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Sajith tables SLC letter to ICC over undue interference
Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa today revealed that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president Shammi Silva had sent a letter to the International Cricket Council (ICC) alleging that the Sports Ministry had made undue interferences in its activities and claimed that this had paved the way for the ICC ban on Sri Lanka Cricket.
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While holding the guilty persons’ liable and naming them, including one member of the Monetary Board, the Supreme Court in its recent judgment regarding two fundamental rights petitions filed over economic crisis, decided not to make any adverse decisions or orders against two Monetary Board members President’s Counsel Dr. Sanjeeva Jayawardena and Dr. Ranee Jayamaha.
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Xi jinping’s special envoy yiqin arrives.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s special envoy and State Councillor Shen Yiqin arrived in Sri Lanka today for a four-day official visit.
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Sri Lanka will witness meteor shower tonight
The people of Sri Lanka will have a rare opportunity to witness a breathtaking meteor shower tonight.
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Shooting incident reported near hotel in Galle
The Galle Police launched an investigation after two persons in a Wagon R type car had opened fire at a person in a three-wheeler in front of a hotel at Dadalla in Galle today.
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President calls for collaboration to harness economic power in Asian region
Emphasizing the need for South Asian nations to work together to harness the growing economic power in the region, President Ranil Wickremesinghe proposed a model where selective integration in certain sectors could pave the way for effective collaboration.
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Dr. Palitha Mahipala to be new Health Secretary
As the service period of Health Ministry Secretary Janaka Sri Chandragupta ends today due to his retirement, Dr. Palitha Gunarathna Mahipala is tipped to be the next Health Secretary.
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Ultra-luxury liner ‘Celebrity Edge’ arrives in Colombo with over 2,700 tourists
The ’Celebrity Edge’, a cruise ship operated by Celebrity Cruises, will arrive from Kochi, India to Colombo, Sri Lanka today, with 2,780 passengers, primarily from the United States, Australia and Canada, along with 1,273 crew members.
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Appointments to superior courts must be on merits, integrity rather than seniority
The Lawyers’ Collective, a prominent legal advocacy group in Sri Lanka emphasized that appointments made by the President to the superior courts in consultation with the Chief Justice and as approved by the Constitutional Council must be on merit and integrity rather than merely on seniority.
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November sees steep increase in tourist arrival rate
Sri Lanka tourism is witnessing an impressive performance in the fourth quarter of 2023 (4Q23), with tourist arrivals to the island nation increasing sharply in the first half of the month of November.
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Over 1million three-wheelers to have access to affordable electric battery swapping
One million two hundred thousand three-wheelers in Sri Lanka to be able to offer clean and affordable transportation solutions, with Lanka E-mobility Solutions (Private) Limited
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Showers above 100mm after 1p.m today
Heavy showers of about 100 mm are likely in the Central, Uva and Sabaragamuwa Provinces and several places in most provinces of the country after 1p.m., the forecasting division of the National Meteorological Centre said.
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Second Base Jumping event from Lotus Tower starts
The second wingsuit Base Jumping event was launched a short while ago and the frist jump was experienced from the top, the Lotus Tower management said.
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Terms of China debt deal shared with official creditors’ committee: CB Governor
Sri Lanka is expected to make further headway with regard to restructuring its foreign debt and securing the second tranche of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan, as the government has disclosed the terms of the US $ 4.2 billion debt deal with China Exim Bank to the country’s other creditors.
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Majority of Constitutional Council members decline to approve IGP extension
The Constitutional Council (CC) appears to be divided, with the majority of members declining to approve the reappointment of Mr. C.D. Wickramaratne as the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Daily Mirror learns.
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Intense competition for new Health Secretary as incumbent’s term ends
The service period of Health Ministry Secretary Janaka Sri Chandragupta will end today due to retirement, leaving a vacant position that has sparked intense competition, Daily Mirror learns.
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Ai-generated video to be launched suggesting Prabhakaran’s daughter alive
Foreign intelligence agencies have alerted Sri Lanka that a video clip is being prepared to be disseminated around the world on November 27, using artificial intelligence to indicate that Dwaraka Prabhakaran, the daughter of late LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, is still alive, informed sources said.
