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Lakmal found guilty of breaching ICC Code of Conduct

March 02,2015 14:16

Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal has been fined for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code for Players and Players Support Personnel during his side’s Pool A match of World Cup 2015 against » Read more

Govt. remains soft on illegal project

March 01,2015 02:40

The construction of the allegedly illegal Nayaganga hydropower plant will be allowed to continue unless the Department of Wild Life Conservation intervenes, according to Minister of Power and Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka.  » Read more

Convention to assess progress of 100-Day program

March 01,2015 02:38

“While some of the promises made in the 100-Day program are nowhere near being delivered, authorities are more concerned about arresting an innocent lady, even as many of the real culprits have » Read more

UN’s Jeffrey Feltman meets President

March 01,2015 02:36

UN’s Jeffrey Feltman meets President

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday (February 28) for a four-day visit. According to UN office in Colombo, Feltman is expected to meet with senior officials of » Read more

GMOA contemplates TU action

March 01,2015 02:32

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) will hold a general committee meeting today (March 1) to decide on the nature of the trade union action it will take with regard to the » Read more

Govt. acknowledges difficulty in meeting deadlines

March 01,2015 02:30

With many of the main objectives listed in the 100-Day program of the government now running into unforeseen delays, senior figures in the government have become more cautious regarding meeting targeted deadlines » Read more

No foreseeable settlement to OUSL Satyagraha

March 01,2015 22:28

Student activists of the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) have been given no solutions although they have been holding a Satyagraha in protest of many issues, including high tuition fees for » Read more

New Director appointed to CID

March 01,2015 02:24

Four Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) have been transferred by Police Headquarters with effect from yesterday (February 28). This includes the Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Read more

Elections Dept. seeks public help to rectify NIC errors

March 01,2015 02:22

As there were reports that the names of voters have not been correctly registered in the Electoral Register, according to the National Identity Card and that the National Identity Card numbers have » Read more

Sri Lanka will not allow Chinese submarine visits

March 01,2015 02:20

Sri Lanka's new Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said on Saturday in Beijing that the new government in Colombo will not allow a repeat of last year's visits by a Chinese submarine that » Read more

Top Story

Champika focused on reforms

‘Implementing the reform agenda is more important than being fixated about deadlines,’ Minister of Power and Energy and Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) General Secretary Patali Champika » Read more

March 01,2015 Top Story

Business

Exporters opt to outsource fish in bid to retain EU market

March 01, 2015 Business

Amidst the recent imposition of a ban on fish exports from Sri Lanka to the European Union (EU), Sri Lanka’s fish exporters have commenced importation of » Read more

Port City could dry up Colombo - Eran

March 01, 2015 Business

The already controversial Port City Project, if completed, could create long-term impacts in Colombo in the form of water scarcity and sewerage issues, Deputy Minister, Highways, » Read more

Tourist stats under review

March 01, 2015 Business

Sri Lanka Tourism is to review tourist arrival statistics during the past few years to get a clear view of the number of foreigners who had » Read more

Sports

Rampant Lankans outplay England by nine wickets

March 01,2015 16:15

Rampant Lankans outplay England by nine wickets

WELLINGTON: Sri Lanka was every bit as convincing in their batting when beating England by nine wickets in the World Cup Pool A match » Read more

Crucial game for both teams, Sri Lanka ready for England

March 01,2015 00:00

Crucial game for both teams, Sri Lanka ready for England

WELLINGTON: If it’s anything Sunday’s Pool A World Cup match between Sri Lanka and England will be crucial for both sides at they front » Read more

Batsman scoring 300 is a possibility – Atapattu

March 01,2015 00:00

Batsman scoring 300 is a possibility – Atapattu

WELLINGTON: With West Indies opener Chris Gayle scoring 215 off 147 balls and three days later AB de Villiers, the South African captain following » Read more

Sri Lanka Rugby Union under JVP scrutiny

March 01,2015 00:00

A group of rugby enthusiasts have submitted a dossier on the current administration of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) to the anti-corruption » Read more

International

India PM says ready to amend land acquisition decree

India PM says ready to amend land acquisition decree

New Delhi, India (AFP) -India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday he was ready to make changes to a decree which makes it easier... Read more

Arrests in Maldives

Arrests in Maldives

Malé, Maldives (AFP) - Maldives police said Saturday they arrested 31 supporters of former president Mohamed Nasheed during a mass rall... Read more

