President Maithripala Sirisena planting a nelli sapling after laying the foundation stone for a new Sanghawasa and a library at the Vidyaloka pirivena in Galle on Saturday (25)

COPE chief to quit if ...

Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises Sunil Handunnetti (JVP) threatens to resign from the post if he feels the members of the committee are being influenced by outside forces trying to clear Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran of wrongdoing in the alleged bond scams.

Handunnetti told The Island on Friday that he would resign as COPE chairman if there were attempts by the committee members to delay the report containing the findings of the...



Sugar levels to be mentioned on labels from Aug. 01


Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday that the gazette No 86 of 1980 to introduce a colour chart indicating the sugar levels in bottles of soft drink would be implemented from August 01.Accordingly...

Mathews, Chandimal guide Sri Lanka to 248


Sri Lanka made 248-9 at the end of their 50 overs in first innings of the third ODI match against England at Bristol on Sunday.Dinesh Chandimal top scored with 62 while Angelo Mathews made 56. Kusal Mendis also contributed with 53 runs.

The British Bombshell


For once, a nation has stood for its pride and honour defying bullying pundits and politicians. It said enough is enough; the worm has turned; on June 23, United Kingdom voted to get out of the European Union, rather unexpectedly, dropping a bombshel...

Negative economic fallout predicted for Sri Lanka from Brexit vot

"UK has voted to exit from the the world’s largest trading bloc, the European Union, which accounts for 15 per cent of the world’s trade in goods and services. Therefore, it is the export market for more than 80 countries, including ...



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