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O Level results released

March 30,2015 10:05

Department Examinations announced that results of the ‎ GCE Ordinary Level Examination ‎were released and could be obtained from the department website; www.doenets.lk. The examination was held in December last year with » Read more

‎Rathgama killing suspect arrested

March 30,2015 10:04

The suspect allegedly shot dead Rathgama Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Manoj Mendis has been arrested yesterday by the police. The suspect is a resident of Meetiyagoda area and he will be produced in » Read more

Free Wi-Fi from Monday onwards

March 29,2015 21:16

Sri Lanka will go for free Wi-Fi internet facility at selected 26 public locations across the island from Monday; March 30 onwards. Prime Minister office announced that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and » Read more

Confusion over ‘Opposition Leader’

March 28,2015 02:26

Confusion has occurred whether the current Opposition leader of Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Nimal Siripala de Silva can hold the position after the formation of the National Government. The matter was widely » Read more

Wallapatta smugglers hit Sinharaja

March 28,2015 02:24

After a brief period of inactivity, Wallapatta smugglers have once again commenced operations, including inside both the Sinharaja and Sripada forest reserves. Photographs obtained by The Nation reveal extensive damage to Wallapatta » Read more

President addresses Boao Forum in China

March 28,2015 02:22

President Maithripala Sirisena paid a state visit to the People’s Republic of China on the invitation of President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping. During the visit, President Sirisena also » Read more

Port City liability touches a billion

March 28,2015 02:20

The contingent liability arising as a result of suspending the Port City project has touched a staggering over Rs.1 billion as at today (28). The Chinese contractor CHEC Colombo Port City (Pvt) » Read more

SL refutes Chinese claims on Port City

March 28,2015 02:18

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly refuted reports appearing in the Chinese media claiming Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena had told Chinese leaders that work on the controversial ‘Port City’ project » Read more

28 SLFP parliamentarians defy party ban

March 28,2015 02:16

28 SLFP parliamentarians defy party ban

The third rally which was organized by the coalition partners of United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to force the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to bring President Mahinda Rajapaksa back to active » Read more

Police tries to arrest victim

March 28,2015 02:14

Neurosurgeon Dr. Maheshi Wijeratne who allegedly attacked a woman last month (February 28) at a hotel in Colombo has filed counter charges against the person she attacked, the victim’s family claims. Speaking » Read more

News Features

100 Days Constructive change or election gimmick?

28-03-2015 News Features

The 100-Day program promised during the election campaign of the then common candidate has failed to deliver some of the vital elements of its composition. Overdue tasks of the 100-day... Read more

Electoral reform proposals

28-03-2015 News Features

Electoral reform proposals

The Parliament is due to consider electoral reforms as a part of constitutional reform process for good governance. We consider that it is vital that the reforms be based on... Read more

By-party coalitions and national governments

28-03-2015 News Features

I am addressing this letter to your good office, as a citizen and a voter to convey my opinion regarding the new national government you have just established, by appointing... Read more

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Govt to apply on GSP again

The government has informed the European Union (EU) that it will work towards implementing the 27 international conventions in order to regain the GSP Plus trade » Read more

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Extend GSP+ to FTA : JAAF

March 28, 2015 Business

Sri Lanka’s garment industry umbrella body – the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) says that while GSP+ tariff concession will assist the industry in the short-term, » Read more

Mihin to fly to Kolkata

March 28, 2015 Business

Mihin to fly to Kolkata

Mihin Lanka, Sri Lanka’s national low-cost carrier will expand its operations to Kolkata, India with effect from 15 June 2015. “The strategic expansion of Mihin Lanka’s » Read more

Stockbrokers mull consolidation

March 28, 2015 Business

Stock brokering firms are now feeling the pinch owing to the lull in stock market whose average daily turnover has drastically dropped by approximately Rs.800 million » Read more

Sports

Black Caps flatter to deceive – Aussies win WC for fifth time

March 29,2015 21:11

MELBOURNE: To the dismay of a record crowd of 93,013 that turned up at the MCG for the 2015 cricket World Cup final New » Read more

McCullum gives his team 50-50 chance of achieving their dream

March 28,2015 22:09

MELBOURNE: New Zealand who have been in international cricket for 85 years, Sunday represents their best chance of winning their biggest prize in the » Read more

Clarke fires first salvo in WC final – announces ODI retirement

March 28,2015 21:50

Clarke fires first salvo in WC final – announces ODI retirement

MELBOURNE: Even before the first ball could be bowled at the MCG, Australian captain Michael Clarke has fired the first bouncer by announcing that » Read more

We have to be at our best to beat NZ – Clarke

March 28,2015 00:00

We have to be at our best to beat NZ  – Clarke

MELBOURNE: Australia will be hoping the different conditions New Zealand will experience playing at the MCG will be to their advantage when the two » Read more

International

A model seen as a benchmark for China

A model seen as a benchmark for China

The passing of Lee Kuan Yew is resonating powerfully in China, which has viewed the city-state’s model of “benevolent dictatorship” as ... Read more

Prisoner swap features in Indo- Qatar agreements

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India and Qatar on Wednesday inked six agreements as visiting Emir of Qatar Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani held talks with Prime Minister Nar... Read more

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‘100 Days’ completed!

‘100 Days’ completed!

The Satyagraha conducted by students of the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) completed 100 days last week. The students have been protesting against what they claim is an unjustified increase in course fees. On Thursday, OUSL students held a protest in front of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to mark the completion of their own ‘100-Day Program’. (Pic by Chandana Wijesinghe) Read more

Cops stop jumbo protest

Cops stop jumbo protest

A protest was organized by the National Movement to Protect Tamed Elephants on Thursday (March 19) to focus attention on the plight of elephant owners. The organization, led by a group of Buddhist monks, tried to make its way to Parliament in the company of dozens of elephants to hand over a document containing its proposals to resolve the issue. However, the ‘elephant procession’ was halted after police obtained a court order preventing it.(Pic by Chandana Wijesinghe) Read more

Not another ‘Indo-Lanka Accord’!

Not another ‘Indo-Lanka Accord’!

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signs the visitor’s book at Katunayake Airport upon his arrival early Friday.  This is the first official visit by an Indian Prime Minister since the late Rajiv Gandhi came to Colombo to ink the infamous Indo-Lanka Accord in July 1987.  In a striking departure from the unabashed policy directives emanating from Delhi that has marked Indo-Lanka relations over several decades, Modi has toned down reference to Sri Lanka’s post-conflict reconciliation formula, inserting the caveat ‘we believe’ regarding the 13th Amendment and its implementation. (Pic by Chandana Wijesinghe) Read more

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