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Work has recommenced on construction sites in Colombo. Some foreign workers employed at a construction site in Colombo 02, returning to their hostels after a day’s work. (Picture by Nishan S. Priyantha)

‘Divided EC members

taking different stands

before SC’

* GL flays Deshapriya,Hoole

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman, Prof. G.L. Peiris, yesterday (25,) alleged that the conduct of the three-member Election Commission (EC) as well as the ongoing crisis therein impeded the ongoing efforts to hold parliamentary polls.

Prof. Peiris pointed out that they were suspicious of the conduct of a member of the EC, whose actions were meant to undermine the process.The former External Affairs Minister refrained from naming the official concerned.


Return of Lankans from countries with raging Covid-19 may be restricted – DGHS


Director-General of Health Services, Dr. Anil Jasinghe, yesterday, told media that the health authorities were planning to restrict the return of Sri Lankans, from countries where coronavirus was prevalent.Dr. Jasinghe said that the health authorities w...

What now for cricket in 2020?


The coronavirus may have struck shortly before the English cricket season was due to start, but it threatens to have major implications for the game worldwide.English officials still believe they can fit a full international programme of three-Test ...

Sri Lanka expects every man will do his duty


The flag signal that Vice Admiral Lord Horario Nelson hoisted in the main mast of his flagship HMS Victory just before engaging with the French and Spanish combined fleet during the Trafalgar sea battle on 21 October 1805 was "England expects t...

Aitken Spence records profit of Rs. 4.2 billion in 2019-2020 ‘amidst unprecedented challenges’


The year under review experienced two black swan events with their distinctive and severe impacts within the space of one year. Aitken Spence PLC remained resilient despite these challenges due to the Group’s diversified business portfolio and...

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