Human-environment conflict

Human-environment conflict

Forest reserves and wetlands are recognised as international and national treasures. Following national outrage over destruction to Sri Lanka’s world renowned Sinharaja Forest reserve and the internatioally recognised Anawilundawa wetlands, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the…

Bonanza for Cabinet and State Ministry secretaries

Cabinet and State Ministry secretaries who were deprived of their jobs due to the change of government in November last year are in for a bonanza with the Government deciding to offer an alternative package…

Constitutional provisions cited by AG say Jayasekera can’t become MP

The Attorney General’s Department has written to the Justice Ministry citing Constitutional provisions dealing with disqualifications to be an elector and an MP, after the Ministry sought its opinion on the status of Sri Lanka…


School sports to resume but Bradby Shield doubtful

School sports to resume but Bradby Shield doubtful


Despite uncertainty prevailing on the possibility of playing this year’s edition of the ‘Bradby Shield’ encounter, the school authorities of Royal and Trinity colleges have…

Yasitha wins maiden title, Anika bags triple

Yasitha de Silva fought his way to beat Savit Weerasinghe…

Business Times

Sustainable packing material

Sustainable packing material

Sri Lankan inventor Udaya Gunaratne (see inset) has developed a sustainable product using paper to replace fruit mesh cover made of plastic. See story below. Picture shows one of the…

Stock market: Avoiding a national crime

One would think Sri Lankans would learn. The Central Bank (CB) from 2010 to 2013 drew much flak as the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) incurred losses by purchasing stocks in…

IMF puts on hold final disbursement of $1.5 bn bailout facility

Sri Lanka’s ailing economy amidst COVID-19 could further worsen as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has put on hold the final disbursement of the US$1.5 billion Extended Fund Facility. “The…

Sunday Times E-Paper


From the frying pan into the fire

The report that the new Government is preparing to recall the labour officers attached to the various Sri Lankan diplomatic missions in 14 countries, especially in West Asia and the Gulf region is disturbing, to say the least. This is a matter that needs serious reconsideration for it involves nearly…


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