Six from Kurunegala arrested over links to Easter attacks

Six persons have been arrested by the Kurunegala Police over connections to the Easter Day attacks and enabling terror acts, stated Police Media Spokesperson yesterday. Among the arrestees, three have been remanded after being produced at the courts and the remaining 3 are currently investigated More...

President’s fmr. Chief of Staff and ex-STC Chairman further remanded

President’s former Chief of Staff H.I.K. Mahanama and former Chairman of the State Timber Corporation (STC), P. Dissanayake who were arrested while accepting a bribe of Rs 20 million has been further More...

FCID arrests Mohammed Muzammil

National Freedom Front (NFF) Spokesman and Colombo Organiser Mohammed Muzammil was arrested by the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) today on charges of misusing vehicles belonging to the government. More...

Cricketer ‘Beaten To Death With Stump’

A teenage cricketer in Bangladesh was allegedly killed by a stump-wielding batsman after he taunted the umpire over a no-ball delivery, foreign media reports. Sixteen-year-old Babul Shikdar was wicketkeeping More...

Real costs lower than estimates: Harin

The actual cost of the two vehicles of Prime Minister and the cost of repairs of residence and offices of some Ministers were less than what was stated in the supplementary estimates, Minister Harin Fernando More...

Kusal Perera cleared of doping charges

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that it has withdrawn disciplinary charges against Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Perera and lifted the provisional suspension previously imposed on him. Mr More...

One in nude scenes is not me – Rithika

Rithika Kodithuwakku, the female lead in Ashoka Handagama’s film – Let Her Cry, says that the one appearing in the film’s nude scenes is not her. When asked during an interview by More...

Facebook lets blind people ‘see’ photos

As the internet becomes dominated by images, Facebook is launching a system which can “read” photos and tell visually impaired people what appears in them. The internet is changing. From More...

Finding truth behind war imperative: CBK

Discussing the circumstances that led to the violence that took place in the North as well as what took place during the war was essential if we are to move forward with the reconciliation process, Ex-President More...

Special plans to promote tourism

The Finance Ministry stated several proposals on providing concessions and relief to uplift the tourism sector which suffered a setback following the April 21st attack will be presented to cabinet today More...

Time period given to surrender illegal weapons extended

The time period to hand over illegal weapons currently in their possession to the police has been extended by another 48 hours, says the Police Spokesperson. On May 4th, the police requested the public More...

Tomorrow declared a national day of mourning

The government has decided to declare 23rd April a national day of morning in remembrance of the series of fatal explosions which shook the country on Easter Sunday (21).  More...

Six injured in an accident in Matale

Six people were injured in an accident that took place in Mahawela, Matale. Police noted the accident occurred this afternoon (April 11) when a van collided onto a lorry. The injured, which also include More...

Wijeyadasa to record statement at Presidential Commission today

Parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe is slated to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry at 11 a.m. today (27). This is with regard to a complaint lodged by the parliamentarian against More...

South African TV cameras capture team’s secret plans against SL

South Africa’s cameramen are fast becoming the most prominent broadcasters since the 12th man turned Joe the cameraman into a cult hero. The crew behind the lenses of South Africa’s SuperSport More...

Jon Lewis appointed batting coach of Sri Lanka

Former England first class cricketer Jon Lewis has been appointed as the national batting coach of the Sri Lankan Cricket team, stated Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). Lewis, replaces Thilan Samraweera – More...

Ballon d’Or: Luka Modric ends dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d’Or, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award in more than a decade. Modric, 33, More...

CCC says unfair play by SLC

In a letter dated 29 November to the Sports Minister Faiszer Musthapha, the Colombo Cricket Club (CCC) has lodged a complaint stating: “Resting National cricketers from participating in the ongoing Premier More...

Pakistan add Sri Lanka as co-hosts of Asian Emerging Nations Cup after India refuse to travel November 28, 2018 05:53 pm

Pakistan Cricket Board has agreed to co-host the Asian Emerging Nations Cup, which is slated to be held in December, with Sri Lanka after India refused to play in the country citing security concerns. A More...

Chandimal out of second Test; Suranga Lakmal named captain

Sri Lanka Captain Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of the second Test against England in Pallekele. Chandimal suffered a groin injury during the defeat in Galle and will be out for two weeks, which More...

JO to inform Speaker on their privileges in Parliament

The Joint Opposition will hold an island wide series of protests against the current government, says former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He says that the preliminary discussions regarding that have been More...

SLFP 16 wants Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister

Speaking in Badulla today UPFA Parliamentarian Dilan Perera stated that the Mahinda Rajapaksa should More...