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First in the Island at Grade 5 Scholarship Exam
A student of Anuradhapura St. Joseph’s College Gampalage Nawanga Hansa Raja Fonseka has scored a triumph by being first in the Island at the Grade Five scholarship examination this year. He had scored 198 marks.
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STF hijacks massive cigarette consignment from Customs’ probe: Customs says
Sri Lanka Customs to launch a comprehensive investigation into an incident, where the Police Special Task Force (STF) seized a massive cigarette consignment, which was being transported under the Customs supervision for its own probe on Thursday.
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Sudden breakdown of generator reported at Norochcholai
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has reported a sudden breakdown of the high-pressure heater system in Unit 2 of the Lakvijaya thermal power plant at Norochcholai.
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IMF’s second tranche likely in December: Government
The disbursement of the second installment of the loan under the extended funding facility provided to Sri Lanka by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is anticipated in December, Minister of Ports, Shipping and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva said.
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Malawi’s President bans himself and his cabinet from foreign travel
Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has suspended with immediate effect all international travel for himself and his government in a bid to save money.
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Former pacer named chief selector as Pakistan’s reshuffle continues after CWC23
Former Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz has been named the chief selector of the Pakistan men’s national team in the aftermath of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. He will take over from Inzamam-ul-Haq, who had tendered his resignation during the tournament.
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Printing shop in Grandpass engulfed in flames
A printing shop in the Kettarama area in Grandpass was engulfed in a sudden fire this evening (17).
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Second Base Jumping event from Lotus Tower starts tomorrow
The second wingsuit Base Jumping event will be launched from the top of the Lotus Tower tomorrow (18), the Lotus Tower management said.
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SLC grants Rs. 28 mn in cash awards to Asian Games medal winners
Tharushi Karunaratne, the Asian Games Gold Medalist, Nadeesha Dilhani Lekamge, the ‘Silver Medalist’, and 09 other athletes who made the country proud by winning bronze medals during the concluded Asian Games 2023 were recognized and given cash awards.
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Sri Lanka seeks investors for nuclear power plants
Sri Lanka will call for expressions of interest (EOI) in setting up nuclear power plants, its energy minister said on Friday, as it seeks cheap electricity to support its economic recovery.
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COPF wants Bribery Commission Chairman’s salary increased
The Committee on Public Finance (COPF) has recommended that the salary scale of the Chairman of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) should be increased.
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Kanchana challenges Sajith to file lawsuit if substandard fuel distributed
Refuting allegations that permission had been granted to unload stocks of substandard fuel, Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekara today challenged Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa to file a lawsuit if substandard fuel had been distributed.
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Umandawa Hospital, Wellness Centre to be handed over to government tomorrow
The Mahahoshadha Hospital and the first phase of the Wellness Centre were constructed under the guidance of Ven. Siri Samanthabhadra Thera will be handed over to the government for public welfare tomorrow, the Government Information Department said.
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Discontinue Select Committee to probe economic crisis: Anura tells Speaker
The Parliamentary Select Committee chaired by SLPP MP Sagara Kariyawasam to look into the insolvency of Sri Lanka should be discontinued as the Supreme Court has given a judgment on those who were instrumental in the country’s economic debacle, NPP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today.
17 Nov 2023 - 15 - 1019
DCSL enters beer business with Heineken Lanka acquisition
Leading local spirits maker Distilleries Company of Sir Lanka PLC (DCSL) has entered into an agreement with Heineken International B.V. to acquire all its shares in Heineken Lanka Limited for an undisclosed price.
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President talks to Jay Shah over cricket crisis in Sri Lanka: Kanchana
President Ranil Wickremesinghe had a discussion with Asian Cricket Council president Jay Shah on Thursday to discuss the cricket crisis in Sri Lanka, Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said today.
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COPE meetings suspended until further notice: Speaker
The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) will not be convened until issues pertaining to its chairman is resolved, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena announced today.
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Tracks cleared, upcountry train services back to normal
Obstructions to the upcountry railway line near the Diyatalawa railway station caused by a rock fall have been cleared and train services are back to normal.
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VAT increase in January will not affect electricity bills
Even though the value-added tax (VAT) has been increased from January, it will not affect several sectors, including electricity tariffs, Finance State Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said.
