Cabinet awaits P’liment nod

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After much contention Speaker to announce Opposition Leader; TNA and UPFA MP Welgama in the fray  PM to seek approval to app...

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Sri Lanka-South Korea trade rises by 6%

Thursday, 3 September 2015 00:10 Views - 378

Little progress on investment, BOI delegation in October to seek opportunities   Korean Ambassador Chang&nbs...

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Sri Lanka becomes first South Asian country to adopt Cybercrime Convention

Thursday, 3 September 2015 00:00 Views - 440

Council of Europe records show fastest-ever accession to convention recorded by any country     From the s...

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Shares hit 1-week closing low on profit-taking

Thursday, 3 September 2015 00:00 Views - 327

Reuters: Shares closed at a one-week low on Wednesday, falling for a third straight session on profit-taking, as investors waited for cues on short...

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University reform essential for development

Thursday, 3 September 2015 00:08 Views - 480

Lack of professional skills and application of knowledge an issue, value proposition needed Dr. Chandra Embuldeniya    -...

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Asia’s SMEs need growth capital to become more competitive: ADB

Thursday, 3 September 2015 00:00 Views - 342

SL has 132,483 SMEs, contributes a third of GDP and 880,066 micro enterprises But few mid-sized firms listed and venture capital fundi...

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Rupee steady amid importer dollar demand

Thursday, 3 September 2015 00:00 Views - 344

Reuters: The rupee ended steady for a second straight session on Wednesday amid importer dollar demand as a State-run bank, through which the Centr...

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President Sirisena calls on the SLFP to unite

Thursday, 3 September 2015 00:05 Views - 322

President Maithripala Sirisena President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday urged the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to unite to rebuild the co...

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CaFFE reiterates call to abolish the PTA

Thursday, 3 September 2015 00:00 Views - 255

CaFFE Executive Director Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon  The Campaign for Free and fair Election (CaFFE) believes that Sri Lanka ca...

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Sri Lanka participates at World Assembly for Women in Tokyo

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 00:00 Views - 833

Representative Rosy Senanayake addressing the panel titled ‘Girls and Education’ at the World Assembly for Women (WAW) in the presence ...

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KP wants end to speculation over Prabhakaran’s death

Thursday, 3 September 2015 00:00 Views - 2149

Says no LTTE cadre survived last battle to give accurate information Former Leader of the LTTE’s internatio...

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China says ties with Lanka only for development

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 00:01 Views - 625

China says the cooperation between China and Sri Lanka is only for the peace and development and that it has no intention to target a third party. ...

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NPC resolution rejects domestic mechanism

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 00:00 Views - 488

The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) yesterday demanded an international probe into alleged war crimes committed towards the end of the civil war,...

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Psychology of job choice

3 September 2015

As a result of the Bandwagon effect we tend to make job choices according to other people’s opinions or follow what the majority does In a highly competitive and unstable job market like today we may have to make job choice ...


A Research Institute for Diyawannava – An idea long overdue

3 September 2015

  A key proposal during the opening session of the eighth Parliament was the proposal by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to set up a Parliamentary Research Institute   The opening session of the eighth Parliam...


Why National Govt. is not the new political culture it’s meant to be

2 September 2015

The Government wants the real Opposition to be part of the Government. A minority party with a minor fraction of our house of commons to its name wants to sit as the main Opposition. And the Legislature is looking increasingly like a char...


Importance of better planning to preserve old money spinners in present-day framework

2 September 2015

  I was very interested to find out why the much-discussed old CGR stations along the upcountry railway track were not functioning to the potential of their former glory days. With this in mind, I planned a visit to one of the upcount...


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