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2019/07/31
23:00
Colombo PageSugarcane to be declared as a major plantation crop to boost sugar productionThe government has received the cabinet nod to declare the Sugarcane as a major plantation crop in the country....Link
2019/07/31
22:45
Colombo PagePM rejects State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake's remarks on Chief incumbent of Kelaniya Raja Maha ViharayaPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he rejects the remarks made by State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake against the Chief incumbent of the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya Professor Kollupitiye Sangharakkitha Thera in videos released to the social media recently....Link
2019/07/31
22:45
Ada DeranaSri Lanka complete series sweep against BangladeshAngelo Mathews scored 87 runs Wednesday to inspire Sri Lanka to its first one-day international series sweep in more than three years, defeating Bangladesh by 122 runs in the third and final match. ...Link
2019/07/31
22:45
Ada DeranaTripitaka Conservation Board appointedPresident Maithripala Sirisena handed over letters of appointment to the members of the Tripitaka Conservation Board at the Presidential Secretariat, today (31). MORE>....Link
2019/07/31
22:31
Washington PostSri Lankan cardinal urges independent probe on Easter attackThe head of the Roman Catholic Church has called for an independent and transparent commission to investigate the Easter Sunday attack that killed 263 people...Link
2019/07/31
22:30
Daily MirrorAG Dept’s failure to ban NTJ questionable: BimalJVP MP Bimal Ratnayake today questioned as to what action the government intends taking about the failure on the part of the Attorney General’s Department to take steps to ban National Thowheed Jama’at when the Terrorist Investigation Unit made requests to this effect twice....Link
2019/07/31
22:16
Hiru News21 years of Hiru; 21 millionaires in 21 days,16th millionaire W.P. Ishani Madumali from KirindiwalaThe winner of the 21 years of Hiru, 21 millionaires in 21 days programme conducted in view of the glorious 21st anniversary of Hiru, giving away the largest......Link
2019/07/31
22:15
NewsFirstDrunk motorcyclist assaults police officer in BalangodaAn individual had been arrested in Kiridigala, Balangoda for allegedly assaulting a Police Officer who was on traffic duty this morning. ( 31 July) The police stated that the suspect had been riding a motorcycle under the influence of alcohol. The injured police officer is currently being treated in...Link
2019/07/31
22:15
NewsFirstGarbage shipment: Court of Appeal orders not to move the garbage inlandThe Court of Appeal issued an interim injunction order preventing the imported garbage found at Katunanyake Free Trade Zone and the containers in the Colombo Port, from being taken to any internal location in the country today(July 31). President of the Court of Appeal Yasantha Kodagoda and Justice ...Link
2019/07/31
22:15
NewsFirstTwo FBI agents question April 21st attack suspects in Sri Lankan jurisdiction?Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa noted that officials of the American Secret Service had met a number of suspects in the custody of the Terrorist Investigation Division in connection to the April 21st terror attacks. He added that two FBI agents arrived at theWelisara Naval base at around 9.30 am on...Link
2019/07/31
22:15
NewsFirstTourism on the recovery: Additional measures to revive tourismA media briefing was held in Colombo today(July 31) to confirm the cabinet decision which was taken, granting free on arrival visa to 45 countries. Kishu Gomes,Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau noted that in May our numbers went down to 37,000 tourists marking a daily average of 1260 an...Link
2019/07/31
22:15
NewsFirstState Lands (Special Provisions) Bill to acquire 1.2 mn acres of land for economic corridor?The Opposition stated in parliament today(July 31) that the State Lands (Special Provisions) Bill should be withdrawn immediately as the process of presenting it to the parliament was not followed. UPFA MP Dinesh Gunawardena noted that the Supreme Court already ruled thatthe Land Special Provisions ...Link
2019/07/31
22:15
Colombo PageReligion has become a source of conflict and threat to national security today - Deputy MinisterDeputy Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training, Karunaratne Paranavithana said in parliament today (31) that many steps have been taken under the state of emergency to ensure national security....Link
2019/07/31
21:45
Daily MirrorTough task for UNP to win votes in South: NaveenWhile saying that he was ready to fulfill the upcountry people’s dream of presidency, Plantation Industries Minister Naveen Dissanayake said it was indeed hard for the UNP to get the votes from the Southern province....Link
2019/07/31
21:30
NewsFirstI will not meet any presidential candidate : Archbishop of ColomboAt a media briefing this morning His Eminence, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith Archbishop of Colombo said that the commissions appointed to investigate into 04/21 attacks failed to deliver. His Eminence noted that the commission appointments were biased and politicized and therefore the Cardinal requested ...Link
2019/07/31
21:30
Colombo PageState of Emergency passed in Sri Lanka parliament for another monthSri Lanka Parliament passed the State of Emergency extending for another month with a majority of 40 votes. The bill received 42 votes in favor and only 02 votes against it....Link
2019/07/31
21:30
Daily MirrorIt’s a fake doc, I have the original: GotaFormer Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today said the document which is being circulated on social media sites purporting that he has renounced his US citizenship was fake and that he was in possession of the original certificate....Link
2019/07/31
21:16
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 9.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 9.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/07/31
21:15
Colombo PagePrime Minister assures security for Catholic churches and upcoming feastsPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called on Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith at the official residence of the Archbishop of Colombo Tuesday night....Link
2019/07/31
21:00
Sri Lanka MirrorArchbishop refuses to meet any Presidential candidateThe Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has refused to meet any Presidential candidate until the investigation reports related to the Easter Sunday attacks are handed over.The Archbishop has announced his stand at a media conference held at the Bishops house today (31 July).He said that ...Link
2019/07/31
20:31
Asian MirrorControversial Lease With Agriculture Ministry: Sabeetha Perera To Appear Before Presidential Commission Probing Corruption TomorrowActress Sabeetha Perera will appear before the Presidential Commission probing corruption since 2015 to give a statement about her building in Rajagiriya that is rented out to the Ministry of Agriculture. The building has caused a controversy as it has been rented out to the government at an exorbit...Link
2019/07/31
20:31
Hiru NewsTwo security personnel fire at themselves in Colombo and AnuradhapuraAn army soldier and an airman committed suicide by shooting themselves with their service weapons today. The army soldier who was on duty near the Anuradhapura......Link
2019/07/31
20:31
Hiru NewsDifferences of opinion at select committee on Easter Sunday attacksArmy Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said that there was a dispute following a group of Army Intelligence officers being arrested by the......Link
2019/07/31
20:30
Daily MirrorDayasiri, Weerakumara blame Dilan for backstabbing SLFPGeneral Secretary of the SLFP Dayasiri Jayasekara and Trade Union organizer Weerakumara Dissanayaka today slammed Badulla District UPFA Parliamentarian Dilan Perera and warned him not to act like a nincompoop and betray the SLFP....Link
2019/07/31
20:00
Colombo PageSri Lankan tourist drowns on holiday in SwitzerlandA 22-year-old Sri Lankan man drowned in a pond on Tuesday in the northeastern Swiss city of St Gallen, swissinfo reported....Link
2019/07/31
19:46
Hiru NewsCardinal questions about undisclosed bitter truthColombo Archbishop His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said that those who covered behind the Easter Sunday bomb attacks should be exposed.He further......Link
2019/07/31
19:46
Hiru NewsSri Lanka Podujana Ekabadda Peramuna to be launched soonMP Dallas Alahapperuma said the Joint Opposition expects to launch a new political party soon.It will be titled as Sri Lanka Podujana Ekabadda Peramuna.He......Link
2019/07/31
19:45
Sri Lanka Mirror3 Padiyatalawa Pradeshiya Sabha members arrestedThree including the chairman of Padiyatalawa Pradeshiya Sabha have been arrested for assaulting an individual, the Police reports.It was reported that the suspects had allegedly assaulted an employee of the Padiyatalawa Pradeshiya Sabha within the institution’s premises.The suspects are to be produc...Link
2019/07/31
19:30
Colombo PageThe Army Commander testifies before the Parliamentary Select Committee againCommander of Sri Lanka Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake appeared before the Parliamentary Select Committee inquiring on the Easter Sunday terror attack for a second time. The Army Commander testified before the Committee on June 26th....Link
2019/07/31
19:15
Colombo TelegraphSAITM Students Back In The Race: Court Orders SLMC To Pay Compensation To PetitionersIn a strongly worded judgement the Supreme Court condemned the actions of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) stating that, it, even though a body created by the law has ‘amounted to taking the law into its hands with a deliberate intention to flout the law and violate the order made by this Court...Link
2019/07/31
19:15
Daily MirrorIt’s a fake doc, I have the original: GotaFormer Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today said the document which is being circulated on social media sites purporting that he has renounced his US citizenship was fake and that he was in possession of the original certificate....Link
2019/07/31
19:00
Colombo TelegraphJean Arasanayagam, A Life Lived In Exuberance: A Personal & Professional TributeBy Harshana Rambukwella -KinduraFeathers slice off your waist,Tail plumes splay the air,Claws grasp earth,Fingers touch flute,Music twitters from those human lips,Your imperturbable profileDoes not suggestDiscrepancy of disembodiment,Yet your folded wings,...Link
2019/07/31
19:00
Colombo PageSri Lanka Airforce airman on duty, an army soldier commit suicideAn airman of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) on duty in front of the official residence of the Switzerland Ambassador in Colombo has shot himself with his official firearm and committed suicide....Link
2019/07/31
19:00
Ada DeranaParliament approves extending emergencyThe motion to extend the State of Emergency in Sri Lanka by another month was passed in the Parliament today with a majority of 40 votes....Link
2019/07/31
18:46
Asian MirrorAirman On Duty At Swiss Ambassador's Residence Shoots Himself With Service Weapon: Army Soldier Also Kills Himself In AnuradhapuraAn airman who was on duty in front of the official residence of the Swiss Ambassador has shot himself with the service weapon earlier today, the Police Media Spokesman said. Police are conducting further investigations to determine if it was an accident or a suicide. Meanwhile, a 24-year-old Army so...Link
2019/07/31
18:45
Colombo PageMuslim World League chief, Sri Lanka PM discuss promoting religious harmonySecretary General of the World Muslim Congress and President of the International Scholars Association Dr. Mohamed bin Abdullah Karim al-Issa and his delegation met with the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe Wednesday at the Temple Trees....Link
2019/07/31
18:45
Daily MirrorSoldier commits suicide by shooting himselfA soldier attached to the Anuradhapura 212 Brigade Headquarters had allegedly shot himself with his weapon, the Anuradhapura police said....Link
2019/07/31
18:31
Hiru NewsTRIPITIKA CONSERVATION BOARD APPOINTEDPresident Maithripala Sirisena handed over letters of appointment to the members of the Tripitaka Conservation Board at the Presidential Secretariat, today. The......Link
2019/07/31
18:31
Hiru NewsAMENDMENTS TO BRING APPROPRIATE WORDING OF THE PENAL CODEThe Cabinet of Ministers has approved the publication of the Penal Code Ordinance Amendment Bill in the gazette, which has been drafted by the legal draftsman......Link
2019/07/31
18:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka's MTD Walkers to be sued for defaulted bondsSri Lanka's MTD Walkers Plc, a construction group will be taken to court over defaulted interest on bonds, trustees Bank of Ceylon said....Link
2019/07/31
18:30
Ada DeranaSri Lankan tourist drowns on holiday in SwitzerlandA 22-year-old Sri Lankan man has drowned in a pond on Tuesday in the northeastern Swiss city of St Gallen....Link
2019/07/31
18:30
Ada DeranaSoldier commits suicide by shooting himself at Ranasevapura campAn army soldier has committed suicide by shooting himself at the Ranasevapura army camp in Anuradhapura....Link
2019/07/31
18:16
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 6.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 6.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/07/31
18:15
Colombo PageFinance Ministry warns of scammers who offer to help obtain loans under Enterprise Sri LankaThe Ministry of Finance has requested people, who have applied for Enterprise Sri Lanka loans to be aware of scammers who offer to help them obtain the loans....Link
2019/07/31
18:01
News HubHaleys tells Court it ‘never’ imported garbage to Sri LankaHayleys is arguing that the company never imported wasteinto the country and therefore did not violate any law when a Writ petitionwith......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
News HubMuslim World League to provide USD 5 million for Easter Attack victimsThe Muslim World League has decided to donate USD 5 millionfor the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks, its General Secretary Dr.Mohammad......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
News HubAttorney General’s office admits failure banning terrorist groups in SLExperts are calling on ministers to bring in new cyberterrorism laws, after the latest admissions by the attorney general officeadmits that they......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
News HubArchbishop threatens to ‘boycott’ meetings with all Presidential candidatesArchbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, says that he will not meet any Presidential Candidates if the reports on the Easter Sunday......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
News HubSri Lanka’s poet-writer, Jean Arasanayagam, passes awayJean Arasanayagam, renowned Sri Lankan contemporary poet and fiction writer, passed away yesterday (30) at the age of 88 due to illness....Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Lanka Business OnlineBusiness mission from CCC visits New Delhi to forge new business linksWith the initiative of the Sri Lanka High Commission, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce led a two day business promotion mission to New Delhi on 16th July......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Asian Mirror"Had The Top Defence Officials Informed Me Of Possible Terrorist Threats Easter Sunday Attacks Could Have Been Avoided:" President SirisenaHad the officials fulfilled their responsibilities, the Easter Sunday explosion could have been avoided, President Maithripala Sirisena said. Addressing a function at the Nelum Pokuna Theratre, Colombo, yesterday, Sirisena said as a result of the inaction on the part of the officials, some people he...Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Asian Mirror"I Am Still An SLFPer: I will Consider Reaccepting Governorship If President Makes A Request": PresidentFormer Eastern Province Chief Minister M.L.A.M. Hizbullah told the media that he would consider recapping a governorship against if President Maithripala Sirisena requested him. Addressing the media in Colombo, Hizbulla said he was still an SLFPer and would continue to work with the party. Hizbulla ...Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Asian MirrorFormer Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Likely To Be Named SLPP Presidential Candidate On August 11Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to be named the Presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) on August 11, Asian Mirror learns. The decision will be announced at the SLPP national convention at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium. Former President and Opposition Leader Ma...Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Asian MirrorArmy Commander Mahesh Senanayake Currently Testifying Before PSC Probing Easter Sunday Attacks For The Second TimeArmy Commander Lt. General Mahesh Senanayake is currently giving evidence before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday attacks. This is the second time the Army Commander has appeared before the PSC to testify on the matter. Speaking to the media earlier this week, Senan...Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Asian MirrorCardinal Launches Scathing Attack On Presidential Candidates: Says No One Should Come To Meet Him Without Publicising Reports On Terror AttacksColombo Archbishop Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith launched a scathing attack on Presidential candidates and told them not to come for discussions with him before publicizing reports on the Easter Sunday attacks. Addressing the media, Cardinal Ranjith said the investigations into Easter Sunday attacks were...Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Daily NewsSecretary-General of the Muslim World League meets PMA meeting between the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, Dr. Mohammad Bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa was held at the Temple......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Daily NewsJean Arasanayagam, poet-writer, dies at 88Jean Arasanayagam, one of Sri Lanka’s leading contemporary English literary voices, has passed away yesterday evening ,after a brief illness.Born to a Dutch Burgher family on......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Daily NewsSchool second term ends tomorrowAll Government Schools will close for their second term holidays tomorrow and will reopen for the third term on September 02 (Monday), the Education Ministry announced on......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Daily NewsCabinet approves to declare Mihinthalaya as a National HeritageThe Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal made by Prime Minister take necessary steps through the Ministry of Buddhasasana and Wayamba Development to declare......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Daily NewsAir Force officer shoots himself outside Swiss Ambassador's houseAn Air Force soldier has committed suicide by shooting himself in front of the official residence of the Ambassador of Switzerland in Colombo, Police said.The soldier has committed suicide by......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru NewsThe Cardinal expects to boycott meeting with future Presidential candidatesColombo Archbishop His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith says that he would not welcome any prospective Presidential candidates for meetings unless the......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru NewsTHE ARMY COMMANDER BEFORE THE PARLIAMENTARY SELECT COMMITTEE FOR THE SECOND TIMEThe Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake has commenced testifying before the Parliament select committee appointed to look into the Easter Sunday attacks,......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru Newsලෝටස් පාර වසා දැමේගුරු සංගම් ඇතුළු ශ්රී ලංකා අධ්යාපන පරිපාලන සේවා සංගමයේ......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru NewsROYCE FERNANDO FURTHER REMANDEDOpposition leader of the Negombo Municipal Council and former UNP organizer Royce Fernando has been remanded until the 7th of next month....Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru NewsSRI LANKA FREEDOM PARTY IS PREPARED FOR AN OPPORTUNE DECISIONIf the discussion with the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna fails SLPF will make an appropriate decision based on the situation. The Chairman of the Youth......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru NewsMP Dallas says the President and his predecessor will meet soonMP Dallas Alahapperuma said that President Maithripala Sirisena and his predecessor, current Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa will meet soon. The meeting......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru NewsTHE FIRE AT WORLD’S END CONTINUESThe fire that erupted four days ago in the worlds end lower reserve of the Balangoda- Nanperiyal range has not been extinguished still. The Air Force......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru NewsMOTION TO EXTEND EMERGENCY DEBATED IN PARLIAMENTThe joint opposition protested in Parliament today that the government has failed to remove the State Lands (Special Provisions) Bill presented to Parliament. The......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru NewsHEARING OF IGP PUJITH’S PETITION GETS POSTPONEDThe hearing of the Fundamental Rights Petition filed by IGP Pujith Jayasundara asking an order to declare the decision to send him on compulsory leave......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru NewsTRAFFIC AROUND LIPTON ROUNDABOUT DUE TO A PROTESTA protest has been launched in front of the Ministry of Health causing heavy traffic congestion on the roads around the Lipton roundabout. Our correspondent......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru News21 YEARS OF HIRU; 21 MILLIONAIRES IN 21 DAYS” - HIRU VISITS THE HOME OF THE 15TH MILLIONAIRE WITH THE GIFTThe giving away of the largest cash prize in the history of Sri Lankan television of21million rupees to celebrate21years of Hiru,......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru NewsDECISION TO DECLARE MIHINTALE SACRED AREA AS A NATIONAL HERITAGEThe proposal to declare the Mihintale sacred area as a National Heritage has been approved by the Cabinet.A proposal submitted by Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru NewsPREGNANT MOTHER DIES AFTER BEING ASSAULTED BY PARAMOURA pregnant woman suspected of being assaulted by her paramour has died after being admitted to the Maha Modara hospital in Galle.However, according to......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru NewsAir Force soldier commits suicide in ColomboAn Air Force soldier stationed at the Switzerland embassy in Colombo has committed suicide by shooting himself with his official firearm....Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru NewsSHOWERS EXPECTED TODAY IN SEVERAL PARTS OF THE COUNTRYThe meteorology department says that windspeeds could increase to around 65kmph during the day in the sea areas from Puttalam to Mullaitivu via Kankasanthurai......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru News164 Drunk Drivers arrested during the past 24 hoursPolice arrested 164 drunkdrivers during the past 24 hours that ended at 6 am today A special operation was launched on the 5thto arrestdrunkdrivers......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru NewsNEW LIBRARY TO POLICE WELFARE DIVISIONA new library has been built for the officers of the Police welfare division.It was inaugurated by DIG Ranmal Kodithuwkkuge Surathuni in charge of......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru NewsGRAMA NILADHARIS TO STAY AWAY FROM ONE DAY SERVICE FOR NICSThe Grama Niladhari Trade Union Collective has decided to launch a one day strike tomorrow and they will refrain from the service for one day Identity......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru NewsTHREE SUSPECTS INCLUDING THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PADIYATHALAWA PRADESHIYA SHABA ARRESTEDThree suspects including the Chairman of the Padiyathalawa Pradeshiya Shaba have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a person during a program of the......Link
2019/07/31
18:01
Hiru NewsRUHUNU UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF SCIENCE CLOSEDThe Science faculty of the Ruhunu University has been closed indefinitely for threatening the Dean. Vice Chancellor of the Professor Sujeewa Amarasena......Link
2019/07/31
18:00
Colombo TelegraphMuslim Parliamentarians Sold Muslim Community For Positions & PerksBy Latheef Farook -In one of the most shameful and disgusting developments, all Muslim cabinet ministers, deputy ministers and state ministers who resigned from their portfolios recently, were sworn in before President Mithripala Sirisena this week.Earlier the ministers, deputy minister...Link
2019/07/31
18:00
Colombo TelegraphReconstitute ACJU & Reform MMDABy Ameer Ali -The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) once again is reported to be working behind the scene to sabotage the proposed amendments to the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) as recommended by the Justice Saleem Marsoof (JSM) committee. After almost a decade of investigation a...Link
2019/07/31
18:00
Colombo TelegraphColombo Port Becomes Ring Of Diplomatic Fire: China Lobbying To Derail ECT Agreement With Japan And IndiaColombo Port has now become a ring of 'diplomatic fire' with China openly lobbying to derail the Sri Lankan government's agreement with Japan and India over the development of the Easter Container Terminal (ECT). The tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on ECT was perceived by many as a m...Link
2019/07/31
18:00
Colombo TelegraphExclusive: Draft Constitution Of The UNP-Led Coalition – Full Text ...Link
2019/07/31
18:00
Times of IndiaSri Lanka says illegal UK waste offloaded to India, DubaiSri Lanka's customs department found that a local company imported 241 containers from Britain, out of which 15 were sent to India and two to Dubai. The importer of the waste had reshipped about 180 tonnes of raw garbage to India and Dubai in 2017-18. Sri Lankan customs insist the British authoritie...Link
2019/07/31
18:00
Times of IndiaMuslims rejoin Sri Lanka cabinet after Easter bombingsSri Lanka's Muslim ministers who resigned en masse in the wake of the deadly Easter Sunday bombings have rejoined the government, officials said on Tuesday, after police cleared them of any involvement with Islamists....Link
2019/07/31
18:00
Times of India4 Sri Lankan Muslim ministers rejoin government ...Link
2019/07/31
18:00
Times of IndiaSri Lanka gives free visa to boost tourism after bomb blastsTourism Minister John Amaratunga says tourists or those visiting for business purposes could get their free visa on arrival or applying online. The measure will be effective for six months, starting from Thursday. Tourist arrivals sharply declined after the coordinated suicide attacks on tourist hot...Link
2019/07/31
18:00
Times of IndiaSri Lanka gives free visa to boost tourism after bomb blastsSri Lanka announced Wednesday it will give one-month free visa on arrival to visitors from nearly 50 countries in its latest effort to revive the island nation's lucrative tourism industry that was badly hit by the Easter bomb attacks that killed 263 people. The measure will be effective for six mon...Link
2019/07/31
18:00
NewsFirstSchools 2nd term to end tomorrowAccording to the Ministry of Education, the second term of all government and government approved Sinhala and Tamil medium schools will end tomorrow (August 01). The Ministry added, the 3rd term will commence on the 2nd of September. Meanwhile, all seminars, lectures and tuition classes for the G.C....Link
2019/07/31
18:00
NewsFirstSix injured in an accident along Mahiyangana – Badulla main roadSix people have been injured due to an accident that occurred near the 18th milepost along the Mahiyangana – Badulla main road. According to the police the accident took place when a three-wheeler traveling from Badulla to Meegahakivula veered off the road. Police suspect that the accident may have ...Link
2019/07/31
18:00
NewsFirstBREAKING NEWS : COA issues order against imported garbageThe Court of Appeal has issued an order preventing the foreign waste found in the Colombo Port and Katunanyake Free Trade Zone from being taken to any internal location in the country. President of the COA Yasantha Kodagoda, and Justice Arjuna Obeysekara also issued an order preventing the container...Link
2019/07/31
18:00
NewsFirst04/21 attacks: 67 suspects currently in custody67 suspects including 2 women remain in custody in connection with the April 21st terror attacks. Police said 31 suspects were in the custody of the Colombo Crimes Division, while 36 were in the custody of the Terrorist Investigation Division. According to the police they are currently being questio...Link
2019/07/31
18:00
NewsFirstA message from the Cardinal to the Presidential CandidatesArchbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith speaking at a media briefing held at the Bishops house today (July 31) noted that reports on the April 21st attacks compiled by the various commissions have been swept under the carpet. He requested an impartial committee to be appointed to...Link
2019/07/31
18:00
NewsFirstZahran’s brother-in-law to be produced before courtThe suspect who was arrested yesterday, Mohommed Abdul Cader Azeem had alleged connections to the now-banned National Thawheed Jamath Organization and he is to be produced before court today (July 31). The police said that a detention order will be requested from the court to further interrogate the...Link
2019/07/31
18:00
NewsFirstSteps taken to fill vacancies for principals at national schoolsSteps have been taken to call in applications from qualified Sri Lanka Education Administrative Service and Sri Lanka Principals Service to fill the vacant posts of National School Principals. This is following order given by theEducational Services Committee of thePublic Service Commission. The Min...Link
2019/07/31
18:00
NewsFirstSix Indians taken into custody while attempting to smuggle gold worth over Rs. 5 mnSix Indian nationals were taken into custody by the Customs while attempting to smuggle gold to Chennai. According to the customs, the gold weighing 737 grams is worth over Rs. 5.8 million. Meanwhile, a Sri Lankan national was also taken into custody by the Customs for attempting to smuggle foreign ...Link
2019/07/31
18:00
NewsFirstLotus Road temporarily closedLotus Road has been temporarily closed due to a protest by unemployed graduates. Police said, that as a result, traffic congestion was seen opposite the Fort Railway station. Police request motorists to use alternate routes....Link
2019/07/31
18:00
NewsFirstChairman of Padiyathalawa Pradeshiya Sabha arrestedThree persons including the chairman of the Padiyathalawa Pradeshiya Sabha have been arrested. According to the police the suspects were arrested for allegedly assaulting an employee of the Pradeshiya Sabha. The police noted that the suspects have been produced before the Dehiattakandiya Magistrate....Link
2019/07/31
18:00
Colombo PageSLT group further diversify in to smart transport industry- 'SLT muve' ridesharing service shake up the market place in Sri LankaBy revolutionizing the country's connected mobility services and traditional taxi services industries, Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT), through its Digital services subsidiary company, SLT Digital Info Services (Pvt) Ltd (SLTDS). SLTDS is set to offer ride-sharing services in Sri Lanka under the brand n...Link
2019/07/31
18:00
Colombo PageAt Home in the City: John Keells Properties supports the Car Free Day initiativeColombo is Sri Lanka's cosmopolitan hub and the country's commercial capital. Yet the city retains a certain uniqueness unusual to its peers around the world- pockets of fresh air as one walks through the evening traffic...Link
2019/07/31
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Colombo PagePresident emphasizes strengthening state-owned banksSri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that measures should be taken to strengthen state-owned banks and not to privatize them....Link
2019/07/31
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Colombo PageSuspect arrested in connection with shooting of a businessman in JambugasmullaAn individual, who is suspected of aiding and abetting the fatal shooting of a businessman in Jambugasmulla and injuring another on Sunday, has been arrested....Link
2019/07/31
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Colombo PageMuslim World League donates $5 million to support victims of Easter Sunday attacks in Sri LankaSecretary-General of the Muslim World League, Dr. Mohammad Bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa has announced the donation of $5 million from the Muslim World League to support the victims and families of the Easter Sunday attacks....Link
2019/07/31
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Sri Lanka MirrorEcstasy pills worth Rs. 15 mn seizedA parcel with 3050 ecstasy pills worth over Rs. 15 million was seized by Customs officers at the Central Mail Exchange in Colombo today, Customs said.They said a Sri Lankan suspect aged 27 had been arrested in connection to the incident.They further said the haul of ecstasy pills had come from Portu...Link
2019/07/31
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Sri Lanka MirrorSale of imported liquor without foolproof sticker bannedLiquor of foreign brands now cannot be sold within the country without the new foolproof ‘EDSL’ sticker introduced recently by the Excise Department, officials said yesterday. Since the formal announcement by a Gazette Extraordinary of June 20th, the Excise Department has banned the sale of all bran...Link
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Sri Lanka MirrorEaster Sunday bomb attacks: I was not aware of prior warningsPresident Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said the Easter Sunday bomb attacks could have been prevented had the officers attached to defence establishments informed him about the prior warnings they have received in early April.President Sirisena said this during the National Conference on Peace and ...Link
2019/07/31
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Sri Lanka MirrorTwo more Parliamentarians make asset declarations publicParliamentarians Ashu Marasinghe, and Wimalaweera Dissanayaka, today (Jul 30) made their asset declaration public, joining the list of eight others who had done so, Transparency International said.The global anti-corruption body released the asset declarations of the two parliamentarians on their we...Link
2019/07/31
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Sri Lanka MirrorInterim order issued preventing transportation of garbage containersThe Court of Appeal today (Jul 31) issued an interim order suspending any moves to transport imported waste containers into the country until September 20.At present, 130 waste containers are at a hub owned by Hayleys Plc at a free trade zone in Katunayake, while 111 waste containers are at the Colo...Link
2019/07/31
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Sri Lanka MirrorMihintale to be declared as a national heritage siteThe Mihintale peak in Anuradhapura is to be declared as a national heritage site in a bid to celebrate the Poson Festival as a national festival.Approval has been granted after a proposal had been put forward by Buddha Sasana Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera during yesterday's (Jul 30) cabinet me...Link
2019/07/31
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Sri Lanka MirrorIGP Jayasundara's FR petition fixed for Sep 17 by Supreme CourtThe fundamental rights petition filed by inspector general of police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara challenging the President's decision to send him on compulsory leave has been fixed for September 17 by the Supreme Court.Acting IGP C.D. Wickramaratne, President's Secretary Udaya R. Seneviratne, Speaker K...Link
2019/07/31
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Sri Lanka MirrorMastermind in Kohuwala killing ‘Babi’ escapes to DubaiIntelligence reports have revealed that the mastermind in the shooting of two businessmen in Kohuwwla, identified as ‘Babi’ which killed one of the businessmen, has fled to Dubai and is in hiding.He is said to be in hiding under the protection of another underworld kingpin in the south.The police sa...Link
2019/07/31
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Sri Lanka MirrorArmy Commander tells PSC, Sri Lanka far behind in technologyArmy Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake today noted that Sri Lanka was technologically far behind and needs to be more advanced.He particularly raised concerns over the technology available at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).Senanayake appeared before the Parliament Select C...Link
2019/07/31
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Sri Lanka MirrorBeware of scammers who offer to help obtain loan under Enterprise Sri LankaThe Ministry of Finance has urged the public to take precautions over fake letters with the letterhead of the Finance Ministry stating that their loan requests under the Enterprise Sri Lanka scheme have been approved.Issuing a statement, the Ministry noted that these letters have been sent to some l...Link
2019/07/31
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News.LkThree  persons apprehended for engaging in illegal fishingA group of naval personnel apprehended 03 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in seas off Gurukanda, Mullaitivu and Kokilai areas,  (30th July 2019)....Link
2019/07/31
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News.LkNavy apprehends 06 Indian nationals with 2379kg of beedi leaves in Sri Lankan watersSri Lanka Navy intercepted a fishing dhow carrying 06 Indian nationals with 2379kg of beedi leaves, in northwestern seas of Sri Lanka on 29th July ....Link
2019/07/31
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News.LkState-owned banks should not be privatized-The state-owned banks should be strengthened at all timesThe state-owned banks should be strengthened at all times and there should never be any attempt to privatize them, President Maithripala Sirisena declared yesterday....Link
2019/07/31
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News.LkBeware of scammers who offer to help obtain loan under Enterprise Sri Lanka - Ministry of Finance requests peopleThe Ministry of Finance has received reports that several organized groups of fraudsters have exploited the letter head of the Ministry to send letters to loan applicants and institutions who have applied for loans under the Government’s Enterprise Sri Lanka saying that their loans have been approve...Link
2019/07/31
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EconomyNextSri Lanka's Seylan Bank profits down 11-pct in June quarterProfits at Sri Lanka's Seylan Bank Plc group fell 11.3 percent from a year earlier to 547 million rupees in the June 2018 quarter amid flat net interest income, higher taxes and continueing loan loss provisions, interim accounts showed....Link
2019/07/31
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EconomyNextSri Lanka DFCC Bank profits down 20-pct in June quarterProfits at Sri Lanka's DFCC Bank group fell 20 percent to 271 million rupees in the June 2019 quarter from a year earlier as bad loans picked up, despite gains on forward contract, interim accounts show....Link
2019/07/31
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EconomyNextSri Lanka's Ceylon Cold Stores profits up 72-pct in June quarterProfits at Sri Lanka's Ceylon Cold Stores Plc, a consumer goods firm grew 72 percent to 412 million rupees in the June 2019 quarter from a year earlier, with sales and margin growth, interim accounts shows....Link
2019/07/31
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EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks open higher, rupee weakerSri Lanka’s stocks opened 0.15 percent higher while the rupee opened weaker at 176.30/40 against the US dollar on Tuesday and bonds yields eased, dealers said....Link
2019/07/31
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EconomyNextSri Lanka mulls award of tourism promotion campaign to J Walter Thompson- Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers had take up the award of an emergency recovery promotional campaign by passing standard state procurement guidelines, the state information office said....Link
2019/07/31
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EconomyNextSri Lanka targets over 1.9 million tourists for 2019: Tourism chiefSri Lanka is expecting to draw 1.9 million to 2.0 million tourists in 2019, helped by lower prices and tightened security after Easter Sunday bombings, down from 2.3 million last year a top official said....Link
2019/07/31
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EconomyNextCrude palm oil at 10-year low, volumes up: Sri Lanka's CarsonsSri Lanka's Carsons Cumberbatch Plc, which owns oil palm farms in Malaysia and Indonesia and processing plants, said bumper harvests boosted volumes but prices fell to a 10 year low in late 2018....Link
2019/07/31
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EconomyNextAsian countries turning back wealthy world's wasteSeveral Southeast Asian countries, sick of being the wealthy world's rubbish dump, have in recent weeks turned back container-loads of waste from foreign shores....Link
2019/07/31
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EconomyNextSri Lanka 12-month Treasuries yield down despite higher volume acceptedSri Lanka's 12-month Treasuries yield fell 17 basis points to 8.21 percent at Wednesday's auction despite the a higher than offered volume being accepted, data from the state debt office showed....Link
2019/07/31
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EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks fall for second day on profit takingSri Lanka stocks closed 0.28 percent lower on profit taking for the second consecutive day, brokers said....Link
2019/07/31
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FTCommunicating with the pachydermTalking to elephants... needs special skill. Not everyone is a mahout, and everyone would not consider it necessary to have these skills, as most people do not encounter these large beasts in their day to day run-ins. However, if one happens to have a large pachyderm in the room, some kind of conver...Link
2019/07/31
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FTJohn assures quicker tourism revival; hails Cinnamon’s moveAssuring the Government will do its utmost for a quicker revival, Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga yesterday hailed the proactive promotional campaign by Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts to boost tourism post-Easter Sunday setback....Link
2019/07/31
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FTResponsibility of all to promote tourism in SL: UN officialA top UN official yesterday urged Sri Lanka to step up promotion and advocacy post-Easter Sunday setback, saying it was everyone’s responsibility to tell the world it was a safe, environmentally-conscious, fantastic and gorgeous island that is a must-visit destination....Link
2019/07/31
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FTCinnamon Hotels and Resorts kicks off ‘Bring A Friend Home’ tourism driveMarking yet another innovative initiative to boost tourism, Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts yesterday unveiled the ‘Bring A Friend Home’ promotion, coinciding with World Friendship Day.. The key objective of this campaign is to communicate a sense of urgency to visit Sri Lanka and create user-generated ...Link
2019/07/31
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FTRomesh de Silva PC defends Hayleys Free ZoneThe Writ Petition seeking a Court Order directing legal action to be taken against the parties liable for the waste containers was heard at the Court of Appeal yesterday. During the hearing, Romesh de Silva PC, addressing the Court, clarified the position of Hayleys Free Zone Ltd., and stated that i...Link
2019/07/31
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FTNew legislation to fight corruption in Parliament soonThe Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) is set to present new legislation to address loopholes in existing laws, to help fight bribery and corruption.. The proposed legislation, now with the Legal Draftsman, is at its final stage, with plans to be presented before...Link
2019/07/31
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FTSLMC ordered to register SAITM studentsThe Supreme Court yesterday ordered the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to register as many as 82 medical students who graduated from the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).. The order was delivered following the examination of a Petition filed by three graduates of SAITM. The...Link
2019/07/31
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FTBilateral ties between Norway and Sri Lanka at an all-time highThe amiable Ambassador of Norway Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther this month. completes his four-year tenure in Sri Lanka. During his stint the bilateral ties between Sri Lanka and Norway reached a new high. In this exclusive interview with the Daily FT, Ambassador Gaustadsæther recaps some of the recent ke...Link
2019/07/31
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FTGovt. bans sale of imported liquor without barcode stickerThe Excise Department has banned the sale of all brands of imported liquor without the new fool-proof sticker introduced recently by them with the possession, transportation, storing and the sale of imported liquor being illegal unless this new sticker is affixed on the containers. The Excise Notice...Link
2019/07/31
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Ada DeranaArmy chief to testify before PSC againThe Special Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday terror attacks is set to reconvene today (31)....Link
2019/07/31
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Ada DeranaSuspect arrested for aiding abetting shooting at KohuwalaA suspect has been arrested for aiding and abetting the shooting incident at Jambugasmulla, Kohuwala, in which one person was killed while another was injured....Link
2019/07/31
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Ada DeranaTwo including woman arrested with heroin in separate raidsA woman has been arrested last evening (30) at Angoda in Mulleriyawa police division for possessing 2g 200mg of heroin....Link
2019/07/31
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Ada DeranaCourt issues interim order on transporting garbage containersThe Court of Appeal today (31) issued an interim order preventing the containers allegedly containing imported garbage, which are currently placed at the Colombo Port and Katunayake Free Trade Zone, from being transported towards the interior of the country....Link
2019/07/31
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Ada DeranaArmy chief beings testifying before PSCCommander of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has commenced giving evidence before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee probing the terror attacks on Easter Sunday....Link
2019/07/31
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Ada DeranaCardinal Ranjith refuses to meet Presidential CandidatesArchbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, says that he will not meet any Presidential Candidates if the reports Easter Sunday terror attacks are not handed over....Link
2019/07/31
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Ada DeranaSri Lanka considering foreign coaches - Sports MinisterSri Lanka was considering applications from three “top international cricket coaches” to replace incumbent Chandika Hathurusingha, who has until mid-August to step down, the Sports Minister Harin Fernando said Tuesday....Link
2019/07/31
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Ada DeranaLeading Sri Lankan poet Jean Arasanayagam passes awayJean Arasanayagam, renowned Sri Lankan contemporary poet and fiction writer, has passed away yesterday (30) at the age of 88 due to an illness....Link
2019/07/31
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Ada DeranaHeavy traffic at Lipton roundaboutA protest demonstration has caused heavy traffic congestion around Lipton roundabout at Town Hall, says Ada Derana correspondent....Link
2019/07/31
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Ada DeranaEx-Defence Secretary Kapila Waidyaratne before PSCFormer Defence Secretary Kapila Waidyaratne is currently testifying before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee looking into the terror attacks on Easter Sunday....Link
2019/07/31
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Ada DeranaIGP s FR petition against being sent on compulsory leave fixed for supportThe Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara against being sent on compulsory leave has been fixed for support on September 17th....Link
2019/07/31
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Ada DeranaAirman on duty shoots himself in front of Swiss Ambassador s houseAn airman on duty in front of the official residence of the Switzerland Ambassador in Colombo has committed suicide by shooting himself....Link
2019/07/31
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Ada DeranaAll political parties must reach consensus to ensure national unity - PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena has emphasized that the religious leaders should take the lead in mending the hearts of the people that were broken in the tragic incident of April 21st. ...Link
2019/07/31
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Ada DeranaPadiyatalawa PS chairman 2 others arrested over assaultThree including the chairman of Padiyatalawa Pradeshiya Sabha have been arrested for assaulting an individual, the Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said....Link
2019/07/31
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Ada DeranaScience Faculty of Ruhuna Uni closed indefinitelyThe Faculty of Science of University of Ruhuna located at the Wellamadama complex has been closed until further notice, the administration of the university said....Link
2019/07/31
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Ada DeranaFinance Ministry warns of scam targeting Enterprise Sri Lanka loan applicantsThe Ministry of Finance has alerted the general public of a fraudulent scheme that has exploited the ministry s letterhead to send letters to the applicants of Enterprise Sri Lanka Loan Scheme....Link
2019/07/31
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Ada DeranaCabinet nod for amending Penal CodeThe Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal to amend some of the terms and words in the Penal Code Ordinance....Link
2019/07/31
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Ada DeranaSri Lanka now focusing on the revival of tourism - PMPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Sri Lanka is now safe for tourists and security has returned to normalcy in the country which is recovering from the devastating Easter Sunday terror attacks....Link
2019/07/31
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Daily MirrorMysterious death of a studentA grade 12 student of the Sapugaskanda Maha Vidyalaya, who had suddenly fallen ill while practising at the school sports ground, was pronounced dead on admission to the Kiribathgoda Hospital yesterday, police said....Link
2019/07/31
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Daily MirrorHathurusingha given deadline to quit: HarinSri Lanka was considering applications from three “top international cricket coaches” to replace incumbent Chandika Hathurusingha, who has until mid-August to step down, Sports Minister Harin Fernando said Tuesday....Link
2019/07/31
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Daily MirrorInterim order issued preventing transportation of garbage containersThe Court of Appeal today issued an interim order preventing the transportation of garbage containers inside the country until September 20....Link
2019/07/31
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Daily MirrorArmy Commander before PSC for the second timeArmy Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake commenced giving evidence before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to look into the Easter Sunday bomb attacks a short while ago for the second time....Link
2019/07/31
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Daily MirrorGalle Road closed due to protestThe Galle Road from Ceramic Junction towards the NSA Roundabout has been closed following a protest march carried out by a group of unemployed graduates, police said....Link
2019/07/31
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Daily MirrorLankan tourist drowns on holiday in SwitzerlandA 22-year-old Sri Lankan man drowned in a pond on Tuesday in the northeastern Swiss city of St Gallen....Link
2019/07/31
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Daily MirrorWon’t meet presidential hopefuls if probe not expedited: CardinalArchbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said today that he will not meet any presidential candidate until justice is meted out to the Easter Sunday bomb victims....Link
2019/07/31
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Daily MirrorAirman on duty at diplomat’s residence shoots himselfAn airman who was on duty at the Swiss Ambassador’s official residence in Colombo died after he allegedly shot himself today, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said....Link
2019/07/31
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Daily MirrorAsian countries turning back wealthy world’s wasteSeveral Southeast Asian countries, sick of being the wealthy world’s rubbish dump, have in recent weeks turned back container-loads of waste from foreign shores, the AFP reported yesterday....Link
2019/07/31
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Daily MirrorRuhuna Science Faculty closed indefinitelyThe Science Faculty of the Ruhuna University has been closed from today until further notice as a result of a group of students threatening the Dean, the university office said....Link
2019/07/31
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Daily MirrorAssets of Batticaloa Campus cannot be taken over under any law: HisbullahFormer Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hisbullah said yesterday there was no legal provision to take over the assets of the Batticaloa Campus (Pvt) Ltd to the government as suggested by certain people....Link
2019/07/31
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Daily NewsUNP Candidate, person ‘most accepted’ by public: MPThe person most accepted by the people would be the next presidential candidate of the United National Party (UNP), UNP Parliamentarian Hector Appuhamy said.When asked who......Link
2019/07/31
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Daily News‘SLPP convention will name new face’The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s (SLPP) presidential candidate will be a face new to politics who is, nevertheless, from a well-known political family, the SLPP announced......Link
2019/07/31
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Daily NewsSLFP needs a democratic national leader – DayasiriThe Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) needs a national leader who respects democracy as its Presidential candidate and, not any ‘common candidate’, SLFP General Secretary MP......Link
2019/07/31
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Daily NewsJVP prez candidate will be announced on August 18The candidate of the JVP-led ‘national people’s power movement’ to contest the upcoming presidential poll will be announced on August 18, JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said yesterday.He was......Link
2019/07/31
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Daily NewsVan robber dies in Police shootingA suspect who was shot at by Army guards when attempting to steal a van in Mattegoda on Monday evening has succumbed to his injuries, police said.The deceased has been......Link
2019/07/31
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Daily NewsHisbullah denies Batti Campus sought permission to teach Sharia lawThe Batticaloa Campus was established with the bona fide intention of providing quality education to children of all communities pursuing higher education and the institution......Link
2019/07/31
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Daily NewsSale of imported liquor without foolproof sticker bannedLiquor of foreign brands now cannot be sold within the country without the new foolproof ‘EDSL’ sticker introduced recently by the Excise Department, officials said yesterday......Link
2019/07/31
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Daily NewsGota says has real certificate but won’t showA ‘certificate of renunciation’ that purported to show that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was conclusively rid of the US citizenship that could prevent him from......Link
2019/07/31
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Daily NewsState-owned banks should not be privatisedThe state-owned banks should be strengthened at all times and there should never be any attempt to privatize them, President Maithripala Sirisena declared yesterday.President Sirisena was speaking at......Link
2019/07/31
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FTTEA expresses concerns over proposed amendment to Tea Promotion GazetteThe Tea Exporters Association (TEA) yesterday expressed concerns over the news item ‘Tea Promotion Levy to be split equally between promotion and replanting’ by MP Navin Dissanayake that appeared in Daily FT on 26 July.. The TEA was rather surprised to note the statement made by the Minister informi...Link
2019/07/31
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FTIncrease in public savings shows growth: PMBy Maleesha Sulthanagoda. Disagreeing with naysayers, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday argued that the Sri Lankan economy has expanded over the last four years, with growth of total public savings increasing by over 80% as reflected in bank holdings. . Speaking at the 80th anniversary...Link
2019/07/31
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FTIncrease in public savings shows growth: PMBy Maleesha Sulthanagoda. Disagreeing with naysayers, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday argued that the Sri Lankan economy has expanded over the last four years, with growth of total public savings increasing by over 80% as reflected in bank holdings. . Speaking at the 80th anniversary...Link
2019/07/31
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FTSeylan Bank records Rs. 1.5 b PAT during 1H 2019Seylan Bank recorded a steady performance with Profits before Taxes reaching Rs. 3,476 million for the 6 months ended 30 June 2019, against the Rs. 2,996 million reported in the corresponding period of 2018, despite challenging market conditions and recent unexpected events that impacted the Sri Lan...Link
2019/07/31
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FTCSE dips on profit-taking; rupee weakerReuters: Sri Lankan shares snapped their five-session gaining streak on Tuesday as investors booked profits, while the rupee ended weaker due to importer dollar demand.. The country’s benchmark stock index ended 0.72% weaker at 5,951.75, slipping from the highest close it hit since 29 January on Mon...Link
2019/07/31
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FTCricket boosts sports tourism, traveller confidence post-Easter Sunday setbackBy Charumini de Silva Post-Easter Sunday terror attacks, cricket is giving sports tourism and traveller confidence in security a boost, industry sources said. They said that the back-to-back presence of two cricket teams – Bangladesh and New Zealand – as well as the hosting of the Asian Cricket Coun...Link
2019/07/31
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FTEtihad to serve London Heathrow with fourth daily serviceEtihad Airways has announced plans to boost its services from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow by adding a fourth year-round daily service between the two capitals. The new service, launching on 27 October, introduces a convenient mid-morning departure from Abu Dhabi and a late evening departure from Lo...Link
2019/07/31
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Colombo TelegraphMMDA Claims Misleading, Exaggerated Or Reasonable?By Mass L. Usuf -The response to the subject query is that it has a little of each of these attributes. The reality of experience dictates that nothing is perfect in which there is human intervention. Here are some illustrations before delving into the crux of the matter.Very recently, i...Link
2019/07/31
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FTCommunicating with the pachydermTalking to elephants... needs special skill. Not everyone is a mahout, and everyone would not consider it necessary to have these skills, as most people do not encounter these large beasts in their day to day run-ins. However, if one happens to have a large pachyderm in the room, some kind of conver...Link
2019/07/31
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FTSL moving towards failed state; urgent action needed to change course to reach prosperityurrently Sri Lanka appears to be moving towards a failed state status like that of Afghanistan, Somalia and South Sudan. This article discusses why this has happened and gives an indication of what has to be done to avoid such a situation and move towards prosperity.. Failed state What is a failed s...Link
2019/07/31
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FTLandmark victory for Heritance Aarah and Adaaran Resorts at International Culinary ChallengeThe culinary prowess of the leading hospitality chain Aitken Spence Hotels was recognised with an impressive 94 awards at the recently concluded Food & Hospitality Asia Maldives 2019 (FHAM) competition, with its new entrant, Heritance Aarah clinching 19 Gold medals – the highest number won by an ind...Link
2019/07/31
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FTSATA to revisit Sri LankaBy Divya Thotawatte. In an effort to celebrate hospitality and travel bodies in the region, the organisers of South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2019 recently held a signing ceremony with their partners for the regional event that will be hosted in Sri Lanka this year for the second time since its inc...Link
2019/07/31
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FTTripADeal founder calls on Tourism MinisterTripADeal, Australia’s most-awarded online travel agency Managing Director Norm Black met with Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga at the Ministry of Tourism last week to discuss joint tourism promotional campaigns in Australia, in addition to th...Link
2019/07/31
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Times of India4 Sri Lankan Muslim ministers rejoin government ...Link
2019/07/31
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FTCricket and shopping reap great rewards for Crescat Boulevard’s ‘Crescat Millionaire’Crescat Boulevard has announced its Crescat Millionaire – the bumper prize winner for its spectacular cheer, shop and win World Cup Carnival that was held to commemorate the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the shopping mall from 30 May to 14 July. Shameena Pallie was chosen as the lucky winner after b...Link
2019/07/31
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FTKeells commits to 50% reduction in single use polythene bags by 2025As Sri Lanka’s most valuable supermarket brand in 2018, Keells has taken a revolutionary step as the first supermarket chain in Sri Lanka to commit to a significant reduction in its single-use plastics. This in turn leads to a more sustainable shopping experience for consumers.. The move comes from ...Link
2019/07/31
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FT3D aura scanning available for astrological checkups for first time in Sri LankaScanning energy centres in the body with a 3D aura scanner and getting therapy for their weaknesses is possible, now, with the veteran astrologer K.A.U. Sarachchandra (No. 660C, 2nd Subhuthi Athuru Mawatha, Subhuthipura, Battaramulla), who is the only Sri Lankan astrologer possessing a 3D aura scann...Link
2019/07/31
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Colombo TelegraphMahinda Rajapaksa: Sculptor Of A Brutal Political ArchitectureBy Vishwamithra -“There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.’’ ~ Oscar WildeMahinda Rajapaksa is an extraordinary individual. His passion for power seems to have overrun all plausible limits; his determination to cling on to somethin...Link
2019/07/31
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Ada DeranaState banks must not be privatized - PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena emphasizes that state banks must not be privatized under any circumstance....Link
2019/07/30
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Colombo PageCharges served against State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake over contempt of courtCharges have been served before the Supreme Court today (30) against State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake over Contempt of Court....Link
2019/07/30
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Colombo PageMinister Bathiudeen says Muslim ministers were very hurt that UNP failed to support them at the critical timeMinister Rishad Bathiudeen, who was sworn in Monday as the Minister of Industry, Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Cooperative Development, Skills Development and Vocational Training again, today revealed the reasons behind the Muslim MPs' delay in re-accepting the portfolios t...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirstAruwakkalu and importing garbage connected?The issue pertaining to the waste containers in Sri Lanka was discussed during the Face the Nation program yesterday (July 29). Speaking at the program Civil Activist Nalaka Jayaweera noted that thishas nothing to do with recycling, this is simply garbage. He added that what is happening here is whe...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirst3800 unemployed graduated receive state appointments3800 unemployed graduates received appointments in the State service this afternoon (July 30) at the Temple Trees. The graduates were appointed based on a selection programme spanning across all districts in the Island. 880 of the graduates appointed are external degree holders. The graduates were r...Link
2019/07/30
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Ada DeranaMuslim World League s Secretary General visits chief prelates of Asgiriya Malwatte chaptersSecretary-General of the Muslim World League, Dr. Mohammad Bin Abdulkarim Alissa has visited Chief Prelate of Asgiriya Chapter Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thero and Chief Prelate of Malwatte Chapter Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala Thera this morning (30)....Link
2019/07/30
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Daily MirrorWrit petition on garbage shipments: No waste imported: Hayleys PLCRomesh de Silva PC appearing for the Hayleys PLC informed the court that his client as a company, which runs a hub operation in Katunayaka, had not violated any law as it had only done a separating process for re-exportation of containers of mattresses, which cannot be regarded as wastes....Link
2019/07/30
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Colombo PageFormer governor ready to run Batticaloa campus in partnership with the governmentFormer Governor of the Eastern Province, MLAM Hizbullah says he has no objection to administer the Batticaloa Campus, the controversial private university, in equal partnership with the government....Link
2019/07/30
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Colombo TelegraphExclusive: Dilith’s Fake Certificate Scheme Backfires: Stock Market Takes A Hit ...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirstWho is the presidential candidate of SLPP?Speaking at a media briefing held by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna today (July 30) UPFA MP C.B. Ratnayake noted that they will be introducing their presidential candidate on August 11th. He noted that the candidate will be a person who has never been involved in the field of politics, a person...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirstFinance head of SLC provides fake NIC to CIDIt has been revealed that the head of finance of Sri Lanka Cricket had provided a false NIC number to the Criminal Investigations Department. This was revealed when the CID presented facts before the court. Piyal Nandana Dissanayake, the head of finance of Sri Lanka Cricket was arrested on October 2...Link
2019/07/30
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Ada DeranaMore information uncovered from arrested brother-in-law of ZahranPolice Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara says more information was unveiled during further interrogations into the brother-in-law of the ringleader of the coordinated terror attacks on Easter Sunday....Link