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Court orders police not to arrest Pastor Jerome on arrival at airport
The Court of Appeal today issued an order directing police not to arrest Pastor Jerome Fernando on his arrival at the airport or anywhere in connection with the controversial Sunday sermon.
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'He'll go down as one of the legends’: De Kock bows out of ODIs
Quinton de Kock’s One Day International career has come to a close with defeat in Thursday’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup semi-final against Australia.
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Destructive activities by bigwigs threaten Tissa Wewa
When this newspaper inquired from former Deputy Minister of Irrigation W.P.B Ekanayake whether he constructed a house near Bank of Tissa Wewa near the reserve area and whether the construction gets in...
15 Nov 2023 - 1 - 877
Govt. helpless as mill owners dance the Samba
As of now the mill owners have been engaged in raising the price of paddy. Given the current drought and rainfall situation that prevail these individuals are not only attempting to raise the price of...
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Gamini ‘Gamma’ Weerakoon: From Reporter to Editor
Veteran scribes who have been enriching journalism for decades are like great oaks that leave lasting voids when they fall. Gamma was unarguably one o...
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Migrants, communal tensions leave Batti’s original cattle farmers ruffled
In Sittandy, a small township in the Batticaloa district, cattle farmers of Mylathamadu and Mathavanai have been protesting for over 55 days to save g...
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A life without taxes, that’s what the people want
Mohideen Ifthikar from Maligawatta makes a living as a kitchenware vendor. His daily income ranges between Rs. 1500-2000. Having left his previous job...
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Sinhala Brigadier Who Won the Hearts and Minds of Tamil People
Today November 11th is observed in many parts of the World including Sri Lanka as Remembrance Day or War Memorial Day....
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How I was Released by Police and Cleared of Charges by Courts
As stated last week, one of the CID officers quizzing me on the fourth floor had told me confidentially that I was going to be detained indefinitely t...
02 Nov 2023 - 0 - 1696
Independent Collective School (ICS) An alternative school for inventive students
For Yasodhara Pathanjali, co-founder Independent Collective School (ICS), Sri Lanka’s first formal educational establishment for alternative educati...
Veteran scribes who have been enriching journalism for decades are like great oaks that leave lasting voids when they fall. Gamma was unarguably one of them.”
Can China win over Northern Tamils?
The priority given to events by the Sri Lankan Tamil media in most cases is different from what is given by the Sinhala and English media.
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World Cup defeat, corruption and ICC Cricket Hall of Fame - EDITORIAL
The 2023 World Cup tournament, better known as the One Day International (ODI) Championship continues. But for the Sri Lankan team this year, it is done. We are out of it. The team is back in the country -completely disgraced and apologising to all and sundry over weak-kneed performances.
18 Nov 2023 - 1 - 267
Why Sri Lanka holds hands with Pakistan - EDITORIAL
Sri Lanka and Pakistan have enjoyed close ties as two nations despite the duo being geographically positioned in a hotbed of activities centring around a vital sea route in the Indian Ocean. When....
17 Nov 2023 - 5 - 805
Don’t demonise Palestinians’ right to resist
Truth is the first casualty of war. Although a cliché, the statement remains an all-time, all-war maxim. It is evident in Israel’s genocidal Gaza war, which has taken a nasty turn, with hospitals....
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AIR TRANSPORT A TOOL CONTRIBUTING TOWARDS INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCE AND VISIBILITY
Air transport is a strategic instrument symbolizing State Sovereignty, conspicuously via the airspace that lies above the territory. Airspace....
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Academics condemn cancellation of Swasthika’s lecture at Jaffna University
A group of University academics condemned the recent incident in which Human Rights activist and Attorney Swasthika Arulingam had been turned away from the University of Jaffna when she was scheduled to deliver a lecture.
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Wesley College launches pavilion restoration project
The Wesley College Old Boys Union (OBU) held the groundbreaking ceremony for its project to restore the college pavilion at Campbell Park on November 1. The Restoration Project was initiated to coincide with the upcoming sesquicentennial celebration scheduled for March 2, 2024.
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In Sittandy, a small township in the Batticaloa district, cattle farmers of Mylathamadu and Mathavanai have been protesting for over 55 days to save grazing lands on which their cattle have been....
