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Horton Plains An island within an island

0 by bandara / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:10

  Horton Plains, a tiny piece of real estate in the heart of the country   By Shiran Illanperuma “Conserv...


Looking back at the ‘Isle of Enchantment’

0 by bandara / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:08

   By D.C. Ranatunga  When I read recently about Sri Lanka Tourism celebrating its 50th anniversary, I was a bit puzzled. ...


To be in an ice box for 11 days

0 by bandara / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:07

The arrival of the Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov, the balloon rider, last Saturday afternoon at Bonnie Rock, 350km north east of Pert...


USS New Orleans visits Colombo

0 by bandara / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:05

The USS New Orleans (LPD 18) with embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Sri Lanka for a port visit on 24 Jul...


SL-China talks on Hambantota Port as company eyes management

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:03

  The Government and China yesterday had talks on developing the Hambantota Port, following Chinese investors expressing inte...


Long marches unnecessary if former leaders governed properly: President

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:02

As the Joint Opposition Paada Yathra inches towards Colombo, President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday took a shot at his predecessor, pointing out ...


Kumar’s ‘Bonsoir Diaries’ reborn as an ‘Audio Book’

0 by bandara / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:02

From left: State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene, French Ambassador to Sri Lanka Jean-Marin Schuh and Foreign Minister Mangala Samar...


PIA signs lease for three SriLankan Airbus A330s

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:01

  Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has formalised wet leasing of three A330 aircraft from Sri Lankan Airlines. At a ce...


JAT rewards winners from ‘Amazing Gifts for Everyone’ promotion and loyal dealers

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:00

  JAT Holdings, Sri Lanka’s market leader in the furnishing and finishing industry, has crowned the lucky winners of th...


OZO Hotels contribute towards UNICEF Sri Lanka’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:00

Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality Group recently made a contribution towards the WASH initiative of UNICEF Sri Lanka, to support vulnerable children ...


Oil faces big monthly loss as oversupply bites

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:00

London (Reuters): Oil prices fell to their lowest levels since April on Friday, with on Brent track for its biggest monthly loss since December 201...


Evening of talent and skill: Jetwing Culinary Challenge 2016

0 by bandara / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:00

The Jetwing Culinary Challenge was held on 30 June at Jetwing Blue, Negombo rewarding the best of the best chefs across the Jetwing famil...


Emergency ambulance service launched in Western, Southern Province

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:00

  During his visit to Sri Lanka in March 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a request to assist in the est...


Kandy SC to participate at West Asia Club Champions League 2016

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel Defending league and Clifford Cup champions Kandy Sports Club will once again participate at the West Asia Club Championship L...


Parliament proceedings cannot be challenged in Court: Counsel

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:00

By S.S. Selvanayagam President’s Counsel K. Kanag Iswaran appearing for the Prime Minister yesterday (29) submitted in Supreme Court that t...


WHO chief going to the Olympics, says Zika risk low

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:00

REUTERS: The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games is both low and manageable, the chief of the World Health Organization said on Frid...


Citrus Waskaduwa to be proud hosts of the Commonwealth Chess Championships

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:00

  The Commonwealth Chess Championship 2016, organised by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka together with FIDE and the Commonw...


Rise and fall of the Sri Lankan economy

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:00

    By Jayampathy Molligoda “‘One belt, One Road,’ China’s blueprint to tie Asia and Europe tog...


LB Finance distributes wildlife jackets at Hakgala Gardens

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:00

  LB Finance PLC’s CSR project to distribute wildlife jackets continued to its sixth destination, the famous and majest...


Education Ministry distributes Thirukkural statue to 16 schools

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:00

  Text and Pix by Ashraff  A. Samad Sixteen granite statues of Thiruvalluvar - a celebrated Tamil poet who is als...


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SL can’t sit on the sidelines; we must join the race for trade and jobs

29 July 2016

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking recently in Singapore     The Prime Minister’s move t...


Jaffna University – When entitlement is rejected

29 July 2016

On 16 July, a clash happened between students at Jaffna University over the inclusion of Sinhalese cultural spectacles in the welcome event. Below ...


The New Republic: Making it or Faking it?

29 July 2016

A week and more ago, those of us who remembered celebrated humanity’s greatest adventure yet: our first (manned spacecraft) moon landing on 2...


The Development (Special Provisions) Bill and the Coalition Government

28 July 2016

“The proposal made by Hon. Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs, t...


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