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Mystery surrounds youth’s death at Weerawansa’s home

Friday, 28 October 2016 12:51

The facebook is circulating various speculations with regard to the death of a 24-year-old at a house owned by NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa.

Sinhala majority must think different to King Edward – Sumanthiran

Friday, 28 October 2016 10:29

"It was the British empire that united Ceylon into one administrative unit. Even after the Kandyan kingdom was brought under British rule in 1815, Ceylon was treated as three distinct nations ruled together. Colbrooke and Cameron decided and recommended to establish a "Unitary" Sate in 1833 and for administrative purposes, the country was demarcated into five provinces" said Sumanthiran yesterday (27) speaking at the screening of the award winning Tamil film "Deepan" at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute.

Indonesia and Sri Lanka agree to take forward several bilateral initiatives

Friday, 28 October 2016 09:56

Foreign Minister Mr. Mangala Samaraweera and Indonesian Foreign Minister Madam Retno Marsudi agreed on Wednesday (26 October) to take forward several initiatives on the bilateral political and  economic fronts and also strengthen  cooperation within IORA as well as international fora with a view to elevate the relationship. The two Ministers met in Bali, Indonesia on the eve of the 16th Council of Ministers of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).

SC to proceed with SLT petition against TRC

Friday, 28 October 2016 09:52

The Supreme Court overruled preliminary objections raised by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) in a fundamental rights case filed by Sri Lanka Telecom.

Budget wake-up call for Private Sector: Ravi K

Friday, 28 October 2016 09:47

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday took the business community to task, warning the private sector of a wakeup call in the Budget 2017. However, he assured they would be supported as much as possible by consistent policies with proposals that would improve the business environment and foster growth. Speaking at a CEO’s Breakfast Meeting organised by the Sri Lanka-Philippines Business Council, the Finance Minister urged the private sector to be proactive in investing and expanding their businesses.

Lankan wins Italian best film award

Friday, 28 October 2016 09:44

‘Sulanga Apa Regena Yaavi’ (The Wind Beneath Us) by Nuwan Jayatileke has been chosen as the best film at the Metricamente Corto film festival in Italy.

University dons urge Sri Lanka to dismantle all surveillance teams

Friday, 28 October 2016 09:33

Shocked by the wanton killing of two undergraduates by Sri Lanka police in the northern town of Jaffna, a group of university teachers around the country have called upon the government to dismantle all surveillance teams established during the war and disarm the police force.

President receives Rakna Lanka corruption report

Friday, 28 October 2016 08:23

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (27) received a final investigation report into alleged fraud and corruption in Rakna Lanka security firm that had given a floating armoury project to Avant Garde.

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