| UNP expels 20 of its members|
Tuesday, June 18, 2013,09:45 am
United National Party Working Committee convened on yesterday (17) has decided to expel over 20 members of the party including Provincial Councilors, Shiral Lakthilake and Maithree Gunaratne.
|Rural student-based examination procedure implemented – Bandula|
Tuesday, June 18, 2013,11:50 am
Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena states that an examination methodology has been implemented for rural students by education intellectuals and all in the recent past.
|Embilipitiya PS Chairman released on bail|
Tuesday, June 18, 2013,11:00 am
Embilipitiya Provincial Council Chairman M.K. Amila, taken into the custody for assaulting two police constables has been enlarged on bail today (18).
| A massive protest in India against Sri Lanka|
Tuesday, June 18, 2013,10:10 am
A massive protest has been organized opposite the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) in Wellington in Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu today (18) by Tamil Nadu political parties.
| University student succumbed to her injuries|
Tuesday, June 18, 2013,09:10 am
Update: The female student of Colombo University who jumped off the fifth floor of a university building has died today (18) while receiving treatment at ICU in Colombo National Hospital, hospital sources said.
| Investigation report on knelt down teacher to be handed over to IGP today|
Tuesday, June 18, 2013,08:45 am
The investigation report on the teacher who was made to kneel down before the classroom by a Provincial Councilor is to be handed over to the Inspector General of Police today, Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena said.
|Duminda back in Parliament today|
Tuesday, June 18, 2013,08:00 am
UPFA MP Duminda Silva, is to attend the Parliament today after a long pause following the shootout in October 2011, sources said.
|Massive dengue eradication programme to implement in all schools|
Tuesday, June 18, 2013,07:45 am
President Mahinda Rajapakse has instructed Secretary to the Ministry of Health to implement a school based mosquito eradication programme, covering all the schools across the island.
|Water bills will not be increased - Dinesh|
Tuesday, June 18, 2013,06:00 am
Water bills will not be increased due to revisions to electricity bills, making a special statement Minister of Water Supply Dinesh Gunawardena said in the Parliament.
|Army accords a ceremonial Guard of Honour to new Army Chief|
Tuesday, June 18, 2013,05:25 am
The Sri Lanka Army accorded a ceremonial Guard of Honour to the newly appointed Army Commander Lt. Gen Jagath Jayasuriya at the Defence Ministry playground on Monday (18) in view of his promotion to the rank of General and appointment as Chief of Defence Staff by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
|World fisheries summit in Indonesia|
Monday, June 17, 2013,04:45 pm
The third International Fisheries Summit will be held from 17-19 June in Bali Island, Indonesia.
|Politicians responsible for natural resource destruction – Dinesh|
Monday, June 17, 2013,03:00 pm
All politicians from decades back to-date are responsible for the destruction of natural resources in Sri Lanka, says, Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.
|Wild fire in Maduru Oya National Park, still spreading|
Monday, June 17, 2013,02:15 pm
A fire which broke out Kotugaswala area in the Maduru Oya National Park has destroyed nearly 20 acres, Duty Officer-in-charge of the National Park, Mr.Ratnayaka has said.
|Making love at large is a biological need – Dallas|
Monday, June 17, 2013,01:45 pm
I will question whether it is an offence to make love openly and at large which is a biological requirement, says Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development, Dallas Alahapperuma.
|PS member further remanded for punishing a teacher|
Monday, June 17, 2013,01:15 pm
UPFA Provincial Council member, Ananda Sarath Kumara who allegedly punished a teacher in Navodya school in Navagattegama was ordered to remand until 27th June by Puttlam Actg. Magistrate today.
|Trade Union for pensioners from UNP|
Monday, June 17, 2013,12:25 pm
United National Party (UNP) has decided to initiate a separate trade union for State pensioners.
|6400 vacancies filled in Northern PC – Douglas|
Monday, June 17, 2013,10:35 am
Over 6400 vacancies have been filled in the Northern Provincial Council within the last few years, says Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Entrepreneur Development, Douglas Devananda.
|Negombo, the city with prestine beaches |
The name 'Negombo' derives from the word Meegamuwa (as referred to in Sinhalese), which means 'the village of honey'. According to folklore, a swarm of bees settled in a boat ashore, and at the point where the boat hauled became known as Meegamuwa.Negombo was once known for Cinnamon trade along the western coast, established by the Moors. In the la [ ... ]
|Yala National Park, the most visited, wild natural paradise in Sri Lanka|
The Ruhunu National Park best known as Yala, situated in the Southern region lies between Southern and Uva Provinces with five blocks, two of which are now opened for public with the conclusion of thirty year dragged war in the country.
