Bangladesh move past Sri Lanka in ODI rankings

Bangladesh move past Sri Lanka in ODI rankings

🕔07:45, 26.May 2017

Bangladesh made history in Dublin on Wednesday when they moved to sixth place in the ICC ODI Team Rankings for the first time following their historic five-wicket win over fourth-ranked New Zealand. The first away victory against the Black Caps

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UK seeks support against internet extremism

UK seeks support against internet extremism

🕔07:39, 26.May 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge the world’s major industrialized nations on Friday to unite to force technology companies to tackle “extremist material” and stop militants who are moving their fight “from the battlefield to the internet”. A senior

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Manila deploys commandoes, helicopters to retake city

Manila deploys commandoes, helicopters to retake city

🕔07:36, 26.May 2017

The Philippines mobilized attack helicopters and special forces to drive Islamic State-linked rebels out of a besieged southern city on Thursday, with six soldiers killed in street combat amid heavy resistance. Ground troops hid behind walls and armored vehicles and

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Trump slams NATO allies, says they owe ‘massive’ sums

Trump slams NATO allies, says they owe ‘massive’ sums

🕔07:33, 26.May 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday intensified his accusations that NATO allies were not spending enough on defense and warned of more attacks like this week’s Manchester bombing unless the alliance did more to stop militants. In unexpectedly abrupt remarks

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Probe launched on fake Twitter account using Ravi’s name

Probe launched on fake Twitter account using Ravi’s name

🕔23:07, 25.May 2017

Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake lodged a complaint with the police to probe into a false Twitter account in his name which had posted about the death of former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. In a letter to the police’s Criminal

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Priest allegedly harassed for leading memorialization efforts

Priest allegedly harassed for leading memorialization efforts

🕔22:56, 25.May 2017

Father Elil Rajendram is being harassed by the Police over his efforts to help families memorialize their loved ones lost during the armed conflict, Amnesty International said today. Father Elil Rajendram has been the subject of repeated Police inquiries and

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Police look for Gnanasara, BBS says he is hiding

Police look for Gnanasara, BBS says he is hiding

🕔22:36, 25.May 2017

The Police have launched an operation to arrest the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), the Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero. The BBS says he is in hiding as there is an alleged threat to his life. The Police said

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Brigadier arrested over Rathupaswala shooting incident

Brigadier arrested over Rathupaswala shooting incident

🕔15:58, 25.May 2017

An Army Brigadier who had given orders to open fire on a group of protesters in Rathupaswala, was arrested by the CID today. Brigadier Anura Gunawardena was arrested following investigations conducted by the CID over the incident. Last month three soldiers were

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Probe sought on missing passport, NIC of Wimal’s wife

Probe sought on missing passport, NIC of Wimal’s wife

🕔15:46, 25.May 2017

An investigation has been sought into the missing passport and National Identity Card (NIC) of Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa’s wife Shashi Weerawansa. The passport and NIC were in the possession of the court when it went missing. The Attorney General has

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India says Sri Lanka has chance to benefit at global level

India says Sri Lanka has chance to benefit at global level

🕔15:02, 25.May 2017

Sri Lanka can benefit at a global level by partnering with resurgent India, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said. The Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu said that the thinking of the Indian leadership is that

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Gayantha insists he has not asked for additional roles

Gayantha insists he has not asked for additional roles

🕔14:23, 25.May 2017

Lands and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Gayantha Karunatillake denied claims he had sought more responsibilities. Karunatillake told Parliament he was happy with what was given to him in the cabinet reshuffle and had not asked for more positions. The former Media

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New Foreign and Finance Ministers assume duties

New Foreign and Finance Ministers assume duties

🕔13:11, 25.May 2017

New Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake and new Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera assumed duties today. Samaraweera assumed duties at the Finance Ministry by signing his first document. Karunanayake assumed duties following religious observances at the Foreign Ministry. The new Foreign Minister said

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Cop injured after another policeman’s gun misfires

Cop injured after another policeman’s gun misfires

🕔12:29, 25.May 2017

A policeman was injured after another policeman’s gun misfired in Kegalle, the Police media unit said. The Police said the gun misfired during a raid launched to arrest a suspect in Kegalle. The suspect was eventually arrested.

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Coca-Cola Zero now in Sri Lanka

Coca-Cola Zero now in Sri Lanka

🕔12:10, 25.May 2017

Coca-Cola in Sri Lanka has launched the globally acclaimed product Coca-Cola Zero – a variant of Coca-Cola, already available in more than 150 countries – in our Island nation. The launch adds to the suite of beverage options that are

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Turnbull, Sirisena discuss fighting people-smuggling

Turnbull, Sirisena discuss fighting people-smuggling

🕔07:53, 25.May 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today with fighting people-smuggling high on the agenda. Sirisena and Turnbull agreed to expand cooperation between the two countries in several areas. The two leaders, after concluding a one-on-one round of

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High Up Mexican Style at ON14, OZO

High Up Mexican Style at ON14, OZO

🕔07:43, 25.May 2017

People are still talking about it! ON14 at OZO Colombo, together with Corona and FOX FM, recently hosted Colombo’s hottest Cinco de Mayo pool party. The Cinco De Mayo party brought in a diverse crowd of guests as for a

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Smith hopeful of avoiding Ashes boycott

Smith hopeful of avoiding Ashes boycott

🕔07:42, 25.May 2017

Australia captain Steve Smith says he and his team-mates want to prevent a boycott of the Ashes series, as he welcomed reports Cricket Australia (CA) will now consider allowing independent mediation to help end the current pay dispute. The ESPN

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‘Airtel MOVIE BOX’ launched in Sri Lanka

‘Airtel MOVIE BOX’ launched in Sri Lanka

🕔07:38, 25.May 2017

For the first time in Sri Lanka, Airtel Lanka has introduced a high definition movie portal – ‘Airtel Movie Box’ – for the smart phone users across the country. The dedicated service will offer highly sought after Sinhala movies giving

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Ladies’ sleepwear collection at Mackly Sleepwear

Ladies’ sleepwear collection at Mackly Sleepwear

🕔07:34, 25.May 2017

Premium sleepwear label Mackly will launch its first collection of ladies’ sleepwear together with its latest children’s collection with a runway event at Park Street Mews on 18 June. Mackly’s lineup of models will include young children and women who

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Trump budget cut bid to impact UN work

Trump budget cut bid to impact UN work

🕔07:29, 25.May 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump’s bid to slash funding for the United Nations would make it “impossible” for it to continue its essential work, a U.N. spokesman said on Wednesday, adding that the organization was ready to discuss reform with Washington.

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