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VIDEO: Three more gazettes to build tax-free casinos - JVP

VIDEO: Three more gazettes to build tax-free casinos - JVP

The JVP today accused the government of attempting to legalise gambling in the country by once again tabling 3 gazettes in the Parliament related to the establishing of casinos and pushing for tax exemptions on them. MORE..

video (0)Comments | April 20, 2014  03:33 pm

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Over 1,700 drunk drivers nabbed within 20 days

Over 1,700 drunk drivers nabbed within 20 days

Sri Lanka Police have arrested and charged more than 1,700 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol during a special island-wide operation carried out within the past 20 days, with the aim of curbing road accidents during the festive season. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 20, 2014  04:49 pm

8-hour water cut in parts of Colombo

8-hour water cut in parts of Colombo

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) says that the water supply to several parts of Colombo will be temporarily suspended from 3.00pm to 11.00pm tomorrow (April 21) due to pipeline repairs. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 20, 2014  02:20 pm

Pakistani military delegation to visit Sri Lanka

Pakistani military delegation to visit Sri Lanka

A 21-member delegation of the National Defence University (NDU) Pakistan, headed by Major General Noel Israel Khokhar, is scheduled to be arriving in Sri Lanka tomorrow (21, April, 2014) on a weeklong visit. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 20, 2014  01:30 pm

Indians held with Walla Patta worth over Rs 38m

Indians held with Walla Patta worth over Rs 38m

Two Indian national have been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake for attempting to smuggle a large haul of ‘Walla Patta’ herb out of the country this morning, an official said. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 20, 2014  12:13 pm

Fire breaks out at polythene factory in Homagama

 Fire breaks out at polythene factory in Homagama

A major fire has broken out at a polythene manufacturing factory in the Katuwana Industrial Park, Homagama this morning. The Police Spokesman’s Office stated that the fire had erupted at around 10.15am today and that it has cause damages to the machinery inside the factory. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 20, 2014  10:51 am

Police reject kidney racket behind Indian’s death

Police reject kidney racket behind Indian’s death

Sri Lankan Police today rejected reports of a suspected kidney racket behind the death of a 26-year-old Indian, saying he died of heart failure. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 20, 2014  10:08 am

Two dead, 5 injured after three-wheeler and jeep collide

Two dead, 5 injured after three-wheeler and jeep collide

Two persons including an elderly woman were killed and another 5 persons were wounded after a three-wheeler collided with a jeep near the Ohalpala junction on the Narammala-Kuliyapitiya road. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 20, 2014  09:11 am

Another 143 drunk drivers nabbed

Another 143 drunk drivers nabbed

The Police Department says that 143 motorists have been arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol in inspection carried out within 24 hours as of 6.00am this morning, while a majority of them are motorcyclists. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 19, 2014  05:22 pm

Welikada Prison guards foil inmate’s escape attempt

Welikada Prison guards foil inmate’s escape attempt

An inmate who attempted to escape from the Welikada Prison in the early hours of Saturday morning has been caught by prison officers, an official said. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 19, 2014  04:38 pm

Paul Farbrace to quit Sri Lanka coach job?

Paul Farbrace to quit Sri Lanka coach job?

Paul Farbrace, the recently appointed Sri Lanka cricket coach, is tipped to be appointed as assistant to Peter Moores, who has been appointed as new head coach of England team for five years by England and Wales Cricket Board, foreign media reported today. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 19, 2014  03:25 pm

Buddhist monk assaulted in Elpitiya dies of injuries

Buddhist monk assaulted in Elpitiya dies of injuries

The Chief Incumbent of the Saranankara Temple in Elpitiya, Wettewe Pagnnakeerthi Thero, who was being treated for stab wounds for over a month at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, has succumbed to injuries today. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 19, 2014  02:43 pm

Reporters Without Borders condemns attack on Tamil journalist

Reporters Without Borders condemns attack on Tamil journalist

International media-rights watchdog, Reporters Without Borders together with its partner organization, Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS), have condemned a recent attack on a freelance Tamil journalist, near the northern city of Jaffna. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 19, 2014  01:32 pm

Defence Ministry refutes ‘false’ allegations over Willpattu

Defence Ministry refutes ‘false’ allegations over Willpattu

The Ministry of Defence & Urban Development and the Sri Lanka Navy on Friday refuted the allegations published by media that the Muslim families who have encroached the sanctuary of Willpattu National Park were the families displaced due to naval deployments in the area. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 19, 2014  12:04 pm

Bus driver arrested after youth dies in crash

Bus driver arrested after youth dies in crash

A 19-year-old youth was killed and a woman was critically injured after a motorcycle collided head-on with a bus at Horombuwa Junction on the Monaragala-Wellawaya main road today. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 19, 2014  11:02 am

NY judge upholds charges against Rajaratnam’s brother

NY judge upholds charges against Rajaratnam’s brother

A judge has declined to toss out federal fraud charges against the brother of a one-time billionaire hedge fund founder, though she noted that two charges have flaws that the government must fix. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 19, 2014  09:26 am

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Paul Farbrace to quit Sri Lanka coach job?

