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Economic Stability possible with stakeholders towards clear and definite goals: Cabraal

2021-09-19 19:00:00

The establishment of economic stability in Sri Lanka would be possible in a joint effort with the stakeholders towards clear and definite goals, said newly appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) Ajith Nivard Cabraal, speaking to a recent interview held by Bloomberg, an international News Agency...


SL ranks 94 in Corruption Perception Index, so there is room to improve - US Envoy Alaina B.Teplitz

2021-08-31 19:29:00

US Ambassador Alaina B.Teplitz, in an interview with the Daily Mirror, talks about the development of business environment in Sri Lanka for the attraction of investments. She also responds to questions about the situation in Afghanistan and Quad...


“This is intimidation, it’s threatening behaviour,” Dr. Harini Amasuriya on Sri Lanka’s ongoing efforts to criminalise fake news

2021-06-13 13:31:00

Sri Lanka’s ongoing efforts to criminalise “fake news” or alleged falsehoods on the internet is an attempt by the government to intimidate the public into self-censorship, opposition National People’s Power (NPP) parliamentarian Dr Harini Amarasuriya said...


‘Colombo Port City will change country’s economic history’: Ajith Nivard Cabraal

2021-05-23 13:35:00

Parliament last Thursday (20) passed the Colombo Port City (CPC) Economic Commission Bill, which made headlines over the past few weeks. Following the Supreme Court’s determination on the Bill, the Government accepted its amendments and passed the Bill...


“Private sector is the engine of growth in any country”: Dinesh Weerakkody

2021-03-30 18:19:00

International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka Chairman Dinesh Weerakkody points out that the private sector is the engine of economic growth despite the recent setback from the pandemic, and it now more than ever needs the space to grow. With the ICC global network of 60 million members Dinesh says it can be a vehicle for investment promotion and exports...


Govt. committed two mistakes: Dr. Jayawickrama

2021-03-27 15:59:00

The 2021 Resolution endorses the Report of the High Commissioner, and expresses serious concern at what it describes as “trends emerging over the past year, which represent a clear warning sign of a deteriorating situation of human rights in Sri Lanka,” said Dr. Nihal Jayawickrama in an exclusive interview with the Daily Mirror...


Former UN High Commissioner Pillay Says It’s Time for the Human Rights Council to Act on Sri Lanka

2021-02-16 16:50:00

Former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says the Sri Lankan government has made clear it has no serious intention of pursuing accountability for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity during the country’s civil war that ended in 2009, and that as a result, the U.N. Human Rights Council must act...


Fauci and Birx tell interviewers about the ’nonsense’ of the Trump years

2021-01-25 13:48:00

When Congressman Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, announced that he would vote against the second impeachment of President Trump earlier this month, he hinted that he might regret it someday...


“Misguiding information circulated on Media forms fear of HIV among Public,” Talk with Sriyal Nilanka

2020-11-10 00:52:00

For people living with HIV, also known as PLHIV, the struggles may have been significant in the context of Covid-19, catering to difficulties of being able to access health-services for their medication, safe environments and discrimination-free social interaction...


Norwegian Peace Envoy to Sri Lanka Eric Solheim joins discussion to address current issues faced by Tamil people

2020-10-17 12:51:00

Norwegian Peace Envoy to Sri Lanka Eric Solheim has recently joined a discussion with IBC Tamil TV, UK, to address current issues faced by the Tamil community in Sri Lanka...


No! Being Gay is not illegal in Sri Lanka. Law is being misinterpreted: Talk with Aritha Wickramasinghe

2020-09-30 15:38:00

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer/Questioning community, or commonly knowns as the LGBTIQ Community, may have been a trendsetter in the press over the preceding period...


People’s Bank Chairman responds to allegations of irregularities

2020-09-29 17:30:00

People’s Bank Chairman Sujeewa Rajapaksa has been the subject of reports of irregularities in the media in recent days. Since taking over as chairman of People’s Bank, he has been accused of illegally amassing assets and using his official power to endanger the bank and provide credit facilities to companies he represents...


“If the Tamils of Sri Lanka do not have the right to self-determination they will become Sinhalese within 15 to 20 years,” says Wigneswaran.