2019/07/30
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Sri Lanka MirrorFake letter : Gota remains silentEven though a letter had been circulating today ( 30 July) in social media stating that the request made by Gotabhaya Rajapksa to withdraw his American citizenship has been accepted by United States Department of State , the silence of Gotabhaya gives the impression that it is fake, says political c...Link
2019/07/30
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Daily MirrorEcstasy pills worth Rs. 15 mn seizedA parcel with 3050 Ecstasy pills worth over Rs. 15 million was seized by the Customs officers at the Central Mail Exchange, Colombo today, the Customs said....Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 9.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 9.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirstSupreme Court orders the Sri Lanka Medical Council to register 82 SAITM medical degree holdersSupreme Court ordered the Sri Lanka Medical Council to register 82 SAITM graduates in order to facilitate them to practice medicine. The order was handed down after examining a petition filed by 3 graduates of the Malabe SAITM private medical college. The petition was examined by the bench comprisin...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirstAttempts to change laws and regulations on higher educationDetails about an attempt to change laws and regulations of higher education was revealed during a media briefing convened by University Lecturers’ Association today (July 30). The Higher Education (Quality Assurance and Accreditation) bill was also explained during the media briefing. Chairman of th...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirstExtra classes for G.C.E. A/L examinations suspended from midnight todayThe Department of Examinations states that all seminars, lectures and tuition classes pertaining to the G.C.E. A/L examinations, will be suspended from midnight today (July 30). It added all tuition classes and seminars pertaining to the scholarship exam will be suspended from midnight tomorrow (Jul...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirstHeroin smuggler sentenced to death by Colombo High CourtThe Colombo High Court today (July 30) sentenced a heroin smuggler to death. The suspect is Jesmin Rizwan, a resident of Maligawatta. The defendant who was found guilty for the possession of 321 grams of heroin and smuggling heroin, was sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court Judge Vikum Kaluar...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirstDUI Operation: 6,315 drunk drivers arrested in 25 days6,315 drunk drivers have been arrested by the Police during an operation conducted over the past 25 days. Media spokesperson of Police, SP Ruwan Gunesekara noted that an islandwide operation to apprehend drunk drivers was initiated on the 5th of this month. 179 drunk drivers have been arrested over ...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirstUS Ambassador holds closed door meeting with MRSpeaking on Newsline this morning Journalist Malinda Seneviratne noted that he thinks Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe gave an assurance to the Bar Association that all these agreements with the United States will not be signed within this year so it might happen January 1st if he is still in pow...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirstSuspect arrested with narcotic pills worth Rs.15MnA suspect has been arrested with a haul of narcotic pills with a street value of around Rs. 15 million at the Central Mail Exchange. Customs spokesperson, Sunil Jayaratne noted that they discovered 3050 ecstasy pills in the package. The parcel had arrived from Portugal. The suspect was arrested when...Link
2019/07/30
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Ada DeranaOver 3,000 Methamphetamine pills busted at Central Mail ExchangeSri Lanka Customs says that 3,050 Methamphetamine narcotic pills were detected in a parcel at the Central Mail Exchange....Link
2019/07/30
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Daily MirrorDuminda makes a statement to PCoI police unitFormer agriculture minister Duminda Dissanayake today made a statement to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) Police Unit on corruption in the current administration with regard to the renting out of the D.P.A. Jayasinghe building by his Ministry in 2017....Link
2019/07/30
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Colombo PageMinister emphasizes the need to develop human resourcesMinister of Plantation Industries Naveen Dissanayake says the human resources of the country should be improved in the journey of making Sri Lanka a prosperous nation....Link
2019/07/30
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Colombo PageSri Lanka PM aims to steer country to a new era with modernization of economySri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the country will be transformed into a new era with the modernization of the rural and urban economy to provide new employment opportunities for future generations....Link
2019/07/30
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Colombo PageUS$ 480 Million to be given by the MCC to Sri Lanka is a grant, not a loan, the US Ambassador clarifiesThe United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz asserts that the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s US$ 480 million aid was a gift to Sri Lanka from the people of the US and not a loan....Link
2019/07/30
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Colombo PageSri Lanka Supreme Court orders Medical Council to register SAITM graduatesThe Supreme Court today ordered the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to take action to register medical graduates of SAITM within three weeks....Link
2019/07/30
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Ada DeranaColombo HC sentences man to death over drugsThe Colombo High Court has sentenced a person to death over possession and racketeering of Heroin stated Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/07/30
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Daily MirrorProposed amendments to MLA detrimental: OppositionThe Opposition today said the proposed amendments to the Monetary Law Act (MLA) were detrimental to the economy and that it would go to the Supreme Court if and when the draft bill was presented to parliament....Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsJVP candidate to be announced on August 18thThe JVP stated that the presidential candidate representing its new alliance that was formed recently will be announced on August 18th. Addressing a media......Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsThe SLMC to discuss Supreme Court judgmentThe Sri Lanka Medical Council will meet this Thursday to discuss the Supreme Court order to register 82 SAITEM graduates as its members. A SLMC spokesman......Link
2019/07/30
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Asian MirrorGotabhaya Rajapaksa Confirms Alleged Document Released By US Authorities Confirming Renunciation Of US Citizenship Is FakeFormer Defence Secretary Gotahaya Rajapaksa confirmed that the letter circulating on social media claiming that he has renounced his US citizenship is fake.The letter in question is a purported document released by the US authorities confirming that the former Defence Secretary has renounced his US ...Link
2019/07/30
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Colombo PageSri Lanka bans selling imported liquor without foolproof stickerThe Excise Department of Sri Lanka has banned the sale of all brands of imported liquor without the foolproof sticker recently introduced by the Department....Link
2019/07/30
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EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks in correction after five day rallySri Lanka's stocks fell 0.72 percent on Tuesday, ending a five day rally amid high activity, brokers said....Link
2019/07/30
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EconomyNextSri Lanka looking to counter boothaya, tsunami water on paddy: HarshaSri Lanka is looking to counter the problem where farmers cannot get a guaranteed price due to higher moisture content in paddy (rough rice) coming from mechanical harvesters, State Minister for Public Distribution and Economic Affairs Harsha de Silva said....Link
2019/07/30
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Daily MirrorSC serves charge sheet on RanjanThe Supreme Court (SC) today served the charge sheet (ruling) on State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake over the allegations of contempt of court....Link
2019/07/30
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EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks fall after 5-day rallySri Lanka's stocks fell 0.72 percent on Tuesday, ending a five day rally amid high activity, brokers said....Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 6.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 6.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/07/30
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Ada DeranaHizbullah responds to accusations over Batticaloa campusFormer Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hizbullah today held a press conference to respond to the various allegations leveled against him by UNP Parliamentarian Ashu Marasinghe and other individuals with regard to the Batticaloa campus....Link
2019/07/30
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Ada DeranaMaldivian Ambassador meets Thalatha on Maldivians in local prisonsA meeting between the Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms Thalatha Atukorale and the Maldivian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Omar Abdul Razzak was held at the Ministry this afternoon (30)....Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsFORMER MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE ARRIVES AT PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSIONDuminda Dissanayake, former Sri Lanka Freedom Party National organiser arrived today to make a statement to the Presidential Commission of inquiry to investigate......Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsUNIDENTIFIED BODY FOUND IN Z-D CANALPolice have found a dead body of a male floating in the Maduru Oya Z-D main canal in the Medagama area in Aralaganwila this afternoon. Police suspect......Link
2019/07/30
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EconomyNextSri Lanka rupee ends weaker, bond yields steadySri Lanka’s rupee closed weaker at 176.28/35 against the US dollar on Tuesday while bonds yields were steady, dealers said....Link
2019/07/30
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Daily MirrorBan on sale of imported liquor without foolproof stickerThe Excise Department has banned the sale of all brands of imported liquor without its new foolproof sticker introduced recently....Link
2019/07/30
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Lanka Business OnlineSeylan Bank records Rs 1.5Bn profit after tax during 1H 2019Seylan Bank recorded a steady performance with Profits before Taxes reaching Rs. 3,476 Million for the 6 months ended 30th June 2019 against the Rs.......Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsORDER ON INTERIM ORDER REGARDING WASTE IMPORT TOMORROWThe court of appeal decided to issue the order regarding the petition seeking an interim injunction order preventing the importation of garbage from foreign......Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsADVANCED LEVEL TUITION CLASSES BANNED FROM MIDNIGHT TODAYLectures, seminars and tuition classes targeting the GCE Advanced Level examination which is due to commence on the 5thof August will be banned from......Link
2019/07/30
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Washington PostResigned Sri Lankan Muslim politicians return to governmentFour Sri Lankan Muslim ministers who resigned from their Cabinet portfolios after the Easter attacks that killed over 250 have rejoined the government after an investigation cleared them of links with the militant groups that carried out the attacks...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirstRustic Garden Design IdeasRustic means appropriate to the country as in plainness or sturdiness. In a modern world that emphasizes the disposable, the mass-produced, and the cheap, the notion of something rustic suggests an authentic, natural, rough-hewn quality that many gardeners crave. Whether it’s vintage garden furnitur...Link
2019/07/30
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Lanka Business OnlineWe were very hurt that UNP failed to stand together with us at critical time: RishadFor the first time, the enigma behind Sri Lankan Muslim MPs’ evasion and resisting of their portfolios were revealed on July 30. “I discussed......Link
2019/07/30
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Ada DeranaSale of foreign liquor without new Excise Dept. sticker bannedThe Excise Department has banned the sale of all brands of imported liquor without the new foolproof sticker introduced recently by the Department....Link
2019/07/30
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Ada DeranaNumber of drunk drivers arrested so far surpasses 6,300The total number of drunk drivers arrested during the raids conducted since the 5th of July has increased to 6315, says Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara....Link
2019/07/30
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Asian MirrorRishad Bathiudeen Says Muslim MPs Decided To Return To Their Ministerial Posts As Police Investigations Didn't Prove Any AllegationsACMC Leader Minister Rishad Bathiudeen said the Muslim MPs decided to return to their ministerial portfolios as the Police investigations proved no allegations against him.Addressing a press briefing in Colombo, Bathiudeen said, “I discussed with members of our party ACMC as to whether I should stay...Link
2019/07/30
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EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks plunge after 5-day rallySri Lanka's stocks plunged 0.72 percent on Tuesday, ending a five day rally amid high activity, brokers said....Link
2019/07/30
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Daily MirrorFarewell speech: Some people slinging mud at Malinga: MROpposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that some people were slinging mud at cricketer Lasith Malinga following his farewell speech made at the R. Premadasa Stadium....Link
2019/07/30
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Lanka Business OnlineSri Lanka imposes ban on selling imported liquor without foolproof stickerExcise Department has banned the sale of all brands of imported liquor without the new foolproof sticker introduced recently......Link
2019/07/30
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Colombo TelegraphNew Constitution With National ConsensusBy R. Sampanthan -Mr. Deputy Speaker, may I move the following Adjournment Motion as a matter of urgent public importance: "Whereas the Constitution of a Country is the Supreme law of the Country. And whereas in Democracies the world over, a country is governed on the basis of a Cons...Link
2019/07/30
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EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks plunge after 5-day rallySri Lanka's stocks plunged 0.72 percent on Tuesday, ending a five day rally amid high activity, brokers said....Link
2019/07/30
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Ada DeranaGovt. reinstated MPs who came under fire for supporting terrorism - MuzammilThe government has not taken any measures to curb the ideological terrorism called Wahhabism but reinstated the Muslim politicians who were accused of allegedly supporting it, says Mohamed Muzammil, the spokesperson of National Freedom Front (NFF)....Link
2019/07/30
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Daily NewsRishad Bathiudeen assumed dutiesRishad Bathiudeen  assumed duties as Minister of Industry & Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Co-operative Development and Vocational Training & Skills Development......Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsINVESTIGATIONS ON THE COMPLAINTS MADE BY SUDANTHA THERO AGAINST MALIK ASHISH HANDED OVER TO CIDThe complaint filed by the Sinhala Ravaya General Secretary Ven Magalkande Sudatta Thero to the police headquarters against State Counsel Malik Aziz of......Link
2019/07/30
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Daily MirrorFarewell Speech: Some people slinging mud at Malinga: MROpposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that some people were slinging mud at cricketer Lasith Malinga following his farewell speech made at the R. Premadasa Stadium....Link
2019/07/30
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Lanka Business OnlineTechnology, Digital Transformation drives Sri Lanka’s future of business: IBM Innovations ForumIBM today conducted an IBM Innovation Forum in Colombo that brought together business leaders to explore how they can......Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirstLeaders who are not in touch with people are useless- Mayor of MataleMayor of the Matale Municipal Council, Daljith Aluwihare shared his thoughts on the UNP and upcoming elections. Daljith Aluwihare noted that if the UNP does not present the ideal presidential candidate, the UNP will be done for. He added that he is not to criticize openly and they would not stand a...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirstIndian Premier Modi to feature in “Man vs Wild” with Bear GryllsThe most important person in India, Prime Minister,Narendra Modi is to feature on Discovery’s survival show “Man vs Wild” with Bear Grylls in a special episode which is to be aired on August 12th. The special episode was shot inthe Jim Corbett National Park and the show focuses on an adventurous...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirst“My appointment will be of no cost to the ministry” – New State Minister Buddhika PathiranaDeputy Minister Buddhika Pathirana was appointed as the new State Minister of Industry & Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Co-operative Development and Vocational Training & Skills Development yesterday. The Minister commenced his duties at his office without any sort of welcom...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirst“The law will take steps to send it back” – MP Gamini Jayawickrama Perera on the garbage crisisThe meeting of the cabinet members took place under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena, this morning (30th July). Following the meeting, MP Gamini Jayawickrama Perera spoke to the media. Few questions regarding the garbage containers were directed at him to which he made several statemen...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirstMattegoda van hijack : Suspect who escaped arrestedThe details of the suspects who hijacked a van in Mattegoda area have come to light. The suspect who was shot by army personnel, succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment at the National Hospital. The deceased suspect is Podagodage Priyantha, a 47-year-old resident of Kirindigala, Balangod...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirstMother and son stabbed to death in KilinochchiA mother and son were brutally murdered using sharp objects in the Jayanthinagar area in Kilinochchi. Further investigations have commenced over the incident....Link
2019/07/30
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Ada DeranaProtest march against Dr. Shafi causes traffic congestionA protest and a march against the actions of Dr. Mohamed Shafi of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital were held in Kurunegala today (30)....Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsRANAJAN RAMANAYAKE’S SECOND CHARGE ON CONTEMPT OF COURT SERVEDCharges were served for State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake today over the second contempt of court case before the Supreme Court. The charges filed by Attorney......Link
2019/07/30
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EconomyNextNick Leeson-style losses at Sri Lanka's CPC raise big questions: BellwetherFinance Minister Mangala Samaraweera started a price formula in 2018 May just as fuel price started to spike, but the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) made a colossal loss Rs104 billion, and the rupee collapsed anyway....Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsBODY OF MISSING PERSON FOUND IN A LAKEPolice have found a dead body of a person in Wanhapuwa Lake in Bopitiya Deltota. The body was found following an investigation based on information received......Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru News21 YEARS OF HIRU; 21 MILLIONAIRES IN 21 DAYS” - HIRU VISITS THE HOME OF THE 14TH MILLIONAIRE WITH THE GIFTThe giving away of the largest cash prize in the history of Sri Lankan television of21million rupees to celebrate21years of Hiru,......Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsHIZBULLAH REJECTS ALLEGATIONS OF THE SECTORAL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE REPORT ON THE UNIVERSITY OF BATTICALOAFormer Governor of the Easter Province, M. L. A. M. Hizbullah has rejected all allegations made by the sectoral oversight committee report on Education......Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsA PERSON KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT IN WELLAWAYAA motorcyclist was killed in a road accident on the Wellawaya Handapanagale Keheliya road. Police stated that the Motorbike had collided......Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsHEROIN DRUG TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO DEATHA person convicted for possession and trafficking of drugs was sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi today. The......Link
2019/07/30
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Lanka Business OnlineDeputy Minister of Ports and Shipping re-assumes dutiesMohamed Abdullah Mohamed Maharoof re-assumed duties today (30.07.19) as the Deputy Minister of Ports and Shipping. The function took place at the......Link
2019/07/30
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Asian MirrorFormer Lankan Batting Coach Thilan Samaraweera Included In New Zealand Team Support Staff For SL TourFormer Sri Lankan batting coach Thilan Samaraweera has been included in the support staff of the New Zealand cricket team for the upcoming Sri Lanka your. Samaraweera ended his stint with the Sri Lankan cricket team after their dismal performance in the batting department in several tournaments. Bef...Link
2019/07/30
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Daily NewsCabinet meeting time changedThe time of Cabinet meeting has been changed, stated the President's Media Division.Accordingly, the Ministers will meet at 7.30 a.m. on every Tuesday from today onwards.......Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsSupreme Court orders SLMC to register 82 SAITM graduatesThe Supreme Court ordered the Sri Lanka Medical Council today to register the graduates who passed out from the Malabe SAITEM private medical college. The......Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsAIR FORCE SUPPORT TO DOUSE THE FIRE AT WORLD’S ENDAir force support has been obtained to douse the fire that erupted in the worlds end lower reserve in the Balangoda- Nanperiyal area. The Airforce......Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsMUSLIM PARLIAMENTARIANS SWEARING IN – A POLITICAL DRAMA – BANDULAVarious views were expressed at the media briefing regarding the swearing in of Muslim MPs who resigned from their portfolios recently.Addressing a media......Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirstThree civilians including infant injured in border firing in KashmirReuters –Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged heavy fire along the border in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, injuring three civilians, including a ten-day-old infant and a woman, on Sunday (July 28). Firing reportedly began on Sunday afternoon in Shahpur and Saujiyan sector of Poonch district...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirst6 Indian nationals arrested with 2379 kilos of Beedi leavesThe Sri Lanka Navy has arrested 6 Indian nationals while transporting 2,379Kg of Beedi leaves on an Indian vessel. According to the Navy, the arrests have been made in the seas Northwest of Sri Lanka. The Beedi leaves were discovered when the Sri Lanka Navy inspected a suspicious vessel sailing from...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirstNon academic strike hampers university activitiesOperations including academic activities of several universities have been interrupted as a result of the token strike being carried out by university non-academic staff. The co-chairperson of the committee Dhammika Priyantha stated that they have 11 demands including, resolution of salary anomalies...Link
2019/07/30
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NewsFirstHungary PM Orban flags more economic stimulus plans for 2020Reuters – Hungary expects to have to introduce two more economic stimulus programs next year as growth slows in the European Union, its main trading partner, Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated on Saturday (July 27). Orban’s economic policy has focused on maintaining an economic growth rate exceeding...Link
2019/07/30
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Daily MirrorGota’s US renunciation certificate a forgeryA certificate distributed yesterday purporting to show that former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has renounced his US citizenship has been debunked as a forgery, Daily Mirror learns....Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsDENGUE ERADICATION PROGRAM IN 40 MOH DIVISIONSThe National Dengue Eradication Unit has taken steps to implement a three day dengue eradication field program from tomorrow to the 2nd of July covering......Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru News179 Drunk Drivers arrested during the past 24 hoursPolice arrested 179 drunk drivers during the past 24 hours that ended at 6 am today A special operation was launched on the 5thto arrest drunk drivers......Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsNO RISHARD FOR CABINET MEETING – HAKIM ATTENDSMinister Rauf Hakeem was the only minster wasreported to have attended the Cabinet meeting which was held yesterdayfrom the four Muslim Minsters......Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsCASE AGAINST FORMER DIG ANURA SENANAYAKE POSTPONEDThe Colombo High Court today ordered the hearing of the case filed by the Attorney General against former DIG Anura Senanayake accused of concealing evidence......Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsPROTEST AGAINST THE REMOVAL OF UNAUTHORISED CONSTRUCTIONA group of resident s staged a protest in the Khawatte area in Ratnapura this morning protesting against the removal of an unauthorised house. The protestors......Link
2019/07/30
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Ada DeranaHusband sought over Sri Lankan woman s attempted murder in CyprusPolice in Limassol are investigating an attempted murder against a Sri Lankan woman reportedly by her estranged husband aged....Link
2019/07/30
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Daily News6315 drunk drivers arrestedA total number of 6315 motorists have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol from July 5 to July 30, the police media said.   A special island-wide operation was commenced......Link
2019/07/30
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Sri Lanka MirrorCharges served against Ranjan over contempt of court caseCharges were served against State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake today (Jul 30) over a contempt of court case which was heard at the Supreme Court.Ramanayake has been accused of making derogatory remarks at the Supreme Court judge bench which was appointed to hear the fundamental rights petition challen...Link
2019/07/30
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Sri Lanka MirrorOpinion Poll shows 94.35 percent in favourAn Opinion Poll conducted at the Enterprise Sri Lanka exhibition held at Walisinghe Harischandra ground in Anuradhapura showed that 94.35 per cent of people were in favour of the application of Capital Punishment on drug racketeers and rapists.This electronic opinion poll using digital technology wa...Link
2019/07/30
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Sri Lanka MirrorProtests against CID's probe into Dr Shafi in KurunegalaA protest was held outside the Kurunegala hospital today (Jul 30) claiming that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) inquiry into doctor Mohamed Shafi had been biased.Dr. Shafi who was released on bail last week was accused of multiple charges including the sterilization of women. During the...Link
2019/07/30
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Ada DeranaHold presidential polls and PC polls on the same day - PAFFRELPeople s Action for Free Fair Election (PAFFREL) organization has made a request to hold both the Presidential Election and the Provincial Council Election on the same day....Link
2019/07/30
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Lanka Business OnlineCitra Social Innovation Lab training inspires Sri Lanka public sector officials“After 16 years of experience in the public sector I was considering taking early retirement. But after going through this programme I feel like I......Link
2019/07/30
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EconomyNextSri Lanka rice prices down with competition: HarshaSri Lanka's rice prices have fallen, partly helped by greater competition from revived smaller mills that were going out of business, Economic and Public Distribution Minister Harsha de Silva said....Link
2019/07/30
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Ada DeranaTuition classes for A'L Grade 5 Scholarship exams bannedConducting tuition classes and seminars for candidates taking up the G.C.E. Advanced Level examination this year will be banned from midnight today (30) till the end of the exam, says the Department of Examination....Link
2019/07/30
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Sri Lanka MirrorA/L and Grade 5 scholarship examination tuition classes bannedThe Department of Examinations has banned the conducting of tuition classes and all seminars in respect of the G.C.E Advanced Level examination and the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination.The ban will be effective in connection with the Advanced Level Examination 2019 from today (30) midnight till the e...Link
2019/07/30
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Sri Lanka MirrorThilan to assist Black Caps in Sri LankaThe Black Caps will add local knowledge to their coaching team for their test series in Sri Lanka.Former Sri Lankan batsman Thilan Samaraweera has joined Gary Stead’s coaching staff for the two-test series in the island nation, starting on August 14, which doubles as the beginning of their World Tes...Link
2019/07/30
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EconomyNextSri Lanka Hayleys MGT profits sharply up in June quarterProfits at Sri Lanka's Hayleys Plc, a fabric maker grew to 227 million rupees in the June 2019 quarter from 16 million rupees a year earlier helped by strong revenue and margin growth, interim account showed....Link
2019/07/30
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News HubMuslim women say ‘Kadi’ Courts in Sri Lanka abusive (video)Several Muslim women from several parts of the island have stepped up against the judgement issued by ‘Kadi Courts’ which has jurisdiction......Link
2019/07/30
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EconomyNextMuslims rejoin Sri Lanka cabinet after Easter bombingsSri Lanka's Muslim ministers who resigned en masse in the wake of the deadly Easter Sunday bombings have rejoined the government, officials said Tuesday, after police cleared them of any involvement with Islamists....Link
2019/07/30
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Daily MirrorGota’s alleged US renunciation certificate circulating in social media a forgeryA certificate distributed yesterday purporting to show that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has renounced his US citizenship has been debunked as a forgery, the Daily Mirror learns....Link
2019/07/30
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Sri Lanka MirrorResigned Muslim ministers sworn in againThree Muslim ministers who collectively resigned from their ministerial portfolios recently were re-appointed to their previous positions today (Jul 29).Accordingly, Parliamentarians Rishad Bathiudeen, Rauff Hakeem and Abdullah Mahroof have taken up their previous ministerial posts again.A discussio...Link
2019/07/30
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Sri Lanka MirrorSLMC ordered to register 82 SAITM graduatesThe Supreme Court has ordered the Sri Lanka Medical Council to Provisionally Register the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) graduates as medical practitioners in terms of Section 29 of the Medical Ordinance.The judgement was delivered by a bench comprising justices P. Surasena...Link
2019/07/30
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Ada DeranaCID to investigate complaint against State Counsel Malik AzeezThe investigation into a complaint filed against State Counsel Malik Azeez of the Attorney General s Department has been handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) by the Police Headquarters....Link
2019/07/30
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Daily MirrorGota’s alleged US renunciation certificate circulating in social media a forgeryA certificate distributed yesterday purporting to show that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has renounced his US citizenship has been debunked as a forgery, the Daily Mirror learns....Link
2019/07/30
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Times of IndiaMuslims rejoin Sri Lanka cabinet after Easter bombingsSri Lanka's Muslim ministers who resigned en masse in the wake of the deadly Easter Sunday bombings have rejoined the government, officials said on Tuesday, after police cleared them of any involvement with Islamists....Link
2019/07/30
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Sri Lanka MirrorCase against Anura Senanayake over Thajudeen killing fixed for Oct 23The Colombo High Court today (Jul 30) ordered that the case filed against former senior deputy inspector general Anura Senanayake in the case involving the killing of national ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen, would be taken up on October 23.Senanayake had been released on bail after indictments were hande...Link
2019/07/30
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Sri Lanka MirrorTeam which couldn’t win the Asian championships, inquiring about world championship defeatBased on a complaint made to the Sports Ministry by several former Netball captains, the Sports Ministry is preparing to conduct an investigations regarding the defeat of the Sri Lankan team at the Netball World Cup held in the UK. This has come under severe criticism by a renowned sports journalist...Link
2019/07/30
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Ada DeranaCharges served against Ranjan for contempt of courtCharges have been served before the Supreme Court against State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake over his 2nd Contempt of Court case....Link
2019/07/30
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Ada DeranaMuslim World League s Secretary General in Sri Lanka for peace conferenceThe National Conference on Peace, Harmony, and Coexistence will be held at 4 pm this evening (30) at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo....Link
2019/07/30
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Daily MirrorSC serves charge sheet on RanjanThe Supreme Court (SC) today served the charge sheet (ruling) on State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake over the allegations of contempt of court....Link
2019/07/30
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Daily NewsSuspect shot by Army succumbsThe suspect who was injured as Army personnel had opened fire on him yesterday night, has succumbed to his wounds at the National Hospital this morning.Another escaped when......Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsREQUEST FROM ASGIRIYA CHAPTERMedagama Dhammananda Thero, the registrar of the Asgiriya Chapter says that the government should take responsibility if the Buddhist monks who are speaking......Link
2019/07/30
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Hiru NewsHEAVY TRAFFIC IN KURUNEGALA DUE TO A PROTEST AGAINST DR SHAFFIHeavy traffic has been reported in Kurunegala town as a result of a protest against Dr Shaffi Sahabdeen....Link
2019/07/30
12:01
News HubZahran Hashims Brother in Law arrestedThe elder brother of Zahran Hashim's wife who has receivedtraining with Zahran at a training facility in Nuwara Eliya was arrested by......Link
2019/07/30
12:00
NewsFirstSLMC ordered to register 82 SAITM graduatesThe Supreme court ordered the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to register 82 SAITM graduates in order to facilitate them to practice medicine. The order was delivered following the examination of a petition filed by three graduates of SAITM. The petition was examined by a bench compromising of just...Link
2019/07/30
12:00
Sri Lanka MirrorSaharan’s daughter to probation _ CCD arrests Brother-In-LawThe Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) had arrested a suspect Abdul Carder Asim for having received weapons training under Thawheed Jamaáth Leader Saharan Hashim and attending his lectures.The 28-year-old suspect is said to be the older brother of Saharan’s wife.Meanwhile, according to a request made by ...Link
2019/07/30
12:00
Ada DeranaCharges pile up against Kadi courtsSeveral Muslim women have revealed to the media in recent days that Muslim women are being treated unfairly by Kadi courts which handle the law related to Muslim marriages....Link
2019/07/30
12:00
Daily MirrorSC tells SLMC to provisionally register SAITM medicosThe Supreme Court has ordered the Sri Lanka Medical Council to Provisionally Register the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) graduates as medical practitioners in terms of Section 29 of the Medical Ordinance....Link
2019/07/30
11:46
Asian MirrorGovernment Will Move A Motion In Parliament Tomorrow To Increase Number Of Cabinet Ministries To 48: GL PeirisSLPP Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris said Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella would move a motion in Parliament tomorrow to increase the number of Cabinet ministers to 48. Addressing a press conference in Colombo, Peiris said there was no right for the government to form a national government as it did...Link
2019/07/30
11:45
Ada DeranaMother and son found murdered in KilinochchiAn elderly woman and her son have been found murdered inside their home in Jayanthi Nagar, Kilinochchi....Link
2019/07/30
11:45
Ada DeranaSC orders to register 82 SAITM graduates as medical practitionersThe Supreme Court today (30) ordered the Sri Lanka Medical Council to register 82 SAITM medical graduates as medical practitioners, says Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/07/30
11:31
Daily NewsA/L and Grade 5 scholarship examination tuition classes bannedThe Department of Examinations has banned the conducting of tuition classes and all seminars in respect of the G.C.E Advanced Level examination and the Grade 5 Scholarship......Link
2019/07/30
11:31
Daily NewsGraduates to receive appointment letters todayThe first stage of granting appointments to 16,800 graduates will take place at Temple Trees today where 3,800 graduates will receive their appointments from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The......Link
2019/07/30
11:31
Hiru NewsADVANCED LEVEL TUITION CLASSES BANNED FROM MIDNIGHT TODAYThe Department of Examinations stated that all preparations for the GCE Advanced Level Examination which is due to commence on the 5thof August have......Link
2019/07/30
11:31
Hiru NewsUNIVERSITY NON-ACADEMIC STAFF ON STRIKE TODAYThe joint committee of the University Trade Unions decided to launch a one day token strike today for several demands including salary anomalies. Co-......Link
2019/07/30
11:31
Hiru NewsSAHARAN’S WIFE’S ELDER BROTHER ARRESTEDSaharans wifes elder brother has been arrested in Katupotha by the Colombo Crimes investigation Unit. 28 year old Mohamed Abdul Cader has......Link
2019/07/30
11:31
Hiru NewsSIX INDIANS ARRESTED with A LARGE STCOK OF BEEDI LEAVESSix Indians have been arrested by the Navy with 2379 kilograms of Beedi leaves in their possession. The Indians were taken into custody yesterday while......Link
2019/07/30
11:31
Hiru NewsMother and son killed in KilinochchiA mother and son have been murdered with a blunt weapon in Jayanthi Nagar area in Kilinochchi. The police said that the victims were murdered while they......Link
2019/07/30
11:30
Ada DeranaCabinet meeting time schedules changeA decision has been taken to change the time of commencement of Cabinet meetings....Link
2019/07/30
11:16
News HubThird and final match against Bangladesh tomorrow in honor of Nuwan KulasekaraSri Lanka will dedicate Wednesday’s third and final match of their ongoing one-day series with Bangladesh to Nuwan Kulasekara following the seam......Link
2019/07/30
11:16
Daily NewsZaharan’s brother-in-law arrestedThe elder brother of Zahran Hashim's wife who has received training with Zahran at a training facility in Nuwara Eliya was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division at Katupotha area.The suspect is a......Link
2019/07/30
11:15
EconomyNextAsia markets up ahead of US-China trade talksAsia markets rose modestly on Tuesday, with investors doubtful of any major breakthroughs in the latest round of US-China trade talks getting underway in Shanghai....Link
2019/07/30
11:00
NewsFirstAgriculture Ministry Building : Duminda Dissanayake to testify before the PCoIParliamentarian Duminda Dissanayake has been summoned to testify before the Presidential Commission appointed to probe fraud and corruption, today at 9.30 am(July 30). He has been called to testify as part of an inquiry being carried out regarding the building which houses the Ministry of Agricultur...Link
2019/07/30
11:00
NewsFirstZahran’s brother-in-law arrested at KatupothaAmember of the banned extremist group known as the National Thawheed Jamaath has been arrested in the Kekunagolla area at Katupotha. According to the Police, the name of the arrested suspect is Muhammadu Abdul Cader Cassim and he is a 28-year-old resident of Katupotha. Police added the suspect had r...Link
2019/07/30
11:00
Colombo PageSri Lanka Navy arrests six Indian nationals with 2379 kg of beedi leaves in Sri Lankan watersSri Lanka Navy on Monday has intercepted a fishing dhow carrying six Indian nationals with 2379 kg of beedi leaves, in northwestern seas of Sri Lanka....Link
2019/07/30
11:00
EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks fall at open after dizzying rallySri Lanka’s stocks fell 0.9 in the first hour of trading, taking a breather after dizzying gains made in recent days, brokers said while the rupee opened weaker at 176.20/30 against the US dollar on Tuesday while bonds held steady, dealers said....Link
2019/07/30
10:45
Colombo PageUniversity non-academic staff on strikeThe non-academic staff of the universities are due to launch a token strike today based on several demands including the removal of salary anomalies....Link
2019/07/30
10:45
FTBillionaire Binod buoys Sri LankaBinod Chaudhary, the Nepalese billionaire and owner of its biggest multinational conglomerate CG Corp Group with investments in Sri Lanka, this week expressed confidence that the island nation can rebound faster post-Easter Sunday setback but requires united action by all stakeholders.. “We are here...Link
2019/07/30
10:45
Ada DeranaUniversity non-academic staff resorts to token strikeThe non-academic staff members of universities have launched a one-day token strike today (30)....Link
2019/07/30
10:30
Colombo PageSuspect fleeing road block with stolen vehicle fatally shot by ArmyA suspect, who had stolen a van and was fleeing a military roadblock, was fatally injured after army opened fire at the vehicle when he failed to heed orders to stop at the roadblock in Wadduwa last night....Link
2019/07/30
10:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka standards limiting eco-friendly cement productionCeilings set on clinker substitutes such as slag by Sri Lanka Institute of Standards, is blocking eco-friendly production of cement, a top official of INSEE Cement, unit of Siam City Cement of Thailand, said....Link
2019/07/30
10:30
Daily MirrorZharan’s brother-in-law arrestedThe brother-in-law of National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) leader Zahran Hashim was arrested by the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) from Katupotha last night, police said...Link
2019/07/30
10:30
Daily MirrorNavy apprehends six Indians with 2, 379kg of beedi leavesThe Navy intercepted a fishing dhow carrying six Indian nationals with 2, 379kg of beedi leaves, in northwestern seas of Sri Lanka waters yesterday....Link
2019/07/30
10:30
Daily MirrorThilan Samaraweera to assist Black Caps in Sri LankaFormer Sri Lankan batsman Thilan Samaraweera will join the Black Caps coaching staff for the upcoming Test series in Sri Lanka....Link
2019/07/30
10:30
Daily MirrorI will realise my father’s dream: NavinPlantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake has said that the country has so far not had a President hailing from up country though his father came close to becoming one....Link
2019/07/30
10:15
FTBillionaire Binod buoys Sri LankaBinod Chaudhary, the Nepalese billionaire and owner of its biggest multinational conglomerate CG Corp Group with investments in Sri Lanka, this week expressed confidence that the island nation can rebound faster post-Easter Sunday setback but requires united action by all stakeholders.. “We are here...Link
2019/07/30
10:01
News HubMuslim Ministers who quit over ‘attacks’ re-assume officeFourMuslim Government MPs who resigned from their Cabinet, State and DeputyMinister portfolios in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings and the......Link
2019/07/30
10:01
Daily NewsNavy apprehends 06 Indian nationals with 2379kg of beedi leavesSri Lanka Navy intercepted a fishing dhow carrying 06 Indian nationals with 2379kg of beedi leaves, in northwestern seas of Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka Navy Ship ‘Sagara’ had spotted a suspicious dhow......Link
2019/07/30
10:00
NewsFirstVan chase on Galle road : Suspect succumbs to gunshot woundsThe suspect who was shot by the Army following the hot pursuit of a hijacked van succumbed to his wounds at the National Hospital.A suspect was injured and another escaped when the Army opened fire at the van in Pinwatte, Panadura which had been hijacked from the Mattegoda area. The suspected...Link
2019/07/30
10:00
Daily MirrorOpinion Poll shows 94.35 percent in favourAn Opinion Poll conducted at the Enterprise Sri Lanka exhibition held at Walisinghe Harischandra ground in Anuradhapura showed that 94.35 per cent of people were in favour of the application of Capital Punishment on drug racketeers and rapists....Link
2019/07/30
09:46
Lanka Business OnlinePA warns of damage to local oil palm industry if seedling crisis not resolved soonThe Planters’ Association of Ceylon (PA) sounded the alarm on the escalating 500 million rupees oil palm seedling......Link
2019/07/30
09:45
Daily MirrorOpinion Poll shows 94.35% in favourAn Opinion Poll conducted at the Enterprise Sri Lanka exhibition held at Walisinghe Harischandra ground in Anuradhapura showed that 94.35 per cent of people were in favour of the application of Capital Punishment on drug racketeers and rapists....Link
2019/07/30
09:31
Lanka Business OnlineCabinet, State and Deputy Ministers who resigned sworn into office againCabinet, state and deputy Ministers who had resigned from their respective ministerial portfolios were sworn in before......Link
2019/07/30
09:30
Sri Lanka MirrorAd for Basil’s App (video)The Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna has released a series of video advertisements regarding the door-to-door survey through an App is scheduled to take place on August 3 and 4th.This has been formulated based on a concept by the Founder of the SLPP Basil Rajapaksa.Their intention is to broadcast the ad...Link
2019/07/30
09:30
Sri Lanka MirrorAkila transfers commissioner who gave evidence before the Presidential CommissionThe former book publishing Commissioner I.B.C.K. Illangasinghe who gave evidence before the Presidential Commission appointed to investigate corruption between 2015- 2018 within the government, has been transferred to the Education Ministry pool.He was giving evidence before the Presidential Commiss...Link
2019/07/30
09:16
Asian MirrorCCD Arrest Zaharan Hashim's Brother In Law In Katupotha: Suspect Believed To Have Received Weapon Training In KatupothaThe Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) has arrested National Thowheed Jamaath leader Zaharan Hashim's brother in law in Katupotha. The 28-year-old suspect is the elder brother of Hashim's wife who is currently under detention. The suspect is believed to have received weapon training with Zaharan at a tra...Link
2019/07/30
09:15
Ada DeranaIndian boat intercepted in Lankan waters with over 2000kg of Beedi leavesSri Lanka Navy has intercepted a fishing dhow carrying six Indian nationals with 2379kg of Beedi leaves, in the north-western seas of Sri Lanka yesterday (29)....Link
2019/07/30
09:01
News HubPolice hunting loss of Rs. 6 million from Hakeem’s homeCinnamon Gardens police are conducting investigations intothe loss of Rs. 6 million from the Colombo 7 home of former minister andparliamentarian Rauff......Link
2019/07/30
09:00
NewsFirstUniversity Trade Union Joint Committee launches a strikeThe University Trade Union Joint Committee has engaged in a strike due to several demands. The chairperson of the committee Dhammika Priyantha has stated that they have 11 demands including, resolving of salary anomalies, the increment of MCA allowance, implementation of an open examination when rec...Link
2019/07/30
09:00
Colombo PageJapan's SBI Group invests $2 million in Sunshine Energy to further expand on renewable energy productionDiversified conglomerate Sunshine Holdings PLC (CSE: SUN) announced that SBI Ven Holdings (Pte) Limited, the overseas private equity firm of SBI Holdings Inc., has invested USD 2 million in Sunshine Energy (Pvt) Ltd (SEL) to propel Sunshine Holdings' renewable energy production projects further....Link
2019/07/30
09:00
Colombo PageVice Chancellors hold discussions with Prime Minister on uplifting university standardsThe Vice Chancellors representing the universities in the island met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and discussed the problems and challenges faced by the Sri Lankan universities and their future development plans....Link
2019/07/30
09:00
Daily MirrorI will realise my father’s dream: NavinPlantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake has said that the country has so far not had a President hailing from up country though his father came close to becoming one....Link
2019/07/30
08:45
Ada Derana12kg of drugs meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka seizedThe Directorate of Revenue Intelligence Chennai over the weekend intercepted 12kg drugs which included two consignments of methamphetamine and ketamine meant for sale in Sri Lanka, Indian media reported....Link
2019/07/30
08:45
Ada DeranaCCD arrests elder brother of Zahran s wifeThe elder brother of Zahran Hashim s wife has been arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division at Katupotha area, says Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara....Link
2019/07/30
08:30
Daily MirrorRavi K. lashes out at Central BankMinister Ravi Karunanayaka hit out at the Central Bank yesterday even, comparing its role to that of an economic hitman....Link
2019/07/30
08:16
Hiru NewsArmy shoots at a stolen van at Pinwatta in Panadura - One killedOne individual was killed during a shooting incident when the army had opened fire at a van which was stolen from the Maththegoda area, while it was fleeing......Link
2019/07/30
08:16
Hiru NewsCabinet meets 2 hours earlierIt has been decided to hold the cabinet meeting held on Tuesdays hereafter at 7.30 a.m. from today. Earlier the cabinet meeting was held every Tuesday......Link
2019/07/30
08:16
Hiru NewsFour Muslim MPs including Rishaad and Hakeem sworn in ministry posts again - 6 million rupees disappears from Hakeem’s houseFour Muslim ministers who resigned from their positions including Rishad Bathiudeen and Rauf Hakeem were sworn into their respective ministerial positions......Link
2019/07/30
08:15
Daily MirrorResigned Muslim ministers sworn in againAll Muslim cabinet ministers, deputy ministers and state ministers who resigned from their portfolios recently, were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena a short while ago, the Presidential Media Division said....Link
2019/07/30
08:00
Daily MirrorGovt.’s move unlawful: SLPPSri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday said that the government’s move to increase the size of the Cabinet through a parliamentary resolution was unlawful....Link
2019/07/30
08:00
Daily MirrorPolice probing loss of Rs. 6 million from Hakeem’s homeCinnamon Gardens police are conducting investigations into the loss of Rs. 6 million from the Colombo 7 home of former minister and parliamentarian Rauff Hakeem, a spokesman from Police Headquarters said yesterday....Link
2019/07/30
08:00
Daily MirrorFour names for UNP ticketUNP MP for Anuradhapura District Chandima Gamage mentioned Public Enterprise Development Minister Lakshman Kiriella as yet another possible presidential candidate alongside Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister Sajith Pre...Link
2019/07/30
07:31
Daily NewsUnemployed graduate protestPolice used water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesting unemployed graduates at Lotus Road yesterday.(Inset:) An anti riot squad officer assisting one of the protestors......Link
2019/07/30
07:30
Ada DeranaFleeing suspect shot by Army succumbs to injuriesOne suspect, who was involved in stealing a van from Mattegoda and shot at by Army personnel at Pinwatte checkpoint last night (29), has died in hospital, the Police Media stated....Link
2019/07/30
07:30
Daily MirrorPCoI reveals BVD infection traced in 21 cowsTwenty one high-yielding milch cows imported from Australia in 2017 with an effort to boost local dairy production by the government, had been traced with Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) virus infection, it was revealed at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate corruption of the cu...Link
2019/07/30
07:00
NewsFirstEVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAYYour Tuesday Morning Brief 1. Several Muslim ministers who resigned from office were reinstated by the President at his official residence. 2. Department of Examinations states that all seminars and extra classes in relation to the GCE A/L examination are prohibited from midnight of July 29th. 3.Sr...Link
2019/07/30
07:00
EconomyNextNick Leeson-style loss at Sri Lanka's CPC raise big questions: BellwetherFinance Minister Mangala Samaraweera started a price formula in 2018 May just as fuel price started to spike, but the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) made a colossal loss Rs104 billion, and the rupee collapsed anyway....Link
2019/07/30
06:15
News.LkPresident says he is not alone in the battle against the drug menacPresident Maithripala Sirisena says he is not alone in the battle against the drug menace and 90% of the population in the country is standing with him in this journey....Link
2019/07/30
06:15
News.LkCabinet, State and Deputy Ministers who had resigned from their ministerial portfolios sworn into office again before PresidentCabinet, State and Deputy Ministers who had resigned from their respective ministerial portfolios sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena to their previous ministerial portfolios at the President’s Official Residence, 29)....Link
2019/07/30
06:15
News.LkIndia International Textiles Expo inaugurated in ColomboThe India International Textiles Expo (IITExpo) -Exhibition cum Buyer Seller Meet- was inaugurated in Hotel Galadari today. The three-day event is organized by the Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL) of India, with the support of Ministry of Textiles & Ministry of Commerce & I...Link
2019/07/30
05:01
Daily NewsPC election should be held under old electoral system- Ex-EP GovernorFormer Eastern Province Governor Naseer Ahamed yesterday said that the forthcoming Provincial Council election should not be held under the new electoral system.“Certain......Link
2019/07/30
05:01
Daily News‘UNP candidate will be announced after Opposition candidate’Remarkable progress can be expected in the country’s civil administration by the end of this year with the recruitment of unemployed graduates as new development officers and......Link
2019/07/30
05:01
Daily News‘MR receives SLPP leadership on August 11’The leadership of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) will be handed over to Opposition Leader former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the next SLPP conference which is to be......Link
2019/07/30
05:01
Daily NewsSeveral veterans fit the bill, no decision yet – RaviThe UNP Presidential candidate will be officially announced in August or September this year. The party has a number of qualified veterans who can fit the bill, Power, Energy......Link
2019/07/30
05:01
Daily NewsResigned Ministers sworn back to officeRauf Hakeem was sworn-in as the Minister of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education; Rishad Bathiudeen as Minister of Industry and Commerce, Resettlement and Cooperatives Development,......Link
2019/07/30
05:01
Daily NewsTUTOR GOES TO COURT AGAINST TUITION BAN ON SUNDAYS, POYA DAYSA Special Determination petition challenging the bill entitled “Holidays (Amendment)” was yesterday filed before the Supreme Court by a tuition teacher seeking a declaration......Link
2019/07/30
05:01
Daily NewsUnemployed graduates protestPolice used water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesting unemployed graduates at Lotus Road yesterday.(Inset:) An anti riot squad officer assisting one of the protestors......Link
2019/07/30
05:01
Daily NewsLoss from delay in Lotus Tower construction over Rs.5,475 mnThe Auditor General’s Department, in a special audit report, highlighted that the continuous construction delay of Colombo Lotus Tower had resulted in a revenue loss of over......Link
2019/07/30
05:01
Daily NewsCA orders Government Analyst to inspect consignments of waste materialThe Court of Appeal yesterday ordered the Government Analyst to immediately inspect and provide an analytical report regarding the alleged consignment of containers carrying......Link
2019/07/30
05:01
Daily NewsPresident says 90% people with him in war against drugsPresident Maithripala Sirisena said he has not been isolated in his battle against narcotic drugs because nearly 90 per cent of the people stood by him in the struggle.He said when certain prominent......Link
2019/07/30
01:45
FTUber-luxury hotel and family day beach club Angel Beach opens in UnawatunaAngel Beach, a first-of-its-kind hotel and family day beach club, opened its doors to discerning travellers with a promise to ‘serve good vibes’. The opening indicates that the local tourism sector – hurting from the economic impact of the Easter Sunday Attacks –is slowly but surely turning the tide...Link
2019/07/30
01:45
FTAG silences bond scam whistle-blower: Writ applicationAttorney General (AG) Dappula De Livera has rushed to indict and silence a former Non-Executive Director of Perpetual Treasuries Ltd. (PTL) without any evidence, just weeks before he was scheduled to provide Police with damning evidence about a vast variety of crimes allegedly involving Arjun Aloysi...Link
2019/07/30
01:30
FTSri Lanka Telecom wins International Award – Quality Choice Prize 2019 in Gold categoryThe national ICT solutions provider Sri Lanka Telecom PLC was awarded the Quality Choice Prize 2019 under the Gold category by the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR), recognising the highest quality standards to which the company adheres in the course of its business operations.. The award...Link
2019/07/30
01:30
FTAustralian High Commissioner pays courtesy call on MalikThe Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka David Holly paid a courtesy call on Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama at the ministry. The discussions were held towards further strengthening the bilateral relationship between Sri Lanka and Australia. Secre...Link
2019/07/30
01:30
FTTechnology upgradation for the tyre industryThe EDB in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) and Plastic and Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka (PRISL) organised a two-day workshop in July on product innovation, technology and R&D to upgrade the knowledge of the tyre manufacturers/...Link
2019/07/30
01:30
FTJapan’s SBI Group invests $ 2 m Sunshine Energy to further expand on renewable energy productionDiversified conglomerate Sunshine Holdings PLC yesterday announced that SBI Ven Holdings Ltd., the overseas private equity firm of SBI Holdings Inc., has invested $ 2 million in Sunshine Energy Ltd. (SEL) to propel the Group’s renewable energy production projects further.. The strategic investment o...Link
2019/07/30
01:30
FTCourt of Appeal orders Govt. Analyst report on waste containersBy Manopriya Gunasekera. The Court of Appeal yesterday ordered the Government Analyst’s Department to investigate into over 1000 containers containing waste at the Colombo Port and submit a report.. Some of the containers, which are yet to be cleared from the Colombo Port, have been imported from th...Link
2019/07/30
01:30
FTUNP to move motion to increase CabinetBy Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent. The Unity Government is to move a motion soon in Parliament to strengthen its numbers in the House before the announcement of elections this year. By way of a motion, United National Party (UNP), which is the key stakeholder of the Unity Government, ...Link
2019/07/30
01:30
FTApparel industry confident of $ 5.5 b exports mark this yearBy Charumini. de Silva Encouraged by nearly 10% growth, the apparel industry is confident of surpassing $5.5 billion export earnings by the end of the year. “During the first five months of the year exports grew to 9.4% to $ 2.25 billion. We are confident that the industry will achieve $5.5 billion ...Link
2019/07/30
01:30
FTApparel industry mulls dedicated textile processing zoneThe apparel industry is encouraging the Government to expedite formalities for the establishment of a dedicated textile processing zone. Apparel... “With the assistance of Joint Apparel Association Forum Sri Lanka (JAAFSL), we have been lobbying to the Board of Investment (BOI) to provide us with a ...Link
2019/07/30
01:15
FTBillionaire Binod buoys Sri LankaBy Nisthar Cassim Binod Chaudhary, the Nepalese billionaire and owner of its biggest multinational conglomerate CG Corp Group with investments in Sri Lanka, this week expressed confidence that the island nation can rebound faster post-Easter Sunday setback but requires united action by all stakehold...Link
2019/07/30
01:00
FTSeylan Bank honours long-serving employeesIn appreciation of their long service and contribution to the bank over the last two decades, Seylan Bank recently celebrated the achievements of more than 200 employees who have completed 25 years of heartfelt service with Seylan Bank.. The felicitation event is a part of the bank’s continued focus...Link
2019/07/30
01:00
FTJapan grant helps APO draft productivity master plans for Bangladesh and FijiThe Asian Productivity Organization (APO), under a special cash grant from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), has drafted national productivity master plans for Bangladesh and Fiji.. The master plans were released to the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations of ...Link
2019/07/30
01:00
FTNirmal De Silva recognised with ‘Business Leadership Award’Dr. Nirmal De Silva was recognised with the ‘Business Leadership Award’ at the Sri Lanka HR Leadership & Employer Branding Awards 2019 hosted by CHRO Asia and the World Federation of HR Professionals held on 17 July at the Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo. Dr. De Silva was recognised with this award for...Link
2019/07/30
01:00
FTHayleys KVPL presented special award at inaugural SL Health and Productivity Awards 2019Hayleys Kelani Valley Plantations PLC was became the only Regional Plantation Company (RPC), to have been recognised with a special award above the merit level, for its pioneering efforts in the field of employee health and wellbeing at the inaugural Sri Lanka Health and Productivity Awards 2019, or...Link
2019/07/30
01:00
FTGovt. to give 3,800 graduates jobs todayThe Government will provide employment to 3,800 graduates in the first phase today as part of a policy to absorb 16,800 graduates into the public service. The graduates will receive their appointment letters from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees today, the Prime Minister’s Office...Link
2019/07/30
01:00
FTFour Muslim Ministers resume previous postsFour Muslim ministers who collectively resigned from their ministerial portfolios recently were reappointed to their previous positions yesterday, the President’s Media Division said.. A group of Muslim ministers resigned in June as tensions between the Sinhala and Muslim communities increased after...Link
2019/07/30
01:00
FTCID Director lodges complaint against lawyerCriminal Investigation Department (CID) Director Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shani Abeysekera yesterday lodged a complaint with the Police alleging he was threatened by Attorney-at-Law Manoj Gamage. Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said the CID Director had lodged the complaint at the ...Link
2019/07/30
01:00
FTSLPP wants President to stop UNP expanding CabinetBy Nuwan Senarathna Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday called on President Maithripala Sirisena to intervene to prevent the United National Party (UNP) from expanding the Cabinet and appointing more State Ministers and Deputy Ministers, which they charged would be tantamount to forming a n...Link
2019/07/30
01:00
FTExporters want Govt. earExporters are still struggling with a range of issues including inconsistent policymaking, high power prices, political instability and skilled labour shortages, top industry representatives said yesterday.. Exporters Association of Sri Lanka (EASL) Founder Member Dawn Austin presenting the keynote ...Link
2019/07/30
00:45
FTPresident says 90% of population supports battle against drugsPresident Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said he is not alone in the battle against drug smuggling and 90% of the population in the country is standing with him in this journey. When some people responded against his decision to impose the death penalty for drug smugglers, it indirectly benefitted c...Link
2019/07/30
00:45
FTMAS Holdings supports Ayati, the National Centre for Children with DisabilitiesThe Sri Lanka Army handed over the fully constructed building that will house the country’s first ever National Centre for children with disabilities to the funding Trustees today. The Ayati Centre, located within the Kelaniya Faculty of Medicine in Ragama is on schedule to be fully equipped and ope...Link
2019/07/30
00:30
FTPan Asia Bank extends green lending and export avenues to papaya cultivators of AmbalanthotaPan Asia Bank,with its island-wide network of 85 branches, has been working closely with the agriculture sector in recognition of the significant contribution made by this community, which is engaged in agriculture and related businesses, to the growth of the country’s economy.. Accordingly, under t...Link
2019/07/30
00:30
FTCropLife Asia calls on region’s stakeholders to work together to address ‘unacceptable’ food crisisSINGAPORE (ACN Newswire): With the release of the 2019 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World by the United Nations (UN), new data has come to light indicating hunger, undernourishment and obesity are at critical levels globally and throughout Asia in particular.. In light of these troubl...Link
2019/07/30
00:30
FTADB, IRRI convene 3-country policy workshops on scaling up climate-smart practicesThe Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), in partnership with the national research and extension systems (NARES) of Bangladesh, Nepal and Cambodia convened consultative workshops in the three countries aimed at proposing policy recommendations to promote...Link
2019/07/30
00:30
FTEmirates paints Airbus A380 with Rugby Sevens liveryEmirates, the title sponsor of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, has revealed a brand new livery dedicated to the 50th staging of Dubai’s flagship sporting event, and one of the key tournaments on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series. The new livery features a large scale version of male and fe...Link
