With just a fortnight more for the parliamentary poll, election officers were busy preparing ballot boxes to be dispatched to polling stations across the country. Our staff photographer, Jude Denzil Pathiraja, captured this shot last week at the Elections Secretariat, which is a hive of activity in preparation for the August 17 general election.

Bloemendhal killings : Police faction protecting Rajapaksas henchmen - Ravi K

Accusing the Rajapaksas and  their henchmen of  masterminding  Friday’s shooting incident at Bloemendhal Road, Colombo 13, which left one dead and 13 injured including two seriously, Finance Minister Ravi Karunayake said  that an attempt was being made to revive the fear psychosis that prevailed in the country for a decade prior to January 8.

Addressing a news conference in Colombo, Karunanayake who is running at the  August 17 General Election on the UNP-led United...



Bloemendhal Road shooting: Another victim dies


Another victim of Friday’s drive-by shooting on a United National Party (UNP) polls campaign group died, pushing the death toll to two, police said.Unidentified assailants opened fire on a group of supporters of Finance Minister Ravi Karunanay...

Silan Kadirgamar (1934-2015): Reflections on his life and politics


The passing away of Silan Kadirgamar last Saturday has left an unfillable void in the lives of many who knew him and appreciated their association with him. Silan’s circles of associations went far beyond the usual circles of family and friends t...

Carson’s chief hopeful that business unfriendly budget policies will be reviewed 


Some of the tax proposals presented in the National Budget early this year is considered business unfriendly, Mr. Tilak de Zoysa, Chairman of Carson Cumberbatch PLC has stated in the company’s recently released annual report though he has expr...

Malinga under the scanner after SL lose series


Pakistan rounded off a highly successful tour of Sri Lanka with a thrilling one wicket win with four balls to spare in the second T-20 International at R. Premadasa Stadium yesterday. Pakistan will return home with an unb...



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