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President Maithripala Sirisena-appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday decided to quit, ending seven weeks of political turmoil in the co ..

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SC declines to lift CA Interim Order

Saturday, 15 December 2018 01:09 Views - 161

By S. S. Selvanayagam Supreme Court yesterday granted special Leave to Appeal the petition filed by MP Mahinda Rajapaksa and 48 others against the Int

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Contempt of Court case filed against former CJ

Saturday, 15 December 2018 01:08 Views - 346

A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court yesterday against the former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva over Contempt of Court. Senior Prof. Cha

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Thurunu Diriya empowers rural youth

Saturday, 15 December 2018 01:07 Views - 46

The ‘Thurunu Diriya’ loan scheme of the Bank of Ceylon (BOC) has opened up new opportunities for young entrepreneurs to develop their businesses b

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World stocks tumble on weak economic data from China and Europe

Saturday, 15 December 2018 01:05 Views - 55

LONDON (Reuters): Stocks worldwide tumbled on Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe fanned concerns of a global economic slowdown and

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Rupee ends lower on foreign sell-off on uncertainty

Saturday, 15 December 2018 01:09 Views - 197

REUTERS: The rupee ended weaker on Friday amid pressure on the currency due to foreign outflows from bonds and stocks as uncertainty from a lingering

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One of Khashoggi’s killers said ‘I know how to cut’ on audio, says Erdoan

Saturday, 15 December 2018 01:07 Views - 156

STANBUL (Reuters): One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying “I know how to cut” on the audio of the killing, Turkey

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Economic sentiment continues to improve: Survey

Saturday, 15 December 2018 01:06 Views - 91

The latest LMD-Nielsen Business Confidence (BCI) poll reveals that sentiment surrounding the economy improved for the second consecutive month. Accord

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UNP jubilant over Supreme Court decision

Friday, 14 December 2018 00:10 Views - 1286

Jubilant United National Party (UNP) members, led by MP Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday, called on President Maithripala Sirisena to respect the Suprem

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SLPP take on SC Petitioner

Saturday, 15 December 2018 01:19 Views - 223

By Nuwan Senarathna Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday criticised Election Commission Member Prof. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole for filing a Fundam

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Insight: The politics of a plot to kill the President

Saturday, 15 December 2018 01:14 Views - 238

REUTERS: A plot to kill the President, links to foreign intelligence, a rogue police officer and a missing sniper: The snippets of news emerging from

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Islam is a religion of peace and unity: Rishad

Saturday, 15 December 2018 01:14 Views - 198

Even though Islam is a religion of peace, emphasising much on unity and reconciliation, this is not the view taken by many in the international commun

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Ambassador Ganegama Arachchi presents letters of credence to King of Sweden

Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:00 Views - 210

Sri Lanka’s new Ambassador to Sweden S.S. Ganegama Arachchi presented Letters of Credence to King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at a ceremony held on 12

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Malay representation needed in Parliament

Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:00 Views - 88

By Ruzaik Farook The Malay Community in Sri Lanka launched a movement called “Bangun”, meaning “Wake up” at the All Ceylon YMMA Conference Aud

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Sri Lanka’s President isolated after ruling in constitutional crisis

Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:00 Views - 360

By Marwaan Macan-Markar, Asia Regional Correspondent asia.nikkei.com: Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court leaves President Maithripala Sirisena politically w

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Milinda Samaga Niyarmarthaya on Sirasa TV

Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:00 Views - 65

Every episode of Milinda Moragoda’s weekly current affairs program, Milinda Samaga Niyarmarthaya, is filmed at a different location of public inte

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Sri Lanka pledges support for protection of refugees at 2019 UNHCR Global Appeal

Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:00 Views - 22

At the 2019 Global Appeal of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) held in Geneva today, Sri Lanka expressed its earnest desire th

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SLFP muzzles members

Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00 Views - 648

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) yesterday issued a statement banning its members from speaking on political shows on television and radio, unless p

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Only RW can resolve crisis: Vajira

Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00 Views - 327

United National Party (UNP) MP Vajira Abeywardena yesterday said the Supreme Court’s decision has proven that the Judiciary is independe

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SRI LANKA TOURISM AWARDS 2018


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Sagala speaks out

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Economic and regional issues upstage Hindutva plank in Indian State elections

Saturday, 15 December 2018
Results of the recently-concluded State Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram show that economic and re


Rationality of Sirisena’s irrationality

Saturday, 15 December 2018
Man becomes a little cog in the machine, and, aware of this, his one preoccupation is to become a bigger cog said Max Weber, the founding father of so


The Pinguttara of our politics

Saturday, 15 December 2018
Tale of Pinguttara There is an interesting piece in the LankaEnews of 13 December that refers to President Maithripala Sirisena as a ‘Pinguttara.’


Overcoming the crisis: The second freedom struggle

Friday, 14 December 2018
The crisis that has been developing in Sri Lanka, manifesting itself in varied forms at different times since independence, has now taken the form of


Getting more women in the workforce

Friday, 14 December 2018
The current female labour force participation in Sri Lanka is around 36%. This means that a disproportionate majority of women still remain outside th


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