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Sri Lanka protestors rebuff alternative ‘GoGama’ sites, call for change

Protestors say the Aragalaya site on the Galle Face is a symbol of a country-wide phenomenon

August 7, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka passport issuance halted over computer glitch

People were agitated waiting at the passport offices

May 5, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka govt leaders criticized over Facebook frame with national flag 

President and his allies cursed for ruining the country

April 11, 2022 3 min read

Lisa Kaestner appointed Sri Lanka and Maldives Country Manager for IFC

A US national, Kaestner had joined IFC in 1999 as the resident representative in Georgia

March 1, 2022 1 min read
Queen Elizabeth gives Deborah Edirisinghe of Sri Lanka Commonwealth award

Edirisinghe, is the founder of ‘Child Action Lanka’, a Kandy based charity that runs shelters for 1,500 children.+

Sri Lanka's Equal Ground, Canada HC join hands in LGBTQI film festival

Established in 2006, Abhimani is the oldest International Queer Film Festival in South Asia.

Sri Lanka power regulator license more electricians

PUCSL says an electrician license will be made mandatory by next year and regulations will be imposed

October 10, 2021 2 min read

Mangala Samaraweera: The Utopian Expedient

In a country of tribes – whether family, school, community or class - he saw individuals for who they were

Daniel Alphonsus
October 10, 2021 7 min read

Pioneering Sri Lankan archaeologist Dr Siran Deraniyagala passes away

Among his discoveries were clay artifacts with writing on them dating back to sixth century BCE.

October 5, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka national Sharmini Coorey to retire from IMF

"She has made incredible contributions throughout a stellar Fund career, which began in 1986" - MD

September 14, 2021 2 min read

Considering Coomarasamy

A Sri Lankan Intellectual Who Stood By Some Striking Views

Mark Hager
September 7, 2021 6 min read

Vijendran Watson appointed Chairman of Sri Lanka based BoardPAC

Vijendran Watson is the founding director of Mobitel and managing director of Lanka Bell

August 26, 2021 2 min read

Mangala Samaraweera: a true patriot

He was committed to building institutions in Sri Lanka that would outlast governments

Eran Wickramaratne
August 26, 2021 4 min read

Loss to us all in Sri Lanka: Mangala’s passing

I grieve not for him, but for us left behind.

Rohan Samarajiva
August 25, 2021 4 min read
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Mangala Samaraweera, Sri Lanka ex-minister who unusually stood by principles

Many of the dreams I dreamt for my country still are unfulfilled

Shihar Aneez
August 25, 2021 7 min read

R Rajamahendran, head of Sri Lanka's Maharaja group passes away

Sashi Rajamahendran, his son to lead the group

July 25, 2021 1 min read
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Sri Lanka industry leader Ajith Wattuhewa passes away

Wattuhewa had set up the SAARC Trade promotion Network.( SAARC TPN) for trade issues.

May 9, 2021 1 min read

Mrs World 2020 title to Ireland as Sri Lanka's Caroline Jurie resigns

Kate Schneider from Ireland has been named Mrs World 2020 after Caroline Jurie resigned following a controversial de-cr...

Mahadiya Hamza
April 21, 2021 1 min read

Ranitha Gnanarajah of Sri Lanka gets woman of courage award from Jill Biden

Ranitha Gnanarajah of Sri Lanka has received an award as an 'international woman of courage' from US First Lady Jill Bid...

March 9, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka classical music director goes mainstream

Sri Lanka classical music director and pianist Soundarie David Rodrigo, is launching her first mainstream music video wi...

March 7, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka ex-deputy central bank Governor C P J Siriwardana passes away

Sri Lanka's central bank said C P J Siriwardana, a former Deputy Governor had passed way at the age of 62 on February 2...

February 26, 2021 1 min read

Vinod Hirdaramani appointed director of Sri Lanka's Sampath Bank

Vinod Hirdaramani, from Sri Lanka based multinational Hirdramani group has been appointed a director of Sampath Bank Plc...

February 23, 2021 1 min read

Cosmopolitan Sri Lanka celebrates young movers & shakers in 35 Under 35 list

Cosmo introduced its first special edition for the year: The 35 Under 35 Issue, featuring a list of 35 incredible young...

Shihaam Hassanali
June 4, 2020 4 min read

Uproar over crowds at Thondaman's funeral and Jeevan's behaviour

The Funeral of the late Minister Arumugam Thondaman held over the weekend is raising many questions about the quarantine...

Imesh Ranasinghe
June 1, 2020 3 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

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
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