President backs foreign investment for power projects

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the Power and Energy Ministry to look into attracting foreign investment to fast-track long-delayed projec ..


Sri Lanka, Japan eye development cooperation in variety of sectors

Saturday, 14 December 2019 00:05 Views - 180

Sri Lanka and Japan reaffirm their commitment to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in vital sectors of economic development and identify key ar


SL must tackle any terror threat responsibly: PM

Saturday, 14 December 2019 00:04 Views - 63

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday stated that Sri Lanka has a responsibility to tackle the fallout from the Easter Sunday attacks responsibly


UNP MPs call for working committee meeting next week

Saturday, 14 December 2019 00:03 Views - 80

A group of 26 United National Party (UNP) parliamentarians has signed a letter calling on Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to convene a meeting of th


Cabinet approves funds to minimise human -elephant conflict

Saturday, 14 December 2019 00:00 Views - 83

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal to repair and maintain prevailing electric fences as a move to minimise human-elephant conflicts. T


Japan’s support for SL’s prosperity: Motegi

Saturday, 14 December 2019 00:04 Views - 57

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi yesterday assured the support of his country to deepen diplomatic relations between the two countries. Jap


Britain speeds towards Brexit as Johnson wins large majority in election

Saturday, 14 December 2019 00:04 Views - 110

LONDON (Reuters): Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralys


Less than 2% of farmers have formal training: Survey

Saturday, 14 December 2019 00:00 Views - 29

Only as little as 1.7% of the agricultural household population has received formal training to conduct agricultural activities, a survey by the Censu


Bourse ends week on negative note

Saturday, 14 December 2019 00:00 Views - 80

The Colombo stock market ended the week on a negative note, shedding 1%. First Capital said Bourse concluded the day in red, predominantly dragged dow




AG informs court Govt. to review MCC, SOFA and ACSA

Saturday, 14 December 2019 00:01 Views - 59

Attorney General yesterday informed the Supreme Court that the new Government has decided to revisit and review the impugned three proposed agreements


North-Western Province Governor steps up security

Saturday, 14 December 2019 00:00 Views - 139

North-Western Province Governor A.J.M. Muzammil this week inspected a site near the tourism centre located in Badagamuwa, Kurunegala Road, with regar


SC refuses Leave to Proceed on FR petition by ex-Vice Chancellor against ex-Minister

Saturday, 14 December 2019 00:00 Views - 136

The Supreme Court refused to grant Leave to Proceed to the Fundamental Rights petition filed by former Sabaragamuwa University Vice Chancellor Prof. C


Swiss Embassy official ordered to undergo psychiatric examination, travel ban extended

Friday, 13 December 2019 02:45 Views - 157

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court yesterday extended until 17 December the overseas travel ban imposed on the Swiss Embassy officer at the centre of th


‘Shilpa Diriya’ scholarship program launched for child victims of Easter Sunday attacks

Friday, 13 December 2019 02:39 Views - 144

The tragic events of Easter Sunday created one of the most challenging times Sri Lanka has faced. Despite the tragedy, the eagerness demonstrated by S


BASL issues statement on reference made in respect of Judiciary and Members of the Bar

Friday, 13 December 2019 00:00 Views - 173

The attention of the Executive Committee of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka has been invited to several media reports that have been given much publi


CID to launch fresh probe on Dr. Shafi allegations

Friday, 13 December 2019 00:00 Views - 128

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday informed the Kegalle Magistrate’s Court that it will launch a new investigation with a fresh g


UNP Committee proposes Sajith as next leader

Friday, 13 December 2019 00:00 Views - 4512

The United National Party’s (UNP) leadership battle took a fresh turn yesterday, with the Committee members tasked with deciding the UNP’s future


Plan International ends operations in Sri Lanka

Friday, 13 December 2019 00:00 Views - 386

Plan International said in a statement it is ceasing its operations in Sri Lanka after nearly four decades of implementing development programs in the


The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) opened its fifth annual Trade Fair at the World

Friday, 13 December 2019 00:00 Views - 150

The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) opened its fifth annual Trade Fair at the World Trade Center yesterday. The fair, which lasts until tomorro



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Friday, 13 December 2019
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Friday, 13 December 2019
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Friday, 13 December 2019
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Friday, 13 December 2019
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