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West Indies Romp Home As Pollard Blasts Hat-Trick Man For Six Sixes In An Over

2021-03-04 19:43:00

Kieron Pollard became only the third man to hit six sixes in an international over, as West Indies trounced Sri Lanka by four wickets with 41 balls to spare in the first Twenty20 International match played in Antigua yesterday...

Silk Cooperation wins two Gold Export Awards by NCE

2021-03-04 19:30:00

Silk Cooperation, a fully-fledged Supply Chain Management leader for the Organic Agriculture, Food and Beverage, and Nutraceuticals’ sectors, emerged victorious at the recent NCE Export Awards 2020; the principle company E-Silk Route Ventures Ltd won the Gold Award in the ‘Organic Products Sector’. E-Silk Route Ventures specializes in exporting organic products inclusive of a wide variety of spices, herbs, coconut products and related value added..

Parliamentary debate on Easter Commission Report on March 10

2021-03-04 18:02:00

Parliamentary debates on the report issued by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to probe the Easter Sunday Genocide is due to commence on March 10, as decided by the Working Committee convened by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena today (04)...

Where is democracy headed? What is Sri Lanka’s fate?

2021-03-04 18:00:00

Remarks by the Chairman of the National Movement for Social Justice Karu Jayasuriya at a programme held on 04.03.2021..

Kurunegala Mayor accused of wrecking down Palace Building issued notices

2021-03-04 17:47:00

Thushara Sanjeewa Witharana, the Mayor of Kurunegala, who was accused of wrecking down a building recognised for its archaeological value, has been issued notices to appear before the Court of Appeal on March 18, along with several other suspects...

Covid: Biden says ‘Neanderthal thinking’ behind lifting of mask rules

2021-03-04 17:17:00

President Joe Biden has criticised the lifting of mask requirements in the states of Texas and Mississippi, calling it ’’Neanderthal thinking’’...

Smokers and people who use alcohol must take the covid vaccine - Sri Lanka Medical Association (VIDEO)

2021-03-04 15:20:00

Dr. Padma Gunaratne, President of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, said that the propaganda that smokers and people who use alcohol should not receive the covid 19 vaccine is completely false and that they should be vaccinated...

Air pollution in Colombo rises - Oxygen percentage goes down

2021-03-04 15:00:00

Surveys have revealed that the percentage of oxygen in the atmosphere is declining day by day compared to the population living in the city of Colombo. However, it is reported that this is not a problem for the people living in other cities due to the fact that the city of Colombo is very close to the sea. The survey revealed that the problem has not yet been exacerbated by the release of oxygen released by oceanic plankton through seawater...

Champika’s case related to the Rajagiriya accident has been postponed to April 27th

2021-03-04 14:00:00

The case filed against former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka in connection with a road accident in Rajagiriya has been heard in the Colombo High Court today. The indictment filed against Ranawaka before High Court Judge Namal Balallale was read out today...

Tamil United Liberation Front protests against the use of Iranathivu Island for the burial of covid dead bodies

2021-03-04 13:37:00

The Tamil United Liberation Front says that the decision taken to use Iranathivu Island for burying the bodies of those who died due to the covid 19 virus cannot be approved. The party leader V. Ananda Sangaree said in a statement that the decision should be reconsidered and a more positive step taken...

A special Parliamentary Committee on Women - Female Members of Parliament request the Speaker

2021-03-04 13:33:00

A letter has been sent to the Speaker requesting him to appoint a special Parliamentary Committee to look into discrimination against women and violations of women’s rights and to make necessary recommendations to ensure gender equality. This letter has been submitted with the signatures of all the female Members of Parliament...

Laxapana Batteries PLC enter the renewable energy business

2021-03-04 13:23:00

Laxapana Batteries PLC is entering the renewable energy business. Having evaluated prospects in this space, the company has stated its intentions to invest over Rs. 1 billion in generating renewable energy from rooftop solar projects...

BOC links up with DRP digitally for customer identity verification

2021-03-04 12:23:00

Bank of Ceylon is now strictly adhering with the customer identifying regulations requested by the Central Bank to ensure a healthy maintenance of the country’s financial system, Deputy General Manager Sales and Channel Management Priyal Silva said...

