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Covid: Daily charge climbs up to 2169 infections today

With 749 more new infections of Covid-19 identified, the number of cases confirmed today has climbed up to 2169, thereby

3 hours ago

SLMA urges President to extend travel restrictions

Sri Lanka Medical Association in a letter addressed to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa requested that the travel restrictio

3 hours ago

Covid: 54 more deaths reported. Toll exceeds 2500

With 54 Covid related deaths occurred yesterday (18) and confirmed today (19) the death toll due to the Covid-19 outbrea

4 hours ago

Myanmar coup: UN calls for arms embargo against military

The UN has issued a rare call to halt to arms sales to Myanmar in response to this year’s violent military coup.

4 hours ago

Covid: First round reveals 1420 new infections today

1420 new infections of Covid-19 have been identified today (19) Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said.

5 hours ago

Use electronic channels to enhance children’s education: Wijedasa Rajapaksa

In the event that the education of school children has been crashed due to schools being closed for nearly 15 months ami

6 hours ago

Is sacking the Epidemiology chief the solution to inaccurate data on Covid deaths? (VIDEO)

Had there been inaccurate reports on Covid related deaths, the President should be investigating the inaccuracies before

7 hours ago

France’s Le Pen on track for regional power with an eye on presidency

Not so long ago, a walkabout by French far-right leader Marine Le Pen would announce itself with some heckling, maybe a

7 hours ago

Children of positive Covid status at risk for Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome (VIDEO)

Children diagnosed for Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome were previously tested positive for Covid, and some of them we

8 hours ago

A silent decimation: South America’s losing battle against Covid

Strained and underfunded health systems, economics and misinformation have all led to a surge in deaths

9 hours ago

A SJB government should appoint a Presidential Commission to probe into those responsible for Covid prevalence: Kavinda

At present the mortality rate due to Covid has increased in Sri Lanka in comparison with the population in India, the MP

19 Jun 2021

In hunt for Covid’s origin, new studies point away from lab leak theory

The coronavirus pandemic has raised so many questions as it has continued its inexorable spread across the planet, but p

19 Jun 2021

Kandaketiya Judgement and Continuing Deaths in State Custody

On the May 7, 2014 Sandun Malinga, a 17 year old boy and four others with him were beaten by police officers, arrested a

19 Jun 2021

SPECIAL NEWS

Children of positive Covid status at risk for Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome (VIDEO)

Children diagnosed for Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome were previously tested positive for Covid, and some of them we

8 hours ago

I responsibly say there is a conspiracy behind concealing data on the spread and deaths of covid - Padeniya

Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya, President of the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has said that three heads of th

19 Jun 2021

There is no evidence that Sarah is alive or that the terrorists had intelligence links, they are just gossips - Weerasekara

Sarah Pulasthini, the wife of the suicide bomber who bombed the Katuwapitiya church, has not been found alive or had any

19 Jun 2021

Basil plans to return to Sri Lanka before the trial. Fuel prices to decrease again?

Sources say that Basil Rajapaksa, who is on a private visit to the United States, will definitely return to Sri Lanka be

19 Jun 2021

Take a closer look at this country, our people are suffering - Will this country survive if you keep doing this? - Elle Gunawansa Thero

Elle Gunawansa Thero, a monk who played a leading role in bringing the present government to power, says that President

18 Jun 2021

No Rugby - But SL Rugby Staff Pocket Handsome Wages

Sri Lanka Rugby may be struggling to find sponsors at present, but nevertheless have paid just eight staff members a who

17 Jun 2021

BUSINESS

Banks directed to minimise issues faced by borrowers when settling loans

Banks will be directed by the monetary authority to ease strict recovery process of Covid -19 hit borrowers considering

18 Jun 2021

Income tax revenue falls to unexpected level

Income tax revenue of the country is going down to unexpected levels despite the Inland Revenue Department’s (IRD) effor

18 Jun 2021

CPC to build new storage facility at Hambantota International Port

Hambantota Port is to be developed as a strategic energy center in Sri Lanka by building new storage facility for domest

18 Jun 2021

Electric vehicles and solar energy take precedence gradually

Sri Lanka is to direct towards the shifting of electric vehicles and solar power gradually President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

18 Jun 2021

FEATURED

A silent decimation: South America’s losing battle against Covid

Strained and underfunded health systems, economics and misinformation have all led to a surge in deaths

9 hours ago

In hunt for Covid’s origin, new studies point away from lab leak theory

The coronavirus pandemic has raised so many questions as it has continued its inexorable spread across the planet, but p

19 Jun 2021

Kandaketiya Judgement and Continuing Deaths in State Custody

On the May 7, 2014 Sandun Malinga, a 17 year old boy and four others with him were beaten by police officers, arrested a

19 Jun 2021

“This is intimidation, it’s threatening behaviour,” Dr. Harini Amasuriya on Sri Lanka’s ongoing efforts to criminalise fake news

Sri Lanka’s ongoing efforts to criminalise “fake news” or alleged falsehoods on the internet is an attempt by the govern

13 Jun 2021

 


 

FOREIGN

Myanmar coup: UN calls for arms embargo against military

The UN has issued a rare call to halt to arms sales to Myanmar in response to this year’s violent military coup.

4 hours ago

France’s Le Pen on track for regional power with an eye on presidency

Not so long ago, a walkabout by French far-right leader Marine Le Pen would announce itself with some heckling, maybe a

7 hours ago

A silent decimation: South America’s losing battle against Covid

Strained and underfunded health systems, economics and misinformation have all led to a surge in deaths

9 hours ago

In hunt for Covid’s origin, new studies point away from lab leak theory

The coronavirus pandemic has raised so many questions as it has continued its inexorable spread across the planet, but p

19 Jun 2021

Environment

Mount Nyiragongo: DR Congo city of Goma empties as thousands flee erupting volcano

Lava from the eruption has flowed on to a major road and has reached the airport on the edge of the city, witnesses say.

23 May 2021

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

GOSSIP

Why is Gammanpila asked to resign? - Mahinda Pathirana

Dr. Mahinda Pathirana, a theorist of the SLPP and the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Press Council, says that the resignation

13 Jun 2021

Gammanpila convenes a media briefing to respond to Pohottu on increase of fuel prices

Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila has convened a media briefing in response to a statement issued by the SLPP that the en

13 Jun 2021

A state minister receives a 1 million USD worth commission for importing Meropenem?

A People’s Representative who was elected to Parliament for the first time in the last election and was also a Minister

11 Jun 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