Day: February 8, 2017


Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) politburo member Wasantha Samarasinghe alleged yesterday that Perpetual Treasuries head Arjun Aloysius was handing out various privileges and gratifications to Ministers and certain media personnel

Mahendran hits back

Former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran said a group of disgruntled Central Bank employees closely allied with a former Governor lobbied for his removal

India misread our ties with China: Namal Rajapaksa

India misinterpreted the Rajapaksa administration’s relationship with China, but is silent on the current government’s engagement with the rising super power, Sri Lankan parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, said.

Mangala to visit Saudi Arabia

Sri Lankan Ambassador Azmi Thassim said he was making extensive arrangements for the forthcoming visit to Saudi Arabia of his country’s Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera.

SAITM has due approval from UGC: Dr. Fernando

The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) has received approval and recognition from the University Grants Commission (UGC) as a degree awarding institution

Belt & Road opens new era for China-Sri Lanka cooperation

The Beijing-proposed Belt and Road Initiative will open up a new era for Sri Lanka-China cooperation, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka rupee slips on bank dollar buying, central bank reference rate revision

The Sri Lankan rupee ended slightly weaker on Tuesday due to dollar demand from banks as foreign investors continued to sell government securities