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“Elderly persons working as sanitary labourers is not acceptable”: Faiszer

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

  Addressing the gathering at a meeting held at the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government on ‘Proper Di...


TNA welcomes UNHRC resolution

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

Urges Govt. to honour commitment, warns Tamil people have reached their tolerance limit  The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yest...


Pakistan National Day celebrations

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

The 77th Pakistan National Day was celebrated at the Colombo Pakistan High Commission recently. Pakistani High Commissioner Maj. Ge. (R) Syed Shake...


SLFUW empowers youth

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

An interactive discussion was organised by the Sri Lanka Federation of University Women (SLFUW) to mark International Women’s Day. The subjec...


India hands over lorry water bowsers to Sri Lanka for drought relief

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

  In a special event held at the Presidential Secretariat, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, ce...


Karu cautions MPs

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya issued a warning to all lawmakers yesterday highlighting Wednesday’s unruly behaviour of certain members. ...


Documentary on EU development to be telecast today and tomorrow

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

To mark 60 years since the signature of the Rome Treaties, the first step towards a united Europe, a documentary on the impact of the European Unio...


Wijeyadasa visits Viet Nam with Vesak invitations

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

  Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Minister of Justice and Buddhasasana, visited Ha Noi to deliver the Letter of Invitation from Pr...


South Asian Report on Pro-Poor Development launched in Colombo

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

  At a moment when the market is projected as the emancipator of all miseries, the SAAPE Poverty Report is of the view that ...


Mangala calls me the ‘international nag’ says Zeid

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 00:57

By Dharisha Bastians in Geneva  Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera in a recent meeting had referred to Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad...


Rajah Mahinda Nanayakkara passes away

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 00:56

Business leader Rajah Mahinda Nanayakkara passed away on 22 March. At the time of his demise, he was the Chairman of the LOLC Group.  R.M. N...


Warm welcome for President Sirisena in Moscow

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena being welcomed at the Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Morgulov...


Govt. to fine dog dumpers

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

Cabinet has approved a proposal to increase the fine on the owners of dogs dumped on the street, the Government information department said today. ...


UNP MP sets petition record in House

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

Lawmaker Buddhika Pathirana moves 33 public petitions in one sitting   United National Party (UNP) lawmaker Buddhika Pa...


UNHRC final week gets dramatic as pro-Rajapaksa ex-military officer makes appearance

/ Wednesday, 22 March 2017 00:50

Sarath Weerasekera denies Lankan troops committed war crimes TGTE representative calls Rear Admiral a war criminal, urges Swiss Govt. ...


Western Province Education Minister felicitates educationist Dr. Aruna Dhammika Karunarathne

/ Wednesday, 22 March 2017 00:04

Western Province Education Minister Ranjith Somawansa organised a felicitation ceremony for Dr. Aruna Dhammika Karunarathne - who was awarded the S...


Govt. cautioned on US security pact

/ Wednesday, 22 March 2017 00:02

Kiriella to reveal Govt. decision at next P’ment session  Renewal of the Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA) b...


200 Eksath Lakwanitha Peramuna activists appointed JPs

/ Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:00

  Two hundred activists from the Eksath Lakwanitha Peramuna were appointed justices of the peace at a function chaired by Dep...


New UNFPA representative takes up office in Sri Lanka

/ Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:00

Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday accepted the credentials of Ritsu Nacken, the new representative of the United Nations Popul...


China offers unconditional support to develop armed forces

/ Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:00

Chinese Defence Minister General Chang Wanquan yesterday promised his country’s unconditional support to further strengthen Sri Lanka’s...


Today's Columnists

FDIs into capital markets?

25 March 2017

Yesterday’s FT article on the CSE road show in Melbourne, appealing to expat Sri Lankans, triggered this. Emotional pleas and guilt appeals may be good enough to generate some charity or philanthropy (and do not confuse it with im...


Jobs and no takers, or what?

24 March 2017

IT and Commerce Minister of Telangana State Minister Rama Rao speaking at the Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit in Colombo said that the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge created a platform between Government, academia and industry t...


Cavaliers, roundheads and the big match season

24 March 2017

Big match season lays bare the tribalism and sexism in our society     Big match season brings out the best in us and also the worst, I think. The camaraderie and the loyalty of the old boys and the enthu...


Of new social contracts and ‘goon squads’ on social media

24 March 2017

I don’t often quote the United Nations (UN). Not because they don’t say sensible stuff. But because their sound bites are not as memorable as that which their opposition – rogue states, global terrorists – says. Because the...


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