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By Chandani Kirinde An Expert Committee appointed for obtaining recommendations for the restructuring of the Sri Lankan Airlines (SLA) has proposed th ..

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Presidential poll between 15 Nov-7 Dec: Election Chief

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00 Views - 31

The next Presidential Election will be held on a day between 15 November and 7 December, Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said. The no

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Speaker requests MPs to assist road to normalcy in country

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00 Views - 6

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya on Sunday requested of MPs, most of whom are members of Sectoral Oversight Committees in Parliament, to speak in one voice so

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Public debt estimated at 90% of GDP by end-2018: IMF

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00 Views - 23

Public debt is estimated to have increased significantly to about 90% of GDP at end-2018, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its latest sta

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Delay in VAT relief irks tourism industry

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00 Views - 9

The delay in legalising the VAT reduction from 15% to 5% for travel and tourism businesses has irked the private sector, despite industry efforts for

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No-Confidence Motion against Govt., says JVP

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00 Views - 10

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will hand over a No-Confidence Motion (NCM) against the Government, including President Maithripala Sirisena, to Speak

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Pharma Chamber welcomes drug price revision linked to rupee devaluation

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00 Views - 8

The Sri Lanka Chamber of Pharmaceutical Industry has welcomed the move by the Government, in consultation with the National Medicines Regulatory Autho

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Easter attacks one month on: private sector peace pledge today

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00 Views - 11

A group of private sector lobbies led by Chambers of Commerce and Industry will be taking a public pledge today, to restore Sri Lanka as a peaceful na

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Tourist arrivals tumble as industry struggles to recover

Saturday, 18 May 2019 11:46 Views - 786

Contrary to expectations, tourist arrival numbers continue to tumble as the industry struggles towards a quicker recovery post-Easter Sunday terror at

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Any effort to extend President’s term will scupper talks, SLPP warns SLFP

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00 Views - 15

By Nuwan Senarathna Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday warned the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) that any attempt to seek an extension of Pr

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Madrasas will be brought under Education Ministry: PM

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00 Views - 15

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said the Government will take steps to bring madrasas under the Education Ministry. Wickremesinghe re

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Army urges parents to send children to school

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00 Views - 7

Army Commander Lt, Gen. Mahesh Senanayake yesterday requested parents to send their children to schools without fearing any unconfirmed statements or

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UNP Parliamentary Group to meet today to decide on NCM against Bathiudeen

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00 Views - 12

The United National Party (UNP) yesterday said the party will take a final decision at the Parliamentary Group today over the No-Confidence Motion han

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Foreign Minister Marapana concludes successful visit to Washington DC

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00 Views - 11

Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana who was on an official visit to the United States from 15-17 May, met with US Secretary of State Michael R.

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Dr. Lakshman Attygalle passes away

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00 Views - 21

Distinguished surgeon Dr. Lakshman Attygalle died peacefully at his residence. The funeral will take place today. Having earned his FRCS Eng in 1963

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Deadline for ‘Madya Aruna’ special loan scheme for media extended

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00 Views - 8

The deadline to apply for the special loan scheme ‘Madya Aruna’ for journalists initiated by the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Media has bee

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President visits Beijing, China to attend International Asian Civilisation Dialogue

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00 Views - 10

President Maithripala Sirisena visited Beijing from 13 to 16 May to attend the International Asian Civilisation Dialogue as a special invitee. More th

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MTI shares global learnings on responding to tough times

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00 Views - 16

Every economy and every enterprise at some point of their life cycle will encounter tough times. This is the Sri Lankan ‘moment’ of tough times, b

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The Parsis of Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00 Views - 24

Very few people today have heard of the Parsi community in Sri Lanka, because there are only about 60 in all including men, women and children. Althou

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Smaller electoral units needed to serve the people better

Tuesday, 21 May 2019
This article is the third in a series of articles on delimitation. Following on the second article, ‘Implementing key principles in the delimitat


Developing a Politi-Compass – A challenge to political scientists and media moguls

Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Democracy Democracy is a double-edged sword. If one wields it too aggressively, it will inflict self-injuries. Democratic freedom is not akin to the f


EFL charting course towards sustainable logistics industry with voluntary ISO 14064 Certification

Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Recommitting itself to effective climate action in accordance with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), leading global logistics serv


Logistics is not… transportation

Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Google it. Go for a lecture or attend a seminar, mostly one will notice the first picture that appears or explains logistics would be a ship, an airpl


Serenity, synergy and solidarity for Sri Lankans: A post-Vesak pondering

Tuesday, 21 May 2019
We have just witnessed a different Vesak with less dansals and more devotion. It was an illuminating sign of unity among diversity where Buddhists and


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