Aug 19, 2017 3:25:18 PM- thesundayleader.lk
From tax payers’ hard-earned money… by Nirmala Kannangara Although the extravagant expenses made by the Rajapaksa family during their time was not a secret, it had now come to light how former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa had spent a staggering amount of tax payers’ hard-earned money to stay in Paris for four nights just prior ...
Aug 19, 2017 3:25:08 PM- thesundayleader.lk
India and Singapore have shown interest in exploring for oil and gas in the Mannar Basin. Saliya Wickramasuriya, former Director General of the Petroleum Resource Development Secretariat said that eight foreign companies have put forward expressions of interest on 8 of the 13 blocks in the Mannar Basin. Wickramasuriya said that if successful, Sri Lanka ...
Aug 19, 2017 3:10:42 PM- thesundayleader.lk
By Ashanthi Warunasuriya We well understand the uncertainty of life. But, there are many who live as if they are here to stay forever, perhaps knowingly or un-knowingly. Yet, among them there is a handful who has understood the real meaning of life and its uncertainties. They are the ones who have grasped the true ...
Aug 19, 2017 3:10:35 PM- thesundayleader.lk
Sri Lanka has proposed a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) with Turkey to strengthen economic relations between the two countries. On the invitation by the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Sri Lanka a Ministerial Delegation led by the Sujeewa Senasinghe, State Minister of International Trade together with the representatives from Board of Investment (BOI), ...
Aug 19, 2017 3:08:55 PM- thesundayleader.lk
COLOMBO, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s junior finance minister said on Thursday concerns about a possible tax on share trading will be addressed before a proposed revenue bill is passed in the parliament. The island nation’s main share index has shed 3.9 percent since July 27 and declined in 14 out of the past 15 sessions ...
Aug 19, 2017 3:08:17 PM- thesundayleader.lk
Book Review By S. V. Kirubaharan, France To write a review of a highly informative book is as difficult as writing the same. While a nasty review can damage a well-written book, a book with no substance can be promoted by a good review. However, when in the hands of intellectuals, academics and professionals – ...
Aug 19, 2017 3:07:40 PM- thesundayleader.lk
A Chinese Biz delegation held B2B meetings with their Sri Lankan counterparts in Colombo last week, in a bid to find opportunities in the Automotive Spare Parts and Machinery Items. The 21 member business delegation from China which is led by the Beijing Lansing Overlook International Exhibition Co. Ltd. China attended a Sri Lanka – ...
Aug 19, 2017 3:06:20 PM- thesundayleader.lk
Narayana Health City treated four Sri Lankan children suffering from thalassemia major, a life-threatening disorder, through unrelated donor bone marrow transplant. The doctors sourced matching bone marrow cells from unrelated donors from across the world and carried out the transplants at Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre, Narayana Health City. The ...
Aug 19, 2017 3:06:13 PM- thesundayleader.lk
Palestine is interested in enhancing commercial ties with Sri Lanka. This was notified by the Director General of the Palestinian International Cooperation Agency Imad Al Zuhairi, during a meeting he had with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC). He was accompanied by the Second Secretary of the Palestine Embassy in Colombo, Hisham M.S. Abu Tahaand ...
Aug 19, 2017 3:05:56 PM- thesundayleader.lk
By Trevor Jayetileke Many have commented about the Hambantota Port built with Chinese loans as a bad investment and say it is a mistake and term it a ‘White Elephant’. In my perception I look at it differently and opine that it is an opportunity that we have again been given to regain our rightful ...
Aug 19, 2017 3:05:42 PM- thesundayleader.lk
The Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank) in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) held a dissemination seminar on the Colombo-Trincomalee Economic Corridor (CTEC) with the aim of sharing the final policy consultation paper with Sri Lankan government officials from the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Ministry ...
