Govt. signs largest project loan with China

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The Government yesterday signed the single largest project loan with China for $ 989 million, which will be used to fund the first phase of the Centra ..

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Shares fall for 5th session; rupee slightly weaker

Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:27 Views - 110

REUTERS: Shares fell for the fifth straight session on Friday and posted their lowest close in more than six years, dragged by telecom stocks, but for

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Tea auction sees mixed demand

Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:26 Views - 78

The tea auction this week had on offer 6.5 M/kgs with Low Grown/Large Leaf teas continuing to meet with good demand but High and Mid Grown Small Leaf

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Thai parties head into final battle ahead of Sunday vote

Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:24 Views - 51

Reuters: Thai political parties on Friday held their largest rallies yet, two days ahead of the country’s first election since a military coup nearl

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Growth in motor premiums to slow on vehicle taxes

Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:23 Views - 73

The increase in taxes on imported vehicles in Sri Lanka is likely to cause the growth in motor insurance policy premiums to slow in the near term, say

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Opposition unhappy over EPF return to market

Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:26 Views - 213

The Opposition yesterday disapproved of the Government’s decision to allow the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) to re-enter the Colombo stock market,

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South Indian political link in $ 3.8 b refinery

Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:25 Views - 262

A Singapore-based company in which stakes are held by the family members of former Union Minister of State S. Jagathrakshakan of the DMK has been link

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SL banks manage capital impact of SLFRS 9: Fitch

Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:23 Views - 128

Sri Lankan banks have been able to manage the capital impact of first-time adoption of SLFRS 9 accounting standards, international rating agency Fitch

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Sri Lanka on show as Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy races to glory in Sanya, China today

Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:15 Views - 143

Sri Lanka will be in the spotlight as the history-making Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy revs up for a fresh challenge today in the resort city of Sanya in Chin

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TNA pushes for time-bound implementation of UNHRC resolution

Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:10 Views - 63

By Ashwin Hemmathagama, Our Lobby Correspondent Tamil National Alliance (TNA) lawmaker M. A. Sumanthiran yesterday warned the Government that the par

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Tripitakabhivandana Week commences in US

Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:10 Views - 58

In keeping with President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to declare the Tripitakabhivandana Week from 16-23 March to mark the declaration of the Th

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Celebrating Tripitaka Week in Northern India

Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:10 Views - 49

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi, in collaboration with Buddhist organisations in India organised a series of events in several Buddhist

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London Buddhist Vihara and Sri Lanka High Commission host scholarly forum

Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:09 Views - 56

The Sri Lanka High Commission in London in association with the London Buddhist Vihara hosted a scholarly forum on ‘The Significance of the Tripitak

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SL Consulate in Mumbai organises Dhamma talk for National Tripitaka Week

Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:07 Views - 55

The Sri Lanka Consulate General in Mumbai organised a Dhamma talk on 17 March to commemorate the National Tripitaka Week with the participation of Sri

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Opposition slams merging Vocational Training and Industry Ministries

Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00 Views - 189

The Government proposal to merge the Skills Development and Vocational Training Ministry with the Industry and Commerce Ministry attracted criticism y

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Water conservation is important: PM

Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00 Views - 112

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said it was the responsibility of everyone to conserve water so it is easily accessible, in his message

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Speaker hailed for honorary title

Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00 Views - 156

Both sides of Parliament yesterday joined together to praise Speaker Karu Jayasuriya for his integrity and commitment to Buddhism. Jayasuriya was rec

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SLFP-SLPP talks moving smoothly

Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00 Views - 137

By Nuwan Senarathna The second round of talks between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) on the proposed polit

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Opposition says documents for Mahendran extradition already sent

Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00 Views - 148

The Opposition yesterday rejected statements that the Government had failed to send all required documents to begin extradition procedures for former

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Dissecting Budget 2019

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M.N. Nambiar: Birth centenary of Tamil cinema’s greatest screen villain

Saturday, 23 March 2019
Thursday 7 March this year was the birth centenary of Indian film actor Manjeri Narayanan Nambiar known to the world at large as M.N. Nambiar. The gre


An innocent utopian dream

Saturday, 23 March 2019
In an article published in the Daily FT on 19 February 2015, I predicted the trajectory of the ‘Yahapalana’ Government. In that piece of conjectur


Historic betrayal of SLMC and ACMC

Saturday, 23 March 2019
It appears, according to a news report that the leaders of SLMC, ACMC and DPF during a meeting with President Sirisena to discuss constitutional refor


Playing with history

Friday, 22 March 2019
First of all, I was delighted to note a counter criticism ‘A reply to Victor Ivan’s ‘What went wrong with Sri Lanka?’ published in the Financi


Sathyodaya for salvation

Friday, 22 March 2019
Professor Ven. Walpola Rahula (1907-1997), a Buddhist rationalist and free-thinker of international repute, was a unique intellectual, teacher and wri


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