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Now’s the time to visit to Sri Lanka, and here’s why

2019-07-19 16:24:00

Back in late 2018, The Points Guy named Sri Lanka as one of the top destinations to visit in 2019...


Representatives of Sri Lankan Tamils meet BJP leaders

2019-07-19 15:08:00

Representatives of Sri Lankan Tamils met BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan and other senior party leaders like Pon Radhakrishnan, L Ganeshan and Vanathi Srinivasan to discuss the prevailing situation in the island nation and the welfare and housing schemes implemented by the Narendra Modi government for the Lankan Tamils...


CB Bond Scam: Arjun Aloysius and seven defendants granted bail, served indictments

2019-07-19 14:59:00

The special three-member High Court today (19) decided to grant bail to eight defendants including Arjun Aloysius, who were charged in connection with the Central Bank bond scam...


UN Special Rapporteur on rights of freedom of association and peaceful assembly on country visit

2019-07-19 14:35:00

The Special Rapporteur on the rights of freedom of association and peaceful assembly, Mr. Clément Nyaletsossi Voule commencing his official country visit to Sri Lanka from 18 -26 July 2019, called on Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday (18 July)...


PM decides to call for report on wheat flour price hike

2019-07-19 13:30:00

It is reported that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to call for a report on the recent wheat flour price hike. He had made this statement yesterday (18) at a meeting held with UNP members at Temple Tress...


US dispels misinformation on Defense and Development pacts with SL

2019-07-19 12:33:00

In the wake of widespread opposition and criticism against two defense accords and one development related agreement between the US and Sri Lanka, US clarified the present status of the accords clearing doubts of the public...


Sri Lanka fashion show in social media storm over human table décor

2019-07-19 11:08:00

A fashion show in Sri Lanka is facing a backlash over human table décor used at a launch event in a Colombo hotel which social media users found unfashionable...


President dumbfounded by AG’s actions

2019-07-19 10:44:00

It is reported that the Attorney General is pressing the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to arrest National Police Commission (NPC) Secretary Samansiri Dissanayake in connection with the Avant Garde incident...


Dr. Safi probed as per Rathana Thera’s will?

2019-07-19 10:33:00

Investigations probing Dr. Sahabdin Safi conducted by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have been decided to be handed over to the Special Investigation Division by Acting IGP C.D. Wickramaratne, according to reports...


Fantasy Island coming soon to Sri Lanka

2019-07-19 09:50:00

Fantasy Island will become Colombo’s premier family entertainment center located at Waters Edge in Battaramulla...


Train travel between Colombo and Jaffna to become more convenient for commuters

2019-07-19 06:55:00

130 Km railway track from Maho to Omanthai is to be upgraded with Indian concessional financing for the first time in hundred years making train travel between Colombo and Jaffna more convenient for commuters , Indian diplomatic sources said...


Japan provides Rs.420 million grant to Sri Lanka for JDS programme

2019-07-19 06:47:00

The Japanese government will be providing Rs.420 million grant to Sri Lanka this year towards implanting the ‘Third Framework for Human Resources Development Scholarship (JDS) Programme...


EU reiterates their strong and unequivocal opposition to capital punishment

2019-07-18 16:30:00

The EU Heads of Mission (HoMs) in Colombo and its Member States reiterated their strong and unequivocal opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and in all cases...


Next Hotel Colombo to open its doors to visitors soon

2019-07-18 15:20:00

Next Hotel Colombo featuring Kafnu will be opening its doors to visitors both here and overseas in the fourth quarter this year marking the revival of tourism and business in Sri Lanka erasing the bitter memories of Easter terror...


BJP, Cong in epic battle over Sita Mata temple in Lanka

2019-07-18 14:41:00

At a time when the nation is debating Ram Mandir, BJP and Congress in Madhya Pradesh have locked horns over construction of ’Sita Mata temple’ in Sri Lanka - a promise of former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan that never went beyond the planning stage...


Gota’s appeal against case postponed till September

2019-07-18 13:36:00

Appeal filed by former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa before the Supreme Court was called before a Five-member judge bench today (18)...


The Hope House of Ceylon launches ‘Asymmetry’ exhibition

2019-07-18 13:06:00

The preview of ’Asymmetry’, an exhibition of drawings and paintings, was held on 17th July at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery...


No SOFA signed with US, PM re-emphasizes

2019-07-18 11:31:00

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (17) re-emphasized during discussion with the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) that States of Forces Agreement (SOFA) has not been signed with the United States...


Teachers on strike action over salary deficit!

2019-07-18 10:50:00

A strike action is launched for today (18) and tomorrow (19) by school teachers and several trade unions for school principals...


Investigations on Batticaloa University commenced

2019-07-18 10:39:00

The FCID has commenced investigations on the questionable Batticaloa University, reports said...


Santin Gunawardena - passionate, purpose driven, devoted sans ego

2019-07-18 09:39:00

One of the utmost universal qualities of successful professional working actors is that they play well with others and they’re able to make genuine acquaintances with everyone on set...


Medagoda Abhayatissa Thera speaks with Sinhalese supremacy

2019-07-18 09:29:00

Nationals other than Sinhalese should be taught Sinhala language and not the other way round, Venerable Doctor Medagoda Abhayatissa Thera says...


Carmart offers Peugeot SUVs for Permit Holders

2019-07-18 09:25:00

Carmart (Pvt) Ltd, the sole distributor in Sri Lanka for the world-renowned European vehicle brand Peugeot has introduced an attractive and one-of-a-kind offer...


’One giant leap’: US marks Apollo mission 50 years on

2019-07-17 17:20:00

Fifty years after a mighty rocket set off from Florida carrying the first humans to the Moon, a veteran of the Apollo 11 crew returned to its fabled launch pad Tuesday to commemorate ’’one giant leap’’ that became a defining moment in human history...


UNFPA: Reflecting on five decades of advancements in sexual and reproductive health and rights in Sri Lanka

2019-07-17 15:55:00

Marking the Global 50th anniversary of UNFPA on World Population Day..


We’ll field a common candidate to represent leftist parties: Nalinda Jayatissa

2019-07-17 14:55:00

A common candidate to represent leftist parties including the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will be fielded for the presidential elections, MP Nalinda Jayatissa said today (17) addressing a press briefing held at the JVP head office...


SLPP won’t nominate presidential candidate without reaching agreement with SLFP: Mahinda Amaraweera

2019-07-17 13:00:00

MP Mahinda Amaraweera says Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has informed him that it will not nominate a presidential candidate without reaching an agreement with Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP)...


UN expert to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

2019-07-17 11:48:00

UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from 18 to 26 July 2019 to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the country...


Muslim MPs agreed to amend MMDA: Marikkar

2019-07-17 10:40:00

MP S.M. Marikkar says that Muslim MPs have agreed to amend certain sections of the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA)...


Provincial election before presidential election, Uva to be dissolved!

2019-07-17 09:46:00

President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly commented the Provincial Council Election will undergo prior to 2019 Presidential Election...