Ananda College Alumni Mark 25 Years of Lifesaving Tradition with Annual Blood Donation Campaign”
In a poignant tribute to the founders of Ananda College, the Old Anandians’ 70-75 Group, in collaboration with the Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama, will hold the 25th Annual Blood Donation...
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SLFUW AGM scheduled on November 25
The 82nd Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Federation of University Women (SLFUW) will be held on November 25 ....
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FoRB: Saroor’s report delves on plight of Muslim women after Easter attack
The launch of the report ‘Waging War on Women’s Bodies: Gendered Dimensions of Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) in Sri Lanka’ was....
16 Nov 2023 - 0 - 376
Sri Lanka has to work its way out of economic crisis on its own: Norwegian Ambassador
Norwegian Ambassador May-Elin Stener who is accredited to Sri Lanka from New Delhi was in Sri Lanka to give credentials and shared her views on bilate...
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FRANCE HAS SECURITY, SOVEREIGNTY STAKES IN THE INDIAN OCEAN LIKE SRI LANKA – AMBASSADOR
French Ambassador Jean-François Pactet, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the bilateral relationship, takes questions from Sri Lanka on the ...
01 Nov 2023 - 1 - 558
“Tourism will grow in SL” - Alan Christie, Strategic Hospitality Leader
As Sri Lanka is gearing up with ambitious plans to attract five million tourists per year, Daily Mirror interviewed La Vie Hotels & Resorts & Radisson...
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Pakistan’s Buddhist legacy keeps unfolding - Archaeologist Dr. Abdul Samad
Renowned Pakistani Archaeologist Dr. Abdul Samad who was in Sri Lanka in recent times to deliver a lecture on the Buddhist heritage in his country sha...
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What’s the most important topic in the country right now?
So what’s the most important topic in the country right now?...
10 Nov 2023 - 1 - 162
Dissolving Sri Lanka Cricket: Will Sri Lanka face ICC sanctions?
Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe took the drastic step of dissolving the Sri Lanka Cricket administration on Monday, appointing an interim committee,...
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Sri Lanka’s disastrous Cricket World Cup campaign: Is questioning the coaching staff and selectors enough?
The defeat has shaken Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) into action, with SLC calling for an urgent and comprehensive explanation from the entire coaching staff...
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A win for Diana, relief for SJB?
On Tuesday, a petition filed in the Court of Appeal against the State Minister, which was seeking an order to declare her not qualified to be a Member...
02 Nov 2023 - 2 - 1408
Sri Lankan graduates lured to work in online dating scams in Laos
The ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka had hampered his marketing job and thus, when he heard he could earn US$1,000 a month at an IT job in Thailan...
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ICC suspends SLC: Need President to assure that there will be no interference – Shammi Silva
11 Nov 2023
SLC denies transfer of money to third-party accounts
09 Nov 2023
Allan Donald: I almost thought of going onto the field and saying ‘Enough’s enough, we don’t stand for this’
08 Nov 2023
Australia’s Maxwell in ’full body pain’ during ’greatest-ever’ ODI innings
Corruption attacks the foundation of democracy - EDITORIAL
In a historic judgement, the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday held that several political and other leaders including former President Gotabaya....
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Why lawmakers panic when cricket is ailing
People of this country ask for two things when the chips are down. One is elections and the other is cricket matches, but the latter....
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An Unlawful Occupation Crisis Need for sustainable solution in Mayilathamadu Madhavanai
Livestock farmers and families of the disappeared staged a peaceful protest in Batticaloa last month against land grabbing. The demonstration aimed to address issues related to illegal colonization, government action and inaction and occupation of lands by the Sri Lanka Army. The Mayilathamadu Madhavanai region in Sri Lanka grapples with a pressing and multifaceted issue – the unlawful occupation of vital grazing lands. Situated on the border
15 Nov 2023 - 6 - 573
RAND Corporation explains why the West is hard on Russia and soft on China
For the G7 countries, the primary security challenge comes from Russia rather than China, the Joint Statement issued after their Foreign Ministers met in Tokyo on November 8 shows. The G7 comprises Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the US, and the European Union. A note published by the US think tank RAND Corporation explains why the West is getting harder on Russia and softer on China. The Joint Statement of the G7 F
15 Nov 2023 - 3 - 357
Are we serious about commissions and committees?
