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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe gestures during his address at the meeting in Kandy on Saturday Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in...


President orders VAT raise on tobacco but removal from private healthcare charges

Monday, 25 July 2016 00:11 Views - 105

President Maithripala Sirisena said he had instructed the relevant authorities to raise the Value Added Tax (VAT) on cigarettes and completely remo...


President urges politicians, public officials to build trust in government

Monday, 25 July 2016 00:10 Views - 298

President Maithripala Sirisena stressed that he will not allow politicians or public officials to hide behind the label of “Yahapalana”...


Gemfields announces next phase of development in Sri Lanka

Monday, 25 July 2016 00:10 Views - 437

Following an announcement in 2014 of its intention to aid the progress of the Sri Lankan sapphire and gemstone sector, Gemfields Plc, the world&rsq...


Commercial Bank ranked among World’s Top 1000 Banks for 6th successive year

Monday, 25 July 2016 00:10 Views - 298

Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC has become the only Sri Lankan bank to be ranked among the Top 1000 Banks of the World for the sixth year running, se...


HR guru Prof. Ulrich to address Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit

Monday, 25 July 2016 00:10 Views - 368

Key policymakers and business leaders in Sri Lanka will have the opportunity to listen to the undisputed global guru of HR, Dave Ulrich at the Sri ...


Govt. to introduce appliance control strategy

Monday, 25 July 2016 00:10 Views - 443

By Charumini de Silva The Government will soon implement an accelerated appliance control strategy with a view of introducing mandatory energy la...




MR’s statement against Office of the Missing Persons is a blatant attack on rule of law: AHRC

Monday, 25 July 2016 00:00 Views - 300

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) said yesterday that the statement made by Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa the former head of state in Sri Lanka, tha...


Namal charges UNP double standards over Port City

Monday, 25 July 2016 00:00 Views - 501

 By P D DE SILVA “Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who was very critical of the Colombo Port City project before assuming office, ...


Visiting Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia meets with Minister Mangala Samaraweera

Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:16 Views - 688

  The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Malaysia Dato Seri Dr. Ahmed Zahid Hamidi who is on a two day off...


USS New Orleans to visit Colombo on Sunday

Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:14 Views - 940

The USS New Orleans (LPD 18) with embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will arrive in Sri Lanka for a port visit on 24 July. The ship and ...


Vavuniya youth demand removal of army from lands

Monday, 25 July 2016 00:00 Views - 264

A group of protesters from a Vavuniya Youth Organisation protested in front of the Kudiyiruppu Army Camp last week to demand the Government to imme...


A health worker fumigates an area in an effort to curb dengue..

Monday, 25 July 2016 00:00 Views - 202

A health worker fumigates an area in an effort to curb dengue in a neighbourhood in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 22 July - Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawat...


Cabinet approves 971 permanent houses to resettle IDPs in welfare camps

Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:15 Views - 707

The need to immediately resettle all IDPs in the welfare camps has been emphasised by President Maithripala Sirisena at a high level meeting held o...


Military to take legal action against 18,847 deserters

Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:14 Views - 819

By Shanika Sriyananda The armed forces are to take legal action against 18,847 deserters who did not reported for duty during the one-month gener...




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Students’ troubles in universities: A question of misconceived cultural property rights?

25 July 2016

   Being the hotbed of trouble in the correct direction is a must Sri Lanka’s state-owned universities have always been hotbeds of trouble. Troubles are good for universities if they are in the right direction. U...

Freight, new price ruling

25 July 2016

Freight, new price ruling The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says the European Commission’s adoption of new pricing rules for shipping lines will modernise the industry and bring it into the 21st century. As reported in Lloyd&rsq...

Think outside the box, the way out?

23 July 2016

A classic example of our cultural predictability is explicit in the saga behind the naming of Sri Lanka’s only international airport   It will not be wrong to say that we are a country in a permanent state of crisis, but...

“Nationalist” Government – to counter nationalistic rhetoric?

22 July 2016

NOT BY MIGHT, NOR BY POWER – The spirit of a nascent Sri Lankan nationalism (inclusive, tolerant, Other-embracing) might be compromised if Government and civil society together don’t challenge competing nationalisms Ca...

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