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Sri Lanka stocks post worst loss in near 2 years; fall to 3-1/2-mth low

Both stock index nosedived as economic concerns, crude oil price outlook after Russian attack dented sentiment

February 24, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka stock trading halted for second time within one hour

Sri Lanka stocks suffer with both index plunging over 5-pct as forex crisis leads to fuel shortage, power cuts

February 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka special GST draft law against constitution: Supreme Court

The Special GST consolidates several taxes on liquor, cigarettes, telecommunications, betting and gaming and vehicles.

February 22, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s Hatton National Bank net up 35-pct in December 2021 quarter

Impairment charge for loans and other losses jumped 95 percent in the quarter to 7.7 billion rupees in the quarter.

February 21, 2022 1 min read
Sri Lanka to set up rehabilitation bureau for 'addicts, militants, extremists'

It is expected to oversee treatment, rehabilitation, post-protection and related activities.

A person murdered in Mount Lavinia

A 34- year-old person has been stabbed to death yesterday (02) in Mount Lavinia, the Police Media Division (PMD) said

September 3, 2019 1 min read

AG hands over extradition papers for Mahendran to MFA, Defense

The legal papers necessary to facilitate the extradition of former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran from Singapore...

September 2, 2019 1 min read

Sirisena to testify before PSC at Presidential Secretariat

President Maithripala Sirisena will testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks ...

Arjuna Ranawana
September 2, 2019 2 min read

SLPP has accepted they cannot win without SLFP support-Nimal Siripala

SLFP parliamentarian Nimal Siripala de Silva said that SLPP had accepted the fact the presidential elections could not b...

September 2, 2019 2 min read

ETI petition to be heard in December

The Supreme Court has ordered that the Fundamental Rights petition filed by the depositors in the ETI Finance Company ca...

September 2, 2019 1 min read

Carlo no more

Renowned physician, scholar and outspoken rationalist Prof. Carlo Fonseka passed away in Colombo today.

September 2, 2019 1 min read

PM in the Maldives for Indian Ocean Meeting

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe took wing to the Maldives this morning (02) for a three- day official visit on the i...

September 2, 2019 1 min read

"We were and we are resilient" - Foreign Secretary

Secretary to the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Ravinatha Aryasinha says despite the challenges faced in the aftermat...

Imesh Ranasinghe
August 31, 2019 4 min read

Zion Church bomber's remains have no place to go

The Batticoloa Magistrate has ruled that the remains of the Easter Sunday suicide bomber who killed several worshippers ...

August 30, 2019 1 min read

Welby calls on President Sirisena

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby called on President Maithripala Sirisena today as part of his three-day visit ...

August 30, 2019 1 min read
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UNP will nominate electable candidate – Harshana

When the time is right, the United National Party (UNP) will nominate an electable candidate who enjoys the support of a...

August 30, 2019 2 min read

Fire in Maragalakanda forest reserve

A fire erupted in the Maragalakanda forest reserve in Monaragala district last evening (29) due to the dry weather condi...

August 30, 2019 1 min read

Archbishop Welby visits Katuwapitiya Church

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby yesterday 29 Aug visited St Sebastian's Church in Katuwapitiya where more than...

August 30, 2019 1 min read

SLPP still hopeful of an alliance with SLFP

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) is still hopeful about forming an alliance with Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), as sa...

August 29, 2019 1 min read

Over two-thirds of UNP MPs back Sajith - Mangala

Claiming that United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa has the backing of over two-thirds of the party...

August 29, 2019 3 min read

Head of the Anglican Church arrived in Sri Lanka

Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby arrived in Sri Lanka this morning (29) for a three-day visit, according to the Ch...

August 29, 2019 1 min read

Ensure equality to combat terror - Kottegoda

Sri Lanka's Secretary Defence says that the best way to combat extremism is to ensure income equality, education and jus...

August 29, 2019 1 min read

Parliamentary Vote on Bill against Death Penalty soon

UNP MP Bandula Lal Bandarigoda, who tabled a Private Member’s Bill to abolish death penalty said that a parliamentary ...

August 28, 2019 1 min read

SLFP-SLPP agreement on many issues - Amaraweera

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna are agreed on a wide variety of issues that they hope wi...

August 28, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka given green light to include terror suspects in Interpol list

Sri Lanka has received the green light from Interpol to have access to the Interpol Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) li...

August 28, 2019 3 min read