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Sunday, 25 Oct 2020

LATEST NEWS

Covid-19: 263 new infections found

263 more infections for novel coronavirus have been identified today (25), Army Commander Shavendra Silva said.

1 hours ago

SLTB operations at Pettah halted amid Covid risk!

Following the decision to impose curfew on Colombo Fort and Pettah this afternoon (25), the operation of SLTB buses from

4 hours ago

AKD reveals Ruling Party’s strategic move behind passing 20A in Parliament (VIDEO)

Behind the passing of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution in Parliament is an affair based on interest in addition to

5 hours ago

Coke is canceling 200 drink brands

Coca-Cola is saying goodbye to 200 brands, or half of its portfolio.

6 hours ago

Samsung Group titan Lee Kun-hee dies aged 78

Lee Kun-hee, the chairman of South Korea’s largest conglomerate, Samsung Group, has died aged 78.

7 hours ago

Gampaha opens from 08.00 am to 10.00 pm tomorrow for the people to purchase essential items

The National Operations Center for the Prevention of the spread of Covid 19 has announced that the curfew imposed on the

8 hours ago

Curfew imposed on Fort, Pettah, Borella and Welikada from 06.00 pm

Quarantine curfew has been imposed in the Fort, Pettah, Borella and Welikada police areas from 06.00 pm today until furt

8 hours ago

Senior al-Qaeda leader Abu Muhsin al-Masri killed in Afghanistan

Afghan security forces have killed Abu Muhsin al-Masri, a senior al-Qaeda leader who was on the Federal Bureau of Invest

8 hours ago

SriLankan Airline’s losses go Up, Up and Away

The debt-ridden national carrier SriLankan Airlines incurred a net loss of Rs 47 billion by March 31 this year along wit

25 Oct 2020

ezBiz to help small business in partnership with NDB Bank

The National Development Bank PLC and ThinkCube Solutions (Pvt) Ltd this week signed a partnership agreement to promote

25 Oct 2020

Officer at Mirihana Police tests positive for Covid-19. 60 quarantined

Officer at Mirihana Police Station has been confirmed to have contracted Covid-19.

25 Oct 2020

Covid-19 reaches Diyatalawa Rajya Osusala outlet. PHI urges customers to stay vigilant

Rajya Osusala outlet at Diyatalawa has been closed and had employees referred to PCR upon the discovery of a Covid-19 ca

25 Oct 2020

Drug money of Underworld Kingpin Madush in seven other people’s accounts, Security Units reveal

Nearly Rs. 1 billion earned from various businesses carried out in the Underworld by slain Kingpin Makandure Madush have

25 Oct 2020

SPECIAL NEWS

Large scale Antibody Tests required for Covid suppression - Kumudesh

Covid control in the current context may not be carried out on the basis of PCR test alone, for it would be requiring th

25 Oct 2020

368 new infections found yesterday (24). Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda Covid-19 cluster passes 4000!

166 new infections of Covid-19 were identified last (24) night, according to Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra

25 Oct 2020

Boundaries need to be decided seriously to prevent the virus from spreading beyond high-risk districts - GMOA

Dr. Haritha Aluthge, Editor of the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) says that the government should take

24 Oct 2020

MPs who voted in favour of 20A will be expelled from SJB - Party Leader

Samagi Jana Balawegaya MPs who voted in favour of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution by going against the parliament

24 Oct 2020

A new national movement from a group of monks who took the initiative to form the government - Invitations to Wimal Weerawansa too

As the present government acts irresponsibly towards the nation, several of the country’s leading monks have decided to

23 Oct 2020

20A passed in Parliament with 156 votes!