Now that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended Sri Lanka Cricket’s membership over political interference in its administration, the fate of the Interim Committee on which the Court of Appeal has issued a 14-day Stay Order, the Cabinet Subcommittee appointed to resolve issues about cricket and the report that was submitted by the Justice K.T. Chitrasiri Committee for a new constitution for Sri Lanka Cricket is not clear. Are the
14 Nov 2023 - 3 - 282
Why does Sri Lanka need private universities?
Last week, police fired tear gas to disperse a group of university students protesting against the government’s effort to ‘destroy’ free education. Apart from the footage of the Police hosing the hapless students with water cannons, which is the money shot for the prime-time news bulletins, public opinion on these protests is increasingly adverse. Social media is livid at the hypocrisy of the protesters. Others lament the future of next-generati
14 Nov 2023 - 3 - 733
Child Action Lanka ensures Japanese ‘hand’ waves at Kandy’s homeless individuals
Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mizukoshi Hideaki said “20% of Kandy’s children are suffering from poverty and that it has become.....
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‘CBID Ageing with Dignity gives needy patients much hope
It is not a secret that our country is facing a situation where we are not yet prepared to deal with the fundamental rights of the older people of our population. On speaking to many of our elderly the undertone of their conversation would be “we still have feelings, and we are not dead”. We can understand that this sentiment arises from their concerns about health and care. The Elders have their rights, and it is our responsibility to make sure
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Mohideen Ifthikar from Maligawatta makes a living as a kitchenware vendor. His daily income ranges between Rs. 1500-2000. Having left his previous job as a site supervisor, Ifthikar worries about not being able to save enough money for his future. This is a common story shared by a majority of Sri Lankans who are facing hardships to survive the prevailing economic crisis. The government imposed multiple taxes on people to meet the conditions l
WNPS initiates Yala Jeep Drivers training programme
A visit to Yala National Park is not complete if you don’t spot a leopard. Or that’s how the saying goes. But one doesn’t necessarily have to spot the animal if the jeep drivers could study about....
13 Nov 2023 - 2 - 367
Why does China need to conduct research in Sri Lankan waters?
Why has a Chinese ship, docking in Sri Lanka, raised concerns in India and the United States?...
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Parliament debates Israel-Palestine conflict
As the conflict between Israel and Palestine rages on, Sri Lanka’s Parliament expressed differing views during an adjournment debate on Friday....
24 Oct 2023 - 5 - 646
Cartoon of the Day 18-11-2023
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According to the new Central Bank Act, money printing is not allowed.
Fact check: The president is correct if the statement is read to mean that it is not possible to secure any more monetary financing until January 2024. Read the full fact-check on the website.
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President Wickremesinghe says money printing is prevented.
President Wickremesinghe claimed that “money printing” is currently prevented by enacting the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Act No. 16 of 2023 (CBA23). To verify this claim, FactCheck.lk consulted the CBA23 and
09 Nov 2023 - 1 - 317
MP Godahewa off target on problem with tax targets
In an interview with Aruna, MP Godahewa made two claims: (1) the increase in tax revenue by 70% in the 2023 budget compared to 2022 is not practical, and (2) the tax hike has resulted in a 70% reduction in the
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Today’s the anniversary Of the day I lost you, And for a time it felt as though My life had ended too.
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Drug offenders have a high rate of recidivism for the same crime
In 2022, 63% of people sentenced for crimes were incarcerated for drug offenses, and most of them are repeatedly imprisoned for the same crime. The maximum prison sentence for these offenses is usually six months, but this type of criminality is characterized by repeated offending and short prison sentences.
13 Nov 2023 - 0 - 101
More children are being abused or neglected
The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has received 7523 complaints in the first eight months of 2023. More than 4,000 complaints related to crimes against children related to children in need of care, compulsory education, and cruelty.
