Colombo Snubs PCs South records significant turnout

South records significant turnout By Camelia Nathaniel and Waruni Karunarathne Voters in Colombo virtually snubbed the Western Provincial Council elections yesterday with the District recording the lowest voter turnout at the elections from both provinces. According to election monitors, Colombo had recorded a low 49 percent voter turnout as compared to the highest recorded from [...]

OHCHR To Seek Engagement

By Easwaran Rutnam The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is to seek cooperation and engagement with the Government to carry out the investigations into the war as proposed in the resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council last week, Geneva sources told The Sunday Leader. However, if the Government refuses to corporate, [...]

Exports Face Ever Increasing Competition – Suresh Shah

By Roy Silva Sri Lankan exports will face ever increasing competition in the years ahead. It will be compelled to face greater competition at home and the country will have no choice but compete in markets overseas, said Suresh Shah, Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) on Wednesday. The CCC chief was addressing [...]

Controversy As Fonseka Votes

By Waruni Karunarathne Controversy surrounded former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka managing to cast his vote at the provincial council elections yesterday. In 2010, Fonseka lost his civic rights, including the right to vote, after a military court found him guilty over allegations raised against him, and, in 2011, the Supreme Court upheld the decision. The [...]

Five Best Western Hotels In Sri Lanka In Three Years

Best Western International is embarking on a major expansion strategy in one of Asia’s most exciting emerging markets – Sri Lanka. This year, the company, which operates more than 4,000 hotels worldwide, will plant its flag in Sri Lanka for the first time in its 68-year history. Best Western International and local organization Elyon Hotels [...]

Post Geneva War Begins

Rights groups, Diaspora upbeat but Government defiant By Easwaran Rutnam It was a session marred by allegations and counter allegations on Sri Lanka, but, in the end, the resolution on Sri Lanka submitted before the UN Human Rights Council was adopted, not before there was a bit of drama. The draft resolution submitted by the [...]

UNHRC Takes ‘Global War’ To The Ground, Spreads Discontent All Round

By N. Sathiya Moorthy At the end of the day, it’s Pyrrhic victory at best for the Anglo-American authors of UNHRC-3 resolution against Sri Lanka. While the resolution that satisfied none – possibly starting with the movers and shakers of the world that the US and Europe think they are – managed to muster 23 [...]

A Stellar Performance By Janashakthi – Prakash Schaffter

Janashakthi Insurance has surpassed a milestone of achieving Rs. 1 billion profit after tax, which is a significant first time achievement by the company, said Prakash Schaffter, Managing Director of the company last week. Addressing a media briefing held at the Jaic Hilton, he described the achievement as a stellar performance and said that the [...]

Bid To Make Lanka Granary Of The East Again

The Government’ aim is to make Sri Lanka the Granary of the East by reviving agriculture which was destroyed during the colonial period, says Basil Rajapaksa, Economic Development Minister. This would be done while protecting water, clean air, the soil and other natural resources, he said addressing a meeting held on Monday, March 24 in [...]

Chronic Kidney Disease To Affect 400,000 In NCP

It is estimated that about 400,000 people could be affected by Chronic Kidney Disease in the North Central Province alone. It means that five or six people of every 100 people in the Province are affected by Chronic Kidney Disease affecting not only the social life but also the economy of the region. Commenting on [...]

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