Sri Lanka is insisting on the inclusion of a specific clause in the proposed deal with India on the privatization of the Mattala Rajapaksaairport that will prevent it from being used for any military purposes, in a... More
The theatre is being constructed to make the powerful former Defence Secretary and brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa the savior of Sinhala-Buddhist nationalism. The purpose clearly... More
Former Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, former DIG Anura Senanayake, former Army commander Jagath Jayasuriya and several top ranking security establishment personnel would be summoned before the CID... More
President Maithripala Sirisena today accused a group of retired army officers politically linked to former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa of causing friction between disabled soldiers and the authorities.
In an... More
Former presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former director general of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC), Anusha Palpita were sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment after being found guilty to... More
The Presidential Commission of Inquiry, probing alleged bond scams, resumed sittings on Wednesday, with Chief Dealer of Perpetual Treasuries (PTL), Nuwan Thilina Salgado, testifying. He said the company had... More
The Lankan government on Monday launched Vision 2025, aimed at establishing an "Enriched Country", at the BMICH in Colombo.
President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaking after launching... More
A heated argument had erupted between Petroleum Industry Minister Arjuna Ranatunga and Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara over cricket at the weekly Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, it is learnt.
The problem... More
The UPFA Joint Opposition group on Thursday submitted a no-confidence motion against Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne in Parliament.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya received this motion,... More
The percentage of computer literate population over the survey periods has been gradually increasing. Overall computer literacy reported in 2016 for Sri Lanka is 27.6 percent.
The survey results show... More
After weeks of being netted in controversy for his damning critique of diverse government policies, Justice and Buddha Sasana Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe was Wednesday afternoon removed from his ministerial... More
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has advised President Maithripala Sirisena to sack Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Raja pakshe for acts not compatible with the policies of the government of... More
With three major national level elections to face in the coming three years, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is under pressure from multiple sections of the Sri Lankan polity and society to deliver on his electoral promises.
Chief Justice Sinha is already history after his flight to Australia amidst much drama and corruption allegations made by the Government. His has been a dramatic regime anyway which began with calls to uphold the supremacy of... More
Over the years many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking failures. The role of Central Banks is critical in not only preventing and/or pre-empting failures... More
At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. This is essentially the long-promised roadmap constructed around the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Advisory Commission... More
Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming... More