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Fonsekas Democratic Party to back UPFA at the election- Dayasiri

Fonsekas Democratic Party to back UPFA at the election- Dayasiri

The United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will form a coalition government after the forthcoming election, thus several political parties are expected to join hands with the party in near future, North Western Province Chief Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said. MORE...

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Does Sri Lanka need a Code of Media Ethics?

Does Sri Lanka need a Code of Media Ethics?

Do you consider that Sri Lanka needs to have a Code of Media Ethics? Email your ideas to news@derana.lk or send a fax to 0112 680417. MORE...

video (0)Comments | May 24, 2015  10:51 pm

Government recognizes the importance of engaging with the diaspora: Mangala

Government recognizes the importance of engaging with the diaspora: Mangala

The Government recognizes the importance of engaging with the diaspora, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to take the lead in organizing a diapora festival where persons of Sri Lankan origin from around the world in all possible fields...MORE

(0)Comments | May 24, 2015  5:46 pm

Meethotamulla garbage dump: tense situation in Kolonnawa

Meethotamulla garbage dump: tense situation in Kolonnawa

The police on Sunday (24) used water cannons to disperse a group of protesters near Meethotamulla area in Kolonnawa. MORE...

video (0)Comments | May 24, 2015  3:44 pm

Some schools to remain closed in view of Poson season

Some schools to remain closed in view of Poson season

Several schools in the North Central Province will be closed from June 1 to 5 in view of the upcoming Poson season, the Ministry of Education says. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 24, 2015  3:18 pm

SAARC film festival in Colombo from May 26

SAARC film festival in Colombo from May 26

The SAARC Film Festival 2015 will take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka over a period of 6 days from May 26 to 31. The Festival will also include a workshop with well-known film directors. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 24, 2015  2:01 pm

Indian arrested with gems at BIA

Indian arrested with gems at BIA

An Indian national, who had allegedly attempted to smuggle out a stock of gems worth Rs. 9.7 million, has been arrested by the Sri Lanka Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), this morning (24). MORE...

(0)Comments | May 24, 2015  11:25 am

Special flag to be prepared to use at festivals, instead of national flag

Special flag to be prepared to use at festivals, instead of national flag

The Cabinet of Ministers have approved a proposal made by the Ministry of Home Affairs to appoint a committee to prepare an officially accepted decoration flag that can be used at festivals by the government as well as the general public, the governments official news portal said in a statement. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 24, 2015  10:53 am

Two nabbed with a partly charred body

Two nabbed with a partly charred body

Two suspects have been arrested while transporting partly charred body in a van, last night (23), in Kahantota road, Malabe, the police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 24, 2015  8:37 am

Criminal action over Sri Lanka cricket sex-bribe scandal

Criminal action over Sri Lanka cricket sex-bribe scandal

Sri Lankan authorities on Saturday said they would initiate criminal action against two men managing the womens cricket team following allegations they demanded sexual favours from team members to guarantee their positions. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 24, 2015  1:56 am

Sri Lankan van driver jailed for killing jogger

Sri Lankan van driver jailed for killing jogger

An extremely tired Sri Lankan van driver who hit and killed a jogger near Epsom after working a 12-hour night shift has been jailed for four years by a UK court. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 23, 2015  5:02 pm

Ministers who quit also follow wrong astrologers Harin

Ministers who quit also follow wrong astrologers  Harin

Uva Province Chief Minister Harin Fernando says that the recent resignation of four SLFP Ministers was a planned game and that he expects more will follow suit. MORE..

video (0)Comments | May 23, 2015  4:18 pm

Colombo-Matara bus gutted in fire

Colombo-Matara bus gutted in fire

A private bus en route to Matara from Colombo has been completely gutted after fire broke out in the front of the vehicle. MORE..

video (0)Comments | May 23, 2015  3:02 pm

Sri Lanka condemns suicide attack on Saudi mosque

Sri Lanka condemns suicide attack on Saudi mosque

Sri Lanka has condemned Fridays suicide attack on a mosque in Saudi Arabia that left at least 21 people dead and more than 100 injured. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 23, 2015  2:08 pm

