Following the killing of two Jaffna Universtiy students on Sunday in police shooting a ‘hartal’ was held yesterday in Jaffna. A young couple walking past the shops whch were closed.

Pic by Nishan S. Priyantha

Bond scams: SLFP

won’t shield perpetrators

State Finance Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena yesterday said the SLFP wouldn’t, under any circumstances, throw its weight behind those who had reaped massive profits through alleged Central Bank bond scams.



COPE chairman to reveal harassment at the hands of UNP members


Chairman of the Parliament watchdog committee (COPE), Sunil Handunnetti told Parliament yesterday that he would reveal to the House the harassment he underwent at the hands of UNP members who caused him to walk out of Monday’s meeting. ...

Aborting hard won peace to placate the implacable


The article entitled "Can Sri Lanka hold on to its fragile peace?" on the National Geographic website by American journalist Robert Draper seems to be nothing more than a sample of the run-of-the-mill false propaganda that is usually churned ...

SL seen as having capacity to absorb high and low spending tourists


Sri Lanka should aggressively and continuously promote the tourism sector in order to attract all categories of tourists into Sri Lanka because the country could accommodate tourists from high spenders to low spenders, a top hotelier said. &q...

Hashen establishes fairytale triple records


The 13-year-old Hirusha Hashen Mendis Abeysekara of Sidhartha MV, Balapitiya established an unprecedented third meet record to announce his fairytale entry into big time athletics, Gateway’s Sadeepa Henderson and Milinda Perera of St. Mary&rsq...

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