Over $ 16 b investment projects under discussion with Singapore: BOI

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Sri Lanka is gearing to reap the benefits of the Free Trade Agreement with Singapore, with four mega projects being discussed by the Board of Investme ..


Economic sentiment continues to deteriorate: Survey

Monday, 16 July 2018 01:24 Views - 588

Sentiment surrounding the economy remained dim in June, according to the latest LMD-Nielsen Business Confidence Index (BCI) survey, as almost all resp


Glyphosate ban lifted finally

Monday, 16 July 2018 01:20 Views - 223

The Government has lifted the ban on the weedicide glyphosate nearly three years after it was imposed by President Maithripala Sirisena.


Michelin buys Camso to tighten grip on specialty tire market

Monday, 16 July 2018 01:04 Views - 341

Michelin and Camso have reached an agreement whereby Michelin will acquire Camso, headquartered in Magog, Quebec, Canada, and whereby the two companie


Agriculture requires Govt. to re-engage private sector to grow

Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00 Views - 74

Green Space Consultancies’(GSC) latest report, ‘Understanding Farmer Perspectives on Proposed Tobacco Growing Ban and Opportunity to Diversify’,


Export fraternity says plea for new era has fallen on deaf ears

Monday, 16 July 2018 01:20 Views - 462

Exporters last week said that their plea to usher in a new era had failed to move the Government into action, as the country seems to be stuck in poli


List of 18 inmates on death row sent to Justice Ministry

Monday, 16 July 2018 01:19 Views - 227

The Prisons Commissioner has forwarded the list of 18 inmates on death row to the Justice Ministry as the Government looks to implement the death sent


Sri Lanka women shine at EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Conference

Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00 Views - 164

Sandra Wanduragala, Founder Chairman of Selyn Sri Lanka and Lakmini Wijesundera Co-founder and CEO of Iron One Technologies Ltd. and BoardPAC represen


Private sector urged to drive export development

Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00 Views - 68

In a profound evaluation of the export industry of Sri Lanka, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Chairman Rajendra Theagarajah called on the private




Arjuna against fuel price hike

Monday, 16 July 2018 01:46 Views - 274

The tug of war between the Petroleum and Finance ministries over the oil pricing formula continued with subject minister Arjuna Ranatunga renewing his


PM launches ‘Gamperaliya’ accelerated rural development program

Monday, 16 July 2018 01:42 Views - 153

The Government yesterday inaugurated a rapid rural development project called “Gamperaliya” covering all the districts in the country to accelerat


President arrives in Rome for 24th COFO session

Monday, 16 July 2018 01:41 Views - 87

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at Fiumicino International Airport in Rome yesterday to attend the 24th session of the Committee on Forestry...


Human Rights Commission urges President to abolish death penalty

Monday, 16 July 2018 01:39 Views - 60

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has in writing requested President Maithripala Sirisena to abolish the decision to enforce the capita


JO and SLPP to hold ‘massive’ demonstration against Govt.

Saturday, 14 July 2018 00:10 Views - 135

The Joint Opposition along with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) will hold a demonstration in Colombo on 17 August to protest the Government’s


Enforce law to get rid of drug menace, not death penalty: Mangala

Saturday, 14 July 2018 00:10 Views - 666

Emphasising on the need to take action against corrupt jailors in the prison system, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday said the best way


US funds renovation of two schools in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province

Saturday, 14 July 2018 00:10 Views - 72

As part of the United States Government’s support for a reconciled and unified Sri Lanka, the US Pacific Command (PACOM) renovated two schools in th


Poson celebrations in Amman, Jordan

Saturday, 14 July 2018 00:01 Views - 52

Devotees clad in white thronged in their hundreds, on 27 June, to celebrate the Poson festival organised by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Amman, Jordan.


Ousted Pakistani PM Sharif, daughter arrested after flying home to face jail

Saturday, 14 July 2018 00:00 Views - 84

LAHORE (Reuters) - Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam were arrested on Friday after flying back to the country to fa


Mahanama and Dissanayaka further remanded in bribery case

Saturday, 14 July 2018 00:00 Views - 31

President Maithripala Sirisena’s former Chief of Staff K. Mahanama and former State Timber Corporation (STC) Chairman P. Dissanayaka were yesterday


Noose work if you can get it: Sri Lanka to hire two hangmen

Saturday, 14 July 2018 00:00 Views - 58

Reuters: Sri Lanka said on Friday it plans to hire two hangmen, two days after President Maithripala Sirisena said he might sign off on the execution


Bongeunsa organises special temple stay program for Sri Lankan community in Korea

Saturday, 14 July 2018 00:00 Views - 60

A special temple stay program was organised by the historic Bongeun Temple in Seoul in collaboration with the Embassy of Sri Lanka on Sunday 24 June w



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Disruptive economy and poverty of knowledge: Sri Lankans have a lot to learn

Monday, 16 July 2018

The poor are usually defined as those who are below a given level of income that would be insufficient to meet their basic needs. In my view, the poor – no matter whether it is an individual, family or a nation – are those who are unable to read

National prosperity through quality and productivity

Monday, 16 July 2018

I was so delighted to get involved with the national convention of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Quality and Productivity (SLAAQP) with the fitting theme, “National Prosperity through World Class Quality and Productivity”.

Sanjeewa Pushpakumara’s ‘Davena Vihagun’ (Burning Birds): A realistic and authentic film

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Filmmaker Sanjeewa Pushpakumara is a bright star in the cinematic firmament of Sri Lanka. His second feature film ‘Davena Vihagun’ (Burning Birds) is currently being screened in Sri Lanka. The film completed in 2016 has been shown at several inte

Yameen regime in Maldives turns to Islamic countries for support

Saturday, 14 July 2018

The Abdulla Yameen Government in the Maldives is turning to Islamic countries in a bid to resist pressure from the West and India to restore democracy as per their prescription, and to do their bidding in economic, foreign policy and strategic matter

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