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Sirisena and Rajapaksa must join hands to save lanka: Gotabaya

Sirisena and Rajapaksa must join hands to save lanka: Gotabaya

Sri Lankas once powerful Defense Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, wants President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to join hands to give the island nation a functioning government and lift it from the abyss of political confusion and economic stagnation. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 21, 2015  9:45 pm

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Chinese contractors reject Lotus Tower spying allegation

Chinese contractors reject Lotus Tower spying allegation

Chinese contractor of the Lotus Tower in Sri Lanka on Tuesday denied allegations that the tower was to be used as an electronic surveillance facility against India and added that such baseless rumours only insulted the Sri Lankan government. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 22, 2015  8:03 am

Sri Lanka, Japan to formulate FTA

Sri Lanka, Japan to formulate FTA

Sri Lanka and Japan plan to formulate and sign a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries to enhance bilateral trade, the Government Information Department announced today (21). MORE...

(0)Comments | April 21, 2015  11:58 pm

Rajapaksas never siphon off state money- Basil

Rajapaksas never siphon off state money- Basil

Rajapaksas never wanted to siphon off state money but they always contributed to the development of the island nation, former Minister Basil Rajapaksa said. Rajapaksa made the observation upon his arrival in the country on Tuesday (21). MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 21, 2015  6:49 pm

New members appointed to institutes including Rakna Lanka ltd

New members appointed to institutes including Rakna Lanka ltd

A new board of directors has been elected and new chairpersons have been appointed to Lanka Logistics & Technologies ltd, Rakna Araksha Lanka ltd, and the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Tuesday (21). MORE...

(0)Comments | April 21, 2015  6:21 pm

Indian fishermen demand access to Lankan waters

Indian fishermen demand access to Lankan waters

Over 100 fishermen from Tamil Nadu will meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj next Monday to give a petition demanding uninterrupted fishing rights in the Sri Lankan waters. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 21, 2015  5:32 pm

Opposition demands anti-graft chiefs sacking

Opposition demands anti-graft chiefs sacking

Main opposition demanded on Tuesday the countrys anti-graft chief be sacked for summoning former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to answer bribery allegations amid renewed uproar in parliament. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 21, 2015  5:27 pm

No-confidence motion to be filed against Ravi Karunanayake

No-confidence motion to be filed against Ravi Karunanayake

A no confidence motion to be brought against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, Parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardena said.

(0)Comments | April 21, 2015  3:24 pm

D.F. Kariyakarawana passes away at age 93

D.F. Kariyakarawana passes away at age 93

Veteran journalist and former Silumina editor D.F. Kariyakaarawana (93) passed away this morning, a family member told Ada Derana.

(0)Comments | April 21, 2015  3:00 pm

Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammad Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the countrys first freely elected leader. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 21, 2015  2:30 pm

Liquor shops closed on May 3-4

Liquor shops closed on May 3-4

The Excise Department on Tuesday (21) issued a directive to all liquor shops in the country to remain closed from May 3 to 4 in the view of Vesak festival.

(0)Comments | April 21, 2015  2:04 pm

Basil returns to the country

Basil returns to the country

Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has arrived in the Country a short while ago. He has arrived from London via Dubai on an Emirates flight EK 347. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 21, 2015  1:55 pm

Parliament adjourned till 27 April

Parliament adjourned till 27 April

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa adjoined the Parliament till 27 April. The 19th Amendment will be presented to the Parliament on the same day, Ada Derana reporter said.

(0)Comments | April 21, 2015  12:57 pm

BC will visit and record a statement from Rajapaksa- Justice Minister

BC will visit and record a statement from Rajapaksa- Justice Minister

Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe on Tuesday (21) told the Parliament that the Bribery Commission will not summon the former President to the commission instead the officials will visit him and record a statement. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 21, 2015  12:05 pm

Parliament adjourned for 15 minutes

Parliament adjourned for 15 minutes

A tense situation arose in the Parliament and Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa adjourned the session for 15 minutes, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 21, 2015  11:03 am

Police read out Court order at protest

Police read out Court order at protest

Police read out a court order at a protest currently being carried out near the Parliament, issued by the Kaduwela Magistrate pronouncing that no protests should be held near the Parliament or its surrounding areas. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 21, 2015  10:20 am
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Sports Minister defends interim cricket body after ICC threat

Sports Minister defends interim cricket body after ICC threat

Sri Lankas sports minister Navin Dissanayake on Friday defended his decision to appoint an interim committee to oversee cricket, saying it was his sovereign right

(0)Comments | April 19, 2015  11:34 am

ICC to seek explanation from Sports Minister

ICC to seek explanation from Sports Minister

The International Cricket Council (ICC) says that it will seek a full and proper explanation from the Sports Minister of Sri Lanka, Navin Dissanayake regarding the governments recent intervention in Sri Lanka Cricket. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 16, 2015  7:05 pm

Woutersz appointed new manager of Sri Lanka cricket team

Woutersz appointed new manager of Sri Lanka cricket team

Sri Lankas cricket officials have named former first-class player and broadcaster Jeryl Woutersz as the new manager of the national team the latest in a series of changes made in recent weeks. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 10, 2015  5:45 pm

Cricket great Richie Benaud dies aged 84

Cricket great Richie Benaud dies aged 84

Former Australia cricket captain and legendary commentator Richie Benaud has been remembered as a national treasure following his death at 84. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 10, 2015  12:07 pm

Wisden name five Cricketers of the Year for 2014

Wisden name five Cricketers of the Year for 2014

Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara has been named as the Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2015 Wisden Cricketers` Almanack.

(0)Comments | April 8, 2015  3:55 pm

Entertainment

Sri Lankan students film to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Sri Lankan students film to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Charmini Peli Kankanamalage is terrified she stole something from her child. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 16, 2015  02:03 pm

Sri Lankan scientists reveal method to eat rice and lose weight

Sri Lankan scientists reveal method to eat rice and lose weight

Are you avoiding rice to control your weight? You may soon get to relish your favourite rice delicacies as introducing a little change in cooking methods can cut calorie content by half, researchers say. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 24, 2015  03:45 pm

Disrobed monk among Mars One Mission finalists

Disrobed monk among Mars One Mission finalists

Mars, it has been the center of many sci-fi movies and books, and now theres a group making plans to colonize the planet. There are 100 candidates to make the one-way trip on the Mars One Mission and one of them lives in Sarasota. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 24, 2015  11:49 am

BBC suspends Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson

BBC suspends Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson, the hugely popular host of the car program Top Gear who relishes the politically incorrect, was suspended by the BBC yesterday after a mysterious fracas with a producer. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 11, 2015  04:40 pm

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Worlds first self-powered video camera developed

Worlds first self-powered video camera developed

The worlds first self-powered video camera that runs without a battery and can produce an image each second has been developed by researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 16, 2015  04:11 pm

Sri Lanka develops cheap rainfall forecasting device

Sri Lanka develops cheap rainfall forecasting device

Scientists in Sri Lanka have developed mobile weather stations capable of capturing and transmitting near real-time rainfall data. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 19, 2015  10:54 am

The Brave New World of Windows 10

The Brave New World of Windows 10

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a slew of new features and capabilities coming in Windows 10: the convergence of the desktop and mobile; the advent of the killer universal app; more power and features for personal digital assistant Cortana.....

(0)Comments | January 24, 2015  02:32 pm

Android One program expands to Sri Lanka

Android One program expands to Sri Lanka

Google on Monday announced that Android One phones are finally ready to debut outside the Indian market. Select Android One smartphones will be released in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka in the coming weeks. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  11:27 am

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