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Sat, 21 Sep 2019
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate activist and Olympic athlete Björn Ferry have stopped flying in an attempt to save the environment. This idea around reducing (or not flying at all) has become so well-known in their home country of Sweden tha
Three more activists of Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim (JMI) Organisation were arrested yesterday in Ampara on a tip-off received by State Intelligence Services (SIS), Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.
Commercial Bank of (Ceylon) PLC, Sri Lanka’s largest private bank with over Rs.1.36 trillion in assets, saw its June quarter (2Q19) performance hampered by a spike in provisions made against possible bad loans and contraction in its loan book.
Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said yesterday he would support, at the next presidential election, the candidate who could face Islamic extremism firmly.
While stressing that opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa was no longer a member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) as he had obtained Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) membership and become its leader, MP Mahinda Amaraweera said they would not ta
The final Randoli Perahera of historic Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy paraded the streets last night. Picture shows Chief tusker Wasana of Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya carrying the golden casket of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha.
The coast and the shallow sea areas stretching from Wattala to Negombo have become one of the most polluted coastal belt in the country. This sea stretch has been polluted by garbage largely encompassing of polythene and plastics. We visited the area
Last week, Sri Lanka Tourism chief Kishu Gomes vent his frustration when he saw that committee after committee was being appointed by the President and Prime Minister as if they were having a mini contest to look into how Sri Lanka’s tourism indust
A motorcycle used by the terrorist Mohamed Mubarak Asan, who carried out the suicide attack on the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo was seized and two suspects were taken into custody during a raid on a house at Saranankara Road, the Dehiwela Police said.
A religious event to confer merit on the victims and to wish early recovery for the injured of the Easter Sunday bombings was held yesterday (28) at the Colombo Hunupitiya Gangaramaya Temple under the guidance of the Chief Incumbent of the temple Ven
The usual Sunday services in most of the Churches in the country were not held yesterday in view of the prevailing security situations.
Police and the security forces had taken steps to provide additional security to the churches. However, the dev
Dambulla Police arrested 13 suspicious individuals last morning during a raid on the Dambulla Economic Centre.
Police said the individu
An army truck veered off the road and collided with a motorcar that had been parked by the roadside causing it extensive damage. However, no one was hurt in the accident. Matale Police are conducting investigations.
(pic by Mahesh Kirthiratne)
The Secretary of the Ravana Balakaya Ven. Itthepane Saddhathissa Thera has stressed the need for a process of collecting information about Muslims who have come to the country as refugees from Myanmar and Pa
Tourist arrivals in the south have shown a sharp decline in view of the prevailing crisis situation. President of the Hikkaduwa Hotel Owners’ Association and Vice President of the Sri Lanka Hotel Owners Association Si
A place suspected to be an underground bunker in a three storeyed house close to Azad Road, five-road junction in Nawaththurai in Jaffna had been found during a search operation yesterday (28), Jaffna Police S
A stock of 797 CDs and stickers suspected to have been used to propagate the ideology of the Muslim fundamentalists were seized during a raid on a Mosque at Moragoda, Dangedara in Galle and the president and the treasurer of the mosque were arrested.
In a video summit on Wednesday the leaders of the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Italy said the raging Ebola pandemic was the most serious international public health emergency in recent years and the international communi
As we mark World Food Day today, we need to reflect deeply on what has happened to our traditional food and nutrition diets during the past 40 years of the globalised capitalist market economic policy which Sri Lanka swallowed wholesale after 1977
As Malala Yousafzai, the Swat Valley activist became the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, there won’t be a better time to talk about Nabila Rehman of Wazirsthan,...
Education was the subject of international attention last week with children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai becoming the youngest person in history to...
Yesterday was World Sight Day and our cartoonist Awantha Artigala showed that a picture or a cartoon...
With Sri Lanka still embroiled in a crisis over the large-scale import of powdered milk valued at a staggering Rs.140 million a day,...
At a time when the cancer of bribery and corruption has reached the worst proportions, the JVP...
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and former South Indian actress Jayalalitha Jayaram has been handed over a four-year simple prison term with an Indian rupee one billion fine for her role in a high-profile corruption case.....
In the aftermath of the Rajapaksa Government’s worst-ever political setback at last Saturday’s elections to the Uva Provincial Council,...
Sri Lanka has come a long way since the war ended in 2009. The country has seen a massive development in its infrastructure which includes highways,..
Matara District United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Buddika Pathirana last week revealed an important fact about his colleagues, the legislators of Sri Lanka. According to Mr. Pathirana 142 out of the 225 members.......
Significant though somewhat confusing signals came from Saturday’s elections to the Uva Provincial Council--with the UPFA Government closely winning...
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