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Sri Lanka supports Silk Road plan

February 28,2015 09:28

China and Sri Lanka cut off speculation about deteriorating ties on Friday with a pledge of renewed cooperation on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative and the announcement of a visit » Read more

Shashi Weerawansa granted bail

February 27,2015 12:20

Shashi Weerawansa, wife of Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa, has been granted bail by the Colombo Magistrate's Court. She had been arrested and remanded on charges of falsifying documents to obtain a diplomatic » Read more

Trap gun claims Civil Defence Force member

February 27,2015 09:36

A 35-year-old Civil Defence Force (CDF) member was killed after he was shot by a trap gun at Bakmitiyawa, Damana at around 11.00 last night. Police said the victim, a resident of » Read more

SL Navy arrests 43 fishermen, seizes boats - India

February 27,2015 09:28

As many as 43 Indian fishermen were on Thursday arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel while fishing in Nedunchivu and Mullaithivu areas off the island nation, PTI reported. Read more

Eight schoolchildren injured in tractor-trailer accident

February 27,2015 09:26

Eight schoolchildren were injured after the tractor-trailer they were on became detached from the tractor in Kalavanchikudi yesterday. Read more

Rajitha says UNP ministers silent on delay in going after 'Big Fish'

February 26,2015 18:55

Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne today said he ‘could not recall’ government ministers from the United National Party (UNP) raising issue at Cabinet meetings regarding the continued delay in » Read more

Constitutional reforms by first week of March

February 26,2015 17:38

Constitutional reforms, including the 19th Amendment to the Constitution and empowering of Independent Commissions, will be brought before Parliament in the first week of March, Cabinet Spokesman and Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne » Read more

UN defends decision to defer 'war crimes' report on Sri Lanka

February 26,2015 10:56

The UN Human Rights Council yesterday defended its move to defer the release of a report into alleged war crimes committed during Sri Lanka's civil war as a "very rational" decision taken » Read more

Foreign national drowns

February 26,2015 10:27

A 73-year-old German national who went swimming in the sea off Beruwala coast drowned yesterday. The incident occurred at around 11.30 last morning. The body is currently lying at the Kalutara, Nagoda » Read more

Sri Lanka urges Maldives to work peacefully

February 25,2015 21:49

Government of Sri Lanka issuing a statement over the recent political situation in Maldives says that Sri Lanka as a neighbor country hopes Maldives to resolve its issues peacefully. The statement also » Read more

Top Story

Police hands over the Lasantha's murder case to CID

According to Police, Sri Lankan ruggerite and former Havelock SC captain Wasim Thajudeen ’s murder, journalist and cartoonist Pradeep Eknaligoda case, Rathupaswala incident and The former » Read more

February 26,2015 Top Story

Business

Govt finally keeps Budget promise for senior citizens

February 25, 2015 Business

The Bank Supervision Department of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka today said the Government of Sri Lanka has now finalised the procedure for implementation of » Read more

December trade gap shoots up by 40%

February 25, 2015 Business

December trade gap shoots up by 40%

Sri Lanka’s trade deficit in the month of December has widened by a sharp 39.8% to US$787.6 million, data released by the Central Bank of Sri » Read more

CB keeps policy rates in tact

February 24, 2015 Business

The Monetary Board at its meeting held yesterday has decided to maintain policy interest rates of the Central Bank unchanged at their current levels, the Central » Read more

Sports

We haven’t played our best cricket yet – Mathews

February 25,2015 12:26

MELBOURNE: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews admitted that his team has not played their best cricket yet and the game against Afghanistan was more » Read more

Bangladesh makes MCG debut against Sri Lanka

February 25,2015 10:16

MELBOURNE: Bangladesh has been a Test cricket nation for 16 years and playing one-day international cricket since 1985, but it will be the first » Read more

Mahela, Thisara spare Sri Lanka the blushes

February 22,2015 16:21

Mahela, Thisara spare Sri Lanka the blushes

DUNEDIN: Afghanistan put up a terrific fight to force Sri Lanka to bring out the character of their team which could possibly see them » Read more

We’ll treat Afghanistan as another Test-playing nation – Mathews

February 22,2015 00:00

We’ll treat Afghanistan as another Test-playing nation – Mathews

DUNEDIN: Having lost their opening World Cup match to host New Zealand eight days ago, Sri Lanka are not leaving any stone unturned as » Read more

International

Pakistan terror wave sparks rare criticism of Saudi Arabia

Pakistan terror wave sparks rare criticism  of Saudi Arabia

Islamabad, Pakistan  (AFP) - Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have long enjoyed close relations, but Islamabad’s new-found resolve for fightin... Read more

Ukraine ceasefire frays

Ukraine ceasefire frays

Paris, France (AFP) - The continued fighting in eastern Ukraine has made a mockery of the West’s latest attempts to negotiate a ceasefi... Read more

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To follow 'Always Late Theory'?

To follow 'Always Late Theory'?

The weekly briefing on Cabinet decisions which was due at 1.00pm was delayed very badly and journalists are still waiting at the premises for the relevant officials' arrival and occupying the seats. Journalists wish them not to follow the “always late theory” which they were harassed by in the past. Read more

Singaporean Foreign Minister meets the President

Singaporean Foreign Minister meets the President

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Law of Singapore K. Shanmugam paid a courtesy call on President Maithripala Sirisena this morning (February 24) at the Presidential Secretariat. Read more

The old order changeth

The old order changeth

Outgoing Army Commander General Daya Ratnayake was given a formal farewell at the Ministry of Defence ground yesterday. The event also saw General Ratnayake hand over the symbolic sword and baton to his successor, Major General Chrishantha De Silva. (Pic by Venura Chandramalitha) Read more

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News Features

A fiasco at the Kadirgamar Institute?

