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Govt. tables Bill on rights of lawyers 

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

The Government moved a Bill yesterday in Parliament to bring in new amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure.  The proposed amendments w...


SAARC, BIMSTEC inactive, ineffective: CBK says in Bangladesh

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandarnaike Kumaratunga has slammed the SAARC and BIMSTEC for not doing anything to solve the regional crises...


President congratulates Iranian President on re-election

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena has sent a message on Wednesday to Iran’s President-elect Hassan Rouhani congratulating him on his re-election...


Sinhala Ravaya demands equal justice for all communities

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

Saying that the Government still did not have a defined mechanism to take immediate action against religious extremism in the country, the Ravana B...


President Sirisena and PM Turnbull agree to enhance cooperation

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

Visiting President Maithripala Sirisena and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull agreed to expand cooperation between the two countries in se...


Civil society groups urge Govt. to take action against escalating religious tension

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:10

By Chathuri Dissanayake Civil society group Renaissance led by Victor Ivan yesterday urged the Government to take action against escalating relig...


CA orders Gnanasara Thero to be produced in Court on 31 May

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:00

By S.S. Selvanayagam The Court of Appeal yesterday (24) ordered Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thero to be produc...


Inmates to see prison upgrade from next month

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:00

The Government will open the newly-constructed state-of-the-art prison in Angunakolapelessa next month and will also relocate the highly congested ...


Sagala vows action against those behind recent racist attacks

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:00

Minister of Law and Order Sagala Ratnayaka drew parallels yesterday in Parliament between the recent Manchester bombing and the gloomy past engulfe...


PM to discuss electoral reforms with party leaders

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:10

The Prime Minister will be discussing proposed election reforms with party leaders this week and will take their views into consideration. Explai...


Attacks on Muslim mosques and businesses a conspiracy against Government: Minister

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:08

The attacks on Muslim places of worship and businesses are a conspiracy against the Government, a Sri Lankan Minister says. Muslims in Sri Lanka ...


President Sirisena off on state visit to Australia

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake a state visit to Australia from 24-26 May on the invitation of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. ...


UN urges Sri Lanka to take action against those inciting hatred and violence

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00

The United Nations (UN) has urged the Government of Sri Lanka to take action against those inciting hatred and violence. UN Resident Coordinator ...


Govt. condemns suspected terror attack in Manchester

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka yesterday condemned the suspected terror attack at a concert hall in Manchester that has killed 19 people and injured more than 50. Tak...


PM calls on youth to play a greater role in reconciliation for country’s development

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says reconciliation is a necessary factor for the country’s development and the youth can play a leading ...


CA fixes 2 August for inquiry on contempt charge on Dr. Padeniya

/ Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:33

By S.S. Selvanayagam The Court of Appeal yesterday (22) fixed the inquiry on 2 August against Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMO...


Govt. committed to delivering social justice: President

/ Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:33

  Delivering social justice to the public is the prime responsibility of the Government, President Maithripala Sirisena said ...


Acting US Assistant Secretary of State meets Mangala

/ Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:32

  Acting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs William E. Todd called on Minister Mangala Samar...


New Foreign Minister says great responsibility on his shoulders

/ Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:31

  New Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake said yesterday that a great responsibility had been laid on his shoulders to be perf...


Chandrika to deliver lecture on good governance in Dhaka

/ Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:31

Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga arrived in Dhaka on Sunday morning on a four-day visit. She will deliver a lecture...


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Tiny commitments from a thousand homes – mind separating matter!

25 May 2017

     Some may be wondering after Meethotamulla where all the Colombo waste is going. However, I do have a feeling that most had no idea whatsoever where things were disappearing into until the pictures of Meethotamul...


Why do agricultural value chains fail? Part V: Incentives to exploit

24 May 2017

Introduction Farming is better when it is done collectively. Collaboration might happen between farmers, traders and agricultural extension officers. The collaborations can be at different strength levels, for example in some farmer commun...


Implications for democracy?

24 May 2017

A review of ‘Disposable Leaders’ by Rodney Tiffen By Laksiri Fernando ‘Your opponents sit opposite you, while your enemies sit behind.’ They stab. This is the background story related by Rodney Tiffen, in his ever...


Yahapalanaya unleashes rabid dogs

23 May 2017

BBS leader Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero   Post-war Sri Lanka saw Buddhist extremism targeting the Muslim community with the euphoria of the victory over the Liberation Tigers of ThamilEelam (LTTE). The MahindaRajap...


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