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CA to take up all 8 LG petitions over rejection of nomination papers on 15 Jan.

Views - 30 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:53

By S.S. Selvanayagam The Court of Appeal yesterday decided to take up on 15 January the eight similar writ petitions against the rejection of nomination papers over the issue of female candidates being misidentified. The bench comprised justices L.T


‘Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga development project is a strong foundation to build a prosperous country i

Views - 117 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:10

“With the completion of the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga development project a significant transformation will take place in the culture of the farming community


National Federation of Self-Employers updates Polls Chief of crooks

Views - 118 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:05

Lanka National Federation of Self-Employers (LNFSE), which claims that a large number of noted criminals have given nominations from all the political parties to contest in the forthcoming Local Government


President presents prizes to students excelled in GCE A/L

Views - 63 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:00

The students of Mathara Sujatha Vidyalaya and Mathara Mahinda Rajapaksha Vidyalaya who ranked best in the island at the General certificate


Bail granted to former Navy spokesman over youth abductions

Views - 27 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:00

Court yesterday granted bail to six suspects including the former Navy Media Spokesperson Commodore DKP Dassanayake arrested for the abduction of 11 youths


Former LTTE spokesman Daya Master attacked by man with knife

Views - 172 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:00

Former LTTE spokesman Daya Master was attacked by a man with a knife in Jaffna today. Daya Master was attacked by the man at the office


Child harassment persists with over 8,500 cases filed in 2017

Views - 122 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:00

With approximately 8,548 cases filed in the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA), child harassment continues to remain an issue in Sri Lanka.


High Commissioner to UK initiates 2nd high powered parliamentary delegation to Sri Lanka

Views - 134 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:00

The Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Amari Wijewardene initiated a high powered parliamentary delegation from the UK


Sri Lankan Embassy in Bahrain marks ‘Sri Lanka at 70’ with blood donation campaign

Views - 101 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:00

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Bahrain, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Club, conducted a major blood donation campaign with the cooperation of Salmaniya Hospital in Bahrain.


UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for Sri Lanka pleased with development in North

Views - 95 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:00

A British parliamentary group visiting Sri Lanka has expressed its satisfaction with development in the Northern Province.


Urban Regeneration Project; Henamulla Phase II by Access Engineering nears completion

Views - 728 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:00

The design and construction work of the urban regeneration project at Henamulla – Phase II undertaken by Access Engineering PLC is now nearing completion


Govt. announces National Integration and Reconciliation Week

Views - 176 Tuesday, 9 January 2018 00:38

Following a Cabinet directive, the period from 8-14 January each year has been declared National Integration and Reconciliation Week, according to the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation.


Ravi uses RTI to demand copy of bond commission report

Views - 124 Tuesday, 9 January 2018 00:38

Former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday sought a copy of the report on the treasury bond investigations from the Presidential Secretariat.


Special Parliament session on Wednesday

Views - 65 Tuesday, 9 January 2018 00:38

Despite prominent lawmakers yesterday calling for the bond report to be tabled in Parliament during Wednesday’s special session, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya asserted that no decision has been taken on the matter so far.


119th Birth Anniversary of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike under President’s patronage

Views - 95 Tuesday, 9 January 2018 00:10

The 119th birth anniversary of late Prime Minister and founder of the SLFP, S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at his statue near the Galle Face Green, yesterday (8).


IndiGo to start direct daily flights to Colombo from 20 Jan

Views - 238 Tuesday, 9 January 2018 00:00

By Charumini de Silva IndiGo, India’s largest and fastest growing low-cost carrier yesterday announced that it will commence daily direct flights from Chennai and Bangaluru from 20 January, marking Colombo as its 8th international and 49th overall


Pohottuwa Colombo Mayoral candidate to be announced this week

Views - 120 Tuesday, 9 January 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) mayoral candidate for the Colombo Municipal Council at the upcoming Local Government Election will be announced before the end of the week, Joint Opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardena told the Daily FT.


Call for vote against criminals at LG Polls on 10 Feb.