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Temple Trees Deflowered

Temple Trees Deflowered

Authorities removed 45,000 potted tropical bushes used to decorate the outer perimeter wall of Temple Trees, the official residence of the Prime Minister. This ‘foliage wall’ was apparently constructed at a cost of Rs.3 million ahead of CHOGM 2013 and maintenance costs are said to have been forbidding.  The plants will be sent to the Gampaha Botanical Gardens. Read more

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

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News Features

Protecting our skies for sixty four years

01-03-2015 News Features

The Sri Lanka Air Force which was set up with the vision of ‘ensuring national security through effective employment of air power’ celebrates its 64th anniversary on March 2 (tomorrow). ... Read more

Instruments of inquisition into Sri Lanka

01-03-2015 News Features

Mr. Samaraweera has fashioned a trident, a three pronged policy on human rights, accountability and reconciliation which undermines Sri Lanka’s sovereignty, national security and national interest. What are the three... Read more

Still on the drawing boards

01-03-2015 News Features

Still on the drawing boards

The delay in implementing the electoral reforms has given rise to several questions as to whether the coming election should be held under the existing electoral system; the present preference... Read more

Editor's Picks

Lens - The political digest

Undercurrents and aspirations

01-03-2015 12:03 Lens

In a way, it is a very crucial time that our nation is experiencing. People gave a » Read more

‘Wealthy do not pay enough taxes in US’

01-03-2015 12:03 Lens

‘Wealthy do not pay enough taxes in US’

The wealthy aren’t paying enough in federal taxes.So said 68 percent of respondents to a new Associated » Read more

Singapore, SL reaffirm ties

01-03-2015 12:03 Lens

Singapore, SL reaffirm ties

Singapore and Sri Lanka have reaffirmed longstanding and strong relations between the two countries.Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister » Read more

Did Tamils benefit by changing President?

01-03-2015 12:03 Lens

Did Tamils benefit by changing President?

Tamils voted to send Mahinda Rajapaksa home. But Tamils or Muslims were never worried about corruption or » Read more

An ordinary man loved by all

01-03-2015 12:03 Lens

An ordinary man loved by all

You may have seen air balloons darting in the sky. Bright and pretty. Air balloons have a » Read more

Wedlock hits deadlock heads for bedrock!

01-03-2015 12:03 Lens

Wedlock hits deadlock heads for bedrock!

Following the last presidential election people are actually beginning to wonder who is wearing the pants in » Read more

Political

Mahinda’s re-entry won’t be via ‘expressway’

01-03-2015 Politics

Mahinda’s  re-entry won’t be via ‘expressway’

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is presently experiencing what the United National Party (UNP) went through for nearly 20 years when it w... Read more

Yahapaalanaya as the new Aascharyaya

01-03-2015 Politics

Spokesperson for the Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA), staunch supporter of the Maithripala regime and shrill advoc... Read more

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

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

People and Event

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Niyangala Premaya  visits Maradana  Tower Hall Theater

Stage Drama, Niyangala Premaya,will be staged on March 2 at  3.30 and 6.30pm at...

Saadaya Maarai Salli Hamari at the Puttalam Town Hall

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A Sinhala adaptation of British playwright Ray Cooney’s Funny Money goes on the boards...

Lawrancege Manamalee at the Lionel Wendt

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Lawrencege Manamalee, a play by Sujeewa Priyal Yaddehige, will be staged on March 7(Saturday)...

Lifestyle

A broken heart has more causes than love

01-03-2015 12:03 Lifestyle

In some people, we find an anger or pain that we cannot understand or get past. The emotions, » Read more

The details the details!

01-03-2015 12:03 Lifestyle

The  details the  details!

Scouts would know about ‘Kim’s Game’.  It is a simple exercise to develop observation skills.  Imagine a table » Read more

Connect the dots

01-03-2015 12:03 Lifestyle

Connect the dots

What good is life if it comes with its own manual? If you always knew how to figure » Read more

Don’t bite off more than you can chew

01-03-2015 12:03 Lifestyle

Don’t bite off more than you can chew

Stress basically is just tension. We all need a bit of tension in order to function well. This » Read more

AT THE PERFECT TIME

01-03-2015 12:03 Lifestyle

AT THE PERFECT TIME

Life is all about timing and waiting until the best moment comes. Be it so or not, however, » Read more

Kids

Cousins are connected heart to heart

01-03-2015 12:03 Kids

Cousins are connected heart to heart

The days may change and so the places, but the bonding never change which is called cousins. From » Read more

Vijaya The first King of Sri Lanka

01-03-2015 12:03 Kids

Vijaya The first King of Sri Lanka

In India, thousands of years ago, a ruler in the Kingdom of Lata had a son named Vijaya. » Read more

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