This handout photo released by the Sri Lanka Customs Office on September 25, 2017 shows a Sri Lankan customs official displaying gold that had been found stuffed in a man’s rectum at the BIA.


Docs threaten TU action

over move to sideline SLMC

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday warned it would resort to trade union action if the government tried to sideline the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) and legalise Minimum Standards for Medical Education (MSME).

 GMOA Secretary Dr Haritha Aluthge, addressing the media at the union’s office in Colombo, warned of a plot to sidetrack the SLMC, which had been established under the Medical Ordinance to ensure that standards of medical education were maintained by all state run medical faculties.



BASL frowns on method of ratifying PC polls Bill


The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) yesterday frowned on the manner in which the government had secured the passage of the Provincial Council Elections (Amendment) Bill in Parliament last week. President of BASL U. R. de Silva told a media...

Sports Ministry to appoint three member panel to implement report


Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said that he will soon appoint a three member panel to implement a report that will bring in sweeping changes to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Accordingly, former SLC Chairman and ex-boss of Singer Hemaka Amarasu...

Rajapaksa opted for war only when repeated efforts to negotiate were rebuffed


Sri Lanka is a rare case where a brutal terrorist challenge to the state was comprehensively defeated, substantially through its own efforts, despite all the advice, reservations and fears publicly expressed to the contrary. Unfortunately, the eliminat...

Central Bank Governor offers key insights into government’s Vision 2025


Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy reiterated the government’s pledge of formulating a comprehensive economic strategy that will help "raise per capita income to US$5,000 per year; create one million new jobs; increase foreig...

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