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400,000 MT of rice discovered in SL retail market

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:05

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen (left) addresses the special press briefing on rice held at the Government Information Departme...


Premier optimistic in reviving economy with international assistance

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:05

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe listens to Public Enterprise Development Minister Kabir Hashim at the ceremony on Sunday to hand over new housi...


Army interdicts soldiers arrested over Noyahr’s abduction

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:03

The five soldiers who were arrested over the abduction and assault on journalist Keith Noyahr, have been interdicted by the Army. Two soldiers we...


BASL elections postponed

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

By T.Farook Thajudeen The election of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka initially scheduled for today to elect a new President for the year 2017/2...


US House of Representatives delegation strengthens US-Sri Lankan ties

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

A bipartisan delegation from the US House of Representatives arrives in Colombo today for three days of meetings as part of the House Democracy Par...


EU-funded housing project commences in Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and Batticaloa

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Tung-Lai Margue being welcomed by the homeowners at ...


Korea Eximbank to provide clean and safe drinking water in northern part of Kurunegala District

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

  The foundation stone for Deduru Oya Water Supply Project was laid ceremoniously on 20 February by Minister of City Planning...


Pathfinder Foundation convenes ‘Trincomalee Consultations’

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

  The Pathfinder Foundation convened ‘Trincomalee Consultations’, a two-day conference, saw the participation of ...


Indian Foreign Secretary concludes successful Lankan visit

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

  Indian Foreign Secretary Dr. S. Jaishankar visited Sri Lanka from 18-20 February for bilateral discussions with Sri Lankan...


Thailand extends Rs. 8 m in drought relief

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

  The Thai Government made a financial contribution to the drought relief assistance program, with Ambassador of Thailand to ...


Lawyers for Democracy responds to appointment of Kannan as High Court Judge

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

Lawyers for Democracy (LfD) yesterday issued a statement on the appointment of R. Kannan as a High Court Judge, a move which has generated signific...


Mahinda says irregular appointment of High Court judge threatens independence of judiciary

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:40

MP and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa MP and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday in a statement said that the irregul...


CID cracks journalist Keith Noyahr’s abduction and assault case

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:39

Senior journalist Keith Noyah being admitted to National Hospital after he was found following the abduction - File Photo Elit...


PM hands over houses for Aranayake landslides victims

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:34

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday declared open 20 units of houses for those who were affected by a landslide in Aranayake. Se...


US Embassy announces small grant opportunities for Sri Lanka

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:33

The United States Embassy Public Affairs Section in Sri Lanka has announced that funding is available through the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy ...


11 pilgrims drown during church festival

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:32

AFP: At least 11 people including a child and five women drowned when an overcrowded boat carrying Christian pilgrims capsized in rough seas off Sr...


Global health agency gives blessings to SL’s first Consumer Protection Lab

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:31

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen and WHO Representative in Sri Lanka Dr. Jacob Kumaresan in Colombo on 16 February ...


No room will be left to affect farmer community due to decrease of duty on imported rice: Ravi K

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:29

No room will be left to affect the farmer community due to the decrease of duty on imported rice varieties, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said...


SLMC to appeal Court directive on SAITM student registration

/ Saturday, 18 February 2017 02:02

Highlights their only concern is quality Calls on those concerned over quality of state medical faculties to propose to shut them down...


Monthly allowance to drought affected agricultural families

/ Saturday, 18 February 2017 02:01

President Maithripala Sirisena this week instructed officials to provide an allowance of Rs. 10,000 per month to all agricultural families affected...


Today's Columnists

SAITM and private medical schools: One bad start should not lead to throwing away a good idea

20 February 2017

Opposition to SAITM SAITM, the abbreviation for Sri Lanka's newest private university, South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (available at: http://www.saitm.edu.lk/), has been denoting a derogatory meaning in Sri Lankans' pres...


Delightfully imperfect?

18 February 2017

  A foreign national passing through the Colombo Private Bus Terminal on the day of a private bus strike  – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara     “Forty-year-old Mrs. Doreen Kulandivelu ...


Mother Lanka pregnant for the third time!

18 February 2017

A nattami carrying goods at Manning Market; the National Flag is seen on the wall in the background                                      &nbs...


Acting now for a better Sri Lanka

17 February 2017

Soldiers looking for survivors after a massive landslide in Aranayaka last year. The consequences of climate change will create a new pool of conflicts and will force people to survive and find a suitable way to live somewhere else – Pic by ...


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