Princess Charlotte throws right royal tantrum as mum Kate comforts her

July 22, 2017 at 9:22 pm

Claire Murrihy

It’s been a big week for Princess Charlotte and her brother George after their first Royal Tour to Poland and Germany.

So, we’re not entirely shocked that the travelling eventually took it’s toll on the adorable two-year-old.

Putin says he might be Russia’s president for life

July 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm


John Bowden
Putin says he might be Russia's president for life© Provided by The Hill Putin says he might be Russia’s president for life Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that he might decide to stay in office for life. “I have not yet decided yet whether I will leave the post of the president or not,” Putin said on Friday during a question-and-answer session with students in Sochi.

At the White House, an abrupt chain reaction: Spicer out; Scaramucci and Sanders in

July 22, 2017 at 9:15 pm

Ashley Parker, Abby Phillip, Damian Paletta



July 22, 2017 at 9:12 pm

The polythene ban

Some supermarkets are asking their customers to bring their own shopping bags as the ubiquitous siri siri bags (high density polythene bags) will not be issued from Aug. 1 to take their purchases away. Nobody will dispute that some rigorous control of non-degradable plastics in this country is long overdue. About ten years ago, some supermarkets attempted to persuade people to bring their own bags to take their shopping home by charging fairly nominal rates for supplying these bags which have long been given free. An aggrieved person went to the Supreme Court on this matter and the court, headed by then Chief Justice Sarath. N. Silva, ruled in favor of the petitioner. The result was that the Consumer Affairs Authority was directed to inform supermarkets within a week that they cannot charge for these bags.

Lion posts first ever loss, complains of “inept” alcohol policy

July 22, 2017 at 9:11 pm

Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC, the best known player in the country’s beer manufacturing industry, has recorded its first loss since the commissioning of its state-of-the-art Biyagama brewery taking multiple blows including flooding which halted production for nearly six months and crippling taxes which the company sees as both illogical and unfair.

Ceylon Guardian realizes capital gains in face of tax uncertainty

July 22, 2017 at 9:07 pm

Not best of times to sell but uncertainty on capital market taxes forced our hand, says chairperson

Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust PLC, the country’s wealthiest quoted investment trust, had encashed some unrealized capital gains in its portfolio last year, selling down at a disadvantageous time over concerns on new taxes, the company’s recently released annual report said.

Government too burnt by its alcohol policy folly”

July 22, 2017 at 9:04 pm


– Lion Brewery CEO


Suresh. K. Shah,
CEO of Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC

First year remembrance of Nalini De Alwis

July 22, 2017 at 8:52 pm


Nalini De Alwis

SL military demands millions of rupees, but no plan of releasing lands

July 22, 2017 at 8:26 pm

So who are we laughing at, really?

July 22, 2017 at 6:24 pm


by Malinda Seneviratne

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