2020-09-08 17:27:00

’’The genuine grievance of our people is the non-settlement of their political issues. Not the denial of economic sops!’’ the former Northern Province Chief Minister said...


Resigned from the ICTA Board - Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana speaks

2020-05-31 17:13:00

I resigned from the ICTA Board last Thursday...


Local And Foreign Investments Should Save Us From The Crisis - Vincent Mervyn Fernando

2020-04-27 10:00:00

The level of damage in the World Economy through the impact on health in the wake of the COVID-19 (also known as novel Corona virus) Pandemic is beyond recognition...


‘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...


Ceympco denies involvement in waste cargo, urges government for unbiased inquiry!

2019-07-31 22:59:00

Mr. Sashi Koran, Director of Ceylon Metal Processing Corporation (Ceympco), denies any involvement in helping foreign countries to dump garbage in Sri Lanka...


Interview: How to read the newspaper?

2019-07-10 12:41:00

The best lesson learnt from my father, Tarzie Vittachi; If people are sending you hate-mail or angry comments, you are probably doing a good job! Shrug them off and carry on...


New President, Suranjith Swaris discusses the future of SLIM

2019-07-10 07:45:00

The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing recently welcomed a new President - Mr. Suranjith Swaris, Business & Marketing Consultant for Bellose Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Bluetown Real Estate and Ogabo Global Perfumery, and the Director of Care Belle International...


Atrocities in Kashmir biggest blot on Indian democracy: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen

2019-06-10 10:18:00

Indian Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said the atrocities in Kashmir are the biggest blot on Indian democracy...


DIVA International Diplomat interview with TCHR Founder S. V. Kirupaharan

2019-06-08 01:05:47

Q: We heard a lot about Sri Lanka and the Tamils in the past. Is the conflict over? Well, certainly the armed conflict is over. But the diplomatic struggle to find a permanent political solution to the long standing ethnic conflict and to find justi..


Will air ticket prices be reduced by 50% ?

2019-05-08 08:17:28

Sri Lanka’s national security severely declined as a result of the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday, in addition to scores of deaths and damages to properties. ..


Gunning for social acceptance

2019-02-17 04:11:09

Firon, a resident of Homagama, currently works as a human rights activist along with Young Out Here. Firon initially declared his sexuality to his schoolmates. He explained: “It was during my O/Levels that I told my schoolmates that I was gay. They..


Rajitha also responsible – did he investigate kidney racket, or Padeniya’s foreign exchange scam?

2019-02-15 11:51:06

Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) is one of the leading trade unions in Sri Lanka. The association, which is quite proactive, has been praised and sometimes criticized by medical community. ..


Against all odds

2019-02-05 07:02:27

Anuhas is employed as a HIV field officer for a non-governmental organisation and while sharing his personal story with us, he revealed how he questioned who he really was from a young age. ..


Acceptance should begin at home

2019-01-21 05:50:01

Isuru Parakrama, a 27-year-old from Mirigama, works as a new media journalist for a news portal. Advocating for the LGBT community and creating awareness – be it on the street or through his articles published online – Isuru takes his activism ve..


President Sirisena killed our democratic aspirations - Sharmini Serasinghe

2018-12-30 07:22:55

Do you wish to get in to active politics? NO, NO and NO! ..


Presidential Commission exonerated me – President is afraid of Rajitha and Champika

2018-10-23 06:07:37

The Avant Garde Security Service, founded as a land security service and expanded into international oceanic security service, is a local company that came to international limelight as a security service. Accordingly, various conversations regarding..


Eliyakanda Torture Camp is a Social Distortion – Rohitha Munasinghe

2018-09-27 12:44:29

Rohitha Munasinghe is the first to discover information on the Torture Camp of Eliyakanda. He was a victim of the Eliyakanda Torture Camp. Later he wrote a book titled ‘Eliyakanda Wadha Kandawura’. ..


Release of Rajiv Gandhi convicts: We would’ve had different line, says Mahinda Rajapaksa

2018-09-12 06:38:46

The former Sri Lankan President says he is ready to put past ‘misunderstandings’ with India behind him, and could lead his party in the 2019 elections ..