UNP alliance to contest under swan symbol

The two factions of the United National Party (UNP) decided to contest the general elections under the swan symbol, a party official said today. The decision was arrived at a meeting attended by UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa.

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  CID’s behavior questionable when producing Weeratunga in Court: Fort Magistrate
  ’Will convey SL concerns to Washington’: U.S. Ambassador


High-rise buildings: Big shake-up in UDA regulations in 3 months

In the wake of the Daily Mirror Eye’s investigative piece, ‘High-rise Corruption’ on buildings and planning violations of apartment projects in Colombo and the suburbs, the Urban Development Authority (UDA) working on introducing reforms to the existing building and planning regulations for high-rise apartment projects countrywide.

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US violated Army Commander’s rights by refusing entry visa: Dayasiri

SLFP General Secretary and State Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara today claimed that it was the US which had violated the fundamental rights of Army Commander Lt. General Shavendra Silva and his family by refusing them visas to enter the US without any substantial evidence of war crimes or any other offence.

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Cannot satisfied with the ongoing Easter Sunday Attack investigations: Cardinal

Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith today said that Catholics cannot satisfied with the ongoing investigation carried out by the government over the Easter Sunday bomb attack.

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Not an offence to earn a living by prostitution: Fort Magistrate

Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake acquitted a woman arrested in a brothel on charges of prostitution said it was not considered an offence in Sri Lanka for a woman to earn a living through prostitution but however it was an offence to operate a brothel.

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Ranjan Ramanayake - To or not to release audio CD

An uproar that erupted in Parliament today regarding an earlier decision by the Speaker to release an audio CD containing nine phone conversations of MP Ranjan Ramanayake made the Speaker to reconsider his decision.

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Luxury vehicles: MPs concerned over misinformation

Some government and opposition MPs raised concerns that some media institutions had published their names as having purchased vehicles under the good governance government even though they had not purchased or used any such vehicle as reported.

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SLFP will accept Chandrika if returns: Dayasiri

Former president Chandrika Kumaratunga is welcome to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) or to the proposed SLFP-SLPP alliance at any time though she has been removed from the post of SLFP organizer of the Attanagalla electorate, SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara said today.

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SL maid in Singapore named foreign domestic worker of 2020

Panambarage Jacinta, a Sri Lankan woman in Singapore, was named as the Foreign Domestic Worker of 2020 which is an annual accolade for maids who have made extraordinary contributions to the family they serve.

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Two SL crew members safe on board Diamond Princess

The two Sri Lankan crew members on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan are in good health and regularly in contact with their relatives in Sri Lanka, the Foreign Relations Ministry said today.

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Police and intelligence units to raid illegal weapons

Those who possess illegal weapons would be charged Rs. 10,000 fine and or five-year rigorous imprisonment if it is the first offence, the Defence Ministry said.

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Sri Lanka has stopped releasing seized boats - India

The Indian Government on Monday told the Madras High Court that since 2015 Sri Lanka had stopped releasing boats of Indian fishermen apprehended on charges of trespassing into foreign waters for illegal fishing, particularly through the banned method of bottom trawling.

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Shavendra’s travel ban; US congress to be informed on SL’s objection

Visiting US Congressional delegation had informed the Sri Lankan government that they would convey latter’s strong objection on the recent imposition of travel restrictions on Army Commander Shavendra,Silva to the US Congress.

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Turkey looks forward in sharing SL’s experiences in countering terrorism

Turkey looks forward in sharing Sri Lanka’s experiences in combating terrorism and enhancing intelligence sharing in a combined effort to combat violent fundamental extremism, stated.

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Dinesh to officially inform Geneva next week

Govt. decides to withdraw from UNHRC resolutions

The government has decided to immediately withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolutions 30/1 and 40/1 co-sponsored by the Yahapalanaya Government in 2015 and 2019.

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President to visit Japan

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is scheduled to visit Japan in May and participate at the global conference “The future of Asia” by becoming one of the first leaders from South Asia to bring fresh insight to the conference, the President’s Media Division said.

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SL Ayurveda Research Institute says cure to coronavirus may be found

The Bandaranaike International Ayurveda Research Institute, has informed the Health Ministry that a possible cure to the coronavirus may have been found, but they are unable to test it due to the lack of a coronavirus patient in Sri Lanka, the Daily Mirror learns.

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It’s a joke that US calling Shavendra Silva war criminal: Gammanpila

It is, in fact, a joke that US has banned Army Commander Shavendra Silva from entering the US based on the allegations concerning the war crimes, with the US being the number one war criminal in the world, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Leader Udaya Gammanpila said yesterday.

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development at cost


Colombo’s skyline is rapidly changing with apartment constructions that cost millions of dollars. But, are they complying with planning and construc...

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Forest destruction due to fires has become a serious problem in some regions in Sri Lanka, especially in areas like Beragala, Haputale of the Badulla ...

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development at cost


Colombo’s skyline is rapidly changing with apartment constructions that cost millions of dollars. But, are they complying with planning and construc...

13 Feb 2020 - 6     - 7424



Forest destruction due to fires has become a serious problem in some regions in Sri Lanka, especially in areas like Beragala, Haputale of the Badulla ...

30 Jan 2020 - 6     - 7719



Cartoon of the day

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We’ve taken apt measures to contain coronavirus: Chinese Ambassador

Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Cheng Xueyuan reiterated that the Chinese Government and its embassy in Sri Lanka had taken all possible measures to ...

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Same culture that frowns upon sex-ed, also allows Children to get abused secretively -Dr. Ginige

Sex. As much as it is a taboo word in the conservative, conventional context, this very taboo has also made it a topic of discussion. Recently, societ...

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We in the COPE Got Misled as CB didn’t Provide Full Information

United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian and Economist Dr. Harsha de Silva in a candid interview analysed what unravelled in the recently released ...

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‘Politicians should Appoint Historians as Advisers - Dr. Rupesinghe

While the Department of National Archives is currently undergoing a much-deserved facelift, its doors are open to many researchers, academics and stud...

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Protect your tropical forests

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Our Capital’s Vanishing Wetlands

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Man gives birth to baby boy at Matara Hospital

A large crowd thronged Matara Hospital recently after hearing the shocking news of a man who had given birth to a baby boy. The man sporting a beard had been from a village bordering Matara....

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Beggar woman with Rs.100,000 detained by Railway Security

Railway Security Guards had arrested a beggar woman with the possession of Rs.200,000 who had been begging in the train....

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Child poisoned by mother's paramour

A young man who had allegedly given poison to his paramour’s ten-year-old son in an attempt to kill him, was produced before the Nawalapitiya magistrate Chandani Meegoda and remanded till December 6...

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He switched on the light - friend ran away from his wife

When a husband and wife were sleeping in bed, suddenly the wife screamed as she felt that someone else was sleeping near her....

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Will Sajith Premadasa fare better at the upcoming general elections leading a new political alliance ?