Two Seniors To Handle 'Special Projects': Their Current Responsibilities To Be Transferred To 'Young Ministers'

Two Seniors To Handle 'Special Projects': Their Current Responsibilities To Be Transferred To 'Young Ministers'

Two senior ministers of the UNP holding high profile portfolios will be appointed as ministers of ‘Special Projects’ at the Cabinet reshuffle tomorrow, sources close to the Prime minister’s office said.

Their current responsibilities will be given to ‘young ministers’, they further added. 

The proposed Cabinet reshuffle is likely to take place tomorrow, …read more

NEC chaired by President to present new economic plan

The National Economic Council (NEC), chaired by President Maithripla Sirisena, will present a new economic plan next week to address the key economic issues of the country, the President’s Media Division said in a brief statement yesterday. It said the NEC met for the 8th time yesterday at the …read more

We are still with the govt. – Mahinda

We are still with the govt. – Mahinda

The UPFA General Secretary Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said in parliament today (21) that the UPFA had not left the national government agreement signed with the UNP.

The UPFA General Secretary made this statement in response to comments made in parliament yesterday by JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, Joint Opposition MP Dallas …read more

JLanka Technologies – Creating a space for Engineers and Architects to come together

Sri Lanka’s pioneer and leader in Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Systems and Next Generation Energy Technologies – JLanka Technologies is committed to lighting up the country’s trail towards a greener future with its technological expertise and industry strength. The Company has to date completed over 3000 projects and surpassed the 25MW …read more

Experts warn AI could be exploited

Drones turned into missiles, fake videos manipulating public opinion and automated hacking are just three of the threats from artificial intelligence in the wrong hands, experts have said. The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report warns… Read More …read more

DFCC Bank Records An Impressive Performance In 2017

DFCC Bank continued to demonstrate positive momentum across businesses in 2017 as a rapidly growing commercial bank completing its second year after the amalgamation.

Despite a backdrop of higher taxes, volatile interest rates, tight margins and intensifying competition, the Bank closed the financial year ended 31st December 2017 with a …read more

Weerawansa spent public money for the wedding of his niece

Former Minister of Housing, Construction and Engineering Services Wimal Weerawansa had spent public money for a wedding of his niece. This was revealed in Parliament on the 19th by the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Rajitha Senaratna.
This had been revealed by the Minister of Housing Sajith Premadasa …read more

A Revolution in Green Construction: TOKYO SUPER + Blended Hydraulic Cement

Revolutionizing the construction industry yet again Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC introduces TOKYO SUPER +, a specially formulated Blended Hydraulic Cement with Fly Ash to provide greater strength and durability.  Certified to deliver the highest strength in the 100-day strength test, the unique blend of this cement gains more strength …read more

DentsuGrant Sri Lanka joins the Dentsu Aegis Network Regional Conference in Hyderabad

The Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) recently held its trail blazing annual conference in Hyderabad, India. The conferencesaw an in-depth sharing of knowledge on market dynamics, unique networking opportunities, an in-depth discussion on emerging industry issues and a way-forward harnessing digital tools.

The DentsuAegis Network also took this opportunity to welcome Sri …read more

DIMO Academy for Technical Skills receives German Chamber of Commerce certification

The DIMO Academy for Technical Skills (DATS), the state-of-the-art automobile training academy commenced in partnership with Daimler AG, Germany, was recently certified by the German Chamber of Commerce to conduct German Dual Vocational Education in Sri Lanka.

This prestigious and sought-after recognition is the result of the high-quality standard maintained …read more

Lanka recalls its defence attache in UK over anti-Tamil gesture

Sri Lanka has recalled its defence attache in the UK for an inquiry following his offensive act of gesticulating to slit throats of Tamil demonstrators in London, the military spokesman said. Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, the Military Attache in Sri Lankan High Commission, was seen gesticulating to slit throats of a group of pro-LTTE demonstrators opposite …read more

Officials pass responsibility over damaged ancient pond

Officials pass responsibility over damaged ancient pond

Considerable damage has been caused to the ancient ‘Kumara Pokuna’ pond in Polonnaruwa, visitors say.

King Parakramabahu built this bathing pond for the royal family.

Assistant director of the Archaeology Department W.H.A. Sumanadasa said they have lodged a complaint with the police.

When this pond was first discovered, it was already broken, and …read more

Land Rover Official Vehicle Partners of Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia IRONMAN 70.3

Takes Bookings for their luxurious line-up of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
SML Frontier, sole agents of Land Rover proudly announces their partnership with Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo as the official vehicle partner. The collaboration brings one of the most recognised brands in the world to the …read more

Elevating the Artist : How the John Keells Foundation re-imagines CSR

By Natalie Soysa

Large enterprises engaging in CSR activities may be commonplace, but its ability to empower lives is incomparable. Some of the biggest brands in the world have opted to re-visit what CSR means, changing the corporate responsibility game altogether.

In America, Google CEO Sundar Pichai opted to stand up for …read more

Minister Sagala makes a statement on bus explosion

The explosion which took place on a bus in Kahagolla in Diyathalawa was discussed in Parliament today (Feb. 21). The group leader of Joint Opposition Dinesh Gunawardena said that the government should reveal the factual information with regard to this… Read More …read more

Mövenpick Colombo takes care of Iron-Man triathlon participants

Mövenpick Hotel Colombo will be introducing various culinary options to help participants of the Iron-Man triathlon in Sri Lanka. A specialized Iron Man lunch/dinner menu will be available in all outlets containing a specified calorie count, while the panoramic Vistas rooftop bar and lounge will display a fresh fruit station …read more

Traffic hampered in Town Hall owing to protest


Traffic around Town hall is reportedly hampered due to a protest launched by university students.

The protest is in demand of the abolition of the South Asian Institue of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe.

Commuters are advised to use alternate routes to ease traffic.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – 15:09
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Dilruwan — living his father’s dream


When his father met with a tragic death at a dinner organized to mark Panadura Sports Club’s promotion to division I, Dilruwan Perera, then a 15-year-old cricketer, felt his world crashing down on him.

Dilruwan had just helped the team win the Division II title and also attended the celebratory function …read more

Sampath Bank’s profit-after-tax tops Rs. 12bn

Bank’s total asset base crosses Rs.750bn mark
Net gains from financial investments grow by 12.1%

Sampath Bank posted a Profit After Tax (PAT) of Rs 12.1 bn for the year ended 31st December 2017, an impressive 32.7% YoY growth compared to Rs 9.1 bn recorded in the previous year. Similarly, Profit …read more

One injured in shooting at Cotta Road

One person has been injured and hospitalised following a shooting incident near the railway crossing on Cotta Road in Borella, the Police Spokesman said.

He said that two unidentified individuals who arrived on a motorcycle had opened fire at a car near the railway crossing on Cotta Road at around 6.35pm …read more

Heavy traffic congestion in Town Hall area

A heavy traffic congestion is reported in and around Town Hall area due to a protest by university students. The protest is held against the SAITM. Police have blocked the road in front of the University Grants Commission.       Read More …read more


DFCC Bank continued to demonstrate positive momentum across businesses in 2017 as a rapidly growing commercial bank completing its second year after the amalgamation.

Chairman, Royle Jansz & CEO, Lakshman Silva

Despite a backdrop of higher taxes, volatile interest rates, tight margins and intensifying competition, the Bank closed the financial year ended …read more

We won’t resign – 7 ‘bicyclists’ inform Elections Commissioner

Seven candidates who contested from the Independent Group under the motor-bicycle symbol for the Maharagama Urban Council state informed the Elections Commission in writing that the news that is being spread by various parties they were going to resign is a fabrication but they are eagerly waiting to serve the …read more

Final rites for Ramanya Sect Anu Nayake to be held this week

COLOMBO (News1st): Final rites of the Anu Nayaka of the Sri Ramanya Maha Nikaya, Venerable Girabe Ananda Thero, has been scheduled to be held on February 24 under full state patronage. Hence, the final rites are to be held at the Walisinghe Harischandra stadium in Anuradhapura. The Venerable Thero, who was …read more

Mendis was used as opener for tactical reasons – Samaraweera

Sri Lanka’s Batting Coach Tilan Samaraweera shedding light into the decision to open the batting with young Kusal Mendis during the just concluded tour of Bangladesh said that it was more a tactical decision and wasn’t sure whether Sri Lanka would stick to the same strategy moving forward.

The 23-year-old, who …read more