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UAE Rugby Federation: Threatens, Bribes & Demands Sri Lanka Sports Minister for Asian Rugby AGM Vote

2019-12-05 12:39:00

In a startling revelation the United Arab Emirates Rugby Federation has now been exposed issuing an official letter to the former Minister of Sports Harin Fernando threatening, bribing and demanding that he intervenes and influences Sri Lanka Rugby to vote for him in return for favours,..

COP25: youth ‘leadership’ contrasts with government inaction, says UN chief

2019-12-02 14:46:00

Ahead of Madrid climate change conference António Guterrez says political will missing..

South Asia’s opportunity to become economically independent - by Dinesh Weerakkody

2019-12-01 14:43:00

Even in today’s glum economic climate, the average American is seven times as prosperous as the average Mexican, about 20 times as prosperous as the average person of sub-Saharan Africa and about 40 times as prosperous as the average citizen of an African country like Mali, Ethiopia or Sierra Leone...

Blueprint to amend archaic Sports Law ready but will it see light of day

2019-12-01 14:31:00

The Sports Ministry has decided to remove some of the intrusive and restrictive clauses from the old Sports Law No 25 of 1973 to give more independence to national sports associations and to resolve conflict with international laws that govern sports bodies...

Sajith Premadasa states on the abduction of Swiss embassy officer

2019-11-30 17:33:00

The abduction of an officer of the Swiss embassy is a black mark in the history of diplomacy in the country and it is a matter of great displeasure for our country internationally..

Blind Ashchariya Peiris listed among BBC channel’s world’s 100 most inspiring Women in 2019

2019-11-30 15:05:00

In March 2000 when she was just nineteen years old, when the civil war was at its peak tragedy struck Nayana Ashchariya Peiris Jayakody ,a product of Devi Balika Vidyalaya, a diploma holder in English from the Warwick University, a teller in an international bank when a claymore bomb exploded at Castle street when she was driving home after work...

‘We’re like the emperor without clothes, blind to our nudity’ - Prof.Hoole

2019-11-28 14:02:00

S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole, one of the three members of the Election Commission of Sri Lanka, which played a vital role in the recently concluded elections, agreed to discuss some of the questionable areas relating to the commission’s role...

Tension between MRs and GRs Team

2019-11-27 15:57:00

The majority of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) is unhappy with the decision taken by the President to appoint an appointment committee...

Europe needs China’s billions. But does it know the price?

2019-11-27 10:27:00

From steel to railways, Beijing is spending billions in EU countries. But are there strings attached?..

The Silence of the United National Party!

2019-11-26 17:21:00

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, contested for the presidential election from the SLPP and elected, assumes his duties as the 7th executive president of Sri Lanka...

Web inventor Berners-Lee’s plan to stop abuse

2019-11-25 21:28:00

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee on Monday unveiled a “Contract for the Web” to halt “misuse” by governments, companies and individuals, bringing aboard several capitals and tech titans like Google...

Gotabaya’s opportunity to shine in Sri Lanka

2019-11-22 20:19:00

In January this year an iron curtain had descended to end Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s elusive dream to become the 7th president of Sri Lanka...

Sri Lanka’s president Rajapaksa cements family power as brothers join cabinet - The Guardian Report

2019-11-22 13:36:00

Ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa becomes prime minister and finance minister, another becomes agriculture minister..

Ranil vital for UNP way forward: But Sajith’s leadership inevitable

2019-11-21 09:38:00

When UNP faces a demoralizing defeat in the recently concluded presidential election, there is a propensity for internal conflicts to occur within the party...

Shemara Wikramanayake, Australia’s highest paid CEO!

2019-11-20 18:27:00

How a young girl forced to flee Sri Lanka with her family and just $200 to their name overcame adversity to become Australia’s highest paid CEO...

A Post-Election Message with a Difference

2019-11-20 12:42:00

I voted for Sajith. I’m not ashamed to say that. I don’t regret it either...

Did Malik Samarawickrama push the MCC pact?

2019-11-20 12:30:00

Sri Lanka was going through a closely fought election process when the Finance Ministry suddenly presented a Cabinet paper for MCC..

Sri Lanka’s tilt towards China expected to be ‘low key’ as new president Gotabaya Rajapaksa takes the reins

2019-11-19 19:39:00

Paul Staniland, a prominent scholar of Sri Lankan politics, said Gotabaya was more likely to “spread his bets by reaching out to a variety of powerful states in the region and beyond”...

The Guardian view on Sri Lanka’s election: danger ahead

2019-11-15 13:40:00

Voters choose a new president this weekend on the Indian Ocean island. If they opt for the Rajapaksa family it augurs badly..

Presidential Election - too close to call

2019-11-14 11:50:00

Latest polls show a tight race between Minister Sajith Premadasa and former military chief and US Citizen Gotabaya Rajapakse...

Julampitiye Amare sentenced to death, MR acquitted!

2019-11-12 15:42:00

Even though Amare was sentenced to death, no court has questioned, or ever will, the story behind those horrible crimes...

First sexually transmitted dengue case confirmed in Spain

2019-11-11 23:55:00

Spanish health authorities have confirmed a case of a man spreading dengue through sex, a world first for a virus which until recently was thought to be transmitted only by mosquitos...

Our Stupid Colombo elite will pay a hefty price

2019-11-11 19:30:00

Many of you would have see the film Crazy Rich Asians...

Sajith: Our last best hope

2019-11-11 08:44:00

Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa was addressing a massive rally in Polonnaruwa. Just as he commenced with the usual preliminaries, there occurred a diversion...

An appeal to the people of Sri Lanka by Ahimsa Wickrematunge

2019-11-10 11:56:00

I would feel safer under the presidency of a man who suffered horrifically at the hands of terrorists, not one who took a page out of their book and made others suffer for his own personal gain...

Sri Lanka plays its India hand with airport upgrade as poll nears

2019-11-07 17:46:00

Pro-China opposition decries pork-barrel politics ahead of presidential election..

What happens to the people happens also to judges, lawyers, and others

2019-11-07 07:57:00

A comment on the memoir of Former Chief Justice Dr Shiranee Bandaranayake entitled “Hold Me in Contempt.”..

TNA’s full stance: A two-day go!

2019-11-04 23:13:00

The other two parties in the TNA coalition are expected to make their position clear in the next two days, informed political sources said...

When ‘Padman’ became a poll hashtag - The Hindu Report

2019-11-03 18:19:00

Poll manifestos in Sri Lanka promise to address issues of women and marginalised groups..

SLPP presidential poll camp makes “Goni Billa” out of MCC Compact

2019-11-03 13:32:00

Finance Ministry made public the draft agreement of the MCC Compact between the United States of America acting through the MCC and the Government of Sri Lanka...