Port Chief says new deal for critical ECT best fit and win-win

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Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) yesterday justified the new deal for the crucial East Container Terminal (ECT) was the best fit given the State-owned ..


Health Minister says will not allow cigarette imports

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:13 Views - 162

As long as he is the Health Minister, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne stated yesterday that he will not allow the import of foreign cigarette imports into the c


Sri Lanka makes fresh push to woo Chinese tourists post Easter Sunday setback

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:12 Views - 220

Sri Lanka will make a fresh push to woo Chinese tourists post-Easter Sunday terror attacks by putting up a major promotional initiative at the biggest


PSC members to meet Speaker today

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:11 Views - 133

Members of the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) looking into the Easter Day attacks will meet with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today to discuss how to ov


Johannesburg Stock Exchange migrates Equity and FX Derivatives to LSEG Technology platform

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:03 Views - 171

LSEG Technology, part of London Stock Exchange Group, has announced that the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has successfully gone live with Equity


High cost power plants to be retired soon, says Ravi

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:12 Views - 344

Ceylon Electricity Board is set to retire power plants incurring high production costs within the next one and half years, Power and Renewable Energy


SL Tourism’s post-Easter Sunday global PR campaign kicks off next month

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:11 Views - 176

Sri Lanka Tourism will launch the much-awaited two-month global promotional campaign next month with an investment of Rs. 500 million, to position Sri


Sri Lanka’s first satellite ‘Raavana 1’ launched into orbit

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:11 Views - 121

Sri Lanka’s first satellite ‘Raavana-1’ was successfully launched into orbit on Monday from the International Space Station (ISS) along with two


THASL highlights counter terrorism security expertise for hotels

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:00 Views - 101

Following the unprecedented Easter Sunday attacks on hotels, security of the hotels and its patrons are of paramount importance and hoteliers are work




Opposition’s blessing for special PSC for National Religious Reconciliation a victory: Speaker

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:07 Views - 345

At a time when the rupee was being strengthened after a long period of economic downturn and the country was ranked as the number one tourist destinat


SLPP opposes referendum to hold General Election first

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:07 Views - 135

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday criticised a possible move by President Maithripala Sirisena to hold a referendum seeking public views on


Sri Lanka abusing UN law to make arrests: Rights group

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:04 Views - 93

AFP: Media activists on Monday accused Sri Lankan police of using a UN convention on hate speech to crack down on media freedom and the country’s Mu


Petition seeks PC election: AG to assist SC as Amicus

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:04 Views - 80

By S.S. Selvanayagam                                                                             Supreme Court


Sharing sustainable practices: ‘Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health’

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:00 Views - 75

In commemoration of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) 2019, Biodiversity Sri Lanka, together with its member companies from the agr


Sajith calls on Kabir Hashim to rejoin Cabinet

Monday, 17 June 2019 01:20 Views - 251

UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa yesterday called on UNP Chairman MP Kabir Hashim to rejoin the Cabinet as soon as possible and take his place in th


President calls on Asian nations to unite in the battle against terrorism

Monday, 17 June 2019 01:19 Views - 188

President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday called on Asian countries to unite in the battle against terrorism while protecting and preserving the inte


Visiting Maldivian delegation calls on Sri Lanka PM

Monday, 17 June 2019 01:19 Views - 207

A visiting Maldivian state delegation said the purpose of their visit was to show the international community that Sri Lanka is a tourist friendly, pe


Salary anomalies of over 500,000 pensioners to be removed from 1 July

Monday, 17 June 2019 01:15 Views - 244

The proposal made by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera in his 2019 Budget to remove the pensioners’ salary anomalies will be implemented effectiv


INTERPOL Red Notice leads to arrest of Sri Lanka bombings suspect

Monday, 17 June 2019 01:14 Views - 188

The International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) says its Red Notice has helped the arrest of Sri Lanka bombing suspect Mohammed Milhan and f



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Our Cricket Board simply cannot deliver – why not they all quit honourably?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019
“It is necessary, therefore, for the Government to pay serious attention to the doings of Sri Lanka Cricket [board] and take immediate action to lif

Yesterday Tamils, today Muslims and tomorrow who?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019
From the time of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike’s election victory in 1956, one and only one issue had dominated political party campaigns in this country; a

Those who go by social proof are easy prey to crafty schemers

Monday, 17 June 2019
Going after social proof Swiss writer and novelist, Rolf Dobelli, in one of the essays in his 2013 book ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’, has given a

Poson ponderings on positional power: ‘Authority vested’ vs. ‘authority wasted’

Monday, 17 June 2019
We witnessed a serene Poson Poya, in a far more improved security setting in Sri Lanka. Whilst the Sri Lankan life slowly returning to normal, politic

Emperors without clothes: Is Mother Lanka naked too?

Monday, 17 June 2019
The expression ‘The Emperor without clothes’ derives from the Hans Anderson tale that is based on Sufi wisdom. The Emperor in Anderson’s story

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