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VIDEO: Meegalewa kidnapping - motive remains unknown

VIDEO: Meegalewa kidnapping - motive remains unknown

The police investigation teams are still looking for clues to arrest unidentified offenders who abduct a four-year old child from his house in Katugampalagama area in the Meegalewa Police Division. MORE...

video (0)Comments | July 30, 2014  11:40 am

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Heavy traffic along Peliyagoda to Biyagama road

Heavy traffic along Peliyagoda to Biyagama road

Peliyagoda-Biyagama road blocked due to a container truck which has gotten stuck while attempting to cross a bridge with low overhead clearance.

(0)Comments | July 30, 2014  5:01 pm

Debt crisis worsens in the country

Debt crisis worsens in the country

The country currently confronts a worsening economic crisis and the debt accumulation exceeds the annual household income, Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 30, 2014  4:48 pm

Tense situation at National Hospital; police deployed

Tense situation at National Hospital; police deployed

A contingent of police officers has been deployed at the Colombo National Hospital to prevent a clash between two groups of doctors, Police spokesman told Ada Derana. A tense situation has erupted after one group tried to conduct a public meeting outside the hospital and another group had come there in opposition to it.

(0)Comments | July 30, 2014  3:14 pm

No tuition before AL exam - Department of Examinations

No tuition before AL exam - Department of Examinations

The Department of Examinations says that it is illegal to conduct last minute revision classes, seminars, and lectures, effective from midnight tonight, in connection with the Advanced Level examination which is supposed to begin from next week. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 30, 2014  2:40 pm

Person nabbed with refused tea in Hatton

Person nabbed with refused tea in Hatton

The Hatton police have seized an estimated 270 kilograms of refused tea that had been transporting in a tractor along Hatton to Nuwara-eliya road, without proper authorization. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 30, 2014  2:15 pm

Gang rape suspects enlarged on bail

Gang rape suspects enlarged on bail

Four individuals nabbed by the Mundalama police for their alleged involvement in a gang rape of a 17-yer old girl, have been enlarged on bail by the Puttalam Magistrates Court. MORE...

| July 30, 2014  1:17 pm

Not Just Fishermen, Sri Lanka Must also Return Boats, Jaya Tells Modi

Not Just Fishermen, Sri Lanka Must also Return Boats, Jaya Tells Modi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa wrote yet another letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this time to seek action to secure the release of 50 fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in the early hours of Tuesday. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 30, 2014  9:54 am

Relic of St. Sebastian recovered, suspect arrested

Relic of St. Sebastian recovered, suspect arrested

The relic of Saint Sebastian which was brought from Italy and was housed at the St. Sabastians Church, Kandana has been recovered from a suspect who had allegedly stolen it last night, Police said.

(0)Comments | July 30, 2014  8:26 am

A/L classes prohibited from July 31-Aug 29

A/L classes prohibited from July 31-Aug 29

Conducting tuition classes, seminars, workshops and publicity programmes targeting A/Level candidates prohibited from July 31 to August 29, Examinations Commissioner W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara told Ada Derana.

(0)Comments | July 29, 2014  4:06 pm

Dont take part in Lanka defence meet - Vaiko

Dont take part in Lanka defence meet - Vaiko

MDMK, an ally of BJP in Tamil Nadu, today urged the Union government to not participate in a defence conference which is to be hosted by Sri Lanka next month. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 29, 2014  3:19 pm

Yal Devi to resume opeations on Sept 15

Yal Devi to resume opeations on Sept 15

The reconstructed Colombo - Jaffna, Northern Railway Line up to Jaffna will be completed by September and the Yal Devi train service to Jaffna, which was suspended for nearly 30 years, will resume operations on 15 September, the Ministry of Transport said. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 29, 2014  2:19 pm

50 Indian fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

50 Indian fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

The Sri Lankan Navy arrested 50 Indian fishermen off Point Pedro in Jaffna on last night, on charges of poaching in Sri Lankan waters. As many as seven trawlers in their possession were seized. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 29, 2014  12:49 pm

