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Starting a new chapter in Sri Lanka’s political history Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa (70) will be sworn in today as the Seventh Executive President ..

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Sirisena congratulates GR

Monday, 18 November 2019 01:40 Views - 181

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday congratulated his successor, President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa on wining the Presidential Polls.

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Sajith congratulates GR, steps down as UNP Dep. Leader

Monday, 18 November 2019 01:30 Views - 1121

While conceding defeat, National Democratic Front (NDF) candidate Sajith Premadasa yesterday congratulated president-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa and expr

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World leaders wish GR

Monday, 18 November 2019 01:27 Views - 482

Several foreign governments, including the United States and India, yesterday congratulated Sri Lanka on holding a peaceful Presidential Election, wit

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Global Entrepreneurship Network champions Global Entrepreneurship Week

Monday, 18 November 2019 01:10 Views - 140

The Global Entrepreneur ship Network operates a platform of projects and programs in 170 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to s

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Economy and constitutional reforms priority: MR

Monday, 18 November 2019 01:34 Views - 948

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said the twin focus of the newly elected President would be to turnaround the ec

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UNF grapples with future course of action

Monday, 18 November 2019 01:29 Views - 3158

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met with a group of ministers last evening at Temple Trees where they discussed the possibility of supporting an e

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Ministers resign in wake of polls loss

Monday, 18 November 2019 01:14 Views - 1587

Reacting to the victory of President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa several United National Party (UNP) ministers resigned yesterday including MPs Mangala S

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Nations Trust Bank overcomes challenges and improves 3rd quarter earnings

Monday, 18 November 2019 01:05 Views - 212

Subdued economic conditions prevailing in the country affected many key economic sectors, impacting the financial performance of many businesses. Amid

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka’s powerful new President

Monday, 18 November 2019 02:03 Views - 1800

Sri Lanka’s new President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa is a man who divides opinion. On the one hand, he is hailed by supporters for playing a crucial r

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Sirisena in final address promises to strengthen democracy

Monday, 18 November 2019 01:59 Views - 78

Outgoing President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the nation for the last time as head of State pledged his support in the future to build a democrat

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Electoral process must be strengthened: EC Chairman

Monday, 18 November 2019 01:57 Views - 74

Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday said laws that govern the electoral process must be strengthened by the new President and hi

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Only beginning of political journey: MS

Monday, 18 November 2019 01:56 Views - 651

National People’s Movement (NPM) Presidential Candidate and former Army Commander Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Mahesh Senanayake yesterday said the Presidential

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Focus on having more women in politics, says Dr. Perera

Monday, 18 November 2019 01:55 Views - 199

Presidential candidate Dr. Ajantha Perera, the first female aspirant to contest in a Presidential Election after 20 years, said the process of electio

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Activists call on GR to protect democracy, minorities

Monday, 18 November 2019 01:52 Views - 236

Political analysts and activists yesterday appealed for President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa to maintain democratic space and protect minorities to ensu

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Public exposition of new pinnacle of Ruwanweliseya Maha Chaithya

Monday, 18 November 2019 01:45 Views - 190

The new pinnacle (Chuda Manikkya) of the Ruwanweliseya Maha Chaithya will be displayed for the public to pay respects at the BMICH Main Hall from 18 t

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Sri Lanka and Poland pledge to enhance connectivity and economic cooperation

Saturday, 16 November 2019 00:10 Views - 93

The second session of political consultations between Sri Lanka and Poland was successfully held on Wednesday, 6 November at the Ministry of Foreign A

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Strengthening RTI in Sri Lanka

Saturday, 16 November 2019 00:10 Views - 175

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognises that freedom of expression includes the ‘right to seek, receive and impart information’. Righ

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CID to launch inquiry into fake letter regarding Election outcome

Saturday, 16 November 2019 00:05 Views - 774

The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) will launch an inquiry into an alleged letter circulating on social media that President Maithripala Sirisen

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Victory over the oppressed

Tuesday, 19 November 2019
The Presidential Election is over and the new President has taken his oaths. Although there were opinions expressed that there can be a second count o


The mantra of attracting high-end tourists

Tuesday, 19 November 2019
“Easier said than done!” is what many veterans of the tourism industry say whenever the subject of enticing high spenders to Sri Lanka is debated.


Adopt high-impact interventions to secure future of antibiotics and rollback the global AMR crisis

Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global crisis that threatens the future of our most precious drugs: antibiotics. Across the world, AMR kills an es


A child’s guide to MCC Compact Sri Lanka

Monday, 18 November 2019
Intelligent children, unlike some of the adults, are curious, probing and questioning. They do not jump to conclusions until and unless they are convi


Re-thinking voting

Saturday, 16 November 2019
We use our vote (in a democracy) to elect those who should govern us. We can only be governed as long as we are alive. Therefore, our current age and


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