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Out with the Queen, In with the Republic

Nearly 50 years after becoming a Republic, the Evidence Ordinance is being amended to replace outdated words and expressions appearing in that Ordinance with the words and expressions which reflect the contemporary position.
Election 2020

Online Registration System for newly elected MPs

The Parliament Secretariat has introduced an ‘’Online Registration System’’ for newly elected members of the Ninth Parliament to submit their personal details to the Secretariat.

Names of the 196 newly elecetd MPs gazetted

The Election Commission (EC) today issued the gazette notification with the names of the 196 Members of Parliament (MP)s elected in Wednesday’s general election.

Mahinda Rajapaksa takes oaths as PM

Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as Prime Minister for the fourth time before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya today.

SLPP announces National List nominees

The SLPP announced its17 nominees from the National List who will be appointed to Parliament.

“Be strong,don’t lose heart,” says TV personality Susantha Chandramali as she speaks on her experience with breast cancer

Susantha Chandramali (56) who has overcome the traumatizing experience of having undergone a surgery to remove the lump on her left breast says she has come out of it stronger and wants to share her story with women all over the world and in particular with women in Sri Lanka.

Che Guevara’s visit to Ceylon & the sugar connection

One of the people Che Guevara visited on his brief visit to Ceylon was James T. Rutnam of Colombo, who imported sugar from a company called Galban Lobo Trading Company based in Havana.

Chekhov in Ceylon: Did he leave behind any descendants?

EF.C. Ludowyk (1906–1985), Professor of English of the University of Ceylon, author, critic & playwright wrote on the visit of Anton Pavlovitch Chekhov to Ceylon in 1890 for the Times of Ceylon Annual of 1957. The Daily Post reproduces the article for its readers.

As the hunter becomes the hunted,Sri Lanka needs an urgent & dedicated strategy to protect & restore the leopard population in the country

The Sri Lankan leopard is the topmost predator in the island. But with numbers most probably under 700 ,its status is under severe threat with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) declaring our ‘panthera pardus kotiya’ as a highly vulnerable species.