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Sri Lankan in Bangladesh cyber heist says she was set up by friend

Sri Lankan in Bangladesh cyber heist says she was set up by friend

When Hagoda Gamage Shalika Perera, a small Sri Lankan businesswoman, got a deposit of $20 million in her account last month, she said the funds were expected but had no…

Japan lends $400m to Sri Lanka for airport expansion

Japan lends $400m to Sri Lanka for airport expansion

Japan has loaned $400 million to Sri Lanka to build a new terminal at the island’s main international airport which suffers congestion from growing tourism, it was announced Monday. The…

Calls for south asian countries to unite to eliminate terrorism

Calls for south asian countries to unite to eliminate terrorism

President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday called on his South Asian partners to unite to eliminate terrorism in the region. In a twitter message, strongly condemning the terror attack in Pakistan’s…

TNA to take up Sampur power plant environmental issues with India

TNA to take up Sampur power plant environmental issues with India

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) chief R.Sampanthan has said that he will discuss with the Indian High Commission the “substantial” environmental problems that will be created if India sets up a…

‘No Islamist jihadi groups in Sri Lanka’

‘No Islamist jihadi groups in Sri Lanka’

There are no Islamist jihadist groups in Sri Lanka, said a study commissioned by the Colombo-based International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES). The study had gone into an accusation, made…

UN supports genuine consultations with victims

UN supports genuine consultations with victims

The UN supports inclusive and genuine consultations with victims and affected groups in Sri Lanka, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. Observing the International Day for the Right, Ban Ki-moon…

“One Village – One Fruit” to make fruits available during off season

“One Village – One Fruit” to make fruits available during off season

Ministry of Agriculture has taken steps to implement a news concept – “One Village, One Fruit” programme to enhance the availability of fruits even during off season. Under this new…

Poonam Pandey to perform at a casino in Colombo

Poonam Pandey to perform at a casino in Colombo

Controversial actress Poonam Pandey, well known to hog limelight with cheap publicity stunts is all set to entertain fans with her performance on popular Bollywood songs at a casino in…

Sri Lanka Meagapolis Authority Act to parliament in two months

Sri Lanka Meagapolis Authority Act to parliament in two months

The legal act for Sri Lanka government’s hallmark Megapolis development is now drafted and will be presented in parliament soon, a senior official said. “We hope to bring the Megapolis…

Tourists need better infrastructure, says Astoria developer

Tourists need better infrastructure, says Astoria developer

Sri Lanka should take more steps to attract Chinese tourists as foreign investors increase investments in the island, a top Chinese property developer said. “We think Sri Lanka has a…

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