Today’s weather forecast
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Today’s weather forecast

Several spells of showers will occur in Eastern and Uva provinces and in Polonnaruwa, Matale and Nuwara-Eliya districts. A few showers may occur in Northern province and in Anuradhapura district. Showers or thundershowers may occur ata few places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts after 2.00 p.m. Fairly strong winds…

Concert in remembrance of Clarence Wijewardena and Milton Mallawarachchi
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Concert in remembrance of Clarence Wijewardena and Milton Mallawarachchi

The late Clarence Wijewardena and Milton Mallawarachchi will never ever be forgotten for their contribution to the music scene, both here and abroad. They both had the unique ability to come up with songs that captivated the music minded public, both young and old…with meaningful lyrics and melodious music. Clarence and Milton are being remembered…

Asalanka, Hasaranga flatten Afghanistan to seal series for Sri Lanka
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Asalanka, Hasaranga flatten Afghanistan to seal series for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s middle order led by Charith Asalanka piled on a second successive 300-plus total following which Afghanistan imploded in their chase, as the hosts secured a 155-run win in the second ODI in Pallekele, and with it the three-match series with one game still to go. In chase of the 309-run target set by…

Assassination of SPC Chairman Dr. Gladys Jayawardena by JVP for importing drugs from India
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Assassination of SPC Chairman Dr. Gladys Jayawardena by JVP for importing drugs from India

Ajith Perakum Jayasinghe Gladys Jayawardena, a Sri Lankan medical doctor, graduated from Sri Lanka Medical College and earned a PhD in Parasitology from the University of London. She was married to Dr. Roland Jayawardena, who was former President J.R. Jayawardena’s brother. In 1980, she became the first woman to direct the Medical Research Institute (MRI)….

Dr. Patrick McNamara Joins the United States-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission as Executive Director
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Dr. Patrick McNamara Joins the United States-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission as Executive Director

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung said, “We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Patrick McNamara as the new Executive Director of our United States-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission. Under the leadership of Dr. McNamara, the Commission is entering a new era cultivating exchanges, educational partnerships, and mutual understanding between our two nations. We expect…

Commissioning Truth in Sri Lanka: Accountability or Military Betrayal?
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Commissioning Truth in Sri Lanka: Accountability or Military Betrayal?

– Shamindra Ferdinando Sole Communist Party (CP) MP Weerasumana Weerasinghe broke ranks with dissident SLPP MPs on January 09 to vote for the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) Bill. Having contested the last general election on the SLPP ticket, the Matara District MP aligned himself with the Uththara Lanka Sabhagaya (ULS) strongly opposed…

Civil society groups demand the removal of Sri Lanka’s acting police chief over torture allegations
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Civil society groups demand the removal of Sri Lanka’s acting police chief over torture allegations

Civil society organizations and women’s groups in Sri Lanka have called for the immediate removal of Acting Inspector General of Police Deshabandu Tennakoon, citing his involvement in torture and other human rights violations. In a statement released today, the groups condemned Tennakoon’s appointment and tenure, highlighting a recent Supreme Court judgment that held him personally…

Renowned Playback Singer Bhavatharini, Ilayaraja’s daughter Passes Away in Sri Lanka
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Renowned Playback Singer Bhavatharini, Ilayaraja’s daughter Passes Away in Sri Lanka

Chennai, January 26, 2024 In a sorrowful turn of events, renowned playback singer Bhavatharini Raja, daughter of the legendary music maestro Ilayaraja, breathed her last in a hospital in Sri Lanka after battling a prolonged illness. The 47-year-old singer, who had been receiving treatment in Sri Lanka, passed away ahead of the scheduled concert by…

Sri Lanka’s Online Safety Bill and Other Legislation – A Threat to Democracy
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Sri Lanka’s Online Safety Bill and Other Legislation – A Threat to Democracy

Ajith Perakum Jayasinghe In recent days, Sri Lanka has witnessed a concerning trend in government actions, particularly with the introduction and debate surrounding the Online Safety Bill. While the government claims these measures are aimed at addressing online fraud, abuse, and false statements, it is evident that these legislative moves have wider implications, especially for…

Hatch receives Princess Anne; announce expansion to UK
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Hatch receives Princess Anne; announce expansion to UK

Hatch, recognised as a leading organisation in Sri Lanka’s innovation and entrepreneurship domain, welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, The Princess Royal to their co-working space during her official visit to Sri Lanka. The tour of Hatch offered her an immersive experience into the dynamic entrepreneurial spirit of Sri Lankan startups. In conjunction with the…