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Anti-Corruption Front wants former CB Chief Arjuna Mahendran out of Treasury meetings on CB Charges Mahendran functions as advisor on ...


Davos trip a resounding success: Harin

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:15 Views - 661

World Economic Forum event to be held in Sri Lanka in 2018 Investor confidence has grown Harin claims Country received&n...


Final report on outstanding Rs. 35 b from former Govt’s projects to be handed to Cabinet today

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:12 Views - 696

By Charumini de Silva The final report of the Rs. 35 billion in outstanding payments for 500 public projects started by the previous regime ...


SriLankan Airlines most punctual among oneworld airlines in 4Q

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:11 Views - 444

SriLankan Airlines ( has further enhanced its reputation as one of the most punctual airlines in the world, by being rated as the...


IMF commends Sri Lanka’s strategy to create financial discipline

Monday, 23 January 2017 00:41 Views - 922

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended the new strategy of Sri Lankan Government to create financial discipline and lead the country i...


Bank of Ceylon achieves a trillion hat-trick!

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:13 Views - 561

The Bank of Ceylon said yesterday it has scored its third trillion at the end of the year 2016 when it surpassed the Rs. 1 trillion mark in advance...


CB responds to allegations made by JVP member Wasantha Samarasinghe on bond scam

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:12 Views - 495

Following the expose by the Daily FT last week on JVP Politburo member and Voice Against Corruption Convener Wasantha Samarasinghe’s letters ...


Ceylon Tea to get Rs. 4.8 b global promotion boost

Monday, 23 January 2017 00:44 Views - 1106

Plans finally ready to kick off international promotion campaign next month with Russia as first market  Much awaited initia...


Belgium, EU firms to expand Lankan trade ties with GSP+ restoration

Monday, 23 January 2017 00:39 Views - 966

The Belgium Government and heads of several European companies have promised to strengthen trade links with Sri Lanka following the European Union ...




Govt. doubles consumer protection force

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:27 Views - 310

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen hands over a new appointment to an Investigations Officer on 21 January in Colombo as ...


Eknaligoda involuntary disappearance: CA vacates Stay Order on MC proceedings

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:22 Views - 312

By S.S. Selvanayagam The Court of Appeal yesterday (23) vacated its Stay Order on the Homagama Magistrates’ Court proceedings in respect of...


Livelihood support to flood affected

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:22 Views - 248

The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s Colombo Branch yesterday took steps to distribute cash grants to flood affected people (2016) within the Ho...


No disagreement within the Government: Harin

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:21 Views - 273

The United National Party (UNP) yesterday maintained that there was no disagreement with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), claiming that the free...


Appellate Court requested to relist appeal against acquittal of suspects in TNA MP’s murder

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:20 Views - 270

A motion has been filed in the Court of Appeal by Shashikala Raviraj, the wife of slain former TNA Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj, requesting th...


Leasing Hambantota land to China: SC fixes petition to support on 2 Feb

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:17 Views - 362

By S. S. Selvanayagam Supreme yesterday (23) re-fixed for support on 2 February the rights petition challenging the framework agreement with Chin...


European Investment Bank confirms Euro 50 m backing for Colombo water network

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:25 Views - 357

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Andrew McDowell sign a ¤ 50 million Fin...


University students and their parents protested yesterday, demanding the abolition of SAITM

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:22 Views - 363

University students and their parents protested yesterday, demanding the abolition of SAITM - Pic by Shehan Gunasekara ​ ...


No move to interfere in legal process on corrupt politicians

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:21 Views - 267

The Government says there is no move to interfere in the legal process on corrupt politicians. State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Sena...


Joint Opposition has SLFP backing for Nugegoda rally

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:20 Views - 344

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says it has no objections to the Joint Opposition holding a rally in Nugegoda this week. SLFP Treasurer S.B. D...


Gnanasara Thero challenges remand: Petition re-fixed for 9 May

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:18 Views - 271

The Supreme Court re-fixed for support on 9 May for granting leave to proceed with the fundamental rights petition filed by Galagoda Aththe Gnanasa...


Action must backup SL climate rhetoric, warns expert

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:05 Views - 344

By Madushka Balasuriya A day before he was due to give the keynote address at the AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce) organised event ‘Cl...




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Too clever by three quarters on bonds

24 January 2017

‘Monk’s petition on eve of bond debate in House’ was the caption of a front page story in the Sunday Times of 22 January. The UNP has sent their emissary to Hulftsdorp together with footnotes. There is a palpable air of duplicity...

Steamrolling of Central Bank by Minister of Finance: An unsavoury development?

23 January 2017

An unsavoury rift between the Central Bank and Minister of Finance A growing rift between Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and the senior management of the Central Bank is surfacing now, worrying both financial markets and prospective fo...

Sustainability: How that translates to agriculture

23 January 2017

Once cultivated, traditional paddy that is grown organically will establish its own markets based on the consumer demand   For the longest time the word “sustainable agriculture” was a catch phrase only. I...

Yahapalanaya lapses – Is Mahinda the option for Muslims?

21 January 2017

Former Minister, Speaker and Premadasa/Rajapaksa loyalist and National List nominee Parliamentarian A.H.M. Azwer along with a few other Muslim Mahinda diehards claim that Yahapalanaya under President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil W...

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