Economy

Hope & Pray

The JHU (Jathika Hela Urumaya), will make it a priority to introduce a new law to stop Sri Lankans from being persuaded to change their religious beliefs. The …

Showdown

Guerrilla factions have exchanged heavy gunfire in north-eastern Sri Lanka, in the first major clash since an unprecedented split in the Tamil Tiger movement, …

Bad Boys

Transparency International urged for accountability past the polls, with less than ten of the over 5600 candidates that contested, discharging statutory duties …

Checklist

The Joint Business Forum on Wednesday, while expressing support for the newly elected Freedom Alliance, rolled out what it saw as a list of priorities for the …

New PM

Former opposition leader and Sri Lanka Freedom Party stalwart from the South, 59-year-old Mahinda Rajapaksa took oaths as the new Prime Minister in President …

Lead Actor

Sri Lankas new prime minister, Mahinda Rajapakse, is a part-time film star but his new role requires a major balancing act to keep a minority government from …

Coming Up

As the Freedom Alliance prepared to form a government, outgoing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned that a government without an absolute majority in …

All Clear

Elections Chief Dayananda Dissanayake has opted not to go for fresh polls in two districts, which were reported to have voting irregularities and instead …

Cross Breed

The polls were called early by President Chandrika Kumaratunga to end a power struggle with the rival prime minister over peace talks with the Tamil Tigers, …

Upside Down

A hung parliament resulting from Sri Lankas elections could further hamper efforts to end three decades of ethnic war as a weak government cannot engage in …

Mixed Up

Sri Lankans voted in a hung parliament, after President Chandrika Kumaratungas United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) won Fridays poll, but fell short of an …

Move On

After an overwhelming anti-government vote at Fridays election, JBIZ Chief says the business community should accept the will of the people and work with the …

Delayed Feed

Sri Lankas final election results could be held up for a week pending a fresh poll in two areas affected by vote rigging, a top election official told …

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