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Govt. to introduce salary bonanza: PM
Govt. to introduce salary bonanza: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday the government was working towards introducing a pay hike to the working class,...

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Sri Lanka, best backpacker destination to get injured
Sri Lanka, best backpacker destination to get injured

A study carried out by the Insurance search engine Bought by Many has revealed that Sri Lanka was the cheapest destination for bac...
Police transfers two HQIs, 12 OICs
Police transfers two HQIs, 12 OICs

Two HQIs and 12 OICs including Bambalapitiya, Kelaniya and Maharagama OICs had been transferred with immediate effect based on ser...
Sulaiman killing: Eight suspects remanded
Sulaiman killing: Eight suspects remanded

Eight suspects, who were arrested over the killing of businessman, Mohammad Sulaiman, were ordered to be remanded till September 1...
MR returns from Malaysia
MR returns from Malaysia

Former president MP Mahinda Rajapaksa and the delegation of the joint opposition returned to the country this morning concluding t...
Four killed in two road accidents
Four killed in two road accidents

Four people were killed and three others were injured in two separate road accidents in Kuruvita and Naula yesterday, Police said....
Sri Lankan maid enslaved by Malaysian couple in US: lawsuit
Sri Lankan maid enslaved by Malaysian couple in US: lawsuit

A Malaysian diplomat and his wife in New York, US had treated a Sri Lankan national virtually as a slave, making her work 15-plus ...

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Religious blessings for 70th anniversary of UNP
Religious blessings for 70th anniversary of UNP

Religious observances organised by the United National Party (UNP) to invoke blessings for the 70th anniversary of the party was held at Sirikotha yesterday. An all-night Pirith Chanting Ceremony was ...
'Hand' to make a comeback
'Hand' to make a comeback

President Maithripala Sirisena is seen acknowledging the crowd at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party's (SLFP) 65th anniversary cele...
UNP membership drive at Biyagama
UNP membership drive at Biyagama

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe attended at the United National Party (UNP) membership drive in Biyagama yesterday. UNP Yout...
“EDEX Mid Year Expo 2016”
“EDEX Mid Year Expo 2016”

“EDEX Mid Year Expo 2016” Education Exhibition and Job Fair commenced at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Cen...
Ban the politician?
Ban the politician?

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, currently visiting Jaffna, follows a local politicaql tradition of carrying babies when h...

Business

Govt. likely to bring in new laws to regulate e-commerce business
Govt. likely to bring in new laws to regulate e-commerce business

Wants such businesses to repatriate earnings from Sri Lanka back to locally-based bank accounts By Chandeepa Wettasinghe Sri Lan...
IASL calls on govt. to introduce FDI monitoring mechanism to protect local industries
IASL calls on govt. to introduce FDI monitoring mechanism to protect local industries

From left: IASL Outgoing Chairman Nilam Jayasinghe (at the podium), IASL Vice Chairman Rimoe Saldin, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Se...
Change for the better, stress capital market heads
Change for the better, stress capital market heads

By Shabiya Ali Ahlam The capital market operator, the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has stressed that it is imperative for all stak...
Tourist arrivals to Maldives up 6%’; Chinese visitors down 12%
Tourist arrivals to Maldives up 6%’; Chinese visitors down 12%

The Maldives recorded a tourist arrivals growth of 5.7 percent year-on-year (YoY) for July 2016, increasing to 110,432 tourists, d...
Siyapatha Finance Rs.2.5bn debenture opens this Thursday
Siyapatha Finance Rs.2.5bn debenture opens this Thursday

Sampath Bank PLC’s fully owned subsidiary and the licensed finance company, Siyapatha Finance PLC’s Rs.2.5 billion sen...
SLANA says THC abolition compelling ship operators to opt for regional ports
SLANA says THC abolition compelling ship operators to opt for regional ports

From left: SLANA Executive Member Saliya Senanayake, NVOCC Treasurer Mohamed Thahir, NVOCC Chairman Capt. A. V. Rajendra, NVOCC Vi...

Opinion

Speaking for unity
Speaking for unity

In this holy season between Vesak and Poson, Sri Lanka’s people need to reflect deeply on the need for inter-religious and...
Goodness in the Good Book
Goodness in the Good Book

Solomon himself is the subject of a simile-as wise as King Solomon, which refers to the famous story of how he solved the dispute ...
EDITORIAL : Attorney General appointment on trial
EDITORIAL : Attorney General appointment on trial

In the afterglow of yesterday’s Independence Day and the reiteration of principles of good governance and democracy, serious...
Third world���s unceasing struggle with Transnational Tobacco Mafia
Third world’s unceasing struggle with Transnational Tobacco Mafia

“The believing we do something when we do nothing is the first illusion of tobacco” - Emerson Out of the tobacco ...
A public fund for workers in high risk zones
A public fund for workers in high risk zones

The real tragedy of some events lies in peoples’ perceptions of them rather than in the events themselves. When Disaste...
Don’t let the Meeriyabedda children be statistics
Don’t let the Meeriyabedda children be statistics

nprecedented ferocity of the Meeriyabedda landslide buried many alive whilst razing a large number of houses in one of the wo...

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