External ecstasy, domestic danger for SL

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Global giant Standard Chartered Bank yesterday predicted external factors are likely to be less adversarial for the Sri Lankan economy in 2019, though ..

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SLTDA, UDA partner to prepare tourism development master plans

Thursday, 21 February 2019 02:36 Views - 388

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and the Urban Development Authority (UDA) have embarked on a mutual partnership to prepare tourism

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DFCC continues with stable growth despite challenges

Thursday, 21 February 2019 02:31 Views - 220

DFCC Bank has reported a Profit before Tax of Rs. 4,233 million and a Profit after Tax of Rs. 2,768 million for the year ended 31 December 2018. This

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Five new BOI projects to start in Jaffna

Thursday, 21 February 2019 02:26 Views - 482

The Board of Investment has made a significant impact in developing local economies, by implementing the Government’s objective to promote regional

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Rupee ends higher as banks sell dollar; stocks at near 4-month low

Thursday, 21 February 2019 01:31 Views - 105

REUTERS: The Sri Lankan rupee rose 0.2 % on Wednesday in a lacklustre trade on dollar sales by banks, market sources said. The stock market fell for

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Kalinga new president for BASL

Thursday, 21 February 2019 02:34 Views - 304

President’s Counsel Kalinga Indatissa was yesterday elected as the 25thPresident of the Sri Lanka Bar Association. He contested against former BASL

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Seylan Bank reports modest overall growth in FY 2018

Thursday, 21 February 2019 02:30 Views - 256

In the backdrop of a challenging external environment, Seylan Bank has recorded a Profit-after-Tax of Rs. 3,189 million for the year ended 31 December

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CB seen keeping rates steady as political tensions ease

Thursday, 21 February 2019 01:32 Views - 127

Reuters: Sri Lanka’s Central Bank is expected to leave its key interest rates steady on Friday, a Reuters poll showed, as the island’s economy sl

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SriLankan Airlines and Cargills Bank tie up to deliver enhanced convenience for air travellers

Thursday, 21 February 2019 00:00 Views - 129

National carrier SriLankan Airlines and fast expanding Cargills Bank signed an agreement to enable payments to be made at Cargills Bank branches and C

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Party Leaders to consult AG on PC polls

Thursday, 21 February 2019 02:23 Views - 74

Party Leaders yesterday agreed to seek advice from the Attorney General on the possibility of holding Provincial Council elections under the Proportio

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UNP appoints Committee to probe Ranjan’s claims

Thursday, 21 February 2019 02:20 Views - 121

The United National Party (UNP) has appointed a four-member Committee to probe the allegations levelled by Highways and Road Development State Ministe

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Govt. rejects publishing Welikada prisoner massacre report

Thursday, 21 February 2019 02:18 Views - 201

Justice and Prison Reforms Minister Thalatha Atukorale yesterday rejected an Opposition request to publish the investigation report on the killing of

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New lifts for Parliament

Thursday, 21 February 2019 02:17 Views - 69

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has instructed to replace the decades-old lifts in the Parliament with stat

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Norwegian Ambassador visits Jaffna

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00 Views - 169

Ambassador of Norway to Sri Lanka and Maldives Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther visited Jaffna to attend the International Conference on Advanced Materials f

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France to help Sri Lankan fisheries sector: Ambassador visits port of Galle

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00 Views - 201

Sri Lanka’s fisheries sector provides employment for about 600,000 people (nearly 10% of the total labour force and a quarter of the agricultural se

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Pathfinder Foundation holds panel discussion with US State Department Actng. Principal Deputy Asst. Secy Vajda

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00 Views - 135

The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) last week organised a panel discussion to meet with Thomas L. Vajda, visiting Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secreta

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President kicks off Gramashakthi National Week to fast-track benefits to people

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00 Views - 244

President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday pointed out the importance of implementing the Gramashakthi People’s Movement, aiming at uplifting the unde

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41st Annual Navam Maha Perahera ends

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00 Views - 131

The historic 41st Annual Navam Maha Perahera of the Hunupitiya Gangaramaya Temple ended yesterday with the participation of President Maithripala Sir

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Displaced Jaffna Muslims hear good news after three decades

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:00 Views - 431

After three decades since their initial displacement, Muslim IDPs from Jaffna now scattered across the country will finally be able to resettle thanks

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Public sector and corruption: Who should be accountable?

Thursday, 21 February 2019
Member of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Neville Guruge said 25% of the 1.5 million public servants in Sri Lanka w


Sri Lanka apparel exports $ 5 b milestone, what lessons to learn and what does it mean for SL?

Thursday, 21 February 2019
The export figures in December 2018 saw Sri Lanka’s ready-made garments industry for the first time crossing the $ 5 billion mark for the first time


A new route to global markets

Thursday, 21 February 2019
A country’s economic prosperity is associated with the ownership of powerful global brands. Look at the world’s most valuable brands and see who o


‘Made in Everywhere Except Here’! Dependence of our independence

Thursday, 21 February 2019
Seventy-one years since 4 February 1948 is what our senses had been informed living in this beautiful isle since independence. Over the last 71 years


JVP deserves a chance

Thursday, 21 February 2019
However much and in whichever manner one shuffles the pack of cards in Sri Lankan politics, five jokers constantly appear right at the front: an incom


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