Democratic Party leader and former Army Commander Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka taking oaths as a UNP national list MP before Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday.

(Pic by Dimuthu Premaratne)

Sri Lanka will meet

UNHRC commitments

Concluding his four-day visit to Sri Lanka, UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Al Hussein told the media in Colombo that he had met President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that morning and they had both assured him that Sri Lanka would be meeting its human rights commitments.



Protests plunge House into chaos


Parliament sittings lasted for only two hours as Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had to adjourn the House following a protest staged by the MPs of Joint Opposition demanding that they be assured their right to act as an independent group in Parliament. ...

Plans for dollar listings on CSE


The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) is now in the process of allowing foreign companies/investors to invest in US dollar denomination instruments in the stock market to make the market attractive globally, its chairman Vajira Kulathilaka said. &...

Accolades for President and Prime Minister


For me the highpoint of our 68th Independence Day celebrations came when I heard a group of children singing our national anthem with great feeling and enthusiasm, in Tamil. The heart of our anthem is its enchanting melody imbued with a flavor of Tagor...

Sri Lanka stun India by five wickets in first T20


Debutant Kasun Rajitha picked up three crucial wickets to help a depleted Sri Lanka stun the top-ranked Indians by clinching a five-wicket win in the first Twenty20 international in Pune Tuesday. Belying their status as underdogs, the inexpe...



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