‘Explosive shock’ as Britain votes to leave EU, Cameron quits

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  Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Number 10 Downing Street with his wife Samantha, to speak after Britain voted to...

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Brexit poses risks for Sri Lankan economy: Ceylon Chamber

Saturday, 25 June 2016 01:06 Views - 330

The country’s premier private sector lobby, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, yesterday declared that Britain’s exit from the European Un...

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Rupee 1-week forwards end lower

Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00 Views - 173

Reuters: Rupee one-week forwards ended lower on Friday as a strengthening dollar after Britons voted to leave the European Union hit importers and ...

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Gold races to 2-year high as investors seek refuge from Brexit

Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00 Views - 177

Reuters: Gold soared as much as 8% to its highest in more than two years on Friday after Britain delivered a shock vote to leave the European Union...

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Tough rules for raising tamed jumbos: Minister

Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00 Views - 185

By Shanika Sriyananda In an attempt to prevent stealing of wild elephants for domestication, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife...

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CB Governor says not seeking reappointment  

Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00 Views - 372

By Dharisha Bastians Under fire Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran said he would not seek reappointment when his term ends next Thursday 30, ...

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CSE dips to over 2-month low ahead of rates decision; Brexit weighs

Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00 Views - 184

Reuters:  Shares fell for a fifth straight session to a more than two-month closing low on Friday as investors turned cautious ahead of a rate...

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Korean Residents Association donates relief items for flood victims

Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00 Views - 171

The Korean Residents Association of Lanka on 17 June handed over relief items such as portable mattresses, rice, water, shoes, clothes, personal ca...

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HMAS Perth makes goodwill visit to Colombo

Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00 Views - 197

Royal Australian Navy Anzac class frigate, HMAS Perth, arrived in Colombo on Sunday 19 June for a five-day goodwill visit. Whilst in Sri Lanka, sai...

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Avant Garde’s Ukrainian captain remanded till 5 July

Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00 Views - 170

The Ukrainian captain of the controversial Avant Garde vessel Gennady Gavrilov, who was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on...

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Special committee for SLFP’s 65th anniversary celebrations

Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00 Views - 163

Following a directive of President Maithripala Sirisena the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP)’s central committee has appointed a special ten-me...

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Salawa debris clean up

Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00 Views - 165

By Chamodi Gunawardana The Government has allocated nearly Rs.2.2 million for the garbage removal program in the Kosgama, Salawa area which was d...

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President promises maximum punishment for child exploiters

Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00 Views - 190

President Maithripala Sirisena says the maximum punishment that can be given for child exploiters is to expose them to society. The Pr...

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Norwegian PM welcomes progress in Sri Lanka in reconciliation

Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00 Views - 196

Minister Samaraweera with Norway Fisheries Minister Minister Samaraweera with Norway Foreign Minister Mi...

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19 leading schools to contest Olcott Foundation Quiz for Dhammika Kalapuge Challenge Trophy today

Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:00 Views - 162

This year will be the third year the Inter Olcott/BTS School Quiz organised by the Colonel Henry Steele Olcott Memorial Sports Foundation is being ...

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Transforming next-gen leaders

24 June 2016

  It is evident that conventional leadership development practices are no longer adequate. Organisations globally need to incorporate the next generation leadership competencies in order to address the development needs of th...


“Thondaman is a threat to my life”: Digambaran

24 June 2016

“Arumugam Thondaman objected to the former President offering me a ministerial portfolio. Now that we are in power, I will not allow him becoming a cabinet minister in our Government,” declared Minister of Upcountry New Housing Infrast...


National Govt.: Does it require more time to achieve its utility?

24 June 2016

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Our FDI effort needs a makeover

24 June 2016

 Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking at a press conference in Davos     Today for Sri Lanka to attract investment, we all know we need good institutions favouring economic freedom and the ease of doi...


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