Tea to brew Rs. 8 b new revenue model

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Stakeholders to meet Minister to discuss issues this week  Funds allocated by Govt. for replanting, research and promotions ...

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SINOSURE backs first-ever private sector financing facility in Sri Lanka

Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00 Views - 506

$ 80 million for LPG storage terminal in H’tota to be the largest in South Asia  Constructed by China Huanqiu Con...

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CB to link microfinance companies in CRIB

Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00 Views - 444

Multiple lending has caused serious concerns in microfinance sector Sri Lanka’s banking and finance watchdog, t...

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Eminent Dr. Swami deployed to head Intellectual Property

Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00 Views - 427

Julius & Creasy’s Dr. Swaminathan to lead IPACSL Seven members named to IPACSL as Govt. aims to complete Madrid entry proces...

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Automatic fuel and power pricing likely in 2018

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:58 Views - 1053

IMF says Cabinet approval of the automatic pricing mechanism for fuel by March 2018, electricity by September 2018 CEB and CPC financi...

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SL can meet energy demand with renewables by 2050

Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00 Views - 453

New ADB and UNDP report estimates $ 54-56 billion investment necessary Highly ambitious target a big leap towards achieving ...

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Insurance industry cries foul over proposed IRB taxes

Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00 Views - 430

Calls on Insurance Board of Sri Lanka (IBSL) to lobby Govt. to make amendments  About 5.7 million in labour force have no insuran...

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Global tea promotional campaign to kick offin December?

Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00 Views - 180

  Cabinet-Appointed Procurement Committee tasked with selecting consultant to place market-specific promotional material ...

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Tea auction sees good demand

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:58 Views - 915

Tea auctions this week had good demand, tea brokers said yesterday with a total of 7.5M/kgs coming under the hammer with positive demand from the M...

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National Audit Bill should be tabled immediately: TISL

Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00 Views - 374

Backs Auditor General’s appeal for speedy implementation  Says surcharging powers should remain but appeal procedure n...

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New Foreign Minister asserts no chance of having foreign judges

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:45 Views - 852

Newly minted Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana yesterday asserted there is no chance of Sri Lanka having foreign judges in the post war accountabilit...

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Australian Advocate and UN Adviser for Gender Equality visits SL

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:42 Views - 853

Australian gender equality advocate Elizabeth Broderick (AO) is currently in Sri Lanka to engage business and public leaders on promoting gender eq...

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18-year imprisonment sought for human smuggling by Lankan

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:36 Views - 716

Crown lawyers in Canada are seeking an 18-year prison sentence for a Sri Lankan man convicted of human smuggling for his role in the voyage of the ...

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University and NCE students learn about constitution-building

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:16 Views - 735

 Political Science Students of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka were recently given the opportunity to learn in detail about the Constituti...

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Visit of State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe and delegation to Turkey

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:12 Views - 770

Targets increasing trade between the two countries to $500m by 2020 The visit of the State Minister of International Trade of Sri Lank...

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Ranil in East

Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00 Views - 319

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday opened the new municipal council buildings of Kattankudy and Eravur in the Batticaloa District. Here ...

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Cabinet approves 50,000 houses for conflict affected in N&E

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:44 Views - 741

Cabinet of Ministers granted approval to construct 50,000 brick and mortar type houses for the conflict affected families in the Northern and Easte...

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Jaffna shop owners petition against eviction

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:41 Views - 763

By S. S. Selvanayagam  The Court of Appeal yesterday issued notice on the Divisional Secretary of Jaffna, returnable for 6 September, in res...

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President condemns Spain terror attack

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:35 Views - 709

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday joined other world leaders in condemning a terrorist attack in Spain that left at least a dozen people dea...

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Deprived school in Poonakari receives bicycles under reconciliation initiatives

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:15 Views - 747

Deprived school children in Mulankavil Maha Vidyalayam and Nallur Maha Vidyalayam in Poonalari Divisional Secretariat experienced difficulties in a...

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Govt. to complete 700 bridge projects in 2017

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:10 Views - 757

 The Government will work to complete 700 rural bridges by the end of the year and improve rural economies.    “As Sri Lanka...

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Sri Lanka’s march toward emerging sciences: A rugged road but not impossible to tread

21 August 2017

Minister Susil Premajayantha speaking at the biotech degree launch Northumbria University’s biotechnology degree in Sri Lanka At a recent event at which the UK-based Northumbria University’s BSc Honours Degree in biotec...


Comprehending ‘Consumer Strategy’: Memoirs of a memorable eve

21 August 2017

I am indeed glad to pen my 300th column. It began as a weekly column and due to my challenging commitments, now it appears bimonthly. I am also honoured to devote this special column to share memories of my mentor. In fact, this article is on the ...


India’s ‘Act East’ policy rests on forging closer links with ASEAN

19 August 2017

Given its seemingly-intractable problems with neighbours Pakistan and China, India has been reaching out to friendlier countries beyond the region, both to its West and the East.  In the East, its key partners are Japan and the Association ...


When political power is wielded by a small elite

18 August 2017

How did some nations, like a Japan, China, United Stated, become wealthy and powerful, while others remain stuck in poverty? And why do some of those powers, from ancient Rome to the modern Soviet Union, prosper for periods and then collapse? Pol...


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