JKH kicks off FY18 on a strong note

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  First quarter bottom line up 19% to Rs. 2.37 b Group pre-tax profit tops Rs. 4 b; Revenue up 18% to Rs. 26.8 b ...

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Rs. 1.1 b funding for SL from US Millennium Challenge Corporation

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 114

A delegation from the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), led by Regional Deputy Vice President for Europe, Asia, the Pac...

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Samantha Rajapaksa appointed to BOC Board

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 129

The Minister of Public Enterprise Development Kabir Hashim has appointed Samantha Rajapaksa to the Board of Bank of Ceylon as a Non-Executive Direc...

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Qatar Airways boosts Colombo service to 4 daily non-stop

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 115

  Award-winning airline continues to demonstrate strong growth and expansion as passenger demand increases Weekly ca...

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Justice Minister suggests BOI shutdown

Thursday, 27 July 2017 02:07 Views - 709

Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said they have asked the Government to do away with the Board of Investment (BOI), claiming the...

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Sanofi responds to Rajitha on dengue vaccine efficacy

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 136

With reference to a Daily FT article which appeared yesterday titled ‘Rajitha says dengue vaccine not effective enough’, a Sanofi Paste...

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Malik launches probe on allegation against BOI companies

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 145

Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama has requested State Minister for International Trade Sujeewa Senasingh...

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President rejects Ravi K’s proposals

Thursday, 27 July 2017 02:27 Views - 789

Three Cabinet proposals put forward by Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake at the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday were rejected by President Mait...

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‘Answers to statements against me will be given to bond commission on 2 Aug’: Ravi

Thursday, 27 July 2017 02:07 Views - 519

Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake says that he will give proper answers to the ...

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Govt. succeeds in supplying electricity to 99.7% of households

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 117

The Government has succeeded in providing electricity connections to 99.7% of households in Sri Lanka, the Power and Renewable Energy Deputy Minist...

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Far-right group’s ship held in Cyprus, Sri Lankans on board ask for asylum

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 112

Reuters - A ship an anti-migrant group planned to use as part of its campaign to protect Europe’s shores from mass migration has been detaine...

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Sirisena meets President’s Counsels

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 133

President Maithripala Sirisena held a meeting with the senior lawyers who were recently appointed as President’s Counsels. The meeting was ...

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SL to work closely with new Indian President to strengthen bilateral relations: President

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 113

President Maithripala Sirisena, congratulating newly-elected Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, expressed his willingness to work closely with the n...

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18th Neelan Tiruchelvam Memorial Lecture on Sunday

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 109

  Professor Eyal Weizman of Goldsmiths, University of London, UK to speak ‘Forensic Architecture: Space and Violence in Pale...

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Sri Lanka hails support given by China to defeat terrorism

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 155

Sri Lanka has hailed the support given by China to defeat terrorism in the country. State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene, speaking at an e...

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European Union to continue considering LTTE a terrorist organisation

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 109

Brussels: Following yesterday’s decision by the European Court of Justice to no longer identify Sri Lanka’s Liberation Tigers of Tamil ...

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Court extends order banning garbage disposal at Muthurajawela wetlands to 3 August

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 109

The Supreme Court has extended the interim injunction banning the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) from dumping garbage at the Muthurajawela sanctua...

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Court orders CID to record statement from State Minister Maheswaran over Jaffna schoolgirl murder

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 109

The Kayts Magistrate Court has ordered the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to record a statement from State Minister of Child Affairs Vija...

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All Ceylon YMMA Annual Convention

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 111

All Ceylon Young Muslim Men’s Association 67th Annual Convention was held at  the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute recently under the pa...

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Amnesty granted for Sri Lankan migrant workers in Lebanon

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 110

The Sri Lankan Government’s bilateral efforts to regularise nearly 7,000 undocumented migrant workers in Lebanon commenced recently.  ...

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Opposition MP backs declaring fuel essential service

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 127

A proclamation declaring the supply or distribution of fuel, including petroleum products and gas, and all services, work, labour of any descriptio...

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‘Into Africa’ – from troubled continent to a land of opportunities

28 July 2017

It was the continent that made headlines for all the wrong reasons: the great famine in Ethiopia and HIV pandemic in 1980s, the Rwandan genocide in 1990s, and the Somalian civil war in 2000’s grabbed headlines. By mid-2000 some of the Afric...


Digital transactions: Financial industry must shift gear

28 July 2017

In line with the unfolding saga of innovative technologies pushing boundaries to disrupt traditional business models, ever so powerful forces are transforming the banking industry as well. Consistent growth remains relatively elusive, costs are pr...


Why do agricultural value chains fail? Part (VII): Unforeseen institutional decisions

26 July 2017

Introduction Institutions are an integral part of value chains. Government institutes drive agricultural advisory services in most value chains. Advisory services can come from the Department of Agriculture, which is attached to the Centra...


Money laundering: Should the Inland Revenue Department play a greater role?

26 July 2017

Money laundering is presently a very timely topic, locally and internationally. A perpetrator of the offence of money laundering could be defined as:  (1) Any person, who— (a) engages directly or indirectly in any transaction in relat...


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