Vehicle Movement On Kaduwela-Biyagama Bridge Restricted Due To Erosion On Banks Of Kelani River

Vehicle movement along Kaduwela- Biyagama road has been stopped. The decision has been made mainly due to erosion on the banks of the Kelani river, sources said. Sri Lanka expects a heavy rainfall exceeding 150 mm today as well in several provinces. The inclement weather conditions in the country has 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The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that it has withdrawn disciplinary charges against Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Perera and lifted the provisional suspension previously imposed on him.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...

President returns from Iran

President Maithripala Sirisena and the Sri Lankan delegation have arrived in the island, concluding a two-day state visit to Iran. The Lankan delegation arrived at the Katunayake International Airport at around 1.45 this morning. During his visit, President Sirisena held bilateral discussions with his Read more...

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Heavy winds in Wellawaya damage 30 houses

Around 30 houses have been damaged due to strong rainfall and wind conditions in the Wellawaya Divisional Secretariat Division. Reportedly, the houses of around 30 families living in Athiliwewa, Maharagama, Hunuketiya, Randeniya and Handapanagala areas were damaged and about six houses have been completely Read more...

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Basil’s almanac case postponed

The Colombo High Court has postponed the case against former Minister Basil Rajapaksa and another defendant for allegedly using funds belonging to the Divi Neguma Department to print almanacs with the image of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Attorney General had filed indictments against the Read more...

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Several SriLankan Airlines flights delayed due to various reasons

A variety of reasons have caused delays to several SriLankan Airlines flights today (May 3). The untimely sickness of a passenger inbound from the Gulf initiated a diversion to Cochin on one flight while another aircraft inbound from Kuwait was caught in a dust-storm and required attention from Engineering. Two Read more...

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15 hurt in Swiss road accident involving Sri Lanka tourists

Fifteen people were injured on Wednesday (Apr 18) when a coach carrying tourists from Sri Lanka crashed with two trucks on a Swiss highway, police and media said. A tourist coach carrying 40 passengers collided with two trucks near the Winterthur-Wulflingen exit on a motorway not far from the northern Read more...

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Buttler equals Sehwag’s IPL fifty record

Jos Buttler said he was revelling in his run of form after cracking a fifth consecutive half-century to equal Virender Sehwag’s Indian Premier League record. The England wicketkeeper-batsman’s unbeaten 94 off 53 balls against the Mumbai Indians kept his Rajasthan Royals in the IPL playoff Read more...

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139th Royal-Thomian ‘BATTLE OF THE BLUES’ rescheduled

Sri Lanka’s blue ribbon cricket encounter, the ‘Battle of the Blues’ between Royal College, Colombo, and St. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia, for the prestigious Rt. Hon. D. S. Senanayake Memorial Shield, 2018 has been rescheduled to Friday (9) , Saturday (10) and Sunday (11). The decision has been Read more...

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Shakib to lead Bangla in Nidahas Trophy T20s

After a lot of speculation, drama and an attempt to convince ODI skipper Mashrafe Mortaza to reconsider his T20 retirement, Shakib Al Hasan has been named captain for the tri-series that also involves Sri Lanka and India starting on 6 March in Sri Lanka. Shakib’s inclusion comes with a rider Read more...

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Cricket T20: Sri Lanka tastes victory after eight consecutive defeats

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by six wickets in Dhaka to take 1-0 lead in two-match T20I series today, February 15 in Dhaka. Chasing a target of 194 runs Sri Lanka openers Dhanushka Gunathilaka (30) and Kusal Mendis (53) set the platform for the easy win. Later on, middle order batsman Dasun Shanaka (42*) Read more...

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Lasith Malinga named Mumbai Indians’ bowling mentor

Lasith Malinga will be part of Mahela Jayawardene’s coaching staff for Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians. Malinga was named Mumbai Indians bowling mentor on Wednesday. Although Shane Bond is the official bowling coach of IPL champions Mumbai Indians, Malinga will add to the think tank, Read more...

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Sri Lanka seek lifeline against rampaging Bangladesh

Sri Lanka will be looking to turn things around for a win against Bangladesh, which will ensure their road to the final, as they take on the hosts in the final group stage match of the Tri Nation series to be played at Dhaka today. Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal said on Wednesday that the initial 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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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 that the masses are displeased with this Government that is already very unpopular, and that ‘such Read more...

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Amaraweera SLFP second tier leader

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) leadership has identified that Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Mahinda Amaraweera is a suitable candidate to lead the Sri Lanka Freedom Party in the future, 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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Virat Kohli Invites Di...

Sri Lankan cricket fan Gayan Senanayake had the privilege of attending the wedding reception of Indian captain Virat Kohli and actress Anushka Sharma. Senanayake Read more...

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Fifth Derana Sunsilk F...

Renowned Sri Lankan filmmaker Asoka Handagama won the award for Best Picture at the Fifth Derana Sunsilk Film Awards – 2017, which was held last night 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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UK minister Priti Patel resigns over Israel meetings row

Theresa May’s government was rocked on Wednesday by a second cabinet resignation in a week, after Priti Patel was forced to step down as International Development Secretary. It was revealed Patel held Read more...

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Trump says he will terminate green card lottery system

US President Donald Trump has said that he would end the popular US green card lottery after a radicalised Uzbek man who entered the country under the programme killed eight people in New York. “I am 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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