Cabinet to decide today fate of Rs. 193b costing, Rs. 47b loss making Hambantota Port

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  Cabinet is scheduled to decide on the future of the Hambantota Port, built by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa through a ...

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War on dengue as death toll nears 300

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 01:08 Views - 94

  AFP: Sri Lanka announced Monday it was intensifying its war on dengue fever, with schools to shut across the island to help curb the...

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Emerging markets to grow 4.6%: IMF

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 01:05 Views - 167

Keeps global growth projections unchanged at 3.5% in 2017 Downgrades US and UK but revises China and India upwards EU expecte...

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Aloysius surrenders all devices to CID

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 01:01 Views - 92

Former Perpetual Treasuries Director and CEO Arjun Aloysius has handed over all communication devices in his possession to the Criminal I...

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Sri Lanka to exceed 2.2 m tourist arrivals target this year: Minister

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:00 Views - 250

By Charumini de Silva Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga yesterday expressed confidence that Sri Lanka could see as many as 2.5 million...

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Rich fly to Singapore for lifesaving dengue vaccine; poor helpless due to Health Ministry delay

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 01:08 Views - 381

With deaths caused by dengue nearing 300, concerned affluent Lankans have been travelling to Singapore to get a lifesaving dose of the vaccine whil...

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Presidential Commission on Bond scam hears of Arjun Aloysius-Ravi K nexus

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 01:05 Views - 342

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the alleged Treasury Bond scam yesterday heard about the purported nexus between former Finance Ministe...

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CPC trade unions strike against Hambantota deal

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 01:00 Views - 89

  The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Trade Union Collective has launched an indefinite strike protesting the Government’s de...

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Re-pace reforms: IMF

Monday, 24 July 2017 01:31 Views - 547

IMF’s Jaewoo Lee Govt. ‘over performing’ on fiscal consolidation targets under EFF program May nee...

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Sri Lanka is collaborating with other countries to make island economic hub of Indian Ocean: PM

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:56 Views - 199

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Sri Lanka is collaborating with other countries to make the island the economic hub of the Indian Ocean. ...

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GMOA on strike again

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:55 Views - 198

GMOA Asst. Secretary Dr. Naveen De Soysa (R) addressing yesterday’s media conference. GMOA General Committee Member  Dr. Prasad Colomb...

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Medical faculty students conducted a Sathyagraha yesterday

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:54 Views - 186

  Medical faculty students conducted a Sathyagraha yesterday at Lipton Circus demanding the Government to safeguard the count...

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Canada reiterates the need to establish a process of accountability in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:45 Views - 189

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau while welcoming the international efforts to achieve peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka has reitera...

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Commemoration of 90th anniversary of People’s Liberation Army of China tomorrow in Colombo

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:41 Views - 186

The 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) will be commemorated in Colombo tomorrow with a ceremony ...

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Sri Lanka navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea

Monday, 24 July 2017 01:19 Views - 448

In this handout photograph released by the Sri Lankan Navy on July 23, 2017, Sri Lankan naval personnel help guide elephants that were spotted stru...

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Opposition Leader asks President to outline a program to address missing persons issue

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:55 Views - 178

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan has asked President Maithripala Sirisena to outline a program to address the &ldq...

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MR accuses Govt. of attempting to prosecute armed forces

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:55 Views - 200

Urges Mahanayakes to intervene Says new laws give undue power to foreign forces  Claims Govt. told people an ‘outright lie’...

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Prof. K.N. Jayatilleke memorial oration today

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:47 Views - 181

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Peradeniya is organising the K.N. Jayatilleke memorial oration on 25 July (today) at 3 p.m. at th...

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Ravi K holds special meeting with forces; SLHRC

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:43 Views - 221

A special discussion was held among Defense Secretary, tri forces commanders, IGP, officers of Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission and Minister of Fo...

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President condemns attack on High Court Judge M. Illanchelian

Monday, 24 July 2017 01:30 Views - 430

Orders IGP to have special security program for judges President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday condemned the shooting targeting Hig...

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Parliamentary staff to be felicitated today

Monday, 24 July 2017 01:18 Views - 398

Parliament has made necessary arrangements to organise a colorful felicitation ceremony on 24 July at the Grand Ballroom of Waters Edge, Battaramul...

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Exotic new Income Tax Law: Is it the solution for the Sri Lankan problem?

25 July 2017

In biology an “exotic” species, is a species of animal or plant which is foreign to the region or country. Many nations have strict rules and controls against the introduction of exotic species due to the fear of damage and havoc they ...


Solid waste management: A way forward

25 July 2017

  The buss word vibrating in town is “waste management”. There is enough stench in the air for public to feel something is not right. This reminds us of the adage “comments are free but facts are sacred&rdqu...


Application Support: Embracing taboo

25 July 2017

Utter the words “Application Support” and you will be met with a variety of reactions. To some, it merely translates into extended work hours. Another popular reaction is that of condescension, where the word “support” impl...


New prospects for the economy; but policy ambiguities

24 July 2017

There is some confidence in the economy as reflected in the sales or turnaround in the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) during the first six months of this year, particularly the last three months.  Dropping 200 marks within the first three mon...


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