CB to raise over $5b in 1Q

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The Central Bank is steaming ahead to raise funds for debt repayments, aiming to raise in excess of $5 billion over the next two months from a range o ..


Planters’ Association to go to Wages Board if talks fail to reach agreement

Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00 Views - 197

By Charumini de Silva The Regional Plantation Companies are gearing to approach the Wages Board if the deadlock in wage negotiation with trade unions


State vehicles not exempted from carbon tax

Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00 Views - 114

The carbon tax, which came into effect from January this year, is applicable to all vehicles including those in the public sector, and the registered


Govt. signs ADB loans worth $ 455m

Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00 Views - 196

The Government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday signed three loan agreements totaling $455 million for projects in higher education and


Govt. in talks with IMF to shift fiscal targets

Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00 Views - 181

The Government is in talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to shift fiscal targets, eyeing elections that would give it space to funnel fun


Rupee, stocks rise after IMF statement

Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00 Views - 384

REUTERS: Sri Lanka’s rupee and shares closed firmer on Thursday, a day after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it would resume discussions


Kavan assumes duties as new SLPA Chairman

Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00 Views - 430

Kavan Ratnayaka has been appointed the new Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA). He assumed duties as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authorit


New anti-corruption Commission likely to widen President-UNP rift

Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00 Views - 586

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday appointed a new anti-corruption Commission covering the period 15 January 2015 to 31 December 2018, a move t


Ministry of Crab opens in Manila, Philippines

Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00 Views - 327

Following the opening of Ministry of Crab in Shanghai only a few months ago, co-owners, Kumar Sangakkara and Chef Dharshan Munidasa launched Ministry




Special HC to hear Gota’s case from 22 January

Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00 Views - 66

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 - 64

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 - 115

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


Carbon tax implementation hasty, full of shortcomings: Bandula

Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00 Views - 58

By Nuwan Senarathna United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) lawmaker Bandula Gunawardena yesterday called on President Maithripala Sirisena for a di


Sri Lanka inks five MOUs with Philippines

Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:19 Views - 324

Further strengthening the bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Philippines, the two countries yesterday inked five Memorandum of Understanding (M


Thanthi joins Virakesari

Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:16 Views - 295

Virakesari, the national Tamil language newspaper in Sri Lanka, has signed a collaborative agreement with “Thinathanthi”, having a daily circulati


As relief achieved, clients to withdraw Writ Petition

Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:15 Views - 213

President’s Counsel K. Kanag-Iswaran informed the Supreme Court that he has advised his clients to withdraw the Writ petition of Quo Warranto to wit


CA directs to expedite Animal Welfare Bill

Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:15 Views - 178

By S.S. Selvanayagam  The Court of Appeal yesterday directed the Respondents, including the Minister of Livestock & Animal Welfare, to expeditiously


Consul General in Guangzhou Chief Guest at China -SL Joint Centre of Education and Research event

Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:00 Views - 133

Sri Lanka’s Consul General in Guangzhou Priyangika Dharmasena, participated as Chief Guest on 9 January 2019, at the welcoming ceremony organised by


Consul General of Sri Lanka in Mumbai pays a courtesy call on Governor of Goa

Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:00 Views - 167

Consul General of Sri Lanka in Mumbai Chamari Rodrigo paid a courtesy call on the Governor of Goa Smt. Mridula Sinha at the Raj Bhavan, the latter’s



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