IMF waits on VAT

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By Uditha Jayasinghe     An International Monetary Fund (IMG) mission winding up their review of the Sri Lankan economy yesterday warne...

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First batch of rubber professionals head to India for training

Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:02 Views - 774

Industry and Commercer Minister Rishad Bathiudeen with a batch member     The first batch of Lankan rubber i...

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Rupee ends firmer on exporter dollar sales

Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:00 Views - 543

Reuters - The rupee ended slightly firmer on Friday, recovering from early losses as exporter dollar sales late in the day and inward remittances s...

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Shares up for third straight session on blue chips

Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:00 Views - 558

Reuters: Stocks edged up for a third straight session on Friday posting a more than one week closing high, led by gains in large cap shares amid in...

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Financial City draft regulation with incentives to P’ment this month

Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:01 Views - 824

By Madushka Balasuriya The recently announced Colombo International Finance Centre (FC), formerly known as the Colombo Port City, will have legis...

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ADB assists feasibility studies for transport projects

Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:00 Views - 594

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help Sri Lanka prepare studies and designs for new road, railway, and port projects so the country’s tr...

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IT systems latest in fight against SOE losses

Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:00 Views - 555

Upgrading IT systems at crucial loss-making Government institutions will help them reduce the red in their balance sheets, said an official of the ...

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No more dress codes for parents at schools

Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:02 Views - 697

Following a social media outcry over State and private schools prescribing dress codes for parents, the Education Ministry has decided to issue a c...

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Malik underscores SL’s interest to deepen economic cooperation with South Korea

Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:00 Views - 446

  Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama underscored Sri Lanka’s interest to f...

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Karunasena Kodituwakku presents credentials

Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:00 Views - 560

  Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku, Ambassador to North Korea with residence in Beijing, presented his credentials to the President...

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TNA welcomes Govt. decision to release 23 prisoners detained under PTA 

Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:00 Views - 403

The Tamil National Alliance has hailed an announcement by the Government that another 23 prisoners being held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act...

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76 Tamil refugees to return next week

Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:01 Views - 499

Seventy-six Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from Tamil Nadu, India will return next week under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation program. ...

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Mangala Samaraweera at 71st Session of UNGA

Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:00 Views - 522

  Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden Margot Wallstrom   &n...

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Free distribution of cement to low income families

Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:00 Views - 409

  The free distribution of cement by the Government to low income families to construct their houses, took place recently at ...

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Remembering M.H.M. Ashraff

Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:00 Views - 456

  By Ashraff A. Samad The 16th memorial event of the passing away of a great leader and founding Leader of SLMC M....

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People’s representatives as a workforce in power

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Awake, O sleepers, the time to do some real work has come! Admit it. The headline floored you. There you were on a Friday morning muttering “TGIF!” loudly and fervently if you’re the boss… or furtively und...


Rising strategic risks of cyber attacks for banking and government sector

23 September 2016

A senior swift systems operator at a leading banking company clicked on an email attachment of his elder son scoring a six in a cricket match recently. He remembered the same picture was published on his son’s public Facebook page, and he wa...


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   The Government is taking a serious interest in toxin-free agriculture   Fertiliser subsidy, research findings for policy makers, 4 January 2015 This article was based on an empirical study conducted usin...


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