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UNHRC Chief releases mixed report on SL’s reconciliation efforts

/ Tuesday, 28 June 2016 00:29

Zeid to note ‘complexity of party politics’ within coalition Govt. in oral report Notes ‘mixed messag...


Rishad & Co meet Iraj’s Ice Bucket at Vihara Mahadevi park

/ Tuesday, 28 June 2016 00:28

Challenges JVP Leader Dissanayake & Minister Harrison to plant saplings Says it a ‘positive challenge’ ...


Govt. to ban new glyphosate substitute

/ Tuesday, 28 June 2016 00:27

By Chamodi Gunawardana  The Government expects to ban a new harmful gluphosiate agrochemical which has been imported instead of the typical ...


Dilan says Mahinda lost last election because of Basil Rajapaksa

/ Tuesday, 28 June 2016 00:27

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) spokesman Dilan Perera says former President Mahinda Rajapaksa lost the last Presidential election because of his br...


I will not let any war hero become helpless: President

/ Tuesday, 28 June 2016 00:15

President Maithripala Sirisena says he would not let any war hero retired or in the service become helpless. “The current government is ded...


Sacred Buddha relics return to Pakistan after month long exposition in Sri Lanka

/ Tuesday, 28 June 2016 00:13

The most sacred Relics of Lord Buddha from Taxila Pakistan were taken back to Pakistan after conclusion of a month long exposition at various locat...


Foreign Minister Samaraweera signs three agreements with Ukraine

/ Tuesday, 28 June 2016 00:11

Three treaties signed between Ukraine and Sri Lanka on judicial cooperation, namely, Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, Transfer of ...


Special island-wide dengue eradication program from today

/ Monday, 27 June 2016 00:00

Sri Lanka health authorities, with the cooperation of the police and tri-forces, will commence a special island-wide dengue eradication program fro...


SLPI welcomes Parliament’s passing of 2016 RTI Bill

/ Monday, 27 June 2016 00:00

The Sri Lanka Press Institute welcomes the passage of the Right of Access to Information (RTI) Billby unanimous vote in Parliament on Friday 24June...


Govt. to develop jetty facilities in Jaffna islands for better passenger and cargo transport

/ Monday, 27 June 2016 00:00

The Sri Lankan Government is taking measures to develop jetty facilities in the Jaffna Peninsula and the adjoining Islands to improve the safe tran...


Combating Corruption and Fraud: A pragmatic approach for Sri Lanka – Public Forum

/ Monday, 27 June 2016 00:00

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL), in association with the American Bar Association (ABA), is conducting a program on combating corruption an...


BBS back to old habits, Muslim Council writes to IGP

/ Monday, 27 June 2016 00:00

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has been accused of going back to its old habits of making hate speeches against the Muslim community. The Muslim Counci...


Korean Residents Association donates relief items for flood victims

/ Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00

The Korean Residents Association of Lanka on 17 June handed over relief items such as portable mattresses, rice, water, shoes, clothes, personal ca...


Salawa debris clean up

/ Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00

By Chamodi Gunawardana The Government has allocated nearly Rs.2.2 million for the garbage removal program in the Kosgama, Salawa area which was d...


HMAS Perth makes goodwill visit to Colombo

/ Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00

Royal Australian Navy Anzac class frigate, HMAS Perth, arrived in Colombo on Sunday 19 June for a five-day goodwill visit. Whilst in Sri Lanka, sai...


President promises maximum punishment for child exploiters

/ Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena says the maximum punishment that can be given for child exploiters is to expose them to society. The Pr...


Avant Garde’s Ukrainian captain remanded till 5 July

/ Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00

The Ukrainian captain of the controversial Avant Garde vessel Gennady Gavrilov, who was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on...


Norwegian PM welcomes progress in Sri Lanka in reconciliation

/ Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00

Minister Samaraweera with Norway Fisheries Minister Minister Samaraweera with Norway Foreign Minister Mi...


Special committee for SLFP’s 65th anniversary celebrations

/ Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00

Following a directive of President Maithripala Sirisena the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP)’s central committee has appointed a special ten-me...


19 leading schools to contest Olcott Foundation Quiz for Dhammika Kalapuge Challenge Trophy today

/ Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00

This year will be the third year the Inter Olcott/BTS School Quiz organised by the Colonel Henry Steele Olcott Memorial Sports Foundation is being ...


Today's Columnists

The importance of building brand Sri Lanka

28 June 2016

BREXIT costs $ 2.1 trillion SL exports to UK, $ 1 billion When Britain went to vote on the referendum, little did the world realise that in the event it went the other way, there would have been shock waves globally –...


Sri Lankan marketers need the service of anthropologists

28 June 2016

A few years ago, a leading mobile service operator in Sri Lanka had a problem when a new package was introduced by another mobile service operator with the help of the Government. Some ‘loyal’ customers suddenly switched onto the new p...


Brexit: Are the UK Universities and the research sector the biggest casualty?

27 June 2016

Ryan Randall plays the bagpipes outside a polling station in Edinburgh, Scotland, in this Reuters picture. Brexit was fought on emotional grounds rather than on hard core economics or political realities    Brit...


Hyundai strikes back with mega ship orders

27 June 2016

Hyundai strikes back with mega ship orders Hyundai Merchant Marine said it had reached an agreement with ship-owners to secure lower charter rates; a major breakthrough in its financial restructuring that enables state support for the purch...


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