MR regime placed Rs. 2.7 trillion of Bonds privately for cronies benefit: PM

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  By Jayashika Padmasiri and Chamodi Gunawardana Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday revealed that former Preside...

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Private sector steps up borrowing

Saturday, 23 May 2015 01:06 Views - 248

March records 14% increase or Rs. 41.4 b bringing first quarter total to Rs. 87 b CB projects private sector credit will inc...

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President says he will not influence businesses like previous leaders

Saturday, 23 May 2015 01:04 Views - 170

President Maithripala Sirisena President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said that he would never personally try to influence any b...

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Tamil film on ex-LTTE fighter takes refugee crisis to Cannes

Saturday, 23 May 2015 01:01 Views - 275

Actor Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Director Jacques Audiard, actors Claudine Vinasithamby and Kalieaswari Srinivasan from the film ‘Dhee...

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Shangri-La launches ‘One Galle Face’ upscale contemporary collaboration

Saturday, 23 May 2015 01:05 Views - 786

Opens floor for potential investors from today Targets foreign investors, expatriates and expanding class of influential Sri Lankans ...

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Keep city beautiful orders President

Saturday, 23 May 2015 01:01 Views - 227

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed Colombo city officials to continue the implementation of the beautification and maintenance process i...

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Sri Lankan transport delegation visit Tokyo to woo Japanese support

Saturday, 23 May 2015 00:58 Views - 407

Minister of Internal Transport RanjithMadduma Bandaraand Japanese Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akihiro Ohtahavi...

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SLFP claims decision on remaining in Govt. will be taken after 20A

Saturday, 23 May 2015 00:46 Views - 867

By Jayashika Padmasiri The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) yesterday announced that its remaining ministers in the coalition Government w...

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Mangala meets German counterpart

Saturday, 23 May 2015 00:42 Views - 105

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera met German Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier yesterday at the German Foreign Office in Berlin. ...

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China-Lanka Buddhist links to flourish under Maithripala leadership: Chinese Sangha Nayake Thero

Saturday, 23 May 2015 00:28 Views - 147

The Sangha Nayake Thero of Guangzhou, China said that is fully confident that under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena, the ...

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Five navy personnel remanded over Raviraj’s assassination

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Five navy personnel arrested over the 2006 assassination of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP Nadarajah Raviraj have been remanded until 5 June by t...

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Top police officers in Jaffna transferred

Saturday, 23 May 2015 00:39 Views - 120

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) yesterday ordered the transfer of several senior police officers in Jaffna with immediate effect, following t...

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Asian and Cuban communities join hands to celebrate Earth Day in Cuba

Saturday, 23 May 2015 00:27 Views - 82

The Earth Day celebration jointly organised by the Asian Ladies Association (ALA) in Cuba in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MI...

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P. Leela, ‘forgotten’ singer who sang unforgettable film songs

23 May 2015

Baburaj, Abhayadev and P. Leela in an undated recording session     I was pleasantly surprised this week when a South Indian journal asked me to revise an article I had written earlier about the sin...


Football – moving the goalposts!

23 May 2015

  At long last the Football Federation of Sri Lanka will go into an election to pick its new Executive Committee. This is a result of the 02+02 year limitation of office which precludes the incumbent President and many of the football...


Ridding the republic of rotten reporting

22 May 2015

 Comparisons are odious. As we said in this column last week, urging a principled government minister not to contrast the administration of which he is a part with the one immediately past. Because the virtue of a republican government must ...


On Her Majesty’s service – the past perfect!

21 May 2015

    The world loves Bond, James Bond! It was James Bond, codenamed 007, who was famous for being in Her Majesty’s secret service.  Brigadier M who had the control of him was discretionary as he knew Bond&rsq...


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