2019/07/30
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FTSL Tourism needs strategic clarity before rushing into campaigns: MTIMTI, Sri Lanka’s leading strategy consultancy (having undertaken assignments in 43 countries over the last 22 years) has expressed its professional opinion that “Sri Lanka Tourism needs strategic clarity, with buy-in from all stakeholders, before rushing into grand campaigns”.. “We have pressing imm...Link
2019/07/30
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FTSunil Dissanayake receives Hotel Industry Education Leadership Award 2019Recognised as a leader with passion and commitment, veteran hotelier and human resources professional BMICH Director/CEO Sunil Dissanayake was presented an Education Leadership Award at the Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards 2019 held recently at the Taj Samudra.. Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awa...Link
2019/07/30
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FTComBank donates CRRT machine to National Hospital’s Nephrology UnitThe Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently donated a Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies (CRRT) machine to the Nephrology Unit of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) in one of the bank’s most recent CSR projects.. A valuable addition to the Nephrology Unit, the CRRT machine will be used to mana...Link
2019/07/30
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FTAAT to hold blood donation camp in NarahenpitaThe Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT Sri Lanka) is conducting a blood donation camp on 31 July at AAT Centre, Narahenpita. Those in the vicinity from nearby Narahenpita, Kirulapone, Havelock Town, Colombo 7 and Borella are invited to participate in this program and donate bloo...Link
2019/07/30
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FTBayer in frame to win first EU nod for high-precision cancer drugReuters: Europe’s drug regulator has recommended approving Bayer’s Vitrakvi, putting the medicine on track to become the first in Europe to tackle tumours with a specific genetic mutation regardless of where in the body the disease started. The drug is being recommended for adults and children with ...Link
2019/07/30
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FTForeign investments in Government securities market: Sri Lanka’s perspectiveGovernment securities are issued by the governments for collecting funds to meet their budgetary requirements. Sri Lanka also largely relies on funds raised through government securities for the same purpose.. The government securities issued by the Sri Lankan Government currently are Treasury bills...Link
2019/07/30
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FTGetting tourists back: Talk about the suicide bomb saga or keep mum?Every day people die from something other than sickness or old age. Death visits in many ways to collect its victims. Floods, landslides, accidents, wars, suicide bombs. There is a story everyday about death collecting victims. We are neither shocked nor surprised to read about it. That’s the way it...Link
2019/07/30
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FTUNP nomination crisis: Last conspiracy by counter revolutionary forces to defeat Yahapalana Govt.Myriad faces of a counter revolution It is the historical experience of all revolutionary movements to generate counter-revolutionary action. Revolution and counter revolution go hand in hand. Vested interests threatened by revolution initiate counter revolution. The latter gang up in unimaginable w...Link
2019/07/30
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FTA fear of democracySri Lanka inherited the system of parliamentary democracy from the British, one of the positive legacies of their colonial rule. Even though the original Westminster model was given up, first in favour of a republican constitution in 1972 and that again in favour of an executive presidential republi...Link
2019/07/30
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FTGarbage without, garbage withinA political wag, referring to the controversial import of garbage from the UK, quipped that the entrepreneurial exercise was similar to bringing coal to New Castle, there being no shortage of slush in this country.. He was not referring to discarded hospital mattresses, our underfunded government ho...Link
2019/07/30
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FTMoon mission and employee engagementThere is a famous story of how a minor worker in the NASA complex answered President Kennedy. During the late 60s when the exciting ‘moon missions’ were in operation, President Kennedy who visited NASA complex took a minute to ask a minor worker sweeping the floor what she was doing. She came up wit...Link
2019/07/30
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Daily MirrorOne suspect injured and one escaped when tried to arrest themOne suspect was injured and another escaped during a shoot out incident at the Pinwatte junction at Panadura by an army soldier, after hijacking a van from Mattagoda, Police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said today....Link
2019/07/29
23:45
Daily MirrorAt least 52 dead in Brazil prison riot: 16 decapitatedAt least 52 prisoners were killed by other inmates during clashes between organized crime groups at the Altamira prison in northern Brazil on Monday, according to prison officials....Link
2019/07/29
23:30
Sri Lanka MirrorResigned Muslim ministers sworn in againThree Muslim ministers who collectively resigned from their ministerial portfolios recently were re-appointed to their previous positions today (Jul 29).Accordingly, Parliamentarians Rishad Bathiudeen, Rauff Hakeem and Abdullah Mahroof have taken up their previous ministerial posts again.A discussio...Link
2019/07/29
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NewsFirstGammadda discovers a playground which once used to be a wewaThe people who were left unheard by the authorities now anticipate the arrival of Gammadda, as its teams walk the length and breadth of Sri Lanka in search of issues gone unnoticed. The Gammadda door-to-door team in Anuradhapura was welcomed by more than a hundred villages on the banks of the Yahale...Link
2019/07/29
23:00
NewsFirstGraduates protest over irregularities in recruitmentSri Lanka Police were compelled to use water cannons and tear gas to disperse a protest in Colombo staged by a group of unemployed graduates. The unemployed graduates marched from the Fort railway station in Colombo to the Presidential Secretariat citing injustice was caused when graduates were recr...Link
2019/07/29
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NewsFirstWater colour exhibition of Master Rongmao Wang commences todayThe opening ceremony of the watercolour exhibition of renowned Chinese artist, Master Rongmao Wang took place in Colombo today(July 29). The exhibition was organized by the Sri Lanka China Trade and Investment Council in collaboration with the Department of Visual & Performing Arts. Artist Rongmao W...Link
2019/07/29
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Colombo Page10th accused of Central Bank bond scam files petition against his indictmentThe Court of Appeal today ordered to take up a petition filed by a defendant of the Central Bank Bond scam seeking an injunction against his charges on September 10....Link
2019/07/29
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Ada DeranaBrazil- At least 52 killed in prison riots lasting 5 hoursAt least 52 people have been killed in a prison riot in Brazil which saw rival gangs battle for five hours, officials say....Link
2019/07/29
22:30
Ada DeranaSuspect injured in Army fire during arrest over stolen vanA suspect fleeing during an arrest has been injured as Army personnel had opened fire on him, stated the Police Media Spokesperson....Link
2019/07/29
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NewsFirstFarmers attempt to obstruct Moneragala District Development Committee demanding compensationThe Moneragala District Development Committee meeting was held amidst a protest staged by local farmers. The protesting farmers obstructed the entrance of the Moneragala District Secretariat, claiming that they had not received any compensation, including compensation for the crop damage caused by t...Link
2019/07/29
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NewsFirstMuslim ministers reinstated in ministerial portfoliosThe Cabinet, State and Deputy Ministers who recently resigned from their posts were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at his official residence. Accordingly, Rauf Hakeem was sworn in as Minister for City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education. Rishad Bathiudeen was sworn in as Mini...Link
2019/07/29
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NewsFirstBlue Mountain scam:”Government should seize assets before legal proceedings”-Janaka EdirisingheMaharu Ferosh Hettiarachchi, a Director of Blue Mountain arrested for property fraud was granted bail by the Kesbewa Magistrate’s Court today(July 29). However, as cases against him were still in progress at other courts, the suspect was placed under remand custody. Attorney’s representing the aggri...Link
2019/07/29
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NewsFirstGarbage scam : 5 year old document rendered Customs powerless?State Counsel Charuka Ekanayake appearing for the Attorney General statedat the Court of Appeal today (July 29) that over 1000 undeclared freight containers are held by the Ports Authority. The Appeal Court ordered the Director-General of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority to open all suspected freight c...Link
2019/07/29
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NewsFirst600,000 still affected by dry weatherThe Disaster Management Centre noted that more than 600,000 people are affected by the drought which has already battered several areas in the country. The North of the country is the worst affected by arid weather. Over 100,000 people from Jaffna, Mannar, Killinochchi and Mullaithivu were affected ...Link
2019/07/29
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Daily MirrorBond Case: Tenth accused reveals vital info in writ petitionFiling a writ application in Court, the tenth accused in the Treasury Bond case, Ajahn Punchihewa has stated that he could have given vital information regarding investigations over the Bond scam, as he had information about a penthouse apartment in Singapore, valued at Singapore Dollars 7.6 million...Link
2019/07/29
21:45
Colombo PageMuslim MPs resigned from their ministerial portfolios sworn-in again as MinistersThe group of Muslim Cabinet, State and Deputy Ministers, who resigned from their ministerial portfolios, were sworn in to their previous posts again before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's Official Residence this evening (July 29)....Link
2019/07/29
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Daily MirrorResigned Muslim ministers sworn in againAll Muslim cabinet ministers, deputy minsters and state minsters who resigned from their portfolios recently, had sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena a short while ago, the Presidential media division said....Link
2019/07/29
21:30
Colombo PagePetitions against Hemasiri, Pujith postponed until September 03The Supreme Court today decided to postpone until September 03rd the hearing of fundamental rights petitions filed against two top government officials over their failure to prevent the Easter Sunday attacks on April 21....Link
2019/07/29
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Colombo PageSri Lanka keen to expand ties with New Kurdistan governmentJuly 29, Erbil: Sri Lanka is willing to expand bilateral ties with the new Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the country's envoy to Iraq has said when he called on the new Prime Minister of KRG on Monday....Link
2019/07/29
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Sri Lanka MirrorGovt. analyst asked to submit report on waste containersThe Appeal Court today (29 July) instructed the Government Analyst to investigate and submit a report on 111 containers of waste which had been imported from UK.During today’s hearing, the Attorney General (AG) told court that the 111 waste containers at the Port which had been imported from UK will...Link
2019/07/29
21:15
Ada DeranaBuddhika made a State MinisterDeputy Minister Buddhika Pathirana has been appointed as the new State Minister of Industry and Commerce....Link
2019/07/29
21:00
Sri Lanka MirrorFacebook pages stolen targeting presidential electionA group has started stealing Facebook pages targeting the upcoming presidential election.They are stealing Facebook pages by sending a message with a link.The message which has a Sinhala meaning is sent in English letters (Singlish).The message says that some of reader's personal photos have been up...Link
2019/07/29
21:00
Sri Lanka MirrorJapanese State Minister of Defense visits Sri LankaJapanese State Minister of Defense, Mr. Kenji Harada visited Sri Lanka from 25 to 26 July.During his stay, State Minister Harada paid a courtesy call on President Maithripara Sirisena, and State Minster of Defence, Ruwan Wijewardene to discuss defense cooperation between two countries. Both Minister...Link
2019/07/29
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Sri Lanka MirrorShani lodges complaint against Manoj over threatening remarksCID Director SSP Shani Abeysekera lodged a complaint with the Fort Police Station against Lawyer Ravindra Manoj Gamage over a threatening remark.Gamage had indicated while addressing a press conference in Colombo that Dr. Shafi Shyabdeen had managed to influence the CID investigation through his fin...Link
2019/07/29
20:45
Colombo PageAppeals Court orders Governmnet Analyst to report on un-cleared containers at Colombo PortThe Appeals Court today ordered the Government Analyst to conduct an immediate investigation and submit a report on the imported waste containers....Link
2019/07/29
20:45
Daily MirrorBond Case: Tenth accused reveals vital info in writ petitionFiling a writ application in Court, the tenth accused in the Treasury Bond case, Ajahn Punchihewa has stated that he could have given vital information regarding investigations over the Bond scam, as he had information about a penthouse apartment in Singapore, valued at Singapore Dollars 7.6 million...Link
2019/07/29
20:31
News HubI am not alone in batttle against drugs – MaithriPresident Maithripala Sirisena says he is not alone in the battle against the drug menace and that 90 per cent of the......Link
2019/07/29
20:30
Colombo TelegraphConditional Bail To Dr Shafi Shihabdeen: Exposes Mainstream Local Media’s Moral BankruptcyBy Latheef Farook -Granting conditional bail to Dr. Seigu Shihabdeen Mohamed Shafi by the Kurunegala Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam on Thursday 25th July, restored confidence in the judiciary. The case will be taken up again on August 9.Dr Shafi was taken into custody around two months ago...Link
2019/07/29
20:30
Colombo PageSpecial security for the Esala Perahera - Army CommanderCommander of the Sri Lanka Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said special security arrangements have been implemented in the Kandy city for the Esala Perahera and urged the public to visit the Perahera without any fear....Link
2019/07/29
20:30
Ada DeranaResigned Muslim ministers sworn into officeSeveral Muslim ministers, who had resigned from their posts, have sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena to their previous ministerial portfolios....Link
2019/07/29
19:45
Colombo PageMuslim MPs decide to take ministerial posts againThe group of Muslim parliamentarians, who resigned from their ministerial posts to protest allegations against Muslim politicians following the Easter Sunday bomb attacks, have decided to take oaths in their posts again this evening, the state media reported....Link
2019/07/29
19:30
Hiru NewsOne thousand suspicious unclaimed containers in Colombo PortThe Court of Appeal was told today that there are over one thousand suspicious containers of stuff abandoned in the Colombo Port as nobody claims them. Later,......Link
2019/07/29
19:30
Ada DeranaDay 2 of considering FR petitions against Pujith and HemasiriConsidering the Fundamental Rights petitions filed against former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jayasundara was continued at the Supreme Court for the second day, today (29)....Link
2019/07/29
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EconomyNextJapan's SBI invests US2mn in Sri Lanka's Sunshine energySBI Ven Holdings (Pte) Ltd, a unit of SBI Holdings Inc or Japan has invested 2 million US dollars in Sri Lanka's Sunshine Energy (Pvt) Ltd taking a 30 percent stake....Link
2019/07/29
19:00
NewsFirstNeelan Tiruchelvam memorial lecture : Reconciliation is a journeyThe Neelan Tiruchelvam Memorial Lecture was held yesterday (July 28) at the BMICH. Dr Neelan Tiruchelvam was a Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer, academic, politician and Member of Parliament. He held several distinguished academic positions in both Sri Lanka and the USA. Dr Neelan Tiruchelvam’s assassination...Link
2019/07/29
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EconomyNextSri Lanka exporters bemoan lack of govt commitment to implement proposalsThe new head of Sri Lanka’s exporters association said its members were disappointed some of their proposals to improve trade have not been implemented despite being accepted by government, and worried about new security measures raising costs....Link
2019/07/29
19:00
Daily MirrorSchools close for second term on August 1All Sinhala and Tamil medium Government schools would end their second term for 2019 on Thursday (August 1), the Education Ministry announced today....Link
2019/07/29
18:46
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 6.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 6.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/07/29
18:45
Colombo PageSri Lankan President says 90 percent of country's people support his battle against drugsSri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says he is not alone in the battle against the drug menace and 90 percent of the population in the country is standing with him in his journey....Link
2019/07/29
18:30
Colombo PageRecruitment of 16,800 unemployed graduates as trainee officers tomorrowThe appointment of 16,800 unemployed graduates as trainee officers will be held tomorrow (30) at Temple Trees under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe....Link
2019/07/29
18:30
EconomyNextMaldives Islamic Bank to raise MVR244.1mn advised by Sri Lanka's NDBIBMaldives Islamic Bank, has launched an initial public offering to raise 244.1 million rufiyaa in an initial public offering, advisors to the deal, Sri Lanka-based NDB Investment Bank said....Link
2019/07/29
18:16
Asian MirrorAll Muslim MPs Who Resigned From Posts Ready To Re-accept Their Ministerial Positions: Bathiudeen Too Likely To Be Sworn-in As MinisterAll Muslim MPs who resigned from their ministerial portolios after the hunger strike by Parliamentarian Athuraliye Rathana Thera have decided to re-accept their positions, informed political sources said. The group includes ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen who even faced a No-Confidence Motion in Parli...Link
2019/07/29
18:16
Hiru NewsA MAN ACCUSED OF DOUBLE MURDER BEATEN TO DEATH WITH SHARP WEAPONSKosgama Police reported that a person has been stabbed to death with a sharp weapon yesterday (28) behind the Kaluaggala Bus stand. The police stated......Link
2019/07/29
18:01
Asian MirrorCID Director SSP Shani Abeysekera Lodges Complaint With Fort Police Station Against Lawyer Manoj Gamage Over Threatening RemarksCID Director SSP Shani Abeysekera lodged a complaint with the Fort Police Station against Lawyer Ravindra Manoj Gamage over a threatening remark. Gamage, a lawyer affiliated with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, indicated while addressing a press conference in Colombo that Dr. Shafi Shyabdeen had ma...Link
2019/07/29
18:00
Hiru NewsHEAVY TRAFFIC ON COLOMBO MATTAKULIYA ROADA heavy traffic jam has been reported on the Colombo Mattakkuliya road.According to the traffic police, a lorry that was travelling on the road......Link
2019/07/29
18:00
Hiru NewsA THREE WHEEL DESTROYED BY FIREA three wheel caught fire on the Badulla- Medithale area on the Mahiyanganaya road and was destroyed. Our correspondent said that the three wheel had......Link
2019/07/29
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NewsFirstWimal Weerawansa assets court case on August 8thColombo High Court Justice Pradeep Hettiarachchi ordered the court case against Wimal Weerawansa to be postponed to August 8th. The case was in regard to the illegal acquisition of assets allegedly worth of Rs. 75 million within a period of 5 years. The Magistrate further ordered the Head Office of ...Link
2019/07/29
18:00
NewsFirstI’m not alone in war against drugs : PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena stated at a ceremony in Ratnapura that he is not alone in the war against drugs. He added that 90% of the Sri Lankan population are with him against drugs. He went on to note that his decisions are solely based on the notion of betterment for younger...Link
2019/07/29
17:45
Colombo PageThree killed, five others injured in bus-lorry head-on collisionAt least three people were killed and five others were injured when a luxury bus and a lorry collided head-on at Wahamalugollewa area on the Medawachchiya-Anuradhapura Road last night, police said....Link
2019/07/29
17:31
Daily NewsSchool holidays from August 1 to September 2All Government Schools will close for their second term holidays on August 01 (Thursday) and will reopen for the third term on September 02 (Monday), the Education Ministry announced today....Link
2019/07/29
17:30
EconomyNextTeejay, Sri Lanka banks in EPF buy listSri Lanka's largest pension fund, the Employees' Provident Fund, which is managed by the central bank, has invested in Teejay Lanka Plc and private banks after its initial investment in Dialog Axiata Plc in the June quarter, data showed....Link
2019/07/29
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EconomyNextSri Lanka rupee ends firmer, bond yields marginally lowerSri Lanka’s rupee ended slightly stronger at 176.15/25 against the US dollar on Monday while bond yields eased marginally, dealers said....Link
2019/07/29
17:15
Ada DeranaSchool term holidays announcedThe Ministry of Education today announced the dates of the second term holidays for students of all government schools.....Link
2019/07/29
17:15
Daily MirrorKandy Perahera season: Army to provide special securityArmy Commander Lt. General Mahesh Senanayake said that steps had been taken to beef up security in Kandy and the surrounding areas, in view of the Esala Perahera season, to enable the general public to watch the Perahera without any fear ....Link
2019/07/29
17:00
NewsFirstLandslide in Balangoda takes a lifeIt was reported that an individual died due to a landslide that occurred in Kotuwelpola, Balangoda. The police stated the deceased was involved in the construction of a house at the time of the accident. The individual who retained severe injuries from the landslide passed away while being taken to ...Link
2019/07/29
17:00
NewsFirst212 drivers under influence arrested in last 24 hours; 6136 in past 24 daysIslandwide operations in the last 24 hours led to the arrest of 212 drivers under influence. Police stated that the drivers arrested between 6 am yesterday and 6 am today(July 29). The operations to arrest drivers under influence commenced on July 5th. Police reports state that they arrested a total...Link
2019/07/29
17:00
NewsFirstSecond wave of tear gas and water discharged towards unemployed graduate protestorsPolic discharged water cannons and tear gas on protesting unemployed graduates once again to disperse them. News 1st correspondents noted that the water and tear gas were discharged when the protestors attempted to move towards the presidential secretariat. News 1st correspondent Janaka Gomes noted ...Link
2019/07/29
17:00
NewsFirst1000 undeclared suspicious containers at Sri Lankan portsIt has come to light that over 1000 undeclared suspicious containers are currently in the Sri Lanka Ports. This was revealed when Senior State’s Council, Sharuka Ekenayake presented facts in court on behalf of the Attorney General. The Court of Appeal instructed the Director-General of the Customs t...Link
2019/07/29
16:46
Daily NewsTight security for Kandy PeraheraCentral Province Senior DIG S. M.Wickramasinghe said that the authorities in Kandy had drawn up the security plan considering this year’s pageant as more crucial than previsions years.There was the......Link
2019/07/29
16:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks close near 7-month highSri Lanka stocks soared over two percent Monday reaching year banks leading the fray despite weaker earnings expected, with the overall market re-rated up around one multiple since May, brokers said....Link
2019/07/29
16:45
Ada DeranaI m not alone in fight against drugs - PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena says he is not alone in the battle against the drug menace and 90% of the population in the country is standing with him in this journey....Link
2019/07/29
16:15
Ada DeranaPresidential commission probing corruption to question RishadThe Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate into allegations of corruption and malpractices that had taken place from 2015 to 2018 within government institutions is scheduled to record a statement from ACMC leader MP Rishad Bathiudeen....Link
2019/07/29
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Hiru NewsPRESIDENT OPENS NEW COMPLEX AT EHELIYAGODA BASE HOSPITALPresident opened a new ward complex at the Eheliyagoda base hospital this morning constructed at a cost of LKR 120 million. Hiru correspondent reported......Link
2019/07/29
16:01
Hiru NewsTHE POWER OF AN ELECTED PRESIDENT CANNOT BE TAKEN AWAY - OPPOSITION LEADEROpposition leader Mahinda Rajapakse said that no one can take away the power of an elected President. He was speaking at a meeting of the Sri Lankan Podu......Link
2019/07/29
16:01
Hiru News57 WOMEN MIGRANTS TO KUWAIT FOR WORK RETURNS TO SRI LANKA57 Sri Lankan women who had been subjected to various harassment's returned home from Kuwait this morning. Katunayake airport correspondent said that......Link
2019/07/29
16:01
Hiru NewsHEARING OF THE CASE FILED AGAINST RANJAN RAMANAYAKE FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT POSTPONED UNTIL TOMORROWThe hearing of the case in connection with the first complaint filed against State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake for contempt of court has been postponed......Link
2019/07/29
16:00
NewsFirst“A candidate who has talked less and worked more” – MP Rohitha AbeygunawardanaVarious views were expressed in the political arena about the Presidential candidates. MP Rohitha Abeygunawardana stated that Mahinda Rajapaksa will be presenting a candidate who has talked less but worked more towards the welfare of the country, on August 11th. MP Dayasiri Jayasekara expressed his ...Link
2019/07/29
16:00
NewsFirstTwo arrested in Nelliady with Kerala ganjaTwo suspects have been arrested for the possession of Kerala ganja in Asaradi, Nelliady following a raid conducted by the State Intelligence Service. Police Special Task Force stated that the contraband weighing more than a kilogram was being smuggled in a motor vehicle when the suspects were taken ...Link
2019/07/29
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NewsFirstMother hacks 10 month old twins to death in NintavurA mother residing in Nintawur had hacked her 10-month-old twin daughters to death in the morning. Police stated that the mother had killed her daughters in the bathroom. The suspect, her spouse and the infants were residents of Imadham school road, Nintavur....Link
2019/07/29
15:45
Daily MirrorCID director complains over threatDirector of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shani Abeysekera has lodged a complaint with the Police against Attorney at Law Manoj Gamage over an alleged threat....Link
2019/07/29
15:16
Asian MirrorControversial Maths Tutor Dinesh Amaratunga Remanded Till August 05 Over "VIP Assault"Controversial Maths tutor Dinesh Amaratunga who was arrested over an assault on a van driver in Kalagedihena has been remanded till August 05. Amaratunga and his bodyguard were arrested after they surrendered to the Kalagedihena Police over the incident, two weeks ago. Acting IGP Chandana Wickremara...Link
2019/07/29
14:46
Daily News10-month-old twins hacked to death10-month-old twins have been hacked to death in the Nindavur area this morning.The bodies of the infants have been found in the bathroom, the police spokesman's said.The 26-year-old woman, the mother......Link
2019/07/29
14:46
Hiru NewsWIMAL’S BRIBERY CASE POSTPONEDColombo High Court has fixed the date for the next hearing of the case against Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa, filed by the bribery Commission for the......Link
2019/07/29
14:45
Sri Lanka MirrorPetitions filed at SC against moves to ban tuition classes on Sundays, poya daysTwo petitions were filed at the Supreme Court today (Jul 29) challenging the government’s decision to ban tuition classes on Sundays and on Poya days.The petitions had been filed by Dr. Sudath Diguarachchi, a private tutor, and a parent, citing that the government’s decision to put forward a bill to...Link
2019/07/29
14:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka’s Mercantile Shipping to sell ships to repay debtSri Lanka’s Mercantile Shipping Company is to sell two cargo ships owned by a subsidiary, Mercantile Emerald Shipping (Private) Limited’s (MESL), which has been unable to repay foreign borrowings amid mounting losses....Link
2019/07/29
14:45
Ada DeranaCID Director lodges complaint against lawyer Manoj GamageThe Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shani Abeysekera has lodged a complaint with the police against Attorney at Law Manoj Gamage....Link
2019/07/29
14:31
Hiru NewsTWO INFANTS FOUND MURDERED IN A HOUSE IN NINDAVURBodies of infant female twins found in a toilet in Samanthura, Nindavur Immam school lane. The police media spokesperson Superintendent of Police (SP)......Link
2019/07/29
14:31
Hiru NewsMUSLIM MINSTERS WHO RESIGNED FROM THEIR POSTS TO BE TO BE SOWN IN TONIGHTMuslim parliamentarians, including Rishad Bathiudeen who resigned from their posts are to be sworn in to the Ministerial Portfolios tonight. According......Link
2019/07/29
14:31
Hiru NewsUNP WILL TREAT ALL COMMUNITIES EQUALLY – MINISTER KIRIELLAMinister Lakshman Kiriella stated that the United National Party treats all communities equally. He made this statement participating at a function yesterday......Link
2019/07/29
14:31
Hiru NewsPOLICE TEAR GAS UNEMPLOYED GRADUATE PROTESTERS ENTERING COLOMBOPolice have used water and tear gas to disperse a protest of the joint unemployed Graduates Association. The association has started their protest at......Link
2019/07/29
14:30
Colombo TelegraphMeasures To Reverse Northern Feeling Of Losing GroundBy Jehan Perera -The political opposition is on the offensive in the North. They are going to the people and highlighting the many failures of the government and its broken promises. However, while they point to the government’s failings, they do not give their own solutions to the problems...Link
2019/07/29
14:30
Ada DeranaPetitions filed against Bill banning tuition classes on Sundays and PoyaTwo petitions have been presented to the Supreme Court against the Leave Amendment Bill, which the Government has tabled in Parliament with the intention of banning tuition classes on Sundays and Poya Days....Link
2019/07/29
14:00
Hiru NewsUK positive in accepting garbage containersThe Central Environment authority states that the relevant British companies have shown positive signs to reaccept the garbage they exported to Sri Lanka......Link
2019/07/29
14:00
Hiru NewsArmy Commander says he has no dispute over being summoned again before the select committeeArmy Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake stated that although he has not yet been officially informed to summon before the Parliamentary Select......Link
2019/07/29
14:00
Hiru NewsShooting of Jammbu-gasmulla revealed to be a contractPolice say it has received information that the shooting of Jammbugasmulla was a contract killing. The 38-year-old victim had served in the Police Cricket......Link
2019/07/29
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NewsFirstAll forms of tuition and seminars for GCE A/L 2019 examination bannedDepartment of Examinations states that all seminars and extra classes in relation to the GCE A/L examination are to be prohibited from midnight today (29 July). The department further stated that all seminars and extra classes in relation to the Grade 5 scholarship exam will be prohibited from Wedne...Link
2019/07/29
14:00
NewsFirstArrests made in Kadugannawa, Angulana and Mt.Lavinia for possession of heroinThree suspectshave been arrested in Kadugannawa, Angulana and Mount Lavinia for the possession of heroin. Police stated that the suspect arrested in Pilimatalawa, Kadugannawa had 48.891g of heroin and was reported to be a resident of Murathalawa, Gurugama. The suspect arrested in Angulana was found ...Link
2019/07/29
14:00
NewsFirstDepartment of Prisons to employ inmates prior to their releaseThe Department of Prisons will train inmates and employ them in various occupations prior to their upcoming release. Commissioner-General of Prisons, TMJW Tennakoon stated that a special program will be held on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of this month to recruit 125 inmates to be employed. He further stat...Link
2019/07/29
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NewsFirstNavy seizes 860mg of Ice and 360mg of hashish in HambantotaTwo suspects have been arrested for the possession of two illicit narcotic substances ice and hashish following a search operation conducted by the Navy inSiribopura, Hambantota. The suspects were 19 and 22 years in age and were reported to be residents of the same location. According to the Navy, t...Link
2019/07/29
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NewsFirstPermits for cashew import stoppedThe Chairman of Sri Lanka Cashew Corporation, Damsiri Bandara Karunaratne stated that the issue of permits for cashew imports has been stopped with immediate effect. He further stated that this decision was taken due to the recent increase in the cashew harvest....Link
2019/07/29
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NewsFirst45 countries eligible to receive free visa on arrival to Sri LankaIn the hopes of confronting the recent declined tourism industry of the country, Sri Lanka will be offering free visa on arrival to a list of 45 nationalities. The Minister of Tourism Development John Amaratunga announced that India and China were among the 45 nationalities that will be eligible for...Link
2019/07/29
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NewsFirstAccident in Wahamalugollewa takes lives of 3, 8 injuredAn accident that took place in Wahamalugollewa, on the Medawachchiya-Anuradhapura road has taken the lives of 3, leaving 8 others severely injured. Police stated that a luxury bus travelling towards Jaffna had collided with a lorry heading towards Dambulla at around 11:50 last night. (28 July) The t...Link
2019/07/29
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Sri Lanka Mirror57 domestic workers return from Kuwait amidst claims of harassmentA group of 57 Sri Lankan domestic workers has returned from Kuwait today (Jul 29) after claims of being harassed, abused by employers and not being paid.The workers returned to the country following complaints lodged at the Sri Lankan embassy about mistreatment at the hands of their employers.Kuwait...Link
2019/07/29
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Daily MirrorBodies of twin infants found in NinthavurBodies of twin female infants had been found murdered at a house in Ninthavur, Sammanthurai this morning, the Police said....Link
2019/07/29
13:45
Sri Lanka MirrorTear gas cannons fired at protesting unemployed graduatesPolice used tear gas and water cannons to disperse a group of protesters near the Lotus Roundabout in Colombo.The protest had been organized by unemployed graduates over several demands.The Lotus Road had been temporarily closed owing to the protest with riot police personnel and barricades placed n...Link
2019/07/29
13:45
Daily MirrorMathematics tutor, 7 others further remandedEight suspects, including mathematics tutor Dinesh Nuwan Amaratunga were further remanded till August 5 by the Attanagalle Magistrate’s Court today....Link
2019/07/29
13:45
Daily MirrorUnemployed graduates tear-gassedPolice used tear-gas and water cannon to disperse the protesting unemployed graduates near the Lotus Roundabout a short while ago, police said....Link
2019/07/29
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Ada DeranaEight including math tutor further remanded over Kalagedihena attackMathematics tutor Dinesh Nuwan Amaratunga along with 7 others has been further remanded over an attack on a van by a group of VIP bodyguards at Kalagedihena....Link
2019/07/29
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Ada DeranaTear gas, water cannons fired at protesting unemployed graduatesPolice used tear gas and water cannons to disperse a group of protesters near the Lotus Roundabout in Colombo....Link
2019/07/29
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EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks open 0.69-pct higher, rupee firmerEONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka’s stocks opened 0.69 percent higher while rupee opened slightly stronger at 176.15/25 against the US dollar on Monday and bond yields were stable in dull trade, dealers said....Link
2019/07/29
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EconomyNextJapan's SBI invests US2mn in Sunshine energySBI Ven Holdings (Pte) Ltd, a unit of SBI Holdings Inc or Japan has invested 2 million US dollars in Sri Lanka's Sunshine Energy (Pvt) Ltd taking a 30 percent stake....Link
2019/07/29
13:15
EconomyNextSri Lanka Shipper’s Council renews call for fair trade, competitionThe new head of the Sri Lanka Shipper’s Council (SLSC) has said it would continue to lobby for fair trade and competition, warning against policy inconsistency and misuse of power by certain sections of the shipping industry....Link
2019/07/29
13:15
Ada Derana10-month-old twins found murdered in NintavurThe bodies of 10-month-old twin girls, who have been murdered, have been discovered at a house in Nintavur, Sammanthurai....Link
2019/07/29
13:01
Lanka Business OnlineDentsu Grant Group launches Amnet operations in Sri LankaDentsu Grant Group has announced the launch of Amnet, the programmatic expert from Dentsu Aegis Network, in Sri Lanka.......Link
2019/07/29
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Sri Lanka MirrorOver 600,000 affected by droughtDue to the drought affecting 18 districts in the country over 600,000 persons are affected, according to the Disaster Management Centre (DMC).According to the Assistant Director of the DMC Pradeep Kodippili, over 150,000 persons are facing a water crisis. In addition, due to the strong winds and flo...Link
2019/07/29
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Sri Lanka MirrorCorruption case against Wimal Weerawansa fixed for Aug 8The High Court has announced that the corruption case filed against Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa will be taken up on August 8.The Bribery Commission had moved court by arguing that Mr. Weerawansa had allegedly acquired cash and assets worth Rs 75 million through illegal means.The Parliamentarian...Link
2019/07/29
12:46
Lanka Business OnlineSri Lanka Real Estate regains momentum with international and expat marketsFollowing recent marketing efforts by industry leaders as well as by the Sri Lanka Tourism Board Authority (SLTBA), Sri......Link
2019/07/29
12:46
Daily NewsMurderer hacked to death in KosgamaA person had taken the revenge by hacking the killer of his wife and mother to death at the Kahatapitiya area in Kosgama on Sunday afternoon.The deceased had been returning......Link
2019/07/29
12:45
Sri Lanka MirrorCurrent minority govt. did more for country's development - PMSri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (28) asked why the Rajapaksa government that could not develop the country, despite having a two-thirds majority in parliament, is seeking power again.He emphasized that although it is a minority government, the present government played a major ...Link
2019/07/29
12:31
Lanka Business OnlineJapan’s SBI group invests USD2Mn in Sunshine EnergyJapan’s SBI Group will be investing US 2 million dollars in Sunshine Energy to further expand on renewable energy......Link
2019/07/29
12:31
Lanka Business OnlineAltair supports 2019 RCGC for 3rd year runningThe revived RCGC Open, one of only two open golf tournaments conducted in Sri Lanka, and now titled the RCGC – Altair......Link
2019/07/29
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Sri Lanka MirrorAvishka, Mathews star as SL wins seriesSri Lanka made an auspicious start to life after the 2019 World Cup, clinching the ODI series against Bangladesh with one game to spare.They won the second ODI by seven wickets after their bowlers put together a great team effort. Their batsmen saw off tricky periods in their chase, but mostly domin...Link
2019/07/29
12:30
Sri Lanka MirrorThe Telegraph UK apologies to MasakoralaAmid many conspiracy theories and news broadcast about a consignment of a shipment of waste to Sri Lanka, the UK-based Telegraph had published a damaging report sighting Shipper’s Academy Colombo CEO Rohan Masakorala, a frequent guest columnist on FT, as the importer of the said consignment.Whilst t...Link
2019/07/29
12:30
Daily MirrorLotus Road closed due to protestThe Lotus Road in Colombo has been temporarily closed due to a protest staged by a group of unemployed graduates a short while ago, Police said....Link
2019/07/29
12:16
Asian MirrorKOICA Holds 2019-2020 Master’s Degree Scholarship Orientation SessionKorea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the grant aid division of the Korean Embassy, held 2019-2020 Master’s degree scholarship Orientation at a KOICA Sri Lanka Office on 25th of July. The intended scholarship program is aimed to provide opportunities for government officials to gain knowle...Link
2019/07/29
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Sri Lanka MirrorICC backs Kumar Dharmasena's decision in World Cup finalThe International Cricket Council (ICC) has backed umpire Kumar Dharmasena after he was targeted for his controversial overthrow call in the World Cup final 2019 recently.In the final of the showpiece event, England needed nine runs from three deliveries to win before Dharmasena awarded the hosts si...Link
2019/07/29
12:15
Sri Lanka MirrorDeath of mothers during childbirth on the riseThe number of deaths among mothers during childbirth has increased in Sri Lanka with 40 deaths from 100,000 live births, said Secretary Sri Lanka Medical Association Dr. Kapila Jayaratne said.In 2017, of the 326,000 mothers who have given live birth and 15% of them were over the age of 35, Dr. Jayar...Link
2019/07/29
12:15
Ada Derana6,136 drunk drivers arrested so farThe number of arrests made during the month-long operation being carried out by Sri Lanka Police to apprehend drunk drivers has risen to over 6,100....Link
2019/07/29
12:15
Ada DeranaHearing of Wimal s case postponed to Aug 8Colombo High Court has fixed the date for the next hearing of the case against MP Wimal Weerawansa, for the alleged illegal acquisition of assets and money worth over Rs 75 million....Link
2019/07/29
12:01
Asian MirrorFinance Ministry Shoots Down Former UNP Bigwig Tissa Attanayake's Daughter Dulmini's Diplomatic Posting To AustraliaThe Finance Ministry has shot down a diplomatic posting given to former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake's daughter Dulmini Attanayake by the currnet government. Attanayake, a long-standing ally of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, defected from the UNP and joined the Rajapaksa camp weeks b...Link
2019/07/29
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Daily News212 drunk drivers arrested within 24 hoursA total number of 6136 motorists have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol from July 5 to July 29, the police media said.   A special island-wide operation was commenced......Link
2019/07/29
12:00
Sri Lanka MirrorImport of cashew haltedThe Sri Lanka Cashew Corporation stated that they have decided to halt the import of cashew from foreign countries.According to its Chairman Damsiri Bandara Karunaratne, there is a surplus of the local cashew production after 20 years.Therefore, on the instructions of the Minister of Plantation Indu...Link
2019/07/29
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Ada DeranaLotus Road closed due to protestLotus Road in Colombo has been temporarily closed for traffic due to a protest march in the area, Ada Derana reporter said....Link
2019/07/29
11:46
News.LkMedical outreach clinic organized by Sri Lanka College of Military MedicineThe Sri Lanka College of Military Medicine (SLCOMM) conducted a medical outreach programme at the Paranagama Wewa Vidyalaya in Welioya ....Link
2019/07/29
11:46
News.LkMeeting between Governor and the Owners of Driving Schools in Northern ProvinceA meeting between Governor of Northern Province Dr. Suren Raghavan and the owners of the driving training schools in Northern Province was held on 23rd July 2019 at Governor’s Secretariat....Link
2019/07/29
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EconomyNextAsia markets down as US-China trade talks loomAsia markets were mostly down Monday, with investors cautious ahead of US-China talks in Shanghai this week and amid more civil unrest in Hong Kong....Link
2019/07/29
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Daily NewsMainly fair weather to continueExcept for a few showers in coastal areas of the Western province and in Galle and Matara districts, mainly fair weather will prevail elsewhere, said the Department of......Link
2019/07/29
11:31
Daily NewsSeven Indian fishers apprehended for poachingSri Lanka Navy apprehended 07 Indian fishermen along with a fishing trawler belonging to them for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters.The apprehension was made by a......Link
2019/07/29
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Daily NewsNavy recovers banned fishing nets in Batticaloa lagoon areaNavy recovered 09 unauthorized fishing nets (each is about 150 feet in length) in the Batticaloa lagoon area.Accordingly, naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command, during a patrol......Link
2019/07/29
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News.LkPresident opens development activities completed in several temples of Polonnaruwa districtPresident Maithripala Sirisena declared open several completed development activities implemented in temples in the district under the “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa (Awakening of Polonnaruwa)” District Development Project, (28)....Link
2019/07/29
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News.LkPresident presents cash donations to 10 family members of victims of the Welikanda road accidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena presented cash donations worth Rs 5 lakhs to ten family members of the victims who were met with an accident in Welikanda area of the Polonnaruwa – Batticaloa road on June 18, 2019, at the Polonnaruwa District Secretariat, yesterday (28)....Link
2019/07/29
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News.LkNavy apprehends 07 Indian fishers for poaching in northern watersSri Lanka Navy apprehended 07 Indian fishermen along with a fishing trawler belonging to them for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters (28th July 2019)....Link
2019/07/29
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Daily NewsTwo drug traffickers held in HambantotaDuring a search conducted by the Navy and STF in Siribopura area, Hambantota yesterday, 02 drug traffickers were held with crystal methamphetamine (ice) and hashish.Naval......Link
2019/07/29
11:15
Ada DeranaTuk travelling on road erupts in flamesA three-wheeler had suddenly burst into flames while travelling towards Badulla at Badulla-Medithale area, stated Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/07/29
11:01
News HubThree dead, 5 injured in lorry-bus collisionAt least 3 persons died and five others were critically injured following a collision involving a bus and a lorry at Wahamalugollewa......Link
2019/07/29
11:01
News HubFinance Ministry says no to diplomatic appointment for Tissa’s daughterFinance Ministry has not given its consent for the proposal by Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana to appoint Dulmini Attanayake, the daughter......Link
2019/07/29
11:01
Daily NewsAccident in Anuradhapura-Medawachchiya RoadThree were killed and five injured in Anuradhapura-Medawachchiya road, the police media unit said.The accident occurred last night.The accident occurred when a luxury private bus traveling towards......Link
2019/07/29
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NewsFirstAround 600,000 families affected by droughtThe Disaster Management Center (DMC) noted that over 600,000 people in 18 districts have been affected by the drought. Assistant Director of the DMC Pradeep Koddippili noted that nearly 150,000 people are facing a desperate shortage of water. The DMC also noted that the inclement weather experienced...Link
2019/07/29
10:46
Hiru NewsWILL INTERVENE IF A COMPLAINT IS RECEIVED– PUBLIC HEALTH INSPECTORSThe Sri Lanka Public Health Inspectors association stated that they can intervene if complaints are received from the public the waste that has been imported......Link
2019/07/29
10:46
Hiru NewsPERSON BURIED UNDER A HEAP OF MUD IN BALANGODAA person was killed after being buried under a heap of soil in the Balangoda Deppalamulla area. Police said that the accident occurred yesterday......Link
2019/07/29
10:46
Hiru NewsA MAN KILLED IN A WILD ELEPHANT ATTACKA man was killed in a wild elephant attack in Minneriya, Diyabeduma Katukeliyawa area. Police stated that the man was attacked while he was on......Link
2019/07/29
10:30
Sri Lanka MirrorShooting in Jambugasmulla kills oneOne person has died in a shooting incident which took place in Jambugasmulla Road in Nugegoda early this morning (28).According to police, unidentified gunmen opened fire on two men traveling in a jeep around 1.10am before fleeing.The two men were admitted to the Kalubowila hospital, where the drive...Link
2019/07/29
10:30
Sri Lanka MirrorDewram Wehera chief prelate to be arrested?The Attorney General has ordered the CID to arrest chief prelate of the Pannipitiya Dewram Wehera - Ven. Kolonnawe Sri Sumangala Thera.The arrest is to be made over the illegal possession of an elephant at the Temple.The AG directive had already reached the CID Director and the CID had given further...Link
2019/07/29
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EconomyNextExcess liquidity in money markets spike to Rs46bnExcess liquidity in money markets spiked to 46 billion rupees over recent days official data showed, with the central bank mopping up minimal volumes with outright sales of Treasury bills over the past two week....Link
2019/07/29
10:30
Ada DeranaDouble-murder convict hacked to death in KosgamaA group of people has hacked a man to death at the Kahatapitiya area in Kosgama, last afternoon (28), stated Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/07/29
10:16
Daily NewsAccindet in Anuradhapura-Medawachchiya roadThree were killed and five injured in Anuradhapura-Medawachchiya road, the police media unit said.The accident occurred last night.The accident occurred when a luxury private bus traveling towards......Link
2019/07/29
10:15
Sri Lanka MirrorMahinda to amend Constitution after Presidential electionsOpposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has said he is preparing to present a proposal for the amendment of the Constitution for the upcoming presidential election.He noted that without amending the constitution the crisis in the country cannot be overcome, adding the he anticipates to obtain the suppor...Link
2019/07/29
10:15
Sri Lanka MirrorCurrent minority govt. did more for country's development - PMSri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (28) asked why the Rajapaksa government that could not develop the country, despite having a two-thirds majority in parliament, is seeking power again.He emphasized that although it is a minority government, the present government played a major ...Link
2019/07/29
10:15
EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks gain 0.69-pct, rupee opens firmerEONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka’s stocks opened 0.69 percent higher while rupee opened slightly stronger at 176.15/25 against the US dollar on Monday and bond yields were stable in dull trade, dealers said....Link
2019/07/29
10:15
Daily MirrorDeath of mothers during childbirth on the riseThe number of deaths among mothers during childbirth has increased in Sri Lanka with 40 deaths from 100,000 live births, said Secretary Sri Lanka Medical Association Dr. Kapila Jayaratne said....Link
2019/07/29
10:15
Daily MirrorTamils won’t support any southern leader: SivajilingamFormer Northern Provincial Council member M.K. Sivajilingam said that Tamils would not support any Sinhalese or South based candidate at the forthcoming Presidential election....Link
2019/07/29
10:01
Hiru NewsSRI LANKA PODU JANA PERAMUNA IS THE ONLY PARTY THAT IS CURRENTLY ORGANISED - SUSILParliamentarian Susil Premjayantha stated that the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna is the only party that is currently organised to win the Presidential......Link
2019/07/29
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Hiru NewsIF A WRONG LEADER IS NOMINATED UNP COULD FACE A HEAVY DEFEAT - DALJITHThe Mayor of the Matale Municipal Council Dajith Aluvihare stated that if the wrong leader is nominated for the Presidential election that UNP could face......Link
2019/07/29
10:01
Hiru NewsSEVEN INDIAN FISHERMAN ARRESTED IN TALAIMANNARSri Lanka Navy has arrested seven Indian Fishermen for illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters. The Navy said that the suspects were arrested during a......Link
2019/07/29
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Hiru NewsTWO ARRESTED WITH DRUGS IN SIRIBOPURATwo people dealing with drugs were arrested in Siribopura, Hambantota. The suspects were arrested yesterday during a raid conducted by the Police special......Link
2019/07/29
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NewsFirstGarbage scam : Team of customs officers to expedite investigationsA team of customs officers has been appointed to expedite the investigations into the consignment of containers carrying waste material that had been imported into the country from the United Kingdom. Customs Spokesperson Sunil Jayaratne said that the intention was to expedite investigations and re-...Link
2019/07/29
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Colombo PageCA Sri Lanka launches Curriculum 2020 to mould revolutionary Chartered AccountantsTo counter the changing dynamics of the corporate world, and increasing challenges with the onset of digital disruption, big data, automation and robotics, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), launched its new curriculum...Link
2019/07/29
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EconomyNextSri Lanka political parties jostle for alliances, candidatesSri Lanka's main political parties are on track to form alliances for upcoming presidential polls with candidates also jostling for nomination, media reports said....Link
2019/07/29
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Daily MirrorNo fake candidates allowed at the Presidential election- ECThe National Elections Commission has informed the political parties that no fake candidates would be allowed at the forthcoming Presidential election and if any candidate is found to be a fake candidate he would be severely dealt with....Link
2019/07/29
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Daily MirrorThree killed, eight injured in head-on collisionAt least three people were killed and eight others were injured when a bus travelling to Jaffna from Colombo collided head-on with a lorry at Mahamalugollewa on the Medawachchiya-Anuradhaura Road last night, police said....Link
2019/07/29
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Daily MirrorEaster Sunday massacre: PM to give evidence before PSC on Aug. 6Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe the Easter Sunday attacks. He is due to appear before it on August 6....Link
2019/07/29
09:45
Colombo PageArmy Commander summoned to PSC againArmy Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has been summoned to testify for a second time before the Parliament Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks....Link
2019/07/29
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EconomyNextSri Lanka political parties jostle for alliances, candidates: reportSri Lanka's main political parties are on track to form alliances for upcoming presidential polls with candidates also jostling for nomination, media reports said....Link
2019/07/29
09:45
Daily MirrorMatale Mayor bitterly critical of UNP leadershipMayor of the UNP-controlled Matale Municipal Council Daljith Aluvihare yesterday complained that he was disgusted with his party because it does not possess a proper action to run the country....Link
2019/07/29
09:45
Daily MirrorAG declines generation license for Turkish floating power plantThe Attorney General has declined to issue a generation license to Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) for the purchase of electricity from a 400 megawatt power plant installed in a Turkish ship citing several procedural defects....Link
2019/07/29
09:45
Daily MirrorTamils won’t support any southern leader: SivajilingamFormer Northern Provincial Council member M.K. Sivajilingam said that Tamils would not support any Sinhalese or South based candidate at the forthcoming Presidential election....Link
2019/07/29
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Colombo PageFaculties closed at Peradeniya and Ruhunu universities to reopen todayThe Management Faculty of the University of Peradeniya and two faculties of Ruhuna University will resume their academic activities today (29)....Link
2019/07/29
09:30
Daily MirrorFinance Ministry says no to Tissa’s daughter’s appointmentFinance Ministry has not given its consent for the proposal by Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana to appoint Dulmini Attanayake, the daughter of former General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) as the Third Secretary in the Sri Lankan Embassy in Australia....Link
2019/07/29
09:16
News HubPM to testify before PSC on Easter Sunday attacksPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee that inquires into the Easter Sunday attacks....Link
2019/07/29
09:16
Asian MirrorRuling Party Muslim MPs To Hold Another Meeting Tomorrow On Re-Accepting Their Ministerial PositionsThe Muslim MPs who resigned from their ministerial positions will make a decision on re-accepting their posts tomorrow. Although they were expected to be sworn-in last week, the event was postponed at the moment. SLMC Leader former Minister Rauff Hakeem told the media that they would not re-accept t...Link
2019/07/29
09:01
News HubSri Lanka register first home series win in 44 monthsSri Lanka made easy work of a 239-run chase in the second One-Day International to register their first series win at home......Link
2019/07/29
09:01
Hiru News3 killed in an accident along the Medawachchiya – Anuradhapura road - 5 injuredThree persons were killed and five more persons wounded in a head-on collision between a private bus and a lorry at Wahamalugollaeaeva on the Medawachchiya-......Link
2019/07/29
09:01
Hiru NewsFire erupts in worlds end - Air force also calledThe Samanalawewa police say that the fire which erupted in the worlds end lower reserve in the Balangoda Nanperiyal area continues to spread further. The......Link
2019/07/29
09:01
Hiru NewsMuslim MPs who resigned from their posts to engage in a decisive discussion todayA decisive discussion with regard to reacceptance of ministerial posts by muslim MPs is to be held this morning between the minister of Internal ......Link
2019/07/29
08:45
Sri Lanka MirrorAvishka, Mathews star as SL wins seriesSri Lanka made an auspicious start to life after the 2019 World Cup, clinching the ODI series against Bangladesh with one game to spare.They won the second ODI by seven wickets after their bowlers put together a great team effort. Their batsmen saw off tricky periods in their chase, but mostly domin...Link
2019/07/29
08:45
Sri Lanka MirrorLand TNA fought for to build library now leased to tradersThe land occupied by the army that the TNA protested and fought for, claiming they wanted to build a library in Killinochchi similar to the one in Jaffna is now being leased to traders.The former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneshwaran and TNA parliamentarian S. Sridharan and several othe...Link
2019/07/29
08:45
Ada DeranaTwo drug traffickers nabbed in HambantotaDuring a search conducted by the Navy and STF in the Siribopura area, Hambantota, two drug traffickers were arrested with crystal methamphetamine, also known as ice, and hashish....Link
2019/07/29
08:30
FTTraceability should be extended to garbageWe associate the concept of ‘Traceability’ with supply chains. Equally or more important is the traceability of non-biodegradable packing i.e. who is responsible, where does it end up and for how long?. The manufacturers of products with non-biodegradable packaging should be given two choices i.e. r...Link
2019/07/29
08:00
Ada DeranaThree killed, 5 injured in lorry-bus collisionThree persons died and 5 others were injured following a collision between a bus and a lorry at Wahamalugollewa along Anuradhapura-Medawachchiya road....Link
2019/07/29
07:30
EconomyNextTeejay Lanka, Sri Lanka banks in EPF buy listSri Lanka's largest pension fund, the Employees' Provident Fund, which is managed by the central bank, has invested in Teejay Lanka Plc and private banks after its initial investment in Dialog Axiata Plc in the June quarter, data showed....Link
2019/07/29
07:30
EconomyNextTokyo stocks open lower with eyes on earnings, tradeTokyo stocks opened lower on Monday, shrugging off rallies on Wall Street as investors remained cautious amid corporate earnings season and ahead of US-China trade talks....Link
2019/07/29
07:15
Sri Lanka MirrorTissa’s daughter appointed to the Australian HCThe daughter of the former UNP General Secretary and former Health Minister Tissa Attanayake, Dulmini Attanayake has been appointed as the Third Secretary to the Australian High Commission, it is reported.Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana had obtained Cabinet approval for this appointment last Tuesday...Link
2019/07/29
02:15
FT1H tea exports hit record Rs. 121.8 bSri Lanka’s tea exports in the first half of this year have reached to highest ever of Rs. 121.8 billion, up by 7% from the earlier record established in the corresponding period of last year despite a drop in volume.. Forbes and Walker Tea Brokers said FOB value for the first half of 2019 was Rs. 8...Link
2019/07/29
02:15
FTTraceability should be extended to garbageWe associate the concept of ‘Traceability’ with supply chains. Equally or more important is the traceability of non-biodegradable packing i.e. who is responsible, where does it end up and for how long?. The manufacturers of products with non-biodegradable packaging should be given two choices i.e. r...Link
2019/07/29
02:15
FTTea crop up in JuneSri Lanka’s tea production in June saw a sharp gain of 3.9 million kilos to 27.1 million kilos from a year earlier.. Low Growns have shown the highest gain year on year followed by High and Medium Growns.. Despite the significant gain in June, the cumulative first half crop figure reflects a margina...Link
2019/07/29
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FTPM to testify before PSC probing Easter Sunday attacks on 6 AugustPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is due to testify before the special Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to inquire into the Easter Sunday bomb attacks on 6 August, Committee Member MP Prof. Ashu Marasinghe said. He also stated that the letter summoning the Prime Minister to the PSC w...Link
2019/07/29
02:15
FTChinese help to revive Sri Lanka’s tourismOver 100 Chinese travel agents arrived yesterday, becoming the largest group post-Easter Sunday attacks to help revive tourism in Sri Lanka.. The group was brought down by Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) in collaboration with Walkers Tours, the destination management arm of the leisure se...Link
2019/07/29
02:01
Colombo TelegraphGMOA, SLMC, Health Ministry; The Triple Gems Of Sri Lankan Health CareBy Lasnthie Wickremesinghe -As a child I was fascinated by the idea of being a doctor. At that time, I did not know the financial and social benefits that came with it. I thought I may treat people and that I assumed would make them happy and that I might share that happiness with them. I was wr...Link
2019/07/29
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FTJohn to go to Cabinet again to fast-track tourism PR, marketing global campaignBy Charumini de Silva Tourism Minister John Amaratunga is to go to Cabinet once again to formalise and fast-track the much-delayed public relations (PR) and global promotion campaigns to boost the country’s image post-Easter Sunday terror attacks. The move is after the selected agency JWT requiring ...Link
2019/07/29
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Daily NewsSLFP organisers receive appointment lettersSeveral new organisers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) received their letters of appointment from Party Chairman President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday.Accordingly, the letters were......Link
2019/07/29
01:46
Daily NewsWrecked oil vessel threatens Buona Vista ReefMV Sri Lanka Glory, a cargo vessel that went on the rocks at the foot of the famous Rumassala Headland in last week’s stormy weather, can only be taken off the rocks......Link
2019/07/29
01:46
Daily NewsArmy Commander to testify again before PSCArmy Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake has been summoned to testify for a second time before the Parliament Select Committee probing the Easter bombings when it next meets......Link
2019/07/29
01:46
Daily NewsState sector to employ 15,000 graduates – Akila VirajThe government will recruit 15,000 graduates to the public sector on August 1, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam announced yesterday. “Five thousand of these......Link
2019/07/29
01:46
Daily NewsPARAGONS OF NATIONAL CINEMAThe 19th Presidential Cinema Awards Ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Nelum Pokuna Theater on Friday. President Sirisena......Link
2019/07/29
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Daily NewsPresident renews ‘essential service’ order for RailwaysPresident Maithripala Sirisena issuing a Gazette Extraordinary notification yesterday has renewed the order declaring Sri Lanka’s railway service as an essential service.The President has issued the......Link
2019/07/29
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FTCA Sri Lanka to host forum on role of finance professionals in combating bribery and corruptionThe Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) will host a regional forum in Colombo tomorrow on the role of finance professionals in combating bribery and corruption.. The forum which will be held tomorrow at the Kingsbury Hotel will attract accountants from across the South Asi...Link
2019/07/29
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FTIndia International Textiles Expo 2019 opens todayExhibition cum Buyer Seller Meet ‘India International Textiles Expo’ (IITExpo) Colombo 2019, opens today at the Hotel Galadari, Colombo. IITExpo organised by the Powerloom Development and Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL), set up by Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.. PDEXCIL works on the o...Link
2019/07/29
01:45
FTSingapore’s COMCRAFT acquires majority stake in Merbok MDF LankaCOMCRAFT – a leading international investment house based in Singapore– acquired the majority stake in Merbok MDF Lanka Ltd., which is Sri Lanka’s only high quality MDF board manufacturing plant. Considered as one of Sri Lanka’s largest factories, the plant is situated in Horana and produces in exce...Link
2019/07/29
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FTLand bill must be approved by Provincial Councils before inclusion in Order Paper: SCBy Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent The Supreme Court has determined the State Lands (Special Provisions) Bill tabled in Parliament on 28 June should be included in the Order Paper only after the President has sought an opinion on the proposed law from the Provincial Councils. Now that ...Link
