Sunday, October 22, 2017

News Feature

News Feature

Driver Meher Muhammad Khalil became a hero when militants attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team bus on a busy street in Lahore in 2009,...

As the work of the Constitutional Assembly of the Parliament progresses to a reasonable level opposition is mounting from various quarters who argue that...

Positive impact from GSP+ Sri Lanka’s external sector has shown a mixed performance in August 2017 as despite increased export earnings higher growth in import...

The main hospital in the northern city of Jaffna is a clean, white building, bustling with activity. At first glance there is little to...

“Women made to feel especially vulnerable in their own homes,” - CBSL Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy Sri Lanka’s external debt burden is well known. The...

Op-ed by Achim Steiner, Patricia Espinosa and Robert Glasser (To coincide with International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, 13 October 2017) From Miami and Puerto...

BY Prasad Kariyawasam (Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) This is the eighth successive year in which the Galle Dialogue International Maritime Conference is...

On Sunday, the deadline fell for 30,500 asylum seekers living in Australia to lodge their applications for asylum. Immigration minister Peter Dutton announced the...

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka’s rulers and bureaucrats are planning to poke their itchy interventionist fingers in to taxis and school vans, twin services that...

It’s easy to romanticize about a dark skinned man with a European accent who comes to Sri Lanka looking for his long lost mother...

A two thirds majority of the Parliamentarians elected to the Sri Lankan Parliament through the people’s vote are honoured for passing the Amendment of...

Reconciliation is a process which can rebuild the jagged relationships between diverse groups that have been victims of violence in Sri Lanka. International Human rights...

Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera last week condemned the attack carried out on Rohingya refugees when they were housed in a safe...

General Secretary of the Ravana Balaya, Iththekande Sadhdhatissa Q : What is your position with regard to the refugee situation? The Government has not notified us...

Lawyers and organizations working towards achieving refugee rights and welfare highlighted that all matters pertaining to any Rohingya ethnics arriving on local territorial shores,...
View of South India and Sri Lanka from space

In a significant yet unexpected ‘arrival statement of sorts’ on the national scene without notice, Sri Lanka’s Northern Province Tamil Chief Minister C V...
The black hole of memory

The Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation issued a clarion call to the governmental health authorities to recognize the country’s situation with regard to the prevalence of...

A very good evening to all of you! His excellency the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA), excellencies, his excellency the...

With the Government proposing to afford legal recognition to the sign language, experts on disability studies highlighted issues pertaining to the lack of sign...

The ‘Diyakawa’ training organised by the Sri Lanka Army for the eighth time commenced on September 3 with the participation of 2,675 personnel of...

Ralph started with the idea that Sri Lanka faces a window of opportunity during which key reforms could transform the country and its economy....

Inventors and the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC) bemoaned the society’s negative attitude towards purchasing products with the ‘Made in Sri Lanka’ label and...

Petronet LNG’s plan to set up an LNG terminal in Sri Lanka is an integral part of India’s strategy on energy security, and also...

Paralympian track and field athlete in the F46 class standing throws category, retired Corporal of the Sri Lanka Army formerly attached to the Third...

Nutritionists raised concerns about the prevalence of wasting, low weight for height, being quite high and in fact too much for a middle income...

The Northern Provincial Council (NPC), which came into being in September 2013, after a landmark election, had raised much hopes among the people in...

President Maithripala Sirisena opened the first super luxury hotel with residential units in Nuwara Eliya last Saturday on (26th) which is the only star-class...

Gender parity in the work place is a widely discussed topic contemporarily, with much conversation brewing on the ‘glass ceiling’ and ‘shortage of women...

The Sri Lanka Army-initiated interactive and intellectual forum,‘Colombo Defence Seminar,’ slated to discuss a wide range of geo-strategic security concerns with special focus on...

KE-10 to KE-55 Model Car Owners Club of Sri Lanka organised its third Old Japanese Motor Car Rally on August 20, 2017 . The rally...

ADIGAMA, Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scorched by a 10-month drought that has killed crops and reduced residents to buying trucked-in water, Adigama’s...

The polythene ban will come into effective from September 1. While little can be done about the woes of polythene manufacturers and recyclers a...

I think that the government is treading a progressive path. However, there are problems and issues pertaining to the minorities. They should be solved...

In India, thugs assault Dalits and Muslims employed in the cattle trade in the name of Hindu dharma, a writer is hounded out of...

Developmental economists and researchers highlighted that one of Sri Lanka’s largest exports to India, in terms of value, was scrap metals and as such...

In a judgment advancing the cause of political freedoms, the Supreme Court ruled that the political position of the Illankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK),...

Several complaints have been received from the Northern Province, specifically from the Mullaitivu District, within the past two months, of monies being fraudulently charged...

Hill country Tamils settled in the North and the East facing various forms of discrimination have called on the relevant Provincial Councils to establish...

Despite being heavily tailored to meet various tourist needs, Sri Lanka has managed to retain its traditions and prettiness Not bad at all, I think...

Good Samaritan community heroes who borrowed a lorry and cleaned their own streets of maggot-infested bin bags have been branded a ‘scab army’. Bearded Broz,...

Prison Department Colours Award Ceremony was held at the Kingsbury Hotel recently which afforded an opportunity for Prison Department employees to display their sports...

Third Month Remembrance (May 12th – August 12th, 2017) Ammi, the unfathomable void you left behind can never be replenished! Three months ago, on May...

In a Facebook post on Friday (4), External Affiars Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s daughter, Onella Wiranthi shared her thoughts over the ongoing investigations on the...

The Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation under the guidance of President MaithiripalaSirisena conducted a programme to orient over 1,000 Sunday Religious School Teachers...

She now joins a list of awardees that include fellow Sri Lankans, Pundit W.D. Amaradeva, A.T. Ariyaratne, Ananda Galappatti, Marcelline Jayakody, L.T.P. Manjusri, Ediriweera...

Gamini Fonseka played a pivotal role in the Sinhala cinema. He was a veteran actor, director as well as a great figure in Sinhala...

Overdependence on Diaspora remittances discourages from gainful employment and fuels conspicuous consumption, unproductive investments in places of worship, wasteful expenditure, and personal debt burden...

Veteran actor Kamal Addaraarachchi received the Best Creation award for the short film ‘Nihanda Lipiya’ (Silent Letter) directed by him at the Whatashort  International...

India’s legendary musician, AR Rahman’s recent concert in London took social media by storm, not because the show was a hit, but because of...

This is the last thing you might expect to hear from Malliha Wilson, Ontario’s Assistant Deputy Attorney General from 2008 to 2016, a litigator...

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