PM bets on UNP’s democratic credentials

Responsive image

A revamped United National Party (UNP) complete with younger office bearers is likely to be announced after the Executive Committee ..

READ MORE



COPE, PAC members appointed

Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00 Views - 47

Minor changes have been made to the constituents of several parliamentary committees, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya revealed in Parliament yesterday.

READ MORE


20th Amendment in Parliament

Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00 Views - 42

The 20th amendment bill to the Constitution, to be presented by the JVP, will be debated in Parliament today.

READ MORE


April tea crop down 15%

Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00 Views - 23

Reuters: Tea output fell 15.3% in April from a year earlier, the state-run Tea Board said yesterday, with industry officials

READ MORE


Eran exposes in P’ment ETI Group past shady deals

Thursday, 24 May 2018 01:08 Views - 2120

By Skandha Gunasekara State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne yesterday in Parliament exposed some shady deals of the past of ETI Group whilst notin

READ MORE


VAT to be reduced by 2.5 % in 2020: Mangala

Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00 Views - 95

Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that even after 70 years of independence, the country

READ MORE


Tea export volume up 4% in April

Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00 Views - 23

Sri Lanka shipped 20.8 Mnkg of tea in April 2018, up 4% from a year earlier improving the first four months figure by 1.3% to 89.7 MnKg, Asia Siyaka C

READ MORE


New SEC commissioners finally appointed

Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00 Views - 106

The capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally been reconstituted with top professional Ranel T.Wijesinha appointe

READ MORE


Kishu quits Chevron after long stint

Thursday, 24 May 2018 01:08 Views - 1906

Popular corporate personality Kishu Gomes has resigned from Chevron Lubricants Lanka Plc after a 22-year stint at the multinational giant. Kishu told

READ MORE

MORE FRONT PAGE NEWS

FT NEWS


‘No Kunu’ campaign kicks off appointing ‘Guardians of the City’

Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00 Views - 35

The ‘No Kunu’ campaign kick-started last weekend, with ten corporates pledging support to maintain the area around their specific organisations as

READ MORE


Court finds Gnanasara Thero guilty of criminal intimidation

Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00 Views - 30

AFP: The court yesterday found radical Buddhist monk Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero guilty of criminal intimidation

READ MORE


Over 5,800 tri-forces troops on standby in rescue and relief operations

Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00 Views - 11

The Government has kept over 5,800 military troops prepared in the disaster-hit areas for rescue and relief operations

READ MORE


President, PM jointly launch houses for low-income families in Colombo

Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00 Views - 20

President Maithripala Sirisena accompanied by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday handed over 722 newly

READ MORE


SLBFE pays Rs. 60 m to migrant workers in need

Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00 Views - 7

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) has paid Rs. 60 million as compensation to workers in the first four months of this year.

READ MORE


Aloysius, Palisena further remanded

Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00 Views - 17

Perpetual Treasuries owner Arjun Aloysius and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kasun Palisena were further remanded until 7 June.

READ MORE


Interpol says Arjuna Mahendran is in Singapore

Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00 Views - 33

The international police known as Interpol has informed Sri Lanka that former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran is in Singapore.

READ MORE


Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara

Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00 Views - 31

The Opposition yesterday objected the appointment of MPs who had spoken with Head of Perpetual Treasuries Arjun Aloysius to the Committee on Public En

READ MORE


Inclement weather to continue, warns DMC

Thursday, 24 May 2018 01:03 Views - 108

The prevailing inclement weather conditions are expected to continue for at least the next 24 hours, with flooding being the main cause of damage thus

READ MORE


40,000 prefabricated concrete houses for north

Thursday, 24 May 2018 01:03 Views - 126

UN agencies and non-profits to build 25,000 more Cabinet yesterday green-lighted a proposal to build 40,000 prefabricated houses for Internally-Displa

READ MORE


Cabinet approves 12.5% bus fare hike

Thursday, 24 May 2018 01:03 Views - 35

Introduces provision that bus fares remain unchanged for next two years Cabinet yesterday rubber-stamped a proposal by the Transport Ministry to incr

READ MORE


ACMC MP Navavi resigns

Thursday, 24 May 2018 01:03 Views - 382

UNP National List MP MHM Navavi yesterday resigned from his MP post. He had handed over his letter of resignation to Secretary General of Parliament

READ MORE

MORE FT NEWS

Today's Columnists

It is possible to amend Muslim Marriage Law: Ash Sheik Muneer Malaffer (Naleemi)

Friday, 25 May 2018

I have written two articles heavily criticising the parties supposedly spearheaded the attacks against Muslims


Nebulous in Never-Never Land

Friday, 25 May 2018

A wag said on social media recently that the inhabitants of our Blessed Isle must have liked the royal wedding so much


The making of a modern CEO

Friday, 25 May 2018

Industries worldwide, unlike ever before, are experiencing systemic failure as a result of the digital disruption, coupled


Hype and haunt hovering over Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Thursday, 24 May 2018

There is a connection between the hype that is being built these days around Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former Defence Secretary and once-powerful brother of the once-powerful President, and the haunt that shadows him wherever he goes. The hype is loud and


Columnists More