Russian Sputnik V covid vaccine approved for emergency use in Sri Lanka

2021-03-04 12:20:00

The Sputnik V covid vaccine manufactured by Gamaleya institute in Russia has been approved for emergency use in Sri Lanka by an expert committee of the National Drug Regulatory Authority, said Prof. Channa Jayasumana, Minister of State for Drug Production, Supply and Regulation...

No Provincial Election in June: Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon

2021-03-04 09:44:00

Minister of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government Janaka Bandara Tennakoon emphasised that there is no truth in media propagation that the Provincial Council Election will be held in June...

Power and Energy Ministry seeks permission to purchase 128 MW from Private Sector

2021-03-04 09:24:00

The Ministry of Power and Energy has sought permission to purchase an additional 128 megawatts of electricity from the Private Sector in the objective of providing uninterrupted power supply over the drop in hydropower generation...

Imperative that CID uncover those behind Easter Attack: Weerawansa

2021-03-04 08:20:00

The report released by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to probe the Easter Sunday Genocide cannot be satisfied with overall, said Minister Wimal Weerawansa..

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

2021-03-04 07:14:00

Deforestation occurring beyond control in Sri Lanka also takes the form of terrorism, Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa emphasised speaking at the occasion held in launching the Green Party concept of SJB yesterday (03)...

Health Ministry issues SOPs for burial of Covid victims

2021-03-04 07:03:00

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health has issued revised guidelines on disposal of COVID19 dead bodies detailing burial requirements after the government decided to reverse its strict policy of cremating the corpses of COVID-19 victims...

Covid death confirmed in Eravur. Total hit 484

2021-03-04 06:11:00

With one more Covid related death confirmed last (03) night, the death toll due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Sri Lanka has climbed up to 484, official records showed...

Covid-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka rise up to 84226

2021-03-04 06:05:00

The total number of Covid-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka to date has surged up to 84226, with 356 new infections found yesterday (03)...

Gayle Eyes Third T20 World Title As West Indies Host Sri Lanka

2021-03-04 05:30:00

Chris Gayle has set his sights on a third Twenty20 World title with West Indies, as he prepares to return to international cricket after an absence of two years ahead of their T20 series against Sri Lanka starting on Thursday...

Covid-19: 205 new infections found

2021-03-03 19:27:00

205 new infections of Covid-19 have been identified today (02) surging the total number of Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka up to 84,075...

SJB initiates Green Political Movement

2021-03-03 19:17:00

Coincided with the World Wildlife Day (March 03), Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) has publicised itself as a Green Political Movement, in the objective of protecting the environment...

How elimination versus suppression became Covid’s cold war

2021-03-03 19:07:00

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

Justice for Easter attacks, Navaly Church bombing, and others

2021-03-03 16:59:00

It is nearly two years since the Easter bombings killed about 115 in the St. Sebastian’s Church (Catholic) in Katuwapitiya, about 50 in the St. Anthony’s Church (Catholic) in Kochchikade, about 30 in the Zion Church in Batticaloa, and about 66 more at other locations including three big tourist hotels...

Biden eyes new era of green imperialism

2021-03-03 16:00:00

In his January 27 “Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad,” US President Joseph Biden declares that his administration aims at “putting the climate crisis at the center of United States foreign policy and National Security.”..

Justice for Easter attacks, Navaly Church bombing, and others

2021-03-03 15:33:00

It is nearly two years since the Easter bombings killed about 115 in the St. Sebastian’s Church (Catholic) in Katuwapitiya, about 50 in the St. Anthony’s Church (Catholic) in Kochchikade, about 30 in the Zion Church in Batticaloa, and about 66 more at other locations including three big tourist hotels...

A person arrested for appearing for GCE Ordinary Level examination as a candidate

2021-03-03 15:12:00

Mullaitivu Police have arrested a person who was appearing for the GCE Ordinary Level examination as a candidate. The suspect had appeared for an examination at the Silawathura Examination Center in Mullaitivu, police said...

Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade Paul Kagame interview: Our country almost became a desert. Now conservation can reap benefits

2021-03-03 15:00:00

In 1957, a child was born in Rwanda. His parents fled to Uganda when he was three years old and he rose through the ranks of the Ugandan military before overthrowing the barbarous regime and helping to install his commander, Yoweri Museveni, in power. When the Genocide Against the Tutsi began, he led a force to take back his country, where he now sits in power...