• Milk like substance pours from the pinnacle of the Kirivehera on the eve of Avurudu

Milk like substance pours from the pinnacle of the Kirivehera on the eve of Avurudu

A  milk like substance was seen trickling down from the pinnacle of the Kirivehera on the eve of Avurudu  during the time of the ritual  milk boiling in the morning at the premises of the .
Having seen this unusual scene nearly 1000 devotees who  gathered to pay homage to this ancient Dagaba started chanting “Sadhu Sadhu ” in great veneration, our corespondent reported.
The incumbent of the Kirivehera Ven.Sashtravedi Kobawaka Dhamminda Thero who arrived at the scene said that he […]

Sri Lanka reacts to Canada’s decision to suspend funds to Commonwealth Secretariat

Sri Lanka today reacting to the Canadian Government’s  decision to suspend funds to the […]

Counselling to be provided to relatives of those disappeared : Report

The Sri Lankan government-appointed panel probing the cases of  missing people during the war […]

877 total arrests of those under the influence of liquor during the New Year period

Police arrested 149  drunken drivers and motorcycle riders during the past 24 hours, a […]

Round II of fishermen talks set for May

The next round of fishermen talks between representatives of fishermen communities in the State of […]

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WORLD

Majority forecast boosts India’s Modi as rivals flounder

NEW DELHI, April 15, 2014 (AFP) - Hardline nationalist opposition leader Narendra Modi and his allies were forecast to win an overall majority in India’s elections in a poll Tuesday, dealing another blow to the […]

U.N. warns Nepal against amnesty for civil war crimes

KATHMANDU, April 15 (Reuters) - Nepal would weaken the foundations of “genuine and lasting” peace after a decade-long civil war if it gave amnesties for serious crimes committed during the conflict, the top United Nations […]

Bomb attack in Cairo wounds 2 police, civilian

CAIRO, April 15, 2014 (AFP) - A bomb blast in an upmarket central Cairo district wounded two policemen and a passer-by Tuesday, the latest attack on Egypt’s security forces since Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was […]

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BUSINESS

  • Credit disbursements to SL’s private sector fell in 2013, CB says

Credit disbursements to SL’s private sector fell in 2013, CB says

Sri Lanka’s economy grew by 7.3 per cent last year while inflation remained at single digit levels for the fifth consecutive year, gradually declining to mid-single digit levels by end 2013, according to the […]

  • SL Government appoints DFCC Bank as administrator of 90 million Euros credit line

SL Government appoints DFCC Bank as administrator of 90 million Euros credit line

The Sri Lankan Government has appointed DFCC Bank to administer the new credit line of EUR 90 million extended to Sri Lanka by the European Investment Bank. The management mandate agreement and the on-lending […]

  • Nearly half a million households connected to SLT Broadband

Nearly half a million households connected to SLT Broadband

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) recently launched its 100 Mbps “ultra-fast” broadband offering, which will be available to subscribers through a direct, fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network.

Elaborating, SLT’s launch announcement noted; “Fibre access networks have ultra high […]

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FEATURES

  • Inland fishing in Sri Lanka- could you help ?

Inland fishing in Sri Lanka- could you help ?

Somasiri Devendra, Jayantha Jayewardene and Stefan D’ Silva are gathering information for a detailed publication on inland fishing in Sri Lanka. It will not be a scholarly publication but one aimed at preserving a […]

  • Film archive opens

Film archive opens

The National Film, Television and Sound Archives was opened at the National Archives recently, the event being held in honour of the 95th birthday of the doyen of Sinhala cinema, Dr. Lester James Peries […]

  • Gearing up for Yanni

Gearing up for Yanni

Hot on the heels of a long overdue World Cup win, another long overdue performance looks set to take the country by storm when the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium hosts Yanni next Sunday, April 20. […]

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SPORTS

Golf – Lacklustre finish to 78th Masters after rich early promise

AUGUSTA, Georgia, April 14 (Reuters) - The 78th Masters began as one of the most wide open in decades, but it will not go down as a classic after a surprisingly lacklustre finish on Sunday […]

Cricket – New Zealand give Craig surprise Caribbean call-up

April 15 (Reuters) - New Zealand have included uncapped offspinner Mark Craig in the squad for their three-test tour of West Indies in June, which was announced on Tuesday.
Craig, who has taken 43 first class […]

Swimming: Legend Phelps to return to pool

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 (AFP) - Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps, who retired from the sport after taking six medals at the 2012 London Olympics, will make his competitive comeback next week at a US […]

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