Historic deflation as July consumer prices fall for first time

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July CPI -0.2% y/y vs +0.1% in June Prices fall due to lower costs of non-food items Ravi K says does not expect im...

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Bribery bust!

Friday, 31 July 2015 00:45 Views - 361

Govt. puts Bribery Commission under microscope Threatens to probe commissioners after they are replaced by the Constitutional Council ...

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Boost for Ceylon Tea at World Expo 2015 in Milan

Friday, 31 July 2015 00:42 Views - 452

Ceylon Tea recently received a much-needed boost in front of a capacity crowd at the Sri Lanka pavilion at World Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy.  ...

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India set to become world’s most populous country by 2022: UN

Friday, 31 July 2015 00:37 Views - 245

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation): India is set to overtake China and become the world’s most populous country in less than a decade - six ...

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“Govt will never hand Mahinda Rajapaksa over”: Rajitha

Friday, 31 July 2015 00:43 Views - 368

Spokesman says Govt. is strongly opposed to foreign probe Committed to conduct domestic inquiry to international standards ...

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JKH reports robust 1Q results

Friday, 31 July 2015 00:41 Views - 356

Premier blue chip John Keells Holdings (JKH) yesterday reported robust results for the first quarter of new 2015/16 financial year, with transporta...

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Rupee ends steady; State bank sells dollars

Friday, 31 July 2015 00:36 Views - 240

Reuters: The rupee ended steady on Thursday as importer dollar demand was offset by inward remittances and after a State-run bank pegged the curren...

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SLFP won’t follow UNP orders like JVP does: Nimal Siripala

Friday, 31 July 2015 00:54 Views - 298

Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala De Silva, SLFP National Organiser Susil Premajayantha and Vice President Dullas Alahapperuma at the media conferen...

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Rishad assists Welioya devotees for Jasmine offering

Friday, 31 July 2015 00:52 Views - 278

  More than 400 Buddhist families of the Welioya Sinhala Division were assisted by Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad ...

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State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene is seen receiving a warm welcome from the members

Friday, 31 July 2015 00:51 Views - 277

    State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene is seen receiving a warm welcome from the members of a ...

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President Sirisena condoles death of former Indian President Kalam

Friday, 31 July 2015 00:53 Views - 252

President Maithripala Sirisena said he is deeply saddened by the demise of former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam describing him as &lsqu...

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‘13 years of education is the right of every Sri Lankan child’: Dr. Harsha de Silva

Friday, 31 July 2015 00:52 Views - 263

  “We as a nation must prioritise the right kind of education that empowers our children to compete globally,” s...

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Ambassador outlines Chinese efforts to help SL control CKD

Friday, 31 July 2015 00:50 Views - 306

Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang was invited to attend a meeting presided over by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secr...

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A pension for the entire nation; viable or not?

31 July 2015

  By Dinesh Weerakkody There has been much debate about launching a pension scheme for those who do not get a government pension or do not currently have a provident fund account.  Traditionally the only pension plan...


Will applause turn to votes?

31 July 2015

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake addressing the gathering at the JVP manifesto launch     It is not the consciousness of men that determine their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that de...


Nation on wheels: Aspirational liability!

30 July 2015

     Mobility brought the world closer. Henry Ford innovated technically and Thomas Cook innovated on the business side and the world started seeing more of each other and distance places.  Roads were done, pe...


“Goodness” as a vehicle for nation branding

29 July 2015

   Due to the heavy impact of globalisation, nations have started competing with each other even more aggressively to get a share of attention, respect, potential consumers, investors, media and tourists. As the globe becomes a s...


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