Views - 30 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00
The United Nations says it screens the Sri Lankan troops committed to peacekeeping operations to ensure that they have no allegations or records of human right abuses before they are being used for UN operations.
Views - 32 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00
A joint endeavour organised by the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation and the Barkeer Markar Center for National Unity – the All Island Inter School Art and Essay competition – conducted in all three medium, had more
Views - 56 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00
A delegation from the Canadian branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association is in Sri Lanka for a three-day visit from 9 to 11 November. The multiparty delegation’s presence will strengthen bonds with an
Views - 122 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00
Timeless Classics, featuring the much-loved Soundarie David and Shey Liyanage, is a concert which seeks to raise funds for two of the Rotary Club of Colombo East’s anchor projects, namely Project BEAP—Accident and
Views - 142 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00
The United Nations Association of Sri Lanka organised its National Observance of the 72nd United Nations Day in association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations in Sri Lanka at the Bishop’s College
Views - 39 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00
A colourful reception was held on board Pakistan naval ship SAIF, anchored at the Colombo dockyard this week.
Views - 354 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00
Led by former president and Kurunegala District Member of Parliament Mahinda Rajapaksa, some members of the UPFA Joint Opposition parliamentary group arrived on bicycles to Parliament yesterday for the Budget speech.
Views - 57 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00
A four-member European Parliamentarian Delegation with an European Parliament Secretariat, Political Advisor and EU Sri Lankan Mission of a 10-member delegation visited Sri Lanka to study the national reconciliation
Views - 356 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:45
As coconut prices soared due to a drought-fuelled supply shortage, Sri Lanka announced that it was sourcing a large volume of coconuts from domestic suppliers instead of international sellers to be sold to local consumers at a low price.
Views - 309 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:20
The Government yesterday accepted full responsibility for the fuel crisis, which is now into its sixth day, but pinned the blame on officials of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), hinting that malpractice and sabotage may be
Views - 207 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:00
The Government this week green-lighted the construction of a 400 MW Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) power plant in Hambantota.
Views - 196 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:00
Reuters: The Coalition Government will seek to stoke exports and employment through support for the small business sector in its 2018 budget, a move that is likely keep the island nation’s fragile public finances under
Views - 59 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:00
The Government has increased the levy charged on dubbed foreign movies, dramas and commercials with immediate effect.
Views - 83 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:00
President Maithripala Sirisena said that even though a few people within the Government levelled allegations and criticisms against him for appointing the Bond Commission, he appointed the Commission to fulfill the pledge given
Views - 184 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:00
Plans to wind up controversial private medical school the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) before the end of this year surprised lawmakers present for the Constitutional Assembly yesterday.
Views - 187 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:00
Piyasena Gamage is expected to take oaths in Parliament in the coming days to fill the seat vacated by actress-turned politician and former MP Geetha Kumarasinghe.
Views - 108 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:00
The Mayor of the South Korean capitol Seoul, Park Wonsoon, during a courtesy call on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat on Tuesday, said that Seoul wished to establish a link with a sister city in
Views - 33 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:00
The Council of the Old Boys Union of St. Benedict’s College, as part of its annual events will commemorate the memory of its departed members, Rev. Farthers, Rev. Brothers, teachers, members of the staff and students by organising a solemn requiem
Views - 79 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:10
A three-member Cabinet Sub-committee has been appointed to probe into the ongoing petrol crisis at the request of Petroleum Resources Development Minister, a top Minister said yesterday.
Views - 38 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00
Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya on 6 November addressed the participants at the CityNet Congress, which is being held at the Colombo Hilton.
Views - 475 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00
UNP Kurunegala District MP Nalin Bandara yesterday called into question the circumstances under which the ongoing fuel crisis came to be.
Views - 57 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00
Two days before the Second Reading of Budget 2018, which is due to be read in Parliament tomorrow at 3.00 p.m., the Government sought House approval to meet its contingent liabilities worth Rs. 11,206 million incurred in September 2017.
Views - 639 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday warned UPFA Joint Opposition group MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara to behave in Parliament and take back the criticism made against the chair for being partly responsible for leasing the tank
Views - 179 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00
Based on a recent Supreme Court confirmation to disqualify the popular Sinhala movie star Geetha Kumarasinghe from being a Parliamentarian, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has instructed parliamentary officials to remove her
Views - 57 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00
President Maithripala Sirisena said some sections of society were using technology invented for people’s progress in a wrongful manner to spread false propaganda regarding the Government and emphasised that the initiatives taken for the betterment
Views - 72 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00
By T. Farook Thajudeen Eight suspects who were involved with MP Hirunika Premachandra in the abduction of a garment stall employee pleaded guilty to all charges framed against them by the Attorney General in the Colombo High Court. The accused were c
Views - 73 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00
The Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, ceremonially welcomed the Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Saif, which arrived at the Port of Colombo yesterday on a goodwill visit. PNS Saif, a Sword class F22P Frigate of Chinese origin, is 123 metre
Views - 290 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00
LIOC ordered a vessel with petrol on 17 October which had been rejected after two inspections. We can’t accept it without data. Therefore we asked them to move the rejected vessel. I regret to say that the above vessel is still expecting to unload
Views - 98 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00
By T. Farook Thajudeen The former Chairman of Litro Gas Lanka Ltd. Shalila Moonesinghe and three other suspects who were in remand were released on Rs. 50,000 cash with three sureties of Rs. 500,000 each by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yes
Views - 53 Monday, 6 November 2017 00:39
President Maithripala Sirisena says the Government has implemented many development projects island-wide, allocating a huge amount of money, and
Saturday, 18 November 2017
The aim of this article is to explore Iran’s nuclear program and its consequences throughout the world. Iran one of the nuclear power countries in the Middle East, which has brought very grave concern to the US.
Saturday, 18 November 2017
The plight of small island states was forcefully voiced by Maldivian Minister for Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim at the 23rd Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP23) being held in Bonn, Germany.
Friday, 17 November 2017
The Budget proposals of the Unity Government under the theme ‘Blue Green Budget’ for the fiscal year 2018 are expected to support the achievement of medium-term targets such as Per Capita Income of $ 5,000
Friday, 17 November 2017
One has only to read the wide and varied responses to Budget 2018 (B18) to realise how fissured our society is.
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