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First stock of Vaccine under COVAX Program arrive in Airport

Another stock containing 264,000 doses of Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine against the Covid-19 virus has arrived in Katunayak

9 minute ago

Had there been a Rajapaksa government then, no Black Sunday today: Dilum Amunugama

The Bishop Convention of Colombo has declared today (07) as Black Sunday in the event that law is yet to be enforced aga

25 minute ago

NDB gets over 9 percent financial infusions from Norwegian fund

Norwegian Development Finance Institution, Norfund has stepped into infuse funding in National Development Bank PLC (NDB

1 hours ago

Covid-19 Death Toll in Sri Lanka climbs up to 497

With four more Covid related deaths confirmed today (06) the death toll due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Sri Lanka has cl

06 Mar 2021

Covid-19: 190 new infections added to Peliyagoda cluster

With 190 new infections of Covid-19 associated as contacts with the Peliyagoda cluster confirmed today (06), the overall

06 Mar 2021

Opposition Leader visits Bellanwila - Attidiya Sanctuary

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa on Friday (05) joined an observation tour into Bellanwila - Attidiya Sanctuary

06 Mar 2021

Seven more Covid burials proceeded - bodies in cold storage to be buried tomorrow

Seven more bodies of those died of Covid-19 were buried today (06) and all bodies in cold storages are to be buried tomo

06 Mar 2021

Pope Francis and top Shia cleric Ali al-Sistani discuss plight of Iraq’s Christians

Pope Francis has discussed the safety of Iraq’s Christian minority with one of Shia Islam’s most powerful figures, on hi

06 Mar 2021

‘It’s not fair!’ Capitol suspect who put feet on Pelosi’s desk has court outburst

Richard Barnett, charged over January attack, complains after judge rules he must remain in jail until next court date i

06 Mar 2021

President vows to penalise those responsible for Easter Massacre

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has pledged that all parties responsible for the Easter Sunday Massacre will be penalised,

06 Mar 2021

Increasing evidence that Myanmar’s military forces are shooting to kill as country mourns young victims

Zin Ko Ko Zaw, 22, killed by a bullet to the head. Ma ’’Angel’’ Kyal Sin, 19, fatally shot in the head. Nay Myo Aung, 16

06 Mar 2021

For Meghan Markle, leaving Britain must seem more and more like the right choice

The Duchess of Sussex, a woman of colour, has faced relentless media attacks – and had no protection from the palace

06 Mar 2021

Proposals for an independent media regulatory mechanism to establish a Public Service Journalism tradition

We are pleased to observe the coming to the surface of a new discourse on the behavior of public and private media in Sr

06 Mar 2021

SPECIAL NEWS

This is the best time to buy stocks - Minister of State Cabraal’s forecast about the stock market

Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Minister of State for Finance, Capital Markets and Public Enterprise Reforms, said that this is a

06 Mar 2021

If the fever persists for more than 48 hours after receiving the covid vaccine, seek immediate medical attention

Dr. Hemantha Herath, Deputy Director General of Health Services, urges the public to seek immediate medical attention if

05 Mar 2021

Retired MPs to be vaccinated today

It is reported that the retired parliamentarians and the staff of the parliament will be given the covid immunization va

05 Mar 2021

No Provincial Election in June: Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon

Minister of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government Janaka Bandara Tennakoon emphasised that there is

04 Mar 2021

We must also eradicate deforestation terrorism in Sri Lanka: Opposition Leader

Deforestation occurring beyond control in Sri Lanka also takes the form of terrorism, Leader of the Opposition Sajith Pr

04 Mar 2021

Health Ministry issues SOPs for burial of Covid victims

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health has issued revised guidelines on disposal of COVID19 dead bodies detailing burial require

04 Mar 2021

BUSINESS

Former CB Governor Dr. Indrajit stresses the need of quality reserves

The Government has to focus on creating quality reserves by reducing the amount of inter-governmental financial arrangem

06 Mar 2021

Sri Lankan economy expects to make a notable recovery

The Sri Lankan economy is expected to make a notable recovery in 2021, supported by policy stimulus and improving busine

05 Mar 2021

Ashroff Omar resigns from Sri Lankan Airlines Director Board

Business magnate CEO of the Brandix Group Ashroff Omar has resigned from the board of Directors of Sri Lankan Airlines,

05 Mar 2021

FEATURED

Covid fightback: the critical role of HIV experts

The speed and cooperation of the Covid response has been honed by decades of dealing with ‘the biggest pandemic the worl

06 Mar 2021

How elimination versus suppression became Covid’s cold war

Getting rid of the virus completely now seems an impossible project. But there are powerful arguments in its favour

03 Mar 2021

Justice for Easter attacks, Navaly Church bombing, and others

It is nearly two years since the Easter bombings killed about 115 in the St. Sebastian’s Church (Catholic) in Katuwapiti

03 Mar 2021

People less likely to adhere to Covid rules after vaccination, expert says

Susan Michie cites evidence from previous vaccine rollouts, saying people should not drop their guard

28 Feb 2021

 


 

FOREIGN

Pope Francis and top Shia cleric Ali al-Sistani discuss plight of Iraq’s Christians

Pope Francis has discussed the safety of Iraq’s Christian minority with one of Shia Islam’s most powerful figures, on hi

06 Mar 2021

‘It’s not fair!’ Capitol suspect who put feet on Pelosi’s desk has court outburst

Richard Barnett, charged over January attack, complains after judge rules he must remain in jail until next court date i

06 Mar 2021

Increasing evidence that Myanmar’s military forces are shooting to kill as country mourns young victims

Zin Ko Ko Zaw, 22, killed by a bullet to the head. Ma ’’Angel’’ Kyal Sin, 19, fatally shot in the head. Nay Myo Aung, 16

06 Mar 2021

For Meghan Markle, leaving Britain must seem more and more like the right choice

The Duchess of Sussex, a woman of colour, has faced relentless media attacks – and had no protection from the palace

06 Mar 2021

Environment

Attenborough’s Life In Colour: Just what I needed – a dazzling dose of escapism

David Attenborough has described his new two-part BBC series as a break from his recent “woe is me” documentaries addres

02 Mar 2021

Nature Bonds May Be the Next Big Thing for Emerging Markets

Emerging-market nations are looking at issuing the first nature-linked bonds as part of talks involving the World Bank a

27 Feb 2021

Attenborough’s stark warning on climate change: ’It’s already too late’

The veteran broadcaster tells the UN Security Council the climate crisis is the ’’biggest threat to security’’ humans ha

24 Feb 2021

Did nuclear spy devices in the Himalayas trigger India floods?

In a village in the Indian Himalayas, generations of residents have believed that nuclear devices lie buried under the s

21 Feb 2021

GOSSIP

Sanath Nishantha receives the Shiromani Honors Award for Political Science Philosophy

State Minister of Rural and Regional Drinking Water Supply Development Sanath Nishantha has been awarded the Lankabhiman

07 Feb 2021

Blazing a Trail

A Chief Executive Officer in a big local firm has built a big reputation by carefully manufactured stories planted in th

04 Feb 2021

A Bank Romance That Went Sour

The CEO of listed Bank was on a wave that would take him to the next level.

05 Jan 2021

ART

Cicely Tyson, iconic US Black actress, dies at 96

Actress Cicely Tyson, who specialised in portraying strong Black women caught up in life’s struggles during a 60-year ca..

29 Jan 2021

Dominic Jeeva passes away

Veteran writer Dominic Jeeva, who played a pioneering role in enriching Sri Lankan Tamil literature as well as introduci..

29 Jan 2021