The ulterior motive behind the Joint Opposition (JO) protest march (Pada Yathra) is merely to create a shield to protect the a family and not for the betterment of the public, says Convenor of the National Movement for a Just Society, Professor Sarath Wijesuriya.
In an effort to find a permanent solution to the vexed fishermen issue with Sri Lanka, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday (29) held a high-level meeting with various stakeholders and deliberated on its different aspects.
Sri Lankan shares ended steady in thin trade on Friday, though cautious investors fear the gains would be short-lived, as the central bank’s surprise move to raise key policy rates will hurt market sentiment.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is currently recording a statement from a former IGP Mahinda Balasuriya in connection with the murder of assassinated journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, the police said.
Making all Sri Lankans proud, BitMasters, the Moratuwa University Engineering Faculty team taking part in the world finals of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016, won the second place under the Innovation Category.
President Maithripala Sirisena , in a meeting last night, requested Sri Lanka Freedom Party( SLFP) MPs sitting in the Joint Opposition to refrain from forming any new political fronts and acting in a manner detrimental to the interests of the party.
Siam City Cement Pcl (SCCC) , Thailand’s second-largest cement maker, said on Monday it has signed a deal to buy a Sri Lankan cement company from Holderfin B.V., a unit of LafargeHolcim, for 13.1 billion baht ($374 million).