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Gotabaya regime comes under multiple pressures

COLOMBO, April 5 -- The Gotabaya Rajapaksa Presidency, which is in its second year, is facing multiple problems, domestic and external, economic as well as political. Divisions have arisen in the rul... Read More


April 5 in History

Photo Caption, April 5 -- Royal Canadian Air Force Squadron Leader Leonard Birchall, the "Saviour of Ceylon", aboard a Catalina aircraft before being shot down and captured near the island of Ceylon b... Read More


Sri Lankan licence for TN fishermen had approval of the highest authorities

COLOMBO, March 31 -- Sri Lankan Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda on Tuesday (March 30) revealed a government proposal to issue licences to Tamil Nadu fishermen to fish in Sri Lankan waters in orde... Read More


Provincial polls not likely to be held until SLPP is sure of winning

COLOMBO, March 30 -- Conflicting signals emanating from the Sri Lankan government suggest that the long-delayed elections to the nine Provincial Councils may not be held any time soon. Though various... Read More


China calls on Sri Lanka to jointly advance Belt and Road cooperation

BEIJING, March 30 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday (29) said China is willing to work with Sri Lanka to enhance Belt and Road cooperation and contribute to the economic revival of Sri Lanka i... Read More


New Vietnam envoy to Sri Lanka presents credentials

COLOMBO, March 30 -- Ho Thi Thanh Truc, the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Sri Lanka present credentials to Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Raja... Read More


When man intrudes into places where elephants once roamed

COLOMBO, March 28 -- The Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC) is a modern phenomenon owning its existence to man's increasing developmental needs and the expansion of the human population due to improved hea... Read More


Rising communalism across borders could derail India-Bangladesh relations

India, March 28 -- Bangladesh relations have seen ups and downs in the past 50 years, though it has stabilized somewhat since Sheikh Hasina became Bangladesh Prime Minister in 2008. New Delhi has tak... Read More


March 28 in History

Sri Lanka, March 28 -- 'We Are the World' was charity single originally recorded by the super group USA for Africa in 1985 as a musical endeavour to fight famine in Africa. Written by Michael Jackson ... Read More


The smart card, E-ticketing system for railway seat reservations

Sri Lanka, March 25 -- A smart card and an online E-ticketing system would be introduced for easy seat reservations in trains, Transport Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said. He said a Cabinet Paper would... Read More