Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe declaring open the London Stock Exchange Group at the Trace Expert City in Maradana yesterday . On his left is Megapolis Development Minister Champika Ranawaka.

Envoy clears the air,

denies Udayanga hiding

in Russia

Russian Ambassador in Colombo Alexander A. Karchava, yesterday said one-time Sri Lankan Ambassador in Moscow Udayanga Weeratunga was not involved in the killing of a Sri Lankan in Rostov-on-Don on June 11, 2014.

The Ambassador was responding to a query at a media briefing at the Russian Embassy at Bauddhaloka Mawatha.



TV: Jaya no more


NEW DELHI, December 5: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa had passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest, Tamil TV channels reported on Monday evening. The 68-year-old actress-turned-politician had suffered the cardiac a...

‘Look at the character of batsmen’ Aravinda tells coaches


Batting legend Aravinda de Silva insisted the importance of looking at the character of a player when identifying talent. He said this at a press conference at the end of a seminar for Sri Lanka Cricket coaches at the Sports Ministry Auditorium on M...

Castro and Cuban Agriculture


Following its liberation in 1959 by Fidel Castro and his comrades who launched a successful revolution against the unjust and exploitative Batista regime, Cuba suffered two drastic economic crises, one in 1962 with the imposition of the trade embargo b...

Stable bank interest boosts CSE

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) registered an improved performance yesterday due to the fact that bank interest rates have not gone up as expected in the market, a top financial analyst said. "The CSE which was in a very low performing m...

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