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Fathers and mothers of victory
18 Dec 2014 05:54:42 GMT
It was with shock and dismay that the world received the news of Tuesday s cowardly terror attack on..
17 OF 29 JHU PS Members JOIN UDAYA
18 Dec 2014 05:54:42 GMT
The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) plunged yesterday into a deeper crisis when 17 of its 29 local govern..
Two new judges sworn in to Sri Lanka high courts
18 Dec 2014 05:54:42 GMT
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Seductive Sri Lanka lures with rich cultural heritage
18 Dec 2014 05:54:42 GMT
Women sashay past, saris fluttering and hips swaying rhythmically to the thumping drums. The high-pi..
Segments of E01 temporally closed
18 Dec 2014 05:54:42 GMT
The Dodangoda-Welipenna segment of the Southern Expressway (E01) would be closed from 11 p.m. to 01 ..
Madras high court suggests government free Lanka doctor held in camp
18 Dec 2014 05:54:42 GMT
The Madras high court has asked the Tamil Nadu government to consider releasing a Sri Lankan Tamil d..
Two Pakistani Nationals sentenced to death
18 Dec 2014 05:54:42 GMT
Two Pakistani men, who pleaded guilty to charges of possessing and peddling 1560 grammes of heroin i..
Maithri will make CBK the PM: Tissa
18 Dec 2014 05:54:42 GMT
The newly appointed Health Minister Tissa Attanayake said that common opposition s presidential cand..
Gota blasts those ashamed of being Sinhalese
18 Dec 2014 05:54:42 GMT
Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said today said it was extremely unfortunate to note that there..
Gotabhaya s defence
18 Dec 2014 05:54:42 GMT
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, taking part in an interview on Derana TV on Monday, defended ..
CA Sri Lanka, SEC honours top corporate leaders for demonstrating leadership excellence
Thu, Dec 18, 2014, 08:54 GMT
Dec 18, Colombo: In a renewed effort aimed at fostering a stronger culture of corporate governance and sustainable corporate performance in the country, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) together with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC), recently paid tribute to ten distinguished Chairpersons of Public Listed Companies for demonstrating visionary leadership and governance in achieving sustainable corporate performance.
Sri Lankan court sentences two Pakistani men to death for drug trafficking
Thu, Dec 18, 2014, 08:02 GMT
Dec 18, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Wednesday handed out death sentences to two Pakistani men accused of trafficking heroin into the island.
Construction of houses for Sri Lanka landslide victims to begin today
Thu, Dec 18, 2014, 07:45 GMT
Dec 18, Colombo: Construction of houses for those who were displaced by the massive landslide in Koslanda Meeriya Bedda estate in Badulla district will begin today, according to a local government official.
Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka advises local government authorities to obey election laws
Thu, Dec 18, 2014, 07:12 GMT
Dec 18, Colombo: In response to the complaints lodged by some political party candidates, the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRSCL) has advised all local government authorities to obey the election laws saying that the Commission will be compelled to take legal action against violators.
’s Singer PLC’s debenture oversubscribed
Thu, Dec 18, 2014, 05:11 GMT
’s Singer PLC’s issue of 10 million listed, rated, senior, unsecured, redeemable debenture at Rs. 100 each was oversubscribed, the company said in a stock exchange filling.
Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake achieves career-best ranking
Wed, Dec 17, 2014, 19:37 GMT
Dec 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has achieved career-best rankings in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings following the conclusion of the seven-match series with England, which Sri Lanka won by 5-2.
Common opposition candidate challenges Sri Lankan President for a debate on good governance
Wed, Dec 17, 2014, 18:01 GMT
Dec 17, Balapitiya: The common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena said he would like to enlighten his opponent at the presidential election, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on good governance and democracy and challenged him for a debate on the subject.
Sri Lanka Army rejects allegations that soldiers used for menial jobs
Wed, Dec 17, 2014, 17:01 GMT
Dec 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army today rejected the allegations made by the opposition that the soldiers were used for low-grade menial jobs after the war ended.
Special security arrangement for Sri Lanka elections, police arrest 30 for election law violations
Wed, Dec 17, 2014, 16:21 GMT
Dec 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Police Department so far has arrested 30 individuals including three leaders of Pradeshiya Sabhas in response to 49 complaints of election law violations.
Think tank in Sri Lanka says Missing Persons Commission is 'structurally flawed'
Wed, Dec 17, 2014, 15:43 GMT
Dec 17, Colombo: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), a leading public policy research and advocacy think tank in Sri Lanka, says the Missing Persons Commission appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to investigate alleged disappearances of persons in the Northern and Eastern Provinces is 'structurally flawed'.
Sri Lankan President shares future plans for the country with private sector
Wed, Dec 17, 2014, 15:11 GMT
Dec 17, Colombo: Sharing his future plans for the country with the private sector Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said his future vision is to eliminate poverty along with any corruption that would hinder the progress of the nation.
