Items filtered by date: Friday, 20 July 2018

Summer 2018 has so far given us plenty of hot weather and a World Cup which broke the record for most own goals scored in the tournament's history.

Published in Entertainment

Dharma Productions latest offering Dhadak is out in the theatres. The film which marks Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor’s debut in the film industry is expected to do good business at the box office. According to trade analyst Girish Johar, there are a few factors which have raised the bar of expectations from the Shashank Khaitan directorial.

Published in Entertainment

The government will enter into a joint venture with the Indian government to turn the debt ridden Mattala Rajapaksa International airport (MRIA) into a profitable venture.

Published in Sri Lanka

Rampant corruption during the former Rajapaksa-regime has rocked the British Parliament too and is threatening to undermine the government of Prime Minister Theresa May, according to foreign media reports.

Published in Sri Lanka
Friday, 20 July 2018 06:07


Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his son Namal Rajapaksa and brother Chamal Rajapaksa were conspicuous by their absence in Parliament yesterday when the adjournment debate on the New York Times investigative report was taken up.

Published in Politics

It has been revealed that Perpetual Treasuries Limited beneficiary owner Arjun Aloysius’ phone found in the cell he is held, had been used to contact persons involved in various crimes.

Published in Security
Friday, 20 July 2018 05:59

Thousands of seafarer jobs on offer

An Agreement to be signed today (20) will provide thousands of jobs for young seafarers who have passed out from local marine academies and are currently without permanent employment, a trade unionist said on 18 July.

Published in Sri Lanka
Friday, 20 July 2018 05:50

Lanka should not lower their guard

Winning the first Test of a series and going one-up is what every nation strives for. But having achieved that and to lose the advantage of it is unpardonable. This is what Sri Lanka must guard against for in recent times they have this unusual habit of winning the first Test at Galle and then conceding the second Test to the opposition.

Published in Sports

Opening a new chapter to link local exports to global value chains, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday launched the National Export Strategy (NES) as the latest Government effort to boost foreign exchange earnings and employment.

Published in Business

For Sri Lanka’s exports to reach ultimatesuccess they have to become the business of all stakeholders, Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama said yesterday, calling on all officials and the private sector to join the National Export Strategy (NES) implementation.

Published in Business
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