Ravi K predicts foreign reserves will reach $ 10 b by end 2017

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  Govt. goes for $ 1 billion long-term sovereign bond in May  Appoints seven lead managers, including two ...


Sri Lanka secures crucial EU GSP+ vote

Friday, 28 April 2017 00:10 Views - 726

By Himal Kotelawala In a much needed and highly anticipated diplomatic win, Sri Lanka convincingly defeated a motion to further deny its long wit...


President meets Petronas CEO, invites Malaysian investors

Friday, 28 April 2017 00:05 Views - 453

President Maithripala Sirisena has invited leading Malaysian entrepreneurs to explore the possibilities of expanding investment and trade and looki...


Foreign inflows to CSE top Rs. 15 b

Friday, 28 April 2017 00:00 Views - 463

The year-to-date net foreign inflow to the Colombo stock market has reached the Rs. 15 billion mark, NDB Equities said. This was after the market...


Cabinet nod for doubling SLDBs

Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:10 Views - 640

The Cabinet yesterday approved an increase to the limit of Sri Lanka Development Bonds (SLDBs) issued under the implementation of the Public Debt P...


Pan Asia Bank’s Q1 profit rises 16% to Rs. 353 m amid challenges

Friday, 28 April 2017 00:07 Views - 606

  Bank expresses confidence in meeting Rs. 10 billion core capital by year’s end  Return on equity high around...


President appoints 25 new President’s Counsels

Friday, 28 April 2017 00:00 Views - 390

President Maithripala Sirisena appointed 25 senior lawyers as President’s Counsels. The President appointed these senior lawyers, who have ...


Govt. confident of winning support for GSP+ bid; crucial vote in Brussels today

Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:10 Views - 1339

Deputy Foreign Minister in Brussels says tide of support for Lanka is “rising” Resolution against granting Lanka...


Seylan Bank ups 1Q pre-tax profit by 20% to Rs. 866 m

Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:00 Views - 647

Seylan Bank made a steady start in 2017 by posting impressive results for Q1 with a Profit After Tax of Rs. 866 million in the backdrop of uncertai...




Appointment of SF only to respond to unfair protests; not to suppress: Govt.

Friday, 28 April 2017 00:10 Views - 363

By Himal Kotelawala Dissuading fears of a military-led suppression of lawful protests and demonstrations, a senior Government Minister yesterday ...


Adjournment Debate on Meethotamulla tragedy

Friday, 28 April 2017 00:00 Views - 268

Responding to a proclamation by President Maithripala Sirisena, Parliament will sit this morning to move an adjournment debate on the Meethotamulla...


North, East observe shutdown in protest over missing and land

Friday, 28 April 2017 00:00 Views - 279

All the major towns in the Northern and Eastern provinces today observed a shutdown after Tamil and Muslim political parties held a protest demandi...


Local experts to drive search for solutions for Meethotamulla: Champika

Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:01 Views - 649

  Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka yesterday claimed that there was no risk of an explosio...


Communist Party to leave JO

Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:00 Views - 1187

The main left front of the Joint Opposition (JO), the Communist Party of Sri Lanka (CPSL), indicated a break with the JO and that they will conduct...


US-Sri Lankan experts highlight IP protection for innovation and growth

Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:00 Views - 589

Policy and technical experts from Sri Lanka’s top universities, research institutions, private sector, and government learned best p...


Guidance given by spiritual leaders important in finding solutions to global issues: President

Friday, 28 April 2017 00:08 Views - 254

President Maithripala Sirisena says the guidance given by spiritual leaders was very important in finding solutions to current world issues.  ...


Iran, Sri Lanka call for expansion of all-out defense cooperation

Friday, 28 April 2017 00:00 Views - 300

Moscow: Iran and Sri Lanka have called for expansion of all-out defense cooperation during a meeting between a high-ranking Sri Lankan official and...


Inspection of schools for dengue today and tomorrow

Friday, 28 April 2017 00:00 Views - 250

Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has informed the National Dengue Prevention Unit to submit a report after inspecting the situation of clea...


Ranil’s wedding sojourn to have official side

Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:01 Views - 1042

  DNA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s penchant for working long hours and his disregard for leisure transcends borders ...


Cabinet ramps up public transport

Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:00 Views - 706

Cabinet has approved the move to extend the priority bus lane scheme in select but popular routes or roads. The Government said the allocation of...


Govt. overturns ban on adopting elephants

Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:00 Views - 719

AFP: Sri Lanka said Wednesday it was overturning a ban on adopting baby elephants, drawing sharp criticism from the animal protection lobby. Elep...




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Govt. needs to move on post-GSP+ to excite the electorate

28 April 2017

The GSP+ going through is no doubt a big victory for Sri Lanka given the many challenges the Government has been facing in the last few months and the negativity surrounding it. The Prime Minister needs to be congratulated for his efforts to resto...

The Executive Presidency: Who wants it abolished and why?

28 April 2017

Right of reply to Shyamon Jayasinghe   In public as in private life, it is important to know when someone is attempting to scam you. The question then is “what’s his game?” or, as the famous line in British j...

Are we being responsible citizens? The story of the green bag

28 April 2017

Due to the amount of attention the Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse has given to garbage management and waste reduction, I thought this is a good time to relate the following.  It was way back in 2006 when I was visiting a Whole Foods st...

What has happened to Ceylon and Ceylonese?

28 April 2017

  nWhat though the spicy breezesBlow soft o’er Ceylon’s isle; Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile Anglican Bishop Reginald Heber – 18th Century   The British...

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