Economy in urgent need to reorient: IPS

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The latest Economic Outlook of the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) suggested there was an urgent need to “reorient” Sri Lanka’s economy toward ..


SBI Japan buys 20% stake in Wealth Trust Securities

Friday, 22 September 2017 00:01 Views - 617

Japan’s SBI Holdings, Inc. has concluded an agreement to acquire 20% of the shares of Wealth Trust Securities Ltd. (WTS), and provide investment pro


LAUGFS Gas Group splits $ 42 m fund raising with People’s Bank, Standard Chartered Bank

Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00 Views - 359

LAUGFS Gas Plc has split the previously announced $ 42.6 million for the Group’s Hambantota LPG terminal project between People’s Bank and Standar


EU pledges Rs. 5.4 b to support rural areas of Uva and Central Provinces

Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00 Views - 94

The European Union aims to make tangible improvements in the lives of some of Sri Lanka’s poorest people. The EU has pledged Rs. 5.4 billion (EUR 29


Reforms ready to roll: PM

Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:12 Views - 1435

Targeting exports and investment, the Government will introduce several laws including possible new legislation to improve the ease of doing business,


August inflation rises to 7.9%

Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00 Views - 277

The year-on-year inflation based on the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) has increased to 7.9% in August 2017 from 6.3% in July 2017.


Dialog waives off all call charges of Wednesday

Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00 Views - 329

Telecom giant Dialog Axiata yesterday announced that it would waive off all call charges incurred by its customers on Wednesday.


WB commends Govt.

Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00 Views - 223

Executive Director of the World Bank for the constituency of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, S. Aparna, together with the World Bank’s Coun


President urges world to support SL’s forward march

Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:11 Views - 199

President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to seriously consider the tremendous progress made by the Government towards re




PC delimitation to be completed in four months

Friday, 22 September 2017 00:10 Views - 148

The Government yesterday denied that elections reforms were targeted at delaying polls and emphasised it would work to hold elections as soon as possi


Minister Thalatha Atukorale concludes visit to Bahrain

Friday, 22 September 2017 00:05 Views - 71

Minister of Foreign Employment and Justice Thalatha Atukorale led a delegation on a visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain in her capacity as the chair of th


Garbage at Muthurajawela: SC re-fixes petition for 2 November

Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00 Views - 56

The Supreme Court yesterday re-fixed support on November 2 for granting leave to proceed with the Fundamental Rights petition against the impugned ste


Marapana makes statement on ex-Army commander Jayasuriya in P’ment

Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00 Views - 90

Upholding the Government pledge to protect military personnel against alleged war crimes, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Assignments Tila


New UNICEF report calls for national policies to support families with young children

Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00 Views - 44

A new report by the UNICEF has urged Sri Lanka and others to implement national policies to support families with young children.


CBK stresses universities to play an important role in national unity and reconciliation

Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00 Views - 146

The former President of Sri Lanka and the Chairperson of the Office of National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR), Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga,


Interim report tabled at the Constitutional Assembly

Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00 Views - 51

Nearing the delivery of an election promise of the Unity Government, the Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Steering Committee (SC) Ranil Wickreme


Rajapaksa slams amendments to PC elections law

Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00 Views - 73

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday slammed what he termed as the indefinite postponement of provincial council elections through the latest


SLMC to boycott discussion with Harsha’s committee

Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00 Views - 83

The Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) has decided to boycott the discussion that will be held today (22) with the Presidential Committee headed by Depu


Fonseka was left behind from President’s US delegation claims Gammanpila

Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00 Views - 83

MP Udaya Gammanpila stated that that the claim made by Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, who stated that he was unable to attend the 72nd General Assembly


Pathfinder Foundation in a pioneering tie-up with a leading Russian think tank

Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00 Views - 36

The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) has taken a pioneering initiative by entering into a collaboration agreement with the Russian International Affairs Cou


Special service to mark PM’s 40 years of service

Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:28 Views - 140

A special religious service was held on Tuesday to commemorate 40 years of service to the people of Sri Lanka by Ranil Wickremesinghe as a Member of P



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Media Freedom: alive and not so well… is it?

Friday, 22 September 2017

Today the only corpses in sight are those lining the bullpen – critics and social commentators who have fallen asleep at their desks, lulled by a democracy that offers peace but pre-empts justice. Oscar Wilde,

Rise of sustainable electric automobiles and the end of petrol and diesel vehicles

Friday, 22 September 2017

The past three years have been the hottest in recorded history and 2017 is already projected to be hotter than 2016! The cause for this heating up of the planet is clearly due to the excessive burning of fossil fuels.

The cry of ‘export or perish’ becoming real to Sri Lanka

Friday, 22 September 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking at the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Annual Committee held in Colombo said for Sri Lanka to promote exports and investment, the Government will soon introduce several laws in

Why are interest rates high?

Thursday, 21 September 2017

The general public is concerned about the high level of interest rates prevailing in the recent past. Interest rates influences the day-to-day life of ordinary people as it is the benchmark for all economic decisions.

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