22-02-2015 News Features

 A fiasco at the  Kadirgamar Institute?

It was indeed a rude shock to learn that Asanga Abeygoonasekera, who was the Director at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute, had been removed as he had been considered a ‘Political... Read more

Ragging contributes nothing

22-02-2015 News Features

Ragging  contributes nothing

Ragging, a social problem, which has increased the risk of suicide in universities, continues to rise. This is due to responsible authorities failing to provide a fitting solution to end... Read more

A trivial response to curb crime

22-02-2015 News Features

A trivial response to curb crime

The focus of the Police has once again turned on full face helmets which became a contentious issue last year with many criminals donning such helmets in a bid to... Read more

Editor's Picks

Lens - The political digest

Truth and justice are un-deferrable

22-02-2015 12:02 Lens

The news that the Human Rights Council has agreed to a request made by the UN High » Read more

GMO apples for planting

22-02-2015 12:02 Lens

Adding another genetically modified food to the growing list of biotech creations, the USDA has now approved » Read more

Monsanto ‘takeover’ Ukraine

22-02-2015 12:02 Lens

Monsanto ‘takeover’ Ukraine

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) is helping biotech run the latest war in Ukraine. » Read more

BJP main reason for AAP’s victory

22-02-2015 12:02 Lens

At the risk of once again being labeled an ‘AAP stooge’ by miscellaneous BJP toffs, let it » Read more

Rebirth of Burmese Democracy

22-02-2015 12:02 Lens

Rebirth of Burmese Democracy

As a South East Asian nation, Burma or Myanmar becomes familiar name among international world. It is » Read more

The GOOD President AND The BAD President

22-02-2015 12:02 Lens

In the build up to the presidential election last January, the discussion about the executive presidency re-emerged » Read more

Political

Friend vs foe battles in Sri Lanka politics

22-02-2015 Politics

Friend vs foe battles in Sri Lanka politics

“Is this President Sirisena’s government? If this government belongs to President Sirisena, how on earth do the SLFP supporters get hamm... Read more

The message it conveyed

22-02-2015 Politics

The rally held in Nugegoda on February 18 was history making. It was a well-attended gathering with a massive crowd probably close to 50... Read more

Gambling with People’s Mandate

15-02-2015 Politics

Gambling with People’s Mandate

No confidence motion, which was presented against Public Order Minister John Amaratunga with the signatures of 114 MPs in the House, cer... Read more

New administration hasn’t solved key issues of the Tamil people

15-02-2015 Politics

New administration hasn’t solved key issues of the Tamil people

Sri Lanka’s minorities especially, TNA and SLMC, have voted for a change in a bid to solve their problems. Has the new government done e... Read more

Interview

No compromise on 100 Day Program – Ajith P Perera

22-02-2015 Interview

No compromise  on 100 Day Program – Ajith P Perera

Ajith P Perera is a United National Party Member of Parliament from Kalutara District. He was a foremost critic of the former government and after » Read more

There is a Cold War between SLFP and UNP - Nagamuwa

01-02-2015 Interview

Three weeks into the election, the new government has introduced an interim budget. Meanwhile, some of the promises in the 100-days-program are being carried out » Read more

Critical Point

Planning for Good Governance….

08-02-2015 Critical Point

Sixty-seven years after a historical juncture we call independence, we are still busy in trying to sort things out raising the inevitable uncertainty whether we have truly become independent. Just three years short of seven decades, we are » Read more

‘Heat or Eat’ - That is the question

08-02-2015 Critical Point

The cold weather has persisted since December 2014. There will be no let up and below freezing temperatures are to continue into early March. That is before the United Kingdom’s General Elections in May. “Now what connection has » Read more

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Lifestyle

TOUCH of Red

22-02-2015 12:02 Lifestyle

TOUCH of Red

‘Valentine’s Night’ by the Burgher Association of Sri Lanka was held on February 14, at the Clubhouse, Havelock » Read more

'Ministry of Crab' goes to Australia

22-02-2015 12:02 Lifestyle

'Ministry of Crab' goes to Australia

'Ministry of Crab' gears up in Colombo and pops up in Sydney to wish the Sri Lanka Cricket » Read more

Free of freedom?

22-02-2015 12:02 Lifestyle

Free of freedom?

What is freedom? What does it mean to be free? Does free and freedom both mean the same » Read more

Coexistence of television and internet

22-02-2015 12:02 Lifestyle

Coexistence of television and  internet

People are interested in many things at a single moment. They pursue new things. As a result of » Read more

Young Love

22-02-2015 12:02 Lifestyle

It is February, the month in which romantic cards take over every store front and love is most » Read more

Kids

Legendary loyal dog Hachiko Forever reunited with his friend

22-02-2015 12:02 Kids

A faithful dog made famous for an extraordinary display of dedication has finally been reunited with the human » Read more

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

22-02-2015 12:02 Kids

The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was the tenth Cricket World Cup. It was played in India, Sri » Read more

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