Items filtered by date: Wednesday, 05 September 2018

US President Donald Trump has denied assertions by prominent journalist Bob Woodward in his new book that he ordered the assassination of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Published in World

A double suicide bombing at a wrestling club in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 20 people and injured 70, officials say.

Published in World
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 09:15


Political opponents have got the space to organise protests in Colombo because of freedom and democracy prevailing in the country, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

Published in Sri Lanka
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 09:08

‘JO protest, a Bili Poojawa in Namal’s name’

Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday said that today’s JO protest is a Bili Poojawa (Sacrifice) in the name of MP Namal Rajapaksa to cover up their past wrongdoings.

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 09:06

‘Chathura paid for his wedding’

There was no misuse of government property or public funds for MP Chatura Senaratne’s wedding and MP Senaratne had already paid Rs. 2.1 million for hiring the hall adjoining Temple Trees, Public Administration and Management and Law and Order Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara said yesterday.

Published in Sri Lanka

The Rehabilitated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Party yesterday (4) said that Bodu Bala Sena’s General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera should be released soon. Speaking at a meeting, members of the Party opined that the monk had always acted in favour of the public.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 08:37

Has line of thinking on Malinga changed?

Cricket selections in this country are becoming bizarre by the day. Not so long ago the chairman of selectors Graeme Labrooy had gone on record stating that fast bowler Lasith Malinga was not in his plans for the 2019 World Cup in England.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 08:19

Prime Minister Chief Guest at CIMA-ICCSL awards

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be the Chief Guest and deliver the keynote address at the Most Admired Companies of Sri Lanka 2018 awards, which will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo on 9 September at 7.00 p.m.

Published in Business
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 08:02

Finance Act amendments presented to House

Aiming to regularise vehicle imports in identified categories and adjust several levies, the Government yesterday moved an amendment to the Finance Act in Parliament.

Published in Business
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 08:00

Shares hit over 3-week closing high in lean trade

Reuters: Shares rose for a fifth straight session on Tuesday and marked their highest close in more than three weeks, led by gains in banking and beverage stocks.

Published in Business
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