Sunday, February 19, 2017

News Feature

News Feature

Rice millers last week said that over 1500 small and medium scale mills had closed down due to financial woes and acknowledged that the...

The fisheries export trade welcomed reports that the European Union would be a potential growth area for fishery exports following lifting of the ban...

A recent video of a couple of teenagers making out in a Sri Lankan public school went viral for all the wrong reasons. Not...

The month of February, referred to as Navam in the local calendar, is associated with a significant event for Buddhists in Colombo. The Navam...

Power does peculiar things to people. It corrupts some, it makes others insufferably arrogant. Of course, there many examples in Sri Lanka that justify this...

Today we commemorate 69 years of breaking free from the last shackles of Colonial rule. Before World War II the cliché that,“The sun never...

Seven-year-old Ismail Aslama, of Muslim parentage has undergone a complete transformation. He is now Rathnapure Siri Sudarshanalankara or Sudarshanalankaram. The metamorphosis took place recently when...

The struggles of our forefathers to free our motherland from the shackles of colonial dominance gave a fresh lease of life so that you...

The Court of Appeal's verdict on the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) had ruffled quite a few feathers last week and...

Prof Ranga Dias, although currently a Post doctoral fellow at Harvard University, never really applied to Harvard. They invited him, three times. He missed...

The government recently announced that police stations island-wide would be inspecting all vehicles to check whether the windows at the driver’s side are tinted...

"ජරා ලෙඩ හදාගෙන එනවා මෙතන, උඹ පලයංල" (Get out! You come here after contracting such filthy diseases.) This was the manner in which Kumudini was treated...

In an interview with the Weekend Nation, Minister of Higher Education and Highways Lakshman Kiriella opened out on the proposed new constitution, current political...

Raja’s crops were scorched due to the prevailing extreme dry weather conditions. A farmer in Dharmapuram, Kilinochchi, Raja complained that they had no rain...

We were once assured, when we were very little, that we lived in an age when politics no longer mattered. Meaning that people were...

New Zealand appears to be taking a calculated risk with its otherwise strict environmental policy by using foreign species to fight an invasive and...

Former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa speaks on the recent clash in the Hambantota port premises and the current political status quo.  Here are excerpts from the...

Let’s admit it, it’s an icky subject, but a much overdue one at that. Consequently, it comes as a welcome revelation that for Sri...

They were like sitting ducks, two Indian university girls in a third class compartment of a night train running from Colombo to Batticaloa at...

Although the report of the Local Government Institutions Delimitation Appeals Committee on the Demarcation of Boundaries was handed over by its Chairman, Ashoka Peiris...

It’s been two years since Maithripala Sirisena assumed office on January 9, 2015. Political analysts claimed his foreign policy was a refreshing change from...

Q : You had previously stated that the Minister had refused the Delimitation Committee report. Did the Minister actually reject it? He said that in...

Today, the National Unity government celebrates two years in office. For the leaders of its two main parties, President Maithripala Sirisena of the Sri...

The Local Government Institutions Delimitation Appeals Committee on the Demarcation of Boundaries has seriously questioned whether their report would be an answer to the...

Sri Lanka reported 2,050,832 tourist arrivals at the end of 2016 with an all time high of 224,791 in December 2016. Despite the numbers the...

“No foreign policy – no matter how ingenious – has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few...

With the dawn of another new year, it is worthwhile looking back at the previous year to learn where we went wrong and consider...

It appears as if the National Unity government is working its way from one controversy to another. The latest issue to grab headlines is...

Four Bulgarian Nationals who stole money from Electronic Teller Machines (ETM) of several private banks by recording and tracing depositors' PIN numbers and data...

Four Bulgarian Nationals who stole money from Electronic Teller Machines (ETM) of several private banks by recording and tracing depositors' PIN numbers and data...

What a difference a year makes. This country has been experiencing a year of newsworthy events, not all of them agreeable to the populace...

Following the initial turbulence of establishing a so-called national Yahapalanaya (good governance) administration, which to an unassuming observer at one moment seems to teeter...

With the country gearing up to finally hold the local government election which was postponed over changes to the electoral system, the Elections Commission...

The year 2016 has been a very turbulent one with life-changing news like Brexit and a Trump presidency. However, for many of us, the...

Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare, Ranjan Ramanayake declined to accept the allowance of Rs 100,000 allocated for an MP, the allowance of...

The semi-official announcement that local government elections will be held in the first quarter of next year would undoubtedly be welcomed by the general...

Prison Reforms, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs Minister D.M. Swaminathan has called for an explanation from the prisons authorities regarding MP Hirunika Premachandra’s recent...

Annually, approximately 5,000 people are diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu). Research has been conducted at the university as well as...

In 2012, they released a full acapella Christmas song called Christmas Print. Each Christmas they try to bring in three to four new songs....

Under the Southern Development Plan the government has earmarked Galle as a tourist hotspot. The Mattala and Katunayake airports would prove to be great...

Within the first three hours of the launch Arimac servers crashed, because they couldn’t handle the traffic. During the first three days after the...

The Seven Virgins mountain range is etched in Sri Lankans’ memories because of the tragic plane crash which occurred 40 years ago. A similar...

The Gardiner Foundation (GF) of Sri Lanka, headed by Sanjeev Gardiner, Chairman of the iconic 150-year-old Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, has tied up...

One of Sri Lanka’s main antagonists, Jayaram Jayalalithaa passed away a few days ago. At the time of her demise, she was the Chief...

Sri Lanka’s two million migrant work force has been a blessing for the economy of our war-torn nation. Indeed they are the heroic army...

In the aftermath of massive consignments of cocaine being nabbed, the Preventive Directorate of the Customs House of the Sri Lanka Customs admitted that...

Tamil Nadu is still reeling over the death of its former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram. Many have cast doubts over her death. There have...

The government confirmed that it would along with the involvement of the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development construct several places for protests replete...

With the increasing influx of vehicles into the Western Province, especially to Colombo, the government has planned to utilise lands belonging to the Urban...

Last week, there was a furore about a telephone call taken by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundera while he was at a...

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