• Students protest outside the UGC

Students protest outside the UGC

With university students  launching protest campaign throughout the  New Year dawned, there seems to be no let up for  Allied Health Sciences Students who were seen protesting outside the University Grants Commission (UGC)  today (April 21).

The students have been campaigning for one common goal: To persuade the Ministry of Higher Education to make their three-year degree course a four-year course.

Deadline for issuance of licences for domestic elephants extended

The issuance of annual licences for domestic elephants has been extended until April 30, […]

Government clarifies issues surrounding BBC correspondent’s visa extension

Dismissing ‘misleading ‘ reports that BBC’s  Charles Haviland could not obtain  an extension of […]

Fire in Dambulla

A major fire broke out in a commercial shop complex at Dambulla and at […]

Escape bid from Welikada Jail foiled

Alert guards at the Welikada jail were able to foil an attempt by an […]

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WORLD

  • Bangalore-bound Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing after tyre bursts

Bangalore-bound Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing after tyre bursts

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) : Malaysia’s transport minister has praised the pilot of a Bangalore-bound troubled Malaysia Airlines (MAS) plane that was forced to make an emergency landing early today at an airport here for his […]

  • Jimmy Choo finds right fit with sole couture line

Jimmy Choo finds right fit with sole couture line

Fukushima (Japan) (AFP) – Haute couture shoemaker Jimmy Choo says he is happy to focus on his own exclusive footwear line, amid reports the famous brand bearing his name — but with which he […]

  • Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

(Reuters) – Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on […]

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BUSINESS

Commercial Bank partners EIB credit line

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has entered into an agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy (RE) projects under the EIB […]

  • Credit disbursements to SL’s private sector fell in 2013, CB says

Credit disbursements to SL’s private sector fell in 2013, CB says

Sri Lanka’s economy grew by 7.3 per cent last year while inflation remained at single digit levels for the fifth consecutive year, gradually declining to mid-single digit levels by end 2013, according to the […]

  • SL Government appoints DFCC Bank as administrator of 90 million Euros credit line

SL Government appoints DFCC Bank as administrator of 90 million Euros credit line

The Sri Lankan Government has appointed DFCC Bank to administer the new credit line of EUR 90 million extended to Sri Lanka by the European Investment Bank. The management mandate agreement and the on-lending […]

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FEATURES

  • Meet this year’s Gratiaen shortlist

Meet this year’s Gratiaen shortlist

Meet the shortlisted writers:

Inosha Ijaz

- Could you give us a brief description of your background and writing history?

Well, I’m a simple 20-year-old, from Raddolugama, Sri Lanka. Being the only child I was occupied in […]

  • Visakhians get ready to draw an ‘Applause’

Visakhians get ready to draw an ‘Applause’

When Visakha Vidyalaya will present  ‘Applause’  from April 25-27. One of the pioneer synchronized swimming school teams in the country, the school with its considerably long history in the sport will host the event […]

  • Inland fishing in Sri Lanka- could you help ?

Inland fishing in Sri Lanka- could you help ?

Somasiri Devendra, Jayantha Jayewardene and Stefan D’ Silva are gathering information for a detailed publication on inland fishing in Sri Lanka. It will not be a scholarly publication but one aimed at preserving a […]

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SPORTS

  • Wrongfully imprisoned US boxer ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies

Wrongfully imprisoned US boxer ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the prizefighter whose racially tinged wrongful murder conviction made him a symbol of injustice and a pop culture cause, died on Sunday at the age of 76.
Carter, who was convicted twice […]

Cricket: Sangakkara announces T20 International retirement

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officially stated that former skipper Kumar Sangakkara has officially announced his willingness to retire from Twenty20 International cricket today (18).

“SLC wishes to announce that Mr. Kumar Sangakkara has tendered his […]

Golf – Lacklustre finish to 78th Masters after rich early promise

AUGUSTA, Georgia, April 14 (Reuters) - The 78th Masters began as one of the most wide open in decades, but it will not go down as a classic after a surprisingly lacklustre finish on Sunday […]

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