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Yoshitha at CID

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:35

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Yoshitha Rajapaksa yesterday arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to give a statem...


‘Encounter Ranil’ exhibition commemorates Prime Minister’s four decades in politics

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:34

‘Encounter Ranil’, an exhibition which traces the life and political career of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will begin today in ...


3-month grace period for owners of luxury, semi-luxury & semi-luxury dual purpose vehicles

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:33

A three-month concessionary period has been afforded to the owners of luxury and semi-luxury vehicles who have failed to pay tax when registering t...


IGP’s meditation madness comes under fire

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:33

Gives wrong image to the international community already concerned about institutionalised torture  Sports Minister calls to repl...


SC dismisses FR petition against two ministers

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:33

By T. Farook Thajudeen The Supreme Court dismissed a Fundamental Rights petition filed against ministers Rishad Bathiudeen and Gamini Jayawickram...


Govt. assures political stability till 2020

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

The Government yesterday assured that there will be political stability till 2020 at which time the next parliamentary election is scheduled to tak...


President instructs officials to complete proper waste management program by December

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed officials to complete the implementation of a proper waste management program in the country’s nine...


SriLankan Airlines achieves success in crackdown on human trafficking at BIA

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

Human smuggling is a huge problem worldwide. A considerable portion of this illicit traffic takes place through international airports, despite the...


Parents’ Society of SAITM condemns obstruction of lectures

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

The Parents’ Society of SAITM in a statement said it strongly condemned the obstruction of lectures of medical students of the University of ...


India’s 71st Independence Day celebrated in Sri Lanka

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

The High Commission of India and the Indian expatriate community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 71st Independence Day of India yesterday at India Hous...


UNP calls on President to act on Justice Minister

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:45

By Chathuri Dissanayake UNP yesterday called on President Maithripala Sirisena to take action on Minister Wijedasa Rajapakshe who has compromised...


Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees today.

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:44

Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees today. The objective of the meeting was ...


PM says people’s support is essential for good governance

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:42

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that people’s support is essential to move forward the government’s good governance program. ...


Customs seize a haul of toxic tobacco products worth Rs. 3.5 mn

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:42

Sri Lanka Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake yesterday seized a stock of narcotics and pills made of toxic tobacco bro...


Flag hoisting ceremony to mark 70th independence anniversary of Pakistan

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:41

The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka and the Pakistani community celebrated the 70th independence anniversary of Pakistan in a befitting ma...


Ministries’ 2018 Budget proposals must have KPIs

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:40

As Budget 2018 will be prepared on a performance basis, all the proposals of line ministries, provincial ministries and heads of departments should...


Bar Association, residents ask SC to halt Uma Oya

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:55

A group of residents of Bandarawela and the Bar Association of Sri Lanka have requested the Supreme Court to order the suspension of the Uma Oya Mu...


Sri Lanka urges BIMSTEC nations to expedite negotiations on free trade area framework

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:52

State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake has urged the Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperatio...


Three Indians in custody for staying in SL illegally

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:50

Three Indians were apprehended by the Eastern Naval Command in Sri Lanka for illegally staying in Sri Lanka, ANI reported. Naval troops attached ...


DMC issues then withdraws tsunami warning

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:50

Strong Indonesian earthquake hits coast off Indonesia but no major damage Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre (DMC) ye...


Today's Columnists

Sri Lanka must move from politics to business

17 August 2017

Last week, the Yahapalana Government, which came on the promise of good governance and weeding out corruption, had its first blow, when a senior minister and deputy leader of the party had to resign over allegations of corruption. Whilst the sha...


Failures in education drag the country down

17 August 2017

When the country received independence in 1948, the administration and education was of extremely high standard. In 1956, the S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike Government made Sinhala the Official Language and converted education to Swabasha, includi...


Three things to ponder on the 150th Anniversary of the World’s Finest Tea

16 August 2017

The Colombo International Tea Convention 2017 concluded on Friday, elegantly supported by our most accomplished cricketer and commended by several of the international delegates as the most significant gathering of the global tea industry. For ma...


Ravi K’s altruistic suicide!

15 August 2017

Ravi Karunanayake sacrificed his pride and position by tendering his resignation to save the Maithri-Ranil Government cabal. He could have faced and defeated the no confidence motion against him if Maithri (who owes his presidency to Ravi) and Ran...


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