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Thursday, 23 Jan 2020

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MP Ranjan Ramanayake produces 15,000 voice tapes before Chambers!

Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake who is currently sentenced to remand imprisonment produced compact disks containing 15

33 minute ago

Notices issued to Karannagoda and 14 others in connection to the abduction of 11 youths

This was when the case was taken up before Colombo three member Special High Court yesterday (22).

40 minute ago

Government to limit importation of Milk Powder

The minister made this observation at Chambers in response to a question yesterday (22).

1 hours ago

Loss amounting to Bonds between 2005 - 2015 Rs. 10,470 million, MP Harsha De Silva reveals

The loss on the government amounting to Central Bank bonds between 2005 - 2015 in accordance with the forensic report ta

2 hours ago

Dinesh Gunawardena defends R. Sampanthan by shutting down racists in the governing party

The minister made this observation in response to Sampanthan as his comments on the official residence and the vehicle d

2 hours ago

Sri Lanka SMEs say loan deadline ‘deadly’

‘We welcome Govt’s SME revival efforts’- COSMI President Rajabdeen

22 Jan 2020

SL High Commissioner pays farewell call on the UK Minister of State for the Commonwealth, UN and South Asia

The outgoing High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom Manisha Gunasekera paid a farewell call on the Lord Ta

22 Jan 2020

Rohan Fernando appointed as the new SLT chairman

In a move towards revamping state owned telecom provider, renowned tea exporter Rohan Fernando has been appointed as the

22 Jan 2020

Protests launched by unemployed graduates continue!

Unemployed graduates launched a protest in front of the Fort Railway station this afternoon (22).

22 Jan 2020

Ranil prepared for the final battle - Voting in Working Committee

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is preparing for a voting in the party working committee at his final approach to protec

22 Jan 2020

Government revokes 2019/35 circular in the midst of fund crisis

The new circular stated that the Cabinet has decided to revoke Circular No 2019/35 issued on December 10, 2019 in relati

22 Jan 2020

Sum of Rs.275 million spends for five forensic audits on Bond scam

The Central Bank notes that out of the six forensic audits initiated, five forensic audits have been completed so far at

22 Jan 2020

EU election observers to release report on Presidential elections

The EU EOM who was in Sri Lanka to observe the Presidential election last November, is to release its final report this

22 Jan 2020

SPECIAL NEWS

Dinesh Gunawardena defends R. Sampanthan by shutting down racists in the governing party

The minister made this observation in response to Sampanthan as his comments on the official residence and the vehicle d

2 hours ago

Ranil prepared for the final battle - Voting in Working Committee

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is preparing for a voting in the party working committee at his final approach to protec

22 Jan 2020

The trident remains unformed in the UNP leadership crisis

In the wake of the leadership crisis within the United National Party, Sajith Premadasa and Karu Jayasuriya have agreed

22 Jan 2020

19 state ministers remain unsettled with scopes since 56 days of swearing in

19 state ministers of the present government sworn in 56 days ago still remain without being subjected to scopes, report

22 Jan 2020

Basil Rajapaksa’s return to Sri Lanka delayed indefinitely!

Mr. Basil Rajapaksa left to US with his family last December.

21 Jan 2020

BUSINESS

A family in Jaffna attempts suicide due to Micro Finance debt trap - Mother found dead

Due to the inability to pay the loan interest woman was dead while a family attempted to commit suicide by drowning in a

21 Jan 2020

Advocata invites Entrepreneurs to relate their stories

Advocata Institute an independent policy think tank based in Colombo, recently launched a study on removing barriers to

13 Jan 2020

Sri Lankan Hela Clothing wins Employer of the Year award in Ethiopia

Hela Clothing, a global apparel manufacturer with factories across Kenya, Ethiopia and Sri Lanka, was recently awarded t

13 Jan 2020

CSE records the highest turnover after 11 years

An Eminent Economist noted that there was a major transaction in John Keells.

10 Jan 2020

FEATURED

Alas Sri Lanka, may ‘culture’ serve remedy to yet another tragedy

The parliament oversight committee on women and gender concluded its meeting held yesterday (21) in regard to review the

22 Jan 2020

Easter Sunday Attack: Horrors remain unsolved

One of the key elements catalyzed victory of the present Government in November 16 was the Easter Sunday attack occurred

22 Jan 2020

Oceans are warming at the same rate as if five Hiroshima bombs were dropped in every second

The world’s oceans are now heating at the same rate as if five Hiroshima atomic bombs were dropped into the water every

14 Jan 2020

Political anomaly within government amidst Ranjan’s Voice Tapes - Who’s next?

A group of political figures in the governing party who toasted over the exposure of MP Ranjan Ramanayake’s voice tapes

10 Jan 2020

 

FOREIGN

China confirms human-to-human transmission of coronavirus

China’s health ministry has confirmed human-to-human transmission of a mysterious Sars-like virus that has spread across

21 Jan 2020

Two Honolulu police officers killed in shooting

Two police officers were shot and killed by a suspect when they responded to a call for a woman who needed help at a hom

20 Jan 2020

Prince Harry expresses ’great sadness’ following news he and Meghan are no longer working members of royal family

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, expressed ’’great sadness’’ Sunday evening in his first public statement since Bucking

20 Jan 2020

World’s shortest man dies in Nepal at 27

The world’s shortest man who was capable of walking, as verified by Guinness World Records, died Friday at a hospital in

18 Jan 2020

Environment

New Chinese virus ’will have infected hundreds’

The number of people already infected by the mystery virus emerging in China is far greater than official figures sugges

18 Jan 2020

Man caught smuggling 200 live scorpions out of Sri Lanka

A man was caught attempting to smuggle around 200 live scorpions out of Sri Lanka.

16 Jan 2020

Oceans are warming at the same rate as if five Hiroshima bombs were dropped in every second

The world’s oceans are now heating at the same rate as if five Hiroshima atomic bombs were dropped into the water every

14 Jan 2020

The atmosphere is seriously contaminated that it carries nano plastic particles!

Professor A. Pitawala, Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Science at the University of Peradeniya has stated tha

08 Jan 2020

GOSSIP

Ajith Prasanna condemned by Wimal, Gammanpila!

On the other hand, the actual opposition to the Swiss embassy in the country, backed by 69 lakhs of citizens, has been d

03 Dec 2019

The switching Senanayake Grandson - where would he be tomorrow?

State Minister Wasantha Senanayake has officially joined the SLPP today (08) in support of the Presidential candidate Go

08 Nov 2019

’’Tea with Gota’’ might require a Dress Code with a Helmet!

The event either way has created a situation in which devotees are eager to but afraid of seeing him in person for a cup

28 Oct 2019

ART

Reminiscing Chandra Kaluarachchi a robust talent to pursuit

She was married to well-known musician cum actor Lakshman Wijesekara and was the mother of Ama Wijesekara and son...

21 Jan 2020

ITN should focus fostering aspirant talents

Today, there is an abundance of television channels in Sri Lanka, some old and some new. Among them, the Independent Tel..

10 Jan 2020