Tuesday, March 28, 2017

News Feature

News Feature

The Government’s Ministry of Justice through a Bill of exceeding ludicrousness recently tabled in Parliament, seeks the legislature’s approval to limit the suspect’s right...

Former Governor to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), Arjuna Mahendran arrived at the premises of the special Presidential Commission of Inquiry to...

The National Dengue Control Unit and the Dengue Eradication Unit of the Ministry of Health have sounded the alarm over a possible major outbreak...

It was on March 6 that we left from the Djibouti port which is located north of Somalia. This was to proceed to the...

When Nimal Siri Bandara ran into the house engulfed in flames, it didn’t cross his mind that he was the father of two kids...

Life continues to be a struggle for 45-year-old Kathir, a former Tamil Tiger combatant, and his family. Kathir was one of the 12,000 Tiger...

The special Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and inquire into the issuance of Treasury Bonds which was appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena had...

To understand poverty in Sri Lanka requires that we take into account both the successes and the challenges that remain. It also asks that...

At a time when so-called big match cricket encounters are looked forward to as occasions for alcohol consumption to celebrate the event, two schools...

India’s traditional stance on the national question took a different turn if one was to go by statements made by the Foreign Secretary of...

May 22, 2008 was a usual day for journalist Keith Noyahr until he reached the gates of his home in Dehiwela that night. He was...

Otara Dell Gunewardena was the founder of  Odel, a network of  stylish clothing stores with merchandise of international  standard. Her drive and vision made ...

Seeing your prince charming across a crowded room and falling in love at first sight is a Hollywood cliché that’s barely practical and almost...

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...

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