SAITM is here to stay – Kiriella Slams protests by doctors and others

Minister of Higher Education and Highways Lakshman Kiriella said that the government will never close More...

We will protest against the sale of public lands – Namal

MP Namal Rajapaksa stated that he aims to conduct forceful protests against government officials should More...

US Congressman David Price said ‘we drafted a Constitution for Sri Lanka’ – Keheliya Rambukwella

United People’s Freedom Alliance, Kandy District, Member of Parliament Keheliya Rambukwella said More...

Sri Lankan-born Writer...

Michelle de Kretser , a Sri Lankan-born Australian writer won the Miles Franklin Literary Award at the More...

Female Singer Priyani ...

Singer Priyani Jayasinghe has been found stabbed to death at her home in Panadura, states Police Media More...

Michael Jackson show h...

REUTERS – A musical inspired by the life of late pop singer Michael Jackson will open on Broadway in More...

Rihanna accuses Snapch...

Rihanna has accused Snapchat of “intentionally” shaming victims of domestic abuse. The singer was More...

Bollywood star Sridevi...

Dubai forensic reports have stated that Superstar Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor died of an accidental More...

Victor Ratnaike’...

Hashini Ratnayake, the wife of veteran singer Victor Ratnayake has been arrested by Police over alleged More...

Trump claims US killed al-Qaida militant tied to USS Cole bombing

Donald Trump said on Sunday the US military has killed Jamal al-Badawi, the al-Qaida militant wanted in connection with the attack on the USS Cole. Seventeen US sailors died and at least 40 people More...

Fmr. Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in prison

A Pakistani court has sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison on corruption More...

Indian President rejects plea to release Rajiv Gandhi killers

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the Tamil Nadu government’s request to release the seven More...

Malaysian Government to re-define fake news law

Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Sunday that an anti-fake news law brought More...

Prince William and Kate name baby son Louis

Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate have named their baby son Louis Arthur Charles, Kensington More...

49 dead in plane crash at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport

At least 49 people were killed when a plane approached the runway from the wrong direction, crashed More...

Maldives ex-leader Gayoom and SC Chief Justice arrested

Maldives police have arrested the country’s chief justice of the Supreme Court and ex-leader Abdul More...

New board of directors appointed to SriLankan Airlines

A new board of directors has been appointed to SriLankan Airlines. Ranjith Fernando has been appointed as the Chairman. The other members appointed to the director board are Mano Thittawella, Susantha Katugampala, Dr. Roshan Perera, and  Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathi.  More...

ICTA as catalyst in shaping Sri Lanka’s Startup Ecosystem announces Disrupt Asia 2017

The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), the nation’s apex ICT Institution under the Ministry of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure, announces the launch of Disrupt Asia 2017, Sri Lanka’s Premier Startup Conference and Exhibition, at Trace Expert City on 12th July, at Hilton Colombo. Building More...

CBSL approves Ananda Athukorala as NDB Chairman

The Central Bank has approved the appointment of Ananda Athukorala as a director of the National Development Bank (NDB) and to succeed N.G. Wickremeratne More...

Lankan-born Google India Chief tells SL to go for tech gold!

Google India Managing Director, Lankan-born Rajan Anandan, yesterday urged Sri Lanka to harness both local and international talent to successfully tap More...

‘No Phobia’ on taking Chinese money – PM

Sri Lanka is agnostic about what countries it accepts foreign investment from, including China, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. “There is no More...

Self Learning Robot

Stanford University is developing a robot that can learn how to be socially aware and move through pedestrian environments by observing behaviours. Speaking to media, Stanford University’s Alexandre Alahi explained that unlike self driving cars which follow well-defined rules, crowds of people More...

Research shows deleted WhatsApp messages aren’t actually deleted

Chat logs from WhatsApp linger on your phone even after you’ve deleted them, according to new research published by iOS expert Jonathan Zdziarski. Forensic traces of chats linger on the phone even after a user archives or deletes them, Zdziarski found, and could be accessed by someone with physical More...

Facebook is changing the way stories come into your News Feed

Your Facebook News Feed is about to get a makeover. That’s because the social network announced Wednesday that it is tweaking the computer software More...

Friends to get higher priority in Facebook News Feeds

Facebook has once again tweaked the formula it uses to decide what people will see in their news feed – and this time, it’s personal. The social More...

China builds world’s most powerful computer

A new supercomputer from China has topped the latest list of the world’s most powerful machines. The 93 petaflop Sunway TaihuLight is installed at More...