Sri Lanka to grow 3.5%-4%: CCC

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The Economic Intelligence Unit of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) expects Sri Lanka to grow by about 3.5% in 2019 buoyed by increased rainfall an ..


UL struggles with unusable aircraft leased from Aercap

Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:10 Views - 963

SriLankan Airlines yesterday said an Airbus A330-200 that was acquired in 2016 was grounded and its engine fixed to another aircraft after it was foun


Priority is tackling economic issues: Rajapaksa

Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00 Views - 133

Officially taking up duties as Opposition Leader yesterday, Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa said he would drive the Government to prioritise the res


Philippine P’ment to support SL

Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00 Views - 93

The Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines says that the Parliament of the Philippines will extend fullest support to implement th


Luxury ambulances distributed to hospitals countrywide

Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00 Views - 337

A total of 152 luxury ambulances worth Rs. 2,850 million were distributed to hospitals island-wide by Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minist


UK assures existing GSP+ tariffs will continue post-Brexit

Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00 Views - 276

British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka James Dauris on Thursday assured local exporters the UK would extend the same preferential tariff rates to coun


CB warns public of phishing attempt

Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00 Views - 355

It has been reported to the Central Bank that a phishing attempt has been initiated, targeting mainly the financial institutions of Sri Lanka, it said


Rupee extends gains on dollar sales by banks; stocks steady

Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00 Views - 228

Reuters: The rupee closed firmer for a second straight session on Friday, helped by dollar selling by banks and after the IMF said it would resume dis


Activists decry President’s praise for Duterte’s drugs war

Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00 Views - 87

Reuters: Human rights groups expressed alarm at Sri Lanka’s leader on Friday for praising Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his bloody war on




Rev. Father Aloysius Pieris to talk at Walpola Rahula Institute tomorrow

Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:10 Views - 124

The guest speaker of this month’s ‘Poya Day (Sunday 20 January) 4 p.m. at Walpola Rahula Institute (WRI), Parliament Road, Sri Jayewardenepura, Ko


Increased welfare for Lankans in the Philippines: President

Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:10 Views - 71

President Maithripala Sirisena says that he will take the necessary future steps to increase the welfare of Sri Lankans living in the Philippines whil


Ambassador Jayatilleka meets Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa

Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00 Views - 69

On 17 January, Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka paid a courtesy call on Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa Nomasonto Maria Sibanda-Thusi, a senior


Ambassador Jayatilleka attends Gaidar Forum in Moscow

Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00 Views - 45

The 10th Gaidar Forum 2019, which has been held since 2010 in memory of Yegor Gaidar, leading Russian economist and ideologue of the reforms of the ea


“More of Sri Lanka in Russia, and more of Russia in Sri Lanka”

Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00 Views - 153

The revived Russia-Sri Lanka Friendship Society (RSLFS), which was founded back in 1959, invited Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka and Sanja Jayatilleka to a meet


Minister Sagala calls on Bradman Weerakoon

Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00 Views - 299

Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister, Minister of Ports and Shipping and Southern Development, Matara District Parliamentarian Sagala Ratnayaka met th


SLFP calls on Govt. to hold PC polls under old system

Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00 Views - 55

Accusing the Government of delaying the Provincial Councils polls, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party yesterday called on the Government to hold elections br


Special HC to hear Gota’s case from 22 January

Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00 Views - 106

The Special High Court Trial at Bar yesterday decided to hear the case against former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on the misappropriation of


Justice Ministry expresses regret over Angunukulapallesse incident

Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00 Views - 121

Expressing regret over the violent incident that occurred in the Angunukulapallesse Prison, Justice Minister Thalatha Atukorala said that two Committe


Northern Province Governor meets former Chief Minister Vigneswaran

Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00 Views - 265

Newly appointed Northern Province Governor Dr. Suren Raghavan met former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran at the official residence o



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