Rajitha lambasts Bond Commission over nature of inquiry  

Responsive image

Cabinet Co-spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne yesterday severely criticised the conduct of the Bond Commission though appreciating the decision by Preside ..


Cabinet nod for greater SL-Korea ties

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:10 Views - 50

The Cabinet of Ministers this week backed the Government’s fresh efforts to enhance bilateral ties with South Korea.


ADB extends $ 350 m to boost roads, energy

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:04 Views - 257

The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media has entered into two loan agreements with Asian Development Bank (ADB) to borrow $ 150 million for the developm


Ronnie’s insights on professionals, managers and leaders

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:01 Views - 108

Ronnie Peiris is someone with the ability to move around with kings and still not lose touch with the common man. An Executive Director on the Board o


President on State visit to Korea next week

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00 Views - 80

On the invitation of Korean President Moon Jae-in, President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake a State visit to the Republic of Korea from 28 to 30


Finance Minister given wrong info on liquor consumption, claims Rajitha

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:09 Views - 77

Insisting that beer prices should not be reduced as proposed in Budget 2018, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said that the Finance Minister was furn


MR, JVP raise concern in P’ment over delay in local government polls

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:04 Views - 72

By Ashwin Hemmathagama, Our Lobby Correspondent Lawmakers, keeping aside party politics, yesterday expressed concern over the long overdue local gover


Gintota and the shadows of extremism

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:01 Views - 207

By Dharisha Bastians in Gintota The bright red SUV screeched to a stop at the Gintota Thuparamaya Purana Raja Maha Viharaya for the second time on Sat


Foreign investment in stock market hits all-time high in 2017

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00 Views - 438

In what continues to be a record-breaking year for foreign portfolio investment in the Colombo stock market, 2017 has recorded an all-time high in for




Dayasiri defiant

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:10 Views - 65

Revealing that Arjun Aloysius sought his support to clear his name, Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara insisted that the interactions had no bearing on his


CA stays operation of Gazette on delimitation of local authorities

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:05 Views - 27

By S.S. Selvanayagam The Court of Appeal yesterday (22) issued an Interim Order staying the operation of the Gazette notification dated 17 February is


Former CB Chief Cabraal clarifies Commonwealth Games bid

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00 Views - 959

Former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal yesterday issued the following media statement on the charges made by Public Enterprise Development


ADB assures fullest support to President’s economic development plans

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00 Views - 28

Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice President Wencai Zhang yesterday said that the ADB would extend fullest support to the economic development plans in


SAITM report before 31 Dec, AG informs SC

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00 Views - 36

The Attorney General on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that a nine-member committee, appointed to look into the progress of the implementation of


UNP calls for probe on Rajapaksa regime deals to be intensified

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00 Views - 89

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent UNP backbenchers yesterday called for an investigation on all the transactions that took place duri


Intl. warrant for Udayanga Weeratunga: SC refers his petition to CJ for appropriate bench  

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00 Views - 37

By S.S. Selvanayagam The Supreme Court yesterday asked Chief Justice Priyasath Dep to reconstitute the bench to hear the fundamental rights petition f


Columbian delegation visits Sri Lanka to study reconciliation initiatives

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00 Views - 130

As part of an initiative by USAID and Common Grounds, a delegation from Columbia comprising 11 members visited the Ministry of National Integration an


Sri Lanka shares its peacebuilding experience with United Nations Peacebuilding Commission

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00 Views - 52

Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam, joined by Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy and Secretary-General of the Secretariat for Coordinat


UNP upholds right to franchise

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00 Views - 15

The United National Party in a statement yesterday said that it was committed to uphold the people’s right to hold elections and ensure the right to


Govt. to fast-track legal procedures

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00 Views - 44

By Charumini de Silva State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne reassured that the Government was committed to provide essential resources needed to


Dinesh critical of Sujeewa’s remarks on President

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00 Views - 79

Comments made by the State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe on the conduct of President Maithripala Sirisena elicited the ire of the



Today's Columnists

Budget 2018: Will it help realise goals and targets of Vision 2025?

Thursday, 23 November 2017

The Budget 2018, besides being a budget for the forthcoming year, is another declaration of policies and plans of the Government in power. Goals The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) approved by the UN have been accepted as the goals of Budget 201

Constitutional reform – A reply to Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The lengthy article by Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe PC on constitutional reform published in the newspapers recently appears to contain several errors of fact and of law

Ranil’s reluctant tryst with truth

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Twenty years ago in 1998, Dr. Jayadeva Uyangoda writing in the periodical ‘Frontline’ traced our peculiar path of progress in the 50 years of independence

Omni-Channel Synchroniser for banks and financial institutions: An vision to simplify banking

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Today, as a society we are noticing a historical shift from cash-based transactions to digitisation of financial transactions, and from the use of traditional banking channels to e-channels.

Columnists More