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PM assures to strengthen livestock industry

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:42 Views - 90

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (R) and Livestock Minister P. Harrison at the Lanka Livestock ’17 exhibition – Pic by Kithsiri de M...


Swimming Club all at sea

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:39 Views - 115

  Members of Colombo Swimming Club were taken by surprise yesterday when the officials of the Road Development Authority (RDA...


Inflation drops to 6.3% in June

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:35 Views - 80

The year-on-year inflation based on the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) for the month of June 2017 has decreased to 6.3% from 7.1% in May 2017...


Rupee edges up on dollar sales by exporters, foreign banks

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:34 Views - 83

Reuters - The rupee ended slightly firmer on Friday with late dollar sales by exporters and foreign banks outpacing demand for the greenback fro...


SL promotion in Bangalore

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:41 Views - 83

Minister of Tourism Development John Ameratunga inaugurating the Sri Lanka Pavilion at the India International Travel Mart in Bangalore. IITM is In...


UN assures continued support to Sri Lanka

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:37 Views - 84

Assuring the country its fullest support in the development and reconciliation processes, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Fel...


Stock market at over 1-month closing low; blue chips lead

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:34 Views - 77

Reuters - Shares fell for an eighth session in nine in thin trade on Friday and posted a more than one-month closing low, with blue chips leading t...


BIA second duty free shop tender awarding further delayed

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:32 Views - 92

The awarding of a retender to operate the second Core Category Duty Free Shop at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) has been further dela...




PM opens Colombo National Education Book Fair

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:54 Views - 81

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday declared open the Colombo National Education Book Fair at the Public Library premises – Pix by ...


Three customs officers transferred over the latest drug bust

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:51 Views - 89

  A separate internal  investigation ordered by Customs DG  Three customs officers have been transferred from t...


Travel goods from Sri Lanka to enjoy duty free entry to US

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:46 Views - 88

Export of travel goods from Sri Lanka will enjoy duty free entry to the United States following a decision by the United States administration to a...


Present Govt. gave a proper meaning to free health service: President

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:05 Views - 86

President Maithripala Sirisena says the present Government gave a proper meaning to the free health service by providing all the facilities in the ...


Arrest of another DIG indicates serious crisis in state’s machinery: AHRC

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:02 Views - 92

The Asian Human Rights Commission in a statement has said that the arrest of another DIG indicates a serious crisis in the State’s machinery....


President officiates at ‘People of Sri Lanka’ book launch

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:00 Views - 98

The launching ceremony for a book titled ‘People of Sri Lanka’ published by the Ministry of National Co-existence, Dialogue and Officia...


UK lists Sri Lanka as one of the Human Rights priority countries

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:53 Views - 91

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) of the UK made public its annual Human Rights Report for 2016. The report recognises and welcomes...


Police face flack over abduction bid

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:49 Views - 97

AFP: The Police faced censure Friday over an attempt to “abduct” a student activist, a tactic widely used against dissidents by the pre...


Amal Annual Awards Day today

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:05 Views - 79

The Annual Awards Day of Amal International School will be held on Saturday 22 July from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Kularathne Hall, Ananda Coll...


All Ceylon YMMA Conference Convention tomorrow

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:02 Views - 85

The 67th Annual Convention of the All Ceylon YMMA Conference will be held on 23 July at 9:30 a.m. at the Sri Lanka Foundation Auditorium, Colombo 7...


Sri Lanka’s bilateral security and defence relationship with the US continued to grow in 2016

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:02 Views - 85

Washington, DC: Although Sri Lanka’s counterterrorism cooperation and training with the United States in 2016 was limited, the bilateral secu...


Australia extends Rs. 171 m to combat dengue

Friday, 21 July 2017 00:10 Views - 289

Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop announced a major Australian assistance to combat dengue fever in Sri Lanka. She made this announc...




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China goes in for radical economic and military reform to meet new challenges

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Even as war clouds gather over the Sino-Bhutan border where China’s real adversary is nuclear-armed India, China has announced its intention to thoroughly overhaul its military and economic structure and philosophy to meet challenges of the ...

Lest we forget: The anti-Tamil pogroms

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