Colombo shares stretch losses for the fifth straight day


Colombo shares stretched losses for the fifth straight day on Tuesday on selling pressure triggered by weak domestic economic environment, analysts said.

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SC judges' FR case to be supported on Friday


 A Fundamental Rights application filed by Former Supreme Court judge Sarath de Abrew  over the decision by the Attorney General to indict him in the High Court of  grave sexual assault on a female domestic aide was fixed to be supported on Friday (Dec 04).

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Rajapaksa says 2016 budget set to make radical changes, raises concerns


Former President Mahinda Rajapakse in a recent speech said that the new government’s maiden budget seeks to make certain radical changes which raise serious concerns.

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Customs officers remanded for soliciting a bribe released on bail


The three customs officers who were arrested and remanded for soliciting a bribe of Rs 125 million were released on bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate today (Dec 1).

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Govt releases supplementary environmental impact assessment report for Colombo Port City project


The Government has released the ‘Supplementary Environmental Impact Assessment’ (SEIA) done by the developers of the suspended Colombo Port City project to the public.

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Tuition classes, seminars, workshops model paper discussions, printing of model papers prohibited from tomorrow


The Department of Examinations today announced that tuition classes, seminars, workshops.

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Refugee advocates are concerned for a Sri Lankan asylum seeker on Nauru


Refugee advocates are concerned for a Sri Lankan asylum seeker on Nauru who has been jailed after he attempted to commit suicide at the detention centre, Radio New Zealand International reported.

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Sri Lanka Navy arrests 8 Indian fishermen


Sri Lanka Navy together with  the Sri Lanka Coast Guard arrested eight Indian fishermen along with two Indian fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters near the Delft Island on Sunday (29).

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President arrives in Paris to attend COP 21


President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Paris last morning, to attend a critical global climate meeting commonly known as COP 21 local media reported.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015


  • MPs get exempted from duty-free car import ban
  • Lankan still held without trial in the Maldives
  • Tax Chief: Collect taxes like bee taking honey from a flower
  • CBK to get same pension as Rajapaksa
  • World standard heart and lung transplants here

[More News]


  • Editorial -  Paris: Preserve or Perish
  • 5th Column  - Don’t worry, you will keep your job
  • Political Column  - Divisions within divisions in the UPFA and SLFP
  • Thoughts from London - So much of power but so few principles
  • Sunday Punch - Lankan maid to be stoned to death for adultery in Arabian nightmare
  • Lobby - “No Confidence” against Ravi K. as ’Joint Opposition’ unravels Budget 2016
  • TALK AT THE CAFE SPECTATOR  - Offshore banking centre instead of casino
  • Focus on Rights -  The need for ‘hard’ questioning of the state


    [More Columns]


  • Tourism industry raises alarm bells on budget
  • Shangri-La eyes third property in Sri Lanka
  • George Soros here for Jan Euromoney meet
  • Singapore experts fine-tune Western Region Megapolis Project

[More Business]


  • An expedition into the unknown
  • Starless shuttlers battle in the finals
  • Jayantha to come in as vice president
  • Red Shirts devoured in their own den

[More sports]