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Bathiudeen condemns 'unlawful' entry to ministry by BBS

Bathiudeen condemns 'unlawful' entry to ministry by BBS

Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen strongly condemning the wrongful entry into his ministry premises this morning, asked the members of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) to » Read more

April 23,2014 Top Story

Breaking News

UNP rebels continue to tout Sajith as successor

April 23,2014 17:53

An organization identified as the United National Party (UNP) Professionals’ Consortium today reiterated that the UNP leadership should be changed and the new leader as well as the common candidate for the » Read more

Armed robbers hit two banks inside one hour

April 23,2014 17:09

Police have launched investigations to apprehend armed robbers who hit two private banks within the space of an hour this afternoon. Read more

BBS meets Malwathu Maha Nayaka Thera

April 23,2014 16:45

Representatives of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) visited Most Ven Thibbotuwawe Sri Sumangalabhidana Malvathu Maha Vihara Mahanayaka Thera this morning and briefed the Maha Nayaka Thera on its proceedings to safeguard Buddhism and » Read more

Karu-Fonseka meeting held

April 23,2014 15:32

A special meeting between United National Party (UNP) Acting Leader Karu Jayasuriya and Leader of the Democratic Party (DP) Sarath Fonseka, took place this morning. Read more

Sending Lankan workers to Libya suspended

April 23,2014 12:42

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) said workers will not be sent to Libya until the employment situation in the country is more stable. Read more

Grim ferry disaster search enters second week

April 23,2014 12:12

Grim ferry disaster search enters second week

The search for scores of passengers still missing from South Korea's ferry disaster entered a second week Wednesday, to the deepening distress of their grieving, angry and frustrated families. Read more

No comment from Jaffna Bishop's House on girl's death

April 23,2014 11:40

In wake of calls to arrest the two Catholic priests who are allegedly involved in the death of a 22-year-old girl in Jaffna, Most Rev.Dr.Thomas Savundranayagam, Bishop’s House, Jaffna refused to comment » Read more

Medirigiriya residents nab treasure hunters

April 23,2014 09:37

Two suspects from a group allegedly engaged in treasure hunting in Medirigiriya last night, were apprehended by area residents and handed over to police custody. Read more

Kidney racketeers sent 21 victims to Sri Lanka

April 23,2014 09:18

Kidney racketeers sent 21 victims to Sri Lanka

Hyderabad: The city police has found that the kidney racketeers, who had sent deceased victim Dinesh Maroo to Sri Lanka, had sent as many as 21 people from different parts of AP » Read more

BBS questions Govt. 'inaction' over Muslim extremist group

April 22,2014 19:08

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) today demanded to know why authorities were not acting against a Tamil Nadu based Muslim extremist organization that it claimed was extending its roots to Sri Lanka Read more

Police remove striking workers; train delays along coastal line

April 22,2014 18:15

Riot police have now removed striking railway workers from the tracks at the Fort Railway Station, enabling train services to resume.  Read more

CB says EPF losses are not realised

April 22,2014 17:36

CB says EPF losses are not realised

The Central Bank today clarified that the Rs.11.8 billion losses incurred through stock market investments by the Employees Provident Fund in the year 2011 are not realized losses, but marked-to-market unrealized losses,arising » Read more

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Violence engulfs Rio

Violence engulfs Rio

A Brazilian Police Special Force member takes position during a violent protest in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro on April 22, 2014. Violent protests broke out in Rio's landmark beachfront district, Copacabana, following the death of a resident last weekend during clashes with the Army in a nearby favela. Read more

Boston Strong

Boston Strong

Boston Marathon Bombing survivors Celeste Corcoran (R) and her daughter Sydney Corcoran (L) react after crossing the finish line with Celeste's sister Carmen Acabbo the 2014 B.A.A. Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. Both are survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. Read more

May his life inspire all

May his life inspire all

Today as Christians reflect on the Resurrection, let all people of all faith draw inspiration from the life and word of Jesus Christ for there is much therein that can empower us all as we strive to resurrect life, meaning and peace in this land that has suffered so much but refuses to submit to all manner of tyranny.  Pic by Chandana Wijesinghe Read more

Sports

SLC-players resolve pay dispute

April 23,2014 18:50

The pay dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket and its 13 contracted players was resolved on Wednesday with the players agreeing to ten percent of » Read more

Former Lankan spinner Neil Chanmugam dies at 73

April 23,2014 16:20

Former Lankan spinner Neil Chanmugam dies at 73

One of Sri Lanka’s foremost off-spinners of the pre-Test era Neil Chanmugam passed away on Tuesday at the age of 73 having lost his » Read more

Malinga, Mathews named T20 and ODI Captains

April 23,2014 14:33

Malinga, Mathews named T20 and ODI Captains

Angelo Mathews has been appointed as Captain of the National ODI team, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said. In addition, Lasith Malinga has been appointed » Read more

Benfica wins Portugal football league

April 21,2014 15:00

Benfica wins Portugal football league

Benfica clinched their first Portuguese league title since 2010, and only their third in the last 20 seasons, when they beat bottom-of-the-table Olhanense 2-0 » Read more

News Features

Fresh Roadblocks ahead

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Fresh Roadblocks ahead

Terrorism experts have called on Sri Lanka to formulate a mechanism to dismantle the international network of the LTTE that has been active during the past five years despite its... Read more

Generating calamity (2008-2014) - An overview of Tamil Nationalist operations and their marvels

20-04-2014 News Features

Generating calamity (2008-2014) - An overview of Tamil Nationalist operations and their marvels

During the last phase of Eelam War IV in 2008/09, the LTTE attempted an international heist that is unprecedented in world history. They used 320,000 of their own people to... Read more

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