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The punishment given to Ranjan was harsh. No other country in the world has given such a punishment! - Kiriella

2021-07-29 10:50:00

Former Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake has been sentenced by the Supreme Court for contempt of court. Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella says that the sentence given to Ramanayake is severe and that no other country in the world has given such a severe punishment for such an offense...

World’s largest blue star sapphire to sell in China with love

2021-07-29 09:43:00

The world’s largest blue star sapphire cluster in a backyard of a residence by accident in Pelmadulla Ratnapura is now set to be sold at a China auction with the consent of its owner State minister of Gema and Gem based industries Lohan Ratwatte revealed...

We need a long term policy framework of at least 20 years - Ranil

2021-07-29 08:58:00

Former Prime Minister and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has emphasized the need to establish a long-term national policy framework that will last at least 20 years to overcome the country’s economic crisis...

Sri Lankan students who have obtained European University scholarships are in a difficult state due to the travel ban imposed by India

2021-07-29 08:27:00

Hundreds of Sri Lankan students who had obtained scholarships to universities in various European countries have been seriously inconvenienced as a result of the travel restriction imposed on Sri Lanka by India, according to reports...

Daily covid deaths are on the rise again. 63 deaths reported yesterday

2021-07-29 07:52:00

The Government Information Department yesterday (28) announced the deaths of 63 more patients infected with the covid-19 virus...

CIOB and UOM successfully conclude WCS2021

2021-07-29 07:38:00

Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), the premier professional organisation of building and construction professionals in Sri Lanka, successfully concluded their flagship venture, the 9th World Construction Symposium 2021 organised together with the University of Moratuwa with the theme ‘Reshaping Construction: Strategic, Structural & Cultural Transformation towards the Next Normal’...

My management lessons from the pandemic

2021-07-29 07:18:00

Ex-Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, “You should never let a serious crisis go to waste.” What the two-time Chicago Mayor tipped to become the US Ambassador to Japan underscored was that a crisis is an opportunity to do things you would not do otherwise, outside of a crisis...

Urgent need to escape the surveillance technology jungle

2021-07-29 00:59:00

Urgent need to escape the surveillance technology jungle..

World Hepatitis Day

2021-07-28 23:59:00

By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia..

Covid: Four million doses of Sinopharm to arrive in Sri Lanka in August

2021-07-28 21:50:00

Four million doses of Sinopharm to arrive in Sri Lanka in August..

Death of a minor: Special judicial medical team appointed for second postmortem

2021-07-28 18:29:00

Death of a minor: Special judicial medical team appointed for second postmortem..

Cannabis part of the future says tobacco giant

2021-07-28 18:29:00

The UK’s largest tobacco firm says it sees cannabis as part of its future as it tries to move away from selling traditional cigarettes...

MP Harin Fernando challenges Police Minister Sarath Weerasekara for open debate (VIDEO)

2021-07-28 18:15:00

MP Harin Fernando challenges Police Minister Sarath Weerasekara for open debate (VIDEO)..

14-year old boy in Ratnapura goes missing

2021-07-28 17:44:00

14-year old boy in Ratnapura goes missing..

Country cannot be saved without national consensus: Former President Sirisena (VIDEO)

2021-07-28 16:58:00

Despite the formulation of policies and plans, none of them would be successful if national consensus is established, he noted, adding that the SLFP will be strengthened in the country in the same manner it supports the government...

Critical measures of global heating reaching tipping point, study finds

2021-07-28 16:48:00

Carbon emissions, ocean acidification, Amazon clearing all hurtling toward new records..

Death of a minor: Investigations widen up

2021-07-28 16:11:00

Further investigations are being conducted to locate the owner of the lighter discovered in the victim’s room and to unravel how was it found under the victim’s pillow...

Many child abuse cases reported as illnesses - Everyone has responsibility to protect children (VIDEO)

2021-07-28 15:48:00

In the event that a lot of child-abuse incidents are of commissions by close relatives of the victims, only a few of them are reported while a lot remains in the dark well hidden, he noted, adding that both the parents and children should be made aware of them...

Director Board walks away in objection to former SLIC Chairman

2021-07-28 15:29:00

A heated situation has reportedly occurred in the monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of SLIC held yesterday (27) due to the attendance of its former Chairperson Jagath Wellawatte, who was recently ousted from the position due to alleged irregularities...

Talks with PM wanted to deceive teachers: Teacher-Principal Collective (VIDEO)

2021-07-28 15:05:00

Failure to solve the issues, on the other hand, may also attract new trade actions as well, the Union Secretary further noted...

Vaccination on Sri Lankan migrant workers leaving country initiated

2021-07-28 14:41:00

About 8000 migrant workers total are to be vaccinated under the program, accoridng to the Bureau...

Russian tourists to arrive in Sri Lanka from first of August - 1000 tourists per month targeted

2021-07-28 14:26:00

A flight carrying the first group of tourists from Russia will arrive in Sri Lanka on the first of August, revealed former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weetatunga...

Why was AstraZeneca consignment promised by Japan delayed?

2021-07-28 13:59:00

Over five hundred thousand citizens of Sri Lanka administered with the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 are waiting to be administered with the second dose for more than four months...

Sri Lanka Repays $1 Billion Bond, Ending Default Threat

2021-07-28 13:04:00

Sri Lanka has transfered funds to repay a $1 billion bond by the Tuesday deadline, keeping intact its reputation for honoring debt as concern mounts about the nation’s overseas financing...

COVID: Sydney lockdown could last months as daily cases reach record high

2021-07-28 12:29:00

New South Wales reported a record high number of covid cases on Tuesday despite more than four weeks of lockdown for the Sydney region, with signs tough measures could extend until September...

National Film Corporation establishes links with Turkish Cinema Industry

2021-07-28 11:30:00

The National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka (NFC) established links with the Directorate of Cinema of the Ministry of Cultural and Tourism of Turkey through a virtual meeting arranged by the mission...

Diplomatic officials from several countries meet the Minister of Finance

2021-07-28 11:09:00

The High Commissioners of Pakistan and Bangladesh and the Ambassadors of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Afghanistan and Kuwait are scheduled meet Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa. These meetings were held at the Ministry of Finance yesterday (27) morning...

Lesser known company acquires a 42 acre Ukuwela site for a tourism project

2021-07-28 10:24:00

Fantasyland Entertainment (Pvt) Ltd is to establish an educational entertainment and tourism mega project in a 42 acre land owned by Land Reforms Commission Matale Ukuwela picturesque area...

A man who Fearlessly stood his ground

2021-07-28 08:20:00

R Rajamahendran, Chairman of Sri Lanka’s Capital Maharaja Group, which manages Sirasa and MTV television and radio media channels passed away unexpectedly at a private hospital last Sunday. He was 78 years old. He had died of Covid-19 according to reports , despite getting both shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine ...

Ajith Nivard Cabral...State minister

2021-07-28 08:18:00

It has been noted that several opposition groups have been speculating about Sri Lanka’s forex Reserve level and attempting to convey a status of instability...