Aug 28, 2016 1:55:52 PM- colombogazette.com
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and discussed several concerns, the TNA media office said. TNA and opposition leader R. Sampanthan led the delegation for
Aug 28, 2016 8:01:33 PM- ft.lk
By Thareendra Kalapge
Economic recovery and the relaunch of sustainable economic growth seem to be underway, or at least we hear the Government talking about it. T
Aug 28, 2016 8:02:26 PM- ft.lk
Branding is a promise that will persuade tourists to come to Sri Lanka. It must be based on meeting the needs of the tourists from our target markets.The real challenge is to really understand these needs
Success depends on using good processes, and good people to implement them.
Tourism is a private sector industry. The knowledge of
Aug 28, 2016 8:01:41 PM- ft.lk
The summary of the episodes so far
The first part of this series looked at how AS, a radical socialist economist in his young days, was converted to a free market economic thinker. The second part dealt with how he took forward the mission of the Bank of Ceylon, as its GM, to transform it from the elite’s bank to the common man&r
Aug 28, 2016 8:01:27 PM- ft.lk
I read a refreshingly resourceful book titled, ‘You are here’. It is written by Rev. Thich Nhat Hanh (pronounced tick not hon). He is a world-renowned Zen monk, poet and peace activist. His book echoes the vibrancy of spiritual intelligence. It invites us to appreciate our presence as a present. Today’s
Aug 28, 2016 8:01:11 PM- ft.lk
Savings giant NSB has posted a Profit After Tax (PAT) of Rs. 4.78 billion in the first half of this year, up by Rs. 3.86 billion or 24% from a year earlier.
The bank said the performance was most noteworthy considering the challenges it had to face from January to June 2016. These obstacles included a weak equities market environment and mark to market losses on account of incr
Aug 28, 2016 8:01:38 PM- www.ft.lk
The USS Frank Cable (AS-40) will arrive in Sri Lanka for a routine refueling and port visit today. During the visit sailors from the ship will enjoy shore leave and volunteer at an animal shelter.
USS Frank Cable (http://www.csp.navy.mil/frankcable/) is a submarine tender vessel stationed in Guam to support US military forces and provide rescue and recovery assistance in the Indo-Asia-Pac...
Aug 28, 2016 8:01:12 PM- www.ft.lk
Minister of Tourism, Christian Affairs and Lands John Amaratunga, completed 50 years as a lawyer in July 2016. He is an Attorney at Law, Notary Public, Justice of the Peace & Unofficial Magistrate (JPUM). His father late L.P.Amaratunga had an illustrious legal career practicing in the Courts of Gampaha and his elder brother late Collin Amaratunga following in his father’s footsteps.
Aug 28, 2016 8:00:18 PM- www.ft.lk
Lahore: Four Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) terrorists who were allegedly involved in the attack on the Sri Lanka cricket team in 2009, were shot dead by the Pakistan police in the wee hours of Sunday, Press Trust of India reported.
According to the Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Punjab police, seven terrorists attacked a CID team in the Manawan area of Lahore where the offices of the dep...
Aug 27, 2016 8:01:39 PM- www.ft.lk
Taranjit Singh Sandhu, who is India’s deputy chief of mission in Washington, is headed to Sri Lanka as the new High Commissioner succeeding Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, who has completed his term.
Sandhu, with a distinguished career spanning over 28 years after joining the Indian Foreign Service in 1988, has previously served in Sri Lanka as the Head of the Political Department in the
Aug 28, 2016 12:58:24 PM- nation.lk
Australia squeezed their way back to take a 2-1 lead in the five match ODI series beating Sri Lanka by two wickets in the third game at the Dambulla International Cricket Stadium on Sunday night. The match drew a sell-out crowd who witnessed a day-night contest at the venue after a lapse of six years
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Aug 28, 2016 6:49:43 PM- dailymirror.lk
Australia beat Sri Lanka to take a 2-1 lead in the five match One Day International series, at the Rangiri Dambulla Stadium today.
Aug 28, 2016 12:56:24 PM- adaderana.lk
USS Frank Cable (AS - 40) a submarine tender will dock at Colombo in Sri Lanka to refuel and port visit, the American embassy said. .
