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Sri Lanka opposition JVP raise concerns over organic fertilizer imports from China

Sri Lanka's plans to import 63 million US dollars of organic fertilizer from a China

September 21, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka gets four million more Sinopharm doses; final batch on SPC order

The consignment sees the conclusion of a contract the SPC had entered with the manufacturer.

September 19, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka extends COVID-19 lockdown to Oct 01

Sri Lanka’s ongoing COVID-19 conditional lockdown has been extended till October 01

September 17, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka shares down on profit taking; new CB chief’s directions waited

Market slips on profit taking

September 16, 2021 2 min read
Sri Lanka shares rise for third day over business mogul's MP appointment

Investors are still nervous on Sri Lanka's political and economic uncertainties.

Sri Lanka parliament nods to remove tender process in power projects amid protests

CEB trade unions were forced to call off their strike after president declared electricity supply as essential service.

Emergency lifted with proviso to deploy forces

The government has allowed the Emergency Regulations to lapse five months after they were imposed in the wake of the Eas...

August 23, 2019 1 min read

Prematurely naming candidate could create problems in UNP-led alliance - Wijepala

United National Party (UNP) backbencher Wijepala Hettiarachchi said that naming the party's presidential candidate befor...

Nisali De Silva
August 23, 2019 1 min read

Nagananda, Rohan team up, form new 'worker bee' alliance

"Alternative” presidential hopefuls Nagananda Kodituwakku and Rohan Pallewatta joined hands yesterday, vowing to defea...

August 23, 2019 4 min read

Pakistan statement on Sirisena meeting "breach of diplomatic protocol"

A “breach of diplomatic protocol” is how senior officials are describing an exchange of statements between the Pakis...

Arjuna Ranawana
August 23, 2019 2 min read

Ella Rock fire: fight still on to douse it

The fire that engulfed the forest reserve of the Ella Rock last evening has not yet been doused as, according to Ella po...

Imesh Ranasinghe
August 23, 2019 1 min read

President commissions SLNS Parakramabahu new vessel gifted by China

Sri Lanka Navy's P-625 which was handed over to the Sri Lanka Navy by the People's Republic of China for enhancing opera...

August 23, 2019 1 min read

UNP will split into two - Mahinda

There is every sign that the United National Party will split into two, whomever they chose as their Presidential candid...

August 22, 2019 1 min read

UNP will lose if it does not get its act together - Patali

Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) chief Patali Champika Ranawaka is urging the United National Party to resolve its internal is...

August 22, 2019 2 min read

Welikada chief jailor murder: Second suspect nabbed

A second person suspected of aiding and abetting in the murder of the chief jailor at the Welikada Prison Training Schoo...

August 22, 2019 1 min read

Easter Tragedy: Four months on

Four months after the devastating Easter attacks, questions remain, and with an election around the corner, the victims ...

Himal Kotelawala
August 21, 2019 3 min read
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Did Gota vote in 2005 when he was still an American?

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) is calling on the Elections Commission to investigate a complaint mad...

August 21, 2019 2 min read

New Army Commander ceremoniously takes office

The newly-appointed 23rd Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Army Hea...

August 21, 2019 2 min read

Cabinet nod for reforms in Muslim marriage and divorce act

The cabinet of ministers had approved the joint proposal presented by Minister of Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs ...

August 21, 2019 1 min read

Three-member committee unable to testify in detail at the PSC

Head of the three-member presidential committee Supreme Court Justice Vijith Malalgoda said that they would have to test...

August 20, 2019 3 min read

UNP questions Gota's candidacy given ongoing court cases

Questioning the suitability of former Defence Ministry Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to run for president, the United Nat...

Nisali De Silva
August 20, 2019 1 min read

No document handed over to PM at yesterday’s meeting – Chandima

UNP MP Chandima Gamage said both leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and deputy leader Sajith Premadasa will work together in th...

August 20, 2019 2 min read

New army commander accepts the symbolic baton from former army chief

A formal military and dignified ceremony were held at the Army Headquarters premises this morning (20 Aug) where the for...

August 20, 2019 1 min read

Jerome de Silva awarded 'Kala Keerthi' title - a first for English Theatre

Veteran Director/Producer and founder of the Workshop Players theatre group Jerome L. de Silva was awarded the “Kala K...

August 20, 2019 1 min read

Former SL army chief Mahesh Senanayake promoted to General

Outgoing Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has been promoted to the rank of General by President Maith...

August 20, 2019 1 min read

Yasushi Akashi presented ‘Sri Lanka Rathna’ award

Senior Japanese diplomat and Japan’s peace envoy to Sri Lanka Yasushi Akashi was presented the Sri Lanka Rathna award ...

August 20, 2019 1 min read