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Completing a major milestone in its WTO Trade Facilitation Plan and kicking off one of the biggest projects in its international trade history, Sri La ..


Trump slams EU over $ 5 b fine on Google

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:14 Views - 255

WASHINGTON (Reuters): US President Donald Trump on Thursday criticised the European Union over a record $ 5 billion fine EU antitrust regulators impos


Power Ministry grants special permission to pay ACE Embilipitiya sans PUCSL approval

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10 Views - 275

The controversy over power purchases from ACE Embilipitiya deepened this week, with the Power and Renewable Energy Ministry granting special approval


Preconditions set on Mattala JV with India: Government

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10 Views - 138

The Government yesterday said it had set preconditions focused on protecting national security with the Airports Authority of India ahead of consideri


PC Elections could be held on 19 January 2019: Party leaders

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10 Views - 43

The Party Leaders decided yesterday that the Provincial Council could be held on 5 January 2019 if the Parliament could reach an agreement on what ele


SLFP 16 group join Ekabadda Podu Jana Peramuna

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:13 Views - 157

The breakaway group of 16 lawmakers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party has decided to join hands with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is expected


Govt. debt write-off only for North and North Central provinces: Eran

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10 Views - 183

The relief package by the Government for families caught in the microfinance debt trap will initially only be effective in the North and North Central


Heroin killed British rugby players in Sri Lanka: Court

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10 Views - 253

AFP: Two English amateur rugby players had taken heroin just before their deaths while in Sri Lanka, a court was told yesterday as it ordered the arre


CSE hit 3-week high, mark second weekly gain in nine

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10 Views - 110

Reuters: Sri Lankan shares rose yesterday to their highest close in three weeks and marked their second weekly gain in nine. The Colombo stock index e




Meters for tube wells to monitor usage: Palitha Range Bandara

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10 Views - 144

Government plans to fix meters to tube wells and wells exceeding 12ft in diameter to safeguard the groundwater table and reduce excessive use of water


1,000 new teachers given appointments

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10 Views - 34

Appointment letters were handed over to more than 1,000 teachers of the Sri Lanka Teacher Service at an event held at Temple Trees yesterday under the


Rs. 2 b compensation given to Mawanella residents

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10 Views - 142

The Government has paid Rs. 2 billion compensation to families in Mawanella who lost their livelihoods due to development projects in the area. Highwa


PM condemns threats against HRCSL Chief

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10 Views - 19

The Prime Minister’s Office in a stateme


SL stepped up to break link between power and corruption: Sirisena

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10 Views - 20

President Maithripala Sirisena this week said that during the last three years, Sri Lanka has taken several important steps to break the link between


Sri Lanka could be developed by enhancing skills of young people: Minister Amunugama

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:00 Views - 29

The World Youth Skills Development Day falling on 15 July was celebrated at a ceremony presided over by Minister of Science, Technology, Research, Ski


Port City dredger rescues drowning deep sea fishermen

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:00 Views - 32

Colombo Port City dredger XinHai Feng, rescued two local fishermen last Monday. The fishermen were found floating on


India assists Sri Lanka in sanitation sector project

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:00 Views - 29

India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently on a sanitation sector project under which 3,400 toilets would be constructed


JVP wants probe into Rajapaksa paying UK MP for lobbying

Friday, 20 July 2018 00:10 Views - 175

The JVP in Parliament yesterday charged that an MP of the British Parliament had been paid Rs. 45 million to promote


UDA denies neglect of Beira Lake

Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00 Views - 694

With reference to the Daily FT article titled ‘No Kunu: Massive citizens’ campaign to clean Beira’, the Urban Development Authority has sent the


Opposition free to conduct inspection tours of Govt. institutions, unlike pre-2015 era: Eran

Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00 Views - 71

United National Party yesterday insisted that the Government has facilitated members of the Opposition to access information


SC awards Rs. 100,000 compensation for wrongful arrest and detention

Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00 Views - 872

The Supreme Court directed the state to pay a total of Rs. 100,000 to a mother and her daughter who were wrongfully



Today's Columnists

Bright star Imran Khan could well go the way of his predecessors

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Imran Khan, the Pakistani cricket star, anti-corruption crusader and politician, appears to be within reach of his cherished goal of winning the 25 July Pakistan National Assembly (NA) elections and becoming Prime Minister.

Top Cola brand crashing globally; lesson for Sri Lanka

Friday, 20 July 2018

We have heard the age old adage, if a brand is not in line to the trends of a customer, they will cease to exist over time.

Religion and politics: a tale of two hypocrisies

Friday, 20 July 2018

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief,

Sri Lanka’s Trade Information Portal – Bringing local traders one step closer to the global market

Friday, 20 July 2018

Sri Lanka’s traditional lacework famously known as Beeralu is slowly moving into the spotlight of the global fashion industry

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