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Monday, 13 Jul 2020


The election should not be postponed for any reason - SLPP

The SLPP states that the general election should not be postponed for any reason. Johnston Fernando, SLPP candidate for

29 minute ago

Ranil doubles personal fences against COVID-19

Amidst the potential second wave of COVID-19 the conduction of an uninterrupted general election is in everyone’s doubts

4 hours ago

First round of Postal Voting today

The postal voting for 2020 General Election is set to commence its first round today (13). The date has been reserved fo

5 hours ago

GMOA to visit President with new resolutions amidst potential second wave of COVID-19

Shedding light into these concerns, the GMOA is set to visit President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (13) with several resolu

5 hours ago

106 new infections on Sunday (12). COVID-19 cases surged up to 2617

As of Sunday (12) 106 persons who tested positive for COVID-19 have been identified, raising the total number up to 2617

5 hours ago

Ceylon Teachers’ Union raises concern on threatened School System amidst COVID-19 contagion 

In the wake of the new waves of COVID-19 due to carriers linking to the Kandakadu Rehab Centre, the school system of Sri

13 Jul 2020

Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

The Statement by Sri Lanka at the Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful

13 Jul 2020

Ambassador Prasanna Gamage meets with Mr. Vu Duc Giang, Chairman of Viet Nam Textile & Apparel Association

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Viet Nam, Prasanna Gamage met with the Chairman, Viet Nam Textile & Apparel Association (VIT

13 Jul 2020

Adverse conditions in election rallies may charge second wave of Coronavirus (VIDEO)

There is an indication of poor social distancing in transportation, market premises and election rallies, where people m

12 Jul 2020

Postal voting postponed in Rajanganaya

Postal voting in Rajanganaya area has been postponed amidst the prevailing situation, the Election Commission informed.

12 Jul 2020

Former Speaker mulls over the new wave of COVID-19

Former speaker Karu Jayasuriya has issued a special statement raising concerns on the new wave of Coronavirus in Sri Lan

12 Jul 2020

COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka hike up to 2612

The number of patients tested positive for COVID-19 has surged up to 2612.

12 Jul 2020

COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka surge up to 2605, with 90 new infections

COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka has surged up to 2605, with 90 new infections identified on Sunday (12), Health Ministry sai

12 Jul 2020


Adverse conditions in election rallies may charge second wave of Coronavirus (VIDEO)

There is an indication of poor social distancing in transportation, market premises and election rallies, where people m

12 Jul 2020

Fate of citizens in a country guarded by rogue Police is fatality?

Early reports claiming that the person who was shot dead by a group of Police officers attached to Angulana Police in Lu

11 Jul 2020

Army officer and his two children from Rajanganaya test positive for COVID-19

An army officer who visited the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre for counselling and his two children have tested positiv

11 Jul 2020

Why were figures wrongly communicated amidst recent COVID-19 cases? GMOA questions

The Health Ministry should be providing answers as to why were communicating the actual figures on COVID-19 cases report

11 Jul 2020

Trial on Welikada Massacre: Suspect’s ’manhandling’ endangers fate of witnesses?

Sparks flamed on media as former Police Inspector of Police Narcotics Bureau Neomal Rangajeewa, who is currently on bail

11 Jul 2020

Reinstating of former police officers who left the service commences

The Ministry of Defense has commenced the process of reinstating officers who have been ordered to leave the Sri Lanka P

10 Jul 2020


Economists express concern on public benefits of interest rate drop

The sudden drop in market interest rates offered by banks may not be beneficial as it seems, analysts said, as the Avera

12 Jul 2020

Sri Lanka bank’s KYC process modernisation gets underway

A major yet trivial problem in the banking industry right now is how tedious and costly the traditional Know-Your-Custom

07 Jul 2020

Sri Lanka downgraded to Lower Middle Income Country

The World Bank has downgraded Sri Lanka from upper-middle income country to lower-middle income country category.

02 Jul 2020

Update: Private Lawyer appears for new Chairwoman of SLTDA!

The enjoining order imposed over the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority’s (SLTDA) unlawful takeover of land acquire

01 Jul 2020


Expose election expenses - Anura Hegoda

Election fever has begun to rise.. Millions of rupees go to printers, cut-out makers, electronic and print media includi

11 Jul 2020

Navaly Church Bombing – 25 Years On

People in Navaly, including members of the church youth club, were helping the displaced by providing them with food and

09 Jul 2020

Mary Trump’s book to be published early amid ‘extraordinary interest’

Tell-all book by Donald Trump’s niece will argue president suffered ‘child abuse’ in the early years of his life

07 Jul 2020

World Bank drives Sri Lanka’s Economy backwards

As the old saying goes, there is a silver lining in every dark cloud. Us being downgraded to the lower-middle income cat

06 Jul 2020




Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for COVID-19

Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan has tested positive for COVID-19, as he confirmed in a tweet a short while ago.

11 Jul 2020

Ruling Party wins Singapore General Election

Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) has retained power in Friday’s general election but with a reduced majori

11 Jul 2020

India police murder suspect shot dead after arrest

Police in India say they have shot dead a man accused of killing eight policemen in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

10 Jul 2020

US COVID-19 cases and deaths increase, dimming economic recovery

COVID-19 continues to swell in the United States as record-breaking numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths in several s

10 Jul 2020


Sri Lanka Rangers Spot Possible Rare Baby Elephant Twins

The young tuskers were spotted in the Minneriya sanctuary about 200 kilometres (125 miles) north-east of Colombo, grazin

09 Jul 2020

Theories changed on planting new forests amid Climate Crisis?

Rather than benefiting the environment, large-scale tree planting may do the opposite, two new studies have found.

23 Jun 2020

The earliest bows and arrows outside Africa have been found in a Sri Lankan rainforest - METRO Report

The oldest use of bows and arrows by prehistoric humans outside of Africa has been discovered in Asia along with the wor

13 Jun 2020

Familiar Culprit May Have Caused Mysterious Mass Extinction

It has long been our planet’s greatest and oldest murder mystery. Roughly 445 million years ago, around 85 percent of al

11 Jun 2020


Five swords wielded in the battle to win UNP Leadership. The Heir remains silent?

Five political figures have entered the battlefield to win the leadership of the United National Party succeeding Mr. Ra

28 Jun 2020

Tides turn as Harin throws controversial Facebook Post

Harin Fernando, who was internally criticised for leveling allegations against His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith tha

23 Jun 2020

What President said about development of Mt. Lavinia Beach on March 08..

The unsuccessful reclamation project of the Mount Lavinia Beach by filling sand wasting millions of rupees have shaken t

01 Jun 2020