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Sweden asks US to clarify Trump’s comments on Sweden incident

February 19, 2017 at 2:55 pm


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Obverse Of The Coin…

February 19, 2017 at 12:37 am

Infosys, once India’s IT pride, has been slowly losing its sheen. Has managing director Vishal Sikka not been able to steer the ship as ably as N.R. Narayana Murthy?

Editorial- island.lk

February 18, 2017 at 11:03 pm

Stray quadrupeds and feral bipeds

We have a ‘fine’ government. The Sirisena-Wickremesinghe administration is dependent on fines to increase its revenue. The Budget 2017 proposed a twenty-five-thousand-rupee fine for some traffic offences. It is reported that the government is now planning to bring in new legislation to impose a six-month jail term and a twenty-five-thousand rupee fine on those who either abandon dogs in public places or let them stray. Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mutapha has reportedly said CCTV cameras will be installed to nab the wrongdoers. He has expressed his concern about the spread of rabies through stray canines.

How new visa changes can influence Sri Lanka’s real estate market

February 18, 2017 at 11:01 pm

Five years ago, Sri Lanka’s government imposed stricter rules on visa requirements. This happened as part of an on-going process to improve administrative procedures following the end of the war in 2009.

Since the new visa laws were proposed, a new government has come into power. What impact do the new visa requirements and this new government’s enforcement of the rules have on real estate investment on the island? Leading property portal Lamudi finds out.

Cinnamon Grand’s Jaffna Festival now on

February 18, 2017 at 10:54 pm


A cultural dance by the Jaffna troupe ‘Nakkappu Gramiya Kalai Kulu’

HNB becomes first bank to launch POS acceptance of UnionPay cards

February 18, 2017 at 10:53 pm


Roshantha Jayatunge, Senior Manager – Card Centre

Corruption Index : Most politicians would get zero marks – President

February 18, 2017 at 10:52 pm

….. launches public’s Right to Information


by Zacki Jabbar

Pending local government elections vis-à-vis Yahapalanaya

February 18, 2017 at 10:52 pm

Yahapalanaya (Good Governance) emanates from an election held on due scheduled dates or prior to the scheduled date. Such was how the yahapalanaya of Sirisena -Wickremesinghe regime got established. It was an election pledge of Prez. CBK and Rev. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, in sponsoring a common candidate to topple the MR regime. The incumbent regime depending on its own calculations, on a particular time when elections were to be held, decides either to hold or postpone elections, both at National and local levels. This is sometimes, despite the recommendations of the Elections Commission, established to conduct fair and reasonable elections. Such was the Presidential Election of the MR Regime, which decided to hold elections two years prior to the scheduled date for the Presidential Election. This enabled the common candidate, from the same party, winning the election and establishing a coalition regime which had pledged to provide good governance in the country after the Parliamentary Election.

Importance of extracurricular activities in schools

February 18, 2017 at 10:51 pm

Recently, there were many reports in newspapers about indiscipline in schools. One main reason for this is that students do not take part in extracurricular activities that help children to improve their discipline and character. They also become more self-confident.

SC dismisses FR petition of lawyer

February 18, 2017 at 10:51 pm

By Chitra Weerarathne


The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed the fundamental rights violation petition filed by Attorney-at-Law Nagananda Kodituwakku, who complained to the court against a statement made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament requesting the Speaker to set aside an earlier Supreme Court judgment in respect of the Singharasa Case, dated December 15, 2006.

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