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Wednesday, 19 May 2021

 

 

 

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Ambassador Kohona attends the 5th Global Cross-boarder E-commerce conference in Zhengzhou, Henan Province

Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona, attended the 5th Global Cross-boarder E-commerce conference in Zhengzhou, Henan province

4 hours ago

Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C hosts Iftar celebration

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC organized an Iftar celebration on 10 May 2021 at the official residence.

5 hours ago

Cyclone Tauktae: Ninety missing at sea in the wake of storm

More than 90 people are missing after a barge off the coast of the Indian city of Mumbai sank amid a severe cyclone.

6 hours ago

SOUTH KOREA: HOW HONOUR the heroes of the Gwangju uprising in 1980?

On May 18th, the Gwangju uprising is being celebrated in the Republic of Korea as well as elsewhere. It has been the pos

6 hours ago

Japan withdraws immigration bill after death of Sri Lankan sparks criticism

Japan’s government on Tuesday withdrew a bill that would have made it easier to deport failed applicants for refugee sta

7 hours ago

12 Years of Seeking Hope After Three Decades of War

It must be an occasion for us as Sri Lankans to assess progress we have made in addressing root causes for the conflict

7 hours ago

Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day - We will continue our struggle for justice

May 18th, proclaimed as the “Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day,” marks 12 years since the worst massacre of innocent Tamils

7 hours ago

Opposition Leader condemns clashes at Gaza Strip

A large number of Palestinians have been killed in the clashes between Israel and Palestine at the Gaza Strip, Leader of

8 hours ago

Stats might not be accurate. Situation worse : Prof. Neelika Malavige

In the event that the number of positive cases reported on a daily basis has surged up to 2000 - 2500, the statistics pr

9 hours ago

Covid vaccine: 96% of Britons develop antibodies after one jab, study finds

More than 90% of Britons develop antibodies to coronavirus after having one dose of the AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccines,

9 hours ago

Port City Economic Commission Bill arrives in Parliament with amendments

The Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing has approved the tabling of the Colombo Port

18 May 2021

Covid: First round reveals 1734 cases today

1734 new infections of Covid-19 have been identified today (18) Army Commander Shavendra Silva revealed.

18 May 2021

Bathiudeen submits Petition seeking bail

The MP has filed this petition in the emphasis that his detention has neither legal basis nor fair reason, adding that t

18 May 2021

SPECIAL NEWS

We brought ambulances under ’’Suwaseriya’’ for Rs. 7 million per each. Why spending Rs. 19.4 million now? - Harsha

It is questionable as to why an amount of Rs. 19.4 million is spent on delivering only 10 ambulances from the Itukama Co

18 May 2021

Great conspiracy behind Easter Sunday Massacre. Naufer Moulavi cannot be mastermind: AG

Attorney General Dappula de Livera said it may be evident that there was a great conspiracy behind the April 21, 2019 Ea

18 May 2021

Increasing PCR caters to cash outflow. We should be reducing PCR necessity: Dr. Hemantha Herath

The necessity to conduct PCR tests should be minimised through reducing the number of Covid patients in the event that c

18 May 2021

Udayanga Weeratunga’s next move: Russian tourists to be delivered to Sri Lanka!

Udayanga Weeratunga’s next move: Russian tourists to be delivered to Sri Lanka!

18 May 2021

Laksala Chairman Pradeep Gunawardena dies due to Covid

Pradeep Gunawardena, the Chairman of Laksala, passed away today (16).

17 May 2021

Third Covid wave resembles Easter Massacre. Failed to avert despite being told: Kumar

The occurrence of the third wave of Covid-19 was similar to the occurrence of the Easter Sunday Genocide, as the goverme

17 May 2021

BUSINESS

Sri Lanka to receive US$ 500 million debt from South Korea

Sri Lanka has entered an agreement with South Korea to obtain a debt of US$ 500 million from the Exim Bank, the Finance

10 May 2021

Multinational firms benefit under present land distribution process

he Present government is continuing the practice of leasing state owned lands on long or short term basis to multination

07 May 2021

The selling price of one US dollar exceeds 201 rupees again

The selling price of a US dollar has crossed the 200 rupee mark again yesterday (06).

07 May 2021

Sri Lanka and Nepal partnered to promote construction industry

Construction Industry Stakeholders of Sri Lanka and Nepal have established contacts to strengthen collaboration in the c

06 May 2021

FEATURED

SOUTH KOREA: HOW HONOUR the heroes of the Gwangju uprising in 1980?

On May 18th, the Gwangju uprising is being celebrated in the Republic of Korea as well as elsewhere. It has been the pos

6 hours ago

Display Magnanimity To Stop The Vicious Cycle

The 12th year of the end of the war will fall on May 18 and 19. May 18 is the day that the Tamil people in the North an

17 May 2021

Australia largely winning its trade war with China

PERTH – Australia is often blamed for putting all its eggs and everything else into one basket then shipping the lot to

15 May 2021

SRI LANKA: Won the “War” but Lost the Law

Calling a civil conflict or a civil war, a war itself, is very misleading. Wars are fought with external enemies. Howeve

12 May 2021

 


 

FOREIGN

Cyclone Tauktae: Ninety missing at sea in the wake of storm

More than 90 people are missing after a barge off the coast of the Indian city of Mumbai sank amid a severe cyclone.

6 hours ago

SOUTH KOREA: HOW HONOUR the heroes of the Gwangju uprising in 1980?

On May 18th, the Gwangju uprising is being celebrated in the Republic of Korea as well as elsewhere. It has been the pos

6 hours ago

Covid vaccine: 96% of Britons develop antibodies after one jab, study finds

More than 90% of Britons develop antibodies to coronavirus after having one dose of the AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccines,

9 hours ago

UK Clinical Trial Confirms SaNOtize’s Breakthrough Treatment for COVID-19

Today announced results of clinical trials indicating that SaNOtize’s Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray (NONS) represents a safe

17 May 2021

Environment

Today is the World Migratory Bird Day

On Saturday, 8 May people all over the world will be celebrating World Migratory Bird Day, a global campaign which aims

08 May 2021

The UK and Sri Lanka lead on ‘Nitrogen for Climate and Green Recovery’

The British High Commission in Colombo and the Government of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka this week held a

06 May 2021

Brazil Amazon: Celebrities urge Biden to refuse deal with Bolsonaro

Dozens of US and Brazilian celebrities have urged President Joe Biden to not sign any environmental deal with Brazil as

22 Apr 2021

CLIMATE ACTION FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET: THE TIME IS NOW

The science is irrefutable and globally agreed: to stop the climate crisis from becoming a permanent catastrophe, we mus

21 Apr 2021

GOSSIP

A special discussion at Temple Trees on the possibility of designating an islandwide lockdown?

A special discussion was reportedly held in Temple Trees yesterday (09) on addressing the operation of essential service

10 May 2021

A special discussion between the small parties affiliated to SLPP government and the PM on 11th

It is reported that a special discussion between the small parties affiliated to the SLPP government and the Prime Minis

09 May 2021

President of Sri Lanka has stated that he has given priority to Chinese relations and will give maximum support to China’s basic aspirations - Chinese News

Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has stated that he has given the highest priority to improving bilateral relati

01 May 2021

ART

Six Years Behind The Bars

I have written this book on my inexplicable experiences for six years as a prisoner of several penitentiary settlements ..

10 May 2021

Bollywood composer Shravan Rathod dies of Covid aged 66

Bollywood composer Shravan Rathod has died shortly after testing positive for Covid-19, his family has confirmed...

24 Apr 2021