2019/07/29
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FTPresident appoints new SLFP organisersA group of newly appointed organisers of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) received their letters of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday. The new appointees in Kurunegala District are: Kuliyapitiya electorate organiser Dharmasiri Dissanayake, Bingiriya electorate organiser Athul...Link
2019/07/29
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FTNPC receives over 5,460 public complaints against PoliceBy Shanika Sriyananda The National Police Commission (NPC) says that it had received over 5,460 complaints against Police officers including OICs in Police stations in all parts of the country. The highest number of public complaints reported to the NPC is from the Western Province which amounted to...Link
2019/07/29
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FTSenior Journalist M.J.M. Zarook no moreBy Ruzaik Farook Senior Journalist M.J.M. Zarook passed away at the age of 89 on Saturday.. He was the Legal Editor of Daily Mirror (Wijeya Newspapers) until his retirement and had previously worked at the Daily News as well. He received several achievement awards of the Journalism awards ceremony o...Link
2019/07/29
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FTSri Lankans must act together in favour of sustained democracy, says UN expertThe people of Sri Lanka must act together to secure democracy, human rights and the rule of law, says UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Peaceful Assembly and Association Clément Nyaletsossi Voule.. “At the root of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association is the ability of p...Link
2019/07/29
01:45
FTVictory for Saudi Prince in Sri Lankan courtsA case instituted in the Commercial High Court of Colombo by M. Z. M. Raffick (Plaintiff), who claimed to be a screenwriter, against the well-known member of the Saudi Royal family, who is also an internationally renowned businessman, investor and philanthropist, concluded on 19 July with the judgem...Link
2019/07/29
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Colombo TelegraphSri Lanka’s Debt Sustainability: Way-Out Is Not By Patchwork But By Long Lasting StrategiesBy W A Wijewardena –A Hole in the PocketIn a recent panel discussion on Sri Lanka’s debt sustainability – nicknamed A Hole in the Pocket – jointly organised by the Marga Institute and the Open University, two leading economists – Central Banker turned University Don Sirimevan Colombage a...Link
2019/07/29
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Asian MirrorPrime Minister, Sagala And Madduma Bandara To Testify Before PSC On August 06Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee proving Easter Sunday attacks on August 06. In addition to the Prime Minister, former Law and Order Ministers Sagala Ratnayaka and Ranjith Madduma Bandara will also testify before the committee on the same day....Link
2019/07/29
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FTThyssenKrupp to create Indian supply hub for engineering businessMUMBAI (Reuters): ThyssenKrupp plans to develop an Indian procurement centre as a supply hub for its engineering business in its push to turn around the loss-making division. The engineering business, which makes turnkey plants for the chemical, fertiliser, cement and mining industries, contributes ...Link
2019/07/29
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FTIndia’s exports contract 9.71% in JuneThe Hindu Business Line: India’s exports contracted 9.71% in June 2019 (year-on-year) to $25.01 billion, the first fall this fiscal, as outbound shipments of major items such as petroleum products, gems & jewellery, readymade garments, engineering goods and cotton yarn fabric took a hit. Imports dec...Link
2019/07/29
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FTUS economy misses Trump’s 3% target in 2018WASHINGTON (Reuters): US economic growth in 2018 missed the Trump administration’s 3% target by any measure, which could renew criticism of the White House’s $ 1.5 trillion in tax cuts. The Commerce Department said on Friday that gross domestic product increased at a 2.9% rate last year, confirming ...Link
2019/07/29
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FTChina drafts plan to make it easier to do businessBEIJING, (Reuters): China has come up with measures to make it easier to do business in the world’s second largest economy, from nurturing private enterprises to widening market access, as economic growth slows amid a protracted trade war with the United States.. The draft guidelines published by th...Link
2019/07/29
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FTUS economy slows in second quarter; weak business investment a red flagWASHINGTON (Reuters): US economic growth slowed less than expected in the second quarter as a surge in consumer spending blunted some of the drag from declining exports and a smaller inventory build, which could further allay concerns about the economy’s health. But the fairly upbeat report from the...Link
2019/07/29
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FTSingapore exports drop most in six years as electronics slumpSINGAPORE (Reuters): Singapore’s exports fell more than expected in June, marking their biggest decline in six years, as the city-state struggles against tepid global demand and the Sino-US trade war. The grim trade numbers add to a slew of weak economic data and reinforce economists’ expectations t...Link
2019/07/29
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FTVision 8 Academy CVO Amintha wins Best Trainer of Year at BWIO AwardsLeading business trainer, Vision 8 Academy Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) Amintha Sugath De Silva received the prestigious ‘Best Trainer of the Year’ award at the Business World International Organisation (BWIO) awards held recently at Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo. The BWIO Awards recognise and reward ...Link
2019/07/29
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FTCA Sri Lanka launches Curriculum 2020 to mould revolutionary chartered accountantsTo counter the changing dynamics of the corporate world, and increasing challenges with the onset of digital disruption, big data, automation and robotics, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), launched its new curriculum last week as the Institute celebrated its diamon...Link
2019/07/29
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FTChinese Education and Cultural Centre launched to strengthen academic and cultural links with ChinaFacilitating and enhancing the pathway for joint academic and cultural opportunities between China and Sri Lanka is to strengthen future relationships and cooperation between the two countries.. The first Study Centre promoting Chinese language and degrees from the second largest university in China...Link
2019/07/29
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FT24th World Scout JamboreeThe 24th World Scout Jamboree is presently held at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, USA. More than 45,000 Scouts and Scouting leaders from over 150 countries including Sri Lanka will come together at the Summit Bechtel Reserve to ‘Unlock a New World’, the theme of t...Link
2019/07/29
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FTChunnakam Power Plant case: Court recognises right to be free from ‘degradation of the environment’In April this year, the Sri Lankan Supreme Court declared that ‘the citizens of Sri Lanka’ have a ‘fundamental right to be free from unlawful, arbitrary or unreasonable executive or administrative acts or omissions which cause or permit the causing of pollution or degradation of the environment’ (p ...Link
2019/07/29
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FTOf trombones and backbones: Towards a Sri Lankan shift from ego to ecoThe latest addition to the chaos that we experience is the hazardous garbage containers imported from the UK. We are plagued with multiple environmental challenges. Whilst garbage disposals are still non-systematic, dengue mosquitoes continue to inflict misery to millions. Do we see eco-friendly ini...Link
2019/07/29
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FTHas your brand found its true purpose?Kushil Gunasekera was just another boy in Seenigama, albeit one from a privileged family. His father was a prominent lawyer and they owned property and riches. Like any young boy he had many friends in his village and they would play together all the time. He felt his friends were just like him – sm...Link
2019/07/29
00:31
FTSri Lanka needs an IPL approach to nation brand buildingThe world of marketing has intrigued me, not only because I have spent most my life in this profession and managed powerful global brands like Dettol, but because it is the only discipline in business that makes one close to the end customer. It is the key business function that tells the company ‘u...Link
2019/07/29
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FTSri Lanka’s debt sustainability: Way-out is not by patchwork but by long lasting strategiesA Hole in the Pocket In a recent panel discussion on Sri Lanka’s debt sustainability – nicknamed A Hole in the Pocket – jointly organised by the Marga Institute and the Open University, two leading economists – Central Banker turned University Don Sirimevan Colombage and Bureaucrat turned Management...Link
2019/07/29
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FTAbout TMCThe Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka branch is a forum dedicated to uplift management practices in Sri Lanka on par with the best international standards and strives to achieve this by providing constant opportunities for me...Link
2019/07/29
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FTImportance of communication skills for successBreakdowns in communication cause major problems for managers. We can all recall experiences of communication failure.. Risking poor communication Most leaders understand the consequences of poor financial management, but not all leaders appreciate the importance of communication skills for leaders...Link
2019/07/29
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FTTMC to present ‘Leadership in Management’ programs: ‘Believe in You’TMC with the training specialist Zion Consulting is organising a unique series of ‘Leadership in Management’ programs commencing in August. The Leadership in Management program has been put together for working managers and executives who have little time for training. The unique modular design of t...Link
2019/07/29
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FTTMC members’ commentsFollowing are comments from TMC members Duneeshya Bogoda and Dilshan Indiketiya, on the Member’s Speak speech by Dhushy Thillaivasan on The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Future of Business and Work’.. Dhushy Thillaivasan enlightened all the participants about the revolutions that have taken p...Link
2019/07/29
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FTMember’s Speak: ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Future of Business and Work’Addressing members and guests at TMC’s Member’s Speak which was held at the Galadari Hotel on 18 July, TMC member Dhushy Thillaivasan spoke on ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution and The Future of Business and Work’.. It was yet another gathering of members of the TMC, guests and sponsors taking the o...Link
2019/07/29
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FTIran links tanker row to ailing nuclear dealVIENNA, AFP: Iran said Sunday it considered Britain’s seizure of an Iranian oil tanker a breach of the ailing 2015 nuclear deal, as the remaining parties to the accord meet in Vienna in another attempt to salvage the agreement.. British authorities detained an Iranian tanker off the UK overseas terr...Link
2019/07/29
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FTProtesters mass in Hong Kong amidst fears of growing cycle of violenceHONG KONG (Reuters): Hong Kong authorities stepped up security and fired tear gas around China’s main representative office on Sunday as several protests broke out, with anger among the crowds simmering over what many see as an increasing cycle of violence against them. Protests over the past two mo...Link
2019/07/29
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FTRussia detains more than 1,000 people in opposition crackdownMOSCOW (Reuters): Russian Police rounded up more than 1,000 people in Moscow on Saturday in one of the biggest crackdowns of recent years against an increasingly defiant opposition decrying President Vladimir Putin’s tight grip on power. The detentions came around a protest to demand that opposition...Link
2019/07/29
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FTRohingya tell Myanmar they refuse to return without recognitionDHAKA (Reuters): Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognised as an ethnic group in their home country, leaders told visiting Myanmar officials on Sunday as fresh repatriation talks started. A campaign by Myanmar’s military in response to insurgent attacks i...Link
2019/07/29
00:30
FT‘Boris bounce’: UK Conservatives surge in opinion pollLONDON (Reuters): Britain’s Conservative Party has opened up a 10-point lead over the opposition Labour Party since Boris Johnson took over as Prime Minister, an opinion poll showed. The Sunday Times newspaper said the ‘Boris bounce’ had pushed support for Johnson’s Conservatives to 31%, up six perc...Link
2019/07/29
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Colombo PageForeign tourists return to SigiriyaThe number of foreign visitors to Sigiriya, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Sri Lanka, has seen an increase of 70 percent after the the Easter Sunday bombings on churches and hotels dealt a severe blow to the island nation's tourism industry....Link
2019/07/28
23:30
Ada DeranaEaster attacks likely to be NIA s first case post amendment of ActThe Easter Sunday attack is likely to be the first case for the Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe after the Indian Parliament amended an Act empowering it to investigate terror cases abroad, Indian officials said on Sunday....Link
2019/07/28
23:16
Colombo Page100 railway carriages removed from service modernizedOne hundred dilapidated train carriages that had been removed from the service were renovated with luxury facilities and handed over to the Railway Department....Link
2019/07/28
23:00
NewsFirstOfficials oblivious to the requests for a road to the village of GingathhenaResidents of small villages are of the opinion that politicians and officials do not care about their well being as their villages are not home to too many voters. These people spoke of their grievances to the Gammadda team who are currently travelling across the island in the true spirit of public...Link
2019/07/28
23:00
NewsFirstSri Lanka win first home ODI series since November 2015Sri Lanka clinched their first ODI series win at home after November 2015 today, when they beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets in the 2nd ODI of the 3 match series.Today’s win gave Sri Lanka an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3 match series. The game which was worked off at the R....Link
2019/07/28
23:00
Ada DeranaNavy arrests 7 Indian fishermenSeven Indian fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan navy today (28) for poaching in the island nation s waters according to Indian officials, reported Indian media....Link
2019/07/28
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Colombo PageMuslim MPs to take a decision tomorrow on given-up ministerial portfoliosFormer Deputy Minister Faisal Cassim states that a decision to reaccept the ministerial portfolios will be taken tomorrow after discussing the request made by the Prime Minister....Link
2019/07/28
22:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka using emergency laws to restrict minorities, peaceful assembly: UN RapporteurSri Lanka is using emergency laws implemented after the Easter Sunday bombings to oppress minorities and deny the right to peaceful assembly, the UN Special Rapporteur who visited the country in July said....Link
2019/07/28
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NewsFirstGarbage Scam : Three weeks and no action, will this be swept under the carpet?It has been three weeks since revelations were made on a consignment of containers carrying waste material which had arrived in the country from the United Kingdom. However, it is questionable as to whether the proper legal action has been taken against those responsible. On the 6th of this month, w...Link
2019/07/28
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NewsFirstScam at the Sugala Devi wewaThe damage being done to the environment in the country seems to have no end. The most recent incident was reported from Monaragala. This is a revelation on illegal sand mining taking place at the Sugala-Devi wewa in the guise of removing silt and sediment. The Sugala Devi Wewa supplies water to...Link
2019/07/28
22:00
NewsFirstEastern Peoples Organization plead before gods against SOFAEastern People’s Organization engaged in the ritual of pleading for gods’ blessings against the proposed SOFA agreement. Protesters marched towards the Sri Saddhakali Amman Kovil from the Trincomalee town. The protesters then engaged in the ritual of pleading the gods. They then distributed handouts...Link
2019/07/28
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NewsFirstCandidate of the opposition alliance a member of the Rajapaksa family?A law that treats everyone equally. A future with the hope that the daily hardships of the people will be addressed. These are the issues on the minds of all Sri Lankans. But the problems that our politicians face seem to be completely different. Do they worry about who the next Presidential...Link
2019/07/28
22:00
Ada DeranaPC polls might be held before presidential election - AmaraweeraThere is a chance that provincial council elections will be held before the presidential elections, stated MP Mahinda Amaraweera....Link
2019/07/28
21:47
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 9.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 9.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/07/28
21:46
Colombo PageSri Lankan navy arrests seven Indian fishermen for poachingSri Lanka Navy today has arrested seven Indian fishermen for allegedly poaching in the island nation's waters, officials said....Link
2019/07/28
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NewsFirstAG speaks on the importance of upholding the lawAttorney General Dappula de Livera speaking about upholding the rule of law in the country, in an event held in Kandy said that if the citizens of the country have the fortune to be treated equally that there is no doubt that the rule of law and order will prevail. He assured...Link
2019/07/28
21:00
NewsFirstFormer US envoy to Sri Lanka, Atul Keshap appointed as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of StateThe former US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap has been appointed as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. Keshap assumed duties as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Across his 25 year career as an American diplomat, A...Link
2019/07/28
20:45
Colombo PageCurrent minority government did more for development of country in a short time, PM points outSri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (28) asked why the Rajapaksa government that could not develop the country, despite having a two-thirds majority in parliament, is seeking power again....Link
2019/07/28
20:30
NewsFirstPowerful explosion in Kabul wounds six peopleREUTERS: A powerful explosion hit central Kabul during evening rush hour on Sunday (July 28), wounding six people, Afghan officials said. The blast occurred on a road near the private Ghalib University and Shahid Square, a four-way intersection, interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said. Local ...Link
2019/07/28
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NewsFirstTwo murders within the past 24 hoursDuring the past 24 hours a number of crimes were reported from around the country. Nugegoda In an incident reported from Jambugasmulla, Nugegoda a person who was on his way back home after a party was shot dead this morning (July 28). A person who was travelling with him during the incident...Link
2019/07/28
20:00
NewsFirstNew SLFP organizers receive appointment lettersSeveral new organizers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party accepted their appointment letters from President Maithripala Sirisena last evening (July 27) at the President’s office: Dharmasiri Dasanayake – Kuliyapitiya electorate organizer of the Kurunegala district Athula Wijesinghe – Bingiriya electorate...Link
2019/07/28
19:45
Colombo PagePresident appoints new SLFP OrganizersA group of newly appointed organizers of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) received their letters of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (27) at the Presidential Secretariat....Link
2019/07/28
19:30
Ada DeranaImport of cashew haltedThe Sri Lanka Cashew Corporation stated that they have decided to halt the import of cashew from foreign countries....Link
2019/07/28
19:15
Colombo PageSri Lanka PM to testify before parliamentary committee probing Easter Sunday attacks on August 6Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is due to testify before the special Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to inquire into the Easter Sunday bomb attacks on 6th August, a member of the Committee, parliamnetarian Prof. Ashu Marasinghe said....Link
2019/07/28
19:00
NewsFirstJailed Russian opposition leader develops ‘allergy’Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, Alexei Navalny, has been taken from jail to a hospital in Moscow. Officials gave no details of his condition but Mr Navalny’s spokeswoman said he had had an allergic reaction with severe facial swelling – something she said he had not experienced before. A ...Link
2019/07/28
19:00
NewsFirst30 killed and 15 reported missing in China landslideAt least 36 people are now known to have died in a landslide that struck a village in southern China on Tuesday. State-run local media also report that 15 people have been missing since a wave of mud buried more than 20 houses in the province of Guizhou. Chinese authorities told Xinhua news agency t...Link
2019/07/28
19:00
NewsFirstVoice behind Disney’s Minnie Mouse dies at 75Russi Taylor, the voice of Disney’s Minnie Mouse for more than 30 years, has died aged 75. The actress died in Glendale, California on Friday,the Walt Disney Company has said. Since 1986, Taylor provided voice-overs for animated TV series, films and theme parks featuring Mickey Mouse’s high-pitched ...Link
2019/07/28
18:46
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 6.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 6.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/07/28
18:30
Sri Lanka MirrorChange in the post of Parliament Speaker?It has been proposed to appoint present Speaker - Karu Jayasuriya as the Chairman of the political alliance led by the United National Party, reports say.The proposal has been made to the UNP leadership, reports add.The political alliance is to be established on Aug. 05 and will reportedly be contro...Link
2019/07/28
18:15
Ada Derana360,000 pregnancies per year in Sri Lanka; 1'3 are unplannedIn Sri Lanka, about 360,000 women become pregnant every year and 1 out of 3 of these pregnancies are estimated to be unplanned pregnancies, stated Dr. Kapila Jayaratne, the Secretary of SLMA and Consultant Community Medicine....Link
2019/07/28
18:00
NewsFirstFire at Ingiriya breweryA fire erupted at a brewery in Ingiriya. The Horana Fire Brigade is currently in the process of putting out the flames. Four service trucks from the Horana and Kalutara fire brigades have also been deployed to douse the flames....Link
2019/07/28
18:00
NewsFirst70 acres of paddy lands destroyed by unidentified pest in BalangodaThe paddy crops at the Kaltota, Balangoda farming community has been infected with an unidentified disease. The farmers in the area state that due to the disease all the paddy heads turn white rendering it inconsumable. They noted that the disease had destroyed their crops and they are left helpless...Link
2019/07/28
18:00
NewsFirstWater supply restored to Kotte and KaduwelaThe National Water Supply and Drainage Board states that the water supply to the Kotte and Kaduwela urban areas has been restored. Deputy General Manager of the Maintenance Unit of the Western Central area, A. K. Kapuruge says that the water supply for all areas will be restored by evening today (Ju...Link
2019/07/28
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NewsFirstDouble-murder suspect stabbed to death at KosgamaA person was stabbed to death at Kaluagalla, Kosgama today (July 28). Police stated that the victim was a chief suspect in a case of double homicide. It was reported that two women were stabbed to death last year in the Werella Mandiya area. The victim was ordered to appear before...Link
2019/07/28
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NewsFirstTwo mangrove ecosystems in Puttlam declared reservesPresident Maithripala Sirisena has issued a special gazette notification declaring the Pol-ela Modara in Madampe and Thathkalakudi mangrove ecosystems in the Puttlam district as reserves. The mangrove reserves are 52 hectares in size....Link
2019/07/28
18:00
NewsFirstIsland-wide DUI raids: 5924 arrested5924 individuals have been arrested for driving under the influence in islandwide raids conducted over a period of 22 days. Police media spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that the islandwide raid commenced on the 5th of last month. 219 individuals were arrested for DUI within the last 24 hours t...Link
2019/07/28
18:00
NewsFirstMarine Environment Protection Authority to sue owners of “Sri Lanka Glory”Marine Environment Protection Authority stated that they will file a case with regard to the destruction of the maritime ecosystem of the Bonavista coral reef caused by the ship “Sri Lanka Glory” at sea near Rumassala in Galle after strong winds that prevailed a few weeks ago. It’s General Manager, ...Link
2019/07/28
17:00
Colombo TelegraphAn Attorney General On The LooseBy Vimukthi Yapa -For many years before the Attorney-General assumed his high office, his colleagues had been only too familiar with his propensity for horsing around and playing politics with the law. Alas, the warning signs went unheeded by the President who anointed him Attorney-General....Link
2019/07/28
16:45
Ada DeranaInternal trade policy to be launchedActing Minister of Industry and Commerce Buddhika Pathirana says that an Internal Trade Policy and an Industrial Policy will be introduced in the near future....Link
2019/07/28
16:15
Daily MirrorGovt looking all option to give land: GayanthaThe Government had not abandoned enacting of State Lands (Special Provisions) Bill despite the decision given by the Supreme Court on it, Minister of Lands Gayantha Karunathilaka said today....Link
2019/07/28
15:46
Colombo TelegraphA Fear Of DemocracyBy Ameer Ali -Sri Lanka inherited the system of parliamentary democracy from the British, one of the positive legacies of their colonial rule. Even though the original Westminster model was given up, first in favour of a republican constitution in 1972 and that again in favour of an executiv...Link
2019/07/28
15:15
Ada DeranaIngiriya brush export factory erupts in flamesA leading brush export factory in Ingiriya has erupted in flames this morning (28), stated Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/07/28
15:00
Daily MirrorEaster bombings in SL likely to be NIA’s first case post amendment of ActThe Easter Sunday bombings case in Sri Lanka is likely to be the first case for the NIA to probe after Parliament amended an Act empowering it to investigate terror cases abroad, officials said on Sunday, the Times of India reported....Link
2019/07/28
14:15
Sri Lanka MirrorNew newspaper to unveil docs proving Gota gave up US citizenshipAll official documents issued by the US government, proving that former defence secretary - Gotabhaya Rajapaksa renounced his US citizenship, are to be publicised before Aug. 11, reports say.A new newspaper affiliated to Mr. Rajapaksa is to unveil these documents during the first week of August, sou...Link
2019/07/28
14:00
NewsFirstRailway employees can no longer strikePresident Maithripala Sirisena has issued an extraordinary gazette notification imposing railway services an essential service. The gazette notification has been issued with effect from yesterday(July 27) according to the Essential Public Service Act number 61 of 1979. The gazette establishes that r...Link
2019/07/28
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NewsFirstWater cut for Kaduwela and KotteThe National Water Supply and Drainage Board says several areas including the Kotte and Kaduwela will experience a water cut from this morning to 3 pm today(July 28). The water disruption is caused by a rupture in the main pipeline which supplies water to the Jubilee tank in Kotte. Water supply to...Link
2019/07/28
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NewsFirstOne shot dead in KohuwalaAperson was killed in a shooting that occurred around 1.10 am dawn in Jambugasmulla, Kohuwala. According to the Police, two unknown personnel have fled the scene after shooting two people travelling in a jeep. One of the victims succumbed to injuries following admission to Kalubowila hospital. The d...Link
2019/07/28
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Ada DeranaPM to testify before PSCThe Prime Minister will be testifying before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to inquire into the Easter Sunday bombings, member of the Select Committee MP Ashu Marasinghe told Ada Derana....Link
2019/07/28
13:46
Colombo TelegraphThe Naked Saviours ...Link
2019/07/28
13:45
NewsFirstBus driver’s negligence takes another lifeAperson was killed in a motor accident that occurred early this morning in Kalalpitiya in Nittambuwa along the Colombo – Kandy main road. Police said the accident occurred when a bus attempted to overtake a vehicle and collided with a lorry coming in the opposite lane. The lorry driver was killed...Link
2019/07/28
13:00
NewsFirstDr Sarath Amunugama and Gamini Jayawickrama Perera summoned over alleged Mahapola scamPresidential CommissionÂappointed to look into irregularities in state institutions during the last 4 years, has decided to summon Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera and the former Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama as they held responsibilities at the Mahapola Trust fund to provide statements regarding ...Link
2019/07/28
12:46
News HubWill Hathurusingha resign?Regardless of how they dump Chandika Hathurusingha from his head coach position at the end of the current series, Sri Lanka Cricket......Link
2019/07/28
12:46
Hiru NewsPresident to seek Supreme Court opinion next week regarding Provincial council electionsPresident Maithripala Sirisena will seek Supreme Court opinion next week regarding Provincial council elections.UPFA General Secretary, MP Mahinda Amaraweera......Link
2019/07/28
12:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka plans South Asian flights out of Jaffna airportSri Lanka's upgraded Palaly airport in the Northern Jaffna peninsula will be able to accommodate regional airliners from the Indian subcontinent, State Minister for Civil Aviation Ashoka Abeysinghe said....Link
2019/07/28
12:45
Ada DeranaAnuradhapura shows support for death penaltyA large crowd from the Anuradhapura district came in support of President Maithripala Sirisena s decision to implement capital punishment against the drug traffickers....Link
2019/07/28
12:45
Daily MirrorFire at a factory in IngiriyaA massive fire had broken out at a brush factory in the Ingiriya Town a short while ago, the Police said....Link
2019/07/28
12:31
Hiru NewsKohuwala shooting as a result of a business disputeThe police state that the shooting incident at Kohuwala Jambugasmulla Mawatha is a business dispute. The 38 year old driver of the jeep who was......Link
2019/07/28
12:15
Ada DeranaNew SLFP organizers appointedSeveral new organizers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) received their letters of appointments by the Party Chairman President Maithripala Sirisena....Link
2019/07/28
11:45
Ground ViewsThe Naked SavioursFeatured image courtesy Reuters ‘”But he hasn’t got anything on,’ a little child said.’ – -Hans Christian Anderson (The Emperor’s New Clothes) Mythic Inflation is a concept introduced by American mythologist Joseph......Link
2019/07/28
11:45
Daily Mirror5,924 drunk drivers arrestedA total of 5,924 individuals driving under the influence of liquor, have been arrested as of today, following the implementation of the special operation to arrest drunk drivers, police said....Link
2019/07/28
11:30
Sri Lanka MirrorBirth of NDF under UNP leader; 48-member cabinet proposedWith the birth of a National Democratic Front (NDF) on August 5 under the leadership of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, moves are afoot to increase the number of ministries to 48 and deputies to 45.The new NDF is to be set up with the UNP’s existing parliamentary strength. With its allies, it n...Link
2019/07/28
11:16
News HubUS envoy writes to President dismissing concernsWith the future of the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact agreement between Sri Lanka and the US on the fence, US......Link
2019/07/28
11:15
Sri Lanka MirrorShooting in Jambugasmulla kills oneOne person has died in a shooting incident which took place in Jambugasmulla Road in Nugegoda early this morning (28).According to police, unidentified gunmen opened fire on two men traveling in a jeep around 1.10am before fleeing.The two men were admitted to the Kalubowila hospital, where the drive...Link
2019/07/28
11:15
Sri Lanka MirrorDewram Wehera chief prelate to be arrested?The Attorney General has ordered the CID to arrest chief prelate of the Pannipitiya Dewram Wehera - Ven. Kolonnawe Sri Sumangala Thera.The arrest is to be made over the illegal possession of an elephant at the Temple.The AG directive had already reached the CID Director and the CID had given further...Link
2019/07/28
11:15
Ada DeranaEveryone will get a house by 2020-2025 – SajithMinister of Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Sajith Premadasa says his ministry will provide homes for all citizens by the year 2020....Link
2019/07/28
11:00
Sri Lanka MirrorMalinga thanks Mahinda ; Bids adieu in disgruntlement with team & country!Lasith Malinga retired from one-day internationals after Sri Lanka registered 91-run win over Bangladesh at the R. Premadasa Stadium yesterday in the first of their 3 ODI matches against Bangladesh.After the match, Sri Lanka’s fast bowler Lasith Malinga bid farewell to international cricket.In his f...Link
2019/07/28
11:00
Daily MirrorWater cut in ColomboA water cut would be imposed until 3.00 p.m today in Kotte, Kaduwela, Maharagama, Boralesgamuwa and Colombo 5,7,8 areas due to a sudden break down in main transmission line, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) announced today....Link
2019/07/28
10:46
News HubOne killed, another injured in shooting in KohuwelaA man had been shot dead and another injured when two unidentified gunmen open fired at them while travelling in a Land......Link
2019/07/28
10:30
Colombo PageWater supply to several areas in Colombo disruptedThe National Water Supply and Drainage Board says that the water supply has been disrupted due to a sudden breakdown in the main pipeline supplying water to the Kotte Jubilee Tank. The mishap has occurred around 3 am this morning....Link
2019/07/28
10:15
Colombo PageBusinessman shot dead in Kohuwala, another critically injuredOne person was killed and another injured when two unidentified gunmen opened fire on a jeep at Jambugasmulla Mawatha in Kohuwala around 1:10 Sunday morning, the police said....Link
2019/07/28
10:00
Ada DeranaMainly fair weather around islandExcept for a few showers in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, mainly fair weather will prevail elsewhere, stated the Meteorology Department....Link
2019/07/28
10:00
Daily MirrorOne killed, another injured in shooting in KohuwelaA man had been shot dead and another injured when two unidentified gunmen open fired at them while travelling in a Land Cruiser early this morning at Jambugasmulla in Kohuwela....Link
2019/07/28
09:30
Colombo PageCeylinco General Insurance partners with PAYable to unlock greater convenience for Ceylinco VIP third party customersCeylinco VIP third party customers are set to gain access to a new level of convenience enabled by an unprecedented partnership between Sri Lanka's premier general insurance provider, Ceylinco General Insurance, and pioneering mobile commerce platform, PAYable....Link
2019/07/28
09:18
News HubICC defends Dharmasena over 6-run incidentThe International Cricket Council (ICC) has come out in defence of Umpire Kumar Dhramasena for his controversial awarding of six runs off......Link
2019/07/28
09:01
News HubUN Special Rapporteur tight-lipped on meeting with judiciaryUN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Clément Nyaletsossi Voule says that he cannot reveal......Link
2019/07/28
09:00
Sri Lanka MirrorGalagoda Aththe Thero changes nameGeneral Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero has had to change his name, CEO of the Bodu Bala Sena organization Dilanthe Withanage told Sri Lanka Mirror.This is because the Facebook has put a restriction on his name.He said that this decision has been taken due to th...Link
2019/07/28
08:30
News.LkA mammoth support from Anuradhapura in response to President’s decision to punish drug traffickersA large crowd from the Anuradhapura district came in support of President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to implement the capital punishment against the drug traffickers who are destroying future generations of the nation....Link
2019/07/28
08:30
News.LkThe 19th Presidential Cinema Awards Ceremony under President’s patronageThe 19th Presidential Cinema Awards Ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Nelum Pokuna Theater,  (26) afternoon....Link
2019/07/28
08:30
EconomyNextNavin threatens to expose Sri Lanka Provincial GovernorSri Lanka's Plantations Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake has threatened to expose a Provincial Governor who is pressuring him to block authorities from taking action against a tea factory that has been using additives in tea production against regulations....Link
2019/07/28
08:30
EconomyNextUS Fed struggles to communicate after probably preventing big bubbleFor the first time since the Great Recession a decade ago, the US Federal Reserve is poised to cut interest rates, shoring up America's defenses as the global economy weakens....Link
2019/07/28
08:15
Hiru News3 Ministers suspected to be behind the garbage containersChairman of the National Movement to Protect Sri lanka Venerable Pahiyangala Sagara thero says it is suspected that 3 main politicians are......Link
2019/07/28
08:15
Hiru NewsWater cut in Colombo and suburbs due to a sudden break downDue to a sudden break down in main transmission line to Jubili reservoir Kotte , water supply will be interrupted till 03 pm today in Kotte, Kaduwela Municipal......Link
2019/07/28
08:15
Hiru NewsOne person killed in a shooting incident at Jambugas-mulla mawatha2 persons who were travelling in a luxury jeep were shot at in Kohuwala Jambugas-mulla mawatha.Police media spokespersons office stated that 2......Link
2019/07/28
08:15
Hiru NewsArmy Commander once again before the select committee probing Easter attacksThe Parliamentary select committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks will convene again at 10 am on the 31st of July.Select Committee member, Dr Nalinda......Link
2019/07/28
08:15
News.LkWEATHER FORECAST FOR 28 JULY 2019Except for a few showers in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, mainly fair weather will prevail elsewhere....Link
2019/07/28
08:00
EconomyNext'My time is over': Malinga signs off in style as Sri Lanka crush BangladeshLasith Malinga shone in his farewell match after Kusal Perera struck a quick-fire century as Sri Lanka crushed Bangladesh by 91 runs in the first one-day of a three-match series in Colombo on Friday....Link
2019/07/28
07:45
Ada DeranaWater cut for several parts of ColomboA water cut will be imposed until 3.00 pm today (28) in Kotte, Kaduwela, Maharagama, Boralesgamuwa and Colombo 5,7,8 areas, says the National Water Supply and Drainage Board....Link
2019/07/28
07:30
Ada DeranaOne killed in shooting at KohuwalaOne person has died as two unidentified gunmen opened fire at him early this morning (28), says the police....Link
2019/07/28
07:00
Ada DeranaPresented submissions to court against Kurunegala Hospital director - Ruwan GunasekaraPolice Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara says submissions were presented to the court against the director of Kurunegala Teaching Hospital for obstructing the investigations carried out by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)....Link
2019/07/28
00:30
Ada DeranaUN Special Rapporteur tight-lipped on meeting with judiciaryUN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Clément Nyaletsossi Voule says that he cannot reveal the content of the meeting held with the members of the judiciary in Sri Lanka....Link
2019/07/28
00:16
Colombo TelegraphPM’s Ludicrous Response To The ChamberBy Sanjeewa Jayaweera -The letter sent by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) Chairman, Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe on July 03, 2019 is not in the public domain. Nevertheless, the Chamber, in a media release stated it wished to express its concerns...Link
2019/07/28
00:16
Colombo TelegraphIf It Comes To Denouement HK Protesters Will Be Squashed By Beijing: The Short-Sighted Want A Fight To The FinishBy Kumar David -Red-lights flash on every radar screen so I start with a worst-case scenario. Assume this hypothesis, just grant for a moment the argument: “Radicals, militants, mobs, what you will, on the streets of Hong Kong are committed to a fight to the finish”. I have views on how it c...Link
2019/07/28
00:16
Colombo TelegraphBackbones & Boneheads: The Cardinal (i.e. Basic) Truth   By Rajan Philips -There is an old joke about farmers playing village volleyball. When one of the younger fellows couldn’t bend down fast enough and far enough to retrieve the ball swooping low in front of him, the older player behind him let out a bark: did you swallow a crowbar before comin...Link
2019/07/28
00:15
FTNature and our worldNature is on a rampage, bringing destruction in all areas of our planet. So far in the two months of June and July 2019 alone, much has happened on our planet that is the work of nature....Link
2019/07/28
00:15
FTDon’t throw the baby out with the bathwater or should we?How does this apply to Sri Lanka? What is the relevance? Well, if we refer to the state of the country today and how dirty and muddy it is, how soiled the politicians are as the dirty water, and the political structure as the baby, many are advocating that we throw not only the muddy water but the b...Link
2019/07/27
22:45
NewsFirstMervyn Silva on observation tour in VjithithapuraFormer Minister Mervyn Silva engaged in an observational tour in the Vijithapura fort today (July 27). He engaged in the tour, following claims that a plot of land adjacent to the Vijithapura fort was cleared and used for cultivation. Subsequently, the minister also inspected a quarry constructed ad...Link
2019/07/27
22:45
NewsFirstVillagers put lives on the line crossing ricketty 40 year old bridgeAs the count down begins for the Presidential election, the leaders of this nation are blinded by the greed of remaining in power or gaining power. Against such a backdrop they turn a blind eye to the struggles of the people of this country. In our journey of giving voice to the...Link
2019/07/27
22:45
Ada DeranaBe a match-winner to survive in cricket, Malinga says“You have to be a match-winner,” is the golden rule to survive in veteran pacer Lasith Malinga s golden words for the youngsters after playing his final ODI for Sri Lanka in front of his home crowd....Link
2019/07/27
22:15
Colombo PagePolice operation arrests 5,705 drunk drivers, earns Rs.142 million in finesThe Police say the month-long special police operation launched earlier this month to nab drunk drivers has so far earned Rs. 142 million in fines....Link
2019/07/27
21:45
NewsFirstLasith Malinga bids farewell to his ODI career(COLOMBO News 1st): Veteran pacer Lasith Malinga took 3-38, including the last wicket of the match, in his final one-day international as Sri Lanka, beat Bangladesh by 91 runs yesterday (July 26). Lasith Malinga ended his ODI career bowling Sri Lanka to a victory, as the hosts registered a resoundin...Link
2019/07/27
21:45
NewsFirstGARBAGE SCAM :Companies point fingers at each otherThe Ceylon Metal Processing Corporation that was accused of importing garbage to Sri Lanka convened a media briefing in Colombo. Why were the 111 containers not cleared from the port? The CEO of the Corporation, Muthuramar Shashikumaran said that since the containers come through entrepot trade and ...Link
2019/07/27
21:45
NewsFirst“Suwa Seriya” ambulance service marks three years of serving the peopleToday marks the third year since the commencement of the Suwa Seriya Ambulance service in Sri Lanka. The ceremony was held with a young boy who benefited from the service on the very first day it started. The moment you hear 1990, you think of the Suwa Sariya Ambulance service. The service...Link
2019/07/27
21:45
NewsFirstThere is no point in me doing politics without Sajith: Harin FernandoSpeaking about the Presidential candidacy, the State Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Ashok Abeysinghe said that during the group meeting that a few of the MPs of the party had proposed Sajith Premadasa’s name as the candidate. He further said that although the leader of their party was put...Link
2019/07/27
21:45
NewsFirst“Dharmayuddaya” secures big win at 19th Presidential Cinema awardsThe 19th Presidential Cinema Awards Ceremony was held under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Nelum Pokuna Theater in Colombo last evening (July 26). The awards ceremony was inaugurated by President Maithripala Sirisena and the Deputy Leader of the United National Party and Minis...Link
2019/07/27
21:30
Colombo PageMassive project to irrigate North Central Province expeditedConstruction of the Ihala Elahera Ela Project, also called North Central Province Maha Canal Project implemented by the government under the Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program has been expedited....Link
2019/07/27
21:16
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 9.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 9.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/07/27
21:00
Colombo PagePresident proclaims Railway Services to be an Essential Public ServicePresident Maithripala Sirisena issuing an Extraordinary Gazette notification Saturday (July 27) has proclaimed Sri Lanka's railway service as an essential service....Link
2019/07/27
20:45
Colombo PageSri Lanka's free Suvaseriya Ambulance Service celebrates third birthdaySri Lanka's Suvaseriya Ambulance Service, the island wide pre-hospital medical care ambulance and emergency response service which is provided free of charge to the public celebrated its third birthday today....Link
2019/07/27
20:30
Sri Lanka MirrorYounger brother in UK sent waste to older brother!It has been revealed that the waste containers had been sent to Ceylon Metal Processing Corporation (pvt) Ltd by a company belonging to Sasikumaran Muthuramar’s brother.The waster containers that were sent to Ceylon Metal Processing Corporation (pvt) Ltd owned by Sasikumaran Muthuramar had been sent...Link
2019/07/27
20:30
Ada DeranaWoman arrested for breaking into houses to steal jewelleryBadulla Police has arrested a woman who broke into houses and stolen gold jewellery....Link
2019/07/27
20:00
EconomyNextUN Special Rapporteur commends Sri Lanka's 19th amendmentPassing the 19th amendment to the constitution is a landmark democratic moment in Sri Lanka, the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, who visited Sri Lanka in July said....Link
2019/07/27
19:45
Colombo PageNearly 4000 new school sports coaches recruited for national and provincial schoolsA total of 3,365 school sports coaches have been recruited to national and provincial schools under the project to recruit athletes who excelled at national and international level....Link
2019/07/27
19:31
Hiru NewsUNP in anticipation of ChamalMinister P. Harison states that the SLPP will most likely field MP Chamal Rajapakse for the next Presidential election. The Minister stated this in reply......Link
2019/07/27
19:30
Colombo PagePresident presents awards to 27 outstanding cinema artistsThe 19th Presidential Cinema Awards Ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Nelum Pokuna Theater, Friday (26) afternoon....Link
2019/07/27
19:00
Colombo PageSuspect arrested with stolen gemstones worth Rs. 8.2 millionA suspect who steals money and valuables from bus passengers has been arrested with stolen gemstones and a check in Wellawatte area, the Police Media Spokesperson’s Office said....Link
2019/07/27
18:46
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 6.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 6.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/07/27
18:45
NewsFirstPM in India : Praying on tourPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is currently engaged in a tour to India. Yesterday (July 26) he took part in the “Purnakudi Chandrika” offering at the Sri Mookambika temple in Karnataka. He is accompanied by his wife, Maithri Wickremesinghe on this visit. Indian media reports that Prime Minister...Link
2019/07/27
18:45
NewsFirstSuriyawewa locals protest closing of access pathA group of locals of the Nabadagaswewa village in Suriyawewa engaged in a protest at noon today (July 27). The protestors urged that a path be constructed for them to travel since their village has been divided into two due to the ongoing construction of the southern expressway. They further noted t...Link
2019/07/27
18:45
Colombo PageCannabis farm near Mattala airport raidedThe Police have raided a cannabis cultivation maintained near the Mattala International Airport in Hambantota....Link
2019/07/27
18:15
Ada DeranaWorld s second-largest cargo aircraft lands at MattalaWorld s second-largest cargo aircraft, Antonov AN-124 Ruslan, has landed at Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport at around 1.34 am this morning (27)....Link
2019/07/27
18:00
Colombo TelegraphRacist Lawyers Refuse To Appear On Behalf Of Muslim Arrestees; Sri Lanka’s Human Rights Commission Again Urges BASL To Take Action ...Link
2019/07/27
18:00
Sri Lanka MirrorSerious breakdown in the country’s managementThe former Chairman of the Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce Chandra Jayaratne warns that due to the various extremist activities in the country and the breakdown of proper management, if the debts cannot be successfully met by 2019 the debts could increase and the country could face serious breakdown b...Link
2019/07/27
16:45
NewsFirst15 year old student dies in motor accidentA 15-year-old died when the three-wheeler in which he was travelling collided with a tipper truck at the 4th-mile post at Haraniyawatha, Kiriella. The accident injured a woman and her two children who were travelling in the three-wheeler. One of the children died while receiving treatment. The owne...Link
2019/07/27
16:45
NewsFirstTwo new courses for undergraduatesThe University Grants Commission states that two new courses have been introduced for the university entrants this year. The two courses are Geographic Information Sciences and Social Proficiency. 50 students have entered these two courses taking place at Peradeniya University. The university cut-of...Link
2019/07/27
16:45
NewsFirstHeavy rainfall predicted!The Department of Meteorology has forecasted heavy rains for many provinces over the day. The department further notes that heavy rainfall exceeding 50mm could be expected from the Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces. Further intermittent rains could be expected from the Western, Sabaragamuwa, North ...Link
2019/07/27
16:45
NewsFirstIndigenous Medicine institute of Colombo University shuts downThe Indigenous Medicine institute at the Colombo University has been closed down again till further notice due to an incident that occurred in the boys’ hostel. Director at the institute states that all exams have also been postponed until further notice. He further notes that all the students remai...Link
2019/07/27
16:45
NewsFirst521 foreigners deported for violating immigration regulationsThe Department of Immigration and Emigration states that investigations have been carried out on nearly 1400 foreigners who remained in the country illegally. Media spokesperson at the Department, Milinda Gayan says that among 1400 that 521 individuals were already deported from the country. He furt...Link
2019/07/27
16:45
Ada Derana19th Presidential Cinema Awards under President s patronageThe 19th Presidential Cinema Awards Ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre, yesterday (26), the President s Media Division (PMD) said....Link
2019/07/27
16:45
Daily MirrorI will implement programmes envisaged by my father - SajithIf the people take the correct decision at the end of this year, I will implement all the programmes that were envisaged by my father, the former President Ranasinghe Premadasa, Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister Sajith Premadasa said yesterday....Link
2019/07/27
16:15
EconomyNextOver 217,000 Sri Lankans hospitalised since 2016 through 1990 SuwaseriyaSri Lanka's state-owned 1990 Suwaseriya free ambulance service has helped 217,338 patients be hospitalised over the last 3 years, a minister said....Link
2019/07/27
16:00
EconomyNextSri Lanka inflation picks up in 2019 as liquidity shortages endSri Lanka's inflation in the 12-months to June 2019 fell to 3.8 percent from 5.0 percent in May, but the consumer price index continued to climb steadily as liquidity shortages ended....Link
2019/07/27
16:00
Ada DeranaSuspect nabbed with stolen gemstone worth millionsA suspect who had stolen a gemstone worth Rs 8.2 million has been arrested in Wellawatte area, the Police Media Spokesperson s Office said....Link
2019/07/27
15:47
Lanka Business OnlineSri Lankans must act together in favour of sustained democracy, says UN expertThe people of Sri Lanka must act together to secure democracy, human rights and the rule of law, says the UN Special......Link
2019/07/27
15:45
NewsFirstTuition and seminars for scholarship banned from the 31stThe Department of Examinations states that all private tuition and seminars held for the Grade 5 scholarship examinations will be restricted from the midnight of July 31st. Commissioner General of Examinations, Sanath B. Pujitha states that all necessary measures have already been taken for the scho...Link
2019/07/27
15:45
NewsFirstWedding ends in murder in MonaragalaDuring a wedding that took place yesterday (July 26) in Gadolbadda, Monaragala, a 42-year-old person was clubbed to death. The police said that the murder was a result of an escalated dispute. The deceased has been identified as a resident of Monaragala. Both parties were identified to be heavily un...Link
2019/07/27
15:45
NewsFirstCompensation for distraught farmersThe Agrarian Insurance Board states that measures have been taken to provide compensation to the farmers whose crops were destroyed due to the drought during the last year’s Yala season. Director-General of the Board, Panduka Weerasinghe states that the process of providing compensation is due to be...Link
2019/07/27
15:45
NewsFirstGem thief from Panadura to be brought before courtsThe suspect who was arrested for nabbing a haul of gems valued at over Rs. 8.2 million from Wellawatta last evening (July 26) is due to be produced before courts today (July 27). He was arrested for stealing the haul of gems and cheques written off to Rs. 130,000 from a person...Link
2019/07/27
15:45
NewsFirstTwo lives claimed in motor accidents along the Kandy roadIn two motor accidents that occurred in Pilimathalawa and Nattandiya, Marawila, two people lost their lives. Pilimathalawa The police said that a passer-by was knocked down by a lorry in Pilimathalawa. The deceased has been identified as a 42-year-old resident of Pilimathalawa. The driver of the lor...Link
2019/07/27
14:31
News HubSri Lanka to resume tea exports to Iran from AugustA discussion has taken place under the chairmanship of Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake on the matter of resuming tea export to......Link
2019/07/27
14:30
Ada DeranaArmy unveils Angampora village in KilinochchiThe Army has established Sri Lanka s state-of-the-art Angampora village near the Iranamadu tank bund, adjacent to the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) precincts during a formal ceremony....Link
2019/07/27
14:30
Daily MirrorReforms to Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act necessary - Jezima IsmailMuslim women’s rights organisations around the country yesterday urged the government to implement necessary reforms to Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA)....Link
2019/07/27
14:15
Sri Lanka MirrorAG files amended charge sheet against Gotabhaya, six other over museum caseThe Attorney General has filed an amended charge sheet at the Special High Court against seven suspects including former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaska over a misappropriation case.The suspects have been accused of misappropriating state funds worth Rs 33.9 million in the construction of the ...Link
2019/07/27
14:15
Sri Lanka MirrorTissa’s daughter appointed to the Australian High CommissionThe daughter of the former UNP General Secretary and former Health Minister Tissa Attanayake, Dulmini Attanayake has been appointed as the Third Secretary to the Australian High Commission, it is reported.Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana had obtained Cabinet approval for this appointment last Tuesday...Link
2019/07/27
14:00
Sri Lanka MirrorJVP Presidential candidate AnuraDiscussions are currently underway to nominate JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake as the Presidential candidate from the JVP and coalition formed with the National Intellectuals Organisation.Many of the members of the intellectuals organisation at decision making capacity have said that if their ag...Link
2019/07/27
13:45
Ada DeranaNearly 6,000 drunk drivers busted within 22 daysThe police have arrested 5,705 motorists who had been driving under the influence of alcohol, the Police Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said....Link
2019/07/27
13:31
Hiru News5705 drunk drivers arrested within 22 days.5705 drunk drivers have been arrested during the past 22 days in the island wide operation to apprehend drunk drivers. Police media spokesperson SP Ruwan......Link
2019/07/27
13:16
Colombo TelegraphMethodological Error In Interpreting Qur’anic Verses Regarding ViolenceBy N.M. Rishard -Few days ago, I happened to meet one of my schoolmates at Kandy bus station. It was nearly one decade I met him before. On our way to Colombo, we had a good opportunity to discuss many issues that happened in this particular period. I'm a Muslim and he is a Hindu. The reason...Link
2019/07/27
13:15
Daily MirrorIndustrial waste - CEA to take importers to CourtThe Central Environmental Authority (CEA) will take legal action against those who imported the containers of industrial waste without the proper a licence resulting in a public outcry, CEA Director General Hemantha Jayasinghe said....Link
2019/07/27
13:00
FTWe are our countryIt is 36 years since the 1983 Black July ethnic riots that targeted our fellow Tamil citizens and marred our nation’s consciousness. With each breath, with the quiet ticking of the clock, time has lapsed beneath the clouds of memory and despite 1983 we have continued to create mayhem for ourselves.....Link
2019/07/27
13:00
Daily MirrorStrict action against garbage importers: MangalaFinance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said yesterday the importer of the container loads of garbage to Sri Lanka had violated all laws and regulations and assured he would take strict action against those who had imported them....Link
2019/07/27
12:30
Sri Lanka MirrorMahinda may lose his MP post? : Maitri prepares for another stanceIn the event Mahinda Rajapaksa accepts leadership of the SLPP at the party’s convention on August 11th, he could lose his SLFP membership and his UPFA parliamentary membership, it is reported.In the event Mahinda accepts te leadership of the SLPP, since the SLFP could get weakened, its leader Presid...Link
2019/07/27
12:30
FTSinger-Actress Doris Day’s evergreen signature song ‘Que Sera Sera’When I was just a little kid enrolled at the Santa Maria Montessori school in Wattala, a song we sang without knowing its meaning then was ‘Que Sera Sera’; when I was a boy studying at S. Thomas’ Preparatory School in Kollupitiya, a song we were taught the meaning of and sang loudly in our singing c...Link
2019/07/27
12:30
Ada DeranaPM prays for peace at Kollur temple in IndiaPrime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe and his wife Maitree Wickremesinghe performed Nava Chandi Homa and offered special prayers to Goddess Sri Mookambika at Kollur on Friday....Link
2019/07/27
12:15
Sri Lanka MirrorSuspect who robbed gem worth Rs 8.2 million arrestedAn individual who had stolen a gem worth Rs 8.2 million has been arrested in Wellawatte, police said.According to the police, the suspect had stolen the gem and cash worth Rs 130,000 from a bus passenger who had been travelling from Wellawatte to Bambalapitiya.The person who had been robbed off his ...Link
2019/07/27
12:15
EconomyNextSri Lanka should compete with Asia Pacific region through FTAs: ministerSri Lanka has to compete with the rest of the Asia Pacific Region in trade through free trade agreements (FTAs), a minister said....Link
2019/07/27
12:01
Hiru News“21 YEARS OF HIRU; 21 MILLIONAIRES IN 21 DAYS” - HIRU VISITS THE HOME OF THE 13TH MILLIONAIRE WITH THE GIFTThe giving away of the largest cash prize in the history of Sri Lankan television of 21 million rupees to celebrate 21 years of Hiru, 21 millionaires......Link
2019/07/27
12:00
Ada DeranaFR petition against appointment of President s CounselsThe Supreme Court has fixed a Fundamental Rights petition, filed against appointing President s Counsels without a proper procedure, for support on August 31st....Link
2019/07/27
10:46
News HubAG declines to testify at the PSCAttorney General Dapulla de Livera yesterday appeared before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing Easter Sunday bomb attacks, but declined to testify, saying......Link
2019/07/27
10:45
Sri Lanka MirrorMalinga thanks Mahinda and bids adieu to cricket in disgruntlement with team and country!Lasith Malinga retired from one-day internationals after Sri Lanka registered 91-run win over Bangladesh at the R. Premadasa Stadium yesterday in the first of their 3 ODI matches against Bangladesh.After the match, Sri Lanka’s fast bowler Lasith Malinga bid farewell to international cricket.In his f...Link
2019/07/27
10:30
Daily MirrorICCPR, PTA applied in discriminatory manner: UN expertThe International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act, the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and the Vagrants Ordinance are frequently applied in a discriminatory manner, visiting UN Expert Clément Nyaletsossi Voule yesterday said....Link
2019/07/27
10:17
News HubSri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe offers prayers at Kollur templeSri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his wife Maitree offered prayers at the Kollur Sri Mookambika temple at Udupi on Friday....Link
2019/07/27
10:15
Ada DeranaJapanese state minister of defence visits Lankan naval shipJapanese State Minister of Defence Kenji Harada who is currently in Sri Lanka on an official tour visited Sri Lanka Navy Ship (SLNS) Gajabahu yesterday (26), the Navy said....Link
2019/07/27
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Colombo PageCriminal charges considered against companies involved in importation of hazardous waste - Finance MinisterThe Government has sought legal advice to decide on pressing criminal charges against those who are involved in importing containers of hazardous waste into the country, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera told Parliament yesterday....Link
2019/07/27
09:16
Sri Lanka MirrorComplaint to Basel about waste containers : Waste business we are not aware ofThe Central Environmental Authority has lodged a complaint with the Basel Convention office in Geneva regarding the mixed waste containers that was brought to the country from the UK.According to a Spokesman of the CEA investigations regarding the complaint would commence shortly.Further, the CEA ha...Link
2019/07/27
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News HubDr. Safi’s family meets MahindaThe family members of Dr. Mohamed Safi Siyabdeen, accused of sterilizing Sinhala mothers and amassing wealth by illegal means, have met with......Link
2019/07/27
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Ada DeranaShowers predicted in several areasShowers will occur at several places in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, North-western and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts and fairly heavy falls about 50 mm can be expected at some places in Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces, the Department of Meteorology stated....Link
2019/07/27
08:46
News HubLasith Malinga masterclass, Kusal Perera ton seal Sri Lanka winLasith Malinga took matters into his own hands, and gave himself a proper farewell with his classic yorker blitz, as he unnerved......Link
2019/07/27
08:45
NewsFirstBorella Traffic OIC hit-and-run: Attorney General files chargesThe Attorney General today filed charges for culpable homicide against Navindu Umesh Ratnayake, the driver of the SUV which caused an accident resulting in the death of the Borella Traffic OIC, IP Ananda Sagara on February 24th 2019. The IP was critically injured in the hit-and-run accident at Bamba...Link
2019/07/27
08:45
NewsFirstSupreme Court determines that Land bill should first be presented to Provincial CouncilsAnnouncing the Supreme Court’s determination regarding the State Lands (Special Provisions) Bill, Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri said that as per article 123 of the constitution read in line with article 120 the draft bill falls under the purview of the provincial councils and as per Article 154H ...Link
2019/07/27
08:45
NewsFirstMoney laundering behind the garbage scam? – MP Kanaka HerathCalling for an immediate investigation as to whether money was laundered behind the garbage scam, member of the opposition, UPFA MP Kanaka Herath said that there is a doubt whether the income received by Hayleys or Dhammika Perera through the garbage scam remained in the country. He further said tha...Link
2019/07/27
08:45
NewsFirstDUI operations : 5497 arrests island-wide235 drivers were arrested during the island-wide 24-hour operation forDriving Under Influence (DUI). Police stated that the operation implemented since 6 a.m yesterday (25 July), continued until 6 a.m today. (26 July) The island-wide raids initially began to apprehend the drivers under the influence...Link
2019/07/27
08:45
EconomyNextMangala Samaraweera speaks against Sri Lanka's nationalism, hate in parliamentSri Lanka' Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera has warned that the country will remain in crisis forever unless the doctrine of nationalist hate that became prevalent after independence is ended....Link
2019/07/27
08:45
Ada DeranaWater cut in several areas including Ja-ElaA water cut has been imposed in Ja-Ela and nearby areas till 11.00 am this morning (27), says the National Water Supply and Drainage Board....Link
2019/07/27
08:30
Daily MirrorBanning of NTJ websites: AG officials admit they failed to provide advises to TIDThe Attorney General’s (AG) Department yesterday admitted that they failed to provide advises to the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) regarding possibilities of banning websites and social media accounts of National Thowheed Jamat (NTJ) and the organization itself....Link
2019/07/27
08:15
Colombo PageSri Lankan PM offers prayers at Kollur temple in IndiaJuly 27, Udupi: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his wife Maithree offered prayers at the Kollur Sri Mookambika temple in India on Friday, Deccan Chronicle reported....Link
2019/07/27
08:00
News.LkConsulate General of Sri Lanka in Jeddah Celebrates “Esala Poya” FestivalUnder the guidance of Consul General, Justice A.W.A. Salam, Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Jeddah conducted “Esala Poya” Programme in collaboration with the Sri Lankan expatriate community living in Jeddah on 19 July 2019 at the Consulate premises....Link
2019/07/27
08:00
