Kabir defends 2016 economic performance

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Says Govt. has managed to improve loss-making State enterprises   By Chathuri Dissanayake Lobbying to silen...

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New Trade Policy presented to Cabinet Sub Committee on Economic Management

Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:10 Views - 704

The Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade yesterday presented the New Trade Policy (NTP) drafted by a committee comprising o...

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SL aims to be top 70 in ease of doing business by 2020

Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:04 Views - 424

New secretariat to foster inter-agency coordination on key reforms  To report directly to CCEM or Cabinet on investment bottlenec...

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PM opens integrated manufacturing complex of Flexiprint

Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:01 Views - 656

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the opening of the integrated manufacturing facility of Flexiprint in Kadwatha  - Pic by Pradeep...

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SriLankan clarifies Daily FT report on ground handling move

Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:00 Views - 439

SriLankan Airlines in a statement yesterday denied the Daily FT report published on 24 May 2017 stating that the airline intends to increase ground...

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Fairway Chief rebuffs CB Governor’s warnings on apartments market

Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:08 Views - 1297

A major industry player, Fairway Holdings, has rebuffed the recent concerns expressed by Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy over the d...

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Net foreign inflow tops Rs. 19 b; deals on blue chips boost turnover to Rs. 3.6 b

Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:04 Views - 615

DFCC sells 1% COMBank stake for Rs. 1.38 b; foreigners pick up JKH     Net foreign inflows to the Col...

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Dialog rolls out commercial operations of 4.5G LTE Home Broadband in Colombo

Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:00 Views - 475

Sri Lanka has achieved yet another milestone in the region’s broadband technology landscape this week, as Dialog Axiata announced the launch ...

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Dialog paves way for 5G with successful massive MIMO trial

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:10 Views - 1145

Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog, continues to blaze a trail in the region’s technology transformation with South Asia...

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Civil society groups urge Govt. to take action against escalating religious tension

Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:10 Views - 554

By Chathuri Dissanayake Civil society group Renaissance led by Victor Ivan yesterday urged the Government to take action against escalating relig...

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Inmates to see prison upgrade from next month

Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:00 Views - 349

The Government will open the newly-constructed state-of-the-art prison in Angunakolapelessa next month and will also relocate the highly congested ...

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PM to discuss electoral reforms with party leaders

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:10 Views - 474

The Prime Minister will be discussing proposed election reforms with party leaders this week and will take their views into consideration. Explai...

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President Sirisena off on state visit to Australia

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00 Views - 545

President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake a state visit to Australia from 24-26 May on the invitation of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. ...

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Govt. condemns suspected terror attack in Manchester

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00 Views - 429

Sri Lanka yesterday condemned the suspected terror attack at a concert hall in Manchester that has killed 19 people and injured more than 50. Tak...

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

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:33 Views - 780

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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CA orders Gnanasara Thero to be produced in Court on 31 May

Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:00 Views - 414

By S.S. Selvanayagam The Court of Appeal yesterday (24) ordered Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thero to be produc...

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Sagala vows action against those behind recent racist attacks

Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:00 Views - 602

Minister of Law and Order Sagala Ratnayaka drew parallels yesterday in Parliament between the recent Manchester bombing and the gloomy past engulfe...

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Attacks on Muslim mosques and businesses a conspiracy against Government: Minister

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:08 Views - 833

The attacks on Muslim places of worship and businesses are a conspiracy against the Government, a Sri Lankan Minister says. Muslims in Sri Lanka ...

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UN urges Sri Lanka to take action against those inciting hatred and violence

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00 Views - 489

The United Nations (UN) has urged the Government of Sri Lanka to take action against those inciting hatred and violence. UN Resident Coordinator ...

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PM calls on youth to play a greater role in reconciliation for country’s development

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00 Views - 438

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says reconciliation is a necessary factor for the country’s development and the youth can play a leading ...

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Govt. committed to delivering social justice: President

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:33 Views - 718

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

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Tiny commitments from a thousand homes – mind separating matter!

25 May 2017

     Some may be wondering after Meethotamulla where all the Colombo waste is going. However, I do have a feeling that most had no idea whatsoever where things were disappearing into until the pictures of Meethotamul...


Why do agricultural value chains fail? Part V: Incentives to exploit

24 May 2017

Introduction Farming is better when it is done collectively. Collaboration might happen between farmers, traders and agricultural extension officers. The collaborations can be at different strength levels, for example in some farmer commun...


Implications for democracy?

24 May 2017

A review of ‘Disposable Leaders’ by Rodney Tiffen By Laksiri Fernando ‘Your opponents sit opposite you, while your enemies sit behind.’ They stab. This is the background story related by Rodney Tiffen, in his ever...


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...


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