Two new judges sworn in to Sri Lanka high courts
Wed, Dec 17, 2014, 09:16 GMT
Dec 17, Colombo: Two new justices to Sri Lanka high courts were sworn in today before President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka's NDB Investment Bank facilitates Hemas Power acquisition
Wed, Dec 17, 2014, 08:14 GMT
Dec 17, Colombo: NDB Investment Bank (Pvt) Limited (NDBIB), was instrumental in the acquisition of Hemas Power PLC (HPWR) by a consortium comprising of NDB Capital Holdings PLC (NCAP),ACL Cables PLC (ACL) and Trydan Partners (Private) Limited (Trydan) in a deal worth approximately Rs. 1.7 billion.
President orders investigation into attack on opposition rally
Wed, Dec 17, 2014, 07:54 GMT
Dec 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the Inspector General of Police to investigate the arson attack on stage set up for an opposition party election rally in Wanduramba, Galle.
Opposition election meetings attacked in Sri Lanka
Wed, Dec 17, 2014, 06:09 GMT
Dec 17, Colombo: A stage set up for an election rally of the common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena to be held today in Wanduramba, Galle, has been destroyed by an unidentified group early this morning.
‘skullduggery’ at the presidential polls
Wed, Dec 17, 2014, 05:40 GMT
Dec 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaranatunga has warned that the present President Mahinda Rajapaksa may resort to 'skullduggery' to win the election and urged the international community to press his government to ensure a free and fair election.
Sri Lankan President has reached political bankruptcy - opposition candidate
Tue, Dec 16, 2014, 19:29 GMT
Dec 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's current President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is vying for an unprecedented third term at the upcoming presidential election, has reached a state of politically bankruptcy, the common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena said.
Sri Lanka says terror act in Sydney highlights need for concerted action by the international community
Tue, Dec 16, 2014, 18:36 GMT
Dec 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka said the act of terror in Sydney highlights the need for the concerted action by the international community to combat the menace of terrorism and ensure global peace and security.
Bar Association of Sri Lanka files suit against three local governments
Tue, Dec 16, 2014, 17:46 GMT
Dec 16, Colombo: The Bar Association of Sri Lanka has taken legal action against three local governments for failing to remove the illegal hoardings and posters erected in their city limits.
Sri Lanka wins the ODI series against England 5-2
Tue, Dec 16, 2014, 17:33 GMT
Dec 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka won the final One-Day International (ODI) of the seven-match series against England by 87 runs today at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
P Sri Lanka 20 Index
Tue, Dec 16, 2014, 16:57 GMT
P Dow Jones Indices at the 2014 annual index rebalance.
Sri Lankan government contented with Tamil Nadu gesture
Tue, Dec 16, 2014, 16:02 GMT
Dec 16, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government today said it is happy with the decision taken by the Government of Tamil Nadu to release the Sri Lankan fishermen under its custody and their boats before Christmas.
Sri Lanka vehemently condemns terror attack in Pakistan
Tue, Dec 16, 2014, 15:31 GMT
Dec 16, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka vehemently condemned the terrorist attack today at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan killing over 125 people including 84 children and injuring more than 100 others.
Sri Lanka's The Finance Company continues with second phase of restructuring
Tue, Dec 16, 2014, 08:36 GMT
Dec 16, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka said in keeping with the direction issued by the Monetary Board at its meeting held on 26th May 2014, it has continued the implementation of the second phase of restructuring of The Finance Company PLC (TFC).
Sri Lanka's common candidate adopts new campaign strategy to reach grass-roots voters
Tue, Dec 16, 2014, 08:16 GMT
Dec 16, Colombo: The campaign managers of Sri Lanka's common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena have decided to launch a door-to-door canvassing in the second stage of the presidential election campaign.
Tamil Nadu government to release Sri Lankan fishermen and boats on December 22
Tue, Dec 16, 2014, 07:53 GMT
Dec 16, Colombo: The Tamil Nadu government says it is prepared to release the Sri Lankan fishermen and boats under its custody before the Christmas after completion of formalities and expects the Sri Lankan government to reciprocate the gesture.
Sri Lanka Tamil parties exchange fisticuffs during District Development Committee meeting
Tue, Dec 16, 2014, 06:31 GMT
Dec 16, Jaffna: Clashes have erupted between the members of the two major Tamil parties in the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) during the Jaffna District Development Committee meeting this morning.
Sri Lanka's leading duo to play last One-Day International cricket match at home today
Tue, Dec 16, 2014, 05:53 GMT
Dec 16, Colombo: Two of Sri Lanka's leading cricketers, Kumara Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, will play their final one-day international (ODI) at home today when they face England at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Sri Lankan President committed to create a safer country for children
Tue, Dec 16, 2014, 04:06 GMT
Dec 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday said he is committed to create a safer country for the children while continuing the programme implemented to uplift the living status of all citizens.
Sri Lankan peace keeping troops of UN mission in Lebanon honored
Mon, Dec 15, 2014, 18:55 GMT
Dec 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan troops serving in the United Nations mission in Lebanon have been recognized by the UN for their dedicated contribution.
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