Iconic Galaxy sponsors ‘Colombo Swimming Club Sports Gala’

Sri Lankan’s premium real estate developer, Iconic Developments Pvt Ltd will be sponsoring the ‘Colombo Swimming Club Sports Gala’ which is an annual event organized by the Colombo Swimming Club (CSC) for its members and families.

One of the most popular events of the Club’s calendar, the event will take place …read more

EU urges Sri Lanka to honour commitments on OMP

The European Union (EU) says the Sri Lankan Government must honour their commitments on the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) and Transitional Justice. In a tweet, the EU office in Sri Lanka said that without clarity about the fate of their missing or disappeared loved ones, many Sri Lankans will not …read more

Unity government to continue

United National Party (UNP) Leader and Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe and United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary and Minister, Mahinda Amaraweera today informed Parliament that the unity government would continue.

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SLTC’s ENTECH scholarship awarding ceremony to be held this week

The merit-based scholarship awarding ceremony by the Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) for Engineering and Technology students will be held on February 25 at the BMICH in Colombo. The ENTECH scholarships are awarded to motivate and encourage Youth Excellence by offering students the opportunity of getting a world-class education at …read more

HNB spreads the savings habit with the launch of Gateway Student Savings Unit

Continuing in its pioneering efforts to inculcate the savings habit in children, Sri Lanka’s premiere private sector commercial bank, HNB PLC announced the opening of a new Student Savings Unit at Gateway College, Colombo.

The new unit was declared open by Gateway Group Chairman, Dr. Harsha Alles and Managing Director, Rohini …read more

Are Sri Lanka and the SAARC region capable of tackling any cyber threat?

~ In conversation with Sunil Sharma, Managing Director – Sales (India & SAARC) of Sophos Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Q: Sophos is one of the key leaders in the cyber security space. Can you briefly describe what the company is about?

A: Sophos Technologies was established in 1985 in the UK. For the …read more

Nawaloka Hospitals introduces special breast and prostate screening packages, exclusive 20% discount during February

Breast cancer and prostate cancer are among the top causes of death worldwide among women and men respectively. 2010 National Cancer Control Programme revealed that one in eight women in Sri Lanka had a probability of being susceptible to cancer. Prostate cancer on the other hand is also one of …read more

ජනාධිපතිවරයාට අගමැති ඉවත් කිරීමට බලයක් තිබේ ද?

රුසිරිපාල තෙන්නකෝන් –

රුසිරිපාල තෙන්නකෝන්

අගමැතිවරයා ධුරයෙන් ඉවත් කිරීමට රටේ ව්‍යවස්ථාව යටතේ ජනාධිපතිවරයාට බලයක් තිබේද යන්න අද රට තුළ අර්බුදයක් බවට පත්ව ඇති ප‍්‍රශ්නයක් වී ඇත. නීතිඥවරුන් ඇතුළු සමාජ ක‍්‍රියාකාරීන් බොහෝ දෙනෙක් මේ කාරණය පිළිබඳව විවිධ මත හා අදහස් පළ කර ඇතත් මේ දක්වාම පැහැදිලි ලෙසින් එබඳු බලයක් පවතින බව නිශ්චිතව …read more

SLIM represents Sri Lanka at the prestigious conference in the Asia

Keynote speakers address vital topics at a prestigious event in the Philippines

The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) is constantly exploring new options and breaking boundaries to continue its quest to take the Sri Lankan Marketing sphere to the next level, not just locally, but internationally as well. With nearly …read more

Persona Non Grata – Behind the DramaPersona Non Grata – Behind the Drama

Persona Non Grata – Behind the DramaPersona Non Grata – Behind the Drama

By Westminster Insider

At 22:44Z or Zulu Time (Time Zone: UTC, longitude: zero degrees/Prime Meridian) on the 4th of February a brilliant young doctor Thusiyan Nandakumar, the Tamil Guardian editor forwarded the infamous video clip of Sri Lanka’s now ex defence attaché, gesturing a throat slitting motion to protestors outside the …read more

Corporal Punishment As A Disciplinary Measure In Sri Lanka

By Amanda De Moore –

Amanda De Moore

Corporal punishment in any form is a violation of Human Rights. Banning corporal punishment was a main issue discussed at the recently convened meeting of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. While corporal punishment is used as a …read more

Explosion in passenger bus is not a terrorist act- Army

(File Photo)

The Sri Lanka Army assured that there isn’t any terrorism involvement in the incident where a passenger bus caught fire after an explosion in Kahagolla, Diyatalawa, this morning.

The Military Spokesman said that 19 individuals were injured by the explosion and were rushed to the Diyatalawa Hospital.

Of the …read more

Colombo – Trincomalee train drivers suspend strike

Locomotive Engineering Operators Union says they have suspended the strike which they started this morning (Feb. 21) deciding not to operate trains to be started from Trincomalee to Colombo and from Colombo to Trincomalee. They launched the strike… Read More …read more

Progress review meeting of Mahaweli Ministry held

Progress review meeting of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment was held under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena today (Feb. 21). A detailed discussion was held on special development plans conducted under Ministry… Read More …read more

Thai experts arrive in Sri Lanka to create artificial rain

 

A team of Thai experts arrived in Sri Lanka to look at the possibility of creating artificial rain in severe drought-affected areas of the island country, today.

The group consisting of Thai engineers visited the Castelereagh and Maussakele Reservoirs in the catchment areas of the Central Highlands to …read more

JO didn t ask to meet President, was invited – Lokuge

UPFA Parliamentarian Gamini Lokuge says that the Joint Opposition (JO) never request for an opportunity for a discussion with the President at any time, and that they only met with President Sirisena following Minister Susil Premajayantha s invitation for talks. MORE.. …read more

‘Hoax’ letter asks Aussies to host SL family during C’wealth Games

Queensland Police in Australia is investigating a ‘racist hoax’ letter, which has said that one Queensland resident has been selected to host a Sri Lankan family during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, 9news.com.au reported on Tuesday.

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Australia wins tri-nation T20I series

Australia beat New Zealand by 19 runs (D/L method) in the final of the tri-nation T20 International series at Auckland today (Feb. 21). Batting first, New Zealand totalled 150 for 9 after taking the first lease of the wicket. Martin Guptill… Read More …read more

Cabinet approves Central Expressway 3rd phase contract to Japanese firm

Cabinet has approved awarding the contract for the third phase of the Central Expressway project to a Japanese company. The third phase of the Central Expressway project will be from Pothuhera to Galagedera via Rambukkana covering a distance of 32.5km. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Minister of National Policies …read more

Anti-SAITM protest causes traffic congestion in Fort area

Our correspondents say that heavy traffic congestion is seen in most of the roads in Colombo Fort area due to a protest march organized by anti-SAITM university students. Because of the protest, Galle Face entry road has been closed from Lotus Round-about…. Read More …read more

Japanese firm wins contract of 3rd phase of Central Expressway

Taisei Corporation of Japan has been awarded the contract for the construction of the third phase of Central Expressway from Pothuhera to Galagedera via Rambukkana. The distance of that phase is 32.5 km. Tokyo Mitsubishi Bank of Japan has agreed… Read More …read more

Cabinet reshuffle to take place soon: Rajitha Senaratne

 

Co-cabinet spokesperson, Minister Rajitha Senaratne for the second week in a row promised that a cabinet reshuffle would take place by the end of this week, today.

Addressing the weekly media briefing at the Government Information Department he explained that a cabinet reshuffle had always been on the cards and discussed …read more

Madush’s clan involved in Borella shooting?

Madush’s clan involved in Borella shooting?

A person travelling in a car was shot at by two assailants who had come on a motorcycle at the Borella Cotta road area, and the injured person had been admitted to the Colombo National hospital, according to police.

The injured person has been identified as 32-year-old Asitha Kumara, a resident …read more

250 innocent civilians killed in air strikes in Syria

Syrian and Russian air strikes on a rebel-held enclave on the outskirts of the capital Damascus have killed more than 100 civilians for the second day in a row. Air strikes, rockets and artillery fire have been battering Eastern Ghouta enclave in apparent… Read More …read more

More than 250 innocent civilians are killed and multiple hospitals are obliterated in two days of air strikes by Syria and Russia

Syrian and Russian air strikes on a rebel-held enclave on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, have killed more than 100 civilians for the second day in a row. Air strikes, rockets and artillery fire have been battering Eastern Ghouta enclave in apparent… Read More …read more

Thai Engineers to bring artificial rain

A team of Thai Engineers yesterday carried out a feasibility study in the catchments areas of Castlereigh and Maussakele reservoirs to cause artificial rains in view of the prevailing drought. They had arrived on the request of the Ceylon Electricity Board.

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ARIYANA Resort Apartments launched by Home Lands Skyline

Resort Living at Your Doorstep

Going somewhere else to relax your mind & body will soon to be outdated, with the initiation of Home Lands Skyline’s – ARIYANA Resort Apartments – one of its kind of project, which has already changed the concept of apartment living. For the first time …read more

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