Coalition cracks

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8 January coalition falls apart, as JHU officially splits from UPFA President Sirisena loses key allies after granting Mahinda UP...

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Mahinda confident of forming next Govt; says ties with Sirisena cordial

Monday, 6 July 2015 00:00 Views - 18

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who will be contesting the upcoming parliamentary election, has expr...

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President flags off work on Matara-Hambantota segment of Southern Expressway

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President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday inaugurated construction work on the extension of the Southern Expressway from Matara to Hamban...

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Swiss banks to toughen up anti-money laundering measures

Monday, 6 July 2015 00:00 Views - 11

ZURICH (Reuters): Switzerland’s banks will beef up anti-money laundering measures; the Swiss banking association said last week, weeks after ...

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Largest shareholder sheds 10% stake in Textured Jersey for Rs. 1.7b

Monday, 6 July 2015 00:00 Views - 14

Pacific Textured Jersey Holdings Ltd., the largest shareholder in Textured Jersey Plc (TJL), has shed 10% stake in the company from original holdin...

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US restores GSP scheme; SL exports to benefit

Monday, 6 July 2015 00:00 Views - 14

The Department of Commerce announced yesterday that the US President had restored the US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) with effe...

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OECD upgrades Bangladesh country rating by one notch; higher than SL

Monday, 6 July 2015 00:00 Views - 12

DHAKA, July 5 (Reuters) - The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has upgraded its rating for Bangladesh, in a move that s...

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President pledges not to reverse 8 January revolution and allow family rule to return

Monday, 6 July 2015 00:00 Views - 14

President Maithripala Sirisena today pledged that he would not allow room for the “silent revolution” achieved on 8 January to...

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JHU breaks from UPFA

Monday, 6 July 2015 00:00 Views - 12

The Jathka Hela Urumaya (JHU) yesterday said that it had decided to withdraw from the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and would conte...

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Corruption commission grills ex- deputy Minister Kumara

Monday, 6 July 2015 00:00 Views - 11

By Shanika Sriyananda The special presidential commission probing large-scale corruption on Friday questioned former deputy Minister of Fisheries...

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JVP accuses Maithripala of betraying people

Monday, 6 July 2015 00:00 Views - 12

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday accused President Maithripala Sirisena of betraying the people by nominating former Presiden...

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Parliamentary polls candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa speaks out

Monday, 6 July 2015 00:00 Views - 19

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who lost the Sri Lankan presidency earlier this year, plans to contest the parliamentary election and likely become prime minist...

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Govt. recruits 3,600 rehabilitated LTTE cadres to Civil Defence Force

Monday, 6 July 2015 00:00 Views - 10

The Government recently recruited 3,600 rehabilitated former combatants of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to the Civil Defence Force. ...

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Projects, Projects everywhere: But who knows how to run them?

6 July 2015

There are projects all over but many of them are failed projects Human history is replete with projects enabling civilisations to deliver marvellous creations through them. But many of them have been failures right from the design stage. Sri Lan...


Being diligent when going digital

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Tony Ranasinghe: the greatest character actor and romantic lover in Sinhala cinema

4 July 2015

    “Tony as an actor is the best character-based actor not even witnessed in the Indian screen. He has an actor within himself who emerges at the correct moment. Tony Ranasinghe is the best charac...


Moral relativism of Maithri presidency

4 July 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena   The American philosopher Eric Hoffer once wrote: “It has often been said that power corrupts. But it is perhaps equally important to realise that weakness, too, corrupts. Power c...


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