Managing Expectations About Postwar Justice Process 

By Jehan Perera –

Jehan Perera

The government’s commitment to the post-war transitional justice process can be seen in the Constitutional Council’s nomination of seven members to be commissioners of the Office of Missing Persons. As the Constitutional Council includes the Prime Minister, governmental sanction …read more

Softlogic wins Top Asia Emerging Markets Award at DellEMC South Asia Partner Summit 2017

Softlogic Information Technologies Pvt Ltd, one of the country’s leading software and hardware solutions providers and a subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings PLC, won the Top AEM (Asia Emerging Markets) Award at the South Asia Partner Summit 2017 held recently in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.This recognition has been awarded based …read more

Priest connected with murder of ‘Dala Poottuwa’ identified

Recently, the media published that a chief Buddhist priest had been involved in the murder of popular ‘Dala Poottuwa’ of Galgamuwa, the tusker with intertwining tusks, and the society wondered who this priest was.
Now, this has been revealed as a Buddhist priest had filed an anticipatory bail application stating …read more

Global recall of Lactalis baby milk over salmonella fears

French baby milk formula maker Lactalis has ordered a global product recall over fears of salmonella contamination. Health authorities in France said 26 infants in the country have become sick since early December. The recall affects products and exports to countries including Britain, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sudan. It covers …read more

Youth trafficked cannabis in a luxury car, arrested

Police have arrested a 22-year-old person in Colpetty while transporting 5.7kg of Kerala cannabis in a luxury car. The arrest was made at around 1 pm following a tip-off. The suspect is a resident of Panadura. He will be produced before… Read More …read more

Sri Lanka Insurance reports remarkable 3Q financial performance

Over Rs. 23 billion in Gross Written Premium
Sri Lanka Insurance, the leading insurance company in the island, has reported a remarkable performance for the period ending September 30, 2017.

Announcing its excellent third quarter performance for 2017, SLI Chairman Hemaka Amarasuriya said the company recorded a profit before tax of Rs. …read more

Swiss leisure travel airline to connect Colombo and Zurich

Edelweiss, a leisure travel airline from Switzerland says it will expand its long-haul route network with flights to Sri Lanka in 2018. An Edelweiss Airbus A340-300 will fly twice weekly between Zurich and Colombo connecting the two cities directly. The… Read More …read more

Sri Lanka participates in UN Christmas Charity Bazaar

The Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Vienna, and the members of the Sri Lankan expatriate community participated in the United Nations Christmas Charity Bazaar held at the Austria Centre in Vienna on 1st and 2nd of December 2017. This Bazaar is an annual event organized by the …read more

PPPs could help Sri Lanka achieve its 2030 SDG goals

Unilever Sri Lanka, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sri Lanka and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Sri Lanka together announced the initiation of strategic public-private partnerships (PPPs) around the country’s key priorities related to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a media conference held on 7th December. …read more

MP representing Dinesh’s party joins Maithri


Ms. Shriyani Wijewickrema, the Member of Parliament for Digamadulla District representing the party of Mr. Dinesh Gunawardene, the Leader of the Mahinda faction of the SLFP joined the Maithri faction of the SLFP after having discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (10th) evening.
Ms. Shriyani Wijewickrema met the President at …read more

Vivo V7 Says: “Hello Sri Lanka!”

Vivo Launches 24 Megapixel Selfie-Shooter V7 to Sri Lanka
Vivo, the fast-growing global smartphone brand unveiled its newest member of the Vivo V-Series, the V7 in Colombo. Equipped with revolutionary technologies including the 24MP front camera and FullViewTM Display, the V7 is the latest addition to Vivo’s selfie-shooter series known for …read more

Monk accused in Dala Poottuwa killing to seek anticipatory bail

Monk accused in Dala Poottuwa killing to seek anticipatory bail

The chief incumbent of Nagala Rajamaha Vihara, who is accused of having plotted to kill the tusker ‘Dala Poottuwa’, is to file an anticipatory bail application to courts, according to reports reaching Lanka News Web.

The IGP has deployed the CID, CCD and Nikaweratiya police to investigate the killing, but …read more

‘68 yr. old’ she elephant gave birth ?

‘68 yr. old’ she elephant gave birth ?

Authorities at Gangaramaya have given a surprising answer to a question posed by CID officials investigating a baby elephant being kept there illegally. That was – a she elephant at the temple, now 68 old, has given birth to the calf.

As the answer was unacceptable, the CID continued investigation. …read more

Online clothing brand Zigzag launches Flagship store in Colombo

Zigzag, the iconic online clothing brand loved by discerning fashion enthusiasts in Sri Lanka for its effortlessly cool & chic approach to style is set to open its first exclusive store in Colombo. Inclined towards relaxed casual wear, season after season Zigzag introduces an array of trendy and fashionable silhouettes …read more

Jaffna Food Festival to attract local and foreign tourists

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya In light of prevailing peace in the country, the Security Forces in Jaffna has taken an initiative to organize a series of special events during the month of December 2017, having the primary objective of facilitating the reconciliation process that was initiated by the government. The theme …read more

Traffic congestion at Peliyagoda

Police say a traffic congestion is reported at the Entry/Exit point in Peliyagoda of the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway. A spokesperson for the Peliyagoda Police said this congestion has been created due to a large number of vehicles entering the… Read More …read more

Rs. 53 m of pensioners’ payments returned!

Rs. 53 m of pensioners’ payments returned!

More than Rs. 53.3 million of payments due to 1,463 pensioners since 2010 have not been deposited in their bank accounts, but had been returned to the Pensions Department, according to COPA chairman Lasantha Alagiyawanne.

The committee makes the revelation in its fourth report.

It attributes this to shortcoming in the inter-bank …read more

SLC Chairmans strange explanation to media units blunders

Hiru Red Card on 8th of this month disclosed many blunders mentioned in a media communique issued by the Sri Lanka Cricket following the completion of the 3-match Test series with India. We pointed out the mistakes in both the Sinhala and English… Read More …read more

Mövenpick Hotel Colombo prepares to celebrate the Festive Season

The first Swiss hospitality chain in town has given this city a theatrical dining experience and one of the highest rooftop bars with the finest panoramic views. Mövenpick Hotel Colombo is now gearing up to celebrate their first Christmas by introducing a whole new level of festive dining offerings during …read more

Sri Lanka’s first dedicated lingerie label for C to DD sizes

Leading intimate apparel producer MAS Brands introduced designer lingerie label Ultimo to its Sri Lankan clientele this month. Ultimo was founded by celebrity entrepreneur Michelle Mone OBE in the UK in 1996; this label favoured by celebrities and discerning clients around the world is now owned by MAS Brands, which …read more

First EU GSP+ guide for Lankan exporters published

First EU GSP+ guide for Lankan exporters published

The first comprehensive and almost step by step guide for Lankan exporters to export under EU GSP Plus scheme has been released.

Titled the “EU GSP+ Business Guide for Sri Lankan Exporters” manual is produced by Geneva’s International Trade Centre (ITC) in collaboration with the Government of Sri Lanka and funded …read more

Millerholz and Spotless unveil new showroom experience

Millerholz, the leading provider of high quality durable flooring solutions and Spotless, the premier commercial and industrial cleaning solutions company, recently opened the doors to their flagship showroom in Colombo. Located on Galle Road, Colombo 04, this custom designed showroom was created to offer a truly hands on experience for …read more redefines recruitment process in Sri Lanka

Finding the right job is as difficult as finding the right candidate for the job. Sri Lankan jobseekers are struggling and not to mention the hassle undergone by employees. There is certainly a gap between the aspirations of a jobseeker and the expectations of the corporate sector. The struggle is …read more

Authorities say 650 additional buses added to the service


The Ceylon Transport Board says that more than 650 additional buses have been added to the service today due to the ongoing train strike. The Deputy General Manager Mr. R.R.T Chandrasiri said buses have been deployed  to all the areas from Colombo. Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief Executive said that steps …read more