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Gazette issued bringing RTI into force from 3 Feb.

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:46

A gazette notice has been issued bringing the Right To information (RTI) Act into force from 3 February. President Maithripala Sirisena appointed...


Wilpattu forest cleared by State Timber Corp, not Muslims: Environmentalist

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:45

A Sri Lankan environmentalist claimed that the Wilpattu forests were cleared by the State Timber Corporation and not by Muslims as alleged. &ldqu...


Meeting with MR and Chief Ministers ends without agreement

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:44

The meeting between former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and several Chief Ministers yesterday ended inconclusively. It is reported that the...


The coalition government is strong – Navin

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 02:34

Appreciates the freedom to hold different views within the Government Says having two power centres helps put checks and balances in place Dism...


Human rights chief notes positive steps taken in Sri Lanka

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 02:33

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein noted the positive steps taken in Sri Lanka on the human rights front. Al H...


Sri Lankan rights activists demonstrate outside the US Embassy in Colombo

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 02:32

Sri Lankan rights activists demonstrate outside the US Embassy in Colombo on 20 January, 2017, ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45t...


Court of Appeal to hear Gnanasara Thero case on Nov.7

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 02:31

By S.S.Selvanayagam The Court of Appeal yesterday  fixed for argument on 7 November the Appeal filed by the Attorney General against th...


Trial fixed against Emil Kanthan for fund misappropriation

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 02:30

By T. Farook Thajudeen The Colombo High Court earlier this week fixed for 17 March the trial for the prosecution to lead evidence against accused...


UNP says no to homosexuality

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 02:30

Says has responsibility to implement 27 international conventions to regain GSP+ By Chamodi Gunawardana The United National Party (UNP) ...


Act on Wilpattu without racial bias, say environmentalists

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 02:28

By Shanika Sriyananda Urging the Government to stop on-going illegal settlements in the Willpattu Forest complex, the Coalition to Protect Our Na...


Prof. Indraratne funeral today

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 02:28

The funeral of the late Prof. A. D. V. de S. Indraratne, one of Sri Lanka’s distinguished economists will be held today at Borella Cemetry at...


Schoolchildren are pragmatic messengers to ensure sustainable development: President

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 02:19

President Maithripala Sirisena says schoolchildren are the most realistic messengers in the process of fulfilling the social responsibility and dut...


Ananda College marks National Integration and Reconciliation Week

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 02:18

President Maithripala Sirisena declared 8-14 January every year as National Integration and Reconciliation Week with the concurrence of the Cabinet...


Amunugama welcomes private education initiatives

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 02:17

Participating as Chief Guest at the inauguration of the new Head Office of the private educational institution ‘E Wings’ at Sambuddhthv...


Swiss President commends Sri Lanka’s commitment to democracy and good governance

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 02:15

Davos: President of Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard has commended the Sri Lankan Government’s commitment to democracy and good governance ...


UNEP offers Sri Lanka expert advice on green economy

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 02:13

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has offered Sri Lanka its expert advice on a green economy and an environmentally friendly financial ...


SLPI conducts training for journalists on RTI in Uva Province

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 02:12

The Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI), as part of its ongoing Right to Information (RTI) awareness program in the country, conducted its training in...


US explains closure of VOA station in Sri Lanka

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 02:11

The United States values its strong relationship with Sri Lanka and our bilateral partnership over the past 60 years. The Iranawila shortwave stati...


PM Sharif stresses Pak-Sri Lankan collaboration to achieve SAARC objectives

/ Friday, 20 January 2017 00:32

  Davos, Switzerland (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said Pakistan wishes to see South Asian Associa...


China assists construction of China-Sri Lanka Friendship Village for landslide victims

/ Friday, 20 January 2017 00:32

  Xinhua: China has begun construction of the ‘Aranayake China-Sri Lanka Friendship village’, in Kegalle, to pro...


Today's Columnists

Steamrolling of Central Bank by Minister of Finance: An unsavoury development?

23 January 2017

An unsavoury rift between the Central Bank and Minister of Finance A growing rift between Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and the senior management of the Central Bank is surfacing now, worrying both financial markets and prospective fo...


Sustainability: How that translates to agriculture

23 January 2017

Once cultivated, traditional paddy that is grown organically will establish its own markets based on the consumer demand   For the longest time the word “sustainable agriculture” was a catch phrase only. I...


Yahapalanaya lapses – Is Mahinda the option for Muslims?

21 January 2017

Former Minister, Speaker and Premadasa/Rajapaksa loyalist and National List nominee Parliamentarian A.H.M. Azwer along with a few other Muslim Mahinda diehards claim that Yahapalanaya under President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil W...


First Sinhala talkie ‘Kadawunu Poronduwa’ was released 70 years ago

21 January 2017

History was made 70 years ago when the film ‘Kadawunu Poronduwa’ (Broken Promise) premiered at the Kingsley Theatre in Colombo on 21 January 1947. The Chief Guest was D.S. Senanayake, Minister of Agriculture and Lands under the State C...


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