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Devotees started the traditional two-month-long Pada Yatra, from Jaffna to Kataragama, on Saturday, after taking a vow at the Devale of God Skandha, in Thondmanaru.

GR seeks additional $1.1

bn SWAP facility from Modi

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday sought a “special” USD 1.1-billion currency swap facility from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to boost Sri Lanka’s foreign exchange reserves under strain due to the raging coronavirus pandemic.

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has recently sought a $400-million currency swap with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) under the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) facility.



If taken alive, Prabhakaran would have been in an influential position today – SF


Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, during a pre-recorded programme, telecast on Sirasa, on Saturday, said that had Prabhakaran survived, he would have been in an influential position today.

Central Bank is focused on its duty to help overcome pandemic trauma: Senior Deputy Governor


The duty of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka is providing sufficient liquidity to the system in the exceptional circumstances that we are facing right now, using our financial instruments, while ensuring prevention of any overheating of economic and ma...

Match fixing allegations remain uninvestigated three months after review report


Sports Ministry is yet to make inquiries into damning match fixing allegations and grave lack of responsibility from the part of Ministry officials raised in the review report of the last South Asian Games though almost three months have elapsed aft...

    Ven. Buddhagosa and Buddhism


    Dr. Usvatte-aratchi's excellent article titled "Buddhagosa, Mahaviharins and the stunting of Sinhala" (The Island, 20.05.2020) made me write this brief note to bring to the notice of the readers yet another disservice committed by Ven. Buddh...

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