Govt. unleashes multipronged fight against coronavirus

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By Chandani Kirinde The Government yesterday imposed restrictions on Chinese nationals visiting Sri Lanka and sent Lankan students returning from Wuha ..

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Govt. committed to better working environment for public workers: PM

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:35 Views - 8

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said circulars issued to various Government institutions and departments should enable the public sector to

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AG, CoI on political victimisation set for showdown over youth abduction case

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:32 Views - 9

The Attorney General (AG) and members of a Commission of Inquiry (CoI), appointed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to probe the alleged political victi

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WHO confident in China’s ability to contain virus, urges calm; death toll tops 100

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:31 Views - 9

BEIJING (Reuters): The head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday he is confident in China’s ability to contain a new coronavirus that ha

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Economic sentiment surges: Survey

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 01:30 Views - 492

Sentiment surrounding the economy rose in December, with almost two-thirds of respondents expecting economic conditions to improve in the next 12 mont

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National Policy on Transport’s first draft before Cabinet: Amaraweera

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:32 Views - 11

By Charumini de Silva Transport Management Services Minister Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday said a draft version of the National Policy on Transport had

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MTD Walkers sale to Ravi Wijeratne to not proceed

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:31 Views - 12

MTD Walkers yesterday announced that the sale of about 152 million shares or 90.78% of its stake to well-known businessman Ravi Wijeratne will not be

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Small Hydro Power Developers Association calls on President for protection

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:31 Views - 5

The Small Hydro Power Developers Association (SHPDA), representing the major local power generators of renewable energy in Sri Lanka, recently held a

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PS seeks policy support to tap BRI opportunities: Economist

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 01:01 Views - 425

Sri Lanka’s private sector, despite being aware of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects, requires stronger policy support to tap opportunities an

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UNP calls on Govt. to take strong measures to contain coronavirus

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:29 Views - 8

The United National Party (UNP) yesterday called on the Government to take immediate measures to contain the possible spread of coronavirus and work t

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Access to BIA limited to passengers

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:29 Views - 11

The Airport and Aviation Authority yesterday decided that it will only allow passengers to enter the airport. Visitors accompanying passengers will n

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PM praises coronavirus preparedness

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:28 Views - 7

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has expressed satisfaction at the precautions taken and preparedness shown in managing the possible challenges posed

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Saman Rathnapriya takes oath as MP on 5 Feb.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:26 Views - 8

Trade unionist Saman Rathnapriya Silva will take oaths as a UNP National List MP when Parliament meets next week. He has been named to fill the vacanc

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Forensic audit reports debate on 18, 19 Feb.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:25 Views - 9

Parliament will debate on the forensic audit reports that examined the issuance of Treasury Bonds by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on 18 and 19 Februa

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Counsel for ex-NPC member Ananthi withdraws from contempt case

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:25 Views - 7

By S.S. Selvanayagam Counsel K. V. S. Ganeshwaran, appearing for former Northern Province Minister Ananthi Sasitharan, yesterday withdrew from the con

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North’s first female Governor moves swiftly to address people’s land, economic issues

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:00 Views - 11

By Chandani Kirinde in Jaffna Newly-appointed Northern Province Governor P.S.M. Charles has prioritised resolving the land issues faced by people in w

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Karunaratne presents credentials as Non-resident Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Syria

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:00 Views - 8

Ambassador Shani Calyanaratne Karunaratne presented her Letters of Credence to the Nominee TO President of the Syrian Arab Republic Bashar Al-Assad an

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21 Lankan students in China return to SL following coronavirus outbreak

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:50 Views - 194

A group of 21 Sri Lankan students left China for Sri Lanka yesterday, with students from Sichuan and other parts of China, including 30 from Nanning,

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Indian High Commission function hosted to bid farewell to Sandhu yesterday at India House

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:48 Views - 227

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, outgoing High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, former P

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Autocatalytic descent from plural democracy to supremacist authoritarianism

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Wednesday, 29 January 2020
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Freedom! Freedom! Where art thou?

Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Freedom: who could object? Yet this word is now used to justify a thousand forms of exploitation. In the name of freedom – the freedom of the powerf


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Wednesday, 29 January 2020
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Tuesday, 28 January 2020
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