Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing a large gathering at Medamulana, Weeraketiya on Wednesday. He is flanked by former first lady Shiranthi, one-time Chief Justice Sarath Nanda Silva, MEP Leader Dinesh Gunawardena, NFF Leader Wimal Weerawansa, former Transport Minister Kumara Welgama and many othe UPFA MPs. (Picrure by Kamal Bogoda)

Govt. won’t stop

foreign borrowings

‘SL obtained lowest interest
rate for 10-year int’l
sovereign bond May 15’

Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran yesterday said that it would be in Sri Lanka’s economic interests to continue with government borrowings both onshore and offshore, in order to preserve the continued momentum of economic growth and to re-affirm the strong positive image in the minds of lending institutions that Sri Lanka was fast becoming a mature democracy where political events did not unduly affect the workings of her rapidly evolving economic structure.


Polls chief’s intervention sought to stop formation of Drug Regulatory Authority


The Government Medical Officers’ Forum (GMOF) has sought Election Commissi oner Mahinda Deshapriya’s immediate intervention to thwart the Health Ministry moving to establish a Drug Regulatory Authority (DRA) in violation of the Parlia...

Crucial talks today on Rs 1000 per day wage demand by tea trade unions

Trade union sources in the tea plantations pressed their demand for a Rs. 1000 per day wage as the jump – off point for for further negotiations with the respective managements. This is to be granted irrespective of plantati...

Xenophobia, national security and domestic peace


South Asian countries such as Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh have done remarkably well in the Global Peace Index rankings released a couple of days back, while Sri Lanka’s achievements on this score during 2014, when the Mahinda Raj...

The Sixth Mass Extinction


The world is embarking on its sixth mass extinction with animals disappearing about 100 times faster than they used to, said a study led by experts at Stanford University, Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley. But Sri L...



Which Sri Lankan cricketer should be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame first?
Duleep Mendis
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