New laws in Sept. to improve CB independence: Eran

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By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent The Government plans to bring in new laws in September to enhance the scope and the independent dec ..

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Exports up 11.4% to $ 8.5 b in 1H; may miss full year target of $ 20 b

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:20 Views - 343

Despite global and local challenges, Sri Lanka’s merchandised and service exports have risen by 11.4% to $ 8.5 billion in the first half of this yea

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Gota to bank on obscure tax report to secure candidacy? 

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:16 Views - 2271

Reports that Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s name does not appear on the US government’s quarterly list of citizens who have renounced their American citizen

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Air India to launch Colombo-Mumbai flight in Sept.; resumes second daily service from Delhi

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:12 Views - 369

Air India has announced the launch of Mumbai-Colombo from September and will resume its second daily flight to Colombo from New Delhi. For business t

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P’ment vote makes Port City part of SL

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00 Views - 305

Lawmakers passed a historical resolution yesterday in Parliament, adding 1,105 acres of the Port City Colombo to Sri Lanka under the provisions of the

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UNP will follow proper process to select Presidential candidate

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:18 Views - 429

United National Party will select its Presidential candidate for the upcoming election with the agreement of the parties who come aboard in a broader

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Finance Minister orders Customs investigation into waste containers

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:14 Views - 293

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday ordered Customs to conduct an investigation into the import of containers containing clinical waste to

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CEAT invests Rs. 350 m for upgrade to roll out new radial tyre range

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:10 Views - 258

Leading tyre brand CEAT has unveiled a new series of radial tyres in Sri Lanka following an investment of Rs. 350 million to further upgrade the quali

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CSE ends higher as banks, diversified stocks rally; rupee falls

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00 Views - 79

Reuters: Sri Lankan shares closed firmer on Tuesday, led by gains in diversified and banking stocks, while the rupee weakened on higher importer dolla

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Rs. 5 m reward for Easter Sunday attack informant: Police

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00 Views - 88

The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne yesterday decided to give a reward of Rs. 5 million to the individual who had provided

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SL economy likely to rebound later in the year

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00 Views - 131

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent Sri Lanka’s economy is expected to rebound in the remaining quarters of 2019, due to policy measu

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P’ment vote makes Port City part of SL

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00 Views - 305

Lawmakers passed a historical resolution yesterday in Parliament, adding 1,105 acres of the Port City Colombo to Sri Lanka under the provisions of the

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JO calls on President to take action on waste containers

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00 Views - 89

The Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday called on President Maithripala Sirisena to take measures to prevent future imports of medical waste that could le

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JVP wants answers from Govt. on waste containers

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00 Views - 64

Opposition lawmaker Anura Kumara Dissanayake yesterday criticised the Government in Parliament for not updating the House on details of the waste cont

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President rejects criticism over Easter attacks

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00 Views - 57

President Maithripala Sirisena has said he rejects allegations levelled against his administration over the Easter Sunday attacks and emphasised that

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Defence Secy and IGP bail revision application fixed for 1 August

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00 Views - 40

The bail revision application filed before the Colombo High Court against the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s order granting bail to IGP Pujith Jayasunda

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Migrant households are less likely to be in debt, IPS study reveals

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00 Views - 96

Currently, over one in every 14 households in Sri Lanka has an international migrant, while one in every 11 households receives remittances. In this

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MR wants Speaker to block UN Special Rapporteur from meeting CJ, judges

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00 Views - 129

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent Opposition lawmakers including Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday requested Speaker Karu

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United Nations High Level Forum on Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:52 Views - 289

The High-Level Forum on sustainable development and the High Level Segment of Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) meeting was held from 8 to 19 July

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Why are Sri Lankan passports so bad?

Wednesday, 24 July 2019
My children have two different passports, making them a sort of case study in the stupidity and ultimate cruelty of passports. My daughter has a white


Concept of Free Zones and their economic importance

Wednesday, 24 July 2019
With the growth of cross broader international trade, economic liberalisation and relocation of manufacturing facilities to economical location in sea


Howard at the PIM

Wednesday, 24 July 2019
A number of very important people called to thank me for inviting them to the very popular presentation by Dr. Howard Nicholas. It was held on 18 July


“Sri Lanka’s future lies in producing exportable manufactured goods”: Dr. Howard Nicholas

Monday, 22 July 2019
Drawing lessons from Vietnam’s experiences The Sri Lanka-born economist attached to The Hague based Institute of Social Studies – Dr. Howard Nicho


We should sell our water

Monday, 22 July 2019
When you read the title of this article, you will probably feel disgusted with me as selling our water has been a controversial topic since a long tim


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