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Thu, 06 Aug 2020
Deaths from the coronavirus in the US have topped 1,000 for the fifth day in a row.
Sri Lanka’s inflation measured by the Colombo Consumer Price Index (CCPI) increased in July from a month ago, driven mostly by the price increases in non-food items such as healthcare, clothing and transport, as people who were mostly confined to t
Sri Lanka has become an unsafe place for children. Even with a National Child Protection Authority (NCPA), Women’s and Children’s Affairs Ministry and a Child Protection Unit at the Attorney General’s Department the number of child abuse cases
With just hours to go before the 2020 Parliamentary Election, Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya spoke to the Daily Mirror online on the preparations for the polls, concerns and his future plans
Former Negombo Prison Superintendent Anuruddha Sampayo, who was taken into the CID custody yesterday, was remanded till tomorrow by Negombo Acting Magistrate K.G Gunadasa today.
With reference to the Daily Mirror Expose article and Page 1 news item, both headlined, ‘Tea promoting officer in hot water!’ dated July 31, the Assistant Director of the Sri Lanka Tea Board Dhanushka Karunaratne has sent the following response
Astonishing revelations underscore how Sri Lanka Tea Board (SLTB), the promoter of Pure Ceylon Tea around the globe, has entrusted global tea promotional activities of the world’s renowned brand to an officer alleged to have been involved in misapp
78-year-old Jennifer lived on Cotta Terrace, a residential neighbourhood in Borella, Colombo. Towards her last few years, she used to get her meals from a little eatery across the main road. As she experienced some difficulty in walking, she would wa
Money matters in Sri Lankan elections. Despite constant public discussion about the massive costs of election campaigns in Sri Lanka, there is a lack of credible data on the actual costs, the sources of funds, and the consequences of campaign financi
The slowdown in worker remittances resulted from the pandemic could weigh on economic growth of countries heavily dependent on the foreign income flow as it could cut into the incomes, consumption and thereby the investments of recipient economies ra
In the run up to last year’s Presidential Elections, Facebook visibly increased its interactions in Sri Lanka. Officials from the social media platform were in the island meeting with government officials as well as those working outside of governm
“I have had the privilege of working closely with the late General Kobbekaduwa when he was the Security Forces Commander in Wanni and subsequently at the Joint Operations Command in Colombo.
The United National Party (UNP) Working Committee today decided to expel 54 members who obtained the nominations from the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) to contest the 2020 General Elections.
The main suspect in the case of throwing parcels containing contraband into the Welikada Magazine Prison has been arrested today.
Sri Lanka lost seven leopards within seven months of 2020. The main cause was snaring – an offence under Section 30 of the Flora and Fauna Protection Ordinance.
The Rajapaksa regime is all out to get a two-thirds majority in parliament through the forthcoming elections on August 5. The avowed objective of such a steam-roller majority is to promulgate a new Constitution or enact Constitutional amendments unil
The death penalty and sentence of life in prison are sentences which ensure that an offender will never be able to rejoin civil society.
Questions have been raised as to why the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) that was appointed by the President to probe political victimisation of public officers....
Fitch Ratings Lanka yesterday reminded that the operating conditions for the banking sector have weakened, exerting further pressure on banks’ ratings, after the rating agency downgraded the country rating in April, citing heightened public and ext
Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association President Gemunu Wijeratne yesterday said that they had decided to reduce the number of buses and bus journeys operated on certain roads by 50% from next Monday onwards.
UNP Deputy General Secretary Ruwan Wijewardene insisted that the government should bring to book those respons
UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday urged the government to take quick legal action against those responsible f
The Kataragama Esala festival is scheduled to commence tonight with the first day Perehera that sets off from the Maha D
Some 1,700 COVID-19 infected Sri Lankan migrant workers are currently receiving home-based and hospital-based treatment in 17 countries and is almost thrice the number of domestic patients, which as of yesterday stood at 664.
The hills of Nuwara Eliya are vibrantly alive with the hectic sounds of parliamentary electioneering! Nuwara Eliya district with its picturesque landscape and salubrious climate elects eight members in the 225 member parliament of Sri Lanka. 577,717
Most people in our country believe in Astrology. They make it a point to observe Astrological guidelines in fixing times for all important events in life and also in taking decisions on very vital matters like marriage.
State efforts are underway to import 2500 milch cows from Australia, despite a similar scheme carried out by the previous ‘Yahapalana’ government which saw many lapses. Recently, the Cabinet approved a proposal to import another 2500....
The China of today is vastly different to the China that I knew of in my younger days.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, a combination of technological breakthroughs had been rapidly reshaping the way we lived and worked.
On 2 July 2020, India’s Ministry of Health announced 226,947 active cases of COVID-19, with 17,400 lives lost.
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