Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa’s Term Ends This Week: SLFP Still Undecided On New General Secretary

SLFP General Secretary Professor Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa’s term ends this week, party sources said. He was appointed for 45 days to initiate and implement party reforms. Commenting on the matter, a senior party spokesman said no decision had so far been made on the new General Secretary of the Read more...

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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. He is to be produced before the Fort Magistrate Read 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 during a neighbourhood match with friends in Read 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 said today. The issue of the estimated was Read 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The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that it has withdrawn disciplinary charges against Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Perera and lifted the provisional suspension previously imposed on him.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 Perera is, therefore, now free to return to domestic Read 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 a weekend publication whether she found the nude scenes Read 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 a medium based almost entirely on text, it is now Read 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 and National Unity and Reconciliation Office Read more...

Don’t drink beverages with sugar these days

 The public has been advised against consuming beverages containing sugar to quench thirst during these hot days. Senior lecturer of Rajarata University Channa Jayasumana says such beverages could damage kidneys. The best options are safe drinking water Read more...

Verdict on Gnanasara Thero’s case to be given on August 8

Verdict on the Contempt of Court case against the Ven. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thero filed by the Attorney General’s Department will be given on the 8th August. The verdict will be given by the Appeal Court.  Read more...

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Sports Minister introduces new concept

Sports Minister Faiszer Musthapha has introduced a new concept of granting free entry to school children in the Southern Province to watch the ongoing Test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa being played at the Galle Stadium. Twenty one schools – including difficult areas like Angunukolapalassa Read more...

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65% of state employees lack A/Levels

A study by the Department of Census and Statistics has found that 65% of state sector employees lacked Advanced Level qualifications while 17.2% lacked G.C. E. Ordinary Level qualification. The Census of Public and Semi-Government Sector Employees conducted in November 2016 revealed that out of the 1.1 Read more...

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Nurses and Govt. Executives to launch protests today

A protest march demanding solutions for 6 issues in the nursing care service will be launched today (11), said All Ceylon Nurses’ Union (ACNU). According to the National Organizer of ACNU, H.M.S.G. Mediwatte, the march will commence at 12 pm near the National Hospital, Colombo, and conclude at the Read more...

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Samsung opens world’s largest phone factory in India

South Korean President, Moon Jae-in and Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, jointly inaugurated the world’s largest mobile factory, in India’s northern Noida city on Monday (July 09). The facility in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, will allow Samsung to make phones at a lower cost due to Read more...

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France Seal Second World Cup Triumph With 4-2 Win Over Brave Croatia

When the decisive blows arrived it was the entire France squad in the victory scrum by the corner flag. Hugo Lloris, the goalkeeper, had run the entire length of the pitch. All the substitutes were disappearing under one another. There were even a few members of the backroom staff contemplating joining Read more...

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Chandimal, Hathurusingha out of South Africa Tests

Captain Dinesh Chandimal and two top Sri Lankan cricket officials have agreed to sit out the Test series against South Africa pending sanctions, the International Cricket Council said Thursday. Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha and manager Asanka Gurusinha had pleaded guilty to violating the spirit Read more...

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Umtiti header sends France into third World Cup final

ST PETERSBURG, July 10 (Reuters) – Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header sent France into the World Cup final with a ruthless 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final on Tuesday. Didier Deschamps’ side will face England or Croatia in Moscow on Sunday as the French look to Read more...

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup ends as Uruguay beats Portugal

The two greatest players of this generation have been sent packing from Russia in the same day. Just hours after Lionel Messi and Argentina were eliminated from the World Cup by France, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal fell to a 2-1 defeat against two-time champions Uruguay in the last 16. Two goals from Read more...

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Defending Champions Germany Out Of FIFA 2018: Shocking Defeat To South Korea

Defending world champions Germany crashed out of the World Cup after a shock 2-0 loss to South Korea on Wednesday, courtesy of two stoppage-time goals. South Korea’s Kim Young-gwon scored in added time following a video review and Son Heung-min added another goal just before the final whistle. The Read more...

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Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 4 wickets to level series

Sri Lanka beat West Indies by four wickets Tuesday on the fourth day of the third and final test at Kensington Oval to draw the three-match series 1-1. Sri Lanka sealed a historic four-wicket win in Barbados in the third and final Test to level the series against Windies on Tuesday (June 26). The visitors Read more...

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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 Read more...

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SLFP 16 wants Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister

Speaking in Badulla today UPFA Parliamentarian Dilan Perera stated that the Mahinda Rajapaksa should be the next Prime Minister. He said that the 16 members who defected to the Opposition believe that Read more...

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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 the Medical Faculty of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), no matter how Read more...

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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 they attempt to sell public lands to foreign investors in order to gain monetary benefits. He further Read more...

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Female Singer Priyani ...

Singer Priyani Jayasinghe has been found stabbed to death at her home in Panadura, states Police Media Spokesperson. The murder has been committed using Read more...

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Michael Jackson show h...

REUTERS – A musical inspired by the life of late pop singer Michael Jackson will open on Broadway in 2020, Jackson’s estate and its producing partner Read more...

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Rihanna accuses Snapch...

Rihanna has accused Snapchat of “intentionally” shaming victims of domestic abuse. The singer was responding to an advert on the social media platform Read more...

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Bollywood star Sridevi...

Dubai forensic reports have stated that Superstar Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor died of an accidental drowning. It was earlier reported that Sridevi Read more...

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Victor Ratnaike’...

Hashini Ratnayake, the wife of veteran singer Victor Ratnayake has been arrested by Police over alleged fraud. Police sources said she was wanted by Police Read more...

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Bollywood Lovebirds De...

Lovebirds Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have secretly flown off to Sri Lanka to celebrate Deepika’s birthday on January 5th. According to a report Read more...

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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 charges related to four luxury London flats. The National Accountability Bureau court handed down Read more...

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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 prisoners convicted for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991. Mr. Read more...

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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 by the previous administration will be given “proper” definition, making it clear to the Read more...

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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 Palace announced on Friday. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce Read more...

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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 and burst into flames while landing at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan Airport in Nepal on Monday. Flight Read more...

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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 Gayoom, hours after the government declared a state of emergency. The crisis began when President Abdulla Read more...

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Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as new president of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as president, beginning a new era for the long-troubled nation. Earlier Mr Mnangagwa raised his fist and the 60,000-strong stadium crowd Read more...

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Sharapova named in India luxury housing fraud probe

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is under investigation by Indian Police for cheating and criminal conspiracy after the collapse of a luxury housing project that she endorsed, a lawyer said Read more...

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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.  Read more...

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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 on the immensely successful ‘Disrupt Asia’ held last year, ICTA hopes to grow, refine, and propel Read more...

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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 as the bank chairman. An announcement by the bank Read more...

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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 the boom in the global technology business. “The Read more...

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‘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 phobia,” Wickremesinghe, 67, said in an interview Read more...

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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 have unwritten rules, interacting with each other based on social convention and etiquette. “Every Read more...

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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 access to the device or by law enforcement issuing a warrant to Apple for iCloud backups. Although Read more...

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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 that controls what you see in your feed to favor Read more...

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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 media giant says it updated the news feed so Read more...

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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 the National Supercomputing Centre in Wuxi. At its Read more...

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Algeria blocks Facebook, Twitter to stop exam cheating

Facebook, Twitter and other social networks have been temporarily blocked in Algeria to try to stop cheats posting high school exam papers online. Thousands of high school students are retaking part of Read more...

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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 Read more...

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