Thursday, 11 February 2016

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Profession dropped from new electronic ID!

Profession dropped from new electronic ID!

The profession of the holder will be dropped from the...

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Referendum for Theravada Kathikawatha Bill

Referendum for Theravada Kathikawatha Bill

The Supreme Court has determined that the 'Theravadi Kathikavath Bill' contravenes the constitution and as such requires a 2/3rd majority...

CHR calls for police reform initiatives

CHR calls for police reform initiatives

Police should undergo reforms that suits a democratic society, the Center For Human Rights and Research (CHR) says.

Shane Warne blasts Steve Waugh

Shane Warne blasts Steve Waugh

Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne has launched an astonishing attack on his former captain Steve Waugh and labelled him "the...

Horses recognise human emotions

Horses recognise human emotions

Horses are able to discriminate between happy and angry human facial expressions, according to research.

SL tourist arrivals up by 24.3% in January

SL tourist arrivals up by 24.3% in January

Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose 24.3 percent in January this year compared to the same period last year, the data...

Fonseka to Kotte?

Fonseka to Kotte?

Newly-appointed MP, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka has asked that he be given the Kotte electorate, say UNP sources.

Royal Turf Club promises a new era of horse racing

Royal Turf Club promises a new era of horse racing

"Horse racing, the gentleman's sport will be restored to its former glory with the formation of the Royal Turf Club’...

Paddy sold at Rs. 20 at Tirukkovil

Paddy sold at Rs. 20 at Tirukkovil

Farmers in Ampara district say they are facing difficulties in selling their Maha season paddy produce as the government is...

Pak Lankan Institutions signs MoUs to Promote Academic and Cultural Cooperation

Pak Lankan Institutions signs MoUs to Promote Academic and Cultural Cooperation

Pakistan’s largest Private Sector University, Preston University has signed Memorandums of Understanding with Sri Lanka’s College of Information Management &...

Inexperienced Sri Lanka outwit India in first T20I

Inexperienced Sri Lanka outwit India in first T20I

An inexperienced Sri Lanka side shocked favourites India to win the first of three Twenty20 Internationals by five wickets at...

Evidence shows that Ekneligoda killed in Akkaraipattu

Evidence shows that Ekneligoda killed in Akkaraipattu

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday told the Homagama Magistrate that they have received evidence that journalist Pradeep Ekneligoda has...

Militarization in Sri Lanka Continues

Militarization in Sri Lanka Continues

During a recent visit to Sri Lanka, I (unsurprisingly) saw a lot of military personnel. Many times they were riding...

‘Sri Lanka must confront, defeat demons of the past’

‘Sri Lanka must confront, defeat demons of the past’

Urging Sri Lanka to confront and defeat the demons of its past, UN high commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra’ad...

Gnanasara Thera remanded yet again

Gnanasara Thera remanded yet again

General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) - Ven. GalagodaAththe Gnanasara Thera has been remanded yet again, reports say.

Parliament adjourned till tomorrow

Parliament adjourned till tomorrow

The Bill into increasing the female representation at local government bodies was passed today (09).

Gnanasara Thera bailed

Gnanasara Thera bailed

General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) - Ven. GalagodaAththe Gnanasara Thera was released on bail a short while...

Joint Opposition causes uproar in parliament

Joint Opposition causes uproar in parliament

Joint Opposition MPs are currently staging a protest inside the parliament after their request to be independent in parliament rejected.

Gnanasara Thera arrives (Pics)

Gnanasara Thera arrives (Pics)

General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) - Ven. GalagodaAththe Gnanasara Thera was brought to the Homagama Magistrate Courts...

Fonseka sworn in as UNP MP

Fonseka sworn in as UNP MP

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka was sworn in as a national list MP of the United National Party (UNP) a short...

Prison search for Yoshitha’s mobile phone

Prison search for Yoshitha’s mobile phone

A search is to be carried out at Welikada Prison following information that Yoshitha Rajapaksa, remanded over CSN financial dealings...

IGP ordered to compensate commuter assaulted by police

IGP ordered to compensate commuter assaulted by police

Colombo District court judge Amali Ranaweera today (29) ordered the IGP to pay Rs. 50,000 compensation for a commuter who...

Sicille Kotelawala remanded

Sicille Kotelawala remanded

Colombo Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage today (09) ordered to remand Sicille Kotelawala - the wife of former Ceylinco Chairman Lalith...

Yasara denies newspaper report

Yasara denies newspaper report

The FCID is reportedly going to use Yasara Abeynayake, who had held a top position at CSN channel, as a...

52 ready to be independent from today!

52 ready to be independent from today!

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will announce his ruling as to whether the joint opposition will be recognized as an independent entity...

Ekneligoda case state council removal reversed

Ekneligoda case state council removal reversed

State couinsel Dileepa Peiris has been told to continue to represent the Attorney General’s Department in the case in connection...

U-19 World Cup: Sri Lanka’s Charith Asalanka hums his lines, hogs his runs

U-19 World Cup: Sri Lanka’s Charith Asalanka hums his lines, hogs his runs

Among other things, the Youth World Cup is perhaps the first place where young cricketers have their first real brush...

Gazette issued for Fonseka’s appointment

Gazette issued for Fonseka’s appointment

A gazette extraordinary has been issued to appoint Democratic Party leader, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka as a national list MP...

Sri Lanka s ex-regime slams UN rights chief’s ‘joke’ visit

Sri Lanka s ex-regime slams UN rights chief’s ‘joke’ visit

Ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse's brother denounced Monday the UN human rights chief's visit to Sri Lanka as a "big joke", as...

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Chinese restaurants in Sri Lanka gear up for Spring Festival

Chinese restaurants in Sri Lanka gear up for Spring Festival

China has been a key partner and friend of Sri Lanka since ancient times and with bilateral ties never better and with a large Chinese community now living in Sri...

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Lanka bows out of U19 World Cup

Lanka bows out of U19 World Cup

Three-time champions India continued their invincible run to enter the ICC Under-19 World Cup final for a fifth time with an emphatic 97-run win over Sri Lanka in the semi-finals...

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Red carpet for Egyptian President's convoy criticised

Red carpet for Egyptian President's convoy criticised

The use of a red carpet for the motorcade of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has provoked criticism in Egypt.

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Kohli - Anushka break-up

Kohli - Anushka break-up

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have reportedly broken up - and officially so, say reports.

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Dancers ignore Zika threat to celebrate carnival in Brazil (Pics)

Dancers ignore Zika threat to celebrate carnival in Brazil (Pics)

Despite warnings that the traditional Carnival clothes - or lack thereof - would accelerate the spread of the Zika virus, performers and revelers taking part in Brazil's nationwide street fest...

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Nadeeka to reveal his heart this Valentine's Day

Nadeeka to reveal his heart this Valentine's Day

"Kiyanna... kiyanna... handa rendi de..." (Speak.. Reveal.. what's in your heart...

Will sing with more love than ever - Rookantha

Will sing with more love than ever - Rookantha

Rookantha Gunatihilake, the undisputed prince of pop/disco music in Sri Lanka du...

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From Suppa Devi to 'Lion Beer' ; A Preface for "Sinha-lé"

From Suppa Devi to 'Lion Beer' ; A Preface for "Sinha-lé"

From Suppa Devi to 'Lion Beer' ;A Preface for "Sinha-lé"

The country that supplies eyes

The country that supplies eyes

To restore sight to damaged eyes, doctors often need to transplant the cornea -...

Hoppers, restaurant review: 'Love at first taste as I'm transported to Sri Lanka'

Hoppers, restaurant review: 'Love at first taste as I'm transported to Sri Lanka'

I fell in love in Sri Lanka. It's been 24 years now, but my love endures. If any...

Sri Lanka: Tracing the origins of Ceylon tea

Sri Lanka: Tracing the origins of Ceylon tea

Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world after water. But the drink, which...

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6 morning habits of naturally thin people

6 morning habits of naturally thin people

Rise and shine! Incorporating these simple steps into your morning routine may m...

Potato-rich diet 'may increase pregnancy diabetes risk'

Potato-rich diet 'may increase pregnancy diabetes risk'

Eating potatoes or chips on most days of the week may increase a woman's risk of...

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Uga Escapes, unveils Chena Huts

Uga Escapes, unveils Chena Huts

Uga Escapes consolidated its position in the leisure industry this month by unve...

Qatar Airways launches Travel Festival

Qatar Airways launches Travel Festival

Qatar Airways (QA) has launched a first-of-its-kind Travel Festival offering tra...