Views - 125 Monday, 8 January 2018 00:40

Requesting voters not to cast their votes for candidates with criminal records, the Lanka National Federation of the Self-Employed (LNFSE) claimed that nearly 65% of the candidates who have been nominated from the United National Party


MR says LG polls akin to referendum; urges people to vote out Govt.

Views - 189 Monday, 8 January 2018 00:37

The first political rally of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) headed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was held on Saturday, near the Kadawatha bus station.


Services of State institutions should not be neglected due to LG polls: President

Views - 54 Monday, 8 January 2018 00:35

President Maithripala Sirisena has stressed that the daily public services of State institutions should not be neglected due to election-related activities.


No election activities at places of worship: Election Chief

Views - 53 Monday, 8 January 2018 00:34

The Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that election propaganda activities at places of worship are prohibited.


Speaker, party leaders meeting tomorrow to discuss debate on bond report

Views - 36 Monday, 8 January 2018 00:30

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has invited all party leaders to a meeting on Tuesday to determine a date for the parliamentary debate on the bond commission report.


President opens Rajagiriya flyover today

Views - 290 Monday, 8 January 2018 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena will open the Rajagiriya flyover as part of ceremonies to mark the third anniversary of his election.


Maldivian Democratic Party welcomes remarks by Japanese Foreign Minister

Views - 41 Monday, 8 January 2018 00:00

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has welcomed the statement made by the Japanese Foreign Ministry.


The environmentally friendly candidate for CMC

Views - 243 Monday, 8 January 2018 00:00

As part of his environmentally and ecologically friendly election campaign, Sampath Rambukkana – Candidate for Pamankade (East) in the Colombo Municipal Council, is using this small fully electric car as his mode of personal transport.


Colourful procession marks Bohras’ celebration of their spiritual leader’s birthday

Views - 221 Monday, 8 January 2018 00:00

Along with the rest of the community across the globe, the Bohras of Sri Lanka took out a colourful procession in Bambalapitiya, Colombo, on Saturday, to celebrate the birthday of their Spiritual Leader Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin.


Visit of UK All Party Parliamentary Group for Sri Lanka

Views - 55 Monday, 8 January 2018 00:00

A four member delegation of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Sri Lanka (APPG-SL) in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament, is currently visiting Sri Lanka at the invitation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.


Largest multi-functional irrigation project to be commissioned today

Views - 395 Monday, 8 January 2018 00:00

The commissioning of Sri Lanka’s largest multi-functional irrigation project, the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga Multi-Purpose Development Project, will take place today.


Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission receives 5,614 complaints in 2017

Views - 69 Saturday, 6 January 2018 00:59

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has received 5,614 complaints in the first three quarters of last year and 1,174 of them have been incidents of unlawful arrest by Police and torture, the HRCSL said.


EC issues deadline to remove cut-outs, posters and asset declaration

Views - 53 Saturday, 6 January 2018 00:57

Giving into a public outcry, the Elections Commission (EC) yesterday called on all political parties to remove all election related cut-outs and posters from candidates’ offices by 31 January.


Today's Columnists

Problem is not us women and booze: It’s paternalism and capriciousness in policymaking

Friday, 19 January 2018

The other day the President of Sri Lanka went public expressing his intention to revoke a ministerial order revoking the notion that a woman of any age has no more maturity than a youth less than eighteen years old.


MS-RW Unity Govt. must stay united for the sake of the country

Friday, 19 January 2018

A few days after the Unity Government celebrated its third anniversary, President Maithripala Sirisena asked the Supreme Court: “Whether


The joy of books! Cuddling up with a wish to explore

Thursday, 18 January 2018

I walked into a small communication shop to discover that you can buy almost anything from rubber seeds and tree leaves to bird feathers to support a student attending a school. I noted that all leaves are properly and accurately (hopefully!) identif


Wake up, drifting mega infrastructure development professionals!

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Infrastructure investment is a key driver of a stronger and productive economy. Stakeholders, especially the public and the international funding agencies, demand greater transparency and scrutiny on infrastructure decision as the Government spend th


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