PM says Bond probes prove ‘yahapalanaya’ change

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Taking his message straight to the public, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said the unparalleled transparency the bond issue was dealt w ..


President drafts special action plan for bond and PRECIFAC reports

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:10 Views - 248

President Maithripala Sirisena has outlined tough measures to deal with culprits identified in the bond and PRECIFAC reports in a special action plan


SLTPB assures global tourism promotion campaign on schedule

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:05 Views - 211

Sri Lanka Tourism officials yesterday assured that there will be no impact to the long-awaited digital promotional campaign despite the resignation of


RECOMMENDATIONS: Key expose into controversial Treasury bond issuance

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:01 Views - 40

The Presidential Warrant dated 27 January 2017 issued to us, requires us to make recommendations with regard to the matters we have investigated and i


Govt. raises $ 470 m via development bonds

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 93

The Government has raised $ 470 million via Sri Lanka Development Bonds (SLDBs) with tenor ranging 2 to 5 years.


EC warns parties not to politicise state projects

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:08 Views - 221

The Elections Commission yesterday cautioned the public not to attribute state development and infrastructure projects to any politician as they were


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Key expose into controversial Treasury bond issuance

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:02 Views - 315

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: A Report of this nature does not lend itself easily to be summarised in a brief but still comprehensive way.


Parliament yet to receive two crucial volumes of bond report: CaFFE

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 55

The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) yesterday charged that two whole volumes of the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into


Corruption charges brought against ex-CJ and CA judge

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 242

Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara yesterday issued summons on former Chief Justice Mohan Peiris




CID says Police and TID tried to destroy evidence of Lasantha’s killing

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:10 Views - 281

The CID told the Mount Lavinia Magistrate that their investigations into the killing of journalist Lasantha Wickramatunge had uncovered


EU-Sri Lanka Joint Commission reviews progress of strong ties

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:05 Views - 141

The 21st meeting of the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission took place in Colombo yesterday. The meeting was co-chaired


Diploma in Journalism at SLCJ

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 34

The Sri Lanka College of Journalism (SLCJ) has commenced registering students for its 14th intake and the deadline for receiving application is 26 Jan


CPC seals fuel station alleged to be mixing kerosene with diesel

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 82

Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) yesterday sealed a petrol station at Nawala for pumping Kerosene in to bowsers which is an illegal act.


FCA Sri Lanka concerned over detention of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 14

The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Sri Lanka is deeply concerned over the continued detention of two journalists in Myanmar and urges the au


The Cabinet decision to ban women from purchasing liquor is unconstitutional: Verite

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 253

Verité Research says the Cabinet decision to withdraw Excise Notification No. 02/2018 is unconstitutional.


Advocacy lobby calls for free and fair LG polls, honest candidates

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 27

The Australian Advocacy for Good Governance in Sri Lanka Inc. has called for free and fair Local Government Elections and the election of honest candi


SLPP bids to prevent Maharagama UC Poll: SC reserves order for today

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 43

The Supreme Court yesterday reserved order for today the writ petition filed by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) challenging the rejection of its no


Peaceful Sri Lanka has achieved significant development: Pakistan Army Chief

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 77

The Chief of Pakistan Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa says Sri Lanka has achieved significant development due to the prevailing peaceful environm


Russian ROSATOM delegation meets President

Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:36 Views - 97

A delegation from the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM) yesterday met with President Maithripala Sirisena during a tour to increase sc


UNP to appoint committee to study bond report

Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:36 Views - 121

By Himal Kotelawala The United National Party (UNP) Working Committee is to appoint a three-member committee to study the report submitted by the Pres


President at celebrations of 70 years of Independence of India and Sri Lanka

Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:35 Views - 202

President Maithripala Sirisena beating a traditional Indian drum during the celebrations of 70 years of Independence of India and Sri Lanka



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Problem is not us women and booze: It’s paternalism and capriciousness in policymaking

Friday, 19 January 2018

The other day the President of Sri Lanka went public expressing his intention to revoke a ministerial order revoking the notion that a woman of any age has no more maturity than a youth less than eighteen years old.

MS-RW Unity Govt. must stay united for the sake of the country

Friday, 19 January 2018

A few days after the Unity Government celebrated its third anniversary, President Maithripala Sirisena asked the Supreme Court: “Whether

The joy of books! Cuddling up with a wish to explore

Thursday, 18 January 2018

I walked into a small communication shop to discover that you can buy almost anything from rubber seeds and tree leaves to bird feathers to support a student attending a school. I noted that all leaves are properly and accurately (hopefully!) identif

Wake up, drifting mega infrastructure development professionals!

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Infrastructure investment is a key driver of a stronger and productive economy. Stakeholders, especially the public and the international funding agencies, demand greater transparency and scrutiny on infrastructure decision as the Government spend th

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