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State Minister for Regional Co-operation reaffirms President’s commitment for 80% renewable energy to UK’s Regional Ambassador for 26th UN Climate Change Conference

State Minister for Regional Co-operation reaffirms President’s commitment for 80% renewable energy to UK’s Regional Amba

39 minute ago

Covid-19: 124 new infections identified

124 new infections for Covid-19 have been identified, the Army Commander revealed.

1 hours ago

Sri Lanka and Oman partnered in manufacturing fiberglass products

Sri Lanka Embassy in Oman and the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka (EDB) jointly organised a B2B virtual meeting be

2 hours ago

The 18-year-old climate campaigner ‘preparing for the worst’

In some ways, Jamie Margolin is just like any other first year university student. She speaks to me from her campus at N

2 hours ago

Moody’s in fresh report reiterates SL’s credit risk challenge

Moody’s rating agency reiterated that the credit profile of Sri Lanka reflected ongoing Government liquidity and extern

2 hours ago

Press Statement of Foreign Minister at Joint Press event with US Secretary of State

Press Statement of Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena Foreign Minister at the Joint Press event with Hon. Michael Pompeo, US Secret

3 hours ago

US continues reviewing travel ban on SL Army Commander

The United States (US) will continue to review the travel ban imposed on Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Sil

3 hours ago

People’s Bank opens service a centre at Sri Lanka Insurance Head Office

People’s Bank and Sri Lanka Insurance (SLIC) continued their growing partnership with the official opening of the People

4 hours ago

Entering and exiting Western Province banned amid curfew. All public assemblies banned

Curfew will be imposed to the entire Western Province from midnight tomorrow (29) until 5 am Monday.

4 hours ago

Covid-19: 211 new infections found. Total cases pass 9000

211 new infections for Covid-19 have been identified, Health Ministry said.

4 hours ago

Covid-19 case responding to Peliyagoda Cluster found in YOXFORD Tea Estate, Watagoda

A resident of YOXFORD Tea Estate, Watagoda belonging to Kotagala Pradeshiya Sabha has tested positive for Covid-19.

8 hours ago

Ten Families at Arrow Estate, Pudaluoya, Kothmale quarantined amid Covid-19 risk

A person tested positive for Covid-19 has been identified in Arrow Estate, Pudaluoya, Kothmale, public health inspectors

8 hours ago

“We’re not interested in your Alien Vs Predator game invitation,” Chinese Embassy tweets to US State Secretary

The Chinese Embassy to Sri Lanka has tweeted to US State Secretary Mike Pompeo saying that they are busy promoting frien

8 hours ago

SPECIAL NEWS

Easter bombers roamed free in Colombo before the attack, CID probe reveals

Commercial Investigation OIC of CID who had conducted investigations on ’Nasmiya Villa Safe House’ appeared before the P

28 Oct 2020

There will be 10 times as many contacts as there are Covid-19 cases. Rapid Antigen Test is essential: Dr. Ananda Jayalal

He added that these contacts should be traced and tested, and the Rapid Antigen Test should be introduced to the country

27 Oct 2020

Members of Ruling Party and Opposition express displeasure over Zahran’s wife’s testimony before PCoI?

A number of politicians of the Ruling Party and the Opposition are displeased of the fact that the testimony of Abdul Ka

27 Oct 2020

Only Covid-infected persons of critical condition shall be admitted to hospitals: Channa

Persons who test positive for Covid-19 via PCR shall not be admitted to a hospital on the mere discovery of their status

26 Oct 2020

Origin of Brandix Covid-19 cluster found in Ukrainian flight team under quarantine at Seeduwa?

