China projects steam ahead

Responsive image

China is confident of completing their multiple investments in southern Sri Lanka with the fourth phase of the highway from Mattala Airport to the Ham ..

READ MORE



Govt. removes telecom floor rates

Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00 Views - 1088

The Government has removed floor rates for call charges to promote cost optimisation and assist the industry to expand their market share, a top offic

READ MORE


Kapruka’s Dulith Herath presented ‘Asia Pacific Retail Entrepreneur of the Year’ award

Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00 Views - 182

Sri Lanka’s e-com pioneer Dulith Herath was recently presented with the ‘Asia Pacific Retail Entrepreneur of the Year’ award. The award presente

READ MORE


Trade Adjustment Programme draft released by Ministry

Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00 Views - 121

The International Trade and Development Strategies Ministry has released an outline for implementing the long-awaited Trade Adjustment Programme (TAP)

READ MORE


Enterprise SL loans opened to small biz

Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00 Views - 425

The Finance Ministry yesterday decided to revise requirements for Enterprise Sri Lanka loans to include very small businesses and simplify the registr

READ MORE


Battle lines drawn over fate of minimum room rates

Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00 Views - 803

Confident of resilience built by strong postwar growth, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority yesterday stuck to removing a nine-year-old minimu

READ MORE


SL could face refinancing risks over next 5 years: Moody’s

Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00 Views - 434

Due to significant debt repayments from 2019, Moody’s Investor Services yesterday warned Sri Lanka remained exposed to higher external refinancing r

READ MORE


MR slams CID interrogation

Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00 Views - 390

By Skandha Gunasekara Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday charged that the Government was exacting “political revenge” and that he had no

READ MORE


Ex-cricketer Imran Khan elected Prime Minister of Pakistan

Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00 Views - 230

Reuters: Pakistani lawmakers elected former cricket legend Imran Khan prime minister on Friday and he pledged to bring to justice “all those who hav

READ MORE

MORE FRONT PAGE NEWS

FT NEWS


Condolences

Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00 Views - 27

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe records a message of condolence on the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Indian Hi

READ MORE


MR has no chance of contesting again: Wijeyadasa

Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00 Views - 136

Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe yesterday dampened any hopes of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa contesting for

READ MORE


President congratulates Imran Khan

Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00 Views - 20

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday congratulated newly sworn-in Prime Minister Imran Khan and expressed his intention to work closely to further

READ MORE


Differently abled students meet Sports Minister

Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10 Views - 44

Nine students from the Islamic Centre for the Physically Handicapped, Thihariya took part in the Para Olympic Games and won seven gold medals and two

READ MORE


National dialogue to integrate plantation health structure into national health

Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10 Views - 72

Civil society, parliamentarians, government authorities, academics, plantation stakeholders and community members, private sector, and community-based

READ MORE


Ambassador Azeez pays courtesy call on UNCTAD Secretary General

Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10 Views - 125

Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva, met with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refu

READ MORE


Greater Kurunegala Water Supply and Sewerage Project to benefit over 70,000 people

Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10 Views - 75

Prime Minister earlier this week inaugurated the Greater Kurunegala Water Supply and Sewerage Project that will benefit over 70,000 people in the grea

READ MORE


Large-scale housing, water and sanitation projects at Dunsinane Estate of Elpitiya Plantations

Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10 Views - 59

158 new homes were built at Dunsinane Estate, in the Nuwara Eliya District, owned and managed by Elpitiya Plantations PLC. Out of 404 housing units wh

READ MORE


Special Prison Police Unit to receive STF training

Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00 Views - 38

The special Prison Police Unit set up by the Justice Minister to take the place of the Intelligence Unit after the latter was dismissed last week is s

READ MORE


Sri Lanka becomes CICA member

Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00 Views - 44

Sri Lanka was unanimously accepted as a Member of the Conference on Interactions and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) on Wednesday, by its

READ MORE


Japanese Defence Minister to visit SL

Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00 Views - 53

Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka next week in what would be the first-ever visit by a Japanese defence minis

READ MORE


Allowances for teachers on exam duties to be increased: Education Minister

Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00 Views - 91

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that the Commissioner General of Examinations has been instructed to increase the allowances for the t

READ MORE

MORE FT NEWS

Today's Columnists

Singapore miracle – How SL could benefit from trade with Singapore

Monday, 20 August 2018

According to a media report released by President’s Media Division, a committee of experts has been appointed by the President to examine and report on ‘the practical impact and use of the proposed officer policy guidelines and recommendations on


High NPAs in SME sector: Who is responsible?

Monday, 20 August 2018

Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) of the banking sector have been increasing in the recent past. Gross NPA ratio reached about 3.3% as at end of May2018 recording an increase of about 0.8% over the past five months.


DMK Chief “Kalaignar” Karunanidhi excelled as a Tamil film script writer

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Muttuvel Karunanidhi, known to the Tamil-speaking world as “Kalaignar” (artiste), passed away at the age of 94 in Chennai on 7 August. Karunanidhi had been Chief Minister of India’s Tamil Nadu state for a total of 19 years. He was Chief Ministe


Bangladesh could be a happy hunting ground for Lankan entrepreneurs

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Bangladesh has traditionally been hospitable to Sri Lankan entrepreneurs and fortunately, the traditional friendliness has not given way to arrogance with the country’s growing prosperity. This was acknowledged at a meeting of Sri Lankan entreprene


Columnists More