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Educated Females Face Higher Unemployment Rates
According to the Department of Census and Statistics survey, the unemployment rate is highest among those with G.C.E.(A/L) and above qualifications, at 8.3%. The unemployment rate for males with G.C.E.(A/L) and above qualifications is 4.7%, while the unemployment rate for females with G.C.E.(A/L) and above qualifications is 12.0%. Female unemployment rates are higher than male unemployment rates at all levels of education.
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Wild elephant attacks on the rise
Last year, 145 people were killed by wild elephants, the most in ten years, and the number of deaths due to elephant-human conflict is increasing.
09 Oct 2023 - 3 - 489
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CC stalls approval for Police chief extension, legal ambiguity looms
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Pol sambol sold at rs.60 per saucer and rs.20 a table spoon.
A story about a young man who was charged 20 Rupees for a table spoon of coconut Sambol which he consumed at a restaurant was reported from Kegalle....
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Man gives birth to baby boy at Matara Hospital
A large crowd thronged Matara Hospital recently after hearing the shocking news of a man who had given birth to a baby boy. The man sporting a beard had been from a village bordering Matara....
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Child poisoned by mother's paramour
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The top contender for high office balked again!
A corrupt mandarin vying for a lucrative high post!
Sri Lanka tourism is witnessing an impressive performance in the fourth quarter of 2023 (4Q23), with tourist arrivals to the island nation increasing sharply in the first half of the month of November...
18 Nov 2023 - 0 - 49
Retail sales hit lowest level since 2021 lockdowns
18 Nov 2023 - 0 - 71
Over 1mn three-wheelers to have access to affordable electric battery swapping
18 Nov 2023 - 0 - 56
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SRP Gets Ready for Carrom Tournament 2023
17 Nov 2023 - 0 - 208
Sustainable Transport Takes the Spotlight in Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka’s Inaugural ‘International Climate Change Forum’, held on 2nd & 3rd November in Colombo, concludes successfully
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VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
An electric shock for the public
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) explained the electricity tariff revision which took effect from today.
17 Feb 2023 - 1 - 1164
Public react to petrol price hike
A cross section of society expressed their opinions on the increase of the price of petrol.
06 Feb 2023 - 0 - 849
Traders at Peliyagoda market unhappy
20 Jan 2023 - 1 - 1630
Do we need an election now?
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Sadeera Samarawickrema pays tribute to his father for his consistency in batting
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Sri lanka top court finds rajapaksa brothers guilty of economic crisis.
Symbolic ruling says the powerful brothers – including two ex-presidents – triggered island’s worst financial crisis.
‘Staggering’ 347 million children facing water scarcity in South Asia: UN
It’s the highest number among all regions in the world, the UN children’s agency says.
ICC suspends Sri Lanka Cricket’s membership over political interference
Sri Lanka’s sports ministry had dismissed SLC’s board over the country’s poor Cricket World Cup performance.
New Zealand crush Sri Lanka to put one foot in Cricket World Cup semifinals
Trent Boult picks up 3-37 as the Kiwis win by five wickets and edge closer to the last remaining semifinal spot.
New zealand vs sri lanka: icc cricket world cup 2023 – as it happened.
All the action from the ICC Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Bengaluru.
Rain threatens crucial New Zealand-Sri Lanka Cricket World Cup match
New Zealand must beat Sri Lanka to have their fate in their own hands in search of a Cricket World Cup semifinal spot.
US to fund $553m deep-sea terminal in Sri Lanka
Shipping container terminal in Colombo announced as the US competes with China in international development financing.
‘Not good for the game’: Debate rages after Mathews is dimissed ‘timed out’
Mathews was dismissed ‘timed out’ upon Bangladesh’s appeal that the batter failed to take strike within two minutes.
Bangladesh play Sri Lanka amid ‘very unhealthy’ pollution in New Delhi
Cricket World Cup match goes ahead despite appalling air quality in the polluted Indian capital.
Ten cricket stars who could be playing their last ICC Cricket World Cup
Could this be the last Cricket World Cup for stars such as Ben Stokes, Rohit Sharma, Shakib al-Hasan and Trent Boult?
India thrash Sri Lanka to book Cricket World Cup semifinal spot
India romp to 302 run victory in Mumbai as the World Cup hosts maintain their perfect record with a seventh win.
Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka to boost Cricket World Cup semifinal hopes
A third win of the tournament keeps Afghanistan in contention for their first Cricket World Cup semifinal.
