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Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 11:20
The Emergency Operation Center, in the Disaster Management Center of the Ministry of Disaster Management forecast that “showery condition over the island is expected to continue further. “ The forecasts further adds = Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Central and Northwestern provinces. Heavy falls above 100 mm are likely at some places in Western.....Read More...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 07:15
By Shivanthi Ranasinghe
Gotabaya Rajapaksa coming out as the Sri Lanka Podujana Peruma Presidential candidate is bad enough for those who are doggedly in the Good Governance camp. On top of this news to have Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva promoted as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Army has certainly twisted has certainly twisted this camp’s knickers into double knots. this camp’s knickers into double knots. The.....Read More...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 06:46
By Glen Jenevy in London
When the Islamist Terrorist attacks took place on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka by NTJ members the President called on his security services. The call went out on international TV. The country’s security service both domestic and foreign sprung into action. Even retired members of the old disbanded N.I.B.S. which is now called the S.I.S. came to work. Sri Lankan intelligence services serve the.....Read More...
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 17:33
The Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka incorporated by the Act of Parliament No.23 of 2009, organized the National Management Accountants Conference and Commonwealth Accountants Conference in 2019 in collaboration Accountants and Confederation of Asia and Pacific Accountants and recognized and conferred Professional Excellence Awards – 2019 to Mr.V.Sivagnanasothy,.....Read More...
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 12:22
U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz officially opened the Anuradhapura Department of Archeology Museum on September 12, marking the completion of a decade-long, U.S.-funded museum renovation project, which includes upgraded preservation techniques and equipment for its collection. The collection consists of archeologically significant rare objects, including gilded statues, bronze.....Read More...
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 06:08
By Glen Jenevy in London
When the Terrorist attacks happened on Easter Sunday by radical Islamic terrorists NTJ the President called on his security services. The call went out on international TV. The country’s security service both domestic and foreign sprang into action. Even retired members of the old disbanded N.I.B.S. which is now called the S.I.S. came to work. Sri Lankan intelligence services serve the ruling.....Read More...
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 14:27
Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera ordered Excise Commissioner General, H.G. Sumanasinghe to conduct an immediate investigation how liquor licenses have been issued by the Excise Department without getting his approval in 2017 and 2018 and, report him within two weeks. The protocol followed so far by the Excise Department when issuing liquor licenses is to obtain the approval of the subject.....Read More...
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 06:02
By Habib Siddiqui
On Wednesday the USA observed the 18th anniversary of 9/11. The attacks on the soil of the USA was committed not by a hostile state but reportedly by non-state Muslim zealots that were affiliated with Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda. Nearly 3000 individuals of all faiths died in the attacks. Since the militant group was based in Afghanistan, the mineral rich country was attacked on October 7, 2001 as.....Read More...
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 12:10
By Hemantha Yapa Abeywardena writes from London
John Bolton, who was fired this week by his boss up until then, President Trump, did not intend to go quietly, when he publicly contradicted the latter on the events that preceded the ultimate humiliation. Since firing and resigning are the two sides of the same coin, only one version could be true and only time will let us know what it could be. Mr Bolton, with his characteristically-unique.....Read More...
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 05:39
UK introduces new Graduate Immigration Route In a major boost for Sri Lankan students, the UK has this week launched a new ‘Graduate Immigration Route’ for international students choosing the UK for their higher education. This new scheme allows students pursuing their higher education in UK to stay and work, or to look for work, for two years following the completion of their education. It will.....Read More...
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 05:24
The public security in Sri Lanka was threatened by the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks with a huge negative economic impact on the fast-growing tourism sector of the Country. As an immediate response to the incident, the Government of Japan has agreed to provide Japanese Yen 01 billion, (approximately Rs. 1.6 billion) grant under the Japanese Government’s non - project grant aid scheme for the.....Read More...
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 05:04
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Arjuna Ranatunga and High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu jointly flagged off a new train, Pulathisi Express, from Fort Station in Colombo to Polonnaruwa on 11 September 2019. The ceremony was also attended by other dignitaries including Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Civil.....Read More...
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 05:43
UNP Deputy Leader and Minister Sajith Premadasa says that although some internal crisis are seen inside the UNP to those who are not well-versed in democracy, it is really the party exercising true democracy. He said that the freedom to have different opinions is a symbol of democracy and, points out that such opinions are shunned down only in an authoritarian regime. Minister Premadasa who.....Read More...
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 05:03
By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
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