The 20th Amendment to the Constitution has been passed in Parliament with a two-thirds majority in its second reading, s

22 Oct 2020

BUSINESS

ezBiz to help small business in partnership with NDB Bank

The National Development Bank PLC and ThinkCube Solutions (Pvt) Ltd this week signed a partnership agreement to promote

25 Oct 2020

Huawei revenue in Q3 2020 at a 9.9% growth

Huawei recently announced its business results for the first three quarters of 2020. During this period, Huawei generate

23 Oct 2020

Richard Pieris Finance overcomes liquidity pressure with Rs.1 billion capital infusion

Richard Pieris Group has infused Rs 1 billion in Richard Pieris Finance Ltd (Arpico Finance Co.PLC) to ease liquidity pr

22 Oct 2020

Dialog Axiata’s Genie Fintech Platform Re-certified for PCI DSS for the 4th Consecutive Year

Genie platform offered by Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, was re-certified the coveted Pay

22 Oct 2020

FEATURED

Sri Lanka’s bonds slump after US calls for ’difficult’ choices over China ties

Pompeo to visit Delhi, Colombo, the Maldives and Jakarta in coming days; US wants Rajapaksa government to loosen ties wi

25 Oct 2020

Sri Lanka president tightens grip with constitutional changes (The Guardian Report)

Sri Lanka’s parliament has approved constitutional changes that give more power to the president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, le

24 Oct 2020

President got what he wanted; he must now get the job done

The new powers that he got with the support of eight crossovers from the Opposition, which his brother former President

24 Oct 2020

The Continuing October Revolutions in Sri Lanka

“October Revolution” is a term that used to gladden the hearts of Communist stalwarts the world over, our own left parti

22 Oct 2020

 


 

FOREIGN

Coke is canceling 200 drink brands

Coca-Cola is saying goodbye to 200 brands, or half of its portfolio.

6 hours ago

Samsung Group titan Lee Kun-hee dies aged 78

Lee Kun-hee, the chairman of South Korea’s largest conglomerate, Samsung Group, has died aged 78.

7 hours ago

Senior al-Qaeda leader Abu Muhsin al-Masri killed in Afghanistan

Afghan security forces have killed Abu Muhsin al-Masri, a senior al-Qaeda leader who was on the Federal Bureau of Invest

8 hours ago

North Korea warnings over ’yellow dust coming from China’

North Korea has warned its citizens to stay indoors over fears that ’’yellow dust’’ which blows in from China could brin

23 Oct 2020

Environment

Alarm as Arctic sea ice not yet freezing at latest date on record

Delayed freeze in Laptev Sea could have knock-on effects across polar region, scientists say

22 Oct 2020

Asteroid ’could hit Earth’ on eve of US election, says Neil deGrasse Tyson

An asteroid hurtling towards Earth at 25,000mph could strike the planet on the eve of the US general election, according

21 Oct 2020

Fifth of countries at risk of ecosystem collapse, analysis finds

Trillions of dollars of GDP depend on biodiversity, according to Swiss Re report

13 Oct 2020

INSEE Cement records reasonable results in Aruwakkalu reforestation

INSEE Cement, Sri Lanka’s leading and only 100% local cement manufacturer has issued an update and progress report of wo

10 Oct 2020

GOSSIP

Ruling Party MPs sign petition seeking pardon for murder convict Duminda Silva

MPs of the Ruling Party have signed and forwarded a petition to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa seeking pardon for murder c

25 Oct 2020

Political deal between Wimal and Basil might change the tone of Lions’ Roar, MP Harin reveals

A special discussion was carried out between Mr. Basil Rajapaksa and Minister Wimal Weerawansa at a party held in a resi

20 Oct 2020

Rohitha Rajapaksa instructed by President to leave Temple Trees?

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has recently left Temple Trees to live in his official residence at Wijerama, and his y

18 Oct 2020

ART

Azadi by Arundhati Roy review – at her passionate best

Arundhati Roy’s literary career has been one of a kind. Thrust into the limelight of the global publishing industry back..

20 Oct 2020

Is it my mistake that I was born a Sri Lankan Tamil?: Muralitharan on 800 row

Vijay Sethupathi agreeing to play Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan in the biopic 800 has caused a political u..

17 Oct 2020