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Al Jazeera nabs match-fixers in the act at Galle stadium »

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has revealed how criminals fixed two Test matches – the highest level of international cricket – and were planning to fix a third. The two fixed…

May 26, 2018 - 11:47 / No Comment / Read More »

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Death toll rises to 23, all schools in Gampaha closed »


The death toll from the adverse weather rose to 23 today with over 160,000 people affected, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said. Meanwhile, the Education Ministry said that all schools in the Gampaha Education Zone will be closed tomorrow (Monday) due to flooding. The DMC…

May 27, 2018 - 18:17 / No Comment / Read More »

Ranil to visit North to inspect ongoing development work »

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to visit the North tomorrow to inspect ongoing development work, the Prime Minister’s office said. The Prime Minister’s office said that Wickremesinghe will visit the Kilinochchi and Jaffna districts during his inspection tour. Wickremesinghe hopes to inspect the progress on the resettlement…

May 27, 2018 - 17:35 / No Comment / Read More »

Indo-Lanka documents among those destroyed by UK FCO »


Documents relating to relations between India and Sri Lanka at the peak of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) led civil war are among those destroyed by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), sparking concern among archivists and researchers, the Press Trust of…

May 27, 2018 - 17:18 / No Comment / Read More »

Policeman killed while rescuing flood affected people promoted »


A Policeman who was killed while rescuing flood affected people has been posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant. The body of the policeman was found today. The policeman was swept away by flood waters while he was attempting to rescue people trapped in Madampe on Friday. The…

May 27, 2018 - 17:08 / No Comment / Read More »

Mano slams bank for suspending employees over war remembrance »

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Minister of National Coexistence Dialogue and Official Languages Mano Ganesan today slammed a private bank for suspending some of its employees over a war remembrance event. Click here to read full story…

May 26, 2018 - 22:48 / 1 Comment / Read More »

North and South Korean leaders meet again at border »


Less than a month after their historic summit, the leaders of North and South Korea have met again at a border village amid hopes that the on-again-off-again talks between Pyongyang and Washington will actually happen. US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the cancellation of his planned meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un,…

May 26, 2018 - 22:29 / No Comment / Read More »

India welcomes UN Peacebuilding Commission work in Sri Lanka »


India has welcomed the work of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) in Sri Lanka and elsewhere. “We welcome the efforts undertaken by the Peacebuilding Commission in a number of activities to support countries and regions with their peacebuilding priorities and to enhance coherence across the…

May 26, 2018 - 12:22 / No Comment / Read More »

Al Jazeera nabs match-fixers in the act at Galle stadium »

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Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has revealed how criminals fixed two Test matches – the highest level of international cricket – and were planning to fix a third. The two fixed matches were Sri Lanka versus India in July last year and Sri Lanka versus Australia…

May 26, 2018 - 11:47 / No Comment / Read More »

Cop swept away by flood waters while attempting to rescue people »


A policeman was swept away by flood waters while he was attempting to rescue people trapped in Madampe today. The Police said that the 29 year old policeman had attempted to rescue three people who were stranded in Metihena, Madampe when he was swept away. The…

May 25, 2018 - 16:42 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Blackout in Kollupitiya following breakdown at grid substation »


A blackout was experienced in Kollupitiya today following a breakdown at a grid substation, officials said. The Ministry of Power and Energy said that steps were taken to restore the electricity supply.…

May 25, 2018 - 16:21 / No Comment / Read More »

Death toll on the rise as heavy rain continues »

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The death toll from the bad weather was on the rise today as heavy rain continued to affect most parts of the country. The death toll had reached 16 as of this morning with one person reported missing. The Disaster Management Centre said that the…

May 25, 2018 - 13:13 / No Comment / Read More »

JVP hands over 20th Amendment to the Constitution to Parliament »


The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today handed over the 20th Amendment to the Constitution to Parliament. JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake handed over the document to Parliament in the presence of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. The 20th Amendment looks to abolish the Executive Presidency. (Colombo Gazette)…

May 25, 2018 - 13:07 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Sri Lanka showcases its fight against corruption at UN debate »

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Sri Lanka participated prominently in the High Level debate of the United Nations General Assembly to mark the 15th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The event was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and was well attended by ministers…

May 25, 2018 - 12:59 / 1 Comment / Read More »
Editor's Pick

Need to defend the space for reconciliation »


The political space opened up by the government over the past three years has enabled political parties and civil society to engage in public activities…

May 26, 2018 - 11:15 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Pushing Gota into a corner? »


By N Sathiya Moorthy   If nothing else, someone in the ruling UNP partner in the Government seems too keen for Gota Rajapaksa to contest…

May 26, 2018 - 10:34 / 1 Comment / Read More »

“Buddhist monks are a reflection of the divisions in a divided society” »


By Taylor Dibbert Jehan Perera is the Executive Director of the National Peace Council, a nongovernmental organization based in Colombo. We’ve witnessed significant political volatility…

May 26, 2018 - 10:10 / 3 Comments / Read More »

Magic Bullet for Self-reliant Economy in Sri Lanka »


On the back outer cover of a souvenir  from a recent concert in Melbourne were 2 lines which read “Ask not what your country can…

May 26, 2018 - 09:59 / No Comment / Read More »

Modi and Putin: Friends in need now, and game changers in the region »


By Vidyadharan MP The scenes at Sochi on Monday, on 21 May, reminisced Narendra Modi’s historic meeting with Barack Obama nearly three years back, more…

May 26, 2018 - 09:33 / No Comment / Read More »

This is not a “Third Force” initiative »


The recent attention paid to an event designed to promote the Presidential candidacy of the man constantly accused of orchestrating the violence of the Rajapaksa…

May 26, 2018 - 06:37 / No Comment / Read More »

Colombo’s biggest music festival to feature four international artistes »

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Prepare for the biggest musical event in the history of Colombo’s entertainment as Cinnamon brings yet another world-class event to Colombo. Four international artistes will…

May 24, 2018 - 02:14 / No Comment / Read More »

Fighting inequality in Asia and the Pacific »

Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General for the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

By Shamshad Akhtar Inequality is increasing in Asia and the Pacific. Our region’s remarkable economic success story belies a widening gap between rich and poor.…

May 24, 2018 - 01:19 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Home cooking celebrity Nigella Lawson in Sri Lanka in June »

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Cinnamon Life is proud to announce the arrival of world famous culinary celebrity of home cooking – Nigella Lawson, for a series of exclusive events…

May 21, 2018 - 08:55 / No Comment / Read More »

Deception continues by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence »

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By S. V. Kirubaharan, France “Deception can cost billions. Think Enron, Madoff, the mortgage crisis. Or in the case of double agents and traitors, like…

May 20, 2018 - 18:14 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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