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India and South Africa are likely to qualify for the semifinals but at least five other teams are also in with a chance.
Defending champions England all but out of World Cup with Sri Lanka loss
Holders England slumped to an eight-wicket loss against Sri Lanka, their fourth of the tournament.
Sri Lanka to explore nuclear power options
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BR, MR disregarded warning of an economic crisis
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Kelanitissa power plant shut down for 6 weeks
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Central Bank Monetary Board member resigns
Chinese State Councilor arrives in Sri Lanka
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Increase Gr. 5 Scholarship allowance - Dullas
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P'ment committee tells IRD to recover lost tax
Emergency procurement of medicines to be limited
Chief of Selectors summoned to special unit
Illegally imported cigarettes seized by STF
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Biden-Xi summit in San Francisco
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UK Cabinet Reshuffle: Ex-PM Cameron to Cabinet
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- President outlines vision for a unified Sri Lankan-Maldivian tourist area
During the key note address at the YPO Colombo Experience: Rediscover the Pearl conference held today (18) at the Shangri La hotel Colombo, President Ranil Wickremesinghe revealed his vision for transforming the economic landscape of the region. MORE..
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Samagi Jana Balawegayas (SJB) has drawn attention to bringing up a no-confidence motion against the Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprise (COPE) Prof. Ranjith Bandara. MORE..
The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) was recently questioned by the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) whether the government is properly receiving the Value Added Tax (VAT) paid by the public for various goods, the Parliamentary Communications Department said in a statement. MORE..
Several areas in Colombo have been inundated due to downpours this evening (18), Ada Derana reporter said. MORE..
Minister of Sports gifts Milo campaign winners with bicycles to encourage a fitter, active lifestyle
Hon. Namal Rajapaksa, Minister of Sports, gifted Milo campaign winners with bicycles at a special event, in support of the brand's campaign to help children stay physically active.
The Sri Lanka Navy has apprehended 22 Indian fishermen along with 02 dhows for engaging in poaching activities off the coast of Point Pedro this morning (18). MORE..
A shooting incident has taken place in the Dadalla area of Galle this afternoon (18), the police said. MORE..
The new President of Maldives, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, met the President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Friday evening (Nov.17) in Kurumba Maldives. MORE..
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has issued a clarification with regard to the composition of its Governing Board and Monetary Policy Board. MORE..
Sri Lanka, India discuss multidimensional bilateral relationship
Indias Minister of Earth Sciences Kiren Rijiju on Friday (Nov.17) called on Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe and discussed their multidimensional bilateral relationship which is a priority for the Indian government under its Neighbourhood First Policy. MORE..
High-Level Road blocked due to protest
A stretch of the High-Level Road has been blocked this afternoon at Gamsabha Junction in Nugegoda due to a protest march, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE..
COPF recommends increasing salary of Bribery Commission chairman
The Committee on Public Finance (COPF) has recommended that the salary scale of the chairman of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC), established under the Anti-Corruption Act passed in parliament, be increased. MORE..
Advisory issued for severe lightning and heavy rains
The Department of Meteorology has issued an Amber level advisory for heavy rains in Central, Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces, to be in effect until 08.30 a.m. tomorrow (19). MORE..
Israel gives Gazas al-Shifa Hospital one hour to evacuate reports
Israeli forces gave doctors, patients and displaced people at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza one hour to evacuate the medical compound on Saturday, causing a great state of panic and fear, Al Jazeeras Youmna ElSayed reported. MORE..
Australian students skip classes en masse, use sick note to demand climate action
Thousands of Australian students have walked out of class to attend School Strike 4 Climate rallies, backed by a sick note from climate doctors. MORE..
Prices of egg, chicken likely to go down during festive season
The Association of Animal Production states that the prices of chicken and egg are likely to do down during the upcoming festive season. MORE..
President returns to island following visit to Maldives
President Ranil Wickremesinghe who was on an official visit to the Maldives has returned to the island this morning (18). MORE..