VIDEO: JNP to contest independently - Wimal

VIDEO: JNP to contest independently - Wimal

Jathika Nidahas Peramuna(JNP) to contest independently at the upcoming Uva polls, JNP Leader Minister Wimal Weerawansa.

video (0)Comments | July 29, 2014  11:41 am

VIDEO: Anura Kumaras driver arrested

VIDEO: Anura Kumaras driver arrested

The driver of JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayaka has been arrested in connection with yesterdays accident at Ratnapura, Police Spokesman told Ada Derana. The driver was taken into custody on charges of reckless driving, the spokesman added. MORE...

video (0)Comments | July 29, 2014  10:43 am

BBS continues to promote anti-Muslim campaign - US

BBS continues to promote anti-Muslim campaign - US

The International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 released by the US State stated that the Bodu Bala Sena(BBS) continued to promote its anti-Muslim campaign, which was linked to violent activities last year. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 29, 2014  10:15 am
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South Africa hold on for draw in 2nd test

South Africa hold on for draw in 2nd test

South Africa survived a three-pronged spin attack to draw the second test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Monday, thereby clinching the series and reclaiming the number one spot on the ICC test rankings. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 28, 2014  6:11 pm

South Africa hold on for draw in 2nd test

South Africa hold on for draw in 2nd test

South Africa survived a three-pronged spin attack to draw the second test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Monday, thereby clinching the series and reclaiming the number one spot on the ICC test rankings. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 28, 2014  6:07 pm

Sri Lanka set target of 369

Sri Lanka set target of 369

Sri Lanka declared their second innings on 229 for eight wickets on the fourth day of the second test on Sunday, leaving South Africa to chase a target of 369 for victory. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 27, 2014  4:12 pm

Dickwella fined and reprimanded

Dickwella fined and reprimanded

Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee and also received an official reprimand after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Code following an incident on day three of the second Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Sinhalese Cricket Club (SSC) in Colombo. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 27, 2014  4:05 pm

Perera takes 5-69 as South Africa out for 282

Perera takes 5-69 as South Africa out for 282

Sri Lanka off spinner Dilruwan Perera took a career-best 5-69 to help dismiss South Africa for 282 in its first innings and give his team a 139-run lead in the second test on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2014  5:19 pm

Entertainment

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

Jennifer Lopez cancels performance at World Cup in Brazil

Jennifer Lopez cancels performance at World Cup in Brazil

If you were hoping to watch Jennifer Lopez perform in Thursdays World Cup opening ceremony, youre out of luck. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 9, 2014  08:22 pm

Lankan lover demands claims from Aishwarya Rai

Lankan lover demands claims from Aishwarya Rai

A resident of Taiwan who is of Sri Lankan origin, Niroshan Devapriya has alleged that he was in a romantic relationship with the Bachchan bahu before her marriage. Not only this, Devapriya has also demanded claims for causing him mental stress. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 9, 2014  03:04 pm

Peter Jackson changes third Hobbit film title

Peter Jackson changes third Hobbit film title

Director Peter Jackson has changed the title of the final film in his Hobbit trilogy from There and Back Again to The Battle of the Five Armies. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 25, 2014  09:24 pm

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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 Apples patents, Reuters reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 5, 2014  03:52 pm

Android app pirates plead guilty to copyright infringement

Android app pirates plead guilty to copyright infringement

The US Department of Justice has broken new ground when it comes to prosecuting counterfeit mobile app distributors. For the first time, the government has convicted two men for illegally selling copies of copyrighted apps. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 25, 2014  04:55 pm

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 smartphone

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 smartphone

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 smartphone - an improved, but not radically different, successor to last years Galaxy S4. MORE..

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No recount please

All candidates who had contested for the Colombo District from the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) were called to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) headquarters in Colombo last Wednesday ...

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(0)Comments | April 10, 2014  3:40 pm

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 Lankas most senior cricketers Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara had strongly criticised the countrys 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
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