News.LkAll Set to Thrill Uva Kuda Oya with Commandos’ Supercross - 2019‘Commando Challenge - 2019’, the proud 4 th  edition of the Commando Regiment’s Supercross that collects the cream of riders and drivers of the Army and the civil society under one roof at the Commando Regiment Training School in Uva Kuda Oya is set to get off the ground on 4 August with the partici...Link
2019/07/27
08:00
News.LkSri Lanka keen to expand defence cooperation with Japan – PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lanka is very keen to expand defence cooperation with Japan. He said this when Japanese State Minister of Defence, Kenji Harada called on him at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo  (July 26)....Link
2019/07/27
08:00
News.LkChange of portfolios of two MinistriesTwo Ministers Ranjith Madduma Bandara and P Harison took oaths today after their portfolios were amended....Link
2019/07/27
07:45
News.LkJapanese Minister of Defence visits SLNS ‘Gajabahu’Japanese Minister of Defence, Hon. Kenji Harada who is currently in Sri Lanka on an official tour, visited Sri Lanka Navy Ship (SLNS) ‘Gajabahu’ today 26th July 2019....Link
2019/07/27
06:45
FTConstitutional Amendment is our party’s prerogative: MROpposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday claimed that the incumbent Government does not have the right to amend the Constitution, insisting that only a new government his party would form would have the right to amend it and address its shortcomings....Link
2019/07/27
06:15
FTJapan and Sri Lanka enter into MoU on Defense Cooperation and ExchangeSri Lanka and Japan Friday inked an agreement to expand defense cooperation and exchange between the two countries in many areas, especially in maritime security. State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene and the visiting Japanese State Minister of Defense Kenji Harada signed the Memorandum of Und...Link
2019/07/27
06:15
FTMahinda claims JO was duped into supporting 19AOpposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa issued strong criticism against the 19th Amendment yesterday in Parliament when he took part an adjournment debate on the Constitutional reforms in Sri Lanka, moved by the Tamil National Alliance....Link
2019/07/27
06:15
Daily MirrorIndustrial waste - CEA to take importers to CourtThe Central Environmental Authority (CEA) will take legal action against those who imported the containers of industrial waste without the proper a licence resulting in a public outcry, CEA Director General Hemantha Jayasinghe said....Link
2019/07/27
05:45
FTCrysbro uplifts communities through socially-conscious actionSustainability has always occupied a prime position on leading chicken producer Crysbro’s list of operational priorities. Whether it is empowering partner farming communities, initiating environmentally-friendly practices or facilitating the growth of its own employees, this quintessentially Lankan ...Link
2019/07/27
05:45
FT‘I’ll make Britain great again,’ Johnson says, echoing TrumpLONDON (Reuters): Boris Johnson promised on Thursday that Brexit would make Britain the greatest place on earth, echoing the patriotic rhetoric of US President Donald Trump in his first speech to parliament as prime minister....Link
2019/07/27
05:45
FTLack of legal framework hinders probe into controversial Batti campus: CBSLCentral Bank (CBSL) officials testifying before the Parliament Select Committee held that prevailing laws in the country have handicapped investigations pertaining to the financial trail of the controversial shariah university registered as a business entity in the name of Batticaloa Campus Ltd....Link
2019/07/27
05:45
FTBlame-game triggered adverse travel advisories, claims MalikA top tourism expert this week said that the adverse travel advisories from 37 countries were imposed on the Government of Sri Lanka following the ‘blame game’ post-Easter Sunday terror attacks and not over industry risk....Link
2019/07/27
05:45
FTPakistan aims to send first astronaut into space by 2022ISLAMABAD (Reuters): Pakistan said on Thursday it aims to send its first astronaut into space by 2022 and will begin selecting candidates next year. Neighbour and long-time rival India put its first astronaut into space in 1984 as part of a Soviet-led mission. It launched a rocket into space on Mond...Link
2019/07/27
05:45
FTIntegrated Treasury Management Information System for Government Ministries and DepartmentsThe Cabinet has granted approval to a proposal to establish an Integrated Treasury Management Information System (ITMIS) in Government ministries and departments Following the success of two pilot projects implemented, it has been planned to establish the ITMIS in all the ministries, departments, di...Link
2019/07/27
05:45
FTUL corporate offices relocate to airline centre in KatunayakeAll corporate offices of SriLankan Airlines which were located at the World Trade Centre, Colombo have now been relocated to its Headquarters at the Airline Centre, Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake....Link
2019/07/27
05:45
FTStock market ends at over 5-month high; rupee flatREUTERS: Shares rose for a fourth straight session to hit their highest close in over five months on Friday, led by a rally in beverage and banking stocks along with healthy purchases by domestic investors. The rupee ended flat as inward remittances offset importer dollar demand....Link
2019/07/27
05:15
FTHumane hands of AAT Sri Lanka extended to remote school in Galgamuwa of NWPAssociation of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT Sri Lanka) while being engaged in taking accounting education to grass root levels of the country, experienced a pleasant surprise in extending its humane hands to a worthy cause under the auspices of its first CSR project on the theme ‘AAT Sam...Link
2019/07/27
05:15
FTYPO helps Minuwangoda victims with Give a Life – Phase IIIMembers of the Young Professionals Organisation came together once again to aid the adversely affected by the recent unfolding in Minuwangoda.. Financial contributions were made to Mawlawi Najeem of the Minuwangoda Jumma Mosque in the hope of aiding communities to rebuild and recover. UNP Deputy Lea...Link
2019/07/27
05:15
FTMultilac sponsors Ruhunu Kataragama’s Esala Perahera FestivalDemonstrating the true message of reconciliation on a global scale, the historic Ruhunu Maha Kataragama‘s Esala Perahera festival took place on a grand scale from the 3-17 July under the theme, ‘Suriduni Kataragama – Surakimu Samagidhama’ and sponsored by the nation’s leading paint manufacturer Mult...Link
2019/07/27
05:15
FTSampath Bank partners Neth FM to present on-air seminars for Grade 5 Scholarship candidatesSampath Bank recently announced that it has partnered with Neth FM to present a special series of on-air seminars for the benefit of students sitting the Grade 5 Scholarship exam this year. The special seminar started from 2 June, every Sunday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Neth FM....Link
2019/07/27
04:46
Daily NewsSLPP signs MOU with 10 political partiesThe Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 10 political parties to form a new political alliance. These 10 parties were......Link
2019/07/27
04:46
Daily NewsParliamentPolitical conflicts have marred justice for minorities - Minister MangalaSri Lanka has undergone serious political conflicts over the last few decades owing to its “......Link
2019/07/27
04:46
Daily NewsWill restore laws to stop garbage dumping - MangalaThe government has sought legal advice on pressing criminal charges against those involved in import of hazardous waste into the country, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera told Parliament......Link
2019/07/27
04:46
Daily NewsNearly 600 suspicious finance transactions before Easter attackCentral Bank Governor Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy told the Parliament Select Committee probing the Easter attacks that nearly 600 ‘suspicious transactions’ had been recorded......Link
2019/07/27
04:46
Daily NewsEaster terror attacks: International probe widensIndia and Singapore have widened their probes into the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Colombo in line with the intensification of global action against terrorism.Accordingly......Link
2019/07/27
04:46
Daily NewsSri Lanka-Japan to strengthen defence tiesPresident Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lanka is very keen to expand defence cooperation with Japan.He said this when visiting Japanese State Minister of Defence, Kenji......Link
2019/07/27
04:46
Daily NewsAG declines to testify at PSCAttorney General Dappula de Livera yesterday asked the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter bombings that he be excused from testifying before the Select......Link
2019/07/27
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Daily NewsAction on Zahran delayed by AG’s dept, TID since 2017Counsel from the Attorney General’s Department testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee on the Easter bombings yesterday defended their Department’s delays in responding to Terrorism......Link
2019/07/27
04:30
FT115 feared dead after worst Mediterranean shipwreck of the yearTRIPOLI/GENEVA (Reuters): About 115 people are missing and feared to have drowned and another 134 were rescued by Libyan coast guards and local fishermen after a wooden boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya, a Libyan navy official said on Thursday....Link
2019/07/27
04:30
FTPuerto Rico governor to resign, protesters warn successor: ’’You’re next’’SAN JUAN (Reuters): Puerto Ricans danced among the brightly coloured houses of San Juan on Thursday after Governor Ricardo Rosselló capitulated to 12 days of protests and resigned, but many in the crowd warned they would reject the person in line to succeed him....Link
2019/07/27
04:30
FTPakistan opposition parties hold protest rallies against PM KhanQUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters): Pakistan’s main opposition parties held protest rallies in cities across the country on Thursday, accusing Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government of ruining the economy and seeking to intimidate and silence its opponents....Link
2019/07/27
04:30
FTAsian shares dip on mixed US earnings, euro off 2-year low as ECB holdsTOKYO (Reuters): Asian share prices opened a tad lower on Friday on mixed US earnings reports and the euro held above two-year lows struck overnight after the European Central Bank held interest rates steady, though officials said a cut was certain in September....Link
2019/07/27
04:30
FTProtesters calling for ‘free Hong Kong’ converge on airportHONG KONG (Reuters): Several hundred protesters calling for democracy and some chanting ‘free Hong Kong’ converged on the Chinese-ruled city’s airport on Friday as neighbouring Singapore advised its citizens to avoid parts of the territory....Link
2019/07/27
04:30
FTSingapore opposition party fears use of fake news law in electionSINGAPORE (Reuters): The leader of a new Singapore opposition party said on Friday he was concerned that an anti-fake news law, which rights groups fear could stifle free speech, may be used in upcoming elections....Link
2019/07/27
03:15
Daily MirrorMan who funded Zahran arrested in S’pore in MayA 36-year-old man, who is alleged to have funded National Thowheed Jama’at leader Zharan Hashim was arrested in Singapore in May, the Jakarta Post reported yesterday....Link
2019/07/27
03:00
ReutersU.N. official says some Sri Lankan laws discriminately appliedA United Nation expert said on Friday some Sri Lankan laws are "frequently applied" in a discriminatory manner and urged the government to address the root causes of public protests by treating everyone equally. ...Link
2019/07/27
01:31
Colombo TelegraphTo Whom Does Sri Lanka Belong? By Upatissa Pethiyagoda -This is not mere rhetoric. When I say that it is the youth, this is not mere cosy flattery. It is the truth. All compounded things are impermanent, and we all have to go, sometime and then the responsibility cast on the youth is bound to be heavy. So dear youths, we...Link
2019/07/27
01:30
Daily MirrorMob vandalises Kovil in JaffnaThe Sri Vairavar Hindu temple located at Chundikuli in Jaffna and its statues were vandalized with some statues being taken away last nights by mobs....Link
2019/07/27
01:15
Daily MirrorRe-export waste before Aug.12: BOI tells HayleysThe Board of Investment of Sri Lanka has instructed the Hayleys Free Zone Limited (HFZL) to re-export the remaining waste lying at the Hayleys Free Zone premises on or before August 12 2019....Link
2019/07/27
00:30
Ada DeranaLegislation in place to combat hate speech not applied with an even hand, says UN expertThe people of Sri Lanka must act together to secure democracy, human rights and the rule of law, says the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Clément Nyaletsossi Voule....Link
2019/07/27
00:15
Ada DeranaWe will hold referendum to get new constitution endorsed by people – MROpposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa says there is no point in talking about constitutional reform at the tail end of the tenure of a government and that the matter has to be taken up by a new government elected by the people....Link
2019/07/26
23:30
Colombo PageAG files indictment against Defender driver over death of OIC in BorellaThe Attorney General today filed indictment in the Colombo High Court against Navindu Umesh Ratnayake, for recklessly driving a vehicle causing the death of Borella Police Traffic OIC Inspector Ananda Sagara Sarathchandra....Link
2019/07/26
23:30
Daily MirrorMalinga masterclass, Perera ton seal Sri Lanka winSri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 91 runs and Lasith Malinga took the final wicket....Link
2019/07/26
23:30
Daily MirrorFR filed against appointment of PCIn view of the President’s failure to follow a consistent and discernible criteria when appointing President’s Counsel (PC) and in the conferment of the ‘silk’, a fundamental rights violation petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking an order, specifying for such purposes....Link
2019/07/26
23:15
NewsFirstTears of the people who toil to find drinking waterIn a town, naturally landscaped with cascading waterfalls, the Gammadda team today (July 26), visited a village where locals-only receive water once every four days. There are 450 families residing in the Mihindupura village in Nuwara-Eliya. They cultivate vegetables to earn a living. Excessive prof...Link
2019/07/26
23:15
Colombo PageElectric bells and color signals on 200 railway crossings in next two yearsThe Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Arjuna Ranatunga says that electric bells and warning color signals are to be installed at 200 railway crossings island wide....Link
2019/07/26
23:15
Ada DeranaLasith Malinga retires from ODI cricketLasith Malinga retired from one-day internationals after Sri Lanka registered 91-runs win over Bangladesh in Colombo. Malinga returned with impressive figures of 3'38 in his final ODI to help Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh....Link
2019/07/26
23:00
Times of IndiaSri Lanka says illegal UK waste offloaded to India, DubaiA Sri Lankan investigation into nearly 3,000 tonnes of illegally imported hazardous waste has shown that some of it was sent on to India and Dubai, a top minister said. Customs department found that a local company imported 241 containers from Britain, out of which 15 had been sent to India and two ...Link
2019/07/26
22:45
Ada DeranaAttorney General refuses to testify before PSC citing conflict of interestSri Lanka s Attorney General Dappula de Livera today refused to testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks, citing a conflict of interest among other issues that could compromise the discharge of his duties....Link
2019/07/26
22:30
Colombo PageSri Lanka Muslim women urge immediate amendment of Muslim Marriage and Divorce ActThe Muslim Women's Action Network said that the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act should be amended expeditiously....Link
2019/07/26
22:16
Hiru News21 years of Hiru; 21 millionaires in 21 days,13th millionaire, Malsha Fernando from KalutharaThe winner of the 21 years of Hiru, 21 millionaires in 21 days programme conducted in view of the glorious 21st anniversary of Hiru, giving away the largest......Link
2019/07/26
22:15
NewsFirstSuspect arrested at Mt. Lavinia with 18 kg of Kerala ganjaA suspect has been arrested while smuggling 18.522 kg of Kerala ganja in a vehicle, at St. Rita Road, Mt. Lavinia. The police stated that the contraband was found during a search conducted on the vehicle based on a tip-off received by the STF this morning. (26 July. The 24-year-old suspect was...Link
2019/07/26
22:15
NewsFirstWe will bring the 20th amendment – MRThe Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna signed a memorandum of understanding with 10 recognized political parties that are not represented in parliament. The MOU was signed under the auspices of Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa at his official residence at Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo. The event was...Link
2019/07/26
22:15
NewsFirstCJ being summoned by the UN special rapporteur; a mockery of the judiciary?Clement Nyaletsossi, the UN Special Rapporteur on rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association convened a media briefing at the UN compound in Colombo today (July 26). The rapporteur, who has been in the island from the 18th to the 26th of this month, presented his preliminary observati...Link
2019/07/26
22:15
NewsFirstReckless racing bus driver knocks down a student and fleesA student was admitted to hospital after sustaining severe injuries due to an accident that took place in Warakapola, due to reckless driving. An advanced level student returning from tuition, sustained severe injuries in an accident while crossing the road, at the Mangedara junction, Warakapola. On...Link
2019/07/26
22:15
NewsFirstShould Sri Lanka’s soul be sold for US dollars?US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B.Teplitz, writing a letter to the American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka, has informed about the business development efforts in Sri Lanka. The Ambassador says that she writes the letter “As there has been a lot of confusion and incorrect information circulating...Link
2019/07/26
22:15
NewsFirstGotabaya Rajapaksa’s appeal against the Avant Garde court case postponedA ruling on a revision application filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the Court of Appeal, over the Avant-Garde illegal floating armoury case, was fixed for August 30th by the Court of Appeal. The Bribery Commission filed a case against Gotabaya Rajapaksa and several others for...Link
2019/07/26
22:15
NewsFirstMinister of Finance instructs to find out if criminal charges can be filed against the perpetrators responsible for import of garbageSpeaking in parliament about the recent consignment of garbage that was imported to the country from the United Kingdom, Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said that 241 such containers were brought to the country between 28th of September 2017 and the 02nd of March 2018. He further said that w...Link
2019/07/26
22:00
Daily MirrorBatticaloa campus - May have escaped due to Legal loopholes: CBThe Batticaloa campus (Pvt) Ltd authorities may have escaped because of loopholes in the existing legal provisions, Central Bank officials today told the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) inquiring into the Easter Sunday attacks....Link
2019/07/26
21:46
Hiru NewsThe Attorney General arrives at the Parliamentary Select Committee; Leaves the committee without giving evidence after presenting factsThe Attorney General Dappula de Livera, who had come to testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee which was appointed to look into the terrorist......Link
2019/07/26
21:46
Hiru NewsThe Supreme Court informs Parliament State Land Special Provisions Bill cannot be included in the agenda of the ParliamentThe Supreme Court has informed Parliament that the State Land Special Provisions Bill cannot be included in the agenda of the Parliament without consulting......Link
2019/07/26
21:31
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 9.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 9.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/07/26
21:15
NewsFirstCut-off marks for A/L candidates of 2018 releasedThe cut-off marks based on district levels for the students who sat for the G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination 2018 has been released. The University Grants Commission states that the candidates could log onto theWWW.SELECTION.UGC.AC.LK website and check the university and the correspondingcourse to ...Link
2019/07/26
21:15
NewsFirstReady to accept any challenge: Thalatha AthukoralaDuring an event held in Ratnapura, Minister of Justice Thalatha Athukorala commented on the visit by the UN special rapporteur Clement Nyaletsossi Voule. She said that they are ready to accept any challenge that comes their way and that no matter what foreign forces come their way, that they will no...Link
2019/07/26
21:15
Colombo PageChange of portfolios of two MinistriesTwo Ministers took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena today after their portfolios were amended....Link
2019/07/26
21:00
Colombo PageVerdict on former Defense Secretary's revision petition seeking release in Avant Garde case on August 30The Court of Appeal today postponed the decision of the revision petition filed by the former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa requesting the court to release him from the charges over the floating armory of the Avant Garde Maritime Services until August 30....Link
2019/07/26
20:45
Sri Lanka MirrorMangala's answer to Dhammika's garbage issuePreliminary investigations by the Customs Department have revealed that 241 containers of waste have been shipped to Sri Lanka from 27 September 2017 to 2 March 2018, Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said in Parliament.Out of them, 111 containers are in the port of Colombo and  as we first re...Link
2019/07/26
20:30
Colombo PageJapan and Sri Lanka enter into MoU on Defense Cooperation and ExchangeSri Lanka and Japan Friday inked an agreement to expand defense cooperation and exchange between the two countries in many areas, especially in maritime security....Link
2019/07/26
20:30
Daily MirrorAG declines from testifying at the PSCAttorney General Dapulla de Livera today appeared before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing Easter Sunday bomb attacks, but declined from testifying saying such an act would be detrimental when it came to performing his duties....Link
2019/07/26
20:01
Asian MirrorOpposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa Says He Will Present Proposal For Constitutional Amendment At Next Presidential ElectionOpposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said his party would present a proposal for a constitutional amendment at the next Presidential election.Speaking in Parliament, Rajapaksa said the current government had no mandate for a constitutional amendment. The Opposition Leader also added that the proposed...Link
2019/07/26
20:00
Colombo PageSri Lanka President keen to expand defense cooperation with JapanSri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has expressed Sri Lanka's keenness to expand defense cooperation with Japan when Japanese State Minister of Defense, Kenji Harada called on him at the President's Official Residence in Colombo Friday (July 26)....Link
2019/07/26
19:46
Asian MirrorLawyers Files Fundamental Rights Petition Against Recent President's Counsel Appointments: Petitioner Says 75 PCs Appointed Without CriteriaLawyer Upul Kumarapperuma filed a Fundamental Rights petition over discrepancies in appointing President's Counsels in the recent past. In his petition, Kumarapperuma argued that proper procedure had not been followed when appoiting President's Cousels over the past three years. He added 75 lawyers ...Link
2019/07/26
19:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka rupee ends weaker, bond yields stableSri Lanka’s rupee closed marginally weaker at 176.18/25 against the US dollar on Friday while bond yields were stable in dull trade, dealers said....Link
2019/07/26
19:30
Sri Lanka MirrorArrack made of artificial vinegar, take measures to suspend vinegarThe chairman of the National Movement for Consumer Rights Protection in Sri Lanka Ranjith Withanage has complained to the Presidential Secretariat calling for the banning of arrack and vinegar using artificial toddy made of ammonia and urea which is harmful to the body.He had complained to the Presi...Link
2019/07/26
19:30
Sri Lanka MirrorSocial media bosses to be brought to parliamentWith the aim of looking into the possibility of regulating social media to prevent the spread of false and revengeful statements being disseminated through social media, the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Legal Affairs (anti-corruption) and Media has decided to summon the relevant persons before th...Link
2019/07/26
19:30
Ada DeranaMuslim women urge expedited Marriage Divorce Act reformsMuslim women have had problems with regard to Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) and they have been demanding amendments for a quite some time, says former Minister Ferial Ashraff....Link
2019/07/26
19:15
Colombo PageSri Lanka tourism promotion campaign commences in SingaporeSri Lanka is safe for travelers was the key message conveyed at a briefing held by the Sri Lanka High Commission recently at an event at the Shangri-La hotel for the National Association of Travel Agents of Singapore (NATAS)....Link
2019/07/26
19:01
Lanka Business OnlineSri Lanka will be in crisis until we create equal Sri Lanka for all: MangalaADJOURNMENT DEBATE ON CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM Mr. Speaker, Following the attempted coup and Easter Sunday bombings many of our fellow citizens ask why......Link
2019/07/26
19:00
Daily MirrorRe-export waste before Aug.12: BOI tells HayleysThe Board of Investment of Sri Lanka has instructed the Hayleys Free Zone Limited (HFZL) to re-export the remaining waste lying at the Hayleys Free Zone premises on or before August 12 2019....Link
2019/07/26
18:45
Colombo TelegraphHis Master’s VoiceBy Harsha Gunasena -Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith delivered a political speech at the re-opening of Katuwapitiya St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo. Religious leaders can make political speeches, but the issue is, that certain sections of the society think that this is gospel truth. When many Budd...Link
2019/07/26
18:45
Ada DeranaVerdict on Gotabaya s revision petition pushed to Aug. 30The Court of Appeal has postponed until August 30 delivering its verdict on the revision petition filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa seeking his acquittal from the charges in the Avant-Garde case filed by the Bribery Commission....Link
2019/07/26
18:31
Hiru NewsFIRE AT HOTEL IN WEERAKETIYAA fire has broken out in a hotel in front of the Weerakeitya Rajapakse College this afternoon. Police said a gas leak has caused the fire and no one was......Link
2019/07/26
18:31
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 6.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 6.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/07/26
18:30
Colombo PageVisiting UN expert concerned over the growing prevalence of hate speech in Sri LankaThe people of Sri Lanka must act together to secure democracy, human rights and the rule of law, says the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Clément Nyaletsossi Voule....Link
2019/07/26
18:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka inflation picks up as liquidity shortages endSri Lanka's consumer prices in the 12-months to June 2019 fell to 3.8 percent from 5.0 percent in May, but the consumer price index continued to climb steadily as liquidity shortages ended....Link
2019/07/26
18:16
Hiru NewsA DOG’S STRANGE REACTION TO A RARE ANT EATERAn ant eater that came into a house in Madurangala, Welikanda has been handed over to the Welikanda wild life officials by the house owner. The ant eater......Link
2019/07/26
18:16
Hiru NewsRATHUPASWELA CASE POSTPONEDThe Rathupaswela court case regarding the murder of three civilians during a protest seeking safe drinking water to be called again on the 1st of November......Link
2019/07/26
18:15
Daily MirrorNew Constitution impossible under this Govt: MRWhile claiming that participating in constitutional reform under this government was not a feasible option, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said today they would put forward a set of proposals to reform the constitution at the forthcoming presidential elections....Link
2019/07/26
18:00
Colombo PageIFJ condemns Sri Lanka security forces obstructing journalistThe International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Free Media Movement (FMM) - Sri Lanka alleged that a journalist of a local newspaper was obstructed by security forces from covering an event and condemned the obstruction of press freedom....Link
2019/07/26
17:46
Hiru NewsTWO STUDENTS WHO BROKE THE PRINCIPAL’S CUPBOARD TO STEAL EXAM PAPERS ARRESTEDTwo students of the Maskeliya- Fairlawn Tamil School coming under the Hatton Zonal Education office have been taken into police custody for allegedly......Link
2019/07/26
17:46
Hiru NewsONE PERSON INJURED IN A SHOOT-OUT IN THE YALA SANCTUARYOne person was injured and hospitalized after a cross fire between wild life officials and a group illegally mining gems in the Menik River from section......Link
2019/07/26
17:46
Hiru NewsINDICTMENTS HANDED OVER TO MAHINDANANDA ALUTHGAMAGE AND FORMER CHAIRMAN OF SATHOSAIndictments were handed over today to former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and former CWE Chairman Nalin Ruwanjeewa Fernando today in front......Link
2019/07/26
17:46
Hiru NewsThe Attorney General leaves the Select CommitteeThe Attorney General, who had come to testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to look into the terrorist attack on Easter Sunday, left......Link
2019/07/26
17:46
Hiru NewsINTERIM REPORT ON THE QUALITY OF IMPORTED MILK POWDER HANDED TO THE PRESIDENTInterim report on the issues surrounding the quality of the milk powder imported to Sri Lanka was handed over to the President. The Presidents......Link
2019/07/26
17:46
Hiru NewsFACULTY OF ARTS OF THE RUHUNA UNIVERSITY REOPENS ON MONDAYThe university administration has announced that the Faculty of Humanities Social Sciences of the University of Ruhuna will commence its academic......Link
2019/07/26
17:45
Colombo PageSri Lanka - Singapore FTA has no connection to importation of waste materials, BOI clarifiesSri Lanka's investment promotion agency, Board of Investment has rejected the allegation that the Sri Lanka - Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA), which came into effect on 1st May 2018 enables the importation of waste and garbage to Sri Lanka as baseless....Link
2019/07/26
17:16
Asian MirrorSLFP Attempting To Delay Presidential Election: Urges Sirisena To Hold Provincial Council Election Without DelayGiving rise to suspicions whether the Sri Lanka Freedom Party is attempting to delay the Presidential elections, UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera said his party had presented a proposal to President Maithripala Sirisena to hold the Provincial Council elections without delay. Addressing a pr...Link
2019/07/26
17:15
Colombo TelegraphTowards A Just & Equal Sri Lanka For All Sri LankansBy Mangala Samaraweera -Following the attempted coup and Easter Sunday bombings many of our fellow citizens ask why our country continues to veer from one crisis to another. They are right to do so. The history of Sri Lanka is a history of crisis. In the last seventy odd years, we experience...Link
2019/07/26
17:15
EconomyNextSri Lanka's Asian Hotels and Properties posts losses in JuneSri Lanka's Asian Hotels and Properties (AHPL) plunged into a net loss of 328.3 million rupees in the June quarter from a 64.9 million rupee profit a year earlier, the firm said, after the Easter Sunday bombings....Link
2019/07/26
17:15
Daily MirrorSL, Japan should increase naval cooperation to ensure maritime security: PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena today said that as Sri Lanka and Japan are both interested in maritime security, they should further increase cooperation between the two navies to ensure international maritime security as well as safety and security in international waters....Link
2019/07/26
16:31
Hiru NewsSELECT COMMITTEE RESUMES FROM 15 MINUTE ADJOURNMENT AFTER THE ATTORNEY GENERALS STATEMENTAttorney General Dappula de Livers told the committee that he could face difficulties in performing his duties as a result of testifying before the Parliament......Link
2019/07/26
16:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks gain past 5-month highSri Lanka stocks closed 1.35 percent higher on Friday, gaining past a 5-month high, pushed up by Ceylon Cold Stores, brokers said....Link
2019/07/26
16:16
Hiru NewsPERSON KILLED IN GALEWELAA person has been attacked with a pole at the bus halt near the Galewela- Kalwewa junction.The police stated that the person was sleeping in the Dambulla......Link
2019/07/26
16:16
Hiru NewsSUPREME COURT DECISION ON STATE LANDS (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) DRAFT BILL GIVEN TO PARLIAMENTThe Supreme Court has informed Parliament that the State Land (Special Provisions) Bill cannot be included in the agenda of the Parliament without consulting......Link
2019/07/26
16:16
Hiru NewsMinimum marks for university entrance releasedThe University Grants Commission states that the Minimum Z-scores for selection to state universities based on the 2018 G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination......Link
2019/07/26
16:15
NewsFirstFormer CJ to provide a statement on Mahapola irregularitiesThe Presidential Commission probing Fraud and Corruption at State Institutions over the past 04 years is to record a statement from Former Chief Justice K. Sripavan over alleged irregularities at the Mahapola Scholarship Trust Fund. The Presidential Commission said an ASP attached to the Police Unit...Link
2019/07/26
16:15
Ada DeranaTwo faculties of Ruhuna Uni to resume academics from July 29The Faculty of Humanities Social Sciences of the University of Ruhuna is set to reopen on the 29th of July, says the administration of the university....Link
2019/07/26
15:46
Lanka Business OnlineTNA is neither here nor there today: Opposition LeaderSri Lanka’s Opposition Leader, Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is neither in the......Link
2019/07/26
15:46
Asian MirrorOpposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa Meets Dr. Shafi's Family While Ultra-Nationalist Groups Raise Concerns Over His ReleaseOpposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has met the family of Dr. Mohammed Shafi Shiyabdeen yesterday at the Opposition Leader's residence. Dr. Shafi, who was arrested amid allegations of sterilization without consent, was released on bail yetserday by the Kurunegala Magistrate. The investigation into h...Link
2019/07/26
15:46
Asian MirrorAttorney General Dappula De Livera Currently Before Parliamentary Select Committee Probing Easter Sunday AttacksAttorney General Dappula De Livera is currently appearing before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing Easter Sundaty attacks. The Attorney General initiated action against former Defence Ministry Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jayasundara over their failure to prevent the deadly te...Link
2019/07/26
15:46
Asian MirrorAttorney General Dappula De Livera Currently Before Parliamentary Select Committee Probing Easter Sunday AttacksAttorney General Dappula De Livera is currently appearing before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing Easter Sundaty attacks. The Attorney General initiated action against former Defence Ministry Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jayasundara over their failure to prevent the deadly te...Link
2019/07/26
15:46
Daily NewsManagement Faculty of Peradeniya University to re-openThe temporary closed Management Faculty of the Peradeniya University will be reopened on Monday said Vice Chancellor Upul Dissanyake.The Management Faculty had to be closed following a students’......Link
2019/07/26
15:46
Hiru NewsATTORNEY GENERAL FILES CHARGES AGAINST THE DEFENDER JEEP DRIVER REGARDING THE DEATH OF BORELLA TRAFFIC OICThe Attorney General has filed case in the Colombo High Court regarding the death of the Borella Police station OIC due to a road accident. Accordingly......Link
2019/07/26
15:46
Hiru NewsSAHARAN FOLLOWER ARRESTED IN SINGAPORESingapore police say that a follower of Saharan Hashim has been arrested along with another suspect.It is reported that the 36 year old Kuthubdeen Haja......Link
2019/07/26
15:46
Hiru NewsMUSLIM MINSTERS TO DISCUSS FURTHER REGARDING MINISTERIAL PORTFOLIOSSeven of the nine Ministers who resigned from their Ministerial portfolios have decided to discuss further regarding accepting ministerial portfolios.......Link
2019/07/26
15:46
Hiru NewsRULING ON GOTABHAYA'S PETITION FOR ACQUITTAL ON AVANTE GARDE CASE FIXED FOR AUG 30The three-member High Court today informed the defense attorney to inform the court on the 30th of this month if there are any objections to the Attorney......Link
2019/07/26
15:46
Hiru NewsTHERE IS NO DISCUSSION BETWEEN SAJITH AND THE SLFP – PA GENERAL SECRETARYUPFA General Secretary and Parliamentarian Mahinda Amaraweera stated that there is no truth to the statements that the SLFP is having discussions with......Link
2019/07/26
15:46
Hiru News235 Drunk Drivers arrested during the past 24 hoursPolice arrested 235 drunk drivers during the past 24 hours that ended at 6 am todayA special operation was launched on the 5th to arrest drunk drivers......Link
2019/07/26
15:46
Hiru News“21 YEARS OF HIRU; 21 MILLIONAIRES IN 21 DAYS” - HIRU VISITS THE HOME OF THE 12TH MILLIONAIRE WITH THE GIFTThe giving away of the largest cash prize in the history of Sri Lankan television of 21 million rupees to celebrate 21 years of Hiru, 21 millionaires......Link
2019/07/26
15:45
Colombo TelegraphDebate On The Constitutional Reform ProcessBy Mahinda Rajapaksa -There only a few more months left for the next presidential election. Is there any point in holding a debate on constitutional reform at the tail end of the tenure of a government? An initiative to amend the constitution should be taken when a government has been newly...Link
2019/07/26
15:45
Colombo TelegraphUNP Nomination Crisis: The Last Conspiracy By Counter Revolutionary Forces To Defeat Yahapalana GovernmentBy Shyamon Jayasinghe -“I only want to question why a man who has ambitions to change the country for the better should gun for the post of president after 19 A.”Myriad Faces of a Counter RevolutionIt is the historical experience of all revolutionary movements to generate counter-re...Link
2019/07/26
15:45
Colombo TelegraphEnding The Age Of Political InnocenceBy Basil Fernando - From the people’s point of view, the period that followed from 1931 to the present time could be said to be a period of political innocence. People lived for centuries under the rule of kings. Society at the time was almost totally agricultural. Most peoples’ lives were...Link
2019/07/26
15:45
Colombo TelegraphClosely Linked To Gota, Justice Aluwihare Should Have Recused Himself From SC Appeal Case ...Link
2019/07/26
15:45
NewsFirstMP Aluthgamage released on bailThe Second Permanent High Court Trial at Bar today (July 26) ordered for two accused including MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage to be released on a cash bail of Rs. 100,000 and two sureties of Rs. 01 Million each. The case against the former Minister was filed by the Commission to Investigate Allegations...Link
2019/07/26
15:45
NewsFirstMinistries of Ranjith Bandara and P. Harison amendedThe Ministerial Portfolios of Ranjith Madduma Bandara and P. Harrison were amended today (July 26). Accordingly, Ranjith Madduma Bandara is now the Minister of Public Administration, Disaster Management, and Livestock Development and P. Harrison is the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs...Link
2019/07/26
15:45
NewsFirst“SLFP will continue talks with SLPP” : Thilanga SumathipalaSri Lanka Freedom Party MP Thilanga Sumathipala said the SLFP will continue to hold talks with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and have reached an understanding on a key policy which is paramount to both parties. However, he said the SLFP is yet to finalize its decision on a candidate for the...Link
2019/07/26
15:45
Sri Lanka MirrorKule's support made me a successful bowler - MalingaSri Lanka's star pacer - Lasith Malinga, will be playing his last ODI today (26), against Bangladesh at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.It is singular that Malinga's swansong will be at his favorite stadium, a place where he had bagged 49 wickets during his ODI career.Paying tribute to the legen...Link
2019/07/26
15:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka's Teejay eyes sales to new apparel plants in Africa, South AsiaSri Lanka's Teejay Lanka Plc, one of South Asia's largest fabric mills, is eyeing sales to new apparel factories being set up in the region and Africa, a top official said....Link
2019/07/26
15:45
EconomyNextWaste imported to Sri Lanka illegally, violating Basel convention: Finance MinisterAbout 3,000 tonnes of waste had been imported to Sri Lanka illegally and a part of it had been cleared by Hayleys Free Zone, an entrepot operator, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera told parliament....Link
2019/07/26
15:45
Ada DeranaPart of Bauddhaloka Road closed till October 25A special traffic plan is to be implemented on a part of Bauddhaloka Mawatha owing to an excavation that is being carried out by the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC)....Link
2019/07/26
15:45
Ada DeranaAG Dappula de Livera begins testifying before PSCThe Attorney General of Sri Lanka Dappula de Livera is currently giving evidence before the Parliamentary Select Committee inquiring into the Easter Sunday terror attacks....Link
2019/07/26
15:45
Ada DeranaD.A. Rajapaksa Museum case against Gotabaya moved to AugustThe Permanent High Court at Bar has moved the hearing the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum case, filed against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and six others, to August 30 as the Supreme Court has issued an order preventing the hearing of the evidence of case temporarily....Link
2019/07/26
15:45
Ada Derana22-year-old who attended Zahran s lectures arrestedColombo Crimes Division (CCD) has arrested a suspect who has had links with Zahran Hashim, the ringleader of terror attacks on Easter Sunday and the leader of National Thowheed Jamath....Link
2019/07/26
15:45
Ada DeranaSri Lanka keen to expand defence cooperation with Japan - PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lanka is very keen to expand defence cooperation with Japan. He said this when Japanese State Minister of Defence, Kenji Harada called on him at the President s Official Residence in Colombo today (July 26)....Link
2019/07/26
15:45
Daily MirrorDappula De Livera before PSCAttorney General Dappula De Livera commenced giving evidence before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday’s attacks a short while ago....Link
2019/07/26
13:16
Daily NewsOver Rs. 660 million compensated under the “Suraksha” insuranceA sum of Rs 664 million has been compensated under the “Suraksha” insurance policy of students from December 1st, 2018 to July 18th.The Suraksha insurance policy was......Link
2019/07/26
13:16
Hiru NewsCENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR INDRAJITH COOMARASWAMY TESTIFIES BEFORE THE SELECT COMMITTEECentral Bank Governor Indrajith Coomaraswamy testified before the Parliament Select Committee appointed to look into the Easter attacks. Our correspondent......Link
2019/07/26
13:16
Hiru NewsTWO KILLED IN AN ACCIDENT IN HANGURANKETHATwo individuals were killed and four others were injured and hospitalised in an accident that took place in the Rotupihilla area in Hanguranketha yesterday. The......Link
2019/07/26
13:15
NewsFirstMangala makes a strong statement on imported garbageMinister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera stated in Parliament a short while ago that lawyers have been asked to find out whether criminal charges can be filed against the importation of garbage into the country. The Minister said that although it is common law to impose a fine, which is three times t...Link
2019/07/26
13:15
Sri Lanka MirrorIndictments served on Aluthgamage, ex-Sathosa Chairman over misappropriation caseIndictments have been filed against Parliamentarian Mahindananda Aluthgamage and another former state officer over a misappropriation case at the second Special High Court today (Jul 26).The suspects have been accused of misusing Rs 53 million belonging to state-run Sathosa - a retail business, to p...Link
2019/07/26
13:15
Sri Lanka MirrorAG files amended charge sheet against Gotabhaya, six other over museum caseThe Attorney General has filed an amended charge sheet at the Special High Court against seven suspects including former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaska over a misappropriation case.The suspects have been accused of misappropriating state funds worth Rs 33.9 million in the construction of the ...Link
2019/07/26
13:15
Daily MirrorUS Justice Dept resumes use of death penalty, schedules 5 executionsThe U.S. Justice Department on Thursday reinstated a two-decades-long dormant policy allowing the federal government’s use of capital punishment and immediately scheduled the executions for five death row federal inmates....Link
2019/07/26
13:01
Asian MirrorSLPP Signs Agreement With 10 Political Parties To Form Common Alliance: Signing Ceremony At Opposition Leader's ResidenceThe Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna today signed an agreement with 10 other political parties to form an alliance. A party spokesman said the alliance would be formed aiming to secure victory at the next Presidential election. ]The 10 political parties are minor parties that are not represented in Parli...Link
2019/07/26
13:00
Ada DeranaRanjith Madduma Bandara and P. Harrison change portfoliosMinisters Ranjith Madduma Bandara and P. Harrison took oaths once again today after their portfolios were amended....Link
2019/07/26
13:00
Ada DeranaDriver flees as police seize firearm from inside DefenderA foreign-manufactured firearm with a magazine containing two live ammunition rounds has been taken into police custody from a Defender that was searched at a police roadblock in Weeraketiya area....Link
2019/07/26
13:00
Ada DeranaDriver indicted in Borella Traffic OIC hit-and-run deathThe Attorney General today filed indictment in the Colombo High Court against Navindu Umesh Ratnayake, the driver of the vehicle involved in the road accident that caused the death of the Traffic OIC of the Borella Police....Link
2019/07/26
13:00
Daily MirrorUS Justice Dept resumes use of death penalty, schedules 5 executionsThe U.S. Justice Department on Thursday reinstated a two-decades-long dormant policy allowing the federal government’s use of capital punishment and immediately scheduled the executions for five death row federal inmates....Link
2019/07/26
12:46
News HubIndia to probe ‘first’ case related to Sri Lanka Easter AttacksThe National Investigating Agency is all set to register itsfirst case related to the Sri Lanka blasts, with the centre on Thursdaynotifying......Link
2019/07/26
12:45
Ada DeranaMan sleeping in a bus stop brutally assaulted and murderedA person who had been sleeping at a small bus stop at Kalawewa Junction in Galewela has been brutally assaulted and murdered by another individual this morning....Link
2019/07/26
12:31
Lanka Business OnlineSrilankan Airlines corporate offices relocate to Airline Centre, KatunayakeAll corporate offices of SriLankan Airlines which were located at the World Trade Centre, Colombo have now been relocated to......Link
2019/07/26
12:31
Daily NewsPortfolios of two ministries have been changedTwo Ministers Ranjith Madduma Bandara and P Harison took oaths today after their portfolios were amended, stated the President’s Media Division.Minister of Public Administration, Disaster Management......Link
2019/07/26
12:30
Sri Lanka MirrorSection of Yala closed for two monthsThe Yala National Park will be closed temporarily to local and foreign tourists from September 1 till October 31, the Wildlife Conservation Department said.The closure of the park is to improve infrastructure facilities at the park, the Department noted.Accordingly, the Wildlife Department said it w...Link
2019/07/26
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EconomyNextMorison Sri Lanka June quarter profits fall on lower salesNet profits at Morison Plc, a Sri Lankan pharmaceuticals firm, fell 75.3 percent from a year earlier to 19 million rupees in the June quarter, amid a slowdown in revenue, the firm said in its interim financial report....Link
2019/07/26
12:30
Daily MirrorRural Economic Affairs and Livestock Development swapped among ministersThe Rural Economic Affairs subject held by Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara and the Livestock Development subject held by Minister P. Harrison had been swapped among the two ministers, the President’s Media Division said....Link
2019/07/26
12:16
Hiru NewsSRI LANKA PODUJANA PERAMUNA SIGNS MOU WITH 10 POLITICAL PARTIESSri Lanka Podujana Peramuna signs memorandum of understanding with 10 political parties. This took place at the official residence of opposition leader......Link
2019/07/26
12:16
Hiru NewsREVISION OF SUBJECT AREAS FOR MINISTER P HARRISON AND MINSTER RANJIT MADDUMA BANDARASteps have been taken to revise the subject areas of the two Ministers. The subject areas of Minster P Harrison and Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara have......Link
2019/07/26
12:15
NewsFirstUS government death penalty move draws sharp criticism* This article originally appeared on www.bbc.com The US federal government’s move to resume executions after a 16-year hiatus has drawn sharp criticism from rights groups and leading Democrats. Several candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination called for the death penalty to be abolishe...Link
2019/07/26
12:15
NewsFirstBoris Johnson’s Brexit policy ‘unacceptable’ – EU negotiator* Thia article originally appeared on www.bbc.com Top European officials have rebuffed the Brexit policy of Boris Johnson after his first speech to UK MPs. The new prime minister said he was committed to “getting rid” of the Irish border backstop, which has long been a bone of contention in negotiat...Link
2019/07/26
12:15
Sri Lanka MirrorManagement Faculty of Pera to reopen on MondayThe Faculty of Management at the University of Peradeniya will recommence academic activates on the 29th of July, says the Vice-Chancellor of the university. ...Link
2019/07/26
12:00
Sri Lanka MirrorFmr. EP Commandant says he warned Zahran in 2014Former Commandant Eastern Province Major General Lal Perera yesterday said he had warned National Thowheed Jamaath Leader Zahran in 2014 to desist from extremist activities he was engaged in.Major General Perera said this while testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the E...Link
2019/07/26
12:00
Daily MirrorGotabhaya arrives at Special High CourtFormer Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa arrived at the Special High Court Trial-at- Bar for the hearing of the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum case....Link
2019/07/26
11:46
Daily NewsMan injured in Yala Forest Reserve shootingA shootout between illegal gem miners and forest rangers at the Yala Forest Reserve have occurred yesterday.The Police Media Spokesman's said that , the group had been engaged in illegal gem in block......Link
2019/07/26
11:45
Ada DeranaManagement Faculty of Peradeniya Uni to reopen on July 29The Faculty of Management at the University of Peradeniya will recommence academic activates on the 29th of July, says the Vice-Chancellor of the university....Link
2019/07/26
11:30
Daily NewsSpecial traffic plan near Bauddhaloka Mw till October 25A special traffic plan in progress from Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha at Bauddhaloka Mawatha to Thummulla Roundabout from today until October 25.The traffic plan has been put into effect following the......Link
2019/07/26
11:30
Hiru NewsSHOWERS EXPECTED TODAY IN SEVERAL PARTS OF THE COUNTRYThe meteorology department says that showers are expected today in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, and Central provinces and in the districts of Galle and Matara. Some......Link
2019/07/26
11:30
Sri Lanka MirrorUS to resume federal executions after 2003The US federal government is to resume executing death-row inmates after a 16-year hiatus, the justice department has announced.Attorney General William Barr said in a statement he had directed the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to schedule the executions of five inmates.Mr Barr said the five had been conv...Link
2019/07/26
11:30
EconomyNextEntrepôt trading in Sri Lanka does not permit waste recycling: BOISri Lanka's entrepôt trading license does not permit recycling of waste, which is a specialized business requiring separate approvals under applicable environmental and other regulations, Sri Lanka's investment promotion agency said....Link
2019/07/26
11:30
Daily MirrorSLPP signs MoU with 10 political partiesThe Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 10 political parties to form a new political alliance....Link
2019/07/26
11:16
NewsFirstStock of Ammunition discovered from a canal in PuttalamA stock of ammunition was found from a canal in the Puttalam town.This was based on a tip-off received by a group of Puttalam Municipal Council employees. Among the discovered ammunition are 3 T-56 ammunition shells, 180 rounds of T-56 ammunition, 5 12-gauge type ammunition,03 anti-aircraft ammuniti...Link
2019/07/26
11:16
NewsFirstShootout in Yala Forest Reserve injures oneA shootout occurred between illegal gem miners and forest rangers at the Yala Forest Reserve. Police said the suspects had been mining for gems in block 3 of the forest reserve. One suspect was injured in the shooting, three others had fled the area The injured suspect has been identified as a 23-ye...Link
2019/07/26
11:16
NewsFirstCentral Environmental Authority requests Government Analysts report on imported wasteThe Central Environmental Authority has requested the Government Analyst to submit a report on the containers of garbage imported to Sri Lanka from the UK. Director of the Hazardous and Chemical Waste Management Unit Ajith Weerasundara said, there are 102 containers of this nature at the Colombo Por...Link
2019/07/26
11:16
NewsFirstCentral Cultural Fund makes a remarkable archaeological discovery from ThoppigalaPersonnel attached to the Central Cultural Fund made a remarkable archaeological discovery in Thoppigala. The discovery includes the remnants of a monastery complex and ancient statues. Operations Director of the Central Cultural Fund Professor Sumanasiri Wawuge said epigraphs which dates back to th...Link
2019/07/26
11:16
NewsFirstSLPP joins forces with several partiesSeveral political parties joined forces with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna this morning (July 26) and entered into an alliance. The parties which signed the agreement are ; The Mawbima Janatha Party of Hemakumara Nanayakkara The Lanka Workers United Front of S. Sabhathiran. The Tamil United Freedo...Link
2019/07/26
11:16
NewsFirstSupreme Court determination on land billThe Supreme Court has determined, the State Land Special Provisions Bill is a subject which comes under the purview of the Provincial Councils and before it is included into the Parliamentary Agenda, approval must be sought from the respective Provincial Councils....Link
2019/07/26
11:01
Daily News235 drunk drivers arrested within 24 hoursA total number of 5497 motorists have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol from July 5 to July 26, the police media said.   A special island-wide operation was commenced......Link
2019/07/26
11:00
Ground ViewsA Violent Past, An Uneasy PresentFeatured image by author: Tilly’s Beach Hotel, Mount Lavinia, which was burned by mobs in July 1983 The true stories of the violence on July 1983 are not captured in newspaper headlines.......Link
2019/07/26
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EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks, rupee open higherSri Lanka’s stocks opened 0.72 percent higher while rupee was stronger at 176.05/15 against the US dollar on Friday and bond yields were stable, dealers said....Link
2019/07/26
11:00
Ada Derana10 political parties ink MoU with SLPPTen political parties that are not with the Joint Opposition so far and not represented in the Parliament have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna a short while ago, says Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/07/26
10:46
Lanka Business OnlineBOI issues directive to Hub Operators banning importation of post-consumer materialsSri Lanka’s Board of Investment has issued a directive to all Hub Operators prohibiting with immediate effect,......Link
2019/07/26
10:46
Hiru NewsPOHOTTUWA TO FORM AN ALLIANCE TODAYSri Lanka Podujana Peramuna will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding today with several recognised political parties. This will be at the official......Link
2019/07/26
10:45
Colombo PageOver Rs. 660 million benefits paid to school children under Suraksha Insurance schemeSri Lanka's Ministry of Education says the Suraksha Insurance scheme implemented for students island wide has provided benefits exceeding Rs. 664 million since its inception....Link
2019/07/26
10:30
Colombo PageAttorney General and Central Bank Governor scheduled to appear before the PSC todayThe Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to investigate the Easter Sunday bomb attack has decided to summon the Governor of the Central Bank Indrajit Coomaraswamy bore the Committee today....Link
2019/07/26
10:30
EconomyNextAsian markets tumble after disappointing US earningsAsian markets were down across the board on Friday after disappointing US earnings and a bearish outlook on hopes for a Fed rate cut weighed on Wall Street overnight....Link
2019/07/26
10:16
Hiru NewsANOTHER CLOSE ASSOCIATE OF SAHARAN ARRESTED IN NAWALAPITIYAAnother close associate of Saharan who had received arms training at a camp in Hambantota has been arrested by the Colombo Crime Division. According to......Link
2019/07/26
10:16
Hiru NewsMAN SHOT IN KULIYAPITIYAA person was injured and hospitalized following a shooting which took place at the Kuliyapitiya- Apaladeniya Junction. Police stated that a group of persons......Link
2019/07/26
10:15
Colombo PageTeejay Lanka announces entering into a MoU with leading Chinese firm to manufacture lace in IndiaListed knit fabric maker, Teejay Lanka PLC, has announced plans to partner with a leading Chinese company to venture into the manufacture of lace, thereby significantly expanding the company's product portfolio....Link
2019/07/26
10:01
Lanka Business OnlineSri Lanka’s 1st dollar sovereign bond fund poised for global investorsStrong demand on the recent issuance of Sri Lankan International Sovereign Bonds (ISB) signals potential for a strong......Link
2019/07/26
10:01
Asian MirrorNo President Can Get Elected Without Muslim Votes: Former Governor Hizbullah Says In KattankudiNo President will be able to get elected without Muslim votes, former Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hizbullah said.Addressing a gathering in Kattankudi, all Presidents in Sri Lanka from J.R. Jayewardene to Maithripala Sirisena needed the support of Muslims. Hizbullah was forced to resign from h...Link
2019/07/26
10:00
Ada DeranaCBSL Governor commences giving evidence before PSCGovernor of Central Bank Sri Lanka Indrajit Coomaraswamy has commenced giving evidence before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee a short while ago....Link
2019/07/26
10:00
Daily MirrorGotabaya arrives at Special High CourtFormer Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has arrived at the Special High Court Trial-at- Bar for the hearing of the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum case....Link
2019/07/26
09:46
Daily NewsMan injured in Kuliyapitiya shootingA 31-year-old man was injured following a shooting incident at Apaladeniya Junction in Kuliyapitiya.The victim had been riding a motorbike when a group of unidentified persons had arrived in a van......Link
2019/07/26
09:45
Sri Lanka MirrorDr. Shafi granted bail!The Kirunegala Magistrate’s Court ordered The Kurunegala Hospital Doctor Mohommed Shafi to be released on bail last night (25).Accordingly, the suspected doctor was released on four personal bails each adding up to Rs 2.5 million and a cash bail of Rs 250,000.The Kurunegala Magistrate Sampath Hewawa...Link
2019/07/26
09:45
Daily MirrorUS Justice Dept resumes use of death penalty,schedules 5 executionsThe U.S. Justice Department on Thursday reinstated a two-decades-long dormant policy allowing the federal government’s use of capital punishment and immediately scheduled the executions for five death row federal inmates....Link
2019/07/26
09:31
Daily NewsOne held for illegal fishingNaval personnel held a person for engaging in illegal fishing in the seas off Norway island,Trincomalee.The crew of a Coastal Patrol Craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command, during a patrol......Link
2019/07/26
09:31
Hiru NewsSPECIAL TRAFFIC PLAN ON BAUDDHALOKA MAWATHA FROM TODAYA special traffic plan will be in operation from the Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha junction of Bauddhaloka Mawatha to Thummulla Roundabout from today until......Link
2019/07/26
09:31
Hiru NewsFORMER DEFENSE SECRETARY GOTABAYA BEFORE THE SPECIAL HIGH COURTFormer Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse appeared before the special High Court a short while ago....Link
2019/07/26
09:30
Colombo PageSriLankan Airlines and MAS Holdings introduces novel passenger experience at BIA's Serendib LoungeSriLankan Airlines has teamed up with MAS Holdings to elevate their business class passenger experience with Spryng - a smart accessory that is guaranteed to rejuvenate transiting passengers or make ready those embarking on long distance flights....Link
2019/07/26
09:30
Sri Lanka MirrorKule's support made me a successful bowler - MalingaSri Lanka's star pacer - Lasith Malinga, will be playing his last ODI today (26), against Bangladesh at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.It is singular that Malinga's swansong will be at his favorite stadium, a place where he had bagged 49 wickets during his ODI career.Paying tribute to the legen...Link
2019/07/26
09:30
Sri Lanka MirrorNo human remains in waste containers - CustomsThe Sri Lanka Customs Media Spokesman Sunil Jayaratne stated that so far no human remains had been found in the containers of waste materials imported from the UK.He stated that due to the bad smell emanating from these containers, it is only suspected that there could be human parts.Meanwhile, MP H...Link
2019/07/26
09:30
Sri Lanka MirrorMuslim Congress not in the UNP coalitionThe Muslim Congress has taken a decision not to sign the MoU to join the National Democratic Front headed by the UNP, until it has been decided who would be the presidential candidate, it is reported.Therefore, the Muslim Congress would not be signing the agreement on August 05th, when the UNP led c...Link
2019/07/26
09:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka's Dunamis Capital in talks to sell shares of First CapitalSri Lanka's Dunamis Capital Plc, said that it is looking to sell shares of its subsidiary First Capital Holdings Plc, an investment bank, with discussions with an investor at a preliminary stage....Link
2019/07/26
09:30
Ada DeranaUS marine corps delegation meets Eastern naval officialsA delegation of United States Marine Corps Forces, Pacific and the United States Defence Attaché office in Sri Lanka have met with Deputy Area Commander Eastern Naval Area, Commodore Jayantha Kularathna, the Navy said....Link
2019/07/26
09:30
Daily MirrorSampanthan calls for 1978 Constitution to be replacedTNA Leader R. Sampanthan yesterday (25), introducing a motion in parliament, called for the Constitution introduced in 1978 to be abolished and a new one brought in....Link
2019/07/26
09:17
News HubAnother associate of Zahran arrested in NawalapitiyaAn individual who had close ties with Mohamed Zahran, themastermind behind the Easter Sunday terror attack was arrested in Nawalapitiyayesterday (Jul 25)....Link
2019/07/26
09:16
Daily NewsShowers expected in several placesShowers will occur at several places in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, North-Western and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts and fairly heavy falls about 50 mm can be expected at some......Link
2019/07/26
09:15
NewsFirstSpecial traffic plan near Bauddhaloka MawathaPolice say a special traffic plan is to be imposed near Bauddhaloka Mawatha for a period of three months. Accordingly, traffic will be restricted for those leaving Colombo from the Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha junction to the Thummulla roundabout. Alternatively, vehicles entering Bauddhaloka Mawatha ...Link
2019/07/26
09:15
Sri Lanka MirrorDr. Shafi granted bail!The Kirunegala Magistrate’s Court ordered The Kurunegala Hospital Doctor Mohommed Shafi to be released on bail last night (25).Accordingly, the suspected doctor was released on four personal bails each adding up to Rs 2.5 million and a cash bail of Rs 250,000.The Kurunegala Magistrate Sampath Hewawa...Link
2019/07/26
09:15
Ada DeranaGotabaya arrives at Special HCFormer Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has arrived at the Permanent High Court at Bar for the hearing of the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum case, says Ada Derana correspondent....Link
2019/07/26
09:00
Sri Lanka MirrorWaste importer Sasikumaran admits fault : Media briefing to clear Hayleys todayIn an e-mail sent to the Group Director of Hayleys Advantis Ltd Asanka Ratnayake, the owner of Ceylon Metal Processing Corporation (pvt) Ltd Sasikumaran Muthuramar had apologised for the crisis caused by the import of waste from the UK to Sri Lanka.He had notified the Hayleys Group Director that he ...Link
2019/07/26
09:00
Ada DeranaAG Central Bank Governor to testify before PSC todayThe Special Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to probe the Easter Sunday carnage is set to convene this morning (26)....Link
2019/07/26
08:45
FTMore power to the people; and more people to power!IN THE LEAD UP TO THE PRESIDENTIAL POLL… several trends persuade me that, this time, “something’s gotta give”. Change is in the air; and it’s conflicting with custom, ritual and tradition.. First, there’s “the usual suspects”: the arrogant assumption by the mainstream political parties that the elec...Link
2019/07/26
08:45
Ada DeranaBelek Saman shot by unidentified gunmen at KuliyapitiyaA motorcyclist has been injured in a shooting at Apaladeniya Junction in Kuliyapitiya....Link
2019/07/26
08:31
Hiru NewsDr. Shafi granted bailRemanded Kurunegala hospital doctor Saafi Shihaabdeen left court last night after fulfilling bail conditions. Heavy security had been deployed around......Link
2019/07/26
08:31
Hiru NewsAttorney General and Central Bank governor before the select committee todayThe Parliamentary Select Committee inquiring into the Easter Sunday attack meets again today. While the session begins at 9 a.m. Committee chairman, deputy......Link
2019/07/26
08:30
Ada DeranaUS government orders first federal executions since 2003The US federal government is to resume executing death-row inmates after a 16-year hiatus, the justice department has announced....Link
2019/07/26
08:30
Ada DeranaSingapore detains two men seeking to join IS, including a follower of ZahranTwo Singaporeans accused of intending to join the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria have been detained without trial under the city-state s tough security laws, authorities said Thursday....Link
2019/07/26
08:30
Daily MirrorRemaining seven Muslim MPs to be sworn-in todayThe remaining seven out of the nine Muslim parliamentarians who resigned their Ministerial portfolios, are to be sworn-in as Cabinet Ministers before President Maithripala Sirisena this morning at the Presidential Secretariat in the same positions they held previously....Link
2019/07/26
08:15
EconomyNextRe-nationalization will harm Sri Lanka films again: Industry pioneerSri Lanka's plan to re-nationalize film distribution in Sri Lanka signals a return to a failed era and will cripple the industry which is already facing competition from online platforms, CT holdings a top industry player has warned....Link
2019/07/26
08:00
EconomyNextRe-nationalization may cripple Sri Lanka films industry: Ceylon ThreatresSri Lanka's plan to re-nationalize film distribution in Sri Lanka signals a return to a failed era and will cripple the industry which is already facing competition from online platforms, CT holdings a top industry player has warned....Link
2019/07/26
08:00
EconomyNextEuro gyrates as ECB signals likely rate cutThe euro gyrated Thursday after the European Central Bank signaled it could soon undertake new stimulus measures and cut rates to boost flagging growth and inflation in Europe....Link
2019/07/26
07:30
