Another death reported from among victims of Fox Hill tragedy
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Another death reported from among victims of Fox Hill tragedy

The 16-year-old schoolgirl who was injured during the Fox Hill Super Cross 2024 racing event died yesterday.She died yesterday while receiving treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Badulla Base Hospital. The Fox Hill Super Cross 2024 racing event was held in Diyatalawa on April 21.The girl is from the Galedannda area of…

Preparing for Free & Fair Elections
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Preparing for Free & Fair Elections

Elections provide a unique situation where people become equal regardless of their class or ethnic and religious identity. This offers space to rival politicians to address their unmet needs. The government has commenced several development initiatives that will take resources to the community level in a targeted manner. These initiatives would be beneficial to the…

Prosecuting Crimes Requires A System Change
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Prosecuting Crimes Requires A System Change

In the context of Sri Lanka, a crucial question arises: Does the country still possess the capability to effectively prosecute crimes? This query can be raised for numerous reasons. However, even before delving into these underlying issues, one glaring reality has become evident to the people of Sri Lanka in recent years: a perceived lack…

Tamil and Muslim voting trends in Presidential Elections
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Tamil and Muslim voting trends in Presidential Elections

The Sri Lanka Election Commission announced last week that the 2024 Presidential Elections would be held on a date between September 17 and October 16 this year. The Election Commission was reiterating what was already known. Though a specific date has not been announced, it is speculated widely that the poll is likely to be…

President Extends Best Wishes to Sri Lankan Cricket Team Heading to T20 World Cup
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President Extends Best Wishes to Sri Lankan Cricket Team Heading to T20 World Cup

President Ranil Wickremesinghe extended his well-wishes to the Sri Lankan Cricket Team as they embark on their journey to participate in the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup Cricket Tournament, set to take place in America and the West Indies from June 1st to June 29th. In a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon (13th),…

Align with government programs to bolster rural economies – President
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Align with government programs to bolster rural economies – President

President Ranil Wickremesinghe stressed that the enhancement of the rural economy pivots on agricultural advancement. He highlighted the pivotal role of dedicated government officials at the grassroots level in ensuring the success of various government initiatives aimed at rural development, notably the agricultural modernization program. The President made these remarks during his address at the…

President Calls for Unified Environment, Climate Change Law at Sri Lanka Climate Summit
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President Calls for Unified Environment, Climate Change Law at Sri Lanka Climate Summit

President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized on-going efforts to enact unified legislation addressing environmental protection and climate change. He highlighted the government’s commitment to crafting economic policies geared not only towards fostering export-oriented competitiveness but also towards transitioning to a green economy, aiming to achieve net-zero by 2050. Acknowledging the recent prolonged spells of extreme climate conditions…

Valuing Japan’s Moral Ethos & Economic Assistance
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Valuing Japan’s Moral Ethos & Economic Assistance

The visit of Japan’s foreign minister Yoko Kamikawa to Sri Lanka is an indication that the relationship between the two countries is on the mend. The manner in which Japan was ousted from the special status it had once held by the previous government headed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa would have caused much heartburn. Japan…

O/L exam students to begin A/L classes immediately
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O/L exam students to begin A/L classes immediately

Students sitting for the GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) Examination will start the GCE Advanced Level (A/L) classes immediately after their exams, Education Minister Susil Premajyantha said. While participating as the chief guest at the launch of the official internet radio channel of the National Institute of Education (NIE Visual Radio) at the Maharagama National Institute…