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Amidst political paralysis in the country, the plantation industry is battling their own crisis over what it described as an “unfair” wage hike de ..

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Rupee, stocks slide as political crisis spurs outflows

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00 Views - 349

Reuters: The Sri Lankan rupee ended weaker on Tuesday, as foreign investors continued to exit from bonds and stocks as a lingering political crisis we

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Transparency International SL says CIABOC must act on President’s allegations

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00 Views - 198

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) yesterday called on the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) to conside

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Bandula worried over not meeting amendment deadline for Singapore FTA

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00 Views - 250

MP Bandula Gunawardana yesterday said he is unlikely to be able to amend the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA) by January, due to the Cou

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Planters claim death threats, refuse direct negotiations with unions

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00 Views - 110

The Planters Association of Ceylon (PA) yesterday claimed their members were under death threat from trade unions, and refused to directly engage in t

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IMF warns storm clouds gathering for global economy

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00 Views - 278

LONDON (Reuters): One of the International Monetary Fund’s top officials warned on Tuesday that storm clouds were gathering over the global economy

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Khashoggi, other persecuted journalists named Time ‘Person of the Year’

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00 Views - 158

New York (AFP): Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October at his country’s Istanbul consulate, was named Time magazine’s “Pe

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PA briefs MR on crisis

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00 Views - 114

The Planters Association has called on MP Mahinda Rajapaksa and appraised him of the crisis faced by the industry owing to the trade union action. PA

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In times of a faltering economy, Sri Lankans torn between hatred and support for Rajapaksa

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00 Views - 492

South Asian Monitor: As political uncertainty continues in Sri Lanka after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked the then Prime Minister Ranil Wickrem

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Forum in Jaffna calls for people-centred democracy

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00 Views - 145

A forum on democracy held in memory of late Somesasunthary Krishnakumar, University of Jaffna Senior Lecturer in History, was held at the Trimmer Hall

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UAE Embassy donates school stationery, uniforms to 9,000 needy students

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00 Views - 233

By Mohammed Rasooldeen The Embassy of United Arab Emirates in Colombo donated school stationery and uniforms to more than 9,000 students from various

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Norway partners UNDP Sri Lanka to support peace, justice & strong institutions

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00 Views - 56

The Norwegian Government has entered into a partnership agreement with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Sri Lanka to extend support to

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SL diplomats take part in International Conference for Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation, Moscow

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00 Views - 71

On 10 December, the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation gathered more than 200 representatives of parliaments, diplom

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Former immigrant from Sri Lanka just made India’s most expensive movie

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00 Views - 908

www.forbes.com: The man who bankrolled the science-fiction film 2.0, India’s costliest movie, is a former immigrant from Sri Lanka who is now runnin

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Nivard Cabraal says regime change panacea for Sri Lanka’s economic ills

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00 Views - 238

The corrupt and imprudent management style of the Unity Government has led the country to doldrums, charged former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard

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Politicians need to follow the law to resolve crisis says National Peace Council

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00 Views - 43

The National Peace Council (NPC) yesterday stressed the need for politicians to follow the law to resolve the current crisis in the country. Following

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President directs essential commodities at reasonable prices for festive season

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00 Views - 45

President Maithripala Sirisena has directed the relevant officials to take steps to provide essential commodities to consumers at reasonable prices du

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Stop Child Cruelty rewards ‘Creations for Real Change’ competition winners

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00 Views - 56

Stop Child Cruelty recently launched a nationwide children’s art competition to spread awareness to end corporal punishment. The awards ceremony for

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LCI President Yngvadottir commends SL’s contribution in humanitarian services

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00 Views - 82

The first female International President of the 101-year-old Lions Clubs International (LCI) Gudrun Yngvadottir said that Sri Lankan Lions were import

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Xi Jinping: China’s story of Moses

Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Xi Jinping’s story resembles the story of Moses in many ways. Moses (Prophet Musa as known to Muslims) though an Israeli, was adopted by the Egyptia


We don’t want an executive presidency

Wednesday, 12 December 2018
The executive presidency was established in 1978. Since then there has never been as much hope for its abolishment as there is right now. It however s


What is next for middle-income Asia and Sri Lanka?

Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Decades of sustained economic growth have left the Asia Pacific with few lower-income countries. Absolute poverty levels are and will continue to keep


Why didn’t they tell the President?

Tuesday, 11 December 2018
The President appears to believe that he still possesses the full executive powers he derived from the Constitution when he was elected to his office


The implications and consequences of the verdict, whatever it is

Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Quite obviously I haven’t the slightest notion of what the Supreme Court verdict will be, unlike my friend Eran Wickramaratne who announced publicly


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