Daily MirrorAjith Perera urges social media giants probedNon-Cabinet Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology, Ajith P. Perera in a letter addressed to the Secretary of the Sectoral Oversight Committee of Legal Affairs, Corruption and Media had requested to arrange an investigation on curbing hate speech and fake news on social media....Link
2019/07/26
07:15
NewsFirstEVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAYYour Friday Morning Brief 1. The Attorney General assures the Court of Appeal that the garbage at the Colombo Port and the Katunayake free trade zone that was brought down from overseas will be retained at the same locations in a manner that would not harm the environment. 2.Sri Lanka Podujana...Link
2019/07/26
07:00
EconomyNext'Foreign interference': Sri Lanka blocks UN meeting with judgesSri Lanka's parliament has blocked a visiting UN human rights expert from meeting with judges hearing war crimes cases, citing fears of foreign interference in the judicial system....Link
2019/07/26
06:15
FTSri Lanka tourism promotion campaign commences in SingaporeSri Lanka is safe for travellers was the key message conveyed at a briefing held by the Sri Lanka High Commission yesterday at the Shangri-La hotel for the National Association of Travel Agents of Singapore (NATAS). The event was organised in association with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau a...Link
2019/07/26
06:15
FTSri Lanka participates at Second Annual Royal Commonwealth Showcase 2019The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto, as a part of country promotion/tourism promotion program 2019, participated at the Second Annual Commonwealth Showcase, organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Commonwealth on 20 July at the National His...Link
2019/07/26
06:15
FTEmirates Skywards rolls out new partnership and special offersMembers of Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty program of Emirates and flydubai, can use travel and shopping spends from their summer holiday this year to earn more Skywards Miles that can get them closer to their next dream getaway. Miles earned through Emirates Skywards special offers can...Link
2019/07/26
06:15
FTRaja Jewellers Kandy branch celebrates first anniversaryRaja Jewellers, the monarch of the gold world, ceremonially celebrated the first anniversary of its presence in the city of Kandy. Having opened on July 2018, the Kandy branch of Raja Jewellers has attracted not only the attention, but also the trust and confidence of the customers in central hills....Link
2019/07/26
06:15
FTCelebrate the glamour of branded watchesAs always GMT celebrates the world’s finest fashion brands with its vast assortment of branded watches. With new arrivals to GMT’s awesome range of watches, consumers, collectors and watch enthusiasts alike will find an exclusive array of vibrantly attractive timepieces from such globally reputed br...Link
2019/07/26
06:00
EconomyNextLanka IOC back in losses in June quarterLanka IOC a unit of Indian Oil Corporation reported a loss of 239.18 million rupees for the June 2019 quarter, reversing from a profit of 246 million rupees a year earlier....Link
2019/07/26
06:00
FTMore power to the people; and more people to power!IN THE LEAD UP TO THE PRESIDENTIAL POLL… several trends persuade me that, this time, “something’s gotta give”. Change is in the air; and it’s conflicting with custom, ritual and tradition.. First, there’s “the usual suspects”: the arrogant assumption by the mainstream political parties that the elec...Link
2019/07/26
06:00
FT‘Gospel truth’ of the CardinalCardinal Malcolm Ranjith delivered a political speech at the reopening of Katuwapitiya St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo. Religious leaders can make political speeches, but the issue is, that certain sections of the society think that this is gospel truth. When many Buddhist Bhikkus speak politics i...Link
2019/07/26
06:00
FTLeaders vs. leadershipHR Guru Professor Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business says in this exclusive interview that an individual leader matters, but an organisation’s leadership matters very much more over time. In the interview Prof. Ulrich shares key insights on leadership and succession ...Link
2019/07/26
06:00
FTFox and the poultry penDespite being a small island, the quantum and the value of property belonging to the State of Sri Lanka is immense. All State lands, the ocean surrounding the island, tanks and reservoirs, streams and rivers, abundance of natural beauty, ecological and environmental system, space, water and air, nat...Link
2019/07/26
06:00
FTGenuine leadership vs. paradox management strategiesWe are dreaming of having a genuine leader to lead our respective organisations to achieve desired results. When competent leaders lead from the front it is a pleasure to work in such organisations. The subordinates feel much secured within their parameters when working under a competent leader. The...Link
2019/07/26
06:00
FT‘Tiesh Blue Empress’, world’s largest commercial Blue Star Sapphire now on display in KandyThe world’s largest-ever commercial Blue Star Sapphire now resides in Kandy, Sri Lanka at ‘Tiesh’, Sri Lanka’s largest Gems and Jewellery Emporium at No. 676, Peradeniya Road in the country’s central hill capital.. The ‘Tiesh Blue Empress’, as she has been christened, weighs 332 carats and is a Ceyl...Link
2019/07/26
06:00
FTFacets 2019 to promote local gem and jewellery industry with bigger and better showBy Divya Thotawatte. In a bid to attract international dealers to Sri Lanka’s industry, the launch of the 29th edition of Facets International Gem and Jewellery Exhibition, which promises a ‘bigger and better’ show than ever before, was announced recently.. Facets International Gem and Jewellery Exh...Link
2019/07/26
05:45
Daily MirrorSampanthan calls for 1978 Constitution to be replacedIntroducing a motion in parliament, TNA Leader R. Sampanthan yesterday called for the Constitution introduced in 1978 to be abolished and a new one brought in....Link
2019/07/26
05:00
Daily MirrorFmr. EP Commandant says he warned Zahran in 2014Former Commandant Eastern Province Major General Lal Perera yesterday said he had warned National Thowheed Jamaath Leader Zahran in 2014 to desist from extremist activities he was engaged in....Link
2019/07/26
04:46
Daily News‘TUs, cat’s paws of political parties’Trade unions and Leftist Movements have become the cat’s paws of political parties, SLFP Parliamentarian Weerakumara Dissanayake said.He was speaking to the media at the 39th......Link
2019/07/26
04:46
Daily NewsParliamentLeaders’ drawbacks delay constitutional reforms – BimalThe attempts to bring about constitutional reforms to abolish the Executive Presidency and to change electoral system......Link
2019/07/26
04:46
Daily NewsSLFP CC asks President to seek SC opinion on holding PC pollsThe Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Central Committee (CC) unanimously proposed to President Maithripala Sirisena to immediately inquire the Supreme Court’s opinion on holding the Provincial Council......Link
2019/07/26
04:46
Daily NewsView from the Nila MeduraView from the Nila Medura: The Nila Medura, the 21-storey new building of the Home Affairs Ministry constructed at a cost of Rs. 5,583 million was opened by Prime Minister......Link
2019/07/26
04:46
Daily NewsFormer IGP constituted a committee to investigate signs of extremismFormer Inspector General of Police N.K. Illangakoon testifying before the Parliament Select Committee said that when information surfaced of Sri Lankans migrating to Syria to......Link
2019/07/26
04:46
Daily NewsA wealth of information existed prior to April 21 attacks - Senior DIG M.R LatiffM.R Latiff, Senior DIG and Commandant of the Special Task Force testifying before the Parliament Select Committee mandated to probe the Easter Sunday terror attacks said that......Link
2019/07/26
04:46
Daily NewsPM appoints three member committee to look into Ranjan’s statementPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday appointed a three member committee to look into the statement made by Highways and Road Development State Minister Ranjan......Link
2019/07/26
04:46
Daily NewsNo one in my Ministry exerted undue influence on judges - MarapanaForeign Minister Tilak Marapana refuted allegations that anyone in his ministry had attempted to exert undue influence on the judiciary by asking judges to discuss specific cases with visiting......Link
2019/07/26
04:30
FTTea promotion levy to be split equally between promotions and replanting: NavinBy Chathuri Dissanayake . The Government has decided to allocate 50% of the tea promotion and marketing levy to fund replanting, while the rest is to be allocated for promotional activities, Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake said.. “The split will take effect from August, and we hope ...Link
2019/07/26
04:30
FTTea Board to supply 15 m nursery plants to cover 1,000 hectares by 1Q 2020By Charumini de Silva The Government has begun an initiative to supply 15 million quality nursery plants to tea smallholders, to cover an area of 1,000 hectares by first half of North-East monsoon by 2020, in a bid to increase tea production. Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake said tha...Link
2019/07/26
04:30
FTPA warns of irreversible damage to SL oil palm industry if seedling crisis not resolved in 3 monthsThe Planters’ Association of Ceylon (PA) on Wednesday sounded the alarm on the escalating Rs. 500 million oil palm seedling crisis, warning of dire and irreversible damage to the industry within the next three months if definitive action is not taken to reverse the de facto ban on oil palm cultivati...Link
2019/07/26
04:02
FTCFA Institute Chief in Sri Lanka next weekThis visit is an acknowledgement of continued efforts of the CFA Society Sri Lanka to improve financial literacy and to promote the highest e...Link
2019/07/26
04:02
FTAsian shares tick higher, euro near two-month lows before ECB decisionSYDNEY/SHANGHAI (Reuters): Asian shares rose after a cautious start, while the euro hovered near two-month lows as soft economic data fuelled hopes the European Central Bank could cut rates at its meeting on Thursday. Those hopes are set to lift European shares, with pan-region Euro Stoxx 50 futures...Link
2019/07/26
04:02
FTNew online payment solution for small biz owners connected by Genie and PayHereGenie, the first and only PCI-DSS certified Sri Lankan mobile payment application powered by Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, with the backing of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, has partnered PayHere, Sri Lanka’s first authorised payment aggregator platform, to introduce ...Link
2019/07/26
03:47
FTSeylan Bank and Ceylinco Life in Bancassurance partnershipThe bank with a heart entered into a strategic partnership with Ceylinco Life, with an objective of providing first class Bancassurance services to its diverse clientele.. Through this joint effort, Seylan Bank enabled its customers to enjoy tailor-made Bancassurance services along with the opportun...Link
2019/07/26
03:47
FTSri Lanka Insurance recognises top sales achieversOne of the most glamorous and star-studded events on the calendar of Sri Lanka Insurance took place at the BMICH last week when the best sales personnel of the company were recognised and rewarded for their outstanding performance during the year 2018. The Star Awards 2019 was organised amidst much...Link
2019/07/26
03:47
FTPRISL elects Kaushal Rajapaksa to lead new teamThe Plastics and Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka (PRISL) elected a new team to guide its affairs at its Annual General Meeting held recently. PRISL as it is popularly known, is the country’s apex body for providing education and training for employees in the plastics and rubber industry. Heading the ...Link
2019/07/26
03:47
FTNCE to conduct top forum for exportersSri Lanka as a developing country has long moved away from traditional exports including commodities, in view of the need for the country to diversify the export basket of products and services, to keep abreast of the competition from peer countries in the Asian region.. In this context, despite val...Link
2019/07/26
03:47
FTMoving towards economic resurgence“Businesses playing a role in regaining and sustaining Sri Lanka’s economic resurgence is of great relevance, especially as the country is experiencing a feeling of uncertainty and challenges,” stated MAS Holdings Chairman Deshamanya Mahesh Amalean. Speaking about Sri Lanka’s current economic contex...Link
2019/07/26
03:47
FTKnit fabric giant Teejay announces plans to diversify into laceTeejay Lanka PLC, Sri Lanka’s only multinational textile mill, has announced plans to partner with a leading Chinese company to venture in to the manufacture of lace, thereby significantly expanding the company’s product portfolio.. As a first step, Teejay is to commence dying, finishing, and scallo...Link
2019/07/26
03:30
FTSLFP to go before SC for PC pollsThe Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Central Committee has proposed Provincial Council elections must be held before the Presidential Election, a top official said yesterday.. SLFP General Secretary Dayas...Link
2019/07/26
03:30
FTPolitical VVIPs to kick off National Conference on Peace, Harmony and Coexistence on 30 JulyA unique National Conference on Peace, Harmony and Coexistence to be held on 30 July from 4 p.m. at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo 7 will see a plethora of political VVIPs given its significance.. President Maithripala Sirisena will be the Chief Guest at the event. It will be attended by leaders ...Link
2019/07/26
03:30
FTDr. Shafi granted bailDr. Mohamed Shafi Shihabdeen of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital, who was accused of illegally sterilising women, was granted bail yesterday. . During the hearing, the Court released the accused doctor on a cash bail of Rs. 250,000 and four surety bails worth Rs 2.5 million. Dr. Shafi was also order...Link
2019/07/26
03:30
FTCEA writes to BASEL Secretariat on waste containersThe Central Environmental Authority (CEA) yesterday wrote to the BASEL Convention Secretariat regarding the importation of 111 containers of hazardous waste from United Kingdom, while requesting the Government Analyst for an expert analysis of the contents. “We have written to the BASEL Convention S...Link
2019/07/26
03:30
FTBOI orders Hayleys Free Zone to re-export cargo before 12 AugustThe Board of Investment (BoI) yesterday said it has directed Hayleys Free Zone Limited to re-export the cargo remaining in the Katunayake Export Processing Zone on or before 12 August, and also prohibited all hub operators from importing post-consumer materials for re-export or any other process.. T...Link
2019/07/26
03:30
FTShares close highest in nearly 5 months; rupee fallsREUTERS: Sri Lankan shares rose for a third straight session on Thursday to hit their highest close in nearly five months, led by a rally in banks, but the rupee weakened on higher importer dollar demand.. Foreign investors were net sellers of stocks.. The country’s benchmark stock index ended 0.85%...Link
2019/07/26
03:30
FTBank of Ceylon ranked Sri Lanka’s No. 1 Bank among ‘Top 1000 Banks in the World’World-renowned The Banker Magazine UK reaffirmed the Bank of Ceylon as being among the ‘Top 1000 Banks in the World’ with the country rank No. 1.. BOC can undoubtedly boast of the financial and operational strength that it has demonstrated throughout the past years as having accounted for this magni...Link
2019/07/26
03:30
FTJKH resilient amidst terror-hit first quarterPremier blue chip John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) yesterday reported a topline growth of 5%, with most sectors except leisure performing well, whilst the bottom-line declined sharply largely due to non-operational factors. Consolidated revenue in the first quarter of FY19/20 grew by 5% to Rs. 31.74 b...Link
2019/07/26
03:30
FTTourism leaders fear worst yet to comeBy Charumini de Silva With no plans for strategy and promotion to take off yet, private sector tourism leaders yesterday alleged that the ‘worst is yet to come’, as Sri Lanka is heading towards a vicious election cycle by the year end, which is also the industry’s peak season. Noting that Sri Lanka ...Link
2019/07/26
03:30
FTTourism leaders fear worst yet to comeBy Charumini de Silva With no plans for strategy and promotion to take off yet, private sector tourism leaders yesterday alleged that the ‘worst is yet to come’, as Sri Lanka is heading towards a vicious election cycle by the year end, which is also the industry’s peak season. Noting that Sri Lanka ...Link
2019/07/26
03:15
News.LkAloe vera plants transported without permit seized by NavyNaval personnel apprehended 02 persons for transporting aloe vera plants without permit, during a search conducted in the seas off Pesalei this morning (24th July 2019)....Link
2019/07/26
03:15
News.LkUN Special Rapporteur on the rights of freedom of association and peaceful assembly on country visitThe Special Rapporteur on the rights of freedom of association and peaceful assembly, Mr. Clément Nyaletsossi Voule commencing his official country visit to Sri Lanka from 18 -26 July 2019, called on Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday...Link
2019/07/26
03:00
News.LkKalu Ganga project ready to perform its duties – PresidentThe Kalu Ganga project, the next huge reservoir of the Moragahakanda project can be completed by next month and can be bestowed with the people, President Maithripala Sirisena said....Link
2019/07/26
03:00
News.Lk22 nd Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka – Singapore Business CouncilThe 22 nd Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka – Singapore Business Council (SLSBC) of The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was held recently at The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce....Link
2019/07/26
02:15
Daily MirrorSerious communication gap between intelligence arm and law implementing institutions: Fmr. IGPFormer IGP and National Defence Advisor N. K. Illangakoon yesterday said that there had been a serious communication gap between the intelligence arm and law implementing institutions leading to the Easter Sunday carnage....Link
2019/07/26
02:15
Daily MirrorExpert medical panel can resolve Dr. Shafi case: ChampikaThe controversy surrounding Dr. Siyabdeen Shafi for alleged unlawful sterilisation of hundreds of women has to be resolved through a forensic investigation sooner than later because the problem has gone out of hand, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said....Link
2019/07/26
01:00
ReutersSri Lanka court grants bail for doctor accused of sterilizing Buddhist womenA Sri Lankan court granted bail on Thursday to a Muslim doctor accused of having sterilized over 4,000 women from the Sinhalese Buddhist majority, his lawyer said, a deeply sensitive case in a country long dogged by communal bloodshed. ...Link
2019/07/25
23:45
Ada Derana14 who received weapon training from Zahran remandedFourteen suspects, who were detained and interrogated for 90 days for allegedly providing houses in Nintavur and Sammanthurai to Zahran Hashim, have been produced before the Kalmunai and Sammanthurai Magistrate s Court by the criminal investigation division of Ampara Police....Link
2019/07/25
23:30
Daily MirrorRequesting info from CJ, Judges: Minister rejects allegationsForeign Minister Tilak Marapana today rejected allegations that the Additional Secretary to the Ministry had requested information on particular cases from the Chief Justice and Judges of the Colombo High Court and said he had only conveyed the request made by the visiting UN rapporteur seeking a me...Link
2019/07/25
23:00
Colombo PageSTF Commanding Officer never received information on pending attack, nor called to NSC meetingsCommanding Officer of the Police Special Task Force, Senior DIG R. Latif says had the information on the suicide attack on April 21 been notified at least on the previous day, action would have been taken to prevent it....Link
2019/07/25
22:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka magistrate grants bail to illegally detained Muslim doctorThe Kurunegala Magistrate Thursday granted bail for a Muslim doctor police say has been illegally detained for two months following false and fabricated charges that he sterilized thousands of Sinhala-Buddhist women....Link
2019/07/25
22:30
Ada DeranaGermany charges ex-LTTE member linked to Kadirgamar s assassinationA former LTTE, who was arrested in Germany over the assassination of Minister of Foreign Affairs Lakshman Kadirgamar, has been charged by a German court....Link
2019/07/25
22:15
NewsFirstSeveral factions oppose meeting between Chief Justice and UN Special RapporteurConcerns were raised in parliament today (July 25), regarding a meeting between a United Nations Special Rapporteur and Chief Justice, Jayantha Jayasuriya.UN Special Rapporteur on Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association Clément Nyaletsossi Voule is currently touring Sri Lanka. A de...Link
2019/07/25
22:15
NewsFirst“We didn’t anticipate the 19th Amendment to be this bad” – Jayampathi WickremeratneParliamentarian Dr Jayampathi Wickremaratne accepted once again today (July 25) that unanticipated issues have arisen as a result of the 19th amendment to the constitution. MPDr Jayampathi Wickremaratne noted that he did not see the changes as things done for one person’s benefit. He added that sinc...Link
2019/07/25
22:15
NewsFirstNew information on Sri Lanka Cricket fraud and corruptionNew details have come to light over the large scale fraud and corruption that has taken place at Sri Lanka Cricket. The facts were revealed when the Criminal Investigations Department made their case in Court today (July 25). It was reported that the computer system at Sri Lanka Cricket was hacked a...Link
2019/07/25
22:15
NewsFirstSLPP to form a new alliance tomorrowAddressing a media briefing, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna stated that it will form a new alliance tomorrow (July 26). UPFA MP Dilum Amunugama noted that they have several suitable candidates for the election and that Mahinda Rajapaksa will consider them. He said that they will announce their cand...Link
2019/07/25
22:15
NewsFirstCourt of Appeal inquires on imported waste materialThe Attorney General assured the Court of Appeal today (July 26) that the garbage at the Colombo Harbour and the Katunayake free trade zone that was brought down from overseas will be retained at the same locations in a manner that would not harm the environment. The Attorney General made this annou...Link
2019/07/25
22:15
NewsFirstSleep deprived village in MataraIn our journey across the country, giving a voice to the voiceless, our Gammadda team came across a village that is sleep-deprived as a result of the human-elephant conflict. When the sun goes down and stars come out the villagers in Saliyapura can only shut their eyes for 2 hours. The rest...Link
2019/07/25
22:15
Daily MirrorGammanpila says Gota received final document in MayPivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Leader Udaya Gammanpila today said former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa received the final document pertaining to the renunciation of his US citizenship in May this year....Link
2019/07/25
22:01
Hiru News21 years of Hiru; 21 millionaires in 21 days,12th millionaire, U.G Karunathilaka from NivithigalaThe winner of the 21 years of Hiru, 21 millionaires in 21 days programme conducted in view of the glorious 21st anniversary of Hiru, giving away the largest......Link
2019/07/25
21:45
Colombo PageSri Lanka's tourism industry is heading in the right direction; Norwegian AmbassadorSri Lanka's tourism industry is heading in the right direction, says Norwegian Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther....Link
2019/07/25
21:31
Lanka Business OnlineJKH transportation, consumer foods and retail witness strong growth in Q1John Keells Holdings PLC reported a 5 percent growth in Group revenue during the first quarter of the year of Rs.31.74......Link
2019/07/25
21:16
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 9.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 9.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/07/25
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NewsFirstKurunegala doctor released on bailDr Mohamed Shafi of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital, has been granted bail by the Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court today (July 26). He was released on a cash bail of Rs. 250,000 and four surety bails worth Rs. 2.5 million. Issuing the bail application, Kurunegala Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam ordered D...Link
2019/07/25
21:15
Colombo PageSri Lanka expects to resume tea exports to Iran before end of next monthA discussion was held at the Ministry of Plantation Industries today under the patronage of Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake on starting the process of exporting tea to Iran, which was constrained by US sanctions on Iran....Link
2019/07/25
20:16
Asian MirrorMarapana Clarifies Controversy Over Meeting Between UN Official And Members Of Judiciary: Says Foreign Min. Official Did Not Interfere With JudiciaryForeign Minister Thilak Marapana today issued a statement clarifying the issue surrounding a meeting between UN Special Rapporteur on the freedom of assembly and of association, Mr. Clément Nyaletsossi Voulé and members of the judicial service. The Foreign Minister's statement said, "It has been bro...Link
2019/07/25
20:15
GuardianSri Lanka finds hazardous waste in UK metal recycling cargoUK Environment Agency to investigate discovery of 130 foul-smelling containersThe UK is planning to launch a formal investigation after the discovery in Colombo of hazardous clinical waste, including suspected human remains, thought to have been exported to Sri Lanka.Officials at the port of Colombo...Link
2019/07/25
20:15
Sri Lanka MirrorDhammika buried in garbage due to election rumorsHayleys Free Zone (HFZ), a subsidiary of Hayleys, which is co-chaired by Sri Lanka's number one businessman, Dhammika Perera, denies all allegations of importing garbage to Sri Lanka.While stressing that HFZ had no connection to the 102 containers lying at the Port of Colombo, Hayleys Advantis Limit...Link
2019/07/25
20:15
Daily MirrorIf not confined to handle narcotics, STF could’ve prevented the attack: LatheefThe STF could have prevented the April 21 2019 terror attacks if it was not confined to handle narcotics and organised crimes and had the relevant sources provided sufficient information, its head Senior DIG M. R. Latheef said today....Link
2019/07/25
20:00
Colombo PageMuslim doctor accused of illegal sterilizations granted bailDr. Shafi Shihabdeen, the doctor attached to the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital, who was accused of sterilizing women without consent has been granted bail by the Kurunegala Magistrate's court today (July 25)....Link
2019/07/25
19:46
Hiru NewsSLFP to avoid SLPP alliance to be formed tomorrowMP Dilum Amunugama said that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party would not be included in the political alliance to be formed tomorrow by the Sri Lanka Podujana......Link
2019/07/25
19:45
Ada DeranaDr. Shafi granted bailDr. Mohamed Shafi, who is accused of allegedly amassing assets through suspicious means, performing illegal sterilization surgeries and having links to terrorist activities, has been granted bail this evening (25) following a lengthy trial....Link
2019/07/25
19:45
Daily MirrorDr. Shafi granted bailDr. Mohamed Shafi Shihabdeen of the Kurunegala Hospital was granted bail by the Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court this evening....Link
2019/07/25
19:31
Asian MirrorUPDATE: Dr. Shafi Released On Bail: Attorney General's Department Raises No Objection To Grant Him Bail: Strict Security Around Courts PremisesDr. Mohammed Shafi Shiyabdeen, who was arrested by the Police in May over allegations of racially-motivated sterlization without consent, has been granted bail by the Kurunegala Magistrate. The Attorney General's Department informed the court earlier today that the only charge charge against Dr. Sha...Link
2019/07/25
19:30
Colombo PageSri Lanka's AG assures court that imported garbage will not be dumped elsewhereThe Attorney General has informed the Court of Appeal that the waste imported from abroad including clinical waste and stored in containers will not be allowed to be transported to elsewhere or disposed of....Link
2019/07/25
19:15
NewsFirstTrain – motorbike accident in Kandana takes life of lady riderAn accident occurred at the railway crossing in Aniyakanda, Kandana when a motorbikeran into the train plying from Colombo to Chilaw killing the 25-year-old lady rider, a resident of Kospalana. Further investigations are being conducted by the Ragama Police regarding this incident....Link
2019/07/25
19:15
NewsFirstUgandan pop star Bobi Wine challenges the presidentUgandan pop star and opposition MP Bobi Wine has officially announced that he will run for president in the 2021 election. The 37-year-old will challenge President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power for 33 years. The singer calls himself the “ghetto president”, and is a fierce critic of Mr Musev...Link
2019/07/25
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NewsFirstBuddha statue desecration : Magistrate remands 11 suspects till August 08Colombo (News !st) The 11 suspects arrested for damaging Buddha statues in several areas including Mawanella were remanded until August 8th. The verdict was delivered by Magistrate Upul Rajakaruna when the suspects were produced before the Magistrate Court of Mawanella today. (July 25) The accused w...Link
2019/07/25
19:15
NewsFirstAbiman Waram: Deadlines for application extendedChildren are the future of the country and it is our duty to help them achieve their dreams and goals. The Abiman Waram program was initiated by the Champion network together with Anchorto identify and groom talented Sri Lankan children who continue to dream despite numerous trials and tribulations....Link
2019/07/25
19:15
Colombo PagePM appoints a committee to inquire into social media reports of state ministerPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a committee to inquire into the views expressed by the Minister of Highways and Road Development Ranjan Ramanayake in videos posted on his social media networks related to his comments on the Maha Sangha....Link
2019/07/25
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EconomyNextFollower of Sri Lanka's Zaharan arrested in SingaporeA follower of Sri Lanka suicide bomber Zaharan Hashim, who had also given funds, has been arrested in Singapore along with another man for allegedly attempting to join Islamic State, a Pan-Nationalist extremist group based in Syria....Link
2019/07/25
19:01
Hiru NewsSTF in a dilemma regarding Easter Sunday attacksThe Commandant of the STF, Senior DIG MR Latif told the parliament select committee that not sharing vital intelligence information with regard to the......Link
2019/07/25
19:00
Colombo PageSriLankan clarifies reports of a meal tray getting detached in flightSri Lanka's national carrier, Sri Lankan Airline has issued a statement clarifying recent news reports of a damaged meal tray during a flight....Link
2019/07/25
18:46
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 6.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 6.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/07/25
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EconomyNextSri Lanka's rupee ends weaker, bond yields stableSri Lanka’s rupee closed weaker at 176.17/25 against the US dollar on Thursday while bond yields were stable...Link
2019/07/25
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EconomyNextSri Lanka's rupee ends weaker, bond yields steadySri Lanka’s rupee closed weaker at 176.17/25 against the US dollar on Thursday while bond yields were stable, dealers said....Link
2019/07/25
18:16
Hiru NewsTHREE MEMBER COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE VIDEO OF RANJAN RAMNAYAKE REGARDING BUDDHIST MONKSPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a three-member committee to investigate the views expressed by State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake and the......Link
2019/07/25
18:15
NewsFirstSuspect arrested with 30.3 kg of Kerala ganja in VelvettithuraiA60-year-old suspect has been arrested with 30.3 kg of Kerala ganja in Velvettithurai. He was scheduled to be produced before the Magistrate Court of Point Pedro today. (25 July)...Link
2019/07/25
18:15
NewsFirstKarma will catch up to prime minster- Ven. Battaramulle Seelarathana TheroVen. Battaramulle Seelarathana Thero the leader of Janasetha Peramuna cynically said that prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe is a crafty person at a public rally held in Kataragama yesterday(July 24). The Thero added that people of the country do not need gym equipment, what they actually need is ...Link
2019/07/25
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NewsFirstTea industry is seeing better prospectsThe ”Wewili Saviya” awards ceremony was held at the BMICH in Colombo yesterday(July 24) under the auspices of the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. The awards ceremony was organized by the Tea Small Holdings Development Authority. Karu Jayasuriya noted that currently more countries in the world are focused o...Link
2019/07/25
18:15
Colombo PageOver 5200 drunk drivers arrested during special operationThe police say that 5,262 drunk drivers have been arrested during the special operation which commenced from the 5th of this month....Link
2019/07/25
18:15
Daily MirrorSuspicious aircraft at BIA: Reveal the truth, Thilanga insists Govt.The Government should reveal to the country about the identity of an aircraft which had arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) a few days ago without any name on it, UPFA MP Thilanga Sumathipala said....Link
2019/07/25
18:15
Daily MirrorPM appoints committee to probe Ranjan’s remarksPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a three-member committee chaired by Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana to probe State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake’s controversial statements he had made on Buddhist monks on social media recently, Prime Minister’s office announced....Link
2019/07/25
17:46
Asian MirrorPM Appoints Committee Headed By Marapana To Investigate Ranjan's Controversial Claims: Madduma Bandara And Malik Also Appointed To CommitteePrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a committee, headed by Minister Thilak Marapana, to investigate claims by State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake on sexual abuse in Buddhist temples.Ministers Ranjith Madduma Bandara and Malik Samarawickrama are the other members of th...Link
2019/07/25
17:46
Hiru NewsMOTHER OF TWO DIES AFTER FALLING INTO AGRICULTURAL WELLA woman has died after falling into an agricultural well in the Kantale Rajela area.Our correspondent said that the accident has occurred around 11.30am......Link
2019/07/25
17:46
Hiru NewsORDER REGARDING GRANTING BAIL FOR DOCTOR MOHAMMED SHAFI SHIABDEENTO BE GIVEN AT 5.45Kurunegala Chief Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam stated that the order regarding the bail application of Doctor Shafi Shiabdeen attached to the Kurunegala......Link
2019/07/25
17:45
Colombo PageSri Lanka Foreign Minister clarifies request for UN Special Rapporteur's meeting with Chief Justice in parliamentSri Lanka's Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana today in parliament addressed the concerns raised in the assembly regarding a meeting between a visiting United Nations official with the Chief Justice and justices of the High Court....Link
2019/07/25
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ReutersSri Lanka raises stink over waste consignments from BritainSri Lanka has ordered the return of 213 containers of waste from Britain after finding, plastic and biological waste including suspected human body parts in the shipments, government officials said on Thursday. ...Link
2019/07/25
17:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka JKH profits halve on finance costs, Easter bombingsNet profits at John Keells Holdings, Sri Lanka's largest conglomerate, fell 54 percent to 994.3 million rupees from a year earlier, the firm said, with accounting changes to finance costs and lower revenue growth hitting the bottom line....Link
2019/07/25
17:15
NewsFirstDUI operations island-wide tops 5262 arrestsThe police reported that 5262 drivers were arrested on the charges of Driving Under Influence (DUI) during police operations conducted within a period of 20 days. 220 DUI drivers have been arrested during the past 24 hours, stated the police....Link
2019/07/25
17:15
NewsFirstUdaya Gammanpila and Sunil Hettiarachchi before PCOIMP Udaya Gammanpila and Secretary of Ministry of Highways Sunil Hettiarachchi are scheduled to appear as witnesses before the Presidential Commission of inquiry to probe corruption and fraud in Government institutions today. (25 July) MP Udaya Gammanpila was called in before the commission regarding...Link
2019/07/25
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NewsFirstAli Roshan and 7 others remanded until the verdict is deliveredSpecial High Court today (July 25) ordered to remand Samarappulige Niraj Roshan, alias Ali Roshan and 7 other defendants pertaining to the case which has been filed over the illegal possession of five elephants and other charges until a verdict on the case is delivered. The order was handed down aft...Link
2019/07/25
17:15
Ada DeranaPM appoints tri-member committee to probe Ranjan s statementPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a three-member committee to probe the controversial statement made by State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake on the Buddhist clergy....Link
2019/07/25
17:01
Lanka Business OnlineSri Lanka expects to resume tea exports to Iran from AugustSri Lanka expects to resume Ceylon Tea exports to Iran under a special barter agreement between the two countries from next......Link
2019/07/25
17:01
Hiru NewsSECTION OF YALA CLOSED FOR TWO MONTHSSection -01 of the Yala wild life national park will be closed for a period of two months starting from 1st September to 31st October according to the......Link
2019/07/25
17:00
Colombo PageCA Sri Lanka to host regional forum on the role of finance professionals in combating bribery and corruptionThe Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) will host a regional forum in Colombo next week on the role of finance professionals in combating bribery and corruption....Link
2019/07/25
17:00
EconomyNextSri Lanka JKH profits fall on finance costs, Easter bombingsNet profits at John Keells Holdings, Sri Lanka's largest conglomerate, fell 54 percent to 994.3 million rupees from a year earlier, the firm said, with accounting changes to finance costs and lower revenue growth hitting the bottom line....Link
2019/07/25
17:00
Ada DeranaMalinga invites Kulasekara to attend his farewell match as spectatorSri Lanka retiring paceman Lasith Malinga has invited fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara, who officially announced his retirement from international Cricket, to attend his final ODI match against Bangladesh on the 26th of July, even as a spectator....Link
2019/07/25
16:46
Hiru NewsFORMER IGP N.K.ILLANGAKOON BEFORE THE SELECT COMMITTEEFormer Inspector General of Police N.K.Illangakoon is currently testifying before the select committee appointed to look into the Easter Sunday attacks.The......Link
2019/07/25
16:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks gain on banks, near 5-month highSri Lanka's stocks closed 0.85 percent higher on Thursday with banks pushing the market up, brokers said....Link
2019/07/25
16:45
Daily Mirror14-hour water cut in Colombo and suburbsThe water supply to several areas in the Colombo suburbs would be interrupted for 14 hours starting from 8.00 p.m today to 10.00a.m tomorrow (26) due to sudden break down in main transmission line to the Kolonnawa Reservoir, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) announced....Link
2019/07/25
16:16
Lanka Business OnlineForeign Minister clarifies appointments for UN Special RapporteurSpecial Statement by Tilak Marapana, Minister of Foreign Affairs in Parliament – 25.07.19 It has been brought to my notice that last Tuesday (23......Link
2019/07/25
16:16
Lanka Business OnlineKnit fabric maker Teejay announces plans to diversify in to laceTeejay Lanka PLC, Sri Lanka’s only multinational textile mill, has announced plans to partner with a leading Chinese......Link
2019/07/25
16:16
Asian MirrorDr. Shafi Presented Before Kurunegala Magistrate: Will He Be Released On Bail Today?The case against Dr. Shafi Shiyabdeen is currently being heard before the Kurunegala Magistrate. Although the case deals with unconsented sterlization on women in Kurunegala. the CID has informed court it has found no evidence to take legal action against the doctor. It is widely speculated that Dr....Link
2019/07/25
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Daily News5262 drunk drivers arrested within 20daysA total number of 5262 motorists have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol from July 5 to July 25, the police media said.   A special island-......Link
2019/07/25
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Daily NewsOil from 'Sri Lankan Glory' pumped outA cargo vessel named ‘Sri Lankan Glory’  which was trapped in between a rock in Rumassala area was carrying a total of 22 tonnes of oil, the Fuel from the barge was......Link
2019/07/25
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Daily NewsPM congratulates UK's new Prime MinisterAs newly elected Prime Minister of Britain Boris Johnson officially took charge of his post on Wednesday, a day after his landslide victory in the Conservative Party......Link
2019/07/25
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Daily NewsMawanella vandals re-remandedThe 15 suspects remanded in connection with the damage caused to Buddha Statues in Mawanella and surrounding areas were further remanded till August 8.They were produced......Link
2019/07/25
16:16
Daily News14-hour water cut in ColomboWater supply to Kolonnawa, Rajagiriya and Ethul Kotte reas will be disrupted for 14-hours commencing from today 8 pm till 10 am tomorrow due to a breakdown in the main supply line to the Kolonnawa......Link
2019/07/25
16:16
Hiru NewsFEMALE DIES AFTER COLLIDING WITH TRAIN IN KANDANAA young female has died after being hit by a train at the Kandana - Aaniya Railway crossing. She was killed last evening when the motorcycle collided......Link
2019/07/25
16:16
Hiru NewsSTF Chief Lathif commences testifying;Select committee meets the head of intelligence unitThe Commandant of the STF, Senior DIG MR Latif testified before the parliament select committee when it convened at the parliament complex at 10 am today. Senior......Link
2019/07/25
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Hiru NewsSupreme Court suspends hearing of permanent high court at bar case against Gotabaya for 2 monthsThe Supreme Court ordered to suspend the hearing of the Attorney Generals petition against former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and several......Link
2019/07/25
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Hiru News15 SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR VANDALIZING BUDDHIST STATUES FURTHER REMANDEDThe fifteen suspects arrested in connection with vandalizing of Buddhist statues in Mawanella have been further remanded until the 8thof August.......Link
2019/07/25
16:16
Hiru NewsGovernment analyst report called to ascertain whether human remains in British wasteA report has been called from the Government Analyst to ascertain whether any human remains or chemical substances mixed with the controversial waste material......Link
2019/07/25
16:16
Hiru NewsGOTABHAYA’S LATEST MEDICAL CONDITIONThis is the latest health condition of Gotabhaya Gotabhaya is the candidate that can give leadership in the coming election Parliamentarian......Link
2019/07/25
16:16
Hiru NewsPROVINCIAL COUNCIL ELECTION BEFORE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS – SLFPGeneral Secretary of SLFP, parliamentarian Dayasiri Rajapaskse stated that the central committee of SLFP has approved a recommendation to conduct the Provincial......Link
2019/07/25
16:16
Hiru NewsSRI LANKA PODU JANA PERAMUNA NATTANDIYA PRADESHIYA SABHA MEMBER REMANDED FOR INCIDENTS OF VIOLENCESri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna Nattandiya Pradeshiya Sabha member Upul Herath has been remanded until the 7th of August.This was regarding a complaint alleging......Link
2019/07/25
16:16
Hiru NewsASSURANCE FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT REGARDING THE CONTAINERS WITH TOXIC WASTEThe Attorney Generals department appearing on behalf of the Central Environmental Authority informed to the appeal court today (Jul 25) that the......Link
2019/07/25
16:16
Hiru News14 HOUR WATER CUT FOR SEVERAL AREAS IN COLOMBOThe water supply and drainage board announced a 14 hour water cut to several areas in Colombo from 8.00pm tonight to 10.00 am in the morning tomorrow due......Link
2019/07/25
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Hiru NewsEIGHT PEOPLE INCLUDING ALI ROSHAN REMANDED UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE CASEEight suspects including Niraj Roshan alias Ali Roshan, who was accused of keeping 5 elephants in their possession without valid permits including illegal......Link
2019/07/25
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Hiru NewsDOCTOR MOHAMMED SHAFI BEFORE KURUNEGALA MAGISTRATES’ COURTDoctor Mohammed Shafi who was remanded has been produced before Kurunegala Magistrates court...Link
2019/07/25
16:16
Hiru NewsTHREE T-56 MAGAZINES FOUND IN MALARIA CANALThree magazines used for T-56 weapons and 30 live bullets have been found in the Malaria Canal in Puttalam.The Police said that the employees of the Puttalam......Link
2019/07/25
16:15
Colombo TelegraphSupreme Court Lets Gota Off The Hook; DA Rajapaksa Trial Delayed Till October ...Link
2019/07/25
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NewsFirstSuspects arrested with 618kg of Aloe veraTwo were arrested in Pesalai sea while transporting Aloe vera plants without permits in a Navy search operation. The Aloe vera weighing around 618kg was discovered inside 22 sacks on dinghy boat. The two suspects who are residents of Pesalai, Mannar were handed over to the Silawathura Forest Conserv...Link
2019/07/25
16:15
NewsFirstSC issues temporary order preventing case against GotaThe Supreme Court issued an order preventing the trial against Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Permanent High Court Trial at Bar over the D.A. Rajapaksa museum until the 1st of October. The order was handed down after examining a petition filed by Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Supreme Court...Link
2019/07/25
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NewsFirst6000 acres of farmlands destroyed by dry weatherSeveral villages in the Moneragala Siyambalanduwa Divisional Secretariat have been severely affected by the drought. According to the News 1st correspondent in the area, cultivations in Ettimale, Wattaarama, Kotiyagala, Kumbukeyaya, and Moneragala have been destroyed due to the prevailing drought. I...Link
2019/07/25
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NewsFirstValuable wood and herbs destroyed due to a fire in Bogahapathana reserve, WellawayaA fire in the Bogahapathana Forest Reserve, Wellawaya has destroyed approximately 30 acres of the reserve. The fire spread to a large portion of the reserve due to strong winds. The soldiers of the Kumbukkana army camp attempted to control the fire according to the Assistant Director of the Disaster...Link
2019/07/25
16:15
NewsFirstTeachers have not been payed travel expenses – Ceylon Teachers UnionColombo(Newsfirst) – Allegations have been made by the Ceylon Teachers’ Union that the Ministry of Education has not settled the travel expenses for the teachers and principals engaged in the GCE Ordinary Level and GCE Advanced Level examination duties. According to the Chief Secretary of the Ceylon...Link
2019/07/25
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NewsFirst16-hour water cut announced to Kolonnawa and surrounding areasThe National Water Supply and Drainage Board has announced that a 16-hour water cut will be imposed to several areas including the Kolonnawa Urban Council area from 8 pm tonight (July 25). Accordingly, Moragasmulla, Ethulkotte, Obyesekarapura, Bandaranayakepura, Nawala, Koswatta, the main road from ...Link
2019/07/25
16:15
Sri Lanka MirrorNeville Fernando Hospital’s assets not taken over by govt yet, official admitsThe assets of Dr. Neville Fernando Hospital in Malabe has not yet been taken over by the government, says the Director-General Finance and Accounting of the Ministry of Health Hemantha Swarnathilake.Mr Swarnathilake stated this testifying before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing fraud a...Link
2019/07/25
16:15
Sri Lanka MirrorSriLankan Airlines regrets inconvenience to passengerSriLankan Airlines expressed regret over the inconvenience faced by a passenger on one of its airlines after the passenger posted a video on social media over the poor condition of the plane.The passenger had said that SriLankan Airlines flight number UL – 104 from Maldives to Sri Lanka was fitted w...Link
2019/07/25
16:15
Sri Lanka MirrorSuspects in elephant racketeering case remanded until conclusion of caseEight persons accused of involvement in an elephant racketeering case were ordered to be remanded until the conclusion of the case by the Colombo High Court.During today's hearing, High Court judge Vikum Kaluarachchi announced that indictments would be served on the accused when the case is taken up...Link
2019/07/25
16:15
Sri Lanka MirrorJacqueline makes YouTube debutActress Jacqueline Fernandez is the latest actor to launch her own YouTube channel, where she enhances her bond with her fans and gives a sneak peek into her daily life.The first-ever video on the channel showcases Jacqueline’s journey so far, giving the audience glimpses into her childhood, introdu...Link
2019/07/25
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Sri Lanka MirrorBritish woman allegedly raped in SL found to be pregnant, case filedA British woman who was allegedly raped by an electrician while on a package holiday at a hotel in Bentota, Sri Lanka, subsequently discovered she was pregnant and had to undergo tests to determine whether the baby’s father was her husband, the Herald Scotland reported.In the case which could have m...Link
2019/07/25
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Sri Lanka Mirror14-hour water cut in ColomboWater supply to Kolonnawa, Rajagiriya and Ethul Kotte reas will be disrupted for 14-hours commencing from today 8 pm till 10 am tomorrow due to a breakdown in the main supply line to the Kolonnawa water tank , the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) said.Accordingly, water supply to Kol...Link
2019/07/25
16:15
Sri Lanka MirrorOil from 'Sri Lankan Glory' pumped outA cargo vessel named ‘Sri Lankan Glory’  which was trapped in between a rock in Rumassala area was carrying a total of 22 tonnes of oil, the Fuel from the barge was removed today completely.The operation was carried out for four days by the Marine Environment Protection Authority....Link
2019/07/25
16:15
Sri Lanka Mirror15 suspects arrested for vandalizing buddhist statues further remandedThe 15 suspects remanded in connection with the damage caused to Buddha Statues in Mawanella and surrounding areas were further remanded till August 8.They were produced before the Mawanella magistrate and district judge Upul Rajakaruna today (25).Fourteen people have been arrested in connection wit...Link
2019/07/25
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EconomyNextFly ash cement grabs over third of sales at Sri Lanka's Tokyo CementTokyo Cement Plc said its blended hydraulic cement made with fly ash from Sri Lanka's coal power plants has made rapid market gains and made up 35 percent of sales by the March 2019 quarter....Link
2019/07/25
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EconomyNextSri Lanka open higher on banks, gilt yields steadySri Lanka’s stocks opened 0.77 percent higher, while the rupee opened weaker at 176.10/20 against the US dollar on Thursday and bond yields were stable, said....Link
2019/07/25
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EconomyNextSri Lanka tea farms to get billion rupees a year for re-planting: MinisterSri Lanka will give one billion rupees a year to tea farms from a levy charged on exports, to fund help fund old tea bushes with new ones, Plantations Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake said....Link
2019/07/25
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EconomyNextTeejay Sri Lanka to make lace with LFT of ChinaSri Lanka's Teejay Lanka Plc, one of South Asia's largest fabric mills, is planning to diversify into lace production in a partnership with China's Luen Fung Textiles (LFT), officials said....Link
2019/07/25
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Ada DeranaAli Roshan remanded till elephant trafficking case verdict deliveredThe Colombo High Court has ordered to remand Samarappulige Niraj Roshan alias Ali Roshan and seven others till the verdict of the case filed over alleged illegal possession of elephants is delivered, says Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/07/25
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Ada DeranaSLFP proposes to hold PC polls before presidential electionThe Central Committee of Sri Lanka Freedom Party meeting has proposed that the Provincial Council election must be held before the presidential election....Link
2019/07/25
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Ada DeranaDr. Shafi produced before courtDr. Mohamed Shafi, who is currently in remand custody, was produced before the Kurunegala Magistrate s Court a short while ago, says Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/07/25
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Ada Derana14-hour water cut in several areasThe Water Board announced that the water supply to several areas including Kolonnawa, Rajagiriya and Ethul Kotte will be suspended for a period of 14 hours from 8.00 p.m. today (25) to 10.00 a.m. tomorrow....Link
2019/07/25
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Ada DeranaLatheef surprised why information was shared with STF only after Easter attacksCommandant of the Special Task Force (STF), Senior DIG M. R. Latheef, says he is still not invited to the country s intelligence coordinating meetings and that he was invited to the National Security Council meetings only after the Easter Sunday attacks. MORE>....Link
2019/07/25
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Ada DeranaFormer IGP Illangakoon giving evidence before PSCAdvisor to Ministry of Defence, former Inspector General of Police N.K. Illangakoon is currently giving evidence at the Special Parliamentary Select Committee probing the coordinated terror attacks on Easter Sunday....Link
2019/07/25
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Daily MirrorVandalising Buddha Statues: Suspects re-remandedThe 15 suspects in remand custody in connection with vandalizing more than four statues of the Buddha in Mawanella, were further remanded till August 8 by Mawanella Magistrate Upul Rajakaruna today....Link
2019/07/25
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Daily MirrorPCoI concludes inquiry into Akila’s photograph in textbooksPresidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the corruption in the current administration concluded its inquiry into the case filed against Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam on charges of including his photograph in school textbooks for 2018 and 2019....Link
2019/07/25
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Daily MirrorTrial-at-Bar remands Ali Roshan and othersThe Trial-at-Bar in the Colombo High Court yesterday had remanded S.N. Roshan, alias Ali Roshan, and seven others until the end of the case over the alleged illegal possession of five elephants during 2012-2015 without a valid license. The judges present were Vikum Kaluarachchi, Dammika Ganepola, an...Link
2019/07/25
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Daily MirrorFmr. IGP Ilangakoon before PSCFormer IGP N. K. Ilangakoon commenced giving evidence before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday’s attacks a short while ago....Link
2019/07/25
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Daily MirrorRajiv’s Gandhi case convict Nalini released to attend daughter’s weddingNalini Sriharan, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, was released from the jail in Vellore in Tamil Nadu today for a month to attend her daughter’ wedding, NDTV reported....Link
2019/07/25
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Daily MirrorSC stops special HC hearing on Rajapaksa case until Oct.1The Supreme Court directed today the Special High Court to stop hearing further evidence over the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum case till the Supreme Court decided on the appeal made by the Defence over the Jurisdiction of the Special High Court to hear it....Link
2019/07/25
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Hiru NewsFOUR INDIAN FISHERMEN ARRESTED BY NAVYFour Indian Fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy for illegally fishing in the Northern seas. The Navy media unit stated that their trawler......Link
2019/07/25
12:01
Hiru News“21 YEARS OF HIRU; 21 MILLIONAIRES IN 21 DAYS” - HIRU VISITS THE HOME OF THE 11TH MILLIONAIRE WITH THE GIFTThe giving away of the largest cash prize in the history of Sri Lankan television of 21 million rupees to celebrate 21 years of Hiru, 21 millionaires......Link
2019/07/25
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Sri Lanka MirrorEnterprise Sri Lanka will be implemented to develop SL - PMPrime Minister vowed to implement the Enterprise Sri Lanka initiative to make Sri Lanka a developed country by empowering the entrepreneurs. The Prime Minister made this statement during the opening of the second Enterprise Sri Lanka National Exhibition held at the Walisinghe Harischandra Grounds in...Link
2019/07/25
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Sri Lanka MirrorSC stops Gota's case hearingThe Supreme Court directed today the Special High Court to stop hearing further evidence over the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum case till the Supreme Court decided on the appeal made by the Defence over the Jurisdiction of the Special High Court to hear it.The Supreme Court will take up the appeal again on ...Link
2019/07/25
11:46
Asian MirrorSTF Chief Latiff Currently Testifying Before Parliamentary Select Committee Probing Easter Sunday AttacksSTF Chief Senor DIG M.R. Latiff is currently giving evidence before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing Easter Sunday attacks. Meanwhile, SIS Chief Senior DIG Nilantha Jayawardena has also given a statement to the PSC last night at an undisclosed location. CID Director Senior DIG Ravi Senevir...Link
2019/07/25
11:46
Hiru NewsARGUMENT IN PARLIAMENT REGARIDNG THE ABSENCE OF MINISTERS TO REPLY ORAL QUESTIONSThere was an argument in Parliament yesterday with the absence of subject Ministers to respond to oral questions. This was due to the absence of Prime......Link
2019/07/25
11:46
Hiru NewsProtest in Kurunegala against Doctor. SaffiA peaceful protest was staged in Kurunegala town today against Dr. Shafi Sihabdeen of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital who was arrested for allegedly earning......Link
2019/07/25
11:46
Hiru NewsSENIOR DIG MR LATIFF COMMENCES TESTIFYINGSpecial Task Force (STF) Commandant Senior DIG M.R. Latiff has arrived to give evidence before the parliament select committee....Link
2019/07/25
11:30
Ada DeranaSenior DIG Latheef commences testifying before PSCSenior DIG M.R. Latheef has commenced giving evidence before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee inquiring into the terror attacks on Easter Sunday, says Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/07/25
11:16
Asian MirrorSupreme Court Prevents Special High Court From Hearing D.S. Rajapaksa Museum Case Involving Gota Until October 01The Supreme Court has directed the Special High Court to halt hearings on Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's D. A. Rajapaksa Museum case until it decides on the appeal over jurisdiction on October 1.The order was given a day after Rajapaksa returned to the island after a surgery in Singa...Link
2019/07/25
11:16
Hiru NewsSTATEMENT FROM THE HEAD OF STATE INTELLIGENCE OBTAINED AT A DIFFERENT LOCATIONThe special select committee has taken a statement from head of State Intelligence Service Senior DIG Nilantha Jayawardena regarding the Easter Sunday......Link
2019/07/25
11:15
Daily MirrorSenior DIG Latheef testifies before PSCSpecial Task Force (STF) Commandant Senior DIG M. R. Latheef commenced giving evidence before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday’s attacks a short while ago....Link
2019/07/25
11:01
Lanka Business OnlineETL Colombo denies claims as the importer of waste cargoETL Colombo (Pvt) Ltd. outrightly denied any claims that they are the ultimate importer of the 130 containers of......Link
2019/07/25
11:01
Daily NewsTight security for Kandy Perahera from Aug.1Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday told a high-level meeting on security for the Kandy Perahera that the Government would provide maximum security to ensure the holding of a successful......Link
2019/07/25
11:01
Hiru NewsUdaya Gammanpila to give evidence before bribery and corruption commissionThe General Secretary of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Udaya Gammanpila is scheduled to give evidence before the Presidential Commission of inquiry appointed......Link
2019/07/25
11:01
Hiru NewsPOSTAL UNIONS IN A CRUCIAL DISCUSSION TODAYPostal employees trade unions will meet today to discuss the future action based on the issues including salary and promotions. They were on sick......Link
2019/07/25
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Hiru NewsNine injured in clash between two groups of students from the Engineering Faculty of the Jaffna UniversityNine students were injured in a clash between two groups of students from the Engineering Faculty of the Jaffna University situated in Araviyar Nagar,......Link
2019/07/25
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EconomyNextAsian markets tempered by US-China doubtsAsian markets were tempered Thursday after two days of gains as doubts emerged over next week's US-China trade meeting....Link
2019/07/25
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Daily MirrorD.A. Rajapaksa Museum case: SC stops special HC hearingThe Supreme Court directed today the Special High Court to stop hearing further evidence over the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum case till the Supreme Court decided on the appeal made by the Defence over the Jurisdiction of the Special High Court to hear it....Link
2019/07/25
10:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks gain on banks, gilt yields steadySri Lanka’s stocks opened 0.77 percent higher, while the rupee opened weaker at 176.10/20 against the US dollar on Thursday and bond yields were stable, said....Link
2019/07/25
10:45
Ada DeranaSuspect wanted for 35 robberies busted with heroinA suspect in connection with 35 robberies has been arrested at Vidyala Mawatha in Piliyandala Police Division....Link
2019/07/25
10:45
Ada DeranaSupreme Court stays Special HC s trial against GotabayaThe Supreme Court has issued an order preventing trial at Special High Court against Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum case till the 1st of October, says Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/07/25
10:30
Sri Lanka MirrorShani, Ravi lands Dayasiri in troubleSenior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shani Abeysekara and the head of the CID Senior DIG Ravi Seneviratne testifying before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday terror attacks yesterday said they had no information that a VIP was present at the Taj Samudra Hotel on t...Link
2019/07/25
10:30
EconomyNextFly ash cement takes over third of sales at Sri Lanka's Tokyo CementTokyo Cement Plc said its blended hydraulic cement made with fly ash from Sri Lanka's coal power plants has made rapid market gains and made up 35 percent of sales by the March 2019 quarter....Link
2019/07/25
10:16
Lanka Business OnlineCA Sri Lanka host regional forum on role of finance professionals combating bribery and corruptionThe Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) will host a regional forum in Colombo next week on the......Link
2019/07/25
10:16
Asian MirrorActing Ministers Request Front-Row Seats In Parliament: Speaker Accepts Appointments But Turns Down Front-Row RequestActing Ministers have informed the Speaker that they need front-row seats in Parliament, Acting Minister of Industry and Commerce Buddhika Pathirana said.The Acting Ministers were appointed after a group of Muslim MPs rsigned from their Cabinet portfolios in the wake of the hunger strike carried out...Link
2019/07/25
10:16
Daily NewsPSC to convene todayThe Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks is scheduled to convene once again at 10.00 am today.Security chiefs are scheduled to appear before the......Link
2019/07/25
10:15
Colombo PageMeasures to establish a Treasury Management Information System in government Ministries and DepartmentsThe Cabinet of Ministers at its regular meeting on Tues has granted approval to a proposal t0 establish an Integrated Treasury Management Information System (ITMIS) in the Government Ministries and Departments...Link
2019/07/25
10:15
Sri Lanka MirrorIf Gota can’t, Mahinda’s and Basil’s next options !While The SLPP illustrious Presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is tipped to contest the upcoming election, it is also rumoured that Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has notified JO member Dinesh Gunawardena to be prepared as a presidential candidate.Further, the Leader had reported that Ba...Link
2019/07/25
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EconomyNextJohn Keells Hotels losses widen after Sri Lanka Easter bombingsNet losses at John Keells Hotels Plc (KHL) rose 66 percent to 437 million rupees in the June quarter from a year earlier, as revenues from hotes in Sri Lanka fell 27 percent, on top of a closure of a property in the Maldives, interim accounts showed....Link
2019/07/25
10:15
Ada Derana11 students injured in clash at Jaffna UniversityEleven students of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Jaffna have been injured in a clash between two groups, says Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/07/25
10:01
Lanka Business OnlineIMF downgrades global growth to 3.2-pct in 2019The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its growth forecasts for the global economy for this year and next, a......Link
2019/07/25
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Colombo PageSeveral defense chiefs to testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing Easter Sunday attacks todaySeveral defense chiefs are scheduled to testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee looking into the Easter Sunday bomb attack when it meets today at 10.00 am....Link
2019/07/25
09:46
Hiru NewsHIRU ‘GAMIN GAMATA’- VISIT BUDDHAYAYA - KIRIMATIYA VILLAGEHiru Gamin Gamata (Village to Village) programme initiated with the aim of finding solutions to the problems faced by the people......Link
2019/07/25
09:46
Hiru NewsFarmers to benefit from Kalu Ganga reservoir from next monthPresident Maithripala Sirisena stated that the work of the Kalu Ganga reservoir will be completed and the farmers will be able to enjoy the benefits by......Link
2019/07/25
09:45
NewsFirstSLFP proposal to hold provincial elections first approvedThe Central Working Committee meeting of the SLFP was held at the President’s official residence last evening(July 24). The meeting was held under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena. During the meeting, a proposal to hold the provincial elections first was approved....Link
2019/07/25
09:45
NewsFirst45 acres of farmlands abandoned in AnamaduwaFarmers are experiencing numerous hardships due to the dilapidated state of the Aththikulama tank at Anamaduwa. The government has continued to fail the people and the farmers in its renovation. Although it has the capacity to hold water up to 6000 acre-feet of water, currently it holds only 1000 ac...Link
2019/07/25
09:45
NewsFirstFarmers to benefit from Kalu Ganga reservoirPresident Maithripala Sirisena stated that farmers will be able to benefit from the Kalu Ganga reservoir in August. President stated this during the launch of the books, “Mahaweliya-Sanhindiyawe Gangawa” and “95 Pasu Mahaweli” at BMICH yesterday(July 24)....Link
2019/07/25
09:45
Colombo PageSri Lanka Navy arrests four Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan watersJuly 25 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy Wednesday arrested four fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters....Link
2019/07/25
09:45
