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Friday, July 19, 2019 - 06:49
Saravana Bhavan founder P Rajagopal, convicted in a murder case, died at a private hospital here Thursday (18th July), sources said. Rajagopal had surrendered along with another accused earlier to serve life term after the Supreme Court rejected his plea seeking more time on grounds of ill-health. Rajagopal, was shifted to a private hospital in the city from the state-run Stanley Medical College.....Read More...
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 00:20
A contract agreement for around US$ 91.26 million for upgrading of railway track from Maho to Omanthai under Indian concessional financing was signed between IRCON International Limited and Government of Sri Lanka in Colombo on 18 July 2019. The contract agreement was signed by Mr. Sunil Kumar Choudhury, Chairman & Managing Director, IRCON International Limited and Mr. L.P.Jayampathy,.....Read More...
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 12:06
The Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resources Development Scholarship (JDS) Programme was introduced in Sri Lanka in 2010 by the Government of Japan in order to provide opportunities to the executive level public sector officials to undergo Master Degree Programmes in prominent universities in Japan. Accordingly, the First Framework (2010-2013) and the Second Framework (2014-2017) of this programme.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 11:00
The US House of Representatives voted largely along party lines Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump's Twitter attacks against four Democratic congresswoman of color, with just four House Republicans and one independent lawmaker siding with Democrats to adopt the measure. Earlier on Sunday, US President Donald Trump told Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other women of color in Congress to.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 10:27
UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from 18 to 26 July 2019 to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the country. “We have seen a commendable effort to expand civic space in Sri Lanka, the establishment of strong and independent institutions, and noticeable strides towards truth and reconciliation in the country,” Voule said. “I hope.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 08:53
After the successful and pioneering training for Sri Lanka’s bamboo craftsmen in early 2019 and later in June, the third phase of the program will take-off in Colombo today - 17th July. The internationally recognized Italian product designer, Giulio Vinaccia is scheduled to join the parallel design sessions held along with July 17 sessions. The bamboo industry workshop launched by the United.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 08:30
By Lakshman Ratnapala
A HOTEL that's just across the road from Buckingham Palace has added an astounding £500 pot of tea to its menu. And despite paying the hefty sum, you still need to fork out for scones and sandwiches. Five-star hotel The Rubens at The Palace is right opposite The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace. To make the most of its regal position, the property already offers a Royal Afternoon Tea, albeit at.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 12:17
Out of the total of Seventy four (74) new liquor licenses issued island wide, a total of 68 of them alone were issued in the Jaffna district for the year 2018. The above statistics were published in the Excise Department’s 2018 performance report presented to Parliament this week. According to the Department’s performance report, this is the second largest jump in the number of new liquor.....Read More...
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 08:42
The Enterprise Sri Lanka Exhibition organized by the Ministry of Finance will be held in Anuradhapura Walisinghe Harischandra Play ground from 24th to 27th July from 10.am to 10 pm daily. This exhibition will be a platform for intended entrepreneurs to obtain the knowhow and share knowledge on the enterprise development. Arrangements have been made through the State and private banks and other.....Read More...
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 08:26
By S.H.Moulana
While England and New Zealand featured in a history making double tie in the 2019 Cricket World Cup final at Lords, Djokovic and Federer starred in a tennis final at Wimbledon where yet another final set tie break decided who the champion is. At Lords I would have personally preferred had both teams been declared ‘joint winners’ as both deserved victory as they tied twice over. The tennis final.....Read More...
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 08:26
Bobby Ramakant - CNS (Citizen News Service)
Key decision-makers and senior representatives of several constituencies are convening to review progress on the effective development co-operation (EDC) agenda and to discuss how to accelerate country-level progress on the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Representatives of the global platform CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) have gathered in New York for the Senior-.....Read More...
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 07:08
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
The unthinkable finally happened; Turkey had the first batch of Russia’s formidable S-400 surface-to-air missile system delivered on Friday, much to the annoyance of the US – and to the dismay of Turkey’s NATO allies. The US had been repeatedly warning Turkey, a key NATO member, against the purchase of the missile system - for obvious reasons. The US said in the recent past that there would be.....Read More...
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 12:16
Cardinal Malcom Ranjith at a special Mass in Rome to commemorate the victims of the Easter Sunday bombings, said this is a golden opportunity for Sri Lanka to rise again and unite as a nation. The Sunday Mass was organized by the community of Monsignor Neville Joe Perera in Rome on July 7. “Let us make a new Sri Lanka that rises steady and strong from the ashes,” the Archbishop said. He.....Read More...
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 09:00
The allegations levelled in the JVP led No Confidence Motion (NCM) against the government are ‘on target.’ However, opinion of the Muslim MP collective needs to be respected said a top Sri Lankan Muslim leader on 11 July. “When I read through the points raised in today’s NCM brought by the JVP, I realized that all the accusations in it are 100 percent true, and even deserves Muslim legislators’.....Read More...
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