Govt.’s 4 year development plan coming soon!

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Early applause? Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who revealed plans to unveil the Government's four year sustainable development plan at the...


Hayleys completes strong year of growth

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:15 Views - 21

Hayleys PLC said yesterday it has posted Profit before Tax (PBT) of Rs. 6.8 billion for the financial year 2015/16, a 7% increase over the previous...


Germany to provide Euro 1m as humanitarian aid

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:14 Views - 24

The German Government will provide financial support of Euro 1 million (around Rs. 164 million) for flood and landsliderelief efforts in the afterm...


Civil society cries foul over Palpita’s appointment as Addl. Ministry Secy.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:11 Views - 27

New post despite alleged criminal misappropriation of Rs. 600 million worth of TRC funds during the presidential election last year ...


President off to Japan today to attend G7 Summit

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:14 Views - 20

President Maithripala Sirisena will leave to Japan today to participate at the influential G7 Summit in Nagoya. The 42nd G7 summit will be held 2...


JKH goes for fresh share subdivision

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:12 Views - 31

Premier blue chip John Keells Holdings (JKH) yesterday announced that its Board of Directors resolved to increase the number of shares by way of a ...


Thai canning company to invest $ 200 m in SL

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:18 Views - 1163

By Madushka Balasuriya The Anusorn Group Thailand, one of Asia’s largest fish canneries, has identified Sri Lanka as the ideal destination ...




President assures maximum funds to deliver full scale disaster relief

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:18 Views - 24

  President Maithripala Sirisena has assured to allocate sufficient financial resources to deliver maximum relief to the peop...


Lanka IOC contributes Rs. 5 m to Disaster Relief Fund

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00 Views - 31

Managing Director and Senior Vice President [Finance] Shyam Bohra and Anuj Jain of Lanka IOC handing over the cheque for Rs. 5 million to ...


Turkish Red Crescent Society donates flood relief supplies

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00 Views - 36

  In response to the call of the Government of Sri Lanka for assistance from the international community, the Turkish Red Cre...


SLT hands over contributions for flood and landslide victims to DMC

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00 Views - 33

  In response to the calamity faced by many Sri Lankans during the recent extreme weather conditions, Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT...


Port City supports flood relief in Colombo

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00 Views - 36

  Port City’s flood relief program “Port City Sahana” kicked off on Sunday (22) in the Sedawatta area along...


S’pore gives $138,000 in flood relief to Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00 Views - 36

Singapore said on Monday that it will contribute $100,000 (S$138,000) in support of immediate relief efforts in Sri Lanka where hundreds of thousan...




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“Govt. will compensate every person affected by floods and landslides”

25 May 2016

“We have money; we will pay each and every person affected by floods and landslides,” assured Minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, in an interview with the Daily FT. Yapa pointed out that people need not worry ab...

Is a degree worth the cost?

25 May 2016

If a family can afford to pay, higher education is worth the cost. However, when tax revenues are spent or  students borrow to attend college, we as a society need to question whether a degree is worth the cost   ...

Coming out of the economic crisis: Time is running out for Sri Lanka

24 May 2016

For Sri Lanka to attain its goal, it is of utmost importance to consolidate the budget which has gone out of control due to falling revenue and soaring expenditure   Crisis manifesting as a foreign exchange shortage Sr...

Authentic leaders: Are they here?

24 May 2016

Perhaps the natural disaster we are currently facing could be a wakeup call for managers and administrators at all levels alike to think and act like authentic leaders     Overview We still bear the bru...

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