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GMOA threatens to strike again

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:14

By Shanika Sriyananda Urging the Government to keep the promises made by President Maithripala Sirisena over the South Asian Institute of Technol...


Foreign Minister plans to streamline overseas missions

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:14

The Government has taken measures to streamline overseas missions in order to make commercial relations with other countries more efficient, island...


Batticaloa District formally declared landmine-free

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:13

  The Batticaloa District of the Eastern Province has been formally declared ‘mine-free’ eight years after the th...


Megapolis Ministry launches new waste management project

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:13

By Chathuri Dissanayake  With plans to sweep up the waste problem in the country, Megapolis Minister Champika Ranawaka appealed for public s...


Amnesty International calls on Sri Lanka for immediate implementation of Office on Missing Persons

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:13

The global human rights organisation Amnesty International (AI) has called on the Sri Lankan authorities to immediately implement the much delayed ...


Police to continue hunting IUSF activists

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:13

The Police said yesterday that they would continue to arrest the university student activists who had forcibly entered the Health Ministry premises...


JO MP Tharaka condemns AG for refusal to qualify accounts to the Finance Ministry

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

In a hard hitting speech in Parliament, emerging JO Economic hitman MP Tharaka Balasuriya hit out at former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, and...


Navy pays tribute to Commander M. G. S. Perera

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

 A section of the distinguished gathering of elite personnel including (in the Front Row) the Commander of the Navy, Mrs. M. G. S Perera and h...


First Lady of Malaysia donates flood relief

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

Sri Lankan High Commissioner A.J.M. Muzammil in conversation with Malaysia Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak...


LKI to host landmark event on Sri Lanka’s Foreign Policy 28-29 June

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

A landmark event on the theme of “Sri Lanka’s Foreign Policy: Choices in the Changing World” is being organised by the Lakshman K...


Govt. blames garbage pile-up for record dengue toll

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

A Sri Lankan man walks past garbage piled on a street in Colombo on June 26, 2017. Sri Lanka has suffered a record 200 deaths from dengue fever thi...


Trump says Supreme Court decision on travel ban “a clear victory”

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday to review the legality of his temp...


District Level Reconciliation Committees with representation of inter-religious leaders to address tensions

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:10

Based on the Cabinet Memorandum submitted by President Maithiripala Sirisena in his capacity as Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation...


US Ambassador Atul Keshap visits Eastern Province

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:09

  US Ambassador Atul Keshap visited the Eastern Province this week to commemorate a milestone in US-supported demining effor...


Stronger Pak-Lanka partnership key to fighting terrorism, poverty in region

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:08

  Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan has said that a stronger Pakistan-Sri Lankan partnership was key to promoting greater ...


Govt. cannot keep mum when minor extremist group takes people hostage: Ravi K

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:07

  Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake said a people’s Government cannot keep mum at a time when a minor extremist group ...


GMOA trade union action to continue

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:07

The trade union action taken by the Government Medical Officers Union (GMOA) to protest against the attack on student protesters continued for the ...


New Police Media Spokesperson

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:06

Attorney at Law, Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara was appointed the Police Media Spokesperson yesterday. The appointment was ma...


Poson festivities in Sri Lanka Embassy in Vienna

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:52

  On 10 June the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Vienna, Austria hosted a religious event to commemorate the Vesak and Poson Festival...


Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu celebrates Poson

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:51

  The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu celebrated Poson on 10 June at the Embassy premises with the participation of Sri Lan...


Today's Columnists

Saman Kelegama: Even the blood running through his veins is oriented to economics

27 June 2017

The bearded economist who saw shortcomings of Sri Lanka’s liberalisation move My association with Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies or IPS, dates back to the early 1990s when I had the opportunity to...


ICC cricketing lessons for Sri Lankan economy

27 June 2017

     It has been proven over time how sports strategies can be used by many other disciplines. An eagerly anticipated event on the cricketing calendar was the ICC Champions Trophy. An underdog in terms of its rank we...


A conspiracy theory: Tread with extreme caution, Sri Lanka

24 June 2017

  Politics as the science of attaining “power” The first lessons taught to any student of the science of politics almost invariably includes a reference to the 16th century Florentine philosopher Machiavell...


Most Venerable Mahanayake, I don’t know why…

24 June 2017

“I think that hate is a feeling that can only exist where there is no understanding” – Tennessee Williams, Sweet Bird of Youth     A few days ago we had the Ven. Warakagoda Shri Gnanarathana, Mah...


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