Govt. to revive Paranthan site as industrial zone

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The land once occupied by the Paranthan Chemicals Company (PCC) has been earmarked for a large industry development site, which will also include Sri ..


PM meets Congress leaders

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 156

Kicking off his visit to India, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday met Indian National Congress President Rahul Gandhi for discussions on t


Aussie Police drop charges against Lankan student

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 93 Australian Police are dropping terrorism charges against a NSW University student who was accused of plotting to assassinate Australian p


Vote-winning Maldives party seeks travel ban on President Yameen

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 110

MALE (Reuters): The party of the incoming president of the Maldives has urged Police to impose a travel ban on outgoing President Abdulla Yameen so he


BOC disburses Rs. 81 m under Enterprise Sri Lanka

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 127

The Bank of Ceylon (BOC) ‘Thurunu Diriya’ loan, which is implemented under the ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka’ program, has disbursed Rs. 81 million wo


Rupee hits record low, stocks settle near 5-year closing trough

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 215

Reuters: The rupee fell to a record low of 171.80 per dollar on Friday as banks and importers bought the dollar, while stocks slid to a near five-year


President has authority to dissolve boards: Harin

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 419

Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment Minister Harin Fernando yesterday said President Maithripala Sirisena possessed the a


Loan scheme for rooftop solar power generation systems

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 279

The Government plans to launch a loan scheme to promote solar energy, aiming at converting every housing unit to a solar unit under its ‘Sooryabala


100 MW wind power plant to be installed by Denmark’s Vesta

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 269

The Government has received Cabinet approval to award a contract to construct a 100 MW wind power plant in Mannar with financial assistance from Asia




MP Vijayakala’s case to be taken up on 7 Dec.

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 80

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered to take up the case filed against former State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran over her controversia


361 Degrees celebrates stint as ‘Engagement Partner’ of Great Place to Work Conference 2018

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 38

361 Degrees, Sri Lanka’s largest teambuilding, leadership, engagement, innovation, strategy and soft skills service provider, concluded a successful


Comfort Solutions opens 100 franchised ‘show homes’ across SL

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 60

Comfort Solutions Ltd., Sri Lanka’s leading distributor for air conditioning and refrigeration products, recently launched their unique ‘show home


Frigi Engineering Services wins MASSCO Business Excellence Award

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 55

The Chairman and the Managing Director of Frigi Engineering Services Ltd. Engineer Walter Perera was recently awarded with the MASSCO 2018 award for b


JB Industries wins Business Excellence Star Award

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 69

JB Industries Managing Director J.B. Alahakoon won the Star Award for Business Excellence in the Medium Category, Manufacturing Sector at the Star Awa


IDB promotes digital marketing

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 56

The Industrial Information Unit of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Consultancy Service of the IDB will conduct a two-day practical tra


Develop science and technology: Minister Amunugama

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 51

“Sri Lanka which has scored high marks in the Millennium Development Goals is now poised to attain the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by more


Ambassador Jayatilleka commences visits to Russia’s academic and policy community

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 71

sixteenth October was marked by the first visit Ambassador Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka and Sanja Jayatilleka paid to Russia’s academic community, meeting


Pathfinder Foundation links up with Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 64

Pathfinder Foundation (PF) and NOREF Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution recently concluded a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation aimed a


SL High Commissioner in Nigeria presents credentials

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 54

The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Nigeria Thambirajah Raveenthiran presented his credentials to the President of the Economic Community of West Af


High Commissioner-designate to Republic of South Africa assumes duties

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 119

The newly-appointed High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the Republic of South Africa, A.K. Mallimaratchi assumed duties at the High Commission of Sri L


Sri Lanka Department of Posts celebrates World Post Day

Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10 Views - 49

World Post Day fell on 9 October. Sri Lanka Department of Posts celebrated World Post Day at Kandy Polgolla Co-op Society’s Auditorium. Speaker of P



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Challenges in preserving and promoting Pakistan’s Buddhist past

Saturday, 20 October 2018

The international media has been portraying Pakistan as a hotbed of Islamic fundamentalism, especially after the Americans carried out a surgical strike there to kill international terrorist and fugitive, Osama bin Laden.

Government’s cohabitation stuck in the past or what?

Friday, 19 October 2018

The appointment of career judge Nalin Perera as the new Chief Justice, who has served in the judiciary for over 30 years, provides a snapshot into President Maithripala Sirisena’s thought process, amidst various stories of clashes with his coalitio

Profit before principle: Khashoggi and US-Saudi relations

Friday, 19 October 2018

The mysterious disappearance of a Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, from inside the Saudi Embassy complex in Turkey on 2 October and an array of circumstantial evidence surrounding his disappearance lead one to suspect that Jamal was possibly abduct

When shame and honour take the hypocritical centre stage

Friday, 19 October 2018

As human beings, we experience a gamut of emotions. These help individuals to express themselves, and authorities to exercise control over entire societies. The most common feelings engendered by our race span a spectrum from guilt and shame to fear.

ERP in the Cloud: Realising the full potential for emerging markets

Friday, 19 October 2018

The world has witnessed a remarkable disruption and digital transformation in technology over the past few years. Many organisations have transitioned from large-scale, resource-intensive implementation exercises to operational investments with lower

Pandemonium around condominiums – A public cry

Friday, 19 October 2018

Way of living There was a time we knew our neighbours. We knew them by names, what they were doing and even what they were planning to do next. Such a close interaction was generally required for co-existence and for mutual benefits, although, on occ

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