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USS Frank Cable arrives in Sri Lanka today

/ Monday, 29 August 2016 00:01

The USS Frank Cable (AS-40) will arrive in Sri Lanka for a routine refueling and port visit today. During the visit sailors from the ship will enjo...


Minister John Amaratunga completes 50 years as a lawyer

/ Monday, 29 August 2016 00:01

Minister of Tourism, Christian Affairs and Lands John Amaratunga, completed 50 years as a lawyer in July 2016. He is an Attorney at Law, Notary Pub...


LeJ terrorists involved in attack on Sri Lanka cricket team killed

/ Monday, 29 August 2016 00:00

Lahore: Four Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) terrorists who were allegedly involved in the attack on the Sri Lanka cricket team in 2009, were shot dead by ...


Taranjit Singh Sandhu next Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka

/ Sunday, 28 August 2016 00:01

Taranjit Singh Sandhu, who is India’s deputy chief of mission in Washington, is headed to Sri Lanka as the new High Commissioner succeeding Y...


Cabinet approves National Policy on Durable Solutions for Conflict Affected Displacement

/ Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:05

At its meeting held 16 August, Cabinet adopted a “National Policy on Durable Solutions for Conflict-Affected Displacement” for persons ...


SLFP expects 50,000 at Kurunegala convention

/ Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:05

  By Chamodi Gunawardana The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) expects to draw 50,000 people to the party’s 65th convent...


Good governance moving firmly and transparently towards prosperity: Ravi K

/ Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:05

  Most of the essential food items are freely available in the market today at considerably lower prices than that of the pri...


SL to take stringent domestic measures to protect migrant workers

/ Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:04

  Sri Lanka is committed to ensure that the migrant workers have safe and dignified employment abroad and will take stringen...


Samurdhi Movement will be turned into an efficient and effective institution: President

/ Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:03

  President Maithripala Sirisena says he will make the Samurdhi Movement - which the Government says has become an unsatisfac...


Sri Lanka supports convening conference in 2017 to negotiate legally-binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons

/ Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:02

Geneva: Sri Lanka has affirmed its support for the convening of a conference in 2017, to negotiate a legally-binding instrument to prohibit nuclear...


Operation Pacific Angel concludes in North

/ Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:02

  The multinational team led by US Pacific Command concluded their week-long assistance program in Jaffna, providing g...


HRC Sri Lanka gathers ideas in Matara to formulate strategy plan for next 3 years

/ Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:00

  Text and Pix by P.D De Silva Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka Commissioner Hamid Ghazali Hussain met representati...


Foreign Ministry mobile consular service in Nallur Jaffna from 28-31 August

/ Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:00

The Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be organising a mobile consular service in the vicinity of the Nallur Temple ...


Rs. 516 m for partially completed infrastructure development projects

/ Friday, 26 August 2016 00:01

The Government is planning to allocate Rs. 516.8 million for partially completed construction projects, it was revealed at a cabinet decision brief...


Mangala urges halt to misleading information over Office for Missing Persons Act

/ Friday, 26 August 2016 00:01

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera yesterday urged his opponents to stop misleading the public by spreading false information about th...


PRECIFAC to question Rishad today

/ Friday, 26 August 2016 00:01

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishard Bathiudeen will be questioned today by the anti-corruption commission over allegedly extending a Letter o...


Rishad informs P’ment of loss from imported rice consignment

/ Friday, 26 August 2016 00:01

The Government has incurred a loss of Rs. 5 billion after it was unable to sell 83,554 metric tonnes of rice imported over the last two years. Wi...


Govt. to establish national information centre under PM office

/ Friday, 26 August 2016 00:01

Providing access to accurate, complete and reliable information, the Government hopes to establish a national information centre, which will be mon...


Three projects initiated for CMC garbage clean-up

/ Friday, 26 August 2016 00:01

Three projects will soon be launched to control garbage collected in the Colombo Municipal Council area. According to the Ministry of Megapolis and...


ONUR launches language facilitators’ pool website

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:11

  The Office for National Unity & Reconciliation (ONUR) in partnership with the Department of Official Languages launched...


Today's Columnists

Economics of A.S Jayawardena Part III: AS’s short spell as Central Bank’s Economic Research Director

29 August 2016

The summary of the episodes so far The first part of this series looked at how AS, a radical socialist economist in his young days, was converted to a free market economic thinker. The second part dealt with how he took forward the mission of th...


Tourism can be Sri Lanka’s oil well if we drill with the correct marketing tools

29 August 2016

  Branding is a promise that will persuade tourists to come to Sri Lanka. It must be based on meeting the needs of the tourists from our target markets.The real challenge is to really understand these needs Success depends on ...


Presence as a present: Practising spiritual intelligence

29 August 2016

 I read a refreshingly resourceful book titled, ‘You are here’. It is written by Rev. Thich Nhat Hanh                    (pronounced tick not hon). He is a world-renowned Zen monk,...


Banality of evil

27 August 2016

Namal Rajapaksa, Member of Parliament, the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was interviewed recently on television. By and large the tone of the lengthy interview, nearly two hours in duration, was defensive, an attempt at validat...


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