The number of Sri Lankans registered in Sammu, in the Chiba Prefecture in Japan, has seen a rapid increase. The Japan News reported that with an economic crisis in Sri Lanka driving an influx of immigrants to Sammu, Chiba Prefecture, educating children unable to speak Japanese has become an issue at local elementary and junior […]
Search and rescue efforts are continuing in Mississippi after a deadly tornado hit the US state. At least 25 people have died in the state, and one in Alabama, with dozens more left injured by Friday’s tornado. The storms devastated several rural towns, with Rolling Fork in western Sharkey County almost completely wiped out. Mississippi […]
A popular Zimbabwe preacher who has links with a pastor in Sri Lanka, has denied allegations of corruption after he was accused of gold-smuggling. Issuing a lengthy statement, Presidential Envoy and preacher Uebert Angel, said that the allegations in an Al Jazeera documentary was part of a well-crafted ploy to trap the Ambassador and tarnish […]
Weather forecast isssued at 05.30 a.m. on 26 March 2023 Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western, Sabaragamuwa and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts during the afternoon or night. Fairly heavy showers about 50mm are likely at some places. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in […]
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka is projected to lend 2,533 million US dollars mainly to the US and Euro areas during an International Monetary Fund deal in 2023 including a mandatory 1.4 billion US dollars collected from exports and remittances, according to official documents. Sri Lanka is expected to get two tranches of 331.2 million dollar […]
The BAR Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has condemned a protest staged outside the Law of Chamber of BASL President Saliya Pieris, PC on Friday.The protest was staged against the representation of Saliya Pieris, PC for notorious Sri Lankan drug kingpin Nadun Chinthaka alias “Harak Kata”. Condemning the protest, BASL said in a statement that […]
ECONOMYNEXT – The State need not engage in business as its mandate is to provide services such as education and maintain law and order, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said Thursday defending plans to divest government-held shares of seven state owned enterprises (SOEs). At a discussion at the presidential secretariat on Thursday morning, Wickremesinghe responding to a […]
by Rex Clementine It’s been a while since a mystery Sri Lankan spinner bamboozled the opposition batsmen. Not just batsmen but coaches went on a frenzy decoding these bowlers while Times of India and Daily Telegraph dedicated headlines praising how well Sri Lanka groomed these sensational talents. Ajantha Mendis was the last global sensation with […]
The Government will hike taxes on alcohol and tobacco taxes again in June 2023, and will slap drinkers and smokers with taxes linked to inflation from January 2024, according to intentions declared in an International Monetary Fund program. Sri Lanka has a large public sector workforce and ministers requiring people to pay higher taxes. “The […]
Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella Friday accused the IMF of double speak and demanded to know on what assurances it had begun disbursing a USD 2.9 billion loan to Sri Lanka. He said the incumbent government, without a people’s mandate, would be unable to respect the obligations attached to the loan facility. SJB MP Kiriella […]
When it came to jewellery, 2023 saw a rise in Y2K-inspired designs like we saw in apparels as well. There was an influx of bold colours, playful designs and patterns that elicited a general sense of happiness in the wearer. Loops the simple, round earrings that have hung from women’s lobes since times immemorial has […]
By Zinara Rathnayake It is 9am in the Carlton estate in Thihagoda, a small town about 160km (100 miles) south of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, and the July sun hides behind inky clouds. The air is thick and hot. Two men walk to the main estate building carrying piles of cinnamon branches. Inside, a group of […]
Crackdown leaves poor families in Assam state without main breadwinner as campaigners say arrests are the wrong way to tackle the issue Aged 15 and already pregnant after marrying last year, Pinku Das Sarkar has no idea what to do following her husband’s February 2 arrest in a controversial police crackdown on child marriage in northeastern India. […]
BBC reported that Search and rescue efforts are under way after one of the deadliest tornadoes to have ever hit the US state of Mississippi. At least 24 people have died following Friday night’s tornado, with more thought to be trapped under the rubble of destroyed buildings. The twister caused devastation in several rural towns, […]
Russia has struck a deal with neighbouring Belarus to station tactical nuclear weapons on its territory, President Vladimir Putin says. Putin made the announcement on Saturday as tensions grow with the West over the Ukraine war and as some Russian commentators speculate about possible nuclear strikes. The deal with Belarus would not violate nuclear nonproliferation […]
During a visit to the Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Sports Complex on Saturday (25) morning President Ranil Wickremesinghe instructed the Minister of Sports and officials, to establish an expert committee to assess the development of Sri Lanka’s sports sector and its future strategies. In addition, the President instructed that the committee should comprise ministers in charge […]
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Senior lawyer Kaushalya Navaratne assumed duties today (25 March) as the 27th President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) for the year 2023'24.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe today slammed an official accusing her of talking nonsense, during a visit to the Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Sports Complex. Wickremesinghe slammed the female officer saying he does not accept her actions saying it was all nonsense. “Forget your actions men. Ill tell you I don’t accept your actions. All this is nonsense,” […]