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0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:13

  National carrier, SriLankan Airlines yesterday announced to its customers the changes in flight schedules due to the schedu...


Former Editor Upali Tennekoon identifies Army officer who assaulted him

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:12

Ending a 7-year silence the former Editor of the ‘Rivira’, veteran journalist Upali Tennekoon and his wife yesterday identified the per...


UN Secretary General to visit Sri Lanka next week

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:12

At the invitation of the Government, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, accompanied by his wife Ban Soon-taek, will visit Sr...


Pakistani PM inaugurates SAARC Finance Minister conference

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:11

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz (fifth from left) in a group photo with SAARC Finance Ministers at Islamabad yesterday. Finance Minister Ravi Karunan...


Japan, Sri Lanka exploring port infrastructure deals to counter reliance on China

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:10

Kyodo: Japan plans to dispatch a team to Sri Lanka in the coming months to inquire about the potential for infrastructure investment in the key por...


TISL calls for response on ‘political donations’ allegation

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:10

Transparency International Sri Lanka in a statement said it notes with concern the recent media allegations published by the Australian Broadcastin...


SCRM gets Cabinet nod for its operations

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:10

The Government yesterday announced the appointment of Mano Tittawella as the Secretary General of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation M...


Common man’s party is born

0 by Suranga Sadaruwan / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:10

The first Cabinet of Ministers, 1947   At the inaugural meeting of the newly-founded Sri Lanka Freedom Party...


Dissidents ‘plotting to topple’ Maldives president

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:10

AFP: The Maldives’ dissident former president met opposition groups in neighbouring Sri Lanka on Friday to hatch a plan to topple strongman p...


Protecting Sri Lanka’s elephant population

0 by Suranga Sadaruwan / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:09

    Mitigating the Human-Elephant Conflict and reducing the alarming rate at which elephants are currently being killed (about four ...


Production tax on diesel revised

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:09

The Government has increased the production tax on diesel by Rs.10 per litre. The Finance Ministry said the new increase in tax came to effect fr...


Private sector tourism leaders remanded

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:09

Two private sector tourism leaders Nilmin Nanayakkara and Mervyn Fernandopulle were this week remanded till 1 September in connection with FCID inv...


Stock market ends at 2-week low; diesel duty hike hurts

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:08

Reuters : Shares ended at a two-week low on Friday in moderate volume as investors booked profits, while an increase in excise duty on diesel dragg...


Rupee edges up on foreign bank dollar sales

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:08

Reuters :  The rupee ended stronger on Friday as dollar sales by a foreign bank outpaced importer demand for the greenback, dealers said. Th...


SOS to protect priceless murals

0 by Suranga Sadaruwan / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:07

  Every now and then Dambulla hits the headlines. It’s either about neglecting the paintings in the famous Rock Temple. Or it is...


Craftellaa Peg Dolls: Cute creations from wood off-cuts

0 by Suranga Sadaruwan / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:06

  By Fathima Riznaz Hafi Yet another venture adhering to environmentally safe guidelines is Craftellaa Peg Dolls, a home-based busin...


Lehmann backs Smith’s Sri Lanka series opt out

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:06

Australian captain David Warner (C) coach Darren Lehmann (L) and bowling coach Allan Donald inspect the pitch during a practice session at...


Cabinet approves National Policy on Durable Solutions for Conflict Affected Displacement

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:05

At its meeting held 16 August, Cabinet adopted a “National Policy on Durable Solutions for Conflict-Affected Displacement” for persons ...


SLFP expects 50,000 at Kurunegala convention

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:05

  By Chamodi Gunawardana The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) expects to draw 50,000 people to the party’s 65th convent...


Room to Read uncovers key findings on global trends in early grade literacy

0 by Suranga Sadaruwan / Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:05

Probak Kareem Shevanthi Jayasuriya with guests Room to Read, a global organisation focused on literacy and girls&...


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Banality of evil

27 August 2016

Namal Rajapaksa, Member of Parliament, the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was interviewed recently on television. By and large t...


Fast-track reforms to address skill gaps

26 August 2016

 The Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit (HCS) served as a platform for a dialogue between policymakers, business leaders, industry experts and glo...


An old presidential ethic, or a new political culture?

26 August 2016

  THE X FILES – the more some things change, the more they remain the same… You could think we would know better ...


Post-Paada Yathra – Punditry and Polemics

26 August 2016

 Confusing friend and foe with right and wrong is an occupational hazard of partisan commentators. Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka is no exception to t...


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