Sri Lanka’s continued high fiscal deficits are credit negative: Moody’s

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Warns a weak revenue base is the key constraint on Sri Lanka’s fiscal position Moody’s has said that Sri Lanka’s c...


President calls for speedy action on climate change

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 01:34 Views - 356

President Maithripala Sirisena addresses the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties and the 11th session of the Conference of the Parties se...


Janashakthi pioneers policy tailored for people with HIV

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 01:32 Views - 548

In a breakthrough move in the life insurance sector, Janashakthi Insurance has extended life cover to those diagnosed with HIV. This is a unique ...


CIC sells Chemifix biz for Rs. 345 m

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 01:30 Views - 492

CIC Holdings Plc has sold popular Chemifix business to foreign owned and reputed adhesive specialist Pidilite Lanka Ltd., for Rs. 345 million. Th...


SL losing Rs. 1 b monthly due to illegal poaching in Lankan waters

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 01:32 Views - 461

By Shanika Sriyananda Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Director General Lal Fernando said that the economic loss to Sri Lanka due to Indian fisher...


China envies SL’s strategic location: Yunnan Province official

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 01:31 Views - 714

By Charumini de Silva in China Sri Lanka should harness its full potential of being strategically located on the Silk Route, which connects ideal...


Bourse falls to over 7-1/2 month closing low on Budget worries

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 01:30 Views - 483

Reuters: Shares fell to a more than seven-and-a-half-month closing low on Monday, led by blue chips such as John Keells Holdings Plc and Commercial...




Budget debate rages as MPs asked to look beyond car permits

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 01:25 Views - 735

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent The seventh allotted day for the Second Reading of the Appropriation Bill 2016 took off ...


PHU urges Govt. to appoint a more ‘expert’ Finance Minister

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 01:24 Views - 424

By Chamodi Gunawardana The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) yesterday claimed that the Government has professionals far better suited for the positio...


President calls for speedy action on climate change

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 00:50 Views - 394

COP 21 Climate Summit in Paris draws largest-ever gathering of world leaders President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday called for speedy act...


Canadian delegation calls on Fowzie

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 01:25 Views - 353

A Canadian delegation had a meeting with State Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation A.H.M. Fowzie yesterday at the State Minister&rs...


SL to auction seized Indian fishing trawlers

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 01:23 Views - 678

34 Indian fishermen arrested in November “No end to Indian fishermen entering our waters” - SLN Spokesman Captain Akarm Al...


Rotary President, Commonwealth Heads of Government and UN Secretary General call for final push toward polio free world

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 00:44 Views - 368

Representing civil society and partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary International President K. R. Ravindran joined UN Secret...




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Gammanpila on Ravi K no confidence motion, “incompetent” Government

1 December 2015

“If Adolf Hitler and Champika Ranawaka contest the presidential election in 2020, I will definitely support Hitler, not because he is good but he is better than Champika Ranawaka,” said Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Leader Udaya Gammanpila,...

Downsizing, rightsizing SriLankan Airlines

1 December 2015

Two things are infinite. The universe and human folly. SriLankan Airlines with an accumulated debt of Rs. 158 billion is to be restructured and repositioned. It is a prayer and a hope that holds little promise. Announcing the restructuring of th...

Missives on the Megapolis concept

1 December 2015

Sri Lanka is set to compete with the ever-changing global competition. No nation can avoid competition in global trade and the challenges are formidable for a small country like Sri Lanka. There will have to be structural adjustments to the way th...

Jaffna must be made a production city in the backdrop of UNP manifesto

1 December 2015

Given that I was responsible for the conceptualisation of the first post war industrial zone – Atchchuvely – way back in 2008 and subsequently together with Industrial Development Board (IDB) and United Nations (UNOPS) funded by the Go...

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