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Thursday, 26 Nov 2020

LATEST NEWS

211 more Covid-19 cases found

At present, 211 new infections for Covid-19 have been identified, marking today’s (26) charge of cases up to 533, offici

44 minute ago

PHIs launch protest at Kalutara and Beruwala

All public health inspectors attached to Kalutara and Beruwala MOH divisions have refrained themselves from reporting fo

2 hours ago

Minuwangoda/Peliyagoda Covid-19 cluster passes 18k with 342 new infections

With the identification of 342 new infections for Covid-19 this evening (26), the number of cases associated with the Mi

5 hours ago

Lanka Premier League 20/20: Spectacular Virtual Opening Ceremony Kicks Off In Hambantota Today

The Lanka Premier League 2020, which will become Sri Lanka’s topmost T20 league of international flavor, kicks off this

5 hours ago

Verdict on petition seeking bail for former CID Director dragged in till Dec. 07

Former CID Director Shani Abeysekara, who is in remand prison and reportedly tested positive for Covid-19, is being trea

6 hours ago

All schools at Education Zone in Kalmunai closed

All schools at the Education Zone in Kalmunai have been closed.

6 hours ago

The government has no plan even though they opened the schools - Sajith

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa says that the government has no plans even though they started schools for the third

8 hours ago

Shani sent to Habarana, Gallella

Former Director of the CID Shani Abeysekera, who is in remand custody, and being diagnosed with the corona virus has be

8 hours ago

Stocks push higher on vaccine hopes but gains lose steam

Asian shares extended this month’s stellar gains as market euphoria over COVID-19 vaccines and expectations that US Pres

8 hours ago

HRCSL raises concern over alleged security threat on former CID Director Shani Abeysekara

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has raised strong concerns over the alleged security threats on former

26 Nov 2020

A tale of two bridges: India and China vying for influence in the Maldives

In the heart of the Indian Ocean, a 2.1-kilometer (1.3-mile) bridge snakes out of an idyllic atoll, linking the Maldives

26 Nov 2020

Obstacles to the right to information and expression of views again - Karu Jayasuriya

Karu Jayasuriya, President of the National Movement for a Just Society says that the right of the people to information

26 Nov 2020

Sarath Weerasekara sworn in as Minister of Public Security

Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara has been sworn in as the Minister of Public Security a short while ago.

26 Nov 2020

SPECIAL NEWS

Ensure Shani’s safety: Relatives

The safety of former director of the Criminal Investigation Department Shani Abeysekara, who is currently in remand pris

26 Nov 2020

State Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena assures East Terminal will not be sold

The East Terminal of Colombo Port will not be sold under any circumstances, nevertheless, private investors may be invol

26 Nov 2020

Former CID Director Shani Abeysekara tests positive for Covid-19

Former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department Shani Abeysekara, who is currently in remand prison, has report

25 Nov 2020

SJB MP Harsha urges authorities to increase frequency of PCR interventions in Colombo

Opposition MPs Dr. Harsha De Silva and Mujibur Rahman have called for an immediate increase in the frequency of PCR inte

25 Nov 2020

Rohini Kavirathne strongly opposes the government’s ’menstrual tax’!

There is strong opposition to the 15% tax on sanitary napkins proposed in this budget.

24 Nov 2020

Loss incurred on 03 drugs due to commissions, discounts in local pharmaceuticals amounts to Rs. 700 million: Kumudesh

In the event that commissions and discounts are made in large amounts compared to that of importing drugs, the loss incu

24 Nov 2020

BUSINESS

Children and frontline staff to get 23,000 masks with revolutionary Antiviral Livinguard Technology

Children and frontline staff of Sri Lanka are to receive more than 23,000 masks with a revolutionary technology that wil

16 Nov 2020

Economic expectations and prospects post 2020

COVID-19 has triggered the deepest global recession in decades. While the ultimate outcome is still uncertain, the pande

16 Nov 2020

Sri Lanka Telecom introduces Virtual Hearing Solution for Commercial High Courts

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has extended their expertise to the Commercial High Courts of Sri Lanka with the introduction of

12 Nov 2020

OPPO Launches Quality Campaign to Raise Awareness

Global forerunner in innovative, affordable mobile devices and accessories, OPPO has launched a Quality Campaign to rais

12 Nov 2020

FEATURED

Biden Bursts the Bubble of Populism

When Hungarian strongman Viktor Orban said in September that rooting for the re-election of Donald Trump was his “Plan A

18 Nov 2020

Economic expectations and prospects post 2020

COVID-19 has triggered the deepest global recession in decades. While the ultimate outcome is still uncertain, the pande

16 Nov 2020

A Year in Cloud Cuckoo Land

A pandemic with no end in sight, an economy that is unravelling, a fiscal abyss, a debt pile-up, an overwhelmed public h

16 Nov 2020

Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics”

Based on more than 100 contributions from international experts, it offers 250 recommendations on how to rein in a pheno

14 Nov 2020

 


 

FOREIGN

Stocks push higher on vaccine hopes but gains lose steam

Asian shares extended this month’s stellar gains as market euphoria over COVID-19 vaccines and expectations that US Pres

8 hours ago

A tale of two bridges: India and China vying for influence in the Maldives

In the heart of the Indian Ocean, a 2.1-kilometer (1.3-mile) bridge snakes out of an idyllic atoll, linking the Maldives

26 Nov 2020

Obama’s memoir ’’A Promised Land’’ sold record-breaking 1.7 million copies in first week

Penguin Random House announced on Tuesday that former President Obama’s memoir ’’A Promised Land’’ had sold more than 1.

25 Nov 2020

UK scientists warn of third wave of Covid after Christmas

Fears easing restrictions over festive period will lead to rise in cases and overwhelm NHS

25 Nov 2020

Environment

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa questions the fate of ’Remnant Habitat’ in Sri Lanka

Opposition Leader Premadasa questioned in Parliament regarding the decision to remove the forest systems designated for

19 Nov 2020

Perishable plastic, polythene to be banned from January, 2021

One-time usable plastic and polythene will be banned from January, 2021, in a move to limit waste for the protection of

17 Nov 2020

National Movement for a Just Society commends measures taken on conserving Sinharaja Forest

National Movement for a Just Society has commended the measures taken in conservation of Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

17 Nov 2020

GOSSIP

Eliyantha White’s miracle of eradicating Covid-19 ridiculed by Prasanna Ranatunga

We earlier reported how Royal Spiritual Leader Eliyantha White under state patronage performed a miracle of eradicating

02 Nov 2020

Four pots of water incanted by Eliyantha White released to rivers to control Covid-19 (VIDEO)

Four pots of incanted water prepared by Royal Spiritual Healer Eliyantha White have been released to rivers by top gover

02 Nov 2020

Petition seeking pardon for murder convict Duminda Silva signed by a group of Opposition MPs?

A group of Opposition parliamentarians have reportedly signed the petition seeking the Presidential Pardon for Duminda S

27 Oct 2020