|Weather Forecast for 17th June 2013|
Tuesday, June 18, 2013,09:15 am
The Met Department predicts that several spells of showers will occur in Sabaragamuwa and Central,Western and Southern Provinces. Showers may extend to Puttalam and Kurunegala districts too.
|A must win situation for Sri Lanka|
Australia will take on Sri Lanka in their final league fixture today (17) to decide the last of the remaining ICC Champions Trophy semifinal places.
|England through to the Semis|
At first it seemed that the match would not be played, as it rained steadily. Eventually the tournament officials decided to allow time for 24 overs a side. New Zealand won the toss and elected to field & dismisses England for 169 with three deliveries to spare, setting themselves 170 to win.
|Home team takes on the Kiwis|
Tournament host England will take on New Zealand in the 11th game of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on today (15).
|India triumphant as they beat Pakistan|
Batting first, Pakistan were bowled out for 165 in 39.4 overs due to a disciplined effort by the Indian bowling unit led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who picked up 2 for 19.
|Showdown - India vs Pakistan|
In a group B match, Indian captain MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bowl against Pakistan in their Trophy clash at Edgbaston in Birmingham a short while ago.
|South Africa through to the semis|
Batting first, South Africa posted 230 for the loss of 6 wickets. West Indies were chasing South Africa's 230-6, from a rain-reduced allocation of 31 overs, and were on Duckworth Lewis par 190-6 off 26.1 overs before the rain came down again.
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|Iranians jubilant over Rouhani's win|
Iran's election was followed by billions, and experts believe the win last night by a moderate candidate will ease tensions in the region. According to election results, moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani, 64, won a commanding 50.7% of the vote in the six-way race.
|Britain spied on G-20 - Snowden|
Britain's Guardian newspaper citing documents provided by Edward Snowden, claims UK's electronic intelligence agency monitored delegates' phones and tried to capture their passwords during the G20 Summit held in London way back in 2009.
|Queen Rania Al Abdullah's message to young girls|
"Dear Girls of the World, Some of you will be familiar with the childhood rhyme, "What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and all things nice, that's what little girls are made of."
|One-Armed Miss Iowa compete for Miss America|
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". This is the worn out quote we have heard countless times. In beauty pageants contenders are usually gifted with good genetics & have near perfect figures from head to toe. In the recent Miss Iowa pageant in America, one contender challenged conventional beauty standards.
|Iran voting begins|
Iranians head to the voting booth to cast their ballots in the country's presidential elections today. Iranians hope for a transformation in the country, four years after the controversial re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which Western observers claimed to be fraudulent.
|Over 90,000 killed in Syria conflict - UN|
United Nations human rights office estimates around 93,000 casualties at the end of April in the ongoing conflict in Syria, although the true death toll is expected to be much higher.
|Tough action required on tax evasion - G8|
The G8 meeting, organized by the British Government, will be held in Northern Ireland on Monday & Tuesday. G8 leaders have promised to hold decisive talks on tax evasion and banking secrecy.
|Private credit falls to three year low|
Sri Lanka's bank interest rates have been high due to heavy state borrowings crowding out the private sector, despite rate cuts from the Central Bank.
|Stocks close up 0.19%|
Sri Lanka's stocks closed up 0.19 percent today, following three straight days of losses with index heavy stocks continuing to drop and profit taking by some investors. The benchmark Colombo All Share Index closed 11.52 points higher at 6,219.39 and the S&P SL 20 Index closed 5.26 points higher at 3 [ ... ]
|Gaming Tax will be changed - Lakshman Abeywardena |
Minister of Investment Promotions Lakshman Abeywardena says that Sri Lanka gaming tax should be on par with the rest of the world.
|Cabinet bans foreign investments into steel, cement, & retail trade |
The cabinet Ministers have decided to stop foreign investments into steel, cement, retail trade, small scale agriculture and beauty care products, intended to protect domestic investors.
|3D printing revolutionize the way jet engines are made|
The potential of 3D printing has been realized across all fields, and entrepreneurs are clamoring to utilize 3D priting technology to come up with new inventions. There are few industries that haven't been shaken up by the game-changing potential of 3-D printing, and aviation is no exception.