Govt. doles out pre-Budget bonanza

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  ‘Relief’ measures to cost Rs. 4.4 billion per year Mangala says the package will be followed by more i...

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Embattled Rajapakshe to meet Prime Minister

Friday, 18 August 2017 00:10 Views - 209

  UNP parliamentary group calls for resignation, handling of ministry criticised Rajapakshe says he is faced wi...

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10 new projects to boost plantation sector

Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00 Views - 186

  More restrictions on transferring plantation land   Cabinet this week approved 10 new projects for the...

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Rupee edges down on importer dollar demand

Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00 Views - 134

Reuters: The rupee ended slightly weaker on Thursday as importer dollar demand surpassed sales of the US currency by banks, dealers said. The spo...

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SLT group operating revenue up 2% to Rs.37.4b

Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:27 Views - 529

Increasing depreciation slows down net profits The Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) Group released its group and holding company financial pe...

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China is key to Sri Lanka’s progress: survey

Friday, 18 August 2017 00:08 Views - 174

Close to 72% of the respondents of an islandwide poll conducted for business magazine LMD by research firm Kantar TNS believe that China is key to ...

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Shares mark four month closing low in thin trade

Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00 Views - 156

Reuters: Shares fell for a fifth session on Thursday, posting their lowest close in four months, as local investor sentiment was subdued following ...

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Shipping industry commends Hambantota Port deal

Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00 Views - 163

  Says development will create many jobs and relieve debt burden    The Ceylon Association ...

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Softlogic revenue hits Rs. 15.2 b

Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:26 Views - 534

Growth resilient despite reducing purchasing power and inclement weather   Revenue growth of 6.2% to Rs. 15.2 bi...

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SLFP backs National Economic Council

Friday, 18 August 2017 00:10 Views - 149

  Says it will be a win-win for Unity Govt. but unclear on how it will exist alongside CCEM Establishment of NE...

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RW made great sacrifice for betterment of nation: CBK

Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00 Views - 181

Taking a trip down memory lane, former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga yesterday spoke at length of her longstanding friendship with ...

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IGP’s meditation madness comes under fire

Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:50 Views - 453

Gives wrong image to the international community already concerned about institutionalised torture  Sports Minister calls to repl...

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‘Encounter Ranil’ exhibition commemorates Prime Minister’s four decades in politics

Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:34 Views - 391

‘Encounter Ranil’, an exhibition which traces the life and political career of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will begin today in ...

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SC dismisses FR petition against two ministers

Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:33 Views - 598

By T. Farook Thajudeen The Supreme Court dismissed a Fundamental Rights petition filed against ministers Rishad Bathiudeen and Gamini Jayawickram...

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President instructs officials to complete proper waste management program by December

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00 Views - 640

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed officials to complete the implementation of a proper waste management program in the country’s nine...

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Govt. attempting to cover up corruption by summoning family: Rajapaksa

Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00 Views - 152

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said the focus on his family was to deflect from the corruption scandals emanating from the Government...

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10,000 land deeds to be handed to Mahaweli settlers today

Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00 Views - 131

President Maithripala Sirisena will hand over 10,000 title deeds for land to the Mahaweli farming community in the Kotmale and Victoria Mahaweli zo...

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Yoshitha at CID

Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:35 Views - 433

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Yoshitha Rajapaksa yesterday arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to give a statem...

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3-month grace period for owners of luxury, semi-luxury & semi-luxury dual purpose vehicles

Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:33 Views - 477

A three-month concessionary period has been afforded to the owners of luxury and semi-luxury vehicles who have failed to pay tax when registering t...

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Govt. assures political stability till 2020

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00 Views - 674

The Government yesterday assured that there will be political stability till 2020 at which time the next parliamentary election is scheduled to tak...

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SriLankan Airlines achieves success in crackdown on human trafficking at BIA

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00 Views - 671

Human smuggling is a huge problem worldwide. A considerable portion of this illicit traffic takes place through international airports, despite the...

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When political power is wielded by a small elite

18 August 2017

How did some nations, like a Japan, China, United Stated, become wealthy and powerful, while others remain stuck in poverty? And why do some of those powers, from ancient Rome to the modern Soviet Union, prosper for periods and then collapse? Pol...


Cleanse those ‘Augean Stables’ – don’t just bolt the barn doors!

18 August 2017

I am amazed – and amused – by the spate of “ministerial responses” to Ravi’s exit last week. The Prime Minister has promised to expedite the backlog of anticorruption cases his administration appears to have shelved f...


Risk management: Everyone’s business!

18 August 2017

Home truths   Organisations and their employees takerisks and also managerisksevery day.  Of course, it is a part of the business and the service delivery operations. However, often, the management of risks is confined...


Sri Lanka must move from politics to business

17 August 2017

Last week, the Yahapalana Government, which came on the promise of good governance and weeding out corruption, had its first blow, when a senior minister and deputy leader of the party had to resign over allegations of corruption. Whils...


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