RW wants executive presidency move to be inclusive

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said that each political party would have to take a decision on the fate of the executive presidency and ..


Foreign buying returns but Bourse negative

Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:35 Views - 124

The Colombo stock market turned negative yesterday despite return of foreign buying. ASPI was down by 17 points and S&P SL20 was down by 21 points. T


Deposit to contest poll made on behalf of SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:33 Views - 51

Secretary of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Sagara Kariyawasam yesterday made the cash deposit on behalf of its candidate for the 16 November Pres


Lankan envoy in Beijing says Chinese firm relocated and withdrew from Lotus Tower Project

Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:10 Views - 189

Sri Lankan Ambassador to China Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku says the Aerospace Long-March International Trade Co. Ltd. (ALIT), which entered into an agr


UNICEF condemns beating of two child monks

Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:01 Views - 35

UNICEF in a statement yesterday said it was deeply shocked and saddened by the recent media reports of two child monks, living away from home and fami


President tells PSC he was kept in dark about imminent terror threats

Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:34 Views - 250

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday told the Parliamentary Select Committee investigating the Easter Sunday attacks that neither he nor the Presi


TNA’s Sumanthiran says both President and PM agreed to Thursday’s Cabinet meeting

Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:33 Views - 921

TNA parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran said yesterday that the emergency Cabinet meeting summoned on Thursday to discuss the abolition of the executive


Enterprise Sri Lanka mobile service to be held islandwide to provide capital loan for investment

Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:01 Views - 77

The Finance Ministry has made arrangements to reach the people and conduct Enterprise Sri Lanka mobile service throughout the country in order to prov


P’ment avoids taking up questions on Party Leaders’ decision

Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:01 Views - 39

Based on a decision made by Party Leaders, the Parliament avoided taking up Questions for Oral Answers when the House sat yesterday with Deputy Chairm




Cabinet meeting to rush 20A undermines democracy: SLPP

Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:21 Views - 32

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday criticised the attempt by the Government to seek approval for the 20th Amendment ahead of presidentia


Cardinal Malcom Ranjith on In Black and White with Milinda Moragoda this Sunday on TV1

Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:10 Views - 45

Archbishop of Colombo Malcom Ranjith Cardinal is to be the guest on this Sunday’s In Black and White with Milinda Moragoda, which will be broadcast


Japan provides $ 2 m grant aid for women, peace and security agenda in Sri Lanka

Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:10 Views - 20

The Government of Japan has provided a grant aid worth 218 million Japanese Yen (approximately $ 2 million) through the United Nations Entity for Gend


Senior UNPers backing Sajith say they support abolition of Executive Presidency but not in haste

Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:01 Views - 71

Three senior UNP members who opposed Thursday’s hurried moves to abolish the executive presidency sought to set the record straight yesterday, sayin


Elpitiya PS election: FR challenges EC’s decision, SC defers for 24 September

Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:01 Views - 25

By S.S.Selvanayagam The Supreme Court yesterday (20) deferred the Fundamental Rights Petition challenging the decision of the Elections Commission to


Graduate teachers were appointed solely on merit – WP Governor Muzammil

Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:01 Views - 37

Graduate teachers were appointed in the Western Province according to their merits without any political influences, said Western Province Governor A.


$ 50 m from Saudi Fund for medical faculty in Sabaragamuwa University

Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:01 Views - 24

Saudi Fund for Development SFD has agreed to provide a concessional loan amounting to Saudi Riyal 187.5 million (approximately $ 50 million) to establ


Zahira College G 70 AGM tomorrow

Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:00 Views - 21

The fifth Annual General Meeting of the Zahira College Group of 70 Old Boys will be held on Sunday 22 September at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium of Zah


People’s representatives of Maravanpulavu meet Northern Province Governor

Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:00 Views - 12

People’s representatives of Maravanpulavu village met Northern Province Governor Dr. Suren Raghavan this week at Chief Minister’s Secretariat whic


Sri Lanka participates in Singapore’s largest Deepavali Utsavsm 2019

Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:00 Views - 56

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Singapore, for the first time, joined the Little India Shopkeepers and Heritage Association (LISHA) of Singapore t




Friday, 6 September 2019 15:25 Views - 139

Millennial Discussion

Friday, 6 September 2019 15:23 Views - 192

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State of the economy of Sri Lanka

Saturday, 21 September 2019
I am not an economist nor do I profess to be an economic analyst. The views expressed in this presentation are those of a layman who has always been i

Premadasa, Père et Fils

Saturday, 21 September 2019
We are what time, circumstances and history has made of us. We are trapped in history. At age 77, I refuse to trap history in my mind. This essay is a

Economy, business community and the Prime Minister

Friday, 20 September 2019
The speech made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Chief Guest of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2019 deserves very careful consideration by

Sri Lanka needs to invest more on soft infrastructure

Friday, 20 September 2019
Developing countries like Sri Lanka will have to prepare for further downside risks in 2020 with the growing debt problems and the growth problems in

Origins, rise and irrelevance of SLMC

Friday, 20 September 2019
Andreas Johansson’s ‘Pragmatic Muslim Politics: The Case of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress,’ Switzerland: Springer, 2019, is the latest piece of acad

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