Maithri mends with mini-reshuffle

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​ Reinforces his control by reshuffling nine portfolios Swaps Finance and Foreign Ministers - Mangala as Finance&nb...

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Hayleys ends FY 17 with record-breaking performance

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:29 Views - 586

Crosses Rs. 100 billion turnover to finish 2016/17 with Rs. 111.4 b, up by 21% over the previous year Posts highest ever pre-tax profi...

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Inflation dips 8.4% in April from 8.6% in March

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:24 Views - 324

Year-on-Year inflation based on NCPI has decreased to 8.4% in April 2017 from 8.6% in March 2017, Census and Statistics Director General Dr. Amara ...

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UPDATE: Crunch day for Cabinet!

Monday, 22 May 2017 00:50 Views - 1493

UPDATE: Nine Cabinet Ministers take up new portfolios President Maithripala Sirisena carried out a Cabinet reshuffle with ni...

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CB to study debt levels among Tamils in the north and east

Monday, 22 May 2017 00:47 Views - 939

The Hindu: Sri Lanka’s Central Bank will study the growing indebtedness in the Tamil-majority north and east, its Governor Indrajit Coomarasw...

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New CSE Chief upbeat; to accelerate capital market development

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:28 Views - 577

By Nisthar Cassim Expressing optimism over investing in the capital market, newly-appointed Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) Chairman Ray Abeywardena...

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Positive start for exports in 2017; up 2% in 1Q after two years of decline

Monday, 22 May 2017 00:50 Views - 1069

Sri Lanka’s exports, which have suffered two consecutive years of negative growth, have bounced back in the first quarter of 2017, registerin...

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First ever Govt. expenditure report for 1Q in Parliament this week

Monday, 22 May 2017 00:48 Views - 757

Govt. to take corrective measures based on report Not even 50% capital allocations spent Spends Rs. 957,365 m ...

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US condemns attacks against mosques in Sri Lanka

Monday, 22 May 2017 00:47 Views - 1743

Condemning the attacks on mosques in Sri Lanka, the United States said it expects the Government of Sri Lanka to take immediate measures against th...

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CA fixes 2 August for inquiry on contempt charge on Dr. Padeniya

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:33 Views - 267

By S.S. Selvanayagam The Court of Appeal yesterday (22) fixed the inquiry on 2 August against Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMO...

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Acting US Assistant Secretary of State meets Mangala

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:32 Views - 266

  Acting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs William E. Todd called on Minister Mangala Samar...

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Chandrika to deliver lecture on good governance in Dhaka

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:31 Views - 226

Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga arrived in Dhaka on Sunday morning on a four-day visit. She will deliver a lecture...

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New Ministers sworn in

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:00 Views - 242

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Australia working with India and Sri Lanka to resettle refugees

Monday, 22 May 2017 01:24 Views - 513

The Hindu: As part of broader measures to prevent human smuggling on the high seas, Australia is working with India and Sri Lanka to rehabilitate r...

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State Minister at Commonwealth Parliamentary program in South Africa

Monday, 22 May 2017 01:22 Views - 490

State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe is to attend a CPA flagship fundamentals program at the University of Witwatersrand (WITS) in Johannesburg, South...

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Govt. committed to delivering social justice: President

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:33 Views - 228

  Delivering social justice to the public is the prime responsibility of the Government, President Maithripala Sirisena said ...

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New Foreign Minister says great responsibility on his shoulders

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:31 Views - 449

  New Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake said yesterday that a great responsibility had been laid on his shoulders to be perf...

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Gayantha says heavy responsibility as Lands and Parliamentary Reforms Ministrer

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:30 Views - 271

Newly appointed Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms Gayantha Karunathilake said yesterday that he has heavy responsibility from now on.&nbs...

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BBS leader commences then abruptly halts fast over possible arrest

Monday, 22 May 2017 01:30 Views - 1868

Muslim MPs seeks meeting with President By Chathuri Dissanayaka In a strange turn of events, hard-line leader of the Bodu Bala Sen...

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Buddhist delegation leaves for Pakistan to attend 2nd Vesak Festival

Monday, 22 May 2017 01:24 Views - 496

On the invitation of the Government of Pakistan, a 34-member delegation, led by Kanumuldeniye Chandavimala Mahanayaka Thero, comprising senior monk...

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SLPI sets up a Hot Desk for journalists

Monday, 22 May 2017 01:21 Views - 514

From left: Rangana Fernando, son of the late Elmo Fernando, Sri Lanka Press Institute CEO Kumar Lopez and Media and Parliamentary Reforms Minister ...

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Yahapalanaya unleashes rabid dogs

23 May 2017

BBS leader Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero   Post-war Sri Lanka saw Buddhist extremism targeting the Muslim community with the euphoria of the victory over the Liberation Tigers of ThamilEelam (LTTE). The MahindaRajap...


Lessons from the war with LTTE after 8 years: Implications for the Government

23 May 2017

 War and business have many similarities. The issue is to have marketing-oriented policies     On 19 May we celebrated eight years since the cessation of hostilities with the LTTE. My mind goes back to the ti...


Can new Cabinet tackle ‘deep-rooted structural issues’ in the economy?

23 May 2017

     By Jayampathy Molligoda Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy at a recent media briefing has announced that he was considering floating a second International Sovereign Bond (ISB) this year if the Go...


One Belt One Road Initiative: When Donald Trump closes up, Xi Jinping plans to open up

22 May 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping together with Heads of Governments including Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe pose for a group picture at the opening of the Belt and Road for International Cooperation Summit in Beijing, ...


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