CB raises rates by 25 basis points

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Follows US rate hike and stubbornly-high private sector credit Says “precautionary measure” to contain inflation thro...

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Drug companies to get stimulus dosage

Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:01 Views - 359

​ PM drafts policy to give extensive tax concessions to local pharmaceutical companies  Govt. looks at sector ...

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Industrialists sound alarm bells over China-Sri Lanka FTA 

Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00 Views - 300

Concerned over possible reduction of negative list and removal of CESS within five years    A group of local indus...

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Rs. 2.3 b supplementary estimate

Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00 Views - 252

The Government yesterday moved two supplementary estimates in Parliament totaling Rs.2.3 billion with Rs.370 million earmarked to purchase vehicles...

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CA probes into Perpetual Treasuries pedigree

Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00 Views - 435

Directs counsel to furnish structural chart setting out formation of company     By S. S. Selvanayagam ...

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CCC marks 178 years of service to the nation

Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:01 Views - 268

  The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce,  Sri Lanka’s premier business chamber, will complete 178 years of service to t...

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Sirisena–Putin friendship praised

Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00 Views - 232

The friendship between President Maithripala Sirisena and his Russian counterpart has established a new landmark in relations between the two count...

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Competitiveness enhancement for exports

Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00 Views - 217

A joint program of technical assistance and advisory services to the Government to enhance the competitiveness of the private sector and unleash th...

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Govt. awards long-awaited duty free tender

Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00 Views - 296

Flemingo Duty Free gets best space with 40% revenue share to Govt.    The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation...

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“Elderly persons working as sanitary labourers is not acceptable”: Faiszer

Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00 Views - 337

  Addressing the gathering at a meeting held at the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government on ‘Proper Di...

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Pakistan National Day celebrations

Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00 Views - 219

The 77th Pakistan National Day was celebrated at the Colombo Pakistan High Commission recently. Pakistani High Commissioner Maj. Ge. (R) Syed Shake...

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India hands over lorry water bowsers to Sri Lanka for drought relief

Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00 Views - 232

  In a special event held at the Presidential Secretariat, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, ce...

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Documentary on EU development to be telecast today and tomorrow

Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00 Views - 216

To mark 60 years since the signature of the Rome Treaties, the first step towards a united Europe, a documentary on the impact of the European Unio...

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South Asian Report on Pro-Poor Development launched in Colombo

Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00 Views - 244

  At a moment when the market is projected as the emancipator of all miseries, the SAAPE Poverty Report is of the view that ...

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Rajah Mahinda Nanayakkara passes away

Friday, 24 March 2017 00:56 Views - 656

Business leader Rajah Mahinda Nanayakkara passed away on 22 March. At the time of his demise, he was the Chairman of the LOLC Group.  R.M. N...

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TNA welcomes UNHRC resolution

Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00 Views - 230

Urges Govt. to honour commitment, warns Tamil people have reached their tolerance limit  The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yest...

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SLFUW empowers youth

Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00 Views - 254

An interactive discussion was organised by the Sri Lanka Federation of University Women (SLFUW) to mark International Women’s Day. The subjec...

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Karu cautions MPs

Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00 Views - 223

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya issued a warning to all lawmakers yesterday highlighting Wednesday’s unruly behaviour of certain members. ...

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Wijeyadasa visits Viet Nam with Vesak invitations

Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00 Views - 258

  Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Minister of Justice and Buddhasasana, visited Ha Noi to deliver the Letter of Invitation from Pr...

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Mangala calls me the ‘international nag’ says Zeid

Friday, 24 March 2017 00:57 Views - 989

By Dharisha Bastians in Geneva  Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera in a recent meeting had referred to Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad...

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Warm welcome for President Sirisena in Moscow

Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00 Views - 1017

President Maithripala Sirisena being welcomed at the Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Morgulov...

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FDIs into capital markets?

25 March 2017

  Yesterday’s FT article on the CSE road show in Melbourne, appealing to expat Sri Lankans, triggered this. Emotional pleas and guilt appeals may be good enough to generate some charity or philanthropy (and do not confuse it w...


Jobs and no takers, or what?

24 March 2017

IT and Commerce Minister of Telangana State Minister Rama Rao speaking at the Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit in Colombo said that the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge created a platform between Government, academia and industry t...


Cavaliers, roundheads and the big match season

24 March 2017

Big match season lays bare the tribalism and sexism in our society     Big match season brings out the best in us and also the worst, I think. The camaraderie and the loyalty of the old boys and the enthu...


Of new social contracts and ‘goon squads’ on social media

24 March 2017

I don’t often quote the United Nations (UN). Not because they don’t say sensible stuff. But because their sound bites are not as memorable as that which their opposition – rogue states, global terrorists – says. Because the...


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