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After ‘Eluga Tamil’, BBS wants Northern Provincial Council dissolved

/ Saturday, 1 October 2016 00:02

  By Dharisha Bastians Staging a rally in Vavuniya yesterday, radical Sinhala nationalist groups led by the Bodu Bala Sena ...


President opens Suhurupaya

/ Saturday, 1 October 2016 00:01

  President Maithripala Sirisena says the Government will take action to strengthen the laws and regulations on immigration, ...


Bid to gift baby Elephant to New Zealand: CA defers case for mention on 21 October

/ Saturday, 1 October 2016 00:01

By S.S.Selvaanayagam The Court of Appeal yesterday (29) fixed to be mentioned on 21 October the Writ petition seeking to prevent the bid to expor...


Dr Monica Heller appointed as Sri Lanka’s First Honorary Consul in Ecuador

/ Saturday, 1 October 2016 00:00

  The Government of Sri Lanka with the concurrence of the Government of Ecuador has appointed Dr Monica Jaffa Heller Rapapor...


Drought leads to drinking water shortage in several districts

/ Saturday, 1 October 2016 00:00

A severe drought situation has been reported in several Sri Lankan districts, causing a water shortage, the Government Information Department said....


Dr. Sarath Amunugama presents book to Ven. Dr. Akuretiye Nanda

/ Saturday, 1 October 2016 00:00

The presentation of the book on Anagarika Dharmapala written by Special Assignments Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama to Ven. Dr. Akuretiye Na...


Stronger Sri Lanka-China ties pledged by President

/ Saturday, 1 October 2016 00:00

Sri Lanka’s Government is committed to further strengthening the long-standing and historic friendship between Sri Lanka and China, President...


Special petitions brought against ITAK & TNA

/ Saturday, 1 October 2016 00:00

By S.S. Selvanayagam When the special application against the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) was brought...


State hospitals out of bounds for cardiac stent agents

/ Saturday, 1 October 2016 00:00

By Chamodi Gunawardana The Ministry of Health will take steps to remove all cardiac stent sales representatives operating inside state hospitals ...


Govt. to create a joint mechanism to reduce child molestation and violence against women

/ Saturday, 1 October 2016 00:00

  The Law and Order Ministry jointly with the Sri Lanka Police is planning to launch a program to create a joint mechanism t...


US Pacific Command partners Sri Lanka and Maldives on oil spill management

/ Saturday, 1 October 2016 00:00

  Experts from the US Pacific Command provided training for disaster response counterparts from Sri Lanka and Maldives on pre...


LG elections likely to be further delayed

/ Friday, 30 September 2016 00:52

By Chamodi Gunawardana Hinting that Local Government (LG) elections could be delayed further the Elections Commission yesterday said a number of ...


Military releases 454 acres to private owners

/ Friday, 30 September 2016 00:51

The Ministry of Rehabilitation and Resettlement yesterday announced the release of over 450 acres of military-controlled land to private owners, in...


Garbage separation mandatory from November

/ Friday, 30 September 2016 00:51

Municipal Councils will refuse collection of waste from November unless it segregated, Minister Faizer Musthapa announced yesterday. ...


SLFP condemns NP Chief Minister’s campaign, says need to rethink powers to provinces in new constitution

/ Friday, 30 September 2016 00:50

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) yesterday strongly condemning the ‘Eluga Thamil’ campaign launched by the Northern Province Chief Mi...


China’s 76th anniversary celebrations in SL

/ Friday, 30 September 2016 00:49

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China celebrated the 76th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China at the ...


Government allocates Rs. 10 million to Asian Bishops’ Conference

/ Friday, 30 September 2016 00:48

The Government has allocated Rs. 10 million to the Asian Bishops Conference to be held in Sri Lanka in November. Minister of Finance Ravi Karunan...


PM hopes to reach agreements with New Zealand benefitting Sri Lanka, during visit

/ Friday, 30 September 2016 00:46

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his team left for New Zealand yesterday on an official state visit at the invitation of New Zealand Prime M...


CID probes drone use at Lasantha’s grave

/ Friday, 30 September 2016 00:46

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) yesterday informed the Mount Lavinia Magistrate Court that investigations had begun on the drone camer...


BBS holds rally in Vavuniya against Wigneswaran

/ Friday, 30 September 2016 00:45

A rally to protest the hardline stance adopted by Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wignaswaran will be held today in Vavuniya by the Bodu Bal...


Today's Columnists

Economic diplomacy and ETCA

1 October 2016

      Economic diplomacy is the use of the full spectrum economic tools of the state to achieve its national interest. Economic diplomacy includes all the economic activities, including but not limited to export...


‘Eluga Tamil’ and the constitutional litmus test

30 September 2016

Nationalists are mobilising in the North and the South against a constitution building process that will soon step out of the shadows In an ironic twist, last Saturday marked an epoch in the lifespan of two nationalist movements in ...


Getting beyond the rhetoric on education and skills sector reform

30 September 2016

Annually, the World Economic Forum ranks countries in the Global Competitiveness Index — a decent gauge of which nations are best positioned to squeeze efficiency out of their businesses and to attract companies and investment from ...


Connected Finance: Setting up your business for higher gains

29 September 2016

By Asanka Abeysinghe  Technology today is changing and shaping the scope of the financial industry at a rapid pace. Customers are frequently looking for more convenient ways to interact with their respective financial institutions and carry...


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