Laojee the Brew that Bonds; affirms position as the number 1 selling brand of tea in Sri Lanka

May 26, 2017 at 6:01 pm



In an industry crowded with many brands, Laojee has been able to maintain a winning streak in Sri Lanka’s branded tea segment. A brand trusted by Sri Lankans for over 45 years, Laojee Tea has been clearly identified as the preferred choice by Sri Lankans throughout the years, scoring high on all aspects of tea.

Well balanced diplomacy

May 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm


The letter by C. B. Punchibandara, under the above caption, appearing in “The Island” of 25th May, is indeed well balanced and spot-on.

China, India and US

May 26, 2017 at 5:58 pm


If there is a small country which is at the mercy of rival world powers, regional as well as extra-regional, and which has no clue about how to manage the situation to its advantage it must be Sri Lanka.

What to do with the UNP and SLFP

May 26, 2017 at 5:53 pm


The letter by father J. C. Peiris in The Island of 24 May, under the above caption is refreshingly courageous and candid. I salute you, Reverend Father and feel much as you do. There are a few who write, endeavouring to right wrongs and to help towards an honest and humane society. Some have abandoned their quest in frustration. They almost seemed voices in the wilderness.

Musings on the Rule of Law and Ethics for Election Commissions

May 26, 2017 at 5:47 pm


A Keynote Address delivered by S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole at the Fourteenth International Electoral Affairs Symposium under the auspices of the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies at the Jetwing Blue Hotel, Negombo (25-26, May 2017).

Israel, Islamophobia, and the question of Sri Lanka’s sovereignty

May 26, 2017 at 5:43 pm

By Izeth Hussain
The question of Sri Lanka‘s sovereignty looms large in the political consciousness of many Sri Lankans today. There are two major reasons for this, the first of which is that in the novel geopolitical configuration in South Asia there is a heavy Chinese presence which could prompt India to want to get a control over Sri Lanka. The other is that Sri Lanka ‘s further economic development obviously dictates some sort of opening out to India which would inevitably spell close linkages with the Dravidian states of South India which are proving to be among the most dynamic in India today. Those linkages might be seen as leading to dependence and satellisation.

Manchester carnage and the need to combat terrorism and all forms of violence

May 26, 2017 at 5:40 pm

By Laksiri Fernando

Yankee leaks

May 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm




by Dr Upul Wijayawardhana


Warnakulasuriya, PC: Who abducted Noyahr?

May 26, 2017 at 5:28 pm

When the revision matter concerning the suspension of the bail order releasing six army personnel on bail was taken up for hearing on Wednesday, Hemantha Warnakulasuriya, PC, who appeared for the suspects said that contrary to the rules of the Supreme Court, the bail granted by the Magistrate Mount Lavinia, the state had filed a revision application and obtained an interim order without giving notice to the suspects.

KOPIA donates rain shelters to Lankan farmers

May 26, 2017 at 5:24 pm


Rain shelter materials in Bulnewa


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