Aug 28, 2016 1:43:06 PM- colombogazette.com
President Maithripala Sirisena today said that the retirement of T M Dilshan from One Day International (ODI) cricket is a great loss to the country. The President said that cricket fans
Aug 28, 2016 1:16:35 PM- colombogazette.com
The change of captain has brought an immediate change of fortune for Australia on their troubled tour of Sri Lanka, as George Bailey’s half-century helped secure a nervy two-wicket win
Aug 28, 2016 11:26:50 AM- newsfirst.lk
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe issued a warning to companies in the plantation industries who ply their trade solely based on profit. The Prime Minister expressed these views while addressing a promotion campaign of the United National Party’s membership in the Hatton town. “When I go overseas I am told that the Sinhalese are racists, and I […]
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Aug 28, 2016 11:21:22 AM- newsfirst.lk
A ceremony to present housing assistance to low income families in Biyagama, was held under the auspices of State Minister of Defence, Ruwan Wijewardene, on Sunday August 28. Cheques for concessionary housing loans and cement for construction purposes, were gifted to 21 low income families at the United National Party office in Biyagama.
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Aug 28, 2016 11:18:02 AM- newsfirst.lk
Over seventeen years, T.M. Dilshan has played an instrumental role in bringing victory and pride to Sri Lanka on the cricket field. A master stroke-maker and inventor of the Dilscoop stroke, explosive opening batsman, composed middle and late order batsman, opening bowler and captain- these are just some of the caps that Tillakaratne Dilshan donned in his […]
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Aug 28, 2016 11:14:17 AM- newsfirst.lk
The Police Special Task Force intervened to halt an illegal gravel mining operation in Anamaduwa. The illegal gravel mining operation in Daluwegama, Anamaduwa, had commenced about six months ago. Wells in the area had begun to dry up due to the mining operation. Residents claim that the mining operation has had a harmful impact on their crops and […]
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Aug 28, 2016 11:11:16 AM- newsfirst.lk
Speaking in Point Pedro on Sunday, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera stressed the importance of recognising the religious diversity in Sri Lanka. “We have been busy creating or placing a foundation for a new Sri Lanka. Based on the three pillars of democratization, reconciliation and development”, said Minister Mangala Samaraweera The Minister of Foreign Affairs […...
Aug 28, 2016 11:07:25 AM- newsfirst.lk
Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, at an SLFP meeting in the Beruwala electorate on Sunday, spoke on the future of the national government. Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, stated that the opposition leader who is from the Tamil Alliance, votes with the government today, and they never voted before, while the […]
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Aug 28, 2016 11:04:53 AM- newsfirst.lk
The wife of an army colonel was severely injured in a shooting at a house in Isurupura, Malabe. The shooting occurred in a room of the house at around 10 p.m on Saturday, while the woman was sleeping. The youngest of her three children, a ten-year-old boy was also in the room sleeping. One of the three shots […]
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Aug 28, 2016 11:00:19 AM- newsfirst.lk
The Sunday Times newspaper today responded to a statement made by the Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama in parliament on August 24.. The Sunday Times had reported facts about the contract in an article published on August 21, 2016. Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama made a speech in Parliament with regard [&...
Aug 28, 2016 10:55:42 AM- newsfirst.lk
Pakistani Police have gunned down four terrorists who were allegedly involved in the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in 2009. The Sri Lankan cricketers were wounded when gunmen attacked their bus as it drove under police escort to the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore for the third day of the 2nd test against Pakistan […]
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Aug 28, 2016 11:12:02 AM- lankatruth.com
Medical students are engaged in a Sathyagraha campaign demanding the government to abolish SAITM private medical school. Parents of students too have begun various protest campaigns in support of the students’ campaigns.
Parents today (28th) got on to the temporary shed erected at Galaha Junction by students engaged in ‘Sathyagraha’ at Peradeniya and commenced a continues fasting.
The parents sa...
Aug 28, 2016 5:04:49 PM- dailymirror.lk
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa last evening said Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which was headed by him until 2015 when he lost the Presidential Election, was forcibly snatched by his successor President Maithripala Sirisena.
Aug 28, 2016 10:34:43 AM- lankatruth.com
Machinery and 11 suspects engaged in mining for gravel at Daluwegama in Mahakumbukkadawala were arrested by the STF at Puttalam. The mining of gravel has been carried out with the patronage of a son of a politician.
The suspects had been engaged in mining gravel without any permit. A Baco machine and 10 lorries were seized in the raid.