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President Maithripala Sirisena takes a look at some items on display at the the 3rd Edition of the Pakistan Single Country Exhibition at the BMICH on Friday.
The exhibition was declared open by the President and Pakistan's Minister for Commerce Mohammad Pervaiz Malik and the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat.
Picture by Lalith Perera

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Sri Lanka, China to co-build dendro power plant »


Sri Lanka and China on Friday signed a joint venture agreement to construct Sri Lanka’s largest dendro power plant in Moneragala in the country’s south. The power plant will produce 70,000 megawatts of renewable energy per year to the country’s national power grid. The joint…

January 19, 2018 - 10:24 / No Comment / Read More »

Pro-LTTE group to hold a sitting of its “Parliament” in Canada »


A pro-LTTE group announced it will be holding a sitting of its “Parliament” in Canada with the participation of members from around the world. The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam’s (TGTE) led by former LTTE member and peace negotiator Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, will hold its 8th Sitting…

January 19, 2018 - 10:08 / No Comment / Read More »

Government accused of delaying implementing rights pledges to UN »


The Sri Lankan Government stalled on its key pledges to provide justice for conflict-related violations and strengthen human rights protections, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday in its World Report 2018. The Government took some steps in 2017 to reduce restrictions on speech and assembly, but there was…

January 18, 2018 - 18:26 / No Comment / Read More »

Harsha tells CMC to remove offensive hoarding in Rajagiriya »


Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Dr Harsha de Silva says he had called for the removal of an offensive hoarding in Rajagiriya. The hoarding, giving publicity to a popular gymnasium and fitness centre, has an image of a barrel and text next…

January 18, 2018 - 18:18 / No Comment / Read More »

EU renews call for Sri Lanka to urgently repeal PTA »


The European Union (EU) on Thursday re-emphasised its clear and unwavering expectation that urgent action would be taken by the Sri Lankan authorities to repeal the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and replace it with legislation that is in line with international standards. The 21st…

January 18, 2018 - 17:16 / No Comment / Read More »

CEB unions suspend strike launched over Police attack »


Unions attached to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) have decided to suspend the strike launched on Thursday over the Police attack on a protest a day earlier. The Special Task Force (STF) stormed the CEB on Wednesday and freed the chairman after he was held…

January 18, 2018 - 17:05 / No Comment / Read More »

SriLankan Airlines insists action taken based on Weliamuna Report »


SriLankan Airlines on Thursday insisted that action had been taken to address allegations on the national airline, based on the recommendations of the J.C. Weliamuna Report. A statement by SriLankan Airlines said that the Board of Directors of SriLankan Airlines Limited have taken all action possible to…

January 18, 2018 - 16:54 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Marapane-led committee to decide on UNP members accused in scam »

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A committee headed by Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana has been appointed by the United National Party (UNP) to recommend action to be taken on any UNP member accused in the treasury bond scam. The report by the Presidential commission which investigated the treasury bond issue,…

January 18, 2018 - 16:43 / No Comment / Read More »

UNP National List MP Salman resigns from Parliament »


United National Party (UNP) National List member of Parliament M H M Salman resigned from his Parliament seat. He tendered his letter of resignation to the Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake.…

January 18, 2018 - 16:29 / No Comment / Read More »

Former CJ Mohan Peiris ordered to appear in court »


The Colombo Chief Magistrate on Thursday issued notice on former Chief Justice Mohan Peiris to appear in court on March 8. Peiris and two others were ordered in court over a case filed by the Bribery Commission. (Colombo Gazette)…

January 18, 2018 - 14:02 / No Comment / Read More »

Arrest warrant issued on Mervyn’s son Malaka Silva »


An arrest warrant has been issued on the son of former Minister Mervyn Silva, Malaka Manoj Silva. The warrant was issued by the Colombo Additional Magistrate after Malaka Silva failed to appear in court over a case. (Colombo Gazette)…

January 18, 2018 - 12:57 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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BBC’s highest-paid Sri Lankan born presenter reveals his cancer has returned »

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Sri-Lanka-born newsreader George Alagiah, the BBC’s highest-paid star from a minority ethnic background, is to undergo further treatment for cancer after the disease returned, The Guardian…

January 16, 2018 - 10:59 / No Comment / Read More »

Sirisena too shoots himself in the foot »


By N Sathiya Moorthy   Independent of the ‘determination’ that the Supreme Court sends to President Maithiripala Sirisena on his constitutional query regarding the operation…

January 14, 2018 - 00:57 / No Comment / Read More »

Language issue crops up in case involving Prof. Hoole »


N. Lohahayalan, Jaffna Correspondent On Thursday 14.12.2017, Mullaitivu Magistrate Mohammed S.M. Samsuddin declared Prof. S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole of the Election Commission not guilty of…

January 14, 2018 - 00:22 / 3 Comments / Read More »

Government failed to meet expectations of the public – Nimal Lanza »

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By Ashanthi Warunasuriya United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Gampaha District Parliamentarian Nimal Lanza says the Government failed to meet the expectations of the public. The former…

January 14, 2018 - 00:20 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Rebellion in India’s Supreme Court »


By Vidyadharan MP Last Friday, four senior most judges of India’s Supreme Court stunned the nation. And may be the judicial world. Ignoring judicial protocol,…

January 14, 2018 - 00:02 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Jayantha and Nishantha tipped to contest for SLC top posts »

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By Samantha Hewabandula Jayantha Dharmadasa and Nishantha Ranatunga are expected to contest for the top posts of Sri Lanka Cricket in a bid to make…

January 14, 2018 - 00:02 / 4 Comments / Read More »

Deivanayagam Eassuwaren: Driven by thirst and passion to serve humanity »


Sri Lanka lost a wonderful personality whose life was in dedication to help and support as many as he could across religions, race, ethnic and…

January 13, 2018 - 10:21 / No Comment / Read More »
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