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Air asia service to be discontinued to Sri Lanka

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Daily News

Malaysia’s budget carrier AirAsia is withdrawing daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Colombo from 26 February saying the decision is “due to commercial reasons”. The unexpected development also surprised the local airline industry who were unaware of any marketing/viability problems, if any, that the airline had on its route to Colombo. It was a popular […]



Forty-eight hour detention bill gets passed in Parliament

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Daily News

Parliament approved the Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Bill, a short while ago with 110 voting for and 33 against it. This bill will enable Police to hold suspects in detention for up to 48 hours. The UNP, JVP and the TNA opposed the Bill. The Bill also enables the Attorney General to file […]



Muslim rioters torch Buddhist temples, homes in Bangladesh

Oct 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured articles

Thousands of rioters left a trail of destruction in southeastern Bangladesh as they torched Buddhist temples and homes near the town of Ramu. The violence was sparked by a photo posted on Facebook that allegedly insulted Islam. ­A 25,000-strong mob set fire to at least five temples and dozens of homes throughout the town and […]



Galle Road closed from Colpetty Junction due to a protest

Sep 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News

Galle Road has been closed for traffic from Colpetty Junction to Galle Face Roundabout due to a protest against the anti-Islam film produced in the US. Heavy traffic congestion has been reported along the Galle Road from Bambalapitiya due to the protestors marching towards the US Embassy in Colombo. Meanwhile US Embassy has decided to […]



South African police massacre mine workers

Aug 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured articles

More than 30 people have been killed after South African police opened fire with automatic weapons on striking platinum miners in the country’s North West province on Thursday. Police spokesman Zweli Mnisi gave the figure today after yesterday’s shooting in Marikana, just north-west of Johannesburg. The mass killing came on the sixth day of a […]



News websites to pay registration fee and Rs.50,000 annually

Jul 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News

Sri Lankan government is planning to introduce new laws to make compulsory the registration of new news websites in Sri Lanka while a registration fee and an annual renewal fee will be charged as well, Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella stated. Speaking at the Cabinet Briefing today (July 12), the Minister stated that a sum of […]



US clears Sri Lanka, 6 others from Iran oil sanctions

Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News

The Obama administration on Monday exempted Sri Lanka and six other nations from U.S. economic sanctions after they significantly reduced their imports of Iranian oil. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton also granted waivers to India, South Korea, Turkey, Taiwan, Malaysia and South Africa meaning that banks and other financial institutions based there won’t be […]



Vegetable transport regulations from today

Jun 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade affairs will strictly enforce the regulations introduced to make plastic crates use compulsory for transporting vegetables from Monday (11th June 2012). The Ministry says that it has taken all the necessary measures to distribute plastic crates vegetable transporters. The law pertaining to the transport of 11 types […]



Weaponizing the Internet

Jun 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured articles

When Eugene Kaspersky, the founder of Europe’s largest antivirus company, discovered the Flame virus that is afflicting computers in Iran and the Middle East, he recognized it as a technologically sophisticated virus that only a government could create. He also recognized that the virus, which he compares to the Stuxnet virus built by programmers employed […]



General Sarath Fonseka released

May 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News, Latest News

Former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka was released from the prison, after being granted a Presidential pardon. The Supreme Court on May 21 allowed the withdrawal of two pending appeals by Sarath Fonseka’s counsel. Court has granted approval for the withdrawal of the appeal on the ‘white flag’ case and the special appeal challenging the […]