PM says Bond probes prove ‘yahapalanaya’ change

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Taking his message straight to the public, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said the unparalleled transparency the bond issue was dealt w ..

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President drafts special action plan for bond and PRECIFAC reports

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:10 Views - 248

President Maithripala Sirisena has outlined tough measures to deal with culprits identified in the bond and PRECIFAC reports in a special action plan

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SLTPB assures global tourism promotion campaign on schedule

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:05 Views - 211

Sri Lanka Tourism officials yesterday assured that there will be no impact to the long-awaited digital promotional campaign despite the resignation of

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RECOMMENDATIONS: Key expose into controversial Treasury bond issuance

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:01 Views - 40

The Presidential Warrant dated 27 January 2017 issued to us, requires us to make recommendations with regard to the matters we have investigated and i

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Govt. raises $ 470 m via development bonds

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 93

The Government has raised $ 470 million via Sri Lanka Development Bonds (SLDBs) with tenor ranging 2 to 5 years.

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EC warns parties not to politicise state projects

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:08 Views - 221

The Elections Commission yesterday cautioned the public not to attribute state development and infrastructure projects to any politician as they were

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Key expose into controversial Treasury bond issuance

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:02 Views - 315

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: A Report of this nature does not lend itself easily to be summarised in a brief but still comprehensive way.

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Parliament yet to receive two crucial volumes of bond report: CaFFE

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 55

The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) yesterday charged that two whole volumes of the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into

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Corruption charges brought against ex-CJ and CA judge

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 242

Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara yesterday issued summons on former Chief Justice Mohan Peiris

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CID says Police and TID tried to destroy evidence of Lasantha’s killing

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:10 Views - 281

The CID told the Mount Lavinia Magistrate that their investigations into the killing of journalist Lasantha Wickramatunge had uncovered

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EU-Sri Lanka Joint Commission reviews progress of strong ties

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:05 Views - 141

The 21st meeting of the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission took place in Colombo yesterday. The meeting was co-chaired

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Diploma in Journalism at SLCJ

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 34

The Sri Lanka College of Journalism (SLCJ) has commenced registering students for its 14th intake and the deadline for receiving application is 26 Jan

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CPC seals fuel station alleged to be mixing kerosene with diesel

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 82

Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) yesterday sealed a petrol station at Nawala for pumping Kerosene in to bowsers which is an illegal act.

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FCA Sri Lanka concerned over detention of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 14

The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Sri Lanka is deeply concerned over the continued detention of two journalists in Myanmar and urges the au

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The Cabinet decision to ban women from purchasing liquor is unconstitutional: Verite

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 253

Verité Research says the Cabinet decision to withdraw Excise Notification No. 02/2018 is unconstitutional.

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Advocacy lobby calls for free and fair LG polls, honest candidates

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 27

The Australian Advocacy for Good Governance in Sri Lanka Inc. has called for free and fair Local Government Elections and the election of honest candi

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SLPP bids to prevent Maharagama UC Poll: SC reserves order for today

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 43

The Supreme Court yesterday reserved order for today the writ petition filed by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) challenging the rejection of its no

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Peaceful Sri Lanka has achieved significant development: Pakistan Army Chief

Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00 Views - 77

The Chief of Pakistan Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa says Sri Lanka has achieved significant development due to the prevailing peaceful environm

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Russian ROSATOM delegation meets President

Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:36 Views - 97

A delegation from the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM) yesterday met with President Maithripala Sirisena during a tour to increase sc

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UNP to appoint committee to study bond report

Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:36 Views - 121

By Himal Kotelawala The United National Party (UNP) Working Committee is to appoint a three-member committee to study the report submitted by the Pres

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President at celebrations of 70 years of Independence of India and Sri Lanka

Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:35 Views - 202

President Maithripala Sirisena beating a traditional Indian drum during the celebrations of 70 years of Independence of India and Sri Lanka

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Problem is not us women and booze: It’s paternalism and capriciousness in policymaking

Friday, 19 January 2018

The other day the President of Sri Lanka went public expressing his intention to revoke a ministerial order revoking the notion that a woman of any age has no more maturity than a youth less than eighteen years old.


MS-RW Unity Govt. must stay united for the sake of the country

Friday, 19 January 2018

A few days after the Unity Government celebrated its third anniversary, President Maithripala Sirisena asked the Supreme Court: “Whether


The joy of books! Cuddling up with a wish to explore

Thursday, 18 January 2018

I walked into a small communication shop to discover that you can buy almost anything from rubber seeds and tree leaves to bird feathers to support a student attending a school. I noted that all leaves are properly and accurately (hopefully!) identif


Wake up, drifting mega infrastructure development professionals!

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Infrastructure investment is a key driver of a stronger and productive economy. Stakeholders, especially the public and the international funding agencies, demand greater transparency and scrutiny on infrastructure decision as the Government spend th


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