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Cabinet approves slew of agreements ahead of first Head of State tour in 43 years, discussions on GSP+ expected     By Udi...


Aitken Spence records Rs. 1.1b as PBT in 3Q

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Leading conglomerate Aitken Spence PLC posted its interim results to the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) released on Friday. The blue-chip&rs...


Wages Board allowances increased to spur attendance

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Minister admits appointees skip meetings crucial to make decisions on 44 industries   Parliament has passed new regulations under ...


UN Special Rapporteur says Sri Lanka should not rush in meeting commitments made to UN

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Pablo de Greiff Geneva: The UN Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, who visi...


Rupee forwards end weaker on importer dollar demand

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Reuters: Sri Lankan rupee forwards ended down on Friday on importer dollar demand, while dealers said they expected the currency to weaken further ...


Parliament amends fisheries laws on EU guidelines

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Fresh effort to restart exports to Europe and impose higher fines on offences beyond Sri Lankan waters   By Ashwin He...


Disappointing 3Q at Hayleys

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Diversified blue chip Hayleys Plc has had a disappointing third quarter with net profit declining 27% to Rs. 534 million though first nine months f...




Sajith helps family living in public cemetery

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Test and pix by Ashraff  A. Samad Minister of Housing Sajith Premadasa handed over Rs. 200,000 to construct a house under the NHD...


“Politicians can’t dictate to media on what to write and what not to write”: Lakshman Abeywardena

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Text and pix by P.D. De Silva  “Politicians can’t dictate to the media on what should be written and what shouldn&rsquo...


Sri Lanka condemns North Korea’s long range missile launch

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The Government Thursday condemned the long range missile launch by North Korea on Sunday and called upon the East Asian state to abide by the inter...


President says UN rights chief happy with progress

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United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is happy with the progress in Sri Lanka, President Maithripala Sirise...


Lankan girl receives Australian visa after minister intervenes

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The Sri Lankan girl who made headlines after being refused a temporary visa because she has Down syndrome would be allowed to live in Australia, af...


SA Navy Ship Spioenkop calls at Colombo Port

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South African Navy Ship Spioenkop arrived to Sri Lanka on a goodwill visit yesterday (12). The Sri Lanka Navy accorded a traditional welcome upon i...




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In the context of a debate I am involved in regarding the inclusion of access to technology and the Internet in particular in the Constitution, I was asked what I believed should be included in, and excluded from, a Constitution.This is an answer ...

Ideas for Western region Megapolis Master Plan

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At present, the public is minimally informed as to what Megapolis development is all about and has many questions regarding the concept of the Megapolis. Therefore, the Megapolis Ministry should further educate the public as to how it will affect ...

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12 February 2016

Lee Kuan Yew, the man behind modern Singapore, died at the age of 91, and while many Singaporeans are still mourning the loss of a respected politician, many people all over the world still continue to join them at many international foru...

Three things Govt. needs to do before signing ETCA

12 February 2016

    So the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) cleverly diverted the public attention on the Economic and Technology Cooperation Framework Agreement (ETCA) formerly known as Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) ...

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