CB flags SOEs loan growth

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  The Central Bank held policy rates steady yesterday but raised a warningon loans to State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and slow...

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Ravi K credits Ronnie’s insights for Best Finance Minister award

Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:05 Views - 180

  Former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday credited insights received from ex-veteran Ronnie De Mel for the recent...

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India sends 31 satellites into space, some for foreign customers

Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:04 Views - 124

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C38, carrying Cartosat-2 and 30 other satellites, lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre...

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COPA report exposes irregularities in 36 more State institutes

Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:02 Views - 142

The Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) tabled its latest report in Parliament yesterday. The report was prepared based on COPA investigations cond...

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GMOA says strike will continue, warns students may take arms

Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:02 Views - 168

The Government Medical Officer’s Association (GMOA) yesterday said that it will continue its strike on the SAITM issue. The GMOA also warne...

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Dr. Saman Kelegama passes away

Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:04 Views - 246

Senioreconomist Dr. SamanKelegama passed away in Thailand yesterday after suffering a stroke in his hotel.  He was in Thailand to attend a c...

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Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis

Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:03 Views - 166

Reuters: Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera tele...

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Dinesh moves Motion on SAITM in P’ment

Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:02 Views - 138

Recalling the insurrection took place in 1988-89, the UPFA joint opposition group leader MP Dinesh Gunawardena moved a Motion at the Adjournment Ti...

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BOI chairman claims Rs. 100 m compensation from Azath S. Salley

Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:01 Views - 162

Board of Investments Chairman Upul Jayasuriya has filed a defamation case against National Unity Alliance Leader Azath S. Salley, citing several st...

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Stronger Pak-Lanka partnership key to fighting terrorism, poverty in region

Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:08 Views - 150

  Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan has said that a stronger Pakistan-Sri Lankan partnership was key to promoting greater ...

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Govt. cannot keep mum when minor extremist group takes people hostage: Ravi K

Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:07 Views - 166

  Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake said a people’s Government cannot keep mum at a time when a minor extremist group ...

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New Police Media Spokesperson

Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:06 Views - 149

Attorney at Law, Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara was appointed the Police Media Spokesperson yesterday. The appointment was ma...

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Poson festivities in Sri Lanka Embassy in Vienna

Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:52 Views - 132

  On 10 June the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Vienna, Austria hosted a religious event to commemorate the Vesak and Poson Festival...

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Annual Ifthar program celebrated at Sri Lanka Embassy in Doha

Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:51 Views - 138

  On 16 June, the Annual Ifthar ceremony was held at the Sri Lankan embassy premises in Qatar. The ceremony commenced at 5:30...

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SLFP defends Govt. response to anti-SAITM protests

Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00 Views - 430

Text and Pic by Himal Kotelawala The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) yesterday defended the Government’s response to the Inter University St...

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District Level Reconciliation Committees with representation of inter-religious leaders to address tensions

Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:07 Views - 142

Based on the Cabinet Memorandum submitted by President Maithiripala Sirisena in his capacity as Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation...

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GMOA trade union action to continue

Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:07 Views - 173

The trade union action taken by the Government Medical Officers Union (GMOA) to protest against the attack on student protesters continued for the ...

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US Ambassador Atul Keshap visits Eastern Province

Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:52 Views - 132

  US Ambassador Atul Keshap visited the Eastern Province this week to commemorate a milestone in US-supported demining effor...

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Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu celebrates Poson

Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:51 Views - 135

  The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu celebrated Poson on 10 June at the Embassy premises with the participation of Sri Lan...

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Japan - SL parliamentary friendship offers flood relief assistance to SL

Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:50 Views - 129

  The Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship League (JSLPFL) donated a package of drinking bottles for the victims affected...

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PM pledges peace for Muslim community

Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00 Views - 330

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday assured the Muslim community that the Sri Lankan Government would continue to respect all religions a...

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A conspiracy theory: Tread with extreme caution, Sri Lanka

24 June 2017

  Politics as the science of attaining “power” The first lessons taught to any student of the science of politics almost invariably includes a reference to the 16th century Florentine philosopher Machiavell...


Most Venerable Mahanayake, I don’t know why…

24 June 2017

“I think that hate is a feeling that can only exist where there is no understanding” – Tennessee Williams, Sweet Bird of Youth     A few days ago we had the Ven. Warakagoda Shri Gnanarathana, Mah...


Caste brought to the fore in Indian presidential election

24 June 2017

For the first time in the history of Indian presidential elections, caste has been brought to the fore in the run up to the 17 July presidential poll, reflecting the nature of politics in the country now.  Both the ruling National Democrati...


On which “beast’s” back does the burden of governance (not) rest?

23 June 2017

I was very hopeful when circumstances necessitated a national government of sorts in a hazy summer concatenation now long forgotten. At the time, we all thought the union of two major mainstream mindsets would result in a smorgasbord of good thing...


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