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Saturday, 16 September 2017 09:07

The Real Significance of the Rohingya Issue

The real significance of the crisis of the Rohingya minority of Myanmar extends far beyond the two issues currently at the centre of global attention. Yes, it is a humanitarian crisis of huge dimension, and true as well that it has revealed the fragility of Aung San Suu Kyi's status as a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Saturday, 16 September 2017 09:01

Perpetual CEO says Aloysius lied to COPE

Perpetual Treasuries (Pvt) Ltd (PTL) CEO Kasun Palisena, under relentless questioning, yesterday told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the controversial bond issuance that Former PTL Director Arjun Aloysius had lied to the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE).

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to visit New York, US to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations (UN).

Says they were simply following his orders as President
Insists ‘sil redi’ was not given with motive to gain votes
Points out TRC board approved fund transfer, due process followed
Verdict has “serious implications” for all state employees

Friday, 15 September 2017 07:00

SLFP to contest polls under UPFA banner

Ten committees to strengthen party apparatus

Friday, 15 September 2017 06:58

Launch of ‘Janadhipathi Thaththa’ today

The launching ceremony of the book ‘Janadhipathi Thaththa’, which contains a wonderful story of an extremely ordinary man who was born to a farming family, becoming the President of the country, through the eyes of a daughter will be held at 7:30 a.m. on 15 September at the BMICH.

A Money Laundering case filed against three accused including controversial drug dealer Gampola Vidanage Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda and his wife was yesterday fixed for trial by the Colombo High Court.

The one-day anti-SAITM strike by Medical Officers would be in effect today in five Districts, including Colombo, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) told the Media yesterday.

An unprecedented crowd thronged and marched in Sammanthurai recently, against the attacks on Rohingya in Myanmar, in a protest organized by the Sammanthurai Jummah Mosque Trustees, Jemmiyathul Ulama and Majlis Us Soora.

Thursday, 14 September 2017 19:38

Suriyapperuma appointed DLB chairman (update)

Mr. S. A. P. Suriyapperuma who has held several senior positions in the public and the private sector in the past has been appointed as the chairman of the Development Lotteries Board by Minister of Finance and Media Mr. Mangala Samaraweera on the recommendation of President Mr. Maithripala Sirisena.

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