Army Chief wants data on candidates contesting polls

Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake says the Army must have information on the candidates contesting the Local Government (LG) elections. Speaking to the BBC Sinhala service, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said that gathering information on candidates and other key members of society does not mean they are being monitored. Read Full Story Here

Sri Lanka Cricket board sacks Media Manager

By Samantha Hewabandula The Sri Lanka Cricket board has sacked its Media Manager Dinesh Ratnasingham, the second media Manager to have been removed over the past 12 months. The Sunday Leader online learns that Ratnasingham, who replaced former Communications Manager Rajith Fernando last December, was told his term will not be extended. Sources said that the board was concerned [...]

Uncertainties Ahead Of Another New Year, Too!

By N Sathiya Moorthy Even as the nation can celebrate that there was/is no uncertainty to political stability at the end of 2017 more than at the commencement of the year, it can feel sad and upset still that whatever remained in the old year is also there to herald the advent of circa 2018. [...]

Joint opposition suspects attempt to postpone polls

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya The joint opposition suspects there is an attempt to postpone the Local Government (LG) elections. Sources said that the joint opposition had discussed the possibility of the Government making a last minute attempt to prevent the polls from being held in February. The joint opposition has been informed that the Government has sought legal [...]

Sri Lanka: No country for Mr. Mandela

By Apratim Mukarji One of the enduring memories I have brought back from a recent visit to Sri Lanka was the frequentwistful thinking how lucky the island would have been had it possessed a statesman like Nelson Mandela. When such a wish was expressed by a person like Manouri Muttetuwegama,chairperson of the Consultation Task Force (CTF) [...]

Pakistan’s humanitarian indignity

By Vidyadharan MP After the end of the Cold War, there is no region as tense as the India-Pakistan border. The relations between the two neighbours, carved out by the colonial British, continues to be worse even than that of the US and the erstwhile USSR during the Cold War period. There happens to be [...]

The Moment of Pivotal Change for Sri Lanka

By Trevor Jayetileke “A moments insight they say is sometimes worth a  life time experience”. The Logistics Fulcrum  of the Port of Hambantota  in the Southern  belt of Sri Lanka which is just about 10 miles away from the International  Sea  Lane now firmly in the hands of China since 9th of December 2017 for 99 [...]

35th Benedictine Nite

St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union held their 35th Benedictine Nite at the Water’s Edge, Battaramulla. This year’s theme was Benedictine Christmas Classics with leading bands ‘Misty’ & ‘Doctor’ providing the music for dancing and Trishma Pinto doing an good job as Compere.

Health Ministry clears the air over deaths in Jaffna

The Ministry of Health says the mystery behind the multiple deaths in Jaffna recently related to an illness has been identified. According to the Health Ministry, an investigation had been carried out on the multiple deaths in Jaffna reported over the past three months. The Health Ministry said that preliminary investigations revealed there was no [...]

Deadline to return mutilated or defaced currency notes extended

The deadline to return mutilated or defaced currency notes has been extended till March 31, 2018. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) had earlier announced it will not make payments to mutilated, altered or defaced currency notes after 31.12.2017. However on the instructions of the President the deadline has now been extended till March 31, 2018.

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