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COPE meetings suspended until further notice (English)
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--> High-Level Road blocked due to protest (English)
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--> Sugar shortage surges after import tax increased and MRP imposed
--> Fmr health services chief Dr. Palitha Mahipala tipped to become new Health Secretary
--> Iconic all-rounder Aravinda de Silva comments on Sri Lankan cricket debacle
--> COPE meetings suspended until further notice (English)
--> Sri Lanka to seek investors for nuclear power plants (English)
--> Five students score highest marks at 2023 Grade 5 Scholarship Exam (English)
--> Terms of Sri Lanka's debt deal with China shared with other creditors report (English)
--> SLC's suspension, hosting of U-19 World Cup to be debated at upcoming ICC board meeting
--> COPE meetings suspended until further notice after much-debated inquiry of SLC
--> Sri Lankan govt. expresses regret over comments targeting BCCI Secretary Jay Shah
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IAF chief meets Sri Lanka's top military leaders, exchange views on matters of bilateral importance
India, Japan and France to launch platform to coordinate Sri Lanka debt
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Former Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa returns to Sri Lanka from Dubai
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Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 18 November 2023 by the Department of Meteorology Showers may occur in Western and Southern provinces and in Puttalam...
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The Indian Navy’s Kora-class guided missile corvette INS Kora (P61) left Colombo harbour yesterday (17) following a brief visit (pic courtesy Navy)
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Ousted president returns to Sri Lanka seven weeks after he fled
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Sri Lanka parliament votes in new president
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Sri Lanka's PM sworn in as interim president
Sri lanka's prime minister sworn in as interim president.
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Protesters storm Sri Lankan PM's office
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Sri Lankan president flees country onboard military plane
Sri Lankans in six-mile daily walk for food as demand for free meals soars and people struggle to survive
Sri Lankan president's brother stopped at airport from leaving country
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Charred ruins of PM's home
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Police tear gas Sri Lanka protesters
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Sri Lanka sports minister says ICC suspension of cricket board illegal
US plans to build a $553 million terminal at Sri Lanka’s Colombo port in rivalry with China
Former player to head interim cricket committee after minister suspends Sri Lanka cricket board
Afghanistan beats Sri Lanka for third win at Cricket World Cup
Defending champion England loses again to Sri Lanka at Cricket World Cup
Icc suspends sri lanka cricket membership over political interference in administration, sri lanka allows a chinese research ship to dock as neighboring india’s security concerns grow.
Sri Lanka lifts ban on cricketer Gunathilaka after acquittal of rape charges in Australia
Karunaratne replaces injured Sri Lanka captain Shanaka at Cricket World Cup
Sri Lanka says it has reached an agreement with China’s EXIM Bank on debt, clearing IMF funding snag
Cricket World Cup host India looks to end 12-year one-day international trophy drought
IMF says Sri Lanka needs to boost reforms and collect more taxes for its bailout funding package
Sri lanka keeps shanaka as captain for cricket world cup. injured hasaranga, chameera not in squad, redfern to become first woman to stand as an umpire in a men’s first-class cricket match in britain.
India cruises to 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Asia Cup final
Sri Lanka beats Pakistan by 2 wickets, faces India in Asia Cup final
Sri Lanka deploys troops as the railway workers’ strike worsens
India thwarts young Wellalage to beat Sri Lanka and reach Asia Cup final
Sri Lanka’s president will appoint a committee to probe allegations of complicity in 2019 bombings
Sri Lanka notches 13th successive ODI win to beat Bangladesh in Asia Cup Super 4 game
Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition defeats a no-confidence motion against the health minister
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Sachithra Senanayake detained for alleged match-fixing
Sri lanka parliament debates the health minister’s fate over reports of lack of drugs, hospital care.
Sri Lanka will investigate allegations of intelligence complicity in 2019 Easter bombings
Sri Lanka beats Afghanistan to reach Super 4 at Asia Cup
Fast bowler Pathirana leads Sri Lanka to five-wicket win over Bangladesh in Asia Cup
Fifa lifts suspension from sri lanka ahead of first asian qualifying games for 2026 world cup, pakistan drops shan masood for odi series against afghanistan and asia cup.
Sri Lankan president vows to strengthen provincial governments to share power with Tamil minority
Booker Prize semifinalists include 4 Irish writers, 4 debut novelists
Pakistan to play 3-match odi series against afghanistan ahead of asia cup.