Abolishing 19A should be priority: President

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President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday expressed stern views regarding the 19th Amendment, describing it as a “curse” on the country and insisti ..


Documents to execute four drug smugglers signed

Thursday, 27 June 2019 02:35 Views - 78

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said that he has signed the documents for execution of four major drug smugglers but next of kin is yet to be


No ‘imminent’ threat of another terrorist attack but problem not completely over: Army Commander

Thursday, 27 June 2019 02:29 Views - 255

Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake yesterday told a Parliamentary committee that there is no “imminent” threat of another terrorist attack


Envoys of OIC states meet President, PM; express concerns over communal tensions

Thursday, 27 June 2019 02:24 Views - 112

The envoys of member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wick


SEC files charges on market manipulation

Thursday, 27 June 2019 02:23 Views - 374

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) has filed action in the Magistrate’s Court Colombo Fort against two investors on charges o


SLASSCOM launches Sri Lanka’s first AI policy framework

Thursday, 27 June 2019 02:31 Views - 213

A draft policy framework to promote artificial intelligence (AI) in Sri Lanka was unveiled yesterday by the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Serv


19A should be further strengthened, President’s powers reduced: Dr. Wickramaratne

Thursday, 27 June 2019 02:24 Views - 238

Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne, who was a member of a Cabinet committee that drafted the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, said yesterday that there s


UK deeply concerned over resumption of death penalty 

Thursday, 27 June 2019 02:23 Views - 138

The British High Commission yesterday said it was deeply concerned at the possible abandonment of the moratorium on the death penalty in Sri Lanka.


Airbnb enters luxury travel market with Airbnb Luxe

Thursday, 27 June 2019 00:30 Views - 37

Built on the experience and knowledge gained from the acquisition of Luxury Retreats in 2017, Airbnb Luxe has launched with more than 2,000 handpicked




Private Secretary to Haleem to appear before PSC

Thursday, 27 June 2019 02:16 Views - 137

The Private Secretary of the Minister of Postal Services and Muslim Affairs Ministry has been asked to appear before the Parliamentary Select Committe


Controversial dress code circular amended

Thursday, 27 June 2019 02:15 Views - 181

By Chandani Kirinde A controversial circular that made it mandatory for women in the State sector to wear either the saree or osari to work will be


$ 130 m WB loan to strengthen climate resilience

Thursday, 27 June 2019 02:14 Views - 74

The World Bank has approved a $ 310 million loan to reduce and mitigate flood risks in the lower Kelani basin in Colombo and improve weather forecasti


CBK awarded 2019 Common Ground Award

Thursday, 27 June 2019 02:11 Views - 50

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga was awarded the 2019 Common Ground Award for her vision, courage and commitment to peace and recon


Litro Gas Lanka donates Rs. 5 m to fund aiding victims of Easter Sunday tragedy

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 02:18 Views - 203

Standing in solidarity with fellow Sri Lankans who had to reckon with an unprecedented tragedy on Easter Sunday this April, Litro Gas Lanka donated Rs


President was misled to support 19th Amendment: Dayasiri 

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 02:15 Views - 213

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SFLP) levelled fresh criticism on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which their leader President Maithripala Sirise


SLPP says will present qualified and credible presidential candidate

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 02:14 Views - 140

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday said the party was focusing on a qualified, competent and clean candidate for the next election, and


SL Army strengthens intelligence network with India to face IS

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 02:12 Views - 337

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has strengthened its intelligence network with India, following the latest Indian intelligence reports that warned of possible re


Brussels welcomes Ambassador designate Grace Asirwatham

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 02:07 Views - 205

Ambassador designate of Sri Lanka to Belgium and the European Union Grace Asirwatham assumed duties at the Sri Lanka Embassy in Brussels on 17 June. S


Suspect in assassination of Lakshman Kadirgamar dies

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 02:06 Views - 311

A suspect in the assassination of former Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar has died in hospital. The 62-year-old suspect, who was in remand custody



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