News

Consultation on Economic Policy Dialogue between Sri Lanka and Japan was held recently

/ Thursday, 28 July 2016 00:02

Consultation on Economic Policy Dialogue between Sri Lanka and Japan was held recently. Here Development Strategies and International Trad...


Steering Committee to present report to P’liment

/ Thursday, 28 July 2016 00:00

The Government yesterday announced the Steering Committee would present an interim report to the Constitutional Assembly, which in this case is the...


SLFP Chief Ministers boycott Jana Satana march

/ Thursday, 28 July 2016 00:00

Chief Minister Shan Wijayalal (third from left) speaking to the media. Chief Ministers Mahipala Herath (left) and Isuru Devapriya (second from left...


JO rejects extension of Unity Govt.

/ Wednesday, 27 July 2016 00:00

MP Dullas Alahapperuma speaking to the media as Prof. G.L. Peiris, former Minister Tissa Vitarana and MPs Dinesh Gunawardena, Vasudeva Nanayakkara,...


Drinking water demands

/ Wednesday, 27 July 2016 00:00

Villagers from Karabagala and Kokkgalla Grama Seva Divisions yesterday blocked traffic on the Tissa-Kataragama main road at Ambalanthota, ...


Treasure deposited into Moragahakanda dam

/ Tuesday, 26 July 2016 00:08

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday deposited treasure into the main dam of the Moragahakanda reservoir project. The foundation stone for th...


Germany grants 13 million Euros for development

/ Tuesday, 26 July 2016 00:05

The Government of Germany has granted 13 million Euros as a grant to Sri Lanka to implement five development projects during this year.  The...


UPFA prepares to contest next election independently

/ Tuesday, 26 July 2016 00:04

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) says it will prepare to contest the next election independently. UPFA General Secretary Mahinda...


Japan-Sri Lanka to enhance economic cooperation

/ Tuesday, 26 July 2016 00:03

Japan and Sri Lanka will hold the Consultation on National Development Cooperation and the Economic Policy Dialogue today at Cinnamon Lakeside Hote...


Thajudeen case respondents to appear in court on 8 Sep.

/ Tuesday, 26 July 2016 00:02

The Colombo High Court yesterday informed respondents of the inquiry into the killing of rugby player Wasim Thajudeen to appear before Court on 8 S...


US resident in Saudi gets 5 years in jail for killing Sri Lankan wife

/ Tuesday, 26 July 2016 00:01

A US resident in Saudi Arabia, convicted of killing his Sri Lankan wife, has been sentenced to five years in jail, Arab News reported. He is said...


MR’s statement against Office of the Missing Persons is a blatant attack on rule of law: AHRC

/ Monday, 25 July 2016 00:00

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) said yesterday that the statement made by Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa the former head of state in Sri Lanka, tha...


Vavuniya youth demand removal of army from lands

/ Monday, 25 July 2016 00:00

A group of protesters from a Vavuniya Youth Organisation protested in front of the Kudiyiruppu Army Camp last week to demand the Government to imme...


Namal charges UNP double standards over Port City

/ Monday, 25 July 2016 00:00

 By P D DE SILVA “Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who was very critical of the Colombo Port City project before assuming office, ...


A health worker fumigates an area in an effort to curb dengue..

/ Monday, 25 July 2016 00:00

A health worker fumigates an area in an effort to curb dengue in a neighbourhood in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 22 July - Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawat...


Visiting Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia meets with Minister Mangala Samaraweera

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:16

  The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Malaysia Dato Seri Dr. Ahmed Zahid Hamidi who is on a two day off...


Cabinet approves 971 permanent houses to resettle IDPs in welfare camps

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:15

The need to immediately resettle all IDPs in the welfare camps has been emphasised by President Maithripala Sirisena at a high level meeting held o...


USS New Orleans to visit Colombo on Sunday

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:14

The USS New Orleans (LPD 18) with embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will arrive in Sri Lanka for a port visit on 24 July. The ship and ...


Military to take legal action against 18,847 deserters

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:14

By Shanika Sriyananda The armed forces are to take legal action against 18,847 deserters who did not reported for duty during the one-month gener...


Basil Rajapaksa case fixed for 6 December

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:14

Colombo High Court Judge Padmini N. Ranawaka yesterday fixed the trial of the case on misappropriating Rs.29 million from Divi Neguma funds against...


Today's Columnists

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, to publish the Sri Lanka Sustainable Development Bill in a gazette and present the same in Parliament...


“Jana Satana Pada Yathra will be the largest protest march in Sri Lanka’s political history”

28 July 2016

The ‘Jana Satana Pada Yathra’ will be the largest protest march in Sri Lanka’s political history, said Joint Opposition strongman Bandula Gunawardena, in an interview with the Daily FT, adding that over one million protestors are...


Media and its impact on governance

28 July 2016

If the media are to function in the public interest, governments have to protect the independent functioning of the media and allow various viewpoints to flourish in society   A current issue in many countries is the ...


Sustainability now: The waste challenge

27 July 2016

Shifting waste from one place to another is no solution; nor is burning it in the backyard. The moment waste is understood as resource, a multitude of solutions are already available to develop a waste free Sri Lanka   ...


Columnists More