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The annual feast of St. Sebastian’s was celebrated by the parishioners of Nayakakanda, Wattala on Sunday. During the procession, Chief Incumbent of Hendala Temple Ven. Saddananda Thera distributed popsicles to devotees. Parish Priest of Nayakakanda Rev. Fr. Ranjan Silva, too, received a popsicle from the Thera. (Picture Courtesy St. Mary’s Church, Nayakakanda)


Perpetual Treasuries gained
while EPF lost - DSG Gunatillake

 Central Bank bond scam probe

Deputy Solicitor General Milinda Gunatillake, refering to the submissions made by Additional Director of Information Technology Department of the Central Bank, yesterday, told the Presidential Commission probing the alleged bond scams that Perpetual Treasuries along with a few other Primary dealers had, through treasury bond transactions in the secondary market made high profits by selling bonds to the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF).



Former FM frowns on US embassy Iftar meal in Batti ….


Wartime Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama yesterday told The Island that President Trump had unceremoniously ended a two-decade long tradition of hosting an iftar meal at the White House during the Muslim holy month o...

In remembrance of Saman Kelegama


My last conversation with Saman Kelegama was about Oxford. It was a place that he was so fond of, and he always remembered his Oxford days with gratitude. He read Industrial Economics for his doctorate at St. Catherine’s College. He was a S...

Strategic investment partner sought for Hilton and Grand Hyatt Hotels

The government is now seeking an international financial analyst to, in turn, locate a suitable strategic investment partner for Hilton Hotel and Grand Hyatt Hotel. Once a suitable investment analyst is selected they will look for a suitable strateg...

Schools Athletics Association to stick to tested formula


Sri Lanka Schools Athletics Association (SLSAA) is determined to carry on with the tested distances of 100 metres, 200 metres and 400 metres for the Under-14 age category despite the Ministry of Education dropping such disciplines for the said age c...

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