President Maithripala Sirisena looks attentively at a photograph of young Ranil Wickremesinghe with Sri Lanka’s first Executive President J. R. Jayewardene, during last week’s exhibition titled ‘Heta Dakina Ranil’ to mark the incumbent Prime Minister’s 40 years in politics. With the President at the event is premier Wickremesinghe and his wife Maithree.

Unity government a failure– Justice Minister

Embattled Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe criticised President Maithripala Sirisena’s coalition government yesterday saying it had failed the nation and urged Buddhists monks to lead a campaign for political change.

Rajapakshe, who faces possible expulsion from the cabinet, took Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne head on accusing him of interfering in the affairs of the justice ministry and took thinly veiled swipes at Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe too.



Marapana defends beleaguered police chief


Sri Lanka’s new Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana assumed office Friday defending embattled police chief Pujith Jayasundara who was enraged after an employee failed to participate in a mandatory meditation session.Marapana dismissed the leaked vi...

August Ruling: Advocating a federal form of government is not advocating separatism


On August 4, the Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking a court order that the Ilankai Thamizh Arasu Kadchi (ITAK, historically called the Federal Party, in English) is in violation of the Constitution insofar as one of its aims and objectives in a...

Taj returns to profit after three consecutive loss-making years


Tal Lanka Hotels PLC, owners of the Taj Samudra in Colombo, has returned to profit after three consecutive loss-making years in the year ended March 31, 2017, posting a profit of Rs. 103.7 million, up from a loss of Rs. 116.9 million the previous y...

Implement Justice Jayawardene’s recommendations


Recently giving verdict on a divorce case, a judge was rattled by the response given by a little girl.The judge had asked the girl, ‘Now that your parents are getting divorced do you want to live with your mummy?Little Girl - No, my mummy beats...

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