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President condemns terror attack in Canada

President condemns terror attack in Canada

President Mahinda Rajapaksa through a Twitter message denounced the terrorist attack in Canada, where a suspected jihadist gunman shot dead a soldier near the national war memorial at the federal parliament in Ottawa. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 23, 2014  12:34 pm

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Dr in New York City is sick with ebola

Dr in New York City is sick with ebola

A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea became the first person in the city to test positive for the virus Thursday, setting off a search for anyone who might have come into contact with him. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 24, 2014  1:01 pm

Nanda Mallawaarachchi appointed Secretary to Sports Ministry

Nanda Mallawaarachchi appointed Secretary to Sports Ministry

Former Secretary of the Ministry of Law and Order, Major General (Retd) Nanda Mallawaarachchi, who was appointed as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Sports, officially assumed duties today. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 24, 2014  1:00 pm

Three-wheeler driver’s body found near garbage dump

Three-wheeler driver’s body found near garbage dump

The body of a person, who has been stabbed to death with a sharp object, was discovered near a garbage dump in Manelgama, Kelaniya this morning, police said. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 24, 2014  12:15 pm

Missing 9Y-old Horana boy found in A’pura

Missing 9Y-old Horana boy found in A’pura

A 9-year-old boy who disappeared with a monk in Horana was found near the Jethawanaramaya Stupa in Anuradhapura, this morning, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 24, 2014  11:33 am

Fire at paper manufacturing plant in Thalahena

Fire at paper manufacturing plant in Thalahena

The fire which broke out at a paper manufacturing plant in Thalahena, Malabe this morning has been completely extinguished by the fire brigade with assistance from police. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 24, 2014  10:54 am

New Silk Road: China gives India assurance on SL

New Silk Road: China gives India assurance on SL

China does not want to overstep into India’s sphere of influence by bringing Sri Lanka and Maldives into the maritime New Silk Road, according to an official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the New Indian Express reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 24, 2014  10:28 am

Yuwanjana Wanasundera sworn in new AG

Yuwanjana Wanasundera sworn in new AG

Solicitor General Yuwanjana Wanasundera Wijayathilake has been sworn in as the 28th Attorney General of Sri Lanka before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees, this afternoon.

(0)Comments | October 23, 2014  8:33 pm

UNHR chief refers to SL probe in UN report

UNHR chief refers to SL probe in UN report

Addressing the General Assembly’s main body dealing with social, humanitarian, and cultural issues (Third Committee), UN High Commissioners for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said...MORE...

(0)Comments | October 23, 2014  5:40 pm

UNP fact finding mission: notices issued on four MPs

UNP fact finding mission: notices issued on four MPs

The Fort Magistrate’s Court today issued notices on four UNP MPs Ravi Karunanayake, R. Yogarajan, Nalin Bandara, and Ajith P. Perera to appear in Court next Monday (27). MORE...

| October 23, 2014  4:47 pm

Budget 2015 to be presented in Parliament tomorrow

Budget 2015 to be presented in Parliament tomorrow

President Mahinda Rajapksa is expected to present the Budget proposal for the year 2015 in Parliament tomorrow (24) for the first reading, the Ministry of Finance and Planning says. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 23, 2014  2:31 pm

Blast at Kandakuliya Air Force training camp, three injured

Blast at Kandakuliya Air Force training camp, three injured

Three airmen were injured and admitted to the Kalpitiya Base hospital following a blast at the Kandakuliya Air Force Training Camp, a short while ago, Ada Derana reporter said.

(0)Comments | October 23, 2014  1:18 pm

Migrant workers in UAE exploited, abused: HRW

Migrant workers in UAE exploited, abused: HRW

Migrant domestic workers from countries such as the Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Ethiopia in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited and trapped in forced labour situations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Thursday. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 23, 2014  1:03 pm

Beggar kidnapped child: DNA test to confirm paternity

Beggar kidnapped child: DNA test to confirm paternity

A DNA test will be carried out to confirm paternity of the child who is believed to have abducted by a beggar and later found from Dambulla, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana told Ada Derana. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 23, 2014  11:25 am

Fire breaks out at shops in Fort

Fire breaks out at shops in Fort

A row of shops at First Cross Street in Fort have been destroyed by a fire, which broke out at around midnight, last night. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 23, 2014  10:49 am

Thundershowers expected in the sea areas

Thundershowers expected in the sea areas

The Met. Dept. forecasts that showers or thundershowers can be expected at several places in the sea areas around the island (particularly during the evening or night). MORE...

(0)Comments | October 23, 2014  10:31 am
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Sports

SLC name 15-man squad for India ODIs

SLC name 15-man squad for India ODIs

Sri Lanka on Wednesday named their 15-member squad for the five-match ODI series against India with notable omissions being former T20 captain Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 23, 2014  3:59 pm

Sl. vs India ODIs: Kohli to lead Indian team

Sl. vs India ODIs: Kohli to lead Indian team

In the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli will be seen leading Indian squad in the first three One Day Internationals (ODIs) as regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been rested for the series which will begin next month. MORE...

(0)Comments | October 21, 2014  4:38 pm

India’s 1983 win inspired me, says Arjuna Ranatunga

India’s 1983 win inspired me, says Arjuna Ranatunga

Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga said that India’s 1983 Prudential Cup triumph inspired him to take his country to the peak of 50-over cricket. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 19, 2014  3:56 pm

Sangakkara unhappy with abrupt series against India

Sangakkara unhappy with abrupt series against India

With the breaking of the news of Sri Lanka Cricket and the BCCI agreeing to a five-match ODI series, the Lankan players appeared to be concerned about their skills training required for the series. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 18, 2014  4:52 pm

Sri Lanka replace WI to play five ODIs against India

Sri Lanka replace WI to play five ODIs against India

Sri Lanka has agreed to play a five-match ODI series with India between November 1st and 15th, replacing West Indies who have called off their tour of India over a pay dispute with the West Indies board, SLC said. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 17, 2014  6:19 pm

Entertainment

Brisbane man gets pranked by Australian-Sri Lankan comedian

Brisbane man gets pranked by Australian-Sri Lankan comedian

A man from Brisbane’s 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

Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut wins Best Film Award

 Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut wins Best Film Award

Nilendra Deshapriya’s debut film Thanha Rathi Ranga (Between Yesterday and Tomorrow) has won the Best Film Award at the I Will Tell International Film Festival 2014 in London, UK. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 7, 2014  01:04 pm

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

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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 Lanka’s 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 Lanka’s 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 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

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A good lesson for others cops

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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(0)Comments | August 11, 2014  2:18 pm

Kodikara for President

After the President had made his announcement, Western Provincial Council Minister Upali Kodikara posed a question to the party leader. “Sir, will there be a problem ...

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