Daily MirrorCabinet nod for UK-inspired lawPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is said to have secured Cabinet approval for the enactment of a piece of fresh legislation along similar lines of the law in the United Kingdom to prevent the rise of ISIS terrorism in Sri Lanka....Link
2019/07/25
09:45
Daily MirrorTID inspector blames AG for delay in arresting ZahranTerrorist Investigation Division (TID) Inspector T. R. K. R. Pathirana yesterday blamed the delay on the part of Attorney General’s Department to answer a query made to him by his institution with regards to National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) leader Zahran Hashim from arresting the individual that is no...Link
2019/07/25
09:45
Daily MirrorBritish woman allegedly raped in SL found to be pregnant, case filedA British woman who was allegedly raped by an electrician while on a package holiday at a hotel in Bentota, Sri Lanka, subsequently discovered she was pregnant and had to undergo tests to determine whether the baby’s father was her husband, the Herald Scotland reported....Link
2019/07/25
09:16
Daily NewsShowers expected in several placesShowers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, North-Western and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts and fairly heavy falls about 50 mm can be......Link
2019/07/25
09:15
Sri Lanka MirrorEnterprise Sri Lanka will be implemented to develop SL - PMPrime Minister vowed to implement the Enterprise Sri Lanka initiative to make Sri Lanka a developed country by empowering the entrepreneurs. The Prime Minister made this statement during the opening of the second Enterprise Sri Lanka National Exhibition held at the Walisinghe Harischandra Grounds in...Link
2019/07/25
09:15
Ada DeranaNeville Fernando Hospital not under govt s purview, Presidential Commission toldDr. Neville Fernando Hospital in Malabe has not been brought under the purview of the government yet, the Director-General Finance and Accounting of the Ministry of Health Hemantha Swarnathilake has said....Link
2019/07/25
09:00
Daily MirrorSriLankan clarifies reports on damaged meal traySriLankan Airlines today issued a statement clarifying recent news reports on a damaged meal tray on board a SriLankan Airlines flight....Link
2019/07/25
09:00
Daily MirrorHouse calls for a PSCBoth the government and the opposition yesterday called for a Parliament Select Committee (PSC) to inquire into the incident where the Foreign Ministry Additional Secretary had called judicial officers including the Chief Justice for a meeting with the visiting UN special rapporteur on the Rights of...Link
2019/07/25
09:00
Daily MirrorCabinet not for UK-inspired lawPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is said to have secured Cabinet approval for the enactment of a piece of fresh legislation along similar lines of the law in the United Kingdom to prevent the rise of ISIS terrorism in Sri Lanka....Link
2019/07/25
09:00
Daily MirrorNo evidence to confirm attackers had connections with ISIS: SGIDTestifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday attacks, Senior DIG and Head of CID and TID, Ravi Seneviratne today said no evidence had been found to confirm that those who staged the attacks had connections with ISIS....Link
2019/07/25
08:46
Hiru News5 including Senior DIG Lathif and former IGP ILangakone before the parliamentary select committee probing Ester Sunday attacks.The special select committee investigating the Easter Sunday attacks are to convene today at 10 am in parliament. The chairman of the committee deputy......Link
2019/07/25
08:46
Hiru NewsFurther discussions with the flower bud;A decision from the SLFP central committeeFormer general secretary of the SLFP Professor Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa says that the continuation of discussions on forming a new alliance with the Podu......Link
2019/07/25
08:45
Sri Lanka MirrorPM summons HarinPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had summoned Sports Minister Harin Fernando to his office last Tuesday and discussed about the current status of cricket in the country.It is also reported that the former 1996 World Cup winning Captain Minister Arjuna Ranatunge and former Sports Minister Navin Di...Link
2019/07/25
08:30
Ada DeranaShowers expected in several areasShowers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, North-western and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts and fairly heavy falls about 50 mm can be expected at some places, the Department of Meteorology stated....Link
2019/07/25
08:30
Daily MirrorCJ meets UN Special Rep despite Speaker’s assurance to stop it: MROpposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday the visiting UN special rapporteur on the Rights of Freedom of Association, Clement Nyaltessoi had met the Chief Justice on Tuesday despite the Speaker’s assurance to stop the scheduled meeting with judicial officers on Tuesday....Link
2019/07/25
08:30
Daily MirrorCabinet nod for proposal to amend Universities’ ActFollowing the controversy over the Batticaloa campus, Cabinet approved a proposal to enact a piece of legislation in the form of an amendment to the Universities’ Act to regulate the private higher educational institutes effectively....Link
2019/07/25
08:00
EconomyNextSri Lanka to buy cranes for Colombo Port East TerminalSri Lanka’s Cabinet of ministers this week approved buying cranes for a new state-owned container terminal in Colombo port that will be operated as a joint venture involving Japan and India....Link
2019/07/25
08:00
Daily MirrorI ordered to arrest Zahra: TID Chief SSP JayasundaraTerrorist Investigation Division (TID) Director SSP Waruna Jayasundara said yesterday he had instructed TID officials including the unit established in Kalmunai to arrest National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) Leader Zahran Hashim soon after he received the letter which warned about a possible attack on Apr...Link
2019/07/25
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Daily MirrorTID inspector blames AG for delay to arrest ZahranTerrorist Investigation Division (TID) Inspector T. R. K. R. Pathirana yesterday blamed the delay on the part of Attorney General’s Department to answer a query made to him by his institution with regards to National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) leader Zahran Hashim from arresting the individual that is no...Link
2019/07/25
08:00
Daily MirrorMoney given to NFTH could be considered as illegal transactionsSeveral hundred millions of rupees which the government had given to Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) could be considered as illegal transactions, Chairman of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate the corruption of the current government Upali Aberathne said yesterday...Link
2019/07/25
07:45
Ada DeranaState Intelligence chief gives 4-hour statement to PSCState Intelligence Service chief former Senior DIG Nilantha Jayawardene gave a 4-hour statement to the PSC at a separate undisclosed place last night....Link
2019/07/25
07:45
Daily MirrorI order to arrest Zahra: TID Chief SSP JayasundaraTerrorist Investigation Division (TID) Director SSP Waruna Jayasundara said yesterday he had instructed TID officials including the unit established in Kalmunai to arrest National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) Leader Zahran Hashim soon after he received the letter which warned about a possible attack on Apr...Link
2019/07/25
07:45
Daily MirrorVanathawillu, Mawanella vandals not connected to April 21 attack: CID DirectorDirector of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) SSP Shani Abeysekera said yesterday none of the suspects who were arrested in connection with the Vanathawillu and Mawanella incidents had participated in the Easter Sunday attacks....Link
2019/07/25
07:45
Daily MirrorGarbage importation gazette will be amended: NalinThe gazette notification issued in 2013 allowing garbage importation will be amended but not abolished, Deputy Minister of International Trade Nalin Bandara told Parliament yesterday....Link
2019/07/25
07:00
EconomyNextPerpetual Treasuries director petitions Sri Lanka court against indictmentA director of Sri Lanka’s controversial Perpetual Treasuries petitioned the Court of Appeal Wednesday asking that he be dropped as a suspect in the 2015 bond scam....Link
2019/07/25
06:45
NewsFirstEVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAYYour Thursday Morning Brief 1.A suspect who maintained contacts with underworld kingpins Makandure Madush and Kanjipani Imran has been arrested by the Colombo Crimes division at Arunalu, Aluthgama. 2.Eleven army personnel were wounded in an accident that took place in close proximity of the Departme...Link
2019/07/25
06:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka agribusiness firms say govt dithering threatens oil palm expansionSri Lanka’s regional plantations corporations say the government’s indecisiveness and ill-informed public opposition is threatening a state-approved project to expand oil palm cultivation to diversify their business and meet domestic edible oil needs....Link
2019/07/25
06:30
EconomyNextUS slaps $5 bn fine on Facebook, tightens privacy oversightUS regulators on Wednesday slapped Facebook with a record $5 billion fine for data protection violations in a wide-ranging settlement that calls for revamping privacy controls and oversight at the social network....Link
2019/07/25
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EconomyNextNo direct IS hand in Sri Lanka Easter attacks: investigatorColombo, Sri Lanka | AFP | Wednesday - Sri Lanka's Easter attacks that killed 258 people were carried out by local Islamists who drew inspiration from but were not linked to the Islamic State group, a top investigator said Wednesday....Link
2019/07/25
05:30
EconomyNextPerpetual Director petitions court against indictmentA director of Sri Lanka’s controversial Perpetual Treasuries petitioned the Court of Appeal Wednesday asking that he be dropped as a suspect in the 2015 bond scam....Link
2019/07/25
04:46
Daily NewsGotabhaya will be our Presidential candidate - UPFA MPSri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa will declare Gotabhaya Rajapaksa as the Presidential Candidate on August 11, UPFA Parliamentarian Pavithra......Link
2019/07/25
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Daily NewsParliamentSpeaker to broach ‘Select Committee request with party leadersGovernment and Opposition MPs yesterday urged Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to appoint a Parliament Select Committee (......Link
2019/07/25
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Daily NewsWill not allow harm to independence of Judiciary: SpeakerSpeaker Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament yesterday that he has taken measures to ensure that no official issues any order or request that would jeopardise the country’s sovereignty and the......Link
2019/07/25
04:46
Daily NewsSecond Enterprise Sri Lanka ExhibitionThe second Enterprise Sri Lanka Exhibition  organised by the Government with the objective of transforming Sri Lanka into an ‘Entrepreneur Paradise’ was inaugurated by......Link
2019/07/25
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Daily NewsCID to probe Panadura North’s missing T56sOn a directive by acting IGP C.D. Wickremaratne, the Criminal Investigation Department has taken over the investigation into the loss of two assault rifles from the armoury......Link
2019/07/25
04:46
Daily NewsPresident, PM congratulate new UK Premier JohnsonPresident Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have congratulated the United Kingdom’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson who took office after winning......Link
2019/07/25
04:46
Daily NewsPoachers held in Uda Walawe Park tourists’ shootingThree suspects involved in the shooting incident which occurred near the Maw Ara Wewa deep inside the Uda Walawe National Park in which three French tourists narrowly escaped......Link
2019/07/25
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Daily News‘No VIPs in Taj Samudra guest list on Easter sunday’ – CIDSenior Superintendent of Police Shani Abeysekera, Director of the Criminal Investigation Department told the Parliament Select Committee on the Easter bombings yesterday that extensive investigations......Link
2019/07/25
02:15
FTJO complains to CIABOC over alleged Rs. 128 m losses over textbook printingBy Nuwan Senarathna Joint Opposition members yesterday filed a complaint against Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam with the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption (CIABOC) alleging misappropriation of State funds when printing the Grade 7 geography textbook. In thei...Link
2019/07/25
02:15
FTNo direct IS link to Easter Sunday attack, says top officialBy Ashwin Hemmathagama Testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday attacks, Head of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) Senior Deputy Inspector General Ravi Seneviratne yesterday rejected any direct links to ...Link
2019/07/25
02:15
FTNo evidence to back any allegation against Dr. ShafiThe Criminal Investigations Department (CID) informed the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks yesterday that there is no evidence to back the allegations against Dr. Mohamed Shafi. CID Director Shani Abeysekera told the PSC that there is no evidence to prove that the Kurun...Link
2019/07/25
02:15
FTAsian brand Next to open hotel with 164 rooms and suites in Colombo in NovemberAsian brand Next Hotel will open its first property with 164 guest rooms and suites in Colombo in November. . The Next Story Group currently owns, manages and franchises 37 hotels and resorts in Australia, Laos and Thailand and manages five Kafnu spaces in Taipei, Hong Kong, Sydney, Ho Chi Minh City...Link
2019/07/25
02:15
FTStock market gains to highest in nearly 20 weeks; rupee fallsReuters: Sri Lankan shares jumped more than 1% on Wednesday to hit their highest close in nearly 20 weeks, led by gains in banking and diversified stocks, while the rupee weakened on higher importer dollar demand.. The country’s benchmark stock index ended 1.1% up at 5,745.97 its highest close since...Link
2019/07/25
02:15
FTCabinet approves expanded visa-free arrival scheme to boost tourismAFP: Sri Lanka has reintroduced and expanded a visa-free entry scheme for visitors in a bid to revive its flagging tourism sector after the deadly Easter bombings, officials said yesterday.. The concession for tourists from 39 nations was suspended after Islamists bombed three churches and three lux...Link
2019/07/25
02:15
FTAG ordered to submit Affidavit with reasons to issue arrest warrant for MahendranBy Manopriya Gunasekera . The Special High Court Trial-at-Bar yesterday ordered the Attorney General to submit an affidavit, detailing grounds for why the Court should issue a warrant to arrest former Central Bank Governor Arjun Mahendran, before 9 August.. Earlier this month, Attorney General (AG) ...Link
2019/07/25
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FTIMF downgrades world growth to 3.2%, warns of ‘precarious’ 2020WASHINGTON (AFP): Global trade tensions and continued uncertainty are sapping the strength of the world economy, which faces a “precarious” 2020, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday.. Trade conflicts are undercutting investment, and the IMF urged countries not to use tariffs in place o...Link
2019/07/25
02:15
FTNew counterterrorism framework gets Cabinet nodBy Chathuri Dissanayake The Cabinet this week approved a legal framework for counterterrorism, to prevent the rise of new terrorist groups, prohibit encouragement and recruitment, and place restrictions on groups controlled from a designated foreign area.. Noting the introduction of new legal measur...Link
2019/07/25
02:15
FTAmendments to Companies Act approved by P’mentBy Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent The Companies (Amendment) Bill 2019 received House approval yesterday, further reducing the difficulties investors undergo to register a new business in Sri Lanka. Industry and Commerce Deputy Minister Buddhika Pathirana moved the Motion in Parliament...Link
2019/07/25
02:00
News.LkPresident congratulates new Prime Minister of the United KingdomPresident congratulates new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom...Link
2019/07/25
01:45
FTPositive Sri Lanka Campaign gains momentum as leading brands come onboardThe Positive Sri Lanka initiative is generating an overwhelming response from the local business community, as leading brands step forward to do their bit to restore the economy. Launched last week, more and more businesses are coming forward to pledge their support by way of discounts for shoppers,...Link
2019/07/25
01:45
FTPM congratulates new British counterpartPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday congratulated his British counterpart Boris Johnson and expressed expectations to further strengthen the close relationship between the two countries.. Given below is the full message released by the Prime Minister’s Office. . It is with great pleasure t...Link
2019/07/25
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FTIndian finds missing father in SL after 21 years from YouTube videoAfter an Indian woman, in her habeas corpus petition filed before the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday, claimed that her long-missing father was identified among vagabonds in Sri Lanka through a YouTube video, the court-ordered notice to the Centre and State. A Division Bench of Jus...Link
2019/07/25
01:45
FTRanel guest speaker at Rotary Club of Colombo WestSecurities and Exchange Commission Chairman Ranel T. Wijesinha who was the guest speaker at Rotary Club of Colombo West receiving a token of appreciation from Rtn. Khisani Jayasinghe as Colombo West Rotary Club President Rtn. Previr Samarasinghe (centre) looks on...Link
2019/07/25
01:45
FTPresident congratulates new British PMPresident Maithripala Sirisena yesterday issued a message congratulating the new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and expressed his interest in taking forward closer relations between the two countries.. Given below is the full message released by the President. . Please accept my heartfelt c...Link
2019/07/25
01:45
FTGermany charges suspect over 2005 killing of Sri Lanka FMAP: German prosecutors have charged a suspected member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as an accessory to murder in the 2005 assassination of Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar. German Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that they filed the indictment against the suspect ...Link
2019/07/25
01:45
FTStrengthening partnerships for combating human trafficking in Sri LankaHuman trafficking is an organised crime committed both within the country and across borders. It is an offence affecting men, women and children and is a punishable crime under the penal code of Sri Lanka. Trafficking can take different forms including, but not limited to, labour exploitation and co...Link
2019/07/25
01:45
FTPresident hands over Rs. 5 m reward to Easter attack informantPresident Maithripala Sirisena yesterday handed over the Rs. 5 million reward to the informant who assisted authorities to find two safe houses used by the Easter Sunday attackers. . Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne on Tuesday decided to give a reward of Rs. 5 million to t...Link
2019/07/25
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FTSpeaker blocks High Court judges meeting with UN Special RapporteurBy Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday confirmed to Parliament the proposed meeting between the UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, currently on a visit to Sri Lanka, and the High Court Judges was cancelled to uphold the integrity and independ...Link
2019/07/25
01:45
FTCID Director says all involved in Easter attacks nabbed or deadBy Ashwin Hemmathagama Testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) investigating the Easter Sunday terror attacks Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Director SSP Shani Abeysekera yesterday said he believed all those involved in the attacks had either died or been arrested and th...Link
2019/07/25
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News.LkThird (3rd) expert level Staff Talks between Sri Lanka-Pakistan navies held in ColomboThe 3rd expert level Staff Talks between the Sri Lanka Navy and Pakistan Navy was held at the Lighthouse Galley premises in Colombo on 23rd and 24th July....Link
2019/07/25
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News.Lk16,800 vacancies- Cabinet approves to recruitment and trains unemployed graduates as traineesCabinet approval has been granted to recruit 5000 unemployed internal graduates as the first phase of this project and 15,000 graduates as the second phase....Link
2019/07/25
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FTHNB Finance amongst top 25 ‘Great Places to Work’ in AsiaJuly, 2019: Sri Lanka’s leading financial institution HNB Finance cemented its position as a leading employer when it was selected as one of the top 25 Great Places to Work in Sri Lanka and Asia in the large category recently through an independent study conducted by Great Place to Work Institute.. ...Link
2019/07/25
01:15
FTImara De Chickera recognised with Sri Lanka Women Leadership AwardImara de Chickera, Director of Communication at The Kingsbury, was awarded as a Sri Lankan Woman Leader for her leadership in marketing and brand building. She is a writer and experienced marketing and communications specialist with a demonstrated history of building and driving brands in insurance,...Link
2019/07/25
01:15
FTLOLC Group extends, Akbar Brothers joins UoC alumni partnershipLOLC Group recently signed a MoU with the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo (UoC), extending its engagement with the UoC Partnership Program for another year up to 2020, whilst leading tea exporter Akbar Brothers joined this program this year.. The UoC Partnership Program is an initiat...Link
2019/07/25
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News.LkNavy apprehends 04 Indian fishers for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial watersSri Lanka Navy apprehended 04 Indian fishermen along with a fishing trawler belonging to them for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters  yesterday (24th June 2019)....Link
2019/07/25
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FTHSBC Sri Lanka named International Retail Bank of the YearHSBC Sri Lanka has won the International Retail Bank of the Year award at the Asian Banking & Finance (AB&F) Retail Banking Awards 2019 held in Singapore, recently. This is the third time HSBC Sri Lanka has won the award, since 2016.  HSBC Vietnam and HSBC Bank China were among the regional winners ...Link
2019/07/25
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FTSri Lanka to host 58th ACI Financial Markets Association World Congress in OctoberThe Sri Lanka Forex Association (SLFA) will host the most prestigious event in the global financial markets calendar, the 58th ACI Financial Markets Association World Congress from 3 to 5 October in Colombo.. The Congress will bring together a collective of influential financial market professionals...Link
2019/07/25
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FTPeople’s Insurance awarded ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System certificationPeople’s Insurance PLC has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI). It is the only general insurance company to receive this certification from the national body for quality management systems.. The scope of certification cover...Link
2019/07/25
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FTComBank wins 5 accolades at 2019 Asian Banking and Finance awardsThe Commercial Bank of Ceylon bagged five awards at the 2019 Asian Banking and Finance Awards, two in the ‘Wholesale Banking Awards’ category, two in the ‘Retail Banking Awards’ category and one in the ‘Corporate and Investment Banking Awards’ category, continuing its winning streak from the precedi...Link
2019/07/25
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FTICT Industry Skills Council steps up initiativesIn yet another significant step forward, the ICT Industry Skills Council (ICTISC) is planning to introduce significant impetus to the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Skills Development in the country.. In the modern knowledge intensive economy human resources are the most critical fac...Link
2019/07/25
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FTInternational Education Consultancy ‘Information Week’International Education Consultancy incorporated in January 1990, was the pioneer (in Australian education) to enter the international education market in Sri Lanka, representing some of the most prestigious universities and institutes in Australia.. IEC has since diversified its services to univers...Link
2019/07/25
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FTBileeta partners with HNB Bank to promote ERP Solution for SME marketSMEs hold in them the potential to be the future engines of innovation, playing a significant role in driving economic growth and generating jobs. However, in order to improve productivity and overall business performance, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is one of the enablers that Small and Medi...Link
2019/07/25
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FTFirst international standard for passenger lifts just publishedThere are hundreds of thousands of goods and passenger lifts in use at any given moment around the world, safely transporting us up and down buildings thanks to some pretty rigorous standards. But the national or regional rules and regulations that apply to them are reflected in different standards,...Link
2019/07/25
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FTINSEE Cement launches Sustainability Report 2018By Maleesha Sulthanagoda. INSEE Cement Sri Lanka launched its Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Report 2018 earlier this week showcasing the company’s ongoing efforts towards improving its performances, production processes, efficiency, and multiple community projects. The document is...Link
2019/07/25
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FTEnter Gen Z: Asia’s retail market in turmoilIn retail business, the concept of convenience used to mean providing a product or a service within a reasonable walk or drive, perhaps on the way home from work or in a town nearby. Traditionally, companies bundle similar products and services within well-defined boundaries and structures, which ar...Link
2019/07/25
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Al JazeeraSri Lankan investigator: No ISIL link to Easter bombingsAttackers followed ISIL 'idealogy' but had no link with them, investigator said....Link
2019/07/25
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FTSalience of ‘Strategy Safari’ – Taking it furtherWhen I saw the headlines of Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri’s article on ‘Strategy Safari’ – the thought-provoking book by Prof. Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand and Joseph Lampel – I settled down to read the interesting article as I was promised it would shed light on how we could use lessons from this bo...Link
2019/07/25
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FTMuslims have to rise up effectively after their present fallThe Muslims in Sri Lanka have fallen from their hitherto-established social standing with others, especially the Sinhalese. This fall had been happening for some time, at an incremental pace, after the end of the three-decade-old war with the Tamil Tigers and has come to its worst-case scenario now ...Link
2019/07/25
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FTChief Executive Officer of dnata Travel Group visits Sri Lankadnata Travel Group Chief Executive Officer Iain Andrew recently visited Sri Lanka to meet officials of the tourism industry and to personally assess the situation on ground. He was happy to note that life in Sri Lanka has come back to normal, and that the people were eager and ready to welcome touri...Link
2019/07/25
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FTThailand’s June foreign tourist arrivals up 1%Bangkok, Reuters: Thailand saw a rise of 0.89% in tourist arrivals in June from a year earlier, after a drop of 1.03% in May, the tourism ministry said in a statement on Monday.. The 3.05 million tourists in June spent about 150 billion baht ($4.86 billion), up 1.48% from a year earlier.. Visitors f...Link
2019/07/25
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FTAmari Galle official host hotel of South Asian Travel Awards 2019Amari Galle is proud to have been chosen as the official host hotel of the South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) Gala 2019. The awards gala is scheduled to take place on 19 and 20 September. “Following the recent incident in the country which affected the entire economy, we continue to work as one united...Link
2019/07/25
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FTThai Airways to charge extra for preferred seatsThai Airways has announced that it will soon give travellers the option of selecting preferred seats, for a price. The preferred seat fee will vary based on actual flight distance flown, and Thai Airways says that the service will only be available after tickets have been purchased and not before. T...Link
2019/07/25
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FTClarification from SriLankan AirlinesWith reference to the recent news reports on a damaged meal tray onboard a SriLankan Airlines flight, the Airline yesterday clarified and placed on record that there were no defects reported prior to departure of the flight, and this incident occurred during the journey. The footage that is being ai...Link
2019/07/25
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FTCSE PRICE LIST - 24/07/2019 ...Link
2019/07/25
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FTUK business urges Johnson to get Brexit dealLONDON, (AFP): British business leaders on Tuesday urged incoming prime minister Boris Johnson to avoid taking the country out of the European Union without a Brexit deal.. Johnson has said he will seek a new divorce agreement with Brussels but will leave without one if that is the only way to keep ...Link
2019/07/25
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FTEU lawmakers warn new UK PM boosts ’no deal’ riskBrussels, AFP: The European Parliament’s Brexit steering committee warned Wednesday that Britain’s leadership election had increased the risk of a no-deal Brexit.. Former Belgian premier Guy Verhoftstadt’s committee met EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier just as ardent Brexiteer Boris Johnson was p...Link
2019/07/25
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FTEU threatens duties on 35 b euros in US goodsBRUSSELS, (AFP): The EU is ready to hit the United States with extra tariffs on goods worth 35 billion euros if Washington slaps duties on its cars, its trade chief said Tuesday.. The warning by EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom came as she said a plan by Europe and United States to reach a li...Link
2019/07/25
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FTBritish Prime Minister Johnson vows Brexit with ‘no ifs or buts’LONDON (Reuters): Boris Johnson used his first speech as Prime Minister to vow to lead Britain out of the EU on 31 October “no ifs or buts”, warning that if the EU refused to negotiate then there would be a no-deal Brexit. Johnson, who has been hailed by US President Donald Trump as Britain’s Trump,...Link
2019/07/25
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Daily MirrorUK launches probe into exporting ‘human remains’ to SLThe British Government has launched an investigation after Sri Lankan authorities said they would send back more than a hundred shipping containers because they appeared to contain human remains disguised as recyclable metals, the Telegraph reported yesterday....Link
2019/07/25
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Ada DeranaNavy arrests 4 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan watersSri Lanka Navy personnel apprehended 4 Indian fishermen along with a fishing trawler belonging to them while poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters on Wednesday (24)....Link
2019/07/25
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Ada DeranaParliament blocks UN Special Rapporteur s meeting with judgesSri Lanka s parliament has blocked a visiting United Nations human rights expert from meeting with judges hearing war crimes cases, citing fears of foreign interference in the judicial system....Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirstBlue Mountain : Customers say investigations conducted at snail’s paceNews 1st recently exposed a large number of financial frauds allegedly committed by the company named “Blue Mountain Properties” under the guise of selling real estate. However, many parties who have been adversely affected by this fraud claim, although complaints have been lodged in several Police ...Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirstAttempts by UN Special Rapporteur to meet judges in Sri Lanka, prevented by SpeakerA debate was held in parliament today (July 24) about an attempt made by a UN Special Rapporteur to meet judges in the country. Speaking in Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya noted that he inquired into thearrangements made for UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule to meet the Chief Justic...Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirst“People want Gotabaya as next presidential candidate”Convening a media briefing in Colombo today (July 24) UPFA MP Pavithra Wanniarachchi noted that where ever they go people want Gotabaya Rajapaksa to be the next presidential candidate. She noted that it’s not a decision that was taken at the Rajapaksa’s tea table. She added that the joint party lead...Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirstNuwan Kulasekara retires from International CricketSri Lankan paceman Nuwan Kulasekara has decided to call time on his international career with immediate effect. The announcement means Kulasekara will end as the third-highest ODI wicket-taker for Sri Lanka among pacemen and fifth-highest overall on the Sri Lankan charts. Kulasekara’s retirement com...Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirstArmy truck crashes leaving 11 soldiers wounded in Hambantota11 army soldiers were wounded in an accident that took place in the close proximity of the Department of Agrarian Development in Meegahajadura, Hambantota. The Police stated that the accident occurred while the military drivers were being trained to drive the particular truck this morning. (24 July)...Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirstAssociate of Makandure Madush and Kanjipani Imran arrestedA suspect who maintained contacts with underworld kingpins Makandure Madush and Kanjipani Imran has been arrested by the Colombo Crimes division at Arunalu, Aluthgama. The suspect is a 36-year-old resident of Kurunda Para, Dharga Town. The police stated that he was involved in aiding and abetting th...Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirstGotabaya Rajapaksa returns to the countryFormer Defense SecretaryGotabaya Rajapaksa who travelled to Singapore for medical treatment returned to the island last night (July 23). Duty Manager of the Katunayake International Airport said that he arrived in the country on Singapore Airlines at 11.45 pm last night....Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirst7th day of Gammadda door to door ends successfullyPeople exercise their right to vote and appoint a government in the hope that they would make solving the problems of the general public their priority. Ironically our Gammadda door to door teams came across villagers where people are tangled in a web of problems spun by the politicians. Diyagaha, M...Link
2019/07/24
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Colombo PageSpecial High Court orders AG to submit affidavit to issue arrest warrant on Arjuna MahendranThe Permanent High Court at Bar has ordered the Attorney General to submit an affidavit before August 9th, if there are any grounds for the request made to issue a warrant to arrest former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, who has been named as the main accused in the Central Bank Bonds Scam c...Link
2019/07/24
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Colombo TelegraphA Balancing Act: Can Sri Lanka Overcome The Ethnic, Religious & Political Divide?By Suji Hettiarachchi -Agree, disagree and not disagree less but disagree better Watching both the new Governor General of Australia and the swearing in ceremony of the new parliament on 2nd of July this year as well as the tribute to late Prime Minister Bob Hawke by the new Prime Minist...Link
2019/07/24
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Colombo PagePrime Minister directs to provide security to the Esala PeraheraPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the security for the Kandy Esala Perahera, which is considered as a cultural festival of the nation, should be fully ensured and stressed that all parties should work together to achieve this....Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirstBritain launches investigation into possibility of human remains in garbage containers at Colombo portThe Telegraph in the UK reported that the British government has launched an investigation into the containers sent to Sri Lanka as they appeared to contain human remains disguised as recyclable metals. AFP also reported that the containers carried loads of hazardous mortuary and clinical waste. Sev...Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirstCabinet turns down Rs 200mn for rent for building for Ministry of Power and Energy; but provides backdoor funding from LECOThe cabinet memorandum submitted by subject minister Ravi Karunanayake seeking approval to obtain funds from the Treasury to obtain a new building on rent basis to relocate the Ministry of Power, Energy, and Business Development was turned down for a second time, yesterday (July 23). The current pre...Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirstFree on-arrival visas for 45 nationalitiesCabinet approval has been given to grant a free on-arrival visa for tourists, and have expanded the program from 39 countries to 45 in an attempt to recover faster from the April 21 attacks. The cabinet had earlier given the approval to start the free on-arrival visa on May 01, but the...Link
2019/07/24
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Colombo PageSri Lanka's CID Chief says no evidence found linking IS to the Easter Sunday bombingsHead of Sri Lanka's Criminal Investigation Department of Police Senior DIG, Ravi Seneviratne says that no evidence has been found to directly link the ISIS organization to the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 258 people and injured over 500 more persons....Link
2019/07/24
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Hiru News21 years of Hiru; 21 millionaires in 21 days,11th millionaire, M.G. Chamodi Prasadika from KundasaleThe winner of the 21 years of Hiru, 21 millionaires in 21 days programme conducted in view of the glorious 21st anniversary of Hiru, giving away the largest......Link
2019/07/24
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Colombo TelegraphSome Brief Notes On 1983 Violence Against The TamilsBy Imtiyaz Razak –The incident in 1983, known as Black July, is particularly well documented. Approximately two thousand Tamils were killed in July/August 1983 by Sinhalese mobs in an attempt to begin genocide (or at least ethnic cleansing) of the Tamils. Human Right Watch documented the cru...Link
2019/07/24
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Colombo PageSri Lanka President congratulates UK's new Prime MinisterSri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena was quick to congratulate the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson, who took the leadership of the Conservative Party from Theresa May on Wednesday....Link
2019/07/24
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Daily MirrorBoris Johnson becomes UK Prime MinisterBoris Johnson formally became Britain’s prime minister today and immediately set about assembling a team of ministers and advisers to prepare an all-out push to get the UK out of the EU by the fall, the Wall Street Airlines said today....Link
2019/07/24
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Ada DeranaBoris Johnson becomes UK s new Prime MinisterBoris Johnson took office as British prime minister on Wednesday, vowing to implement the result of the 2016 Brexit referendum and lead Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 with “no ifs or buts”....Link
2019/07/24
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Daily MirrorSriLankan clarifies reports on damaged metal traySriLankan Airlines today issued a statement clarifying recent news reports on a damaged meal tray onboard a SriLankan Airlines flight....Link
2019/07/24
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Colombo PageThird Space Global "Teach Sri Lanka" initiative provides a week of free online tutoring for 200 childrenPioneering UK-owned e-learning network, Third Space Global (TSG) announced the launch of "Teach Sri Lanka", a bold new initiative aimed at revamping how Sri Lankan students learn and understand mathematics by providing free access to its cutting-edge online virtual classrooms....Link
2019/07/24
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Daily MirrorDecision to be delivered August 9The Decision regarding the issuance of a warrant against former CBSL governor Arjun Mahendran will be delivered on August 9 by the Colombo permanent High Court trial at bar....Link
2019/07/24
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Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 9.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 9.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/07/24
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Sri Lanka MirrorNo farewell match for retiring KuleSri Lanka fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara says that the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has rejected his request  to play in the final ODI with Lasith Malinga.He made this statement at a media conference held at the Colts Sports Club in Colombo today (24 July) as he announced his retirement.Nuwan Kulasekera sa...Link
2019/07/24
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EconomyNextNo IS link to Sri Lanka Easter attacks: investigatorColombo, Sri Lanka | AFP | Wednesday - Sri Lanka's Easter attacks that killed 258 people were carried out by local Islamists who drew inspiration from but were not linked to the Islamic State group, a top investigator said Wednesday....Link
2019/07/24
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Hiru NewsBody of a person who had died under mysterious circumstances discovered from a well in HomagamaA dead body has been found in a well situated behind a restaurant in Homagama.Our correspondent said that the body of an employee who was residing in the......Link
2019/07/24
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Hiru NewsHealth Ministry officials admit again Neville Fernando hospital still not taken over by the governmentFinancial and Accounts Director-General of the Ministry of Health, Hemantha Swarnathilaka admitted that the property of Malabe Neville Fernando hospital......Link
2019/07/24
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Hiru NewsCID chief reveals no proofs to say ISIS has direct involvement in Easter Sunday bomb attacksThe senior DIG in charge of the CID Ravi Senevirathna stated today that the Easter Sunday bomb attacks had no direct involvement to ISIS.Senior DIG Senevirathna......Link
2019/07/24
19:46
Hiru NewsReturning containers of British waste in dilemma as the importer is bankruptBritish media reported today that its government has launched an investigation after Sri Lankan authorities said they would send back more than a hundred......Link
2019/07/24
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Ada DeranaPresident hands over cash reward to lorry driver who helped seize explosives haulPresident Maithripala Sirisena today presented a cash reward of Rs 5 million to the lorry driver who provided Sri Lanka Police with the information that led to the discovery of a large stock of explosives in Samanthurai, following the Easter Sunday attacks....Link
2019/07/24
19:31
Hiru NewsNUWAN KULASEKERA DECIDES TO RETIRE FROM INTERNATIONAL CRICKETSri Lanka fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekera has decided to retire from international Cricket. It is reported that he will convene a special press conference......Link
2019/07/24
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BBCSri Lankans demand UK take back rotting wasteDecomposing containers containing hazardous waste, labelled as "recycling", arrived from the UK....Link
2019/07/24
18:46
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 6.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 6.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/07/24
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Asian MirrorPresident Sirisena's SLFP To Hold Annual Event To Commemorate Black July: First Event On July 27 Under Sirisena's PatronageThe Sri Lanka Freedom Party has decided to commemorate Black July every month, SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera said. The Black July in 1983 unleashed unprecedented violence on Tamils in Sri Lanka killing thousands of Tamils and displacing over 100000. The UNP, which ran the state machiner...Link
2019/07/24
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Asian MirrorNo Direct Evidence To Link Islamic State To Easter Sunday Attacks: CID Chief Tells PSCThere is no evidence to directly link the Islamic State (IS) to the Easter Sunday attacks, CID Director Ravi Seneviratne has told the Parliamentary Select Committee probing Easter Sunday attacks. He also informed the PSC that the IS Leader has been contacted by a third party based in Indonesia, who ...Link
2019/07/24
18:31
Daily NewsEffective legal framework for combating terrorismConsidering the proposal presented by the Prime Minister, The approval of the cabinet of Ministers has been granted to appoint a cabinet subcommittee chaired by the Minister......Link
2019/07/24
18:31
Daily NewsEstablishment of 'Palmyra Fund'Rs.15.25 billion has been allocated in 2019 budget for strengthening the Reconciliation process in Sri Lanka.Establishment of  "Palmyra Fund", an independent fund for......Link
2019/07/24
18:31
Hiru NewsNUWAN KULASEKERA DECIDES TO RETIRE FROM INTERNATIONAL CRICKETSri Lanka fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekera has decided to retire from international Cricket. It is reported that he will convene a special press conference......Link
2019/07/24
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Hiru NewsGREAT BRITAIN TO INVESTIGATE THE GARBAGE BROUGHT TO SRI LANKAThe British government has initiated an investigation after the Sri Lankan government decided to redirect the containers of waste disposal imported to......Link
2019/07/24
18:31
Hiru NewsANOTHER DESTRUCTION OF THE RUINS OF THE VIJITHAPURA FORTRESSOur Hiru news team was informed that a group of people have cleared an archaeological site belonging to the historic Vijithapura fortress on the outskirts......Link
2019/07/24
18:31
Hiru NewsA PERSON WHO MAINTAINED A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH MADUSH AND KANJIPANI ARRESTEDThe Colombo Crimes Division has arrested person named Lantuwahandi Sanjeewa Pushpa Kumara, who maintained a close relationship with two organized criminals,......Link
2019/07/24
18:31
Hiru NewsTWO PERSONS RELEASED ON BAIL AMONG SIX SUSPECTS IN LAKTO ESTATESix suspicious persons have been arrested by the police in the Wanathavilluwa Lakto Estate in Puttalam. The estate is suspected to have been used to store......Link
2019/07/24
18:31
Hiru NewsRED LIGHT FROM SRI LANKA POSTA new salary structure for postal workers have been taken up for discussion at the cabinet meeting held yesterday.Since the special commission appointed......Link
2019/07/24
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Hiru NewsSTEPS TO INTRODUCE A POSITIVE LEGAL FRAMEWORK TO COMBAT TERRORISMCabinet has approved the appointment of a Cabinet Subcommittee headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs to introduce a positive legal framework to combat......Link
2019/07/24
18:31
Hiru NewsARMY TRUCK TOPPLES IN SURIYAEWA, 11 INJURED11 soldiers were injured when an Army truck toppled near the Agrarian Service Center at Meegahajadura in Sooriyawewa today.The police said that the injured......Link
2019/07/24
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Hiru NewsPRESIDENT HANDS OVER RS 5 MILLION TO THE DRIVER OF THE LORRY WHO PROVIDED INFORMATION ON EXPLOSIVES IN SAINDAMARUDUPresident Maithrpala Sirisena handed over cash prize of Rs 5 million to the driver of the Lorry who provided information on the explosives seized in Saindamarudu.The......Link
2019/07/24
18:31
Hiru NewsNEW STUDENT COUNSELLING TEACHERSThe Ministry of Education is preparing to recruit counselling teachers for national and provincial schools considering it as a timely requirement.However,......Link
2019/07/24
18:31
Hiru NewsOPPOSITION LEADER’S ATTENTION DRAWN TO PEOPLES ISSUES IN MUTTURMuslim community in Muttur met the opposition leader Mahinda Rajapkse yesterday afternoon to update him the issues faced by the Muslims in the area.This......Link
2019/07/24
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Colombo TelegraphWhy The Maharajas Hate Karu Jayasuriya: Failed Coups And The Number 8 ...Link
2019/07/24
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Times of IndiaSri Lanka police say no evidence for direct IS link to Easter attacksSri Lankan police have not found enough evidence to prove that Islamic State (IS) militants were directly involved with the Easter Sunday bombings, the chief investigator said on Wednesday, even though the group had claimed responsibility. The attacks on churches and hotels in Colombo and in the eas...Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirstStatues come to life at street artists festival in BelgiumReuters –Over 100 fantastical statues came alive in Belgium this weekend as street artists showed off their creations at Europe’s biggest “living statue” festival. Far from the frozen poses usually adopted by living statues performing on street corners across Europe, the artists at the Marche-en-Fam...Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirstKenya court frees finance minister on cash bail after graft chargesReuters –Kenya’s Finance Minister Henry Rotich pleaded not guilty on Tuesday (July 23) to corruption charges over the award of two dam tenders, in an unprecedented legal move against a sitting minister in a country notorious for graft. Rotich was due to be freed on bail after his lawyers argued he w...Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirstFiance ministry denies funding to restore Kalido beachThe Ministry of Finance has informed the Department of Coast Conservation that they would not be able to provide Rs 800mn approved by the cabinet for the conservation project of the Kalido beach, Kalutara. Director-General of the Department of Coast Conservation, Prabath Chandrakeerthi noted that th...Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirstCID takes over search for missing police gunsActing Inspector General of Police, C.D. Wickramaratne has ordered the CID to take over the investigation on two missing T-56 Assault rifles from the Panadura North Police Station. This was confirmed to the News 1st by the Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekera. The OIC of the Panadura North ...Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirst3600 buildings damaged in strong windsAccording to the National Disaster Relief Services Centre (NDRSC), the strong windsthat affected the island during the past few days, damaged 3600 houses and buildings Director of NDRSC Chaminda Pathiraja stated 3500 houses were damaged and that a majority of the damages were reported from the distr...Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirst11 Chinese nationals arrested with expired visas11 Chinese nationals have been arrested by the Immigration and Emigration Department for illegally remaining in the country. Assistant Controller of the Investigation Division M.G.V. Kaariyawasam noted that they were arrested while working at a construction site in Colombo 2. The suspects aged 40 – ...Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirstPolice raid ganja farm that spans across an acre of landColombo (Newsfirst) – The Hambegamuwa Police raided a Marijuana cultivation which had been in operation for an extended period of time. The cultivation which spanned across one acre of land was also located in close proximity to a plant nursery used for Marijuana plants. The owner of the cultivation...Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirstIllegal slaughterhouse raided in Hidogama, AnuradhapuraSix individuals were arrested in Hidogama, Anuradhapura on charges of running an illegal cattle slaughterhouse. The suspects were arrested following a raid conducted by the Anuradhapura Anti-Corruption Unit. The Hidogama Police have also seized a lorry and a hand tractor that was used to transport c...Link
2019/07/24
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NewsFirstUnion Bank records strong growth of 52% in Profit before all taxes in 1H19Sponsored Content :Union Bank concluded a strong first half, recording significant growth in core banking revenue with resultant profits before all taxes of Rs. 849 Mn, amidst challenging market conditions that tested the resilience of businesses across all sectors. Bank Performance · Profit before ...Link
2019/07/24
18:30
Colombo PageForeign Ministry conducts consular awareness programs and mobile services to enlighten publicThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently conducted Consular Awareness Programs and Integrated Consular Mobile Services (ICMS), under the guidance and presence of Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana, in Trincomalee and Kandy district....Link
2019/07/24
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Colombo PageSri Lanka Cricket awards Giant Screen Rights to 'Emerging Media'Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Tuesday announced their partnership with Emerging Media (Pvt). Ltd as their exclusive provider of the Giant Digital Screen to display corporate sponsor brand communication during the upcoming tours of Bangladesh and New Zealand in 2019....Link
2019/07/24
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Colombo PageSri Lanka include 10 more countries for On Arrival Visa service stopped after Easter Sunday bombingsSri Lanka on Wednesday announced that free visa-on-arrival service suspended in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings would be granted to 10 additional countries in the near future....Link
2019/07/24
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Sri Lanka MirrorETL denies ownership of imported wasteETL Colombo (Pvt) Ltd. outrightly denied any claims that they are the ultimate importer of the 130 containers of "Used Mattresses" imported to Hayleys Free Zone, Katunayake for reprocessing and re-export as legally permitted by the Hub Act.In a media release, he company states that their role was me...Link
2019/07/24
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Sri Lanka MirrorAct on National Building Tax to be amendedThe Nation Building Tax (NBT) Act is to be amended in order to facilitate the implementation of certain proposals as set out in the budget for this year.According to this year’s budget, the NBT imposed on foreign currency receipts by hotels registered under the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authorit...Link
2019/07/24
18:30
Sri Lanka MirrorCID takes over search for missing police gunsActing Inspector General of Police, C.D. Wickramaratne has ordered the CID to take over the investigation on two missing T-56 Assault rifles from the Panadura North Police Station.The OIC of the Panadura North Police Station was earlier interdicted over the missing service weapons, which came to lig...Link
2019/07/24
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ReutersSri Lanka police say no evidence for direct IS link to Easter attacksSri Lankan police have not found enough evidence to prove that Islamic State (IS) militants were directly involved with the Easter Sunday bombings, the chief investigator said on Wednesday, even though the group had claimed responsibility. ...Link
2019/07/24
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EconomyNextBanks push Sri Lanka stocks to four and a half month highSri Lanka's stocks closed 1.10 percent up on Wednesday, reaching the highest levels since early March, boosted by banking stocks, brokers said....Link
2019/07/24
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EconomyNextSri Lanka 12-month bill yields fall 8bp to 8.38-pctSri Lanka's Treasury Bill average weighted yields fell across maturities on Wednesday, with 12-month bill rates falling 8 basis points to 8.38 percent from a week earlier, the state debt office said....Link
2019/07/24
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EconomyNextSri Lanka rupee ends weaker, gilt yields easeSri Lanka’s rupee closed weaker at 176.20/30 against the US dollar on Wednesday while bond yields eased, dealers said....Link
2019/07/24
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Ada DeranaUK to probe human remains in containers of exported recycling sent to Sri LankaThe British government has launched an investigation after Sri Lankan authorities said they would send back more than hundred shipping containers because they appeared to contain human remains disguised as recyclable metals....Link
2019/07/24
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Ada DeranaNew salary structure for Postal DepartmentThe Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to implement a new salary structure for the Department of Posts....Link
2019/07/24
18:30
Ada DeranaMan found dead inside well behind restaurantA body of an individual who had died under mysterious circumstances has been discovered in a well situated behind a restaurant in Homagama....Link
2019/07/24
18:30
Ada DeranaKulasekara retires from international cricketSri Lankan fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara today officially announced his retirement from international cricket....Link
2019/07/24
18:30
Ada DeranaTwo others linked to Awa group s attack on cops at Manipay arrestedTwo other suspects linked to the attempted attack by Awa group on several police officers at Manipay have been arrested today (24)....Link
2019/07/24
18:30
Ada DeranaPresident congratulates Britain s new PremierPresident Maithripala Sirisena stated the ascension of Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister of Britain comes at an important juncture for Britain and its relations with the Commonwealth of Nations....Link
2019/07/24
18:30
Ada DeranaTrain hits jeep at unprotected crossing; three including doctor injuredThree persons including a medical officer have sustained injuries as a jeep collided with a train at an unprotected level crossing today (24), Habarana Police said....Link
2019/07/24
18:30
Daily MirrorNo evidence to confirm attackers had connections with ISIS: SGIDTestifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday attacks, Senior DIG and Head of CID and TID, Ravi Seneviratne today said no evidence had been found to confirm that those who staged the attacks had connections with ISIS....Link
2019/07/24
15:16
Hiru News201 Drunk Drivers arrested during the past 24 hoursPolice arrested 201 drunk drivers during the past 24 hours that ended at 6 am today A special operation was launched on the 5thto arrest drunk drivers......Link
2019/07/24
15:16
Hiru News“21 YEARS OF HIRU; 21 MILLIONAIRES IN 21 DAYS” - HIRU VISITS THE HOME OF THE 10TH MILLIONAIRE WITH THE GIFTThe giving away of the largest cash prize in the history of Sri Lankan television of 21 million rupees to celebrate 21 years of Hiru, 21 millionaires......Link
2019/07/24
15:15
Colombo PageSri Lanka Finance Minister orders Customs to investigate and report on importing hazardous garbageSri Lanka Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera Tuesday ordered the Director General of Customs to immediately inquire into the issue of importing hazardous waste to the country....Link
2019/07/24
15:15
EconomyNextSri Lanka to buy cranes for Colombo South Harbour East TerminalSri Lanka’s Cabinet of ministers this week approved buying cranes for a new state-owned container terminal in Colombo port that will be operated as a joint venture involving Japan and India....Link
2019/07/24
15:15
Daily MirrorGermany charges LTTE suspect over killing of KadirgamarAn LTTE member, who was arrested in Germany over the assassination of Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar in 2005, had been charged by the German prosecutors over the murder, foreign news agencies reported today....Link
2019/07/24
15:00
EconomyNextSmuggled British trash containers in Sri Lanka also contain biological wasteSri Lanka customs Tuesday ordered the return of container loads of hazardous mortuary and clinical waste illegally imported into the island from Britain under the cover of metal recycling....Link
2019/07/24
15:00
Ada DeranaNo evidence that IS was behind Easter attacks – Senior DIG Ravi SeneviratneThere is no evidence to claim that the Islamic State (IS) was behind the Easter Sunday bombings, stated the Senior DIG in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Ravi Seneviratne....Link
2019/07/24
14:46
Hiru NewsStatement by the Tamil National Alliance regarding Presidential Candidate of the joint oppositionTamil National Alliance parliamentarian Sinnathamby Yogeshwaran says that he is prepared to discuss regarding the candidate proposed by the Mahinda Rajapakse......Link
2019/07/24
14:46
Hiru Newsupdate :-THERE IS STILL NO EVIDENCE REGARDING A DIRECT LINK TO ISIS FOR THE APRIL 21ST ATTACKSenior DIG Ravi Seniviratne, who is in charge of the Criminal investigation Department (CID) says that there is still no evidence regarding a direct link......Link
2019/07/24
14:45
NewsFirst“Greta or CETA?” French lawmakers pass EU-Canada trade deal despite climate worriesReuters –France’s parliament approved on Tuesday (July 23) the EU-Canada trade agreement (CETA) with a relatively small majority, in a vote that put in spotlight 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg and her advocacy. Thunberg urged politicians in an earlier meeting with parliament to unite be...Link
2019/07/24
14:45
NewsFirstDelivery of Tokyo Olympics “firmly on track”, says IOCReuters –Tokyo is fully on track to deliver the “compact” 2020 Olympics it promised when it was awarded the rights to the event six years ago, the International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission chief said on Tuesday (July 23). Wednesday marks one year until the opening ceremony in the alm...Link
2019/07/24
14:45
Colombo PageSri Lanka's Commercial Bank wins 5 accolades at 2019 Asian Banking and Finance awardsThe Commercial Bank of Ceylon bagged five awards at the 2019 Asian Banking and Finance Awards....Link
2019/07/24
14:45
Ada DeranaOver 5,000 drunk drivers arrested since July 5thOver 5000 motorists who were driving under the influence of alcohol have been arrested in island-wide raids, the police said....Link
2019/07/24
14:31
Daily NewsHuman remains found in imported garbage containersThe British government has launched an investigation after Sri Lankan authorities said they would send back more than hundred shipping containers because they appeared to contain human remains......Link
2019/07/24
14:30
Colombo PageGermany charges suspect over 2005 killing of Sri Lanka FMGerman prosecutors have charged a suspected member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as an accessory to murder in the 2005 assassination of Sri Lanka's foreign minister Lakshman Kadirgamar, Associated Press reported....Link
2019/07/24
14:15
EconomyNextNDBIB named best investment bank in Sri LankaNDBIB has been named the best investment bank in Sri Lanka by Euromoney, a financial magazine for the eight time, the firm said....Link
2019/07/24
14:15
EconomyNextEuromoney names NDBIB Sri Lanka’s best investment bankEuromoney magazine has named NDB Investment Bank (NDBIB) Sri Lanka’s best investment bank for the year for the eighth straight year in 2019....Link
2019/07/24
14:01
Hiru NewsTHE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING INTO THE EASTER ATTACKS OPEN TO THE MEDIAThe proceedings of the select committee appointed to look into the Easter attacks will be open to the media from 12.30 pm today. The committee met today......Link
2019/07/24
14:01
Hiru NewsSENIOR DIG RAVI SENIVIRATNE COMMENCES TO GIVE EVIDENCESenior DIG Ravi Seniviratne, who is in charge of the Criminal investigation Department (CID) has commenced giving evidence before the select committee......Link
2019/07/24
14:00
EconomyNextCFA global chief to visit Sri LankaThe Sri Lanka unit of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, a global association of investment professionals, will sign an agreement with the capital markets watchdog to promote governance during a visit by the orgnisation’s global head....Link
2019/07/24
13:45
News.LkSri Lanka participates at the Second Annual Royal Commonwealth Showcase 2019The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto, as a part of country promotion/tourism promotion program 2019, participated at the Second Annual Commonwealth Showcase, organized by the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Commonwealth on 20 July 2019 at the Nationa...Link
2019/07/24
13:45
Daily MirrorCID in-charge testifies before PSCCriminal Investigation Division (CID) in-charge, Senior DIG Ravi Seneviratne commenced giving evidence before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday’s attacks a short while ago....Link
2019/07/24
13:30
Sri Lanka MirrorSpecial police operation to nab drunk drivers extended until end of this yearThe special operation which is underway to apprehend drunk drivers is to be extended until the end of this year, Police Motor Traffic DIG Ajith Rohana said.As of today (Jul 24), 5011 drivers have been arrested for drunk driving offences after the operation began on July 5, he observed. Initially, th...Link
2019/07/24
13:30
Sri Lanka MirrorSpecial HC calls for AG's affidavit to issue arrest warrant on MahendranThe Special High Court today (Jul 24) instructed the Attorney General (AG) to submit an affidavit stating the reasons to re-issue an arrest warrant on Arjuna Mahendran, a chief suspect in the bond scam case.Previously, the AG had filed charges against eight suspects for causing massive losses to the...Link
2019/07/24
13:30
News.LkNavy finds 717.82kg of beedi leaves in TalaimannarNaval personnel, during a search conducted at the sandbanks in Talaimannar found a haul of beedi leaves on 23rd July 2019....Link
2019/07/24
13:30
Ada DeranaSenior DIG of CID commences testifying before PSCSenior DIG in charge of Criminal Investigation Department Ravi Seneviratne has commenced giving evidence before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee a short while ago....Link
2019/07/24
13:30
Ada DeranaUK to probe human remains in containers of exported recycling sent to Sri LankaThe British government has launched an investigation after Sri Lankan authorities said they would send back more than hundred shipping containers because they appeared to contain human remains disguised as recyclable metals....Link
2019/07/24
13:30
Daily MirrorSafe houses - Rs.5 mn reward to person who gave infoActing IGP C.D. Wickramaratna has decided to pay a reward of Rs.5 million to the person who provided information which led to the recovery of explosives from two safe houses at Samanthurai and Nintavur in Ampara, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said....Link
2019/07/24
13:30
Daily MirrorRequest of Rs.364 million to shift Ministry of Power turned downMinister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera has yesterday vehemently protested against the Cabinet paper presented by Minister Ravi Karunanayake requesting for Rs 364 million from the Treasury to shift the Ministry of Power, Energy and Business Development to another location....Link
2019/07/24
13:16
Daily NewsMadush and Kanjipani Imran’s accomplice arrestedA team of officers from the Colombo Crime Division raided the Arunalu area of the Aluthgama police division.During the raid, An accomplice of Makandure Madush and Kanjipani Imran  was arrested......Link
2019/07/24
13:15
Sri Lanka MirrorCCD arrests close associate of Madush & KanjipaniThe Colombo Crimes Division has arrested a close associate of Makandur Madush and Kanjipani Imran have been arrested at Dargha Town in Aluthgama, the Police Media stated. ...Link
2019/07/24
13:15
Sri Lanka MirrorSafe Houses - Rs.5 mn reward to person who gave infoActing IGP C.D. Wickramaratna has decided to pay a reward of Rs.5 million to the person who provided information which lead to the recovery of explosives from two safe houses at Samanthurai and Nintavur in Ampara, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.The information he provided had enabled the aut...Link
2019/07/24
