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President Sirisena, flanked by Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana and several Opposition lawmakers, meeting Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte during his just concluded State visit (pic by Sudath Silva)

How come so many Opp. MPs

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President’s Philippines visit

Non-cabinet Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Dr. Harsha de Silva says ill-planned official visits are a waste of public funds and taxpayers’ money shouldn’t be squandered on political associates.

Minister de Silva said so when The Island sought his opinion on President Maithripala Sirisena’s delegation to the just concluded state visit to the Philippines.



Former Agri Minister, JVP allege ‘Sena’ attack deliberate, call for probe


Former Agriculture Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, yesterday, urged the government to investigate and find out whether Fall Army-Worm (FAW) or ‘Sena’ had been deliberately brought in.

Nimnaka’s spinning prowess continues

Nimnaka Jayatilleka, the Anthonian left armer, bowled his team to a huge innings and 193 run win over St. Peter’s Negombo at Katugastota.

The Sena pest problem


Thousands of poor farmers and perhaps half a million dependents among them, are facing a devastating predicament in the shape of The Sena Pest.

Fitch affirms SriLankan Airlines' government guaranteed bonds at 'B'


(B/Stable) due to the unconditional and irrevocable guarantee provided by the government. The state held 99.5% of SLA as at end-2018 through direct and indirect holdings.

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