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Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020

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Kurunegala Mayor, appearing from shadows, lodges writ with Appeal Court!

Mayor of Kurunegala Thushara Sanjeewa has lodged a writ with the Court of Appeal seeking revocation of the arrest warran

6 hours ago

Prof. Dhammika Ganganath Dissanayake passes away

Prof. Dhammika Ganganath Dissanayake, former Head of Sinhala and Mass Media Academic Unit of University of Sri Jayawarde

7 hours ago

Sri Lanka innovative startups get financial backup from Angel Fund

Sri Lanka innovative startups in Agriculture, Education, Healthcare and several other sectors are to get necessary initi

7 hours ago

Sri Lankans get easy access to receive money from abroad

MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGI), a global leader in cross-border P2P payments and money transfers, has enter

8 hours ago

National transport policy on the cards

Sri Lanka national transport policy has been drafted and it will be presented to the new cabinet of minister’s approval

9 hours ago

Ape Jana Bala Party requests Government to find its missing Secretary

Ape Jana Bala Party stated that the disappearance of its Secretary o Wedinigama Wimalatissa Thero is suspicious.

9 hours ago

The staff of Kurunegala Municipal Council boycott their duties in support of the Mayor

All activities of the Kurunegala Municipal Council have come to a standstill due to the entire staff not reporting for d

11 Aug 2020

Daya withdraws from the fight. Ravi suggests that the leadership issue be resolved amicably

It has been officially announced yesterday (10) that Ranil Wickremesinghe will step down from the leadership of the Unit

11 Aug 2020

The President does not want to repel the 19th amendment

Basil Rajapaksa, the National Organizer of the SLPP says that despite the crisis, the repeal of the 19th Amendment to th

11 Aug 2020

Rajitha debunks rumours on joining government

Former minister and SJB contestant Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has responded to the rumours on him joining the governing party

11 Aug 2020

Ratnapura Tragedy in the face of Westminster Parliamentary Tradition

SLPP contestant Premalal Jayasekara, who was convicted guilty for murder and sentenced to death row by the High Court, c

11 Aug 2020

Ruwan Wijewardena open for discussions with SJB

Former parliamentarian Ruwan Wijewardena said the United National Party (UNP) has no problem with opening up discussions

11 Aug 2020

27 COVID-19 cases on Monday (10). Total hit 2871

The number of persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka has surged up to 2871, with 27 new infections identified

11 Aug 2020

SPECIAL NEWS

Daya withdraws from the fight. Ravi suggests that the leadership issue be resolved amicably

It has been officially announced yesterday (10) that Ranil Wickremesinghe will step down from the leadership of the Unit

11 Aug 2020

Ratnapura Tragedy in the face of Westminster Parliamentary Tradition

SLPP contestant Premalal Jayasekara, who was convicted guilty for murder and sentenced to death row by the High Court, c

11 Aug 2020

Ruwan Wijewardena open for discussions with SJB

Former parliamentarian Ruwan Wijewardena said the United National Party (UNP) has no problem with opening up discussions

11 Aug 2020

Good Governance rejected by Country. SLFPers with us survived - Prasanna

The entire herd of Good Governance has been rejected by the country, while those wished to stick to the Sri Lanka Poduja

10 Aug 2020

Special Working Committee meeting to elect UNP leader tomorrow!

The United National Party is due to hold a special Working Committee meeting on Monday (10) to elect the new Party Leade

09 Aug 2020

SJB does not intend to raid Sirikotha, Ranil should make up to Sajith for mistakes, says Nalin

None in the Samagi Jana Balawegaya intends to raid Sirikotha the UNP Headquarters, but Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe

09 Aug 2020

BUSINESS

Sri Lanka innovative startups get financial backup from Angel Fund

Sri Lanka innovative startups in Agriculture, Education, Healthcare and several other sectors are to get necessary initi

7 hours ago

AIA recognised as Sri Lanka’s Best Life Insurance Company

AIA Sri Lanka has been recognised as Sri Lanka’s Best Life Insurance Company in 2019, by the internationally acclaimed G

10 Aug 2020

Dear Mr. President, save SLTDA from Kimali Fernando!

That being said, we are compelled to analyse the interim stay declared by the Colombo District Court against SLTDA and i

06 Aug 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Justice served as SLTDA designated for Interim Injunction!

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) has been designated for an interim stay order by the Colombo District Co

04 Aug 2020

FEATURED

As more gay people come out, tolerance will spread - Though in some countries to be open is still to risk death

Philip larkin was only half-wrong. Sex didn’t begin in 1963, as the poet joked; for a hefty minority of Britons it was f

10 Aug 2020

Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Stopping A Thermo-Nuclear War For The Survival Of Humanity!

It is 75 years since the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and then on Nagasaki three days la

10 Aug 2020

The Best and The Worst - 2020 General Elections in Sri Lanka

Despite many allegations made about the corrupt and criminal acts of certain candidates put forward at the election by s

09 Aug 2020

Sri Lanka election: Rajapaksa brothers win ’super-majority’ (BBC Report)

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared victory in the country’s parliamentary election.

07 Aug 2020

 


 

FOREIGN

Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under security law

Hong Kong business tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested and his newspaper offices raided by police over allegations of col

10 Aug 2020

Global COVID-19 cases pass 20 million

The number of COVID-19 cases reported globally have passed 20 million (20,025,784), as of this (10) morning, official re

10 Aug 2020

Brazil becomes second country to pass 100,000 deaths due to COVID-19

Brazil has hit the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths - only the second country in the world to do so, Sky New

09 Aug 2020

How India breached the two million mark

ndia reported 62,170 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours and with that it became only the third country to cros

07 Aug 2020

Environment

Commonwealth Blue Charter Webinar: Unlocking the Wealth of Mangrove Ecosystems

As the lead country of the Commonwealth Blue Charter Action Group on Mangrove Ecosystems and Livelihoods, Sri Lanka toge

31 Jul 2020

Sri Lanka Rangers Spot Possible Rare Baby Elephant Twins

The young tuskers were spotted in the Minneriya sanctuary about 200 kilometres (125 miles) north-east of Colombo, grazin

09 Jul 2020

Theories changed on planting new forests amid Climate Crisis?

Rather than benefiting the environment, large-scale tree planting may do the opposite, two new studies have found.

23 Jun 2020

The earliest bows and arrows outside Africa have been found in a Sri Lankan rainforest - METRO Report

The oldest use of bows and arrows by prehistoric humans outside of Africa has been discovered in Asia along with the wor

13 Jun 2020

GOSSIP

Internal objection over Vajira Abeywardena - Called ’Germ’ within UNP!

Strong objections over former MP Vajira Abeywardena are on the rise within the United National Party (UNP) alleging that

10 Aug 2020

Shani’s arrest: Defence Secretary visits AG in a hurry?

Mr. Dilith Jayaweera, owner of Derana Media Network, paid a visit to ex CID Director SSP Shani Abeysekara, who is curren

06 Aug 2020

Shoes Import allowed through Gazette Change as President’s Secretary needs branded shoes, says government-backed website

The gazette issued under the purview of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa banning import of many items which can be manufactu

23 Jul 2020

ART

Be Kind To One Another, says Ellen DeGeneres. But is she?

Ellen DeGeneres ‘Wants Out’ of Her Show Amid New Claims, Feels ‘Betrayed’..

04 Aug 2020

’The Commitments’ and ’Evita’ director Parker dies aged 76

(AFP).- Alan Parker, who juggled genres and celebrated music with hits such as ’’Bugsy Malone’’, ’’The Commitments’’ and..

02 Aug 2020