Paul Farbrace to quit Sri Lanka coach job?

Paul Farbrace, the recently appointed Sri Lanka cricket coach, is tipped to be appointed as assistant to Peter Moores, who has been appointed as new head coach of England team for five years by England and Wales Cricket Board, foreign media reported today. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 19, 2014  03:41 pm

Sri Lanka selectors ask players to clear availability for England

Sri Lanka selectors ask players to clear availability for England

With the contract dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket and the players yet to resolved, the selectors have asked players to come clear on their availability for the forthcoming tour of Ireland and England. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 18, 2014  11:12 pm

1996 World Cup winning team’s staff was not ‘well treated’ - Whatmore

1996 World Cup winning team’s staff was not ‘well treated’ - Whatmore

On a red-carpet reception day when the two Sri Lankan players, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene hit out at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board over retirement issues, the former coach has come out openly for not receiving the “better treatment” when the team first ever won the 50-over World Cup in 1996. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 11, 2014  12:24 am

Mahela officially tenders T20I resignation

Mahela officially tenders T20I resignation

Mahela Jayawardena has officially tendered his resignation to the CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), announcing his retirement from playing International Twenty20 cricket, SLC said. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 10, 2014  10:01 am

Sri Lanka beat India to win maiden World T20 title

Sri Lanka beat India to win maiden World T20 title

Sri Lanka lifted their maiden World Twenty20 title following their six-wicket victory against former champions India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 6, 2014  10:46 pm

Entertainment

Santosh Sivan’s ‘Inam’ to be pulled out of Tamil Nadu theatres

Santosh Sivan’s ‘Inam’ to be pulled out of Tamil Nadu theatres

Cinematographer-filmmaker Santosh Sivan’s Tamil war-drama Inam, a story on a group of orphans during the Sri Lankan civil war, will be pulled out of theatres in Tamil Nadu from Monday following protests from Tamil fringe groups. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 31, 2014  02:30 pm

Robert De Niro’s firm sells big stake to Madison Square Garden

Robert De Niro’s firm sells big stake to Madison Square Garden

A film company co-founded by Robert De Niro called Tribeca Enterprises is selling a 50 percent stake to the Madison Square Garden Company. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 24, 2014  11:12 am

12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture; Gravity wins seven including Best Director

12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture; Gravity wins seven including Best Director

“12 Years a Slave” wins the Academy Award for best picture and “Gravity” lead all films with seven Oscars, including an award for director Alfonso Cuaron on Sunday night. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 3, 2014  10:46 am

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to write and direct film about Video Game empire

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to write and direct film about Video Game empire

The powers behind “Superbad,” “Pineapple Express” and “This is the End” are teaming up again. This time, book, film and video game enthusiasts everywhere should be excited. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 25, 2014  02:46 pm

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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 year’s Galaxy S4. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 25, 2014  02:54 pm

WhatsApp: A 19 billion bet for Facebook on the future of messaging

WhatsApp: A 19 billion bet for Facebook on the future of messaging

Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 20, 2014  11:42 am

Zuck Is Finally Ready To Fight Snapchat

Zuck Is Finally Ready To Fight Snapchat

In the first earnings call since Evan Spiegel rejected Zuck’s $3 billion offer to buy Snapchat, the Facebook CEO sent a very clear signal to competitors.MORE...

(0)Comments | January 30, 2014  09:37 am

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Kabeer backs Sajith 100%

The Working Committee of the United National Party (UNP) met following the conclusion of the Provincial Council elections to decide on Opposition Leaders for the two provinces ...

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(0)Comments | April 10, 2014  03:38 pm

Winning in a losing cause

An official in charge of election affairs had stated that the highest number of preference votes for the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) in the Colombo District was obtained by the candidate who contested under the No. 9 preference number ...

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(0)Comments | April 10, 2014  03:39 pm

No recount please

All candidates who had contested for the Colombo District from the United People’s 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  03:40 pm
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