The UNP yesterday protested in Colombo Fort against the Draft Strategic Development Project Bill. Some of the protesters came riding ponies.

(Pic by Jude Denzil Pathiraja)

BBS-Rishad clash over ‘Wilpattu squatters’

President to meet warring

parties separately,

set up new police

unit to tackle conflicts

No Muslim extremist groups – IGP

by Shamindra Ferdinando

Having acknowledged that ongoing religious tensions could destabilise the country, President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday announced the setting up of a special law enforcement unit to tackle the situation.



One of three Casino regulations passed with majority of 71 votes


Parliament yesterday passed one of the three controversial regulations gazetted under the Strategic Development Projects Act and criticized by the Opposition as an open licence for casinos in the country.

‘SL’s share market unaffected by third anti-Lanka UNHRC resolution’


‘The third anti-Lanka resolution passed by the UNHRC in late March this year is having no negative impact on Sri Lanka’s share market. The market, in fact, is doing very well, Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka chairman...

Coach’s departure leaves us with big challenge  – Jayasuriya


Revealing what he says ‘the biggest challenge’ which Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) faces after the unexpected departure of national coach Paul Farbrace, Sri Lanka selection committee chairman Sanath Jayasuriya said yesterday...

Tattoo of the Buddha


With reference to the tourist deported because she had on her person a tattoo of the Enlightened One, while Judaism and Islam strictly prohibit any depiction of Jehovah and Allah, Buddhism, Christianity and Hinduism abound in representations of the...



What’s Sri Lanka’s best overseas Test win?
1995 Napier
1995 Faisalabad
1998 London Oval
2011 Durban
2006 Trent Bridge.
Total : 9510 Votes. Results


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