Tourism industry tapers down impact of communal clashes

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Considering the adverse impact of the upheaval that took place in the country, Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga yesterday (19 March) said ..


Mangala says new IR Act will double share of direct taxes by 2020

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 00:27 Views - 530

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday (19 March) said the implementation of the new Inland Revenue Act would double the share of direct taxes


Bond report debate and Provincial Council delimitation report submission postponed indefinitely

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 00:26 Views - 255

By Skandha Gunasekara The continuation debate on the report of the Central Bank bond scam, as well as the presenting of the Delimitation report for th


February tea output up 14%

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 00:21 Views - 160

Reuters: Sri Lanka’s tea output in February rose 14% from a year earlier due to favourable weather and a lower base last year, the state-run Tea Boa


Blockchain Technology Lanka and NEM Malaysia give insights into blockchain for enterprises

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 00:00 Views - 120

Newly set up Blockchain Technology Lanka Ltd., a subsidiary of Just In Time Holdings Ltd., recently held a forum on ‘Blockchain for Enterprises’ i


First Mayoress Rosy

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 00:26 Views - 554

First woman Mayor of Colombo, Rosy Senanayake, was sworn before Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation and Reconstruct


Lack of trust in Police compels deployment of separate TID team to Kandy

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 00:26 Views - 413

Due to lack of public faith in the Police, a special team from the Terrorist Investigations Division is to be deployed to Kandy to round up the remain


SL Ceramics and Glass Symposium 2018: A bid to enhance industry and new market opportunities

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 00:00 Views - 120

By Shannon Jayawardena The Sri Lanka Ceramics and Glass Symposium 2018, in a bid to enhance the industry and new market opportunities, invited several


Human rights, issues, religion and faith

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 00:00 Views - 138

By Ruki Fernando This story is based on visits to both sites and testimonies of at least 10 survivors and about five eyewitnesses pre




JVP to bring 20th Amendment to completely abolish Executive Presidency

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 00:20 Views - 173

Says will use political turmoil and destabilisation of Government to their advantage as done so in the past By Skandha Gunasekara The JVP intends to


People need to identify politicians who only think of power not the country: President

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 00:20 Views - 107

President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday that some are working according to their personal agendas to gain political power, and they are not inte


State does not intend to establish separate High Court, AG contends on Judicature Amendment

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 00:20 Views - 78

By S. S. Selvanayagam Senior Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda yesterday (19 March) said that the State does not intend to establish a se


Arrest warrants issued against Weerawansa, Samaraweera

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 00:17 Views - 104

The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court has issued warrants to arrest the National Freedom Front (NFF) leader parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa and MP J


President says people’s representatives should set an example to the public

Monday, 19 March 2018 02:05 Views - 129

President Maithripala Sirisena said the people’s representatives should set an example through their conduct to create a political culture of a high


Rahul Gandhi raises concerns over China’s presence in Sri Lanka

Monday, 19 March 2018 02:04 Views - 377

India’s Congress party on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of exercising a personalised foreign policy which eroded India’s internation


Indian party protests anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka

Monday, 19 March 2018 02:04 Views - 104

Reuters: A regional Indian party protested in southern Chennai city on Saturday (17 March) over the recent violence against minority Muslim community


SC permits rights petition filed by Grama Niladhari over school admission

Monday, 19 March 2018 02:03 Views - 50

The Supreme Court granted leave to proceed with the fundamental rights petition filed by a Grama Niladhari against the Principal of Dharmasoka College


Maldives police arrest 139 opposition protesters under emergency rule

Monday, 19 March 2018 02:00 Views - 88

Male (Reuters): Police in Maldives arrested at least 139 opposition protesters, its spokesman said on Saturday, as they attempted to defy orders under


Muslims have never asked for a separate area: Faiszer Musthapha

Monday, 19 March 2018 01:58 Views - 147

Although extremist groups are spreading hatred among Muslims in various countries in the world, they will not be permitted to do so in this country, s


Law and Order Minister and Muslim organisations discuss preventing racial, religious violence

Saturday, 17 March 2018 00:50 Views - 259

Minister of Public Administration and Law and Order Ranjith Madduma Bandara on Thursday (15) met with representatives of Muslim religious organisation


Harassment of women on public transport, lack of childcare contribute to declining labour force

Saturday, 17 March 2018 00:00 Views - 214

Harassment of women on public transport in Sri Lanka and lack of high quality childcare services and marketable skills contribute to the declining fem



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Putin, Mahinda and Gotabaya

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

I have to say that I am very happy indeed about the resounding victory scored by President Putin. If not for him, there would be no multi-polarity in the world; no chance of a global equilibrium; no ally for the rising economic power of China which w

President’s backflip toward Rajapaksa camp summons Ranil’s reserves to meet the challenge

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, is hard put to it in meeting the very strenuously intricate challenge foisted upon him by his partner in the Yahapalanaya Government – President Maithripala Sirisena. Inasmuch as Mahinda Rajapaksa

The world moves forward and we move backwards

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Communal riots emerged once again. It will emerge over and over again since we, those who govern and those who are governed, over and over again prove that we do not learn from the past mistakes. My first experience of communal riots was black July 1

Drop the guns, ‘Hit Refresh’

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

‘Drop the guns’ is my addition based on his own analysis, but ‘Hit Refresh’ is Satya Nadella’s main title of the quite praiseworthy book with a vision for everyone, not only in the technology field, but also in other areas of knowledge and

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