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Thursday, 22 Oct 2020

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State Engineering Corporation and INSEE Cement Company enter into an agreement

The State Engineering Corporation and INSEE Cement Company has entered into an agreement.

1 hours ago

‘Towards A New New Normal’: A nationwide COVID-19 prevention campaign

All Sri Lankans must practice DReAM to control COVID-19 transmission and enable the continuation of economic and social

3 hours ago

Defeat the Attempt to hand over the Country’s administration to Dual Citizens against the people’s will

The attempt to reform the constitution to make it possible for those holding citizenship in other countries to make law

4 hours ago

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

4 hours ago

NDB plans to raise Rs. 8 billion via a Rights Issue

NDB has announced plans to raise Rs. 8 billion via a Rights Issue to enhance capital and part finance business growth.

5 hours ago

CIC Growth Momentum to record 1.4 bn profit for first six months

CIC Holdings PLC successfully braved the COVID 19 Pandemic with a sterling performance during the first half of the curr

5 hours ago

Minuwangoda Covid-19 cluster exceeds 2500, with 57 new infections

57 new infections for Covid-19 responding to the culster discovered in Minuwangoda, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said.

5 hours ago

SL finance and leasing companies feel the pressure of credit profiles

Sri Lankan finance and leasing companies’ (FLCs) are now feeling the pressure of credit profiles, adding to existing pre

5 hours ago

Colombo Manning Market to be closed amid Covid-19 risk!

The Manning Market of Colombo will be closed from 10 am tomorrow (22) to 5 am Monday (26) in the risk of the Covid-19 co

7 hours ago

Six Grama Niladhari Divisions in Kalutara isolated

Six Grama Niladhari divisions in Kalutara districts have been designated for isolation until due notice with immediate e

7 hours ago

UK’s POAC allows appeal on LTTE ban

UK’s Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission has allowed the most argued appeal (Appeal No. PC/04/2019) filed over th

8 hours ago

Police issues announcement to those who are crossing Gampaha amid Curfew

Police have issued an announcement to those who are out of Gampaha and crossing the district at the time of curfew, stat

21 Oct 2020

SPECIAL NEWS

I can’t conscientiously support 20A - A letter from Maithri to the President!

Former President Maithripala Sirisena has sent a letter to current President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa explaining his stance o

21 Oct 2020

Death of Makandure Madush to boomerang back at Sri Lanka Government!

We earlier revealed how International Police (INTERPOL) played a role in deporting Underworld Leader Makandure Madush, w

21 Oct 2020

20A requires no referendum at this moment, clauses 5, 22 will be withdrawn - Justice Minister

In accordance with the Supreme Court declaration of the draft 20th Amendment to the Constitution, the government require

21 Oct 2020

Death of Makandure Madush: Sri Lanka’s ties with INTERPOL in serious crisis after CCD operation!

In the event that Makandure Madush was killed in a gunshot under the custody of Sri Lanka Police Department, the relatio

21 Oct 2020

Bradman Weerakoon 90 not-out!

Bradman Weerakoon, arguably the most veteran diplomat in Sri Lanka, turns 90 today.

20 Oct 2020

Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon’s explanation on the death of Makandure Madush raises controversy

Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police Deshabandu Thennakoon joining a private television channel over phone made an

20 Oct 2020

BUSINESS

SL finance and leasing companies feel the pressure of credit profiles

Sri Lankan finance and leasing companies’ (FLCs) are now feeling the pressure of credit profiles, adding to existing pre

5 hours ago

OPPO Launches F17 Pro in Sri Lanka with AI-powered Portrait Photography

OPPO launched the latest OPPO smartphone F17 Pro in Sri Lanka at an entertaining and exciting On-line launch. The event

20 Oct 2020

Bosch acquires 26% stake in Sun Mobility

One of the largest Tier 1 automotive companies, Bosch Gmbh has acquired 26% stake in Bengaluru based battery service pro

18 Oct 2020

Wellawatta Wastewater Treatment Plant project to be handed over to China

The project to build the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Wellawatte is set to be contracted to two Chinese companies, name

14 Oct 2020

FEATURED

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

4 hours ago

Are Licensed Finance Companies the missing link in Sri Lanka’s Financial Inclusion quest?

The writer is the Immediate Past Chairman of the FHA with 25 years of experience in finance industry.

20 Oct 2020

Bradman Weerakoon 90 not-out!

Bradman Weerakoon, arguably the most veteran diplomat in Sri Lanka, turns 90 today.

20 Oct 2020

Why New Zealand rejected populist ideas other nations have embraced

Labour’s historic win delivered Ardern a second term while voters punished politicians who embraced populism

19 Oct 2020

 


 

FOREIGN

India-China dispute: India hands over soldier who crossed border

A Chinese soldier has been handed back by Indian authorities after he strayed across a contested border in the Himalayan

21 Oct 2020

Cathay Pacific axes regional carrier and 8,500 jobs

Cathay Pacific has announced it is closing its subsidiary Cathay Dragon and cutting 8,500 jobs.

21 Oct 2020

Why New Zealand rejected populist ideas other nations have embraced

Labour’s historic win delivered Ardern a second term while voters punished politicians who embraced populism

19 Oct 2020

Trump’s hopes fade in Wisconsin as ‘greatest economy’ boast unravels

The president pinned his re-election hopes on economic success – but the pandemic has transformed the terrain

18 Oct 2020

Environment

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

Why the Amazon is burning

Huge swathes of tropical forest and grasslands across Brazil are ablaze, and recent satellite data suggests this year wi

10 Oct 2020

GOSSIP

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

Protesters over 20A bow before President’s discretion

Members of the ruling party who expressed strong views against the 20th Amendment to the Constitution have reportedly wi

11 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