Terror will slow growth and raise credit risks: Fitch

The tragic Easter bombings in Sri Lanka will result in lower economic growth this year and could increase external financing pressures, Fitch Ratings ..


Tourist arrivals tumble as industry struggles to recover

Saturday, 18 May 2019 11:46 Views - 376

Contrary to expectations, tourist arrival numbers continue to tumble as the industry struggles towards a quicker recovery post-Easter Sunday terror at


No FT on Monday

Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:01 Views - 19

In view of the Vesak holidays, the Daily FT will not be published on Monday (20 May).


Army Chief assures Intelligence officer Bulathwatte will not intimidate witnesses of Noyahr case

Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:00 Views - 645

Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake on Thursday assured that Maj. Prabath Bulathwatte, the main suspect in the abduction of journalist Keith Noy


Ten years after War’s end, Sri Lankan Tamils may never get back land

Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:00 Views - 377

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Government forces may never return swathes of land taken from ethnic Tamils during a decades-long Civil War, lan


Economic sentiment declines: Survey

Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:01 Views - 151

Sentiment surrounding the economy continued to deteriorate in April with a mere 9% of respondents saying it will improve in the next 12 months in the


US renews support to Sri Lanka in fight against terrorism

Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:00 Views - 131

The United States has renewed its support to Sri Lanka in its fight against terrorism in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terror attacks. US Secret


Amended Bill to regulate madrasas to be presented to Cabinet: PM

Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:00 Views - 402

An amended version of the Madrasa Education Regulatory Bill to regulate madrasas will be presented to Cabinet following discussions with the Attorney


Taiwan approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia

Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:00 Views - 104

TAIPEI (AFP0: Taiwan’s Parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday in a landmark first for Asia as the Government survived a last-minute attemp




Army Chief says peace restored, calls for students to return to school

Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:10 Views - 90

Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said the military has fulfilled its responsibility in restoring peace in the country, and urged th


Civil rights activist demonstration

Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:10 Views - 135

A group of civil rights activists staged a demonstration in front of the Galle Face Green in Colombo on Thursday. They condemn the Easter bomb attacks


Intl. Commission of Jurists says Govt. must act to protect religious minorities against violence

Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:01 Views - 147

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) condemned the series of acts of violence directed against the Muslim community, in the aftermath of the


JO defends MR’s decision not to sign NCM against Bathiudeen

Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:00 Views - 707

The Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday said Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa’s move to not to sign the No-Confidence Motion against Industry and Com


Vehicles of other convoys wrongfully reported as mine: Ruwan

Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:00 Views - 270

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene yesterday said the vehicles that were seen with his convoy during his visit to Minuwangoda this week were


President to inaugurate State Vesak festival

Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:00 Views - 29

The State Vesak Festival 2019 will commence today at the Telwatte Purana Rathpath Raja Maha Vihara in Hikkaduwa under the patronage of President Maith


Compensation for deaths and injuries of victims of Easter Sunday attack at St. Sebastian’s Church

Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:00 Views - 185

On the instruction of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Minister of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northe


High Commissioner of India visits Sri Dalada Maligawa and meets Chief Prelates

Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:00 Views - 36

High Commissioner of India Taranjit Singh Sandhu paid respects at Sri Dalada Maligawa and received the blessings of the Most Venerable Thibbatuwawe Sr


WP Governor gives Rs. 1.5 m to renovate damaged Jumma mosque in Minuwangoda

Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:00 Views - 127

On behalf of the Western Provincial Council, its Governor Azath Salley handed over a cheque for Rs 1.5 million on Thursday to the management of the Mi


Towards a Republic of humanity free of hunger, war and killing!

Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:00 Views - 56

Following is a statement by 52% Force – a women’s movement committed to building a new political culture founded on justice, accountability and eq



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Let sanity prevail

Saturday, 18 May 2019
To those of our generation it will appear that Sri Lanka is in a near permanent state of conflict; now hidden, now open, citizen against citizen, brot

The crisis and constitutional violations

Friday, 17 May 2019
Sri Lanka was in a deep and complex crisis even before the outbreak of the Easter Sunday attacks. Now, in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks, the c

Who are we?

Friday, 17 May 2019
Faced with a tragedy of the scale we have just witnessed, I don’t believe it’s enough to ask how it happened, or what happens next. We must ask a

Mangala’s mistake

Friday, 17 May 2019
The script of ‘Mangala’s mistake’ is simple and straightforward. It begins with a pervasive silence of our collective complicity with an untruth

Where will it all end?

Friday, 17 May 2019
As if Easter Sunday 2019 wasn’t bad enough, we had a response that was stereotypical of the J.R. Jayewardene era where the racist hounds of hell wer

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