Aug 19, 2017 3:05:18 PM- thesundayleader.lk
The Manufacturing Sector PMI recorded 54.3 points in July which is a decrease of 1.8 index points compared to June 2017. This indicates that the manufacturing activities expanded, albeit at a slower rate in July 2017, mainly driven by the decrease in the Stock of purchases sub-index resulting from the usage of excess stock that ...
Aug 19, 2017 9:30:14 AM- hirunews.lk
The examinations department has commenced investigations into an incident where a tuition master has allegedly distributed leaflets stating that he had already discussed several questions which were included in the second part of this year’s Advanced... Read More
Aug 18, 2017 1:53:46 PM- dailymirror.lk
Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, responding to remarks made by Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera, said today that neither the President, Prime Minister nor the Justice Minister had powers to intervene in judicial matters.
Aug 19, 2017 1:16:02 PM- hirunews.lk
Minister Sarath Fonseka if Justice Minister has self dignity, he should resign from his ministerial post. Minister Fonseka said this while responding to media in Kelaniya today (19). Read More
Aug 19, 2017 9:34:48 AM- hirunews.lk
Disaster Management Center says the landslide warning issued to the districts of Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura and Matara is still active. The assistant director of the DMC, Pradeep Kodippili noted that people residing in landslide prone areas should be vigilant.... Read More
Aug 19, 2017 4:36:42 PM- dailymirror.lk
The Department of Adult and Higher Education (DAHE) in Bhutan has issued a circular asking Bhutanese medical students in Sri Lanka to return home should the on-going strike continue beyond October this year.
Aug 19, 2017 10:13:33 AM- hirunews.lk
Health minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says after all those who are accused of corruption in the Joint Opposition, are brought before the law, nobody will remain to topple the government. The minister said this at the BMICH today (19) responding to questions... Read More
Aug 19, 2017 9:37:48 AM- hirunews.lk
Justice minister Dr. Wijedasa Rajapaksha says the concept of good governance has failed in the country now. The minister said this while responding to a number of allegations that have been leveled against him, during a function in Nochchiyagama, Rambewa... Read More
Aug 19, 2017 9:36:52 AM- hirunews.lk
Minister of finance and media, Mangala Samaraweera says details related to assets worth nearly 3 billion rupees earned by committing corruption and fraud by the members of the previous government have come across. The minister stated this during an event... Read More
Aug 19, 2017 9:34:48 AM- hirunews.lk
The Disaster Management Center says the landslide warning issued to Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura and Matara districts is still active. Accordingly, the assistant director of the DMC, Pradeep Kodippili noted that people residing in areas prone to landslides... Read More
Aug 19, 2017 9:30:14 AM- hirunews.lk
The examinations department has commenced investigations into an incident where a tuition master had distributed leaflets stating that several questions in the second part of the Advanced Level Chemistry paper had been previously discussed in one of his... Read More
Aug 19, 2017 9:27:31 AM- hirunews.lk
Police officers attached to the Vavuniya Police Station arrested an individual at the bus stand in Vavuniya with 2kg of Kerala cannabis. He was apprehended following a tip-off. The suspect was traveling in a Negombo bound bus from... Read More
Aug 19, 2017 9:05:37 AM- adaderana.lk
According to the Kuensel Bhutan, the Bhutanese Department of Adult and Higher Education (DAHE) has issued a statement requesting all Bhutanese undergraduate students currently studying medicine to return home, should the ongoing strikes continue beyond the month of October. .
Aug 19, 2017 11:02:19 AM- dailymirror.lk
The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) yesterday admitted it had only signed a Letter of Intent with the government as part of the process of handing over the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) .
Aug 19, 2017 9:20:40 AM- dailymirror.lk
President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremeisnghe should work towards cancelling civic rights of all the corrupt persons including the ministers in the present government, Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake said yesterday.
Aug 19, 2017 6:46:43 AM- adaderana.lk
A group of students from the Peradeniya University have organized a protest against the arrest of the convener of the Medical Faculty Student s Action committee Ryan Jayalath in Kandy today (19). .