President Maithripala Sirisena, who participated in yesterday’s "Yoga for Youth...Yoga for All" mega celebrations to mark the 4th International Day of Yoga, takes a brisk walk to the Independence Square grounds venue with Indian High Commissioner, Taranjit Singh Sandhu. (Pic by Saman Abeysiriwardena)

‘Hitler’ comparison dents Gota’s presidential hopes

A senior Buddhist monk counselling former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to emulate Hitler and establish a military dictatorship may have seriously hurt his bid for the presidency, according to close associates.

A chief priest of the Asgiriya chapter, Vendaruwe Upali, blessed Rajapaksa on his 69th birthday Wednesday by urging him to follow the German dictator Hitler and take over the country even if it means establishing military rule.



Police seek villagers who beat leopard to death


Sri Lankan authorities were seeking Friday nearly a dozen men who beat a leopard to death after it strayed into a village and attacked people, a minister said.Wildlife deputy minister Palitha Thewarapperuma said police were deployed to arrest thos...

Triple jeopardy: American withdrawals, Supreme Court recusals, and "Be a Hitler"!


It is the time for withdrawals in Trump’s America. It is the time of recusals in Sri Lanka. It is also the time when spiritual pontiffs commend Adolf Hitler as a role model to an aspiring presidential candidate. Left to themselves each one of the...

Empower Board for SMEs on CSE


The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) together with the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) last week announced the launch of "Empower" - the SME Board to attract Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to the CSE.As the apex regu...

Sri Lanka expel Vandersay from West Indies


Sri Lanka have sent leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay home from the tour of West Indies for breach of discipline. The 28-year-old was expelled from Barbados ahead of the third Test match in what Sri Lanka Cricket called as ‘breach of contractual o...

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