13:15
Ada DeranaJVP to enter presidential raceJanatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Uva Provincial Councilman Samantha Vidyaratna says that the upcoming presidential election would be an election that paves the way for a new political trend....Link
2019/07/24
13:15
Daily MirrorPolice arrests close associate of Madush and Kanjipani ImranA close associate of notorious underworld figure and drug kingpin “Makandure Madush’ and Kanjipani Imran was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD)....Link
2019/07/24
13:15
Daily MirrorUK launches probe into exporting ‘human remains’ to SLThe British Government has launched an investigation after Sri Lankan authorities said they would send back more than hundred shipping containers because they appeared to contain human remains disguised as recyclable metals, the Telegraph reported yesterday....Link
2019/07/24
13:01
Asian MirrorSri Lanka's Former Fast Bowler Nuwan Kulasekera Announces Retirement From International Cricket Amid Asantha De Silva ControversyFormer Sri Lankan fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekera has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. The 37-year-old cricketer, who once topped ICC ranking for fast bowlers, has not played international cricket in a few years. Sri Lanka's Chairman of Selectors Asantha de Mel...Link
2019/07/24
13:01
Daily NewsListen with Enterprise Sri Lanka begins todayJoin the second Enterprise Sri Lanka Exhibition to create a new entrepreneurial paradise – “Listen”, an interactive program aimed at achieving the well-being and sustainable development of the......Link
2019/07/24
13:01
Hiru News“MAHAWELI - RIVER OF RECONCILIATION” AND “MAHAWELI AFTER 95” LAUNCHED TODAYThe Launching ceremony of the books titled Mahaweliya-Sanhidiyawe Gangawa and 95 Pasu Mahaweli will be held under the patronage......Link
2019/07/24
13:00
Ada DeranaCCD arrests close associate of Madush KanjipaniThe Colombo Crimes Division has arrested a close associate of Makandur Madush and Kanjipani Imran have been arrested at Dargha Town in Aluthgama, the Police Media stated....Link
2019/07/24
13:00
Ada DeranaNo farewell match for retiring Nuwan Kulasekara?Sports Minister Harin Fernando says that Sri Lanka s third and final match in the upcoming ODI series against Bangladesh will be dedicated to veteran fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara, who is set to retire from international cricket, but it is unlikely he will play in that match....Link
2019/07/24
12:46
Hiru NewsCourt to decide whether to issue warrants on Arjuna Mahendran on August 9The Colombo Permanent High Court at Bar stated today that it would announce its decision whether to issue warrants on former Central Bank Governor Arjuna......Link
2019/07/24
12:46
Washington PostGermany charges suspect over 2005 killing of Sri Lanka FMGerman prosecutors have charged a suspected member of the Tamil Tigers with being an accessory to murder in the 2005 assassination of Sri Lanka’s foreign minister...Link
2019/07/24
12:45
NewsFirstHuman remains in imported garbage containers – UK TelegraphThe British government has launched an investigation as Sri Lankan authorities have claimed that they would return over 100 shipping containers since they appeared to contain human remains disguised as recyclable metals. The Telegraph in the UK reports that officials at the Colombo Port made the hor...Link
2019/07/24
12:31
Daily News201 drunk drivers arrested within 24 hoursA total number of 5,042 motorists have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol from July 5 to July 24, the police media said.   A special island-wide operation was......Link
2019/07/24
12:30
EconomyNextCurrency collapse, price controls hit Sri Lanka's Tokyo Cement in 2018Sri Lanka's Tokyo Cement Plc said it was badly hit by a steep currency collapse in Sri Lanka in 2018 amid a slowdown in the construction industry, while price controls made the firm run losses but had turned around in the March 2019 quarter....Link
2019/07/24
12:16
Daily NewsLanka to introduce free visa on arrival facility to 46 countriesSri Lanka will introduce the free visa on arrival facility to 46 countries with effect  from August 1, said Tourism Minister John Amaratunga.The Minister was speaking at a press conference at......Link
2019/07/24
12:15
EconomyNextSri Lanka to give free on arrival tourist visa to 45 countriesSri Lanka's cabinet has approved to grant free on-arrival visa for touristss, and have expanded the program from 39 countries to 45 in an attempt to recover faster from the Easter Sunday attack, a statement said....Link
2019/07/24
12:15
Ada DeranaAG ordered to submit affidavit citing reasons to issue arrest warrant on MahendranThe Permanent High Court at Bar has ordered the Attorney General to submit an affidavit before August 9th, if there are any grounds for the request made to issue a warrant to arrest former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, the main suspect of the Central Bank bond scam case....Link
2019/07/24
12:00
Sri Lanka MirrorHe brought the garbage to Sri LankaThe real owner of Ceylon Metal Processing Corporation (Pvt) Ltd, the company that imported the 130 containers of garbage to Sri Lanka, which is currently lying at the Hayleys Free Zone, has been identified as Sasikumaran Muthuramar.He is a Director of Ceylon Metal Processing Corporation and is also ...Link
2019/07/24
12:00
Sri Lanka MirrorCabinet approval to exempt China, India from visa feeCabinet approval has been granted to exempt 46 countries from visa fees, said Tourism and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunge.He said this decision would be enforced from August 01st and it includes China and India. The Minister said this during a function held at the Colombo Shangri La Hotel...Link
2019/07/24
12:00
Daily MirrorDaughter moves Madras HC to bring back father from Sri LankaAfter a woman filed a petition in the Madras High Court claiming that her long missing father was identified among vagabonds in Sri Lanka through a Youtube video, the HC ordered notice to the Indian Centre and State, the Hindu reported on Tuesday....Link
2019/07/24
11:45
NewsFirstThird phase of Rajagala excavations commences todayThe third phase of excavations of the largest cave at the Rajagala archaeological site commenced yesterday(July 23). The excavations are supervised by the Archaeology Department along with the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Excavations of the prehisto...Link
2019/07/24
11:45
NewsFirstIllegal drug plant : Investigations on distribution companyThe National Medicines Regulatory Authority states that they discovered the 12 locations where medicine which was produced illegally, from a plant in Kelaniya, was being sold. The Chief Drug and Food Inspector of the Authority, Amit Perera noted that they identified 10 illegal drugs which were manuf...Link
2019/07/24
11:45
NewsFirstFormer Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa returns to the islandFormer Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who recently underwent a surgery in Singapore, returned to the island last night(July 23). He arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport on a flight from Singapore at around 11:45 pm....Link
2019/07/24
11:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka to give free on arrival tourist visa, expands eligible countriesSri Lanka's cabinet has approved to grant free on-arrival visa for touristss, and have expanded the program from 39 countries to 45 in an attempt to recover faster from the Easter Sunday attack, a statement said....Link
2019/07/24
11:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka could export US$4.7 billion in apparel to UKThe UK market will continues to have high potential for Sri Lankans apparel exports in the future, an official from the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said....Link
2019/07/24
11:45
Daily MirrorNuwan Kulasekara to retire from International CricketSri Lankan right-arm fast-medium bowler Nuwan Kulasekara has announced his retirement from International Cricket....Link
2019/07/24
11:31
Daily NewsMinistry of Home Affairs will be shifted to a new buildingPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will declare open the 'Nila Medura' Ministry of Internal and Home Affairs at Elvitigala Mawatha in Narahenpita tomorrow at 11am. Normal 0......Link
2019/07/24
11:31
Hiru NewsTOUGH DECISION TAKEN REGARDING CHANDIKA HATHURUSINGHESri Lanka Cricket asks Hathurusinghe to leave from the post of coach. Head coach of the Sri Lanka Cricket team Chandika Hathurusinghe has been informed......Link
2019/07/24
11:30
Sri Lanka MirrorGotabaya returns (Video)Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who underwent a heart surgery in Singapore, arrived in the island earlier in the day.(dailymirror.lk)allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen>...Link
2019/07/24
11:30
Ada DeranaSri Lanka to re-launch free Visa on arrival serviceCabinet approval has been granted to re-launch the free Visa on arrival service which was temporarily suspended....Link
2019/07/24
11:30
Ada DeranaSLC to ask Hathurusingha and coaching staff to step downSri Lanka Cricket (SLC) says it will inform the Head Coach of the national team Chandika Hathurusingha and other coaching staff to step down from their positions....Link
2019/07/24
11:16
Hiru NewsDATES FIXED FOR ORDER TO ISSUE WARRANTS ON ARJUNA MAHENDRANAccording to a request made by the Attorney General, the Permanent High Court Trial at Bar has decided to issue the order for the warrant next month on......Link
2019/07/24
11:01
Daily NewsCID to launch investigation on missing T-56 riflesThe Acting IGP has ordered the CID to conduct an investigation over two T-56 assault rifles which were missing from Panadura police station.The initial investigation was launched on July 6 under the......Link
2019/07/24
11:01
Hiru NewsWoman killed by wild elephant attackA woman has been killed and another person injured in an elephant attack in the Kuchchaveli-Thiriyaya area in Trincomalee. The police said that the woman......Link
2019/07/24
11:00
EconomyNextCall to ban entrepôt trade in Sri Lanka over waste controversySri Lanka's Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna has called for an end to all entrepôt trading over alleged import and processing of waste without proper approvals using so-called 'hub operations' rules....Link
2019/07/24
10:46
Lanka Business OnlineSri Lanka officially adds “Port City” reclaimed land to Colombo mapSri Lanka’s Minister for Megapolis and Western Province Development said the Ministry of Local Government will be......Link
2019/07/24
10:46
Asian MirrorFive Senior Intelligence Officers Including Senior DIG Nilantha Jayawardena To Testify Before Parliamentary Select Committee This AfternoonSenior officers in charge of intelligence services will testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing Easter Sunday attacks this afternoon, Asian Mirror learns. SIS Chief Senior DIG Nilantha Jayawardena and SSP Shani Abeysekera will also be among those testifying before the PSC today, in...Link
2019/07/24
10:46
Hiru NewsInvestigations of the missing T-56 weapons handed over to CIDPolice Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekera stated that investigations into the disappearance of two T-56 weapons from the Panadura North Police Station......Link
2019/07/24
10:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks gain, rupee weaker at openSri Lanka’s stocks opened 0.38 percent higher while the rupee was weaker at 176.10/15 against the US dollar on Wednesday and bond yields eased slightly, dealers said....Link
2019/07/24
10:45
Ada DeranaIndian finds missing father in SL after 21 years through YouTube videoAfter an Indian woman, in her habeas corpus petition filed before the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday, claimed that her long-missing father was identified among vagabonds in Sri Lanka through a YouTube video, the court-ordered notice to the Centre and State....Link
2019/07/24
10:45
Daily MirrorProbe over missing T-56 rifles handed to CIDInvestigation into the missing of two T-56 assault riffles from the Panadura (North) Police Station had been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said....Link
2019/07/24
10:31
Asian Mirror"I Will Quit Politics And Mind My Own Business If Sajith Premadasa Is Not Appointed Presidential Candidate": Harin FernandoUNP Cabinet Minister Harin Fernando said he would quit politics and "mind his own business" if Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa was not appointed the Presidential candidate of the party. Addressing a press conference in Colombo, Fernando said Premadasa commanded a majority support within the UNP. Fern...Link
2019/07/24
10:31
Hiru NewsFORMER DEFENSE SECRETARY GOTABAYA RETURNSFormer Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse, who was in Singapore receiving medical treatment returned to the island last night.The Hiru correspondent......Link
2019/07/24
10:31
Hiru News717 Kilos of Beedi leaves found in ThalaimannarThe Navy has taken into custody a stock of Beedi leaves floating in the Thalaimannar- Welipara sea area.Naval personnel attached to the North central naval......Link
2019/07/24
10:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka tourism recovery gathers pace after bombingsThe recovery of Sri Lanka’s tourism business is picking up pace with a marked increase in arrivals which had plunged after the April suicide bombings of churches and hotels, a senior industry official said....Link
2019/07/24
10:15
Sri Lanka MirrorBoris Johnson to be next UK PMBoris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister.He beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival's 46,656.The former London mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday.In his victory speech, Mr Johnso...Link
2019/07/24
10:15
EconomyNextSouth Asian Travel Awards 2019 to go ahead in Sri LankaThe South Asian Travel Awards 2019 (SATA) will be hosted in Sri Lanka's southern resort Galle this September, an official said, giving further confidence to an industry which was struck by the Easter Sunday bombings in April....Link
2019/07/24
10:01
News HubSri Lanka is sending hundreds of tons of trash including rotten human remains back to the UKSri Lanka has ordered the return of hundreds of tons of trash to Britain, the latest move in Southeast Asia's campaign......Link
2019/07/24
10:00
Sri Lanka Mirror2nd 'Enterprise Sri Lanka' Exhibition to kick off todayThe second Enterprise Sri Lanka Exhibition organised by the Government with the objective of transforming Sri Lanka into an ‘Entrepreneur Paradise’ will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Anuradhapura Walisinghe Harischandra Grounds today (July 24).The Exhibition will conti...Link
2019/07/24
10:00
News.LkPresident inaugurates ‘Kiren Sapiri Dayak’ national programmeIn order to retain billions of Rupees that we spent annually to import milk powder and to create a healthy young generation it is imperative to empower and strengthen local dairy farmers, President Maithripala Sirisena said....Link
2019/07/24
10:00
Ada DeranaProbes into missing T-56 rifles at Panadura North Police assigned to CIDInvestigations into the two T-56 assault rifles that went missing from the Panadura North police station have been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)....Link
2019/07/24
09:46
Lanka Business OnlineNDBIB crowned Sri Lanka’s best investment bank by EuromoneyNDB Investment Bank (NDBIB) once again secured the prestigious “Best Investment Bank in Sri Lanka” award by Euromoney......Link
2019/07/24
09:45
FTCEAT invests Rs. 350 m for upgrade to roll out new radial tyre rangeLeading tyre brand CEAT has unveiled a new series of radial tyres in Sri Lanka following an investment of Rs. 350 million to further upgrade the quality of a product category that had already captured a dominant 33% share of the market. The improvements, achieved with the installation of new state-o...Link
2019/07/24
09:45
FTAir India to launch Colombo-Mumbai flight in Sept.; resumes second daily service from DelhiAir India has announced the launch of Mumbai-Colombo from September and will resume its second daily flight to Colombo from New Delhi.. For business travellers to New Delhi, the second frequency enables them greater flexibility in their business schedules. “These flights also will now offer a spectr...Link
2019/07/24
09:31
Lanka Business OnlineChina State Engineering rewards DP Jayasinghe for completing TRI ZEN’s pilingChina State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has rewarded DP Jayasinghe with 7 million rupees for completing......Link
2019/07/24
09:31
Daily NewsShowers expected in several provincesSeveral spells of light showers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, said the Department of Meteorology.Showers or thundershowers will......Link
2019/07/24
09:31
Hiru NewsSHOWERS EXPECTED TODAYThe meteorology department says that showers are expected today in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, and Central provinces and in the districts of Galle and Matara. Thundershowers......Link
2019/07/24
09:31
Hiru NewsSIX SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN WANATHAWILLUWASix suspects have been arrested by police on suspicion near Lakto Estate - Wanathawilluwa The police stated that they were arrested this morning. Previously,......Link
2019/07/24
09:16
Lanka Business OnlineSri Lanka Customs to investigate waste containers: Fin MinThe Finance Minister has ordered Sri Lanka’s Customs to conduct an investigation into the import of containers......Link
2019/07/24
09:15
Ada DeranaNavy nabs over 700kg of Beedi leaves in TalaimannarNaval personnel have recovered a haul of Beedi leaves yesterday (23) during a search conducted at the sandbanks in Talaimannar....Link
2019/07/24
09:15
Daily MirrorEaster Sunday bomb attacks: Rs. 50 billion revenue lossThe Easter Sunday bomb attacks had caused the government a revenue loss of Rs. 50 billion, a report which was submitted to Parliament by the Ministry of Finance revealed yesterday....Link
2019/07/24
09:15
Daily MirrorRequest of Rs.364 million to shift Ministry of Power turned downMinister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera has yesterday vehemently protested against the Cabinet paper presented by Minister Ravi Karunanayake requesting for Rs 364 million from the Treasury to shift the Ministry of Power, Energy and Business Development to another location....Link
2019/07/24
09:01
News HubMangala orders Customs to submit report on import of UK wasteFinance Minister Mangala Samaraweera has instructed the Customs Director General to investigate and submit a report on the recent import of......Link
2019/07/24
09:00
EconomyNextJVP calls for entrepôt trading ban in Sri Lanka over waste controversySri Lanka's Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna has called for an end to all entrepôt trading over alleged import and processing of waste without proper approvals using so-called 'hub operations' rules....Link
2019/07/24
08:45
Sri Lanka MirrorICBT Marketing Director sexually molested CEO’s SecretaryMajor objections have arisen against the Marketing Director of International College of Business and Technology (ICBT) headquartered in Bambalapitiya Anura Gamage over allegations of having sexually molested the CEO’s Secretary, Sri Lanka Mirror learns.A case has been filed under number B/81339 and ...Link
2019/07/24
08:45
FTFinance Minister orders Customs investigation into waste containersFinance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday ordered Customs to conduct an investigation into the import of containers containing clinical waste to Sri Lanka, and said he stands ready to take legal action against those responsible. . Issuing a statement, the Finance Ministry said Samaraweera has o...Link
2019/07/24
08:45
FTGota to bank on obscure tax report to secure candidacy?Reports that Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s name does not appear on the US government’s quarterly list of citizens who have renounced their American citizenship have cast a calculated doubt on the former Defence Secretary’s Presidential ambitions....Link
2019/07/24
08:45
FTUNP will follow proper process to select Presidential candidateUnited National Party will select its Presidential candidate for the upcoming election with the agreement of the parties who come aboard in a broader alliance, which is to be formed early next month....Link
2019/07/24
08:45
FTExports up 11.4% to $ 8.5 b in 1H; may miss full year target of $ 20 bDespite global and local challenges, Sri Lanka’s merchandised and service exports have risen by 11.4% to $ 8.5 billion in the first half of this year, prompting the Government to attribute it to a series of development efforts and assure further support. Releasing the latest yet provisional data, De...Link
2019/07/24
08:45
Ada DeranaParliamentary Select Committee to convene todayThe Special Parliamentary Select Committee probing the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday is scheduled to convene today (24)....Link
2019/07/24
08:30
Hiru NewsHeads of Intelligence units and the CID before the select committee todayIntelligence Division and CID heads are scheduled to give evidence today, before the Parliamentary Select Committee inquiring into the Easter Sunday attack.The......Link
2019/07/24
08:30
Daily MirrorGotabaya returnsFormer defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who underwent a heart surgery in Singapore, arrived in the island earlier in the day....Link
2019/07/24
08:16
Asian MirrorSLPP's Front-runner For Presidency Gotabaya Rajapaksa Returns To Island After Surgery In SingaporeFormer Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has returned to the country after a surgery in Singapore, informed political sources said. Rajapaksa was recuperating in Singapore for several weeks after the surgery. Rajapaksa is the front-runner for the Presidential candidacy of the Sri Lanka Podujana ...Link
2019/07/24
08:16
Hiru NewsA special SLFP central working committee todayA, SLFP special central committee meeting will be held this afternoon. That will be with party chairman President Maithripala Sirisena at the chair.Former......Link
2019/07/24
08:16
Hiru NewsPort City assigned under Colombo Divisional SecretariatSri Lankas land mass officially grew by approximately 4.5 square kilometres yesterday after Parliament passed without a vote the Resolution proposed......Link
2019/07/24
08:00
Ada DeranaGotabaya returns after surgery in SingaporeFormer Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who underwent surgery in Singapore, has arrived in the island last night....Link
2019/07/24
07:46
Hiru News21 years of Hiru; 21 millionaires in 21 days,10th millionaire, L.M Karunarathna from MadirigiriyaThewinner of the 21 years of Hiru, 21 millionaires in 21 days programme conducted in view of the glorious 21stanniversary of Hiru,giving......Link
2019/07/24
07:45
NewsFirstEVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAYYour Wednesday Morning Brief 1. 16-hour water cut for several areas of Colombo. 2. MP Dayasiri Jayasekara noted that SLFP could announce their presidential candidate on September 2nd. 3. A programme to provide a packet of nutritious milk for every primary school student commenced yesterday. 4.Prime...Link
2019/07/24
07:45
NewsFirstAdmission cards for A/L private candidates todayAdmission Cards for private candidates sitting for this year’s G.C.E Advanced Level examination will be released on the website of the Examinations Department today(July 24). Exams Commissioner, General Sanath B Pujitha noted that certain private candidates had not received their admission cards due...Link
2019/07/24
07:45
NewsFirstWater levels at hydro-power reservoirs increaseWater levels in the reservoirs have risen to 33% after the heavy rainfall in the last few days. According to the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy spokesperson Sulakshana Jayawardena, hydropower generation has increased by 20%.The spokesperson added that the issue surrounding power failures/out...Link
2019/07/24
07:45
Ada DeranaGotabaya returns from SingaporeFormer Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has returned to Sri Lanka last night (23) after undergoing a surgery in Singapore, says Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/07/24
06:45
NewsFirstCustoms to initiate investigation on garbage containersA complaint was lodged at the Police Headquarters calling to immediately conduct an investigation on those who brought down garbage containers to the country. Surakimu Sri Lanka National Movement lodged a complaint to investigate into the company and those who were involved in importing waste materi...Link
2019/07/24
06:30
EconomyNextGlobal finance trade forum goes ahead in Sri Lanka as security improvesA global association of financial market professionals is going ahead with plans to hold their world congress in Sri Lanka in October as security had improved after Easter....Link
2019/07/24
06:15
Colombo TelegraphGota To Return After Dappula Assures He Will Be Dropped As First Accused In D.A. Rajapaksa Trial ...Link
2019/07/24
06:15
Daily MirrorI didn’t know about UNP plans to form alliance: KabirHighways, Road Development and Petroleum Resources Minister Kabir Hashim, who is also the Chairman of the United National Party (UNP), is reported to have taken a swipe at the party hierarchy for planning to form an alliance with the like-minded parties without his knowledge....Link
2019/07/24
06:00
EconomyNextUnion Bank of Colombo June net up on tax reversal, net interest incomeProfits at Sri Lanka's Union Bank of Colombo (UBC) group grew 53 percent to 205 million rupees helped by a tax provision reversal and net interest income growth, despite higher bad loans, interim accounts show....Link
2019/07/24
04:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka finance minister calls for inquiry on waste importsSri Lanka's Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera has called for a report on a case of alleged waste imports for re-export and check whether the imports had clearance from environmental authorities....Link
2019/07/24
04:45
EconomyNextUS stocks rally on earnings, trade talks reportWall Street stocks rallied Tuesday following a batch of mostly good earnings and as reports that face-to-face US-China talks will be held next week lifted hopes of a trade agreement....Link
2019/07/24
04:01
Daily NewsNew Act to protect Central Bank’s independence - EranA new Act to protect the independence of the Central Bank will be enacted, State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne said.He said this in response to a question raised by......Link
2019/07/24
04:01
Daily NewsExtend Rs. 2,500 allowance to Corp, Board employeesSri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Secretary, MP Dayasiri Jayasekara yesterday urged the government to pay the special interim monthly allowance of Rs. 2500 to government......Link
2019/07/24
04:01
Daily NewsSajith and myself will work for UNP’s success - NavinUnited National Party (UNP) National Organiser Navin Dissanayake said that the UNP supporter’s expect a combination of himself and Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa to drive the......Link
2019/07/24
04:01
Daily NewsParliamentSpeaker chides errant ministersSpeaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday commented that some government ministers were disrespecting the House by not appearing in the Chamber to answer the questions listed......Link
2019/07/24
04:01
Daily NewsPort City now part of Colombo DistrictSri Lanka’s land mass officially grew by approximately 4.5 square kilometres yesterday after Parliament passed without a vote the Resolution proposed by Internal, Home......Link
2019/07/24
04:01
Daily NewsRevenue loss from Easter terror attack Rs.50 bnThe Mid-Year Fiscal Position Report 2019 which was submitted to Parliament by the Ministry of Finance yesterday estimates that the Easter Sunday terror attack had caused the......Link
2019/07/24
04:01
Daily NewsMangala seeks hazardous waste import report from Customs DGFinance Minister Mangala Samaraweera has called for a report from the Director General of Sri Lanka Customs on the problems associated with the import of hazardous waste that......Link
2019/07/24
04:01
Daily NewsPM opens ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka’ exhibition in A’pura todayThe second Enterprise Sri Lanka Exhibition organised by the Government with the objective of transforming Sri Lanka into an ‘Entrepreneur Paradise’ will be inaugurated by......Link
2019/07/24
04:01
Daily NewsSpeaker blocks UN Official from meeting Chief Justice, HC judgesSpeaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya responding to calls in the House yesterday personally intervened to quickly prevent a visiting United Nations official from convening a meeting with the Chief......Link
2019/07/24
03:15
Daily MirrorAlliance - SLFP-SLPP must compromise on policy: DayasiriSLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara said yesterday party leaders like President Maithripala Sirisena, Mahinda Rajapaksa and Basil Rajapaksa must arrive at a compromise on the policies of the proposed alliance....Link
2019/07/24
01:45
FTQatar Airways to launch flights to Gaborone, Botswana in OctoberQatar Airways has unveiled plans to launch flights to Gaborone, Botswana, starting 27 October. The capital and largest city of Botswana will be the airline’s first destination in the African country. The three-times weekly flights will be operated by an Airbus A350-900 aircraft, featuring 36 seats i...Link
2019/07/24
01:45
FTEgypt expresses dismay to UK envoy over British Airways flight suspensionCairo, Reuters: Egypt’s aviation minister on Sunday expressed his dismay over British Airways’ decision to suspend flights to the Egyptian capital to the UK’s ambassador to Cairo.. International Airlines Group’s British Airways suspended flights to Cairo on Saturday for seven days “as a security pre...Link
2019/07/24
01:45
FTDiscover the soul of Galle with iDiscover GalleGalle Fort is a gem of a heritage town; its red-roofed, white-washed colonial houses catapult you back to days-long-gone. But more than the buildings, it’s the people that make this place unique. The Fort is a place that celebrates unity in diversity; a glorious potpourri of ethnicity with a cosmopo...Link
2019/07/24
01:15
Colombo TelegraphCan Gnanasara & Co Affect The Presidential Elections?By Vishwamithra -“I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.” ~ B. R. AmbedkarWhen, in 1956, SWRD Bandaranaike unleashed the power of the saffron robe, he did not realize that he was setting free a cultural force that Ceylon did not know it had within itself, a force...Link
2019/07/24
01:15
FTWhy are Sri Lankan passports so bad?My children have two different passports, making them a sort of case study in the stupidity and ultimate cruelty of passports. My daughter has a white passport, so no visas required. My son has a brown passport and he has to prove that he’s not trying to escape brown-town. I have to sit in consulate...Link
2019/07/24
01:15
FTConcept of Free Zones and their economic importanceWith the growth of cross broader international trade, economic liberalisation and relocation of manufacturing facilities to economical location in search of competitive advantages, the concept of Free Zones was born. Free Zones include varieties of Free Trade Zones and Free Economic Zones. Though id...Link
2019/07/24
01:15
FTHoward at the PIMA number of very important people called to thank me for inviting them to the very popular presentation by Dr. Howard Nicholas. It was held on 18 July at the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) auditorium. The title of the presentation was ‘Sri Lanka’s Development Challenges and Lessons from ...Link
2019/07/24
01:15
FTBank of Ceylon opens landmark 80th anniversary commemoration branch in GampahaThe Bank of Ceylon reached another milestone relocating the Gampaha branch at its new premises as the 80th anniversary commemoration branch creating a greater convenience to bank’s customers.. Chief Guest Speaker Deshabandu Karu Jayasuriya and the Mayor of Gampaha Municipal Council Eranga Senanayake...Link
2019/07/24
01:15
FTTop investors lose $1 billion as China’s Nasdaq-style board reverses on day 2SHANGHAI (Reuters): The biggest shareholders in China’s new Nasdaq-style STAR Market lost a combined $1 billion in the second day of trade on Tuesday, a day after the board’s roaring debut created three new billionaires. All but four companies of the 25 stocks listed on the market fell as investors ...Link
2019/07/24
01:15
FTCSE ends higher as banks, diversified stocks rally; rupee fallsReuters: Sri Lankan shares closed firmer on Tuesday, led by gains in diversified and banking stocks, while the rupee weakened on higher importer dollar demand.. The country’s benchmark stock index ended 0.42% up at 5,683.47 after slipping from a four-month high on Monday. The index is down about 6.1...Link
2019/07/24
01:15
FTBond yields edge up once again ahead of weekly bills auctionBy Wealth Trust Securities The secondary bond market yields traded within a narrow range yesterday subsequent to edging up in morning hours of trading ahead of today’s weekly Treasury bill auction. At the auction, a total amount of Rs. 25 billion will be on offer, consisting of Rs. 3 billion of the ...Link
2019/07/24
01:15
FTNew laws in Sept. to improve CB independence: EranBy Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent The Government plans to bring in new laws in September to enhance the scope and the independent decision-making ability of the Central Bank to further regulate the banking and the non-banking sectors, a top official said yesterday.. State Minister of ...Link
2019/07/24
01:15
FTAre you ready for AIA’s Little Changes Challenge?The world’s largest life insurer, AIA, has launched the Little Changes Challenge (LCC) in Sri Lanka, as part of its efforts to help people live healthier, longer, better lives. LCC is a new digital challenge across the region – designed to inspire small frequent changes towards healthy habits. It is...Link
2019/07/24
01:15
FTSinger ‘Nava Divi Thilina’ promotional programSinger Sri Lanka has launched its ‘Nava Divi Thilina’ promotional program this year too offering valuable gifts and offers to all Sri Lankan young couples who are entering their life’s most wonderful dream, the wedding in the three months that are considered the wedding months of the year. Any coupl...Link
2019/07/24
01:15
FTPOSIT+VE Summer Sale at SelynIt’s almost time for the summer sale by Selyn – Sri Lanka’s only fair-trade certified Handloom fashion retailer, and what’s better is it’s a POSIT+VE Offer, which means that you are contributing to boost economy domestic economic spending by $ 500 million in rebuilding Sri Lanka post 21/04. The summ...Link
2019/07/24
01:15
FTHuawei honours ‘Beautiful Sri Lanka’ photography excellence uplifting country destinationHuawei, the number one smartphone brand of Sri Lanka, organised a timely competition for aspiring shutter-bugs to experience and portray Sri Lanka’s beauty through the ‘Beautiful Sri Lanka’ Competition earlier this year. The winner, Anushka Fernando, received a Huawei P30 Lite device courtesy of Hua...Link
2019/07/24
01:15
FTNTB American Express, the official Fashion Card for Swim Week Colombo Luxury Resort Wear 2020For the fourth consecutive year, Nations Trust Bank American Express has partnered with CFW Swim Week for Luxury Resort-Wear as the official ‘Fashion Card’.. Being synonymous with exclusivity, extraordinary experiences and luxury lifestyle, Nations Trust Bank American Express takes pride in this par...Link
2019/07/24
01:15
FTNew laws in Sept. to improve CB independence: EranBy Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent The Government plans to bring in new laws in September to enhance the scope and the independent decision-making ability of the Central Bank to further regulate the banking and the non-banking sectors, a top official said yesterday.. State Minister of ...Link
2019/07/24
01:15
Ada DeranaFinance Min. demands report on imported waste at CustomsFinance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today (23) directed the Director-General of the Sri Lanka Customs to immediately inquire into the issue of importing of waste materials hazardous to health and environment and produce a report on the matter....Link
2019/07/24
01:15
Daily MirrorForeign garbage - Prez should ask CID to probe: OppositionThe Opposition today requested President Maithripala Sirisena to instruct the CID to launch an investigation into the foreign garbage issue....Link
2019/07/23
22:45
NewsFirst“I agree our government had many shortcomings” – Prime MinisterSpeaking in Avissawella today (July 23) regarding the formation of a new alliance headed by the UNP Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe noted that theymust register as a new alliance as a political party while maintaining the identity of their political parties. He noted that all proceedings of this...Link
2019/07/23
22:15
Daily MirrorSpeaker stops meetings with UN special rapporteurSpeaker Karu Jayasuriya today informed Parliament that he had instructed the relevant authorities not to go ahead with the meeting between judicial officers including the Chief Justice and visiting UN special rapporteur on Rights of Freedom of Association, Clement Nyaltessoi....Link
2019/07/23
22:00
Ada DeranaInmates from LTTE era must be released before ending Zahran era - ManoTo start a Sri Lankan era , first, the prisoners who were taken in during the LTTE era should be released as appropriate, states Minister Mano Ganesan....Link
2019/07/23
21:46
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 9.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 9.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/07/23
21:45
NewsFirstSLFP ready to announce presidential candidate on September 2nd – MP Dayasiri JayasekaraThe General Secretary of the SLFP MP Dayasiri Jayasekara expressing his views regarding the presidential candidate during a media briefing today (July 23) noted that to them what matters most is a set of policies and not the candidate. He added that they even handed over acopy of their principles to...Link
2019/07/23
21:45
NewsFirstSC issues order to SLMC to register students who completed medical degrees in foreign universitiesThe Supreme Court today (July 23) ordered the Sri Lanka Medical Council to register students who have completed medical degrees in recognized foreign universities and also passed the SLMC examinations, thus allowing such students to engage in the medical profession in the country. The order was hand...Link
2019/07/23
21:45
NewsFirstRs. 466mn spent on furnishing Agriculture Ministry buildingDetails regarding the agreement of rent on the building that houses the Ministry of Agriculture was obtained and was revealed today (July 23), at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to probe fraud and corruption from 2015. The details were disclosed by Attorney at Law Kanishka Gunawarde...Link
2019/07/23
21:45
NewsFirstUS Ambassador to SL meets Opposition LeaderThe US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz met with Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, earlier today (July 23). The meeting was held at the official residence of Mahinda Rajapaksa situated at Wijerama Road. According to the office of the Opposition Leader, the duo had engaged in a cordial di...Link
2019/07/23
20:45
Daily MirrorI am a leader with strong backbone: PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday even though some people tried to show that he was a leader without a strong backbone, he had shown that he was a leader with a strong backbone on several occasions including at the 2015 Presidential Election....Link
2019/07/23
20:45
Daily MirrorCancel 2013 gazette allowing garbage import: JVPWhile urging the government to reveal the number of containers of garbage imported to Sri Lanka, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake also urged the government to cancel the Gazette notice issued in 2013 which had permitted such imports....Link
2019/07/23
20:45
Daily MirrorSafe Houses - Rs.5 mn reward to person who gave infoActing IGP C.D. Wickramaratna has decided to pay a reward of Rs.5 million to the person who provided information which lead to the recovery of explosives from two safe houses at Samanthurai and Nintavur in Ampara, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said....Link
2019/07/23
20:15
Daily MirrorSafe Houses - Rs.5 mn reward to person who gave infoActing IGP C.D. Wickramaratna has decided to pay a reward of Rs.5 million to the person who provided information which lead to the recovery of explosives from two safe houses at Samanthurai and Nintavur in Ampara, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said....Link
2019/07/23
19:45
Daily MirrorSafe Houses -- Rs.5 mn reward to person who gave infoActing IGP C.D. Wickramaratna has decided to pay a reward of Rs.5 million to the person who provided information which lead to the recovery of explosives from two safe houses at Samanthurai and Nintavur in Ampara, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said....Link
2019/07/23
19:30
Ada DeranaHealthy, intelligent nation is a victory of a country - PresidentIn order to retain billions of Rupees that we spent annually to import milk powder and to create a healthy young generation it is imperative to empower and strengthen local dairy farmers, President Maithripala Sirisena said....Link
2019/07/23
19:16
Asian MirrorBoris Johnson Elected New Conservative Leader: To Be Sworn In As Prime Minister TomorrowBoris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister.He beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival's 46,656.The former London mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday.In his victory speech, Mr Johnso...Link
2019/07/23
19:15
Daily MirrorPoya Days, Sundays: Bill banning tuition classes presented to ParliamentThe Holidays (Amendment) Bill, which prohibits tuition classes on Poya Days and Sundays, was presented to Parliament today....Link
2019/07/23
19:15
Daily MirrorResolution to annex Port City to Colombo Div. Sec. passedThe Resolution brought in to annex the stretch of land of the Port City to the Colombo Divisional Secretariat in the Colombo Administrative District was passed in Parliament today without a vote....Link
2019/07/23
18:45
NewsFirstMore power for the railways with new S-13 power sets and M11 enginesThe Railway Department is expanding its fleet by bringing in a new set of S-13 power sets and new M11 engines. The engines and the power sets were brought with the assistance of India. The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation announced that the total number of six dual power kits ordered...Link
2019/07/23
18:45
NewsFirstMEPA removes fuel successfully from Sri Lankan GloryThe Marine Environment Protection Authority said it completed the removal of fuel from the cargo vessel ‘Sri Lankan Glory’ which ran aground due to gale winds experienced in Galle recently. General Manager of MEPA, Dr Terney Pradeep Kumara speaking to News 1st said 15 tonnes of fuel were removed fro...Link
2019/07/23
18:45
NewsFirstCash reward for 04/21 informantThe police have decided to reward Rs. 500,000 to an informant who provided information on the terrorist organization involved in the 04/21 terrorist attacks. The Police headquarters announced that the acting IGP granted permission to proceed with this decision. The informant had provided two key pie...Link
2019/07/23
18:45
Ada DeranaPort City land assigned under Colombo Divisional SecretariatThe motion to include the Colombo Port City land under the authority of the Colombo Divisional Secretariat has been passed in the Parliament....Link
2019/07/23
18:31
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 6.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 6.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/07/23
18:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka adds 446ha reclaimed by China to Colombo city areaSri Lanka's Minister for Local Government Vajira Abeywardene tabled a motion in parliament to add 446 hectares of land reclaimed by China to the land area of the island....Link
2019/07/23
18:00
Hiru NewsLORRY DRIVER WHO PROVIDED INFORMATION ON EASTER SUNDAY ATTACKERS GIVEN A REWARD OF RS 5 MILLIONActing Inspector General of Police Chandana Wickramaratne has decided to award a cash prize of Rs 5 million to the owner of the lorry for providing information......Link
2019/07/23
18:00
EconomyNextSri Lanka rupee ends weaker, bond yields edge upSri Lanka’s rupee closed weaker at 176.00/10 against the US dollar on Tuesday while bond yields gained marginally, dealers said....Link
2019/07/23
18:00
Ada DeranaIssue of Dr. Shafi can be resolved within a week - PataliMinister Patali Champika Ranawaka says that the issue of Dr. Mohamed Shafi can be resolved within a week....Link
2019/07/23
17:45
Ada DeranaGovt. attempts to table a Bill to revoke labour rules – DineshThe government is in an attempt to table a Bill in the Parliament to revoke the labour rules in the country, says MP Dinesh Gunawardena....Link
2019/07/23
17:16
Daily NewsListen with Enterprise Sri LankaJoin the second Enterprise Sri Lanka Exhibition to create a new entrepreneurial paradise – "අහන්න - கேளுங்கள் - Listen ”, an interactive program aimed at achieving the well-being and sustainable......Link
2019/07/23
17:15
NewsFirstBritain’s new leader: Brexiteer Boris Johnson to be prime ministerReuters:Boris Johnson, the ebullient Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by Halloween, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday (July 23). His victory catapults the United King...Link
2019/07/23
17:15
NewsFirstThree armed suspects arrested in EravurThree suspects have been arrested along with 16 T56 bullets and a sword in Eravur. The police had been informed of the three individuals meeting in a house suspiciously, thus leading to the raid. The suspects were reported to be of 24, 25, and 30 years of age and residents of Eravur....Link
2019/07/23
17:15
NewsFirst20 arrested for illegal fishing20 persons involved in illegal fishing in Trincomalee have been arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy. According to the Navy, 5 dinghy boats, 05 external combustion engines, and 4 banned nets were also seized. The suspects aged 20 to 44 are residents of Kanniya, Eechchalampattu, and Muttur....Link
2019/07/23
17:15
Daily MirrorSLC security delegation to visit Pakistan in AugustA security delegation of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) would visit Pakistan in August to conduct a security assessment to seek the possibility of playing the upcoming two-match Test series, foreign news agencies reported yesterday....Link
2019/07/23
17:15
Daily MirrorBoris Johnson elected new leader of Conservative partyBoris Johnson will become Britain’s next prime minister after being elected leader of the Conservative party, defeating Jeremy Hunt in the party’s leadership contest, the Guardian reported a short while ago....Link
2019/07/23
17:01
Daily NewsPresident inaugurates ‘Kiren Sapiri Dayak’ national programmeIn order to retain billions of Rupees that we spent annually to import milk powder and to create a healthy young generation it is imperative to empower and strengthen local dairy farmers, President......Link
2019/07/23
17:00
Ada DeranaBoris Johnson chosen to be next British PMBoris Johnson will become Britain s next prime minister after being elected leader of the Conservative party, defeating Jeremy Hunt in the party s leadership contest....Link
2019/07/23
16:46
Daily NewsNew M11 engine and S13 DMU for Railway DepartmentThe ministry of transport and civil aviation said, that India has delivered S13 train sets to Sri Lanka along a Class M11 engine.The trains are being supplied under an Indian government loan to the......Link
2019/07/23
16:46
Hiru NewsPRESIDENT’S ADVISE ON THE PROCESS OF IMPORTING WASTE - DAYASIRIThe Sri Lanka Freedom Party states that the President Maithripala Sirisena has given the necessary instructions to completely stop the process of importing......Link
2019/07/23
16:31
Daily NewsHealthy and intelligent nation is the victory of a country - PresidentPresident said that a healthy and intelligent nation is the victory of a country. He also said it is not a good condition if a 15% of the population suffer from malnutrition. He also stressed the......Link
2019/07/23
16:31
Hiru NewsFORMER DEFENSE SECRETARY GOTABAYA TO RETURN TO THE ISLAND TODAY?It is reported that former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse, who underwent a heart surgery in Singapore, is scheduled to return to the island today. A......Link
2019/07/23
16:31
Hiru NewsMUTHURAJAWELA IN DANGERThe Muthurajawela Sanctuary Conservation Society claims that the removal of the Special Task Force from the security activities of the Muthurajawela sanctuary......Link
2019/07/23
16:31
Hiru NewsA NEW POWER-SET AND ENGINE ADDED TO THE RAILWAYSThe department of Railways has expanded its fleet with an addition of a new S-13 power-set and a M11 engine from India. The Ministry of Transport and......Link
2019/07/23
16:31
Hiru NewsFIVE TREASURE HUNTERS ARRESTEDFive persons have been arrested while engaged in treasure hunting in the Hasalaka Maligapathana area along with mining equipment and other items. Police......Link
2019/07/23
16:31
Hiru NewsSPECIAL ORDER BY THE SUPREME COURT FOR LOCAL STUDENTS WITH FOREIGN MEDICAL DEGREESThe Supreme Court has ordered that the students who have obtained a foreign medical degree and passed the Sri Lanka Medical Council examination should......Link
2019/07/23
16:30
Ada DeranaRs. 5 million reward for lorry driver who gave info on terrorist safe housesActing IGP C.D. Wickramaratne has decided to provide a reward of Rs 5 million to the individual who had provided the information which led to the discovery of two safe houses in Sainthamaruthu used by the terrorists responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks....Link
2019/07/23
16:30
Ada DeranaHolding elections impossible without entire public sector s support – Elections ChiefAny of the presidents of the country must give their maximum support to hold the elections, says Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya....Link
2019/07/23
16:16
Hiru NewsCOMPLAINT AGAINST A RELATIVE OF MP ISHAK RAHUMANAkmemana Dayaratne Thero, Chairman of the Sinhala Ravaya organisation stated that an area containing ancient ruins in the Ipalogama area in Anuradhapura......Link
2019/07/23
16:16
Hiru NewsPURPOSE IS TO BUILD A GOOD ECONOMY - PRESIDENTPresident Maithirpala Sirisena says that the purpose of the government is to eradicate rural poverty and build a good economy. The President made these......Link
2019/07/23
16:16
Hiru News217 Drunk Drivers arrested during the past 24 hoursPolice arrested 217 drunk drivers during the past 24 hours that ended at 6 am today A special operation was launched on the 5thto arrest drunk drivers......Link
2019/07/23
16:15
Ada DeranaTwo arrested while transporting 52 goats in vanPolice have arrested two suspects who were illegally transporting fifty-two goats in a van at a police checkpoint in Kotugoda, Seeduwa....Link
2019/07/23
15:46
Asian MirrorUS Ambassador Meets Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa Amodst Opposition's Growing Criticism Against Proposed US Cooperation AgreementUS Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz met Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa at the latter's residence this morning. The meeting took place amidst the opposition's vigorous campaign against the Sri Lankan government's proposed military cooperation agreement with the United States. "We discussed the chall...Link
2019/07/23
15:45
Sri Lanka MirrorSLMC ordered to register students with recognised foreign medical degreesThe Supreme Court today ordered the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to register the students who obtained medical degrees from accepted foreign universities and the students who passed the SLMC qualifying examination.The directive was issued by a three-judge bench comprising Justices Prasanna Jayaw...Link
2019/07/23
15:45
Daily MirrorColombo completely safe: Bangladesh captain TamimBangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal on Tuesday praised the security arrangements in Sri Lanka ahead of the three-match ODI series in Colombo starting Friday, India Today reported....Link
2019/07/23
15:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks snap back with buying in JKHSri Lanka's stocks closed 0.42 percent higher on Tuesday, regaining some of the losses on Monday, pushed up by index-heavy John Keells Holdings Plc, brokers said....Link
2019/07/23
15:16
Daily NewsColombo Port to CPC Kolonnawa storage terminal completeThe project to install a new oil pipeline connecting the Colombo Port to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation(CPC) Kolonnawa storage terminal has been successfully completed, the......Link
2019/07/23
15:16
Daily NewsMR congratulates Modi and ISRO successful launch of Chandrayaan 2Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today congratulated Indian PM Narendra Modi and ISRO scientists for the successful launch of Chandrayaan 2.In a twitter message,MR said that successful launch of......Link
2019/07/23
15:15
NewsFirstSatellite image shows seized British oil tanker in Iranian port cityReuters –A satellite image of the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas, taken on Monday (July 22), shows the presence of the seized British oil tanker, the Stena Impero. Britain called on Monday for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, days after Iran seize...Link
2019/07/23
15:15
NewsFirstLasith Malinga announces his ODI retirementLasith Malinga announced yesterday (July 22) that he has informed Sri Lanka Cricket of his decision to retire from ODI’s. Lasith Malinga made this announcement public via a facebook video. He noted that he is not a fan of Facebook or Instagram and he used his wife’s account to go on live...Link
2019/07/23
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NewsFirstShortage of life support medication at Kalubowila hospitalSecretary of the Government Medical Officers Association, Dr Haritha Aluthge expressed that the authorities should be more concerned about the shortage of medication in government hospitals during a media briefing in Colombo, today(July 23). He added that there are no x-ray machines in the National ...Link
2019/07/23
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NewsFirstU.S. sanctions Chinese oil buyer over alleged Iran violationsReuters: The United States has sanctioned the China’s state-run energy company Zhuhai Zhengrong Co Ltd for allegedly violating restrictions imposed on Iran’s oil sector, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a speech on Monday (July 22). “They violated U.S. law by accepting crude oil. We’ve sa...Link
2019/07/23
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Ada DeranaSLMC ordered to register students with recognised foreign medical degreesThe Supreme Court today ordered the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to register students with medical degrees from recognised foreign universities and who have passed the SLMC examination, for medical profession in Sri Lanka....Link
2019/07/23
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News HubWoman Wants Divorce After Marrying 300-Year-Old Pirate Ghost (Video)A 46-year-old woman from Downpatrick, Northern Ireland had astrange wedding with a 300-year-old ghost pirate that she says became her“lover.”...Link
2019/07/23
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News HubSri Lanka Cricket security delegation to visit Pakistan in AugustA Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) security delegation will travel toPakistan in August to assess whether it will be possible for the national......Link
2019/07/23
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News HubSexual harassment on public transport? “It’s not my business to intervene” say urban commuters in Sri LankaNew research from Oxfam finds that sexual harassment ofwomen, girls and gender non-conforming people on public transport is toleratedby urban Sri Lankan......Link
2019/07/23
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News HubPresident snubs Cardinal over ‘back bone’ commentPresident Maithripala Sirisena lambasted Cardinal MalcomRanjith over his call for the government to step down for allegedly failing toensure an effective investigation....Link
2019/07/23
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News HubSri Lanka cricket eyes three foreign coachesPaul Farbrace, one of the possible candidates Sri LankaCricket (SLC) wanted to hire for coaching the senior national team is not inthe......Link
2019/07/23
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Lanka Business OnlineSri Lanka inflation decreased in JuneSri Lanka’s headline inflation as measured by the year-on-year change in the National Consumer Price Index has been......Link
2019/07/23
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Lanka Business OnlineClarity is vital for Sri Lanka’s economic resurgence: MAS Chairman Mahesh AmaleanClarity is what gives businesses enormous strength, direction and focus in a challenging environment to regain and sustain......Link
2019/07/23
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Lanka Business OnlineCEAT launches new radial tyre range with Rs.350Mn production upgradeCEAT, a tyre brand has unveiled a new series of radial tyres in Sri Lanka following an investment of 350 million rupees to......Link
2019/07/23
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Asian Mirror"Ajith Perera Has Lied On His Facebook Page": Party Senior Says No Decision To Field Sajith As Presidential CandidateThe United National Party yesterday decided to make a final decision on the party's Presidential candidate after forming a grand alliance on August 05. UNP Parliamentary group last evening decided that there is no point in talking about candidate when the election is yet to be declared. However, som...Link
2019/07/23
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Asian MirrorDinesh Gunawardena's Name Surfaces As Potential Presidential Candidate For SLPP: MP Says MR Will Make Final Decision SoonMahayana Eksath Peramuna Leader Dinesh Gunawardena's name has surfaced as a front-runner for the presidential candidacy of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna. Gunawardena, a senior politician in the opposition, is one of the prominent figures in the Joint Opposition. Although former Defence Secretary G...Link
2019/07/23
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Asian Mirror"Selecting UNP's Presidential Candidate Is Not My Job: Working Committee And Other Decision-Making Bodies Will Make Necessary Decisions": SajithAs the tussle for Presidential candidacy heats up in the UNP, party Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa told the Mahanayake Thera of the Malwatte chapter that he would not take his step back.However, he told the Mahanayake Thera said selecting the party's Presidential candidate was not his duty. "The Wor...Link
2019/07/23
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Daily NewsTop Rajapaksa loyalists to join UNP - HarshanaA number of leading politicians from the Rajapaksa camp will be supporting the UNP led broad national alliance to be announced on August 5 targeting the upcoming Presidential election,......Link
2019/07/23
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Daily NewsThree arrested over Manipai incidentThree suspects have been arrested in connection with a clash between police and suspected ‘Awa’ gang members in Jaffna.Two suspects were apprehended by the Kopay police at......Link
2019/07/23
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Daily News217 drunk drivers arrested within 24 hoursA total number of 4841 motorists have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol from July 5 to July 23, the police media said.   A special island-......Link
2019/07/23
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Daily NewsCompensation for flood victimsPublic Administration Disaster Management and Rural Economy Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara said steps have been taken to provide compensation of Rs. 250,000 / - for the......Link
2019/07/23
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Daily News16-hour water cut in ColomboWater supplies will be low and interrupted for the following areas for 16 hours from 6:00pm today to 10 am tomorrow due to suddenly break dawn in main transmission line of......Link
2019/07/23
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Daily NewsPostal strike endsPostal trade unions action launched by the postal service employees has been called off which commenced at midnight on SundayMore than 600,000 letters have piled up at the Central Mail Exchange due......Link
2019/07/23
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Hiru NewsSajith’s name proposed as a presidential candidate during the UNP group meetingMP Mujibir Rahuan says that at the UNP parliamentarians group meeting the name of Minister Sajith Premadasa was proposed for the UNP candidacy at......Link
2019/07/23
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Hiru News21 years of Hiru; 21 millionaires in 21 days,9th millionaire, N.P.S Apsara from MinuwangodaThe winner of the 21 years of Hiru, 21 millionaires in 21 days programme conducted in view of the glorious 21st anniversary of Hiru, giving away the largest......Link
2019/07/23
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Hiru NewsProposal of Cricketers including Sangha and Mahela to be presented in parliamentThe proposals made for the Sri Lanka Cricket new constitution is to be presented before parliament today.It has been reported that the series of proposals......Link
2019/07/23
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Hiru NewsOpposition reveals about a conspiracy to invalidate 300 thousand youth votesThe joint opposition claims that there is a conspiracy underway to invalidate nearly 350 thousand youth votes through the use of the 2018 registered voters......Link
2019/07/23
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Hiru NewsTHE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT DID NOT ALLOW GARBAGE TO BE IMPORTED - THE JOINT OPPOSITIONThe Joint Opposition states that the previous government never created opportunities to import containers of garbage. MP Bandula Gunawardena made this......Link
2019/07/23
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Hiru NewsNO DAMAGE TO THE BONAVISTA CORAL REEF – DEPARTMENT OF WILD LIFEThe Wildlife department states that it has not yet been established that the Bonavista coral reef was damaged when a vessel that met with an accident in......Link
2019/07/23
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Hiru News3 AWA group members arrested following the clash with police in ManipayThree suspects have been arrested in connection with the clash between a group of members of the notorious Aava group and the police at Manipay. Police......Link
2019/07/23
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Hiru NewsRAINY AND WINDY CONDITIONS TO REDUCEThe Department of Meteorology said that the strong winds and showers are likely to reduce from today. Heavy rains and strong windy conditions have been......Link
2019/07/23
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Hiru NewsADVANCED LEVEL ADMISSION CARDS FROM THE INTERNETThe Commissioner General of Examinations, Sanath Pujitha stated that the private candidates who have not received the GCE Advanced Level Examination admission......Link
2019/07/23
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Hiru NewsRevised bail application filed by attorney general against pujith and hemasiri to be heard on August 1stHearing of the revised bail application filed by Attorney General against former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jayasundara who has......Link
2019/07/23
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Hiru NewsTHREE ARRESTED WITH T -56 BULLETS IN ERAVURThe police said that three suspects were arrested with 16 bullets used for T -56 fire arms in a house in Earavur- Athipatti, Batticaloa. The police media......Link
2019/07/23
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Hiru NewsGET RID OF HUNGER BEFORE BUILDING GYMS – GEETHA KUMARASINGHEPrime Minster Ranil Wickremsinghe has recently announced that three gymnasiums will be provided to each electorate. This statement was vividly......Link
2019/07/23
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Hiru NewsSelect committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks expects to ascertain President WillingnessThe parliament select committee which is probing the Easter Sunday bomb attacks expects to ascertain from President Maithripala Sirisena whether there......Link
2019/07/23
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Colombo TelegraphThe Church Of Ceylon – Unethically Chasing A Dream To Be A ProvinceBy S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole -Anglican StructureThe Anglican Communion consists of several national sister Provinces, each made of 4 or more dioceses. We were a single diocese – under the Church of India, Burma, Pakistan, and Ceylon. With independence, we broke into Provinces (Church of Bu...Link
2019/07/23
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Colombo TelegraphRe-Election Of Rizvi Moulavi As ACJU President; Reflects Religious & Moral Bankruptcy Of Muslim CommunityBy Latheef Farook -The re-election of Rizvi Moulavi, despite his reputation for frequent controversies and repeated blunders which caused immense damage to the community, as the president of All Ceylon Jamiathul Uema, ACJU, reflects the religious and moral bankruptcy of the Muslim community....Link
2019/07/23
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Colombo TelegraphExposé: How CDS Ravi Wijeguneratne Green-Lighted The Russian Ship Purchase In Exchange For PromotionFormer Navy Commander Ravindra Wijegunaratne recommended the purchase of an extravagantly priced Russian ship in August 2017 to President Maithripala Sirisena just days before he received his promotion to the rank of Chief of Defence Staff Colombo Telegraph can now reveal. Wijegunaratne, then Com...Link
2019/07/23
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Colombo TelegraphAG Dappula On War-Path With Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne ...Link
2019/07/23
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NewsFirstMilk packet for every primary school student islandwideA programme to provide a packet of nutritious milk for every primary student commenced today(July 23) under the auspices of President Maithripala Siriesena. The programme kicks off at Kajuwatta Srasthrodaya Vidyalaya in Ratnapura under the theme of “A nation nurtured with milk”. The programme is pla...Link
2019/07/23
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NewsFirstStranded trawlers begin journey from MaldivesThe Fisheries Ministry states that Sri Lankan multi-day fishing trawlers that had crossed into Maldivian waters due to inclement weather, will begin their journey back to Sri Lanka today. Director of Operations at the Department of Fisheries, Padmapriya Thisera stated that these fishing trawlers hav...Link
2019/07/23
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NewsFirst16 hour Water cut for several areas of ColomboThe Water Supply and Drainage Board states that the water supply for several areas of Colombo will be under low pressure for 16 hours commencing at 6 pm today(July 23). The low pressure is a result of a ruptured pipeline at theAmbathale water plant. The Dehiwala – Mount Lavinia, Kotte, Kaduwela,...Link
2019/07/23
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NewsFirstDengue raises concern island-wideNational Dengue Control Unit reported that the number of dengue patients has increased in eight districts. Community Specialist of National Dengue Control Unit Dr Praseela Samaraweera stated that 42 deaths and 30,764 dengue patients were recorded during the past six months of this year. National Den...Link
2019/07/23
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NewsFirstRetired principal assaulted with a sharp weaponA retired principal sustained serious injuries following an assault using a sharp weapon in Bulathgama, Balangoda. Police Media Spokesperson noted that the 62-year-old retired principal was admitted to the Balangoda Hospital. The suspects are yet to be identified further police investigations are un...Link
2019/07/23
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NewsFirstApplication of revision of bail against IGP and Ex Defence Secretary at courtsThe Attorney General’s application for revision against the release on bail of former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujitha Jayasundara who is on compulsory leave was taken up today (July 23) before the Colombo Chief Magistrate Vikum Kaluarachchi. The respondents Pujitha Jayasundara an...Link
2019/07/23
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NewsFirstEnterprise Sri Lanka exhibition commences at Anuradhapura tomorrowThe second Enterprise Sri Lanka exhibition will commence tomorrow (July 24) at the Walisinghe Harischandra Grounds in Anuradhapura. The Ministry of Finance convened a media briefing in this regard yesterday (July 23). State Minister of Finance,Eran Wickramaratne noted that the exhibition will be hel...Link
2019/07/23
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NewsFirstTrump says China’s Xi has acted responsibly amid protestsReuters –U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday (July