JO MP Sriyani to back President

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Digamadulla district UPFA MP Sriyani Wijewickrama who represents the Joint Opposition met President Maithripala Sirisena to extend her support to the President when she met the President at his official residence,yesterday. The President assured her of assistance to carry out development activities in the Digamadulla district. Picture …read more

Budget 2018 passed with majority

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The budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 was passed with a majority of 99 votes in Parliament on Saturday evening.

The Third Reading of the Budget proposal which was presented by Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera on November 9 received 155 votes in favour and 56 …read more

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at The Cathedral

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was held at The Cathedral Of Christ the Living Saviour, Colombo 7. The Cathedral Choir led by Ishan De Lanerolle and the Junior Choir sang to a full congregation accompanied at the organ by Neranjan De Silva and Blodwen Weeratunge. The music was …read more

Farmers in crisis: Recovering from a drought to a Fertilizer shortage (VIDEO)


Farmers suffered in the recent past with a severe drought which deeply affected farmlands with the lack of water. However, with the recent downpours, the tanks are having sufficient water and the farmlands are recovering. The farmers and the people of Sri Lanka finally had hope after five long failed …read more

Railways strike: Continued strike cause over 12 Million daily loss to the state


The Railways trade union is continuing their strike, despite a Gazette notification which declared railways as an essential service. According to an announcement made by the Railways Department – those who do not report to work within 24 hours of the official notice will be considered as employees who have …read more

Bangladesh appoint Shakib as Test cricket captain

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Dhaka: Bangladesh on Sunday appointed all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan as Test captain, removing Mushfiqur Rahim from the post ahead of the two-Test home series against Sri Lanka starting January.

Shakib, who is already the national Twenty20 captain, takes over the Test side after a disastrous tour of …read more

New Sinha Regiment Commandant assumes office

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The newly appointed Colonel of the Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) , Major General Piyal Wickramaratne, assumed office last Friday at a military ceremony, held at the SLSR Headquarters in Ambepussa.A Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour saluted the tenth Colonel Commandant of SLSR in accordance …read more

Jaffna Grade 5 Exam achievers felicitated

Jaffna Security Forces Commander, Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi  gifted school bags, stationeries and books and mementos to the students  in appreciation of their outstanding achievements.Principals and teachers of respective schools along with parents of students look on.

Jaffna Security Forces Commander, Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi gifted school bags, stationeries and books and mementos to the students in appreciation of their outstanding achievements.Principals and teachers of respective schools along with parTags: Print Edition

Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna (SFHQ-J) recently appreciated achievements, made by students in …read more

GMOA to intervene in railway strike

In a turn of events, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) said yesterday that it could intervene in the issue between the Railways Department and the striking trade unions in the event the actions taken by the authorities turn out to be a threat to the labour Rights of the …read more

Russian national drowns

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A Russian national drowned in the sea off the Tiranagama beach while he was bathing with his Ukranian wife on Saturday afternoon. His body was retrieved by area residents who rushed to help them out.

He was identified as Naramenko Igo (52).

The …read more

Currency smuggler in Customs net

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A Chinese national who tried to smuggle foreign currency was arrested by Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport. The suspect was arrested on a tip off. The suspect was arrested while attempting to smuggle out foreign currency valued at Rs.11.5 million to Singapore.

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Police hunt for prison escapees

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A special operation has been launched by the Police, to arrest two criminals who escaped while being taken to the Siyambalanduwa Magistrate’s Courts last Friday. The two suspects, Gandara Billa and Gandara Amila had escaped while they were being taken to the Siyambalanduwa Magistrate’s …read more

Dilshan Wirasekara elected to CSE Board

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) announces the appointment of Mr. Dilshan Wirasekara as a Director of the CSE Board with effect from 21st November 2017. Mr. Wirasekara is an investment banker and the Director/Chief Executive Officer of First Capital Holdings PLC. He is an experienced professional with a career spanning …read more

Body of missing fisherman found

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The body of a fisherman who was reported missing while engaging in fishing in the sea was found at the Oluvil beach on November 8 morning. He was identified as Abusali Ibrahiim (38) of the Oluvil division No.4, a father of …read more

Nalini Indatissa’s funeral today

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The funeral of Nalini Indatissa, wife of the late Sarath Indatissa, will take place today.

She was the former Director of Education, former Principal Tholangamuwa Central College, Pinnawala Central College, and Royal International School, Kegalle. She was the mother of Kalinga Indatissa (President’s Counsel and Nalinda Indatissa …read more

Man shot in Modera

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A 42-year-old person was critically injured in a shooting at Modera last Friday.

The victim is a resident of Kadiranawatte. A group of persons who had arrived in a three-wheeler opened fire at the victim when he was returning home after visiting a nearby house …read more

Another tusker killed in Puttlam

The Wildlife officers have discovered the carcass of the missing tusker Thani Dalaya. The carcass of the tusker with gunshot marks was found Sellakanda Reserve in Puttalam, yesterday (10). The murdered tusker was around 30-years-old. Environmental organizations… Read More …read more

LG polls : SLFP to contest alone for several districts

The signing of nominations of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and United Peoples Freedom Alliance for the upcoming local government elections took place at the SLFP headquarters in Darley Road today (10). The General Secretary of the SLFP Duminda Dissanayake… Read More …read more

Update: Railway talks fail, unions vow to continue strike

The second round of discussions between striking railway unions and Presidents Secretary Austin Fernando ended without reaching a consensus this evening.  The trade unions said that they would continue their strike until the issues raised… Read More …read more

Crucial discussion to end railway strike underway

The Railway strike which was initiated by several railway trade unions, based on several demands including a solution for salary anomalies continued today (10). However, a crucial discussion was underway between striking trade unions and Presidents Secretary… Read More …read more

Dinesh Karthik becomes a part of unwanted record

Indian middle-order batsman Dinesh Karthik came into todays (10) first ODI against Sri Lanka as an experienced campaigner. Before this game, he had played 76 games scoring 1470 with 9 fifties. However, Sri Lankan bowlers did not allow him to score today…. Read More …read more

MP Sriyani of Amparai to support President

Joint Oppositions Amparai district MP Sriyani Abeywickrema has decided to support President Maithripala Sirisena. She confirmed it when we contacted her. The MP said she took this decision after she was harassed and neglected while being with the Joint… Read More …read more

Lokuwithana purchases Namal's 'Gower Building' for Rs. 400 Million

Lokuwithana purchases Namal's 'Gower Building' for Rs. 400 Million

A luxury building located on Gower Street, Colombo 5 believed to be owned by MP Namal Rajapaksa has now been sold to prominent local businessman Nandana Jayadeva Lokuwithana. While much controversy surrounded on the ownership of the building, media reports claimed it belonged to MP Namal Rajapaksa. Interestingly the new …read more

SL vs IND: Sri Lanka charge to a dominating win against India


Sri Lanka Cricket has claimed a long awaited victory -and importantly, a victory over neighboring India. The first ODI match between Sri Lanka and hosting India got underway at the new turf in Dharamsala, northern India right below the Himalayas. To lay the foundation towards the victory, toss winning Sri …read more

Taking A Look At The ‘Miracle’ At Wattala

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Shyamon Jayasinghe

“ David Hume proposed that a claim of a miracle has one sure test of veracity: the possibility of the miracle not happening should be even more crazy than the possibility that it did.” ~ Wattala Claim

I have no desire to run …read more