Today (November 30) is the final day for players to register for the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. Players are required to submit their names along with No Objection Certificates (NOCs) through their respective boards. The auction is scheduled for December 19. With expectations of over 700 players registering for the auction, this time, some […]
Sri Lanka s in-principle pact with creditor nations to restructure its debt prepares the way for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to consider clearing the first review of a bailout next month, the global lender said on Thursday.
Australian Police are pushing for an apprehended violence order to be taken out against a Sri Lankan cricket star despite him being cleared of sexually assaulting a woman at her Sydney home. Danushka Gunathilaka, 32, was finally allowed to leave Australia in October after about 10 months on bail after he was acquitted following a […]
A Sri Lankan judge has been appointed to the Seychelles Court of Appeal, the Seychelles News Agency reported. Two new non-resident judges of the Court of Appeal of Seychelles were sworn in on Wednesday morning at State House in the presence of the Vice-President of Seychelles, Ahmed Afif. The two judges both come from neighbouring nations, with Judge […]
Henry Kissinger, a controversial Nobel Peace Prize winner and diplomatic powerhouse whose service under two presidents left an indelible mark on U.S. foreign policy, died on Wednesday at age 100, according to his geopolitical consulting firm Kissinger Associates Inc.
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has died at the age 100. He served as America’s top diplomat and national security adviser during the Nixon and Ford administrations. In a statement, Kissinger Associates, a political consulting firm he founded, said the German-born former diplomat died at his home in Connecticut but did not give […]
The Emirati president of the United Nations Climate conference in Dubai has denied reports that he has used his role at the negotiations to pursue fossil fuel deals. A day before the talks are due to begin, Sultan al-Jaber, who also is the CEO of the state-run Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (Adnoc), rejected allegations […]
State Minister for Provincial Council and Local Government Janaka Wakkambura participating in a Press Briefing held at the Presidential Media Centre (PMC) on Wednesday (29) under the theme ‘Collective Path to a Stable Country’, announced that President Ranil Wickremesinghe has allocated Rs. 1,500 million for the “Greater Kandy Urban Development Program” in this year’s budget […]
Racketeers thrive on illegal printing of DLs By Shiran Ranasinghe The Department of Motor Traffic was unable to print about 900,000 driving licences due for want of blank plastic cards, Commissioner General of the Department of Motor Traffic Nishantha Weerasinghe told The Island. He said his Department was doing its best to solve the problem, […]
Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police Deshabandu Tennakoon has been appointed Acting IGP by President Ranil Wickremesinghe. He replaced C.D. Wickramaratne, who previously received three service extensions. Tennakoon joined the police service in 1998. He will reach retirement age in 2032. Following his appointment, Tennakoon visited the Gangaramaya Temple, in Colombo, for blessings.
Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m.on 30 November 2023 by the Department of Meteorology Showery weather condition is expected to enhance over the island due to an atmospheric disturbance over the South-east Bay of Bengal Sea area. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Northern, North-central and Eastern provinces and at several places in […]
Five companies volunteer to participate in the project By Sanath Nanayakkare Grievance handling in Human Resource Management (HRM) refers to the process by which employee complaints, concerns, or disputes are formally addressed and resolved. The goal is to provide a structured channel for employees to express their concerns or report issues they are facing in […]
By Rathindra Kuruwita The Department of Census and Statistics plans to complete the listing phase of the 15th housing and population census by December 2023, Director of the Department Dr. Chandani Wijebandara said. She said that a census was conducted in four stages. The first stage is the census mapping which subdivides the country into […]
The French Development Agency’s (Agence Française de Développement also known as AFD) Regional Directorate is strengthening its base in Sri Lanka in line with the commemoration of 75 years of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and France. It also marks the enduring partnership between AFD Group and its Sri Lankan partners, which began in 2005 […]
The Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport had incurred a loss of two billion rupees on average between 2017 and 2023, Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva told Parliament on Wednesday (29.) “However, the loss has been reduced to about 1.1 billion rupees in 2023,” the Minister said, adding that the airport had […]
by Rex Clementine Members of the national selection panel are set to be the first casualties post World Cup in which the national cricket team had a disastrous campaign. Despite Sri Lanka finishing ninth in the ten-team event and failing to qualify for the Champions Trophy, none holding key positions within the national cricket […]
No country could be described as democratic if there is no separation of powers that ensures one branch of government does not exceed its powers, former head of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) Prof. Deepika Udagama said in a televised interview on Tuesday (28.) “The three branches of government, i.e., the executive, […]
Sunil Dissanayake, retired DG of BMICH and Hospitality / MICE & HR Professional has been appointed as a Visiting Faculty Member for Business Administration Honors Degree in Tourism & Hospitality Management effective November 2023, by the Vice Chancellor, University of Jaffna. He has also been appointed as an Advisor to the Northern Province Tourism Association […]
By Hiran H. Senewiratne The trading activities at the Colombo Stock Exchange witnessed a positive trend yesterday after a negative streak in the past few days, following the much anticipated debt restructuring deal between Sri Lanka and its official creditors. “The Official Creditor Committee (OCC) and Sri Lanka agreed on the main parameters of a […]
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By A Special Sports Correspondent The 71st badminton national championship will take place from December 4-10 in three venues in Colombo with the organizers of the event receiving a record number of entries for this year’s event. As many as 1139 players have entered the tournament and according to officials of Sri Lanka Badminton (SLB) […]
The national cricket team will be involved in ten Test matches next year touring England, South Africa and Bangladesh while hosting Afghanistan and New Zealand. The tour of England is significant in many ways as this is the first time they will be playing a three Test series in England since 2011. Since Sri Lanka […]