Mangala stands firm as locals step up lobby against shipping liberalisation

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Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera has stood his ground on the full liberalisation of the shipping and freight forwarding sectors despite the local ..


Shangri-La Asia Chief says its growing investment reflects “great faith” in Sri Lanka

Monday, 20 November 2017 00:34 Views - 139

Shangri-La Asia Chairperson Hui Kwong Kuok said last week that the opening of the hotel in Colombo was a “significant milestone” and the company


CBEU protests against political pressure to reappoint ex-employees of LDB

Monday, 20 November 2017 00:30 Views - 61

The Ceylon Bank Employees’ Union (CBEU) on Friday staged a protest in front of Lankaputhra Development Bank head office, against a decision made by


Rs. 50.6 b financial loss due to delay in implementing planned power plants

Monday, 20 November 2017 00:27 Views - 36

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has estimated a financial loss of Rs. 50.6 billion due to the delay in implementing planned power


President and PM still tight?

Saturday, 18 November 2017 01:54 Views - 488

The vote on the President’s Office came up for debate in Parliament yesterday as part of the third reading of Budget 2018. President Maithripala Sir


‘Shangri-La in Serendipity’ is unique in the world and only found in Sri Lanka: PM

Monday, 20 November 2017 00:32 Views - 97

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last week declared that it was only in Sri Lanka that one could savour Shangri-La in Serendipity.


Public and private sectors pay women less: World Bank

Monday, 20 November 2017 00:29 Views - 18

With the country ranked as having the 14th largest gender gap in labour force participation (LFP) in the world, Sri Lankan women are paid less than me


Eran says budgets alone cannot change country’s destiny

Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:00 Views - 299

State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne this week said that budgets alone could not change the destiny of a country, insisting that there were many


Turmoil in Galle

Saturday, 18 November 2017 01:53 Views - 2462

Several buildings have been set on fire and damaged in the Gintota area in Galle yesterday, following a commotion among the communities living in the




Sri Lanka, UAE advancing bilateral relations in multiple domains

Monday, 20 November 2017 00:14 Views - 15

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is keen to strengthen bilateral relations with Sri Lanka across multiple domains, the Gulf state’s Minister of Foreig


Special security in Gintota as precautionary measure; PM calls for report on incident  

Monday, 20 November 2017 00:12 Views - 37

The Government will continue to provide special security in the Gintota area as a precautionary measure and additional police battalions and the Polic


Bid to re-open Dalada Maligawa road: SC fixes petition for support on 26 Feb.

Monday, 20 November 2017 00:07 Views - 24

The Supreme Court last week fixed for support on 26 February 2018 to grant leave to proceed with the Fundamental Rights petition filed in a bid to reo


UPR process is an important mechanism says Harsha; 230 recommendations made

Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:04 Views - 44

Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs and Leader of the Sri Lanka delegation yesterday emphasised that the Universal Periodic Revi


Sagala assures Govt. won’t allow Aava group to raise its head

Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:03 Views - 36

Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake said yesterday the Government would not allow the so-called Aava group, or any other criminal gang, to raise i


Court rejects Gota’s objections on Avant Garde case

Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:03 Views - 64

The Colombo Magistrate court yesterday rejected the preliminary objections raised by Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to the Avant Garde f


President appoints new SLFP organisers

Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:02 Views - 102

Maithripala Sirisena has appointed three new organisers for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). The new organisers received their letters of appointme


Notice calling nominations for LG polls to be issued on 27 Nov.

Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:02 Views - 14

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday announced that the notice calling for nominations for the Local Government elections will be issue


Ex-President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath’s FR re-fixed for support on 24 Nov. for leave

Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:02 Views - 27

The Supreme Court yesterday re-fixed for support on 24 November for granting of leave to proceed with the fundamental rights petition filed by the For


Dayasiri refutes allegations of secret pacts with UNP

Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:02 Views - 39

Rejecting his involvement in a petition in the Court of Appeal against the Gazette on Local Government delimitations, Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jaya


Sri Lankan students take part in High School Students Islands Summit on World Tsunami Awareness Day

Saturday, 18 November 2017 00:59 Views - 34

The Government of Japan hosted the High School Students Islands Summit to commemorate the World Tsunami Awareness Day that falls on 5 November as decl


First session of Foreign Office Consultations between Sri Lanka and Switzerland ends

Saturday, 18 November 2017 00:54 Views - 85

The First Session of Foreign Office Consultations between Sri Lanka and Switzerland concluded yesterday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



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Improving the quality of policy proposals in the Budget

Monday, 20 November 2017

Every Budget Speech includes complex policy measures. Given the traditions associated with the Budget Speech, it is not possible to conduct public consultations on each of the measures beforehand.

Today’s bonding with Bhagavad-Gita

Monday, 20 November 2017

We live in times of moral complexity. Whose deed is more pernicious, a burglar raiding the vault or the cop who wipes away the burglar’s fingerprints?

Mangala’s Mangala Budget – Part 2: Go for reforms but permanently fix the country’s rising debt prob

Monday, 20 November 2017

Mangala’s Mangala Budget was approved in its Second Reading by a two-thirds majority in Parliament last week.

Is Iran a threat to global peace?

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The aim of this article is to explore Iran’s nuclear program and its consequences throughout the world. Iran one of the nuclear power countries in the Middle East, which has brought very grave concern to the US.

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