Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, MPs Maithripala Sirisena, MKDS Gunawardena and several others who broke ranks with the government recently visited the Bandaranaike Samadhi in Horagolla yesterday. Former President with former Minister Sirisena.

Pic by Nimal Dayaratne

UNP monks back Sirisena

though confused about his

post-election role


by Shamindra Ferdinando

 Two organisations of Buddhist monks, affiliated to the UNP, yesterday pledged their support for Maithripala Sirisena as the common presidential candidate, though both seemed confused about his post-presidential election role.

The Eksath Bhikku Peramuna and the Eksath Jathika Bhikku Peramuna vowed to bring an end to what they called the authoritarian Rajapaksa regime by installing Sirisena as president. Responding to a query, Ven. Thalpotha Dhammajothi Thera said that ....





MR in Nepal for SAARC summit


President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal yesterday morning ahead of the 18th SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit that is taking place in Kathmandu Nov. 25-27.

LFCs and SLCs should look at CB as an ally: Cabraal


Licensed Finance Companies (LFCs) and Specialized Leasing Companies (SLCs) should look at the Central Bank as an ally that provides them with good regulations and input for sustainable business practices, Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal s...

Myths about canine hierachy


Last week I came across an interesting book called "The 100 Silliest Things People Say About Dogs", by Alexandra Semyonova. The book was reviewed by a major international animal expert Merritt Clifton and I reproduce it below. ...

    Rain threatens to spoil England – Sri Lanka series


    After the 5-0 humiliation in India, Sri Lankan cricketers go into the seven-match ODI series against England starting today hoping to sort out some of their problems. The buzz that surrounds a cricket series generally is absent this time maybe due to t...



    What’s Sri Lanka’s best overseas Test win?
    1995 Napier
    1995 Faisalabad
    1998 London Oval
    2011 Durban
    2006 Trent Bridge.
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