India hands over 16 Sri Lankan fishermen

India hands over 16 Sri Lankan fishermen

India on Saturday handed over 16 Sri Lankan fishermenarrested for allegedly poaching in the Indian watersto Sri Lankan authorities, several days after they were ordered released by courts. MORE..

video (0)Comments | May 23, 2015  12:46 pm

Jayalalithaa takes oath Tamil Nadu CM

Jayalalithaa takes oath Tamil Nadu CM

AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Saturday was sworn in for the fifth time as Tamil Nadu chief minister, nearly eight months after she was forced to quit over corruption charges. MORE..

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Royal College win 71st Bradby Shield

Royal College win 71st Bradby Shield

Royal College Colombo won the 71st Bradby Shield encounter after defeating Trinity College Kandy 49-0 in the second leg at Royal College Grounds on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 23, 2015  7:32 pm

Zimbabwe cricketers arrive in Pakistan for historic tour

Zimbabwe cricketers arrive in Pakistan for historic tour

Zimbabwes cricket team is in Pakistan, the first Test-playing nation to visit the country in six years. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 19, 2015  4:52 pm

SL Women win second ODI against West Indies

SL Women win second ODI against West Indies

Sri Lanka womens cricket team secured a win against West Indies in the second ODI match of the tour of West Indies by six wickets a short while ago in Colombo. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 15, 2015  4:30 pm

Phillip Hughes: Cricket Australia confirms independent review

Phillip Hughes: Cricket Australia confirms independent review

Test player Hughes died in November aged 25, two days after being struck on the top of the neck by a delivery during a domestic match in Sydney. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 14, 2015  1:47 pm

Sugath Thilakaratne elected President of SLAA

Sugath Thilakaratne elected President of SLAA

Former Sri Lankan sprinter Sugath Thilakaratne has been elected as the new President of the Sri Lanka Athletic Association (SLAA), defeating Upali Kumarasiri by a majority of 59 votes. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 14, 2015  12:49 pm

Entertainment

Johnny Depps dogs face death in Australia

Johnny Depps dogs face death in Australia

Johnny Depps pet dogs Pistol and Boo have been ordered by Australia to bugger off back to Hollywood or face being put down after he flew the terriers into the country illegally -- as thousands signed a petition to save them. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 15, 2015  10:44 am

High Court suspends Salman Khans jail sentence

High Court suspends Salman Khans jail sentence

The Mumbai high court suspended on Friday actor Salman Khans jail term in the 2002 hit-and-run case, pending appeal, giving him temporary reprieve. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 8, 2015  01:52 pm

Kate and Prince William name princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Kate and Prince William name princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

The Princess of Cambridge has finally been revealed to the world as Charlotte Elizabeth Diana - in a touching nod to her grandfather, her grandmother and her great-grandmother. MORE...

(0)Comments | May 5, 2015  09:36 am

South African police hunt 3 women after man is raped

South African police hunt 3 women after man is raped

Police in Diepsloot, South Africa are on the hunt for a group of three women who allegedly raped a 21 year-old man on Sunday night, This Is Africa news agency reported. MORE...

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LG launches smartwatch at Rs 30,000 in India

LG launches smartwatch at Rs 30,000 in India

LG Electronics Tuesday launched LG Watch Urbane at Rs 30,000 in India powered by the Android Wear which works seamlessly with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 19, 2015  05:07 pm

Worlds first self-powered video camera developed

Worlds first self-powered video camera developed

The worlds first self-powered video camera that runs without a battery and can produce an image each second has been developed by researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 16, 2015  04:11 pm

Sri Lanka develops cheap rainfall forecasting device

Sri Lanka develops cheap rainfall forecasting device

Scientists in Sri Lanka have developed mobile weather stations capable of capturing and transmitting near real-time rainfall data. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 19, 2015  10:54 am

The Brave New World of Windows 10

The Brave New World of Windows 10

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a slew of new features and capabilities coming in Windows 10: the convergence of the desktop and mobile; the advent of the killer universal app; more power and features for personal digital assistant Cortana.....

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