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In an effort to protect local small scale agriculture exporters, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has issued two Gazette notifications banning the imp ..

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Cardinal testifies before COI probing Easter Sunday attacks

Saturday, 7 December 2019 00:10 Views - 141

Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith yesterday gave evidence before the Commission of Inquiry investigating into Easter Sunday attacks. His

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CB cautions public of fundraising instruments

Saturday, 7 December 2019 00:04 Views - 238

The Central Bank yesterday cautioned the public of instruments such as promissory notes and commercial papers that are issued to mobilise funds and wa

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Maldives seeks to restructure $ 1.4 b China debt after years of heavy borrowing

Saturday, 7 December 2019 00:02 Views - 228

AFP: The Maldives is seeking a “diplomatic” solution to restructure its Chinese debt as the small but strategically located atoll nation struggles

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Shares fall for 3rd session; rupee gains

Saturday, 7 December 2019 00:01 Views - 202

REUTERS: Shares closed weaker for third straight session on Friday, weighed down by foreign sell-offs and profit-taking, while the rupee ended firmer.

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Defence Secretary takes office as TRC Chairman

Saturday, 7 December 2019 00:08 Views - 1474

Defence Ministry Secretary Maj. Gen. (Rtd.) Kamal Gunaratne assumed duties as the Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lank

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Comic book to end discrimination against LGBTI people

Saturday, 7 December 2019 00:03 Views - 443

Sri Lanka’s authorities must end discrimination against LGBTI people, Amnesty International said yesterday, as the human rights organisation publish

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Presidential Commission to probe public sector political victimisation under Yahapalanaya

Saