And Blackmailed

Sony Pictures Hacked And Blackmailed

Today, employees across the Sony Pictures offices were greeted with a strange picture as they tried to login to their computers. Since this afternoon, computers at the company have been completely unresponsive, showing a glowering CGI skeleton, a series of URL addresses, and a threatening message from a hacker group....

(0)Comments | November 25, 2014  12:33 pm

LG G3 Review on Derana Tech Guru - Episode 11

LG G3 Review on Derana Tech Guru - Episode 11

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

(0)Comments | October 20, 2014  11:00 am

Derana Tech Guru Episode 08 iPhone 6 Review

Derana Tech Guru Episode 08  iPhone 6 Review

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

(0)Comments | September 26, 2014  02:30 pm

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 Lankas first internationally standard technology programme.

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A group of police officers apologized to several MPs including Vijitha Herath and Arjuna Ranatunga following a hearing at the Supreme Court on October 07, pertaining to an incident which had taken place in 2010. ...

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(0)Comments | October 14, 2014  12:35 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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