The origin of Covid-19 cluster discovered in Brandix outlet at Minuwangoda is originated from a Ukrainian flight team wh

26 Oct 2020

We voted for 20A under Hakeem’s approval - Harees

Four members of Parliament representing Sri Lanka Muslim Congress voted in favour of the 20th Amendment to the Constitut

26 Oct 2020

BUSINESS

HNB secures $ 60 m funding for SMEs from France’s PROPARCO

HNB yesterday announced a landmark agreement with PROPARCO, the private sector funding arm of the French Development Ban

28 Oct 2020

OPPO Launches the Eye-Catching OPPO F17 in Sri Lanka

Hot on the heels of launching OPPO F17 Pro, OPPO Sri Lanka is launching its latest model in the F series OPPO F17 in Sri

28 Oct 2020

Dialog Axiata’s Genie Partners with WEBXPAY

Powered by Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Genie, Sri Lanka’s first PCI-DSS-certified paym

27 Oct 2020

SLT partners with Fon Wireless Limited to create Community Wi-Fi networks

This connectivity will extend to over 23 million Wi-Fi hotspot connections in over 25 countries around the world.

27 Oct 2020

FEATURED

Enhancing the Sri Lankan response to COVID-19: Communique from CCPSL

Enhancing the Sri Lankan response to COVID-19: Communique from the College of Consultant Community Physicians of Sri Lan

28 Oct 2020

Our relationship with the outside world is a key factor in achieving this objective: Dr. Harsha De Silva speaks on international relations amid Covid crisis

Sri Lanka must not build a wall around our nation, instead we must build bridges from our country to the region and beyo

25 Oct 2020

Sri Lanka’s bonds slump after US calls for ’difficult’ choices over China ties

Pompeo to visit Delhi, Colombo, the Maldives and Jakarta in coming days; US wants Rajapaksa government to loosen ties wi

25 Oct 2020

Sri Lanka president tightens grip with constitutional changes (The Guardian Report)

Sri Lanka’s parliament has approved constitutional changes that give more power to the president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, le

24 Oct 2020

 


 

FOREIGN

The 18-year-old climate campaigner ‘preparing for the worst’

In some ways, Jamie Margolin is just like any other first year university student. She speaks to me from her campus at N

2 hours ago

US ballot delivery delays are not illegal, postal service argues

Delivery delays during an election can’t be unlawful, because the Constitution doesn’t guarantee states any particular l

28 Oct 2020

Climate change: Technology no silver bullet, experts tell UK PM

Can we trust the silver bullet of technology to fix climate change? The prime minister seems to think so.

26 Oct 2020

Coke is canceling 200 drink brands

Coca-Cola is saying goodbye to 200 brands, or half of its portfolio.

25 Oct 2020

Environment

The 18-year-old climate campaigner ‘preparing for the worst’

In some ways, Jamie Margolin is just like any other first year university student. She speaks to me from her campus at N

2 hours ago

Climate change: Technology no silver bullet, experts tell UK PM

Can we trust the silver bullet of technology to fix climate change? The prime minister seems to think so.

26 Oct 2020

Alarm as Arctic sea ice not yet freezing at latest date on record

Delayed freeze in Laptev Sea could have knock-on effects across polar region, scientists say

22 Oct 2020

Asteroid ’could hit Earth’ on eve of US election, says Neil deGrasse Tyson

An asteroid hurtling towards Earth at 25,000mph could strike the planet on the eve of the US general election, according

21 Oct 2020

GOSSIP

Petition seeking pardon for murder convict Duminda Silva signed by a group of Opposition MPs?

A group of Opposition parliamentarians have reportedly signed the petition seeking the Presidential Pardon for Duminda S

27 Oct 2020

Ruling Party MPs sign petition seeking pardon for murder convict Duminda Silva

MPs of the Ruling Party have signed and forwarded a petition to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa seeking pardon for murder c

25 Oct 2020

Political deal between Wimal and Basil might change the tone of Lions’ Roar, MP Harin reveals

A special discussion was carried out between Mr. Basil Rajapaksa and Minister Wimal Weerawansa at a party held in a resi

20 Oct 2020

ART

Azadi by Arundhati Roy review – at her passionate best

Arundhati Roy’s literary career has been one of a kind. Thrust into the limelight of the global publishing industry back..

20 Oct 2020

Is it my mistake that I was born a Sri Lankan Tamil?: Muralitharan on 800 row

Vijay Sethupathi agreeing to play Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan in the biopic 800 has caused a political u..

17 Oct 2020