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Thursday June 8th, 2023

Sri Lanka to import 400,000 rapid antigen test kits to meet shortage

"For that we only need a very limited number of test kits and that is being done using a very organised system."

February 9, 2022 2 min read

Japan gives Sri Lanka counter-terror surveillance vehicles, drug analyzers

Japan has also given 200 million yen worth of equipment to counter illegal drugs

February 8, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka bond yields edge up at close

Sri Lanka’s bond yields went up on moderate trade on Monday (07), market dealers said.

February 7, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's regulator decides no power cuts "until further notice"

"The reasons are we have enough raw materials to generate power as well as enough water to generate hydro power."

January 31, 2022 3 min read
Sri Lanka Treasuries yield flat, peg steady

Commercial banks offered dollars for telegraphic transfers between 368.00 and 370.00

Sri Lanka stocks end the week gaining for the 11th session, setting a new 4-month high

All Share Price Index (ASPI) rose 3.69% or 321.31 points to 9,027.48, its highest since March 31

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

INTERPOL Commends Lanka Police and Forces anti-terror operations

The global Policing network INTERPOL is helping Sri Lanka’s specialized law enforcement units combatting terror improv...

August 28, 2019 2 min read

Sajith woos urban voters with promise of inclusive economy, devolution

UNP presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa today laid out his policy proposals, pledging a more inclusive economic policy...

Imesh Ranasinghe and Himal Kotelawala
August 27, 2019 5 min read

JMO indicted in Thajudeen alleged murder

The former Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer Professor Ananda Samarasekara was today 27 Aug indicted by the Attorne...

August 27, 2019 1 min read

Premier Wickremesinghe in the Maldives to Chair Indian Ocean Conference

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is set to take on an official visit to the Republic of Maldives on Monday (02 Septem...

August 27, 2019 1 min read

SLPP-SLFP talks: progress depends on MR-MS meeting

Future negotiations for an electoral alliance between the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party wi...

August 27, 2019 2 min read

UNP cannot win without the support of minority parties – Hirunika

United National Party (UNP) backbencher Hirunika Premachandra said that UNP cannot win the presidential elections nor ca...

August 27, 2019 2 min read

A Presidential Candidate, the people want: the Sajith Challenge

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera and former President ...

Jehan Perera - Excecutive Director National Peace Council of Sri Lanka
August 27, 2019 6 min read

Army Commander defends himself against allegations

At his first Press Conference after assuming duties as the Commander of the Army, L t Gen Shavendra Silva vigorously def...

August 26, 2019 2 min read
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"Harassment and victimisation based on religion in SL" - UN envoy

United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief Ahmed Shaheed says he found after the Easter attacks ...

Imesh Ranasinghe
August 26, 2019 4 min read

"National candidate" Gota need not obtain SLFP membership - Rohitha

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today questioned calls expressed by some quarters for its presidential candidate ...

Nisali De Silva
August 26, 2019 2 min read

We can prove Gota has renounced US citizenship - G. L.

The SLPP claimed today that it is in possession of proof that its presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has successf...

Nisali De Silva
August 26, 2019 2 min read

Major expansion of passenger boat services planned

The government is planning a massive expansion of passenger and cargo boat services that will link Colombo with the subu...

August 26, 2019 2 min read

Masked gunmen kill two in Hanwella.

Two individuals were shot and killed by two unidentified gunmen inside a house at Pahathgama in Hanwella last night (25 ...

August 26, 2019 1 min read

Pro-Yahapalana civil society activists demand bicameral Parliament

A collective of civil society groups has declared their support for any presidential candidate who promises to establish...

Imesh Ranasinghe
August 24, 2019 4 min read

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