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Sri Lanka's state-owned Litro raises gas prices by over 5.5-pct

Sri Lanka's cooking gas distribution is gradually recovering after shortage in mid 2022.

December 5, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka sees lack of fashion designers amid economic crisis

Colombo Fashion Week's Luxury Edition started this week at Galle Face Hotel

November 19, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's CFW looks for more fashion entrepreneurs amid economic crisis

Luxury Edition is scheduled to be held at Galle Face Hotel on November 17

November 4, 2022 2 min read

Promoting adventure tourism in Sri Lanka could've prevented Yala reckless driving: state minister

"I am not taking their side, but what we saw in Yala was an example of a burst of this urge to participate in these."

November 3, 2022 2 min read
Manjula Fernando appointed new Chairman of Public Utilities Commission

Fernando will be succeeding the former chair, Janaka Ratnayake, who was ousted by a parliamentary vote last month.

Indian Marxists school on Gandhi

Disillusioned With Communism, Asoka Mehta and Narendra Deva Converge on Gandhian Socialism

Sri Lanka Cricket offers help to Cricket Clubs

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has provided relief to the affected segments of Sri Lanka’s Cricketing community with the ‘G...

Imesh Ranasinghe
April 27, 2020 1 min read

All Buddhist pilgrims in India brought home

All the Sri Lankan Buddhist pilgrims stranded in India because of the coronavirus outbreak have returned to Sri Lanka, t...

March 22, 2020 1 min read

Sanjaya Mohottala made head Board of Investment of Sri Lanka

Sanjaya Mohottala, has assumed duties as the Director General of Sri Lanka's Board of Investment, the state investment p...

March 3, 2020 1 min read

Trump stumbles over names of Indian cricket greats

US President Donald Trump gave a special mention to cricket greats Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli during a visit to I...

February 25, 2020 1 min read

Asian Development Bank appoints Chen Chen as new Sri Lanka country director

Manila-based Asian Development Bank said it has appointed Chen Chen, a Chinese national who has been with the lender sin...

February 24, 2020 1 min read

Parliamentary committee calls for Police probe into corruption at Sri Lanka Cricket

The Parliamentary Committee On Public Enterprises, chaired by MP Sunil Handunnetti, is recommending that a complaint be ...

February 21, 2020 1 min read

Rs 1000 wage for estate workers should be given immediately - Vadivel Suresh

United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Vadivel Suresh today said that the government should take immediate steps to...

February 20, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka capital faces run on cakes on Valentine's Day

A severe cake shortage gripped Sri Lanka’s capital Thursday ahead of Valentine’s Day celebrations, according to onli...

February 13, 2020 1 min read

Govt committee to review foreign teledramas

The government has appointed a committee to review foreign teledramas that are broadcast in Sri Lanka the Media Ministry...

February 7, 2020 2 min read

Manjula de Silva appointed CEO of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

Manjula de Silva has been appointed as the Chief Executive and Secretary General of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, a st...

January 30, 2020 1 min read
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Paradoxical Isle: Razeen Sally’s Personal Rediscovery

Fulfilling a long held dream, noted academic Razeen Sally has swapped academic rigour for the fluidity of the travel wri...

Rachael Cove
January 29, 2020 9 min read

Lakmal sets up Sri Lanka win in first Test against Zimbabwe

Suranga Lakmal took four for 27 to set up Sri Lanka for a 10-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the first Test in Harare on Thu...

January 24, 2020 3 min read

Viraj Dayaratne appointed Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission

Attorney Viraj Dayaratne has been appointed as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, an official statement...

January 22, 2020 1 min read

Envoys of Turkey, Qatar, Pakistan presents credentials to Sri Lanka President

Four new ambassadors along with a new High Commissioner concurrently accredited to Sri Lanka presented their credentials...

January 21, 2020 1 min read

Hollywood celebs wax lyrical on Sri Lanka in big boost to tourism

A host of Hollywood celebrities visited Sri Lanka over the past week, poised to give the island's tourism industry, curr...

Chandeepa Wettasinghe
January 15, 2020 5 min read

Manoratne's funeral on Wednesday

Renowned thespian Dr Jayalath Manoratne's funeral will take place on Wednesday (15) at the Boralesgamuwa public cemetery...

January 13, 2020 1 min read

Ex-President Sirisena's brother steps down as Chairman, Sri Lanka Telecom

Sri Lankan ex-President Maithripala Sirisena's brother, P.G. Kumarasinghe Sirisena stepped down as the Executive Directo...

January 7, 2020 1 min read

Sumathipala can be tried in court based on ICC anti-corruption report - Harin

MP Thilanga Sumpathipala can be tired in court based on the ICC's findings against him, Former Sports Minister Harin Fer...

Imesh Ranasinghe
January 7, 2020 3 min read

CeyEndurance triathlons to boost Sri Lanka's sports tourism

CeyEndurance, a new Sri Lankan triathlon series, is expecting to fill the gap left by the popular global IRONMAN series ...

Mahadiya Hamza
January 7, 2020 2 min read

Jude Nilukshan appointed Director General of Sri Lanka's National Budget

Jude Nilukshan has been appointed the Director General of the National Budget Department, a statement from Sri Lanka's T...

January 7, 2020 1 min read