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Gotabaya prepared to contest the next Presidential elections »

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he is prepared to contest the next Presidential elections. Rajapaksa has said this in an interview with the Veerakesari newspaper which was published today.…

July 14, 2018 - 13:06 / 9 Comments / Read More »
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After historic meeting Trump says Putin made ‘incredible offer’ »

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President Donald Trump says Russian President Vladimir Putin made an “incredible offer” of law enforcement collaboration during the leaders’ one-on-one summit. Trump told reporters Monday that Putin said American investigators who have charged 12 Russian hackers with hacking the 2016 presidential election can come work with Russian investigators…

July 17, 2018 - 00:04 / No Comment / Read More »

Journalist dragged out of Trump-Putin news conference »


A journalist was dragged out of the Trump-Putin news conference moments before the leaders were due to speak, after holding up a piece of paper bearing the words “nuclear weapon ban treaty”. Footage from the news conference showed the man – later identified as Sam…

July 16, 2018 - 23:58 / No Comment / Read More »

PM says probe on allegations of China funding MR continuing »


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliamentarians of the United National Party (UNP)-led United National Front (UNF) today that investigations into allegations a Chinese company had funded former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s election campaign was ongoing. He said that investigations into funds received by Rajapaksa’s office ahead…

July 16, 2018 - 23:35 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Maithripala tells Rome summit environment priority in Sri Lanka »


President Maithripala Sirisena told a summit in Rome today that the environment is given priority in Sri Lanka. He said that mega or even medium level projects should conduct environmental impact assessments before commencing activity. President Sirisena said that forests provide many socio-economic benefits, including…

July 16, 2018 - 23:07 / No Comment / Read More »

Sri Lanka thanks Ivory Coast for the support in the past »


Sri Lanka has thanked Ivory Coast for the support rendered to Sri Lanka in all international fora in the past. The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Nigeria Thambirajah Raveenthiran concurrently accredited as Ambassador to Ivory Coast as well presented his Credentials to Alassane Ouattare…

July 16, 2018 - 22:52 / No Comment / Read More »

Mangala sorry for causing pain of mind through his comments »


Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera said he was sorry for causing pain of mind though comments he had made at a media conference last week. Samaraweera said that in response to a question raised a press conference last week on the restoration of Capital Punishment…

July 16, 2018 - 22:40 / No Comment / Read More »

Sri Lanka remains a ‘Human Rights Priority Country’ for the UK »


Sri Lanka remains a priority country in the United Kingdom’s Annual Human Rights Report 2017. Sri Lanka is one of 30 ‘Human Rights Priority Countries’ (HRPCs); countries where the UK has serious human rights concerns and hopes to engage positively to develop human rights performance.…

July 16, 2018 - 18:35 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Government to consider early childhood-centric budget proposals »

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The Government is to include a set of proposals from a UNICEF-led meeting on early childhood development in the 2019 budget, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said today. Speaking at the ‘Building Brains – Building Futures’ high-level meeting held today on early childhood development in Sri Lanka, Samaraweera said…

July 16, 2018 - 17:06 / No Comment / Read More »

Two key suspects in Lasantha murder case granted bail »


Two key suspects arrested in connection to the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunga, have been granted bail. The Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court today granted bail to former Senior DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara and former Mount Lavinia Police Crimes Officer in Charge (OIC) Tissa Sugathapala. Prasanna Nanayakkara was…

July 16, 2018 - 15:35 / No Comment / Read More »

EU, Canada and Norway write to President on death penalty »


The Delegation of the European Union, the missions of the EU Member States in Sri Lanka as well as the diplomatic missions of the Governments of Canada and Norway in Sri Lanka have written to President Maithripala Sirisena to verify the worrying information in the…

July 16, 2018 - 14:24 / 6 Comments / Read More »

Basil granted permission by court to travel overseas for treatment »


Former Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa has been granted approval by the Colombo High Court to travel overseas to obtain medical treatment. Rajapaksa was granted approval to travel overseas when the case related to the alleged misappropriation of Government funds of the Divi Neguma Development Department, was heard…

July 16, 2018 - 14:16 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Two flights diverted to Mattala owing to bad weather at BIA »


Two flights were diverted to the Mattala International Airport today owing to bad weather at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake this morning. Officials said that a passenger plane from Dubai was diverted to Mattala before it returned to the BIA while a SriLankan…

July 16, 2018 - 10:14 / No Comment / Read More »

France win World Cup 2018 »


The 2018 World Cup is over, and 20 years after capturing France’s first World Cup in home soil in 1998, Les Bleus brought the trophy back home on Sunday with a thrilling 4-2 victory over Croatia. It was the usual suspects scoring on Sunday, with Paul…

July 15, 2018 - 22:58 / No Comment / Read More »
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Do Supplements help heart disease? »


Good advice by Dr. Harold Lots of people take supplements like fish oils, multivitamin tablets and minerals daily, presumably, that they will prevent heart disease.…

July 14, 2018 - 12:14 / No Comment / Read More »

From ‘Cold War’ to ‘cash war’? »


By N Sathiya Moorthy   Not many politicians in Third World nations, including Sri Lanka, are known to do a lot of research or maintain…

July 14, 2018 - 12:08 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Rangana Herath ponders calling it quits »


Rangana Herath, the Sri Lanka left-arm spinner, has said the Test series in England could be his last. Herath, who at 40 is the last…

July 14, 2018 - 11:30 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Rotary Colombo West Installation »


Outgoing President Rotarian Chamath Kulasinghe installed Rotarian Rohina Macan Markar as the 58th President of the Rotary Club of Colombo West at the Grand Installation…

July 12, 2018 - 17:11 / No Comment / Read More »

Beer served to media at Galle match despite earlier policy »

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By Samantha Hewabandula in Galle Beer was served today inside the media enclosure at the Galle cricket stadium during the cricket match between Sri Lanka…

July 12, 2018 - 15:37 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Sri Lanka under fire over move to implement death penalty »

Dinushika Dissanayake, Deputy Director for South Asia at Amnesty International

Human rights groups have raised concerns over Sri Lanka’s decision to implement the death penalty. Sri Lanka must pull back from any plans to implement the…

July 11, 2018 - 18:18 / 5 Comments / Read More »

If things not going the right way Sri Lanka can advise Maldives – Dunya Maumoon »

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By Easwaran Rutnam   Former Maldives Foreign Minister and eldest daughter of the former President of the Maldives, Dunya Maumoon, speaks exclusively to the Colombo…

July 10, 2018 - 16:15 / No Comment / Read More »

India has eyes on Sri Lanka’s growing economic ties with China »


India is keeping a close watch on Sri Lanka’s growing economic ties with China. India is to adopt a broad, three-pronged approach to deal with…

July 8, 2018 - 07:19 / 5 Comments / Read More »

Sri Lanka hopes India will take stake in airport with no flights »


Sri Lanka has already sold China a port that gets almost no ships. The island nation now wants India to take control of an airport with no…

July 7, 2018 - 09:31 / 3 Comments / Read More »

Now, Wiggy In The Box »


By N Sathiya Moorthy   Through a least-publicised interim order with constitutional consequences otherwise, the Court of Appeal has stayed Northern Province Chief Minister C…

July 7, 2018 - 00:50 / 7 Comments / Read More »