Change of guard in Army today?

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President Maithripala Sirisena is tipped to appoint current Chief of Staff Shavendra Silva as Commander of the Army today, with Lt. General Mahesh Sen ..

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PM pledges to develop North

Saturday, 17 August 2019 04:45 Views - 173

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said the Government will work to fix oversights in their policies and restore Jaffna to the status of a

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PMI grows on recovery after Easter attacks

Saturday, 17 August 2019 04:43 Views - 213

Gradual recovery since the Easter Sunday attacks saw manufacturing and services expanded in July, with a significant increase in new orders and produc

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John orders action against elephant mistreatment

Saturday, 17 August 2019 04:40 Views - 115

Tourism Development and Wildlife Minister John Amaratunga yesterday ordered an investigation into those responsible for including a 70-year old skelet

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Shares hit one-week closing low; rupee steady

Saturday, 17 August 2019 04:39 Views - 105

Sri Lankan shares on Friday hit their lowest close in a week as investors remained on the side-lines and sought more clarity after the main opposition

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UN Rapporteur appreciates Govt. efforts post-Easter attacks

Saturday, 17 August 2019 04:44 Views - 42

The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Ahmed Shaheed yesterday commended the Sri Lankan Government on its actions after the Easter

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Malaysia set to begin biggest 1MDB trial involving ex-PM Najib

Saturday, 17 August 2019 04:42 Views - 117

Malaysia’s former Prime Minister, Najib Razak, on Monday faces the biggest of five trials linked to a multi-billion-dollar scam at state fund 1MDB,

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Crucial talks on UNP alliance formation today

Saturday, 17 August 2019 04:39 Views - 811

United National Front (UNF) Party leaders are set to meet today to discuss amendments to the proposed constitution of the new alliance, after failing

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Titanium Sands returns high-grade THM at Mannar

Saturday, 17 August 2019 04:38 Views - 168

Titanium Sands Ltd. has returned 2-24% total heavy mineral (THM) sands from drilling efforts at its flagship Mannar Heavy Mineral Sands Project in Sri

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73rd Independence Day of India celebrations in Sri Lanka

Saturday, 17 August 2019 05:14 Views - 40

A mega musical evening ‘Strings of Harmony’ – a Santoor Jugalbandi featuring legendary maestros from India Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and Pandit R

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SLPP will implement fixed national policies

Saturday, 17 August 2019 04:28 Views - 62

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday pledged to formulate national policies with the involvement of 24 expert committees that will be impl

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President says statements detrimental to national security must be avoided

Saturday, 17 August 2019 04:27 Views - 48

President Maithripala Sirisena requested everyone to refrain from making statements which are detrimental to the national security of the country. He

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Muzammil received by King Salman Bin Abdulaziz

Saturday, 17 August 2019 04:26 Views - 140

Western Province Governor A.J.M. Muzammil was received by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz at a lunch banquet hosted by

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Pakistan High Commissioner calls on Foreign Minister

Saturday, 17 August 2019 04:22 Views - 21

High Commissioner of Pakistan Maj. Gen. (Rtd.) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat, called on Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Tilak Marapana at the Ministry of For

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OMP to open office in Jaffna

Saturday, 17 August 2019 04:21 Views - 24

The Office of Missing Persons will open its third regional office in Jaffna next week in an effort to provide greater access to families of the disapp

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Germany grants Rs. 800 m to support ‘Humanitarian Mine Clearance in Sri Lanka’

Saturday, 17 August 2019 04:21 Views - 32

The German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) has provided a sum of Euros 4 million (approx. Rs. 800 million) towards demining activities in affected areas

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President invites all to unite to build better country, virtuous future generation

Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:41 Views - 26

President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday invited everyone to come together to create a better country and a virtuous future generation while ensurin

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Sri Lanka Air Force organises Ranaviru Upahara Commemoration Islamic Harmony 2019

Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:39 Views - 75

Sri Lanka Air Force organised a Ranaviru Upahara Commemoration Islamic Harmony – 2019 at Kolupitiya Jummah Mosque in memory of the Muslim soldiers w

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Pathfinder Foundation holds successful panel discussion on Compact with MCC

Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:37 Views - 52

The Pathfinder Foundation (PF), a leading think tank in Sri Lanka conducted a successful panel discussion on the Compact with the Millennium Challenge

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Religion is a problem in Sri Lanka; can it be a solution?

Saturday, 17 August 2019
Generally, it is expected that religion should be a solution to a problem. Ironically in Sri Lanka religion is the problem. Therefore, what would be t


Orthodoxy and change: A perennial Muslim issue

Saturday, 17 August 2019
Whether Muslims live as minorities in non-Muslim countries or as majorities in a total of fifty seven countries, the clash of orthodoxy with modern ch


Making the MCC Compact work for Sri Lanka

Friday, 16 August 2019
It is a sign of these political times that even an apolitical issue like a foreign aid program becomes a hot topic in Sri Lanka. In April 2019, the Bo


Sri Lanka needs a president hungry for success, not power

Friday, 16 August 2019
The late John F. Kennedy described politics as a “noble adventure, an adventure in which one joins hands with the masses for the service of man”.


National security strategy, a top priority for Sri Lanka

Friday, 16 August 2019
Realists view the state as a sovereign entity guided by national interest to protect its integrity by use of power. At its most fundamental level, nat


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