The Sunday Leader

PUCSL Wants Domestic Solar Power Plants Linked To Grid Soon

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the regulator of the electricity sector, has directed the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and Lanka Electricity Company Private Limited (LECO) to connect domestic rooftop solar plants to the national grid within two weeks from the date of application. “The direction to provide the connection for rooftop solar [...]

Serena Overcomes Sister Venus And sets new record

Tennis – Australia Open – Womens Final Serena Williams secured an Open-era record 23rd grand slam title by beating her older sister Venus to become Australian Open champion. After a nervous start, Serena proved unstoppable again on Rod Laver Arena as the American won 6-4 6-4 to claim her seventh Melbourne crown. Venus arrived on [...]

Pakistan in Danger of Missing World Cup 2019 Qualification

Pakistan is in danger of failing to qualify directly for the 2019 One-Day International (ODI) World Cup in England, according to International Cricket Council’s (ICC) latest rankings released on Friday. Pakistan is sitting in the eighth position with 89 points — two behind Bangladesh and two ahead of the West Indies. Hosts England and the [...]

Warner seizes top spot in ODI rankings for the first time

Australia opener David Warner has wrested the top spot in the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen with a stupendous run in recent matches that is a warning for other teams in the year of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which will be held in the United Kingdom from 1-18 June. The attacking [...]

Sri Lanka To Further Strengthen Ties With India

The government says it hopes to further strengthen the long-established Indo-Sri Lanka relations. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, presented his credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at a ceremony at the President’s House in Colombo last week. President Maithripala Sirisena said he was aware that the new Indian High Commissioner [...]

Coach Jones Wants Bold Approach As England Defend Crown

Rugby – 6 Nations 2017 The 2017 RBS 6 Nations will kick off on Saturday February 4 with the games between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield and England taking on France at Twickenham. The tournament is set to conclude on March 18 and England will bid to not only defend their title but also maintain [...]

China Sees No Harm From H’tota Protests

China said it saw no harm to the relationship with Sri Lanka as a result of the protests staged in Hambantota recently. The opposition staged a protest in Hambantota recently against the proposed industrial zone which will give China a large amount of land. Sri Lanka and China celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations this [...]

CBK Speaks To SLFP Chief Ministers Who Met Mahinda

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has spoken to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Chief Ministers who met former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya said that Kumaratunga spoke to the Chief Ministers over the telephone. A heated exchange of words had reportedly taken place at the meeting held last Sunday between Rajapaksa [...]

No Move To Interfere In Legal Process On Corrupt Politicians

The government says there is no move to interfere in the legal process on corrupt politicians. State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe said that the police and judiciary will deal with those accused of corruption. He said that if the former government was in office there would have been interference in the judicial process. [...]

Sri Lanka To Import Rice

Sri Lanka is to import rice from neighbouring countries, the Government Information Department said. The cabinet has noted that the Ministry of Rural Economic Affairs has taken steps to issue 90,958 MT of paddy from the Paddy Marketing Board in district level to private paddy mill owners and Lanka Sathosa to be processed into rice. [...]

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