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National Science Foundation to celebrate 50 years of service excellence

Views - 14 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) of Sri Lanka announced plans to celebrate 50 years of service excellence on 4 October


RUN for your country: Mother Sri Lanka concludes 2017/18 finals

Views - 19 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Mother Sri Lanka Project RUN, named after the acronyms of three powerful components, Responsible Citizenship, Unity


Moragoda speaks on need for reforms at 101st AGM of Prisoners Welfare Association

Views - 20 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

The Prisoners Welfare Association held its 101st Annual General Meeting recently. The association is one of Sri Lanka’s


Japan’s assistance to develop Sri Lanka’s maritime security

Views - 22 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Attention has been drawn to further strengthening maritime security cooperation between Japan and Sri Lanka.


First Special High Court opens for operations

Views - 33 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

The three-member Special High Court, which will pave the way to expedite trials of large-scale crimes and bribery and corruption cases


Hajj festival brings message of peace: President

Views - 7 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said the Hajj festival brings the message of reconciliation to all people.


Hajj inspires peace and life of charity: PM

Views - 8 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said the Hajj was a religious festival that provided the entire world with


SL briefs Solheim on reconciliation process

Views - 25 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka has briefed Norwegian peace envoy and now United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Erik Solheim on the ongoing reconciliation process.


5th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture on 23-24 Aug.

Views - 37 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) (www.tiikm.com) is an entity that facilitates the purpose


Lankapak 2018: Celebrating 37 years of excellence in packaging and printing technology

Views - 20 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging, supported by professional event partner CDC Events together with the support


Female inmates wreak havoc in Welikada Prison

Views - 238 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:02

By Chathuri Dissanayake The protest by a group of female inmates who climbed onto the Welikada prison roof last afternoon ended in violence, with eight prison officers and three prisoners sustaining injuries when the detainees attacked jailors who a


Missing 11 fishermen rescued and brought ashore

Views - 84 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:01

The 11 fishermen who went missing after their boat capsized in rough seas off the southern coast yesterday have been rescued and brought ashore today. The fishermen were rescued by a boat from Galle Harbour and were brought to the Harbour at around 1


MoU to expand Electronic Document Attestation System to Divisional Secretariat level

Views - 58 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:01

With a view to expanding the document attestation services provided through the Electronic Document Attestation System (e-DAS) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Divisional Secretariat level, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Mi


Speaker says not forced to make statement on Noyahr incident

Views - 108 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:01

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday said he was not forced to make a statement to the police on the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr. In a media statement, Jayasuriya said that he had given the statement to the Criminal Investigations D


President congratulates Imran Khan

Views - 29 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday congratulated newly sworn-in Prime Minister Imran Khan and expressed his intention to work closely to further mutual benefits for both countries.


MR has no chance of contesting again: Wijeyadasa

Views - 236 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe yesterday dampened any hopes of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa contesting for a third term, insisting he is not eligible to run for the 2019 presidential election.


Condolences

Views - 39 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe records a message of condolence on the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Indian High Commission in Colombo


Large-scale housing, water and sanitation projects at Dunsinane Estate of Elpitiya Plantations

Views - 82 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

158 new homes were built at Dunsinane Estate, in the Nuwara Eliya District, owned and managed by Elpitiya Plantations PLC. Out of 404 housing units which are being constructed under the Indian Government’s large-scale housing project initiated in t


Greater Kurunegala Water Supply and Sewerage Project to benefit over 70,000 people

Views - 107 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

Prime Minister earlier this week inaugurated the Greater Kurunegala Water Supply and Sewerage Project that will benefit over 70,000 people in the greater Kurunegala area. The project constructed by the China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) i


Ambassador Azeez pays courtesy call on UNCTAD Secretary General

Views - 138 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva, met with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi, at the UNHCR Headquarters, on 15 August.


National dialogue to integrate plantation health structure into national health

Views - 89 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

Civil society, parliamentarians, government authorities, academics, plantation stakeholders and community members, private sector, and community-based organisations, will gather on 26 July at SLFI in Colombo to participate in


Differently abled students meet Sports Minister

Views - 56 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

Nine students from the Islamic Centre for the Physically Handicapped, Thihariya took part in the Para Olympic Games and won seven gold medals and two bronze medals at the Sugathadasa Stadium recently. It was organised by the Para Olympic Committee.


Allowances for teachers on exam duties to be increased: Education Minister

Views - 99 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that the Commissioner General of Examinations has been instructed to increase the allowances for the teachers and principals who are engaged in examination duties. Issuing a special media statement yest


Japanese Defence Minister to visit SL

Views - 59 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00

Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka next week in what would be the first-ever visit by a Japanese defence minister. The visit will take place from 20-22 August. During his stay, Minister Onodera will hold Japan


Sri Lanka becomes CICA member

Views - 48 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka was unanimously accepted as a Member of the Conference on Interactions and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) on Wednesday, by its 26 Member States. At a ceremony held in Beijing on 15 August, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the People


Special Prison Police Unit to receive STF training

Views - 42 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00

The special Prison Police Unit set up by the Justice Minister to take the place of the Intelligence Unit after the latter was dismissed last week is set to receive STF training. Arrangements are being made by the Police to give STF training to a sel


Winner of Ranaviru Real Star powered by Dialog receives house from President

Views - 56 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

The awarding of a new home to the winner of the Ranaviru Real Star Mission-V powered by Dialog, an aesthetic mission directed by the Ministry of Defence for the war heroes of the Tri-forces, was held under the patr


SL joins Conference on Interactions and Confidence Building Measures in Asia

Views - 40 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

Sri Lanka was unanimously accepted as a Member of Conference on Interactions and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) on 15 August, by its 26 member-states. CICA is established in 1992, a multi-nat


Defence Services Command and Staff College delegation study tour to Australia

Views - 73 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

A delegation of faculty and student officers from the Defence Services Command and Staff College Sapukaskanda led by Commandant Maj. Gen. Ruwan Kulatunga RSP ndc psc, recently completed a study tour to Australia


Mixed results for bus strike

Views - 68 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

Lanka Private Passenger Transport Workers’ Union General Secretary Kumaradasa Kuliyapitiya yesterday claimed the trade union action taken was a success despite claims by the Minister on the contrary. The trade union resorted to a


Today's Columnists

Identifying traitors: I cannot wait until Dr. Padeniya presents his point scheme

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Cause for excitement I am excited! A way of identifying and measuring a traitor is soon to be unveiled; by no less than the President of the GMOA! Hasn’t he also qualified in some department of neurology? All the more reason to justify my excitemen


The evils of translocating wild elephants

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

The subject of translocating wild elephants has been a much-debated topic recently, after the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWLC), acting on the orders of the Minster for Wildlife, wanted to move the only two wild elephants habituating the Sin


Climate scientists cheating us to a $ 12 b/year economic loss in 2050

Monday, 20 August 2018

Local news media carried the disturbing pronouncement by World Bank economists to the effect that Sri Lanka will become an extremely hot territory with 30C temperature rise and $ 12 billion per year economic loss by 2050.


Singapore miracle – How SL could benefit from trade with Singapore

Monday, 20 August 2018

According to a media report released by President’s Media Division, a committee of experts has been appointed by the President to examine and report on ‘the practical impact and use of the proposed officer policy guidelines and recommendations on


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