Has TNA out-lived its ‘shelf-life’?

Despite some social media enthusiasts urging TNA’s international spokesperson and parliamentarian, M A Sumanthiran, to contest the presidential elections and some among them even betting a 20-per cent vote-share for his candidacy, the party or the Alliance may actually be going downhill. By putting all its eggs in the Ranil basket, the party may have […]

Think for the nation, act for the person!

Now that the nomination process for the 16 November presidential polls are behind the nation, at least one thing has become clear and sure. Whoever wins the polls, incumbent Maithripala Sirisena would not be there – unless of course, he sees reason to ‘impose’ emergency for reasons beyond the comprehension of the nation’s higher judiciary […]

ADITYA CROWNED AMONG TOP 15 LUXURY HOTELS IN SRI LANKA

October 13th 2019 – Colombo, Sri Lanka:  In its Global Luxury Consumer Report 2019, USA based Luxury Lifestyle Awards accorded Aditya with a placement at the zenith of the Top 15 Luxury Hotels in Sri Lanka.  One of the world’s most recognized and respected brands, these Awards assures the critical global traveler an assurance of […]

Ethnic and religious tensions could ruin economy

Sri Lanka could be a failed state and a nonperforming economy if ethnic violence and communal tensions are not eliminated. Furthermore, the country’s capacity to service its large foreign debt repayment will not be possible if ethnic tensions and communal violence affect the country’s capacity to access international capital markets. National Dialogue These were some […]

Initiatives underway to demutualize stock exchange- SEC chairman

The Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka  Ranel T. Wijesinha noted that the Commission has taken some important initiatives to demutualize the stock exchange. “Will be seeking suitors from all parts of the world and will be taking only the best,” he said and added, “We think already the CSE is one […]

Sirisena decides to support Gota;

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party will support the candidature of Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his symbol Pohottuwa (Lotus Bud) without conditions, its leader, President Maithripala Sirisena declared last night. He told Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Nationnal Organiser Basil Rajapaksa that there would be no conditions for the presidential […]

US ready to work with a ‘SLPP’ in Sri Lanka

  US relations with Sri Lanka improved drastically in 2015, but there is a feeling that since recently, it has been on a downward trend. Where do you see the relationship between both countries at this point? We just passed our 70th anniversary of bilateral relations. It is a longstanding friendship between our two countries. […]

UN accused of “cherry picking” on Sri Lanka Peacekeeper issue

The United Nations has been accused of “cherry picking” on Sri Lanka Peacekeeper issue. Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha who is presently leading the Sri Lanka delegation to the 74th UN General Assembly Session had met with Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under Secretary General of the United Nations Department of Peace Operations (USSG/UNDPO) at the UN Headquarters in […]

ඛණිජ තෙල් නීතිගත සංස්ථාවේ කෝටි හයහමාරක මූල්‍ය වංචාවක්

ඛණිජ තෙල් නීතිගත සංස්ථාවේ සිදුවූ බව කියන රුපියල් කෝටි හයහමාරක මූල්‍ය වංචාවක් සම්බන්ධයෙන් ජනාධිපති විමර්ශන කොමිෂන් සභාව පරීක්ෂණ ආරම්භ කර තිබේ. ඒ, සංස්ථා තොරතුරු තාක්ෂණ අංශයේ ක්‍රමවේදයට පටහැනැව තෝරාගත් පිරවුම්හල් හිමියන්ගේ සංස්ථා ඉන්වොයිස් පත් අහෝසි කර, පිරිවැය මධ්‍යස්ථාන මාරු කරමින්, එස්. ඒ. පී. පරිගණක පද්ධතියට අනවසරයෙන් ඇතුළු වී මූල්‍ය වංචාවක් කර ඇති බවට ලැබුණු පැමිණිල්ලකට […]

විකල්පයක විරෝධය

Image captionහදාගත හැකි රටක් අපට ඇත – එකතුවෙමු “ඔක්කොම විකල්ප එකතුවෙමු” “ජනතාව බෙදිලා නැහැ අපිව බෙදන්න එපා” “අපි රට හදාගන්න යන්නේ, එන්න එකතුවෙන්න” වැනි පාඨ සහිත පුවරු රැගත් තරුණ පිරිසක් දිනපතා කොළඹ විහාරමහාදේවි උද්‍යානය ඉදිරිපිටින් සවස 5 සිට 6 දක්වා ගමන් කරන පුද්ගලයෙකුට සුපුරුදු දසුනක් විය හැකිය. මෙම එකතුව සාමාන්‍යයෙන් දකින විරෝධතාවකින් හෝ උද්ඝෝෂණයකින් වෙනස්වන්නේ […]