Tea industry gets tough over moves to tamper with Global Promotion Fund

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All stakeholders of the tea industry yesterday expressed their unmitigated and resolute opposition to the intention, as reported in the media, of t...


Ravi K invites SAARC nations to invest in Colombo International Financial City

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:09 Views - 561

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has urged South Asian nations to invest in the upcoming Colombo International Financial City and enjoy benefits ...


CB to keep rates steady as inflation, credit growth ease

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:05 Views - 800

Reuters - Sri Lanka’s central bank is expected to keep its key interest rates steady at a policy review on Tuesday, after raising them by 50 ...


Rajagiriya traffic to get worse warns RDA

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:05 Views - 773

Due to the impending construction of a four-lane flyover spanning 533 meters in Welikada, Rajagiriya, the Road Development Authority (RDA) has warn...


World Bank South Asia Region Vice President visits Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:07 Views - 457

Multilateral agency’s current support portfolio consists of $1.8 b in financing commitments The World Bank South Asia Region Vic...


17-year-old hacker of President’s official website arrested

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:05 Views - 705

AFP: Sri Lanka's police Monday arrested a 17-year-old teenager for hacking into President Maithripala Sirisena's official website and posti...


Fire breaks out at eastern terminal of the Colombo Harbour

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:00 Views - 531

A fire broke out yesterday among a rubber stock at the eastern terminal of the Colombo Harbour - Pic by Shehan Gunasekara ​ ...




Industry & Commerce Ministry denies nadu rice raid in Polonnaruwa

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:34 Views - 474

Refuting media reports of a raid conducted by Public Health Inspectors at the Polonnaruwa rice mill in connection with Lak Sathosa, the Industry an...


PAFFREL calls for completion of delayed delimitation process

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:32 Views - 374

By Chamodi Gunawardana The People’s Action For Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) organisation yesterday urged the National Delimitation Com...


Vasu says no point in forming new party

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:30 Views - 486

MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara said yesterday that a new party should not be formed as it would be ideal to contest the polls under the name of the Joint ...


USS Frank Cable arrives in Sri Lanka today

Monday, 29 August 2016 00:01 Views - 650

The USS Frank Cable (AS-40) will arrive in Sri Lanka for a routine refueling and port visit today. During the visit sailors from the ship will enjo...


Sri Lanka national security think tank collaborates with top regional think tanks to improve regional security

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:33 Views - 436

INSSSL and COSATT collaborate to improve regional security Sri Lanka’s national security think tank, the Institute of National Securi...


Conspirers trying to create conflict between President, PM: Arjuna

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:31 Views - 758

A conspiracy is being created to cause conflict between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, says Minister of Po...


Taranjit Singh Sandhu next Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka

Monday, 29 August 2016 00:01 Views - 664

Taranjit Singh Sandhu, who is India’s deputy chief of mission in Washington, is headed to Sri Lanka as the new High Commissioner succeeding Y...


Minister John Amaratunga completes 50 years as a lawyer

Monday, 29 August 2016 00:01 Views - 818

Minister of Tourism, Christian Affairs and Lands John Amaratunga, completed 50 years as a lawyer in July 2016. He is an Attorney at Law, Notary Pub...




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