Govt. will not sign MCC compact, but open to renegotiation

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The Government has decided not sign the $ 480 million Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement, taking into consideration the recommendations ..


Coronavirus spreads in three continents; $5 trillion wiped off markets

Saturday, 29 February 2020 00:08 Views - 46

Geneva/Beijing (Reuters): Countries on three continents reported their first cases of the coronavirus on Friday as the world prepared for a pandemic,


Ahimsa Wickrematunge lodges complaint with CIABOC, alleging CID stifling MiG investigation

Saturday, 29 February 2020 00:05 Views - 1024

Ahimsa Wickrematunge, daughter of slain journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, has lodged a complaint with the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Br


WHO raises global risk of coronavirus from ‘high’ to ‘very high’

Saturday, 29 February 2020 00:03 Views - 28

GENEVA/BEIJING (Reuters): The rapid spread of the coronavirus increased fears of a pandemic on Friday, with six countries reporting their first cases


Microfinance credit facility program for debt-ridden in Northern and North Central Provinces

Saturday, 29 February 2020 00:00 Views - 15

Cabinet gave approval on Thursday to continue the implementation of a microfinance credit facility program for the debt-burdened people of the Norther


TDL relief for hotels extended till 30 April

Saturday, 29 February 2020 00:07 Views - 25

Cabinet on Thursday gave approval to a proposal by the Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Prasanna Ranatunga to extend the grace period given for


Upcoming MoU with India to develop Jaffna International Airport

Saturday, 29 February 2020 00:04 Views - 47

The Government will soon ink a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with India to develop the Jaffna International Airport, a top Minister confirmed. The


UK-led Core Group urges Sri Lanka to advance principles of UN resolutions despite withdrawal

Saturday, 29 February 2020 00:00 Views - 13

The Core Group on Sri Lanka, expressing disappointment over Sri Lanka’s decision to withdraw from the UN resolutions on promotion of reconciliation


CSE ends week negative

Saturday, 29 February 2020 00:00 Views - 19

The Colombo stock market ended yesterday and the week on a negative note as investors turned bearish amidst global concerns over the rapid spread of c




President addresses people’s grievances at grassroots level

Saturday, 29 February 2020 00:10 Views - 25

The first of the series of District Coordinating Committee Meetings was held in Rajagiri Len Viharaya, Homadola, Udugama in the Galle District on Thur


Ambassador Cheng bids farewell

Saturday, 29 February 2020 00:05 Views - 29

Out-going Chinese Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan on Thursday paid a courtesy call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and said it was an honour to work as the A


Swiss authorities were aware of illegal adoptions from Sri Lanka, report reveals

Saturday, 29 February 2020 00:05 Views - 16 A report on irregularities in adoptions from Sri Lanka in the 1970s and 1980s concludes that authorities turned a blind eye to the s


UAE Ambassador to Sri Lanka gifts 10 beds worth over Rs. 2 m to hospitals in Kurunegala

Saturday, 29 February 2020 00:03 Views - 24

United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Sri Lanka Ahmed Ali Ibrahim Al Mualla gifted 10 high end hospital beds, worth over Rs. 2 million to update the faci


Govt. rejects allegations of political victimisation

Saturday, 29 February 2020 00:01 Views - 18

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday assured that jobs of those who were recruited during the previous administration would be secured, while


SLMC joins Sajith-led SJB

Saturday, 29 February 2020 00:01 Views - 15

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) yesterday joined the United National Party-led Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) alliance. The announcement was made a


UNP Working Committee finalises SJB constitution

Saturday, 29 February 2020 00:01 Views - 24

A Working Committee meeting of the United National Party (UNP) which discussed matters of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), ended yesterday without re


collective of animal rights organisations

Saturday, 29 February 2020 00:00 Views - 16

A collective of animal rights organisations on Thursday staged a peaceful protest in front of the Viharamahadevi Park, calling on the Government to ex


UN, World Bank and UNICEF outline vision to end child malnutrition to President Rajapaksa

Friday, 28 February 2020 00:00 Views - 120

Recognising that nutrition is a fundamental building block in a child’s life and is the cornerstone of a child’s development into a healthy and pr


Alumni Association of University of Peradeniya – Colombo Chapter to hold 29th AGM

Friday, 28 February 2020 00:00 Views - 94

The 29th Annual General Meeting of Alumni Association of University of Peradeniya – Colombo Chapter (AAUPCC) will be held at 9:30 a.m. on 1 March, a



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Jothipala A unique playback singer who sang to joy, emotion and grief

Saturday, 29 February 2020
“Poruthukeesi Karaya, Ratawal Allanna Sooraya,” the lilting Baila song from ‘Sandesaya’ was the first Sinhala film song that I became immensel

For the love of my motherland Sri Lanka

Saturday, 29 February 2020
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China’s virus shutdown will hurt growth abroad

Friday, 28 February 2020
Many affluent Chinese fearful of being infected by the coronavirus and being quarantined by the State are staying home. Many companies and countries a

The reality of the system

Friday, 28 February 2020
The whole system of the country which has been crumbling is now on the verge of near collapse. The political regime, bureaucracy, intellectuals and th

Writing on the wall

Thursday, 27 February 2020
Quick! Pick between reading this and opting to do something that really makes you happy. I suspect 99% of you would be more fulfilled getting to work

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