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Sri Lanka to host 14th Executive Committee meeting of South Asia Forum of Infrastructure Regulation

Views - 0 Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka is hosting the 14th Executive Committee meeting of the South Asia Forum of Infrastructure Regulation (SAFIR) in Weligama from 24 to 26 November.


Rotary Global President in Sri Lanka for $ 400,000 project

Views - 0 Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00

With congenital heart disease being one of the major killers in Sri Lanka for children under five years of age, treating it is key to reducing the infant mortality rate in the country. Almost 2,500-3,000 children are born with a


Aspirations International Education Exhibition kicks off tomorrow

Views - 0 Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00

Having delighted aspiring students seeking placement at prestigious foreign universities over the years, Aspirations Education has announced the launch of the Second Phase of Aspirations International Education


Pathfinder participates in conference on ‘Regional Dynamics and Strategic Concerns in South Asia’ ii

Views - 0 Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00

The South Asian region is the leasteconomically and politically integrated region in the world, which makes South Asia vulnerable and provide ample opportunities for intervention by outside powers even in domestic affairs of


First phase of Colombo’s pavement project completed

Views - 0 Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday declared open the completed first phase of the project to construct pavements for pedestrians to use in order to avoid the main roads and heavy traffic congestion in the Colombo


Dr. A.M.A. Azeez Commemoration Meeting and Oration on Tuesday

Views - 0 Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00

The Dr. A.M.A. Azeez Commemoration Meeting and Memorial Oration will be held on Tuesday, 28 November at 4:30 p.m. at the Mahaweli Centre Auditorium, 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 7.


China donates 2,752 tons of rice

Views - 0 Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00

At the request of the Sri Lankan Government, the Chinese Government agreed to donate 2,752 tons of rice for emergency humanitarian relief.


Dayasiri defiant

Views - 89 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:10

Revealing that Arjun Aloysius sought his support to clear his name, Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara insisted that the interactions had no bearing on his contribution to the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) inquiry on the Central Bank bond issuance


CA stays operation of Gazette on delimitation of local authorities

Views - 31 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:05

By S.S. Selvanayagam The Court of Appeal yesterday (22) issued an Interim Order staying the operation of the Gazette notification dated 17 February issued by the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government amending the boundaries, number of


Berendina to crown best entrepreneurs on Friday

Views - 5 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

Berendina Micro Investments Company (BMIC) has announced that its awards program to recognise outstanding entrepreneurship is slated to be held on Friday, 24 November at MAS Fabric Park, Thulhiriya from 1.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. The Best Entrepreneur


Dinesh critical of Sujeewa’s remarks on President

Views - 109 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

Comments made by the State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe on the conduct of President Maithripala Sirisena elicited the ire of the Joint Opposition yesterday in Parliament. UPFA Joint Opposition parliamentary group leader Dinesh


Govt. to fast-track legal procedures

Views - 57 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

By Charumini de Silva State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne reassured that the Government was committed to provide essential resources needed to speed up the legal process of the country, which is causing injustice to people who are waiting for


UNP upholds right to franchise

Views - 21 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

The United National Party in a statement yesterday said that it was committed to uphold the people’s right to hold elections and ensure the right to democracy. “We are ready to take action against anyone who seeks to defeat the people’s right


Sri Lanka shares its peacebuilding experience with United Nations Peacebuilding Commission

Views - 69 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam, joined by Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy and Secretary-General of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms Mano Tittawella, shared information on Sri Lanka’s journey of peaceb


Columbian delegation visits Sri Lanka to study reconciliation initiatives

Views - 183 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

As part of an initiative by USAID and Common Grounds, a delegation from Columbia comprising 11 members visited the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation on 21 November to draw knowledge, expertise and experiences on the reconciliation a


Intl. warrant for Udayanga Weeratunga: SC refers his petition to CJ for appropriate bench  

Views - 50 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

By S.S. Selvanayagam The Supreme Court yesterday asked Chief Justice Priyasath Dep to reconstitute the bench to hear the fundamental rights petition filed by former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga seeking to recall the internation


UNP calls for probe on Rajapaksa regime deals to be intensified

Views - 110 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent UNP backbenchers yesterday called for an investigation on all the transactions that took place during the second term of the Rajapaksa regime. During a media conference held at the Parliament comple


SAITM report before 31 Dec, AG informs SC

Views - 43 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

The Attorney General on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that a nine-member committee, appointed to look into the progress of the implementation of the recommendations by the Presidential Committee, is to submit a report pertaining to the South Asi


ADB assures fullest support to President’s economic development plans

Views - 39 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice President Wencai Zhang yesterday said that the ADB would extend fullest support to the economic development plans initiated by President Maithripala Sirisena’s Government. The ADB Vice President called on President


Former CB Chief Cabraal clarifies Commonwealth Games bid

Views - 1368 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

Former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal yesterday issued the following media statement on the charges made by Public Enterprise Development Minister Kabir Hashim on irregularities concerning Sri Lanka’s bid under the previous regime to ho


Kabir asks for committee to investigate misappropriation of Commonwealth Games funds

Views - 427 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:10

Violating finance regulations, a private account maintained during the period of the Rajapaksa administration to hold funds for the Commonwealth Games has set the stage for financial misappropriation of Rs. 900 million,


Japanese Ambassador Chief Guest at BCCS Award 2017

Views - 44 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

Japanese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Kenichi Suganuma will attend as the Chief Guest at the ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2017


P’ment committee to investigate MP privileges

Views - 25 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday decided to allow the Parliamentary Committee on Privileges to investigate lawmakers’ complaints of the CID obtaining phone records that were later published by the media.


SC fixes alleged contempt of court against Ranjan for 14 Dec.

Views - 35 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

The Supreme Court yesterday fixed to be mentioned on 14 December the alleged charge of contempt against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake.


Sri Lanka to strengthen collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization

Views - 112 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

The Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Petteri Taalas has promised to collaborate with Sri Lanka in strengthening Meteorological Services for forecasting purposes, which will be more


Gamini Senarath, two others granted bail

Views - 40 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

The Colombo Fort Magistrate Court yesterday granted bail to former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s top aide Gamini Senarath and two others, who had been remanded on charges of misappropriating state funds.


Sri Lanka Journalists for Global Justice expresses concern over blocking of news website

Views - 78 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka Journalists for Global Justice in a statement has expresses deep concern over moves to block websites critical of government leaders.


Kiriella calls for Party Leaders Meeting over phone records

Views - 66 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

The Minister of Higher Education and Highways and Leader of the House of Parliament Lakshman Kiriella questioned the actions of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and the Attorney General’s Department


Lawyers for aggrieved Central Bank employee cry foul over Bond Commission conduct

Views - 419 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

Officers from the Attorney General’s Department assisting the Bond Commission were in breach of statutes governing the conduct of presidential commissions of inquiry, lawyers for an aggrieved Central Bank official


Sri Lanka, UAE advancing bilateral relations in multiple domains

Views - 169 Monday, 20 November 2017 00:14

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is keen to strengthen bilateral relations with Sri Lanka across multiple domains, the Gulf state’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said when he met Sri Lan


Today's Columnists

Can President Sirisena save the SLFP-MS?

Friday, 24 November 2017

Will the Local Government election prove to be the “great fall” of the Humpty-Dumpty coalition, or will all the Queen’s horses and all the Queen’s men be able to put Yahapalana Humpty together again?


Celebrating top business performance

Friday, 24 November 2017

On Monday, awards to the top rankers of Business Today Top 30 – Best Banks and Companies were presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The annual Business Today awards ceremony organised by Business


Ceylon Tea: Time to take the spots off the lion?

Friday, 24 November 2017

It has been made known that the Sri Lanka Tea Board is now finalising plans to embark on an ambitious international promotional program to promote the tea produced in our country. We have no information available


Budget 2018: Will it help realise goals and targets of Vision 2025?

Thursday, 23 November 2017

The Budget 2018, besides being a budget for the forthcoming year, is another declaration of policies and plans of the Government in power. Goals The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) approved by the UN have been accepted as the goals of Budget 201


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