Focus/Spotlight

Crisis averted

A brewing crisis between the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and Minister of Power, Energy, and Business Development Ravi Karunanayake was averted last week with both sides reaching an agreement. Read More »

Held up by court cases

The provincial council (PC) elections, having been delayed with the terms of some councils having expired several years ago, are yet to be announced, with two court cases being the deciding factor. Read More »

Secrecy behind execution order

The purported order signed by President Maithripala Sirisena to execute four convicts on death row is shrouded in complete secrecy, with officials claiming that they are in the dark as well. Read More »

Changing weather patterns

World Bank Group in its publication “South Asia’s Hotspots – The Impact of Temperature and Precipitation Changes on Living Standards” projects that by 2050, Sri Lanka’s highly urbanized... Read More »

Doubts over death penalty

President Maithripala Sirisena’s statement declaring that he has already authorised the hanging of four inmates on death row and that the sentences will be carried out soon created much controversy Read More »