Thursday, 11 February 2016

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Yoshitha, 4 others further remanded

Yoshitha, 4 others further remanded

The Kaduwela magistrate today (11) ordered to further remand five...

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Twin suicide bombings kill over 70 in Nigeria

Twin suicide bombings kill over 70 in Nigeria

More than 70 people have been killed in a double suicide attack at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs)...

‘Wear sunglasses when in the sun’

‘Wear sunglasses when in the sun’

Strong sun-rays could lead to cataract in the eyes, warns Dr. Muditha Kulatunga of the National Eye Hospital.

Khawaja's pre-game grab caught from behind (video)

Khawaja's pre-game grab caught from behind (video)

A video footage emerged on Wednesday showing Australia batsman Usman Khawaja becoming touchy-feely and progressively moving his hand down to...

Siriwardene returns to lead SL Women in World T20

Siriwardene returns to lead SL Women in World T20

Shashikala Siriwardene will lead Sri Lanka Women in the Women's World Twenty20 and the preceding T20I series against India, which...

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to be eighth book

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to be eighth book

An eighth Harry Potter book is to be released this summer - containing the script for a new stage play...

Jayantha Jayasuriya sworn in as new AG

Jayantha Jayasuriya sworn in as new AG

President’s Counsel Jayantha Jayasuriya took oaths as the Attorney General before the President a short while ago (11).

Yoshitha, 4 others further remanded

Yoshitha, 4 others further remanded

The Kaduwela magistrate today (11) ordered to further remand five including Yoshitha Rajapaksa, Rohan Weliwita and Nishantha Ranatunga until Feb.25.

Yoshitha, 4 others at Kaduwela court

Yoshitha, 4 others at Kaduwela court

Youshitha Rajapaksa and the four others, who are accused of misuse of state property through CSN sports channel, were brought...

LUSH appoints Chulakshi Ranathunga as Brand Ambassador

LUSH appoints Chulakshi Ranathunga as Brand Ambassador

LUSH, one of the country’s most recognized Skin Clinique’s attributing a state-of-the-art approach appointed Ms. Sri Lanka 2014 Chulakshi Ranathunga...

40 Lankan refugees return home

40 Lankan refugees return home

Forty Sri Lankan refugees, some of whom have been living in Tamil Nadu since the early '90s, returned to Sri...

US govt proposes $31 million aid to Sri Lanka

US govt proposes $31 million aid to Sri Lanka

The US government has proposed a $31 million financial aid to Sri Lanka to encourage reconciliation efforts and support anti-corruption...

Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to Beijing's embrace

Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to Beijing's embrace

Just over a year after a new leader was elected and Sri Lanka's business ties with China came under close...

Deedat launches ‘Ride with Style’ Season 5

Deedat launches ‘Ride with Style’ Season 5

Keeping in line with their ideology of being consistent in delivering novel fashion experiences to its clients, NOLIMIT continues their...

BOI briefs diplomats at Koggala zone

BOI briefs diplomats at Koggala zone

The Board Of Investment (BOI) organized a special programme for 57 Nonresident Heads of mission and Defence Advisors and Defence...

SLFP to suspend 8 leading members!

SLFP to suspend 8 leading members!

The SLFP is to suspend eight of its leading members, who are responsible for serious disciplinary violations in breach of...

Minister Rajitha dodges commission!

Minister Rajitha dodges commission!

A powerful minister in the government, Rajitha Senaratne has disregarded summons for the 10th time issued by the bribery commission...

Profession dropped from new electronic ID!

Profession dropped from new electronic ID!

The profession of the holder will be dropped from the new electronic national identity card to be introduced.

Warrant issued against Dilshan

Warrant issued against Dilshan

A warrant has been issued against Sri Lanka's former cricket captain - Tillakaratne Dilshan.

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.

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.

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 &...

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).

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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 released today by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA)...

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Mathew breaks Bolling's record with 7 golds

Mathew breaks Bolling's record with 7 golds

Mathew Abeysinghe broke the long-standing record of Julian Bolling by winning seven gold medals at the South Asian Games (SAG) when he added another two golds to his tally in...

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Horses recognise human emotions

Horses recognise human emotions

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

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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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Underwater museum turns ocean floor into art gallery

Underwater museum turns ocean floor into art gallery

Off the coast of West Africa, the Spanish island of Lanzarote sparkles in the bright midday sun, with azure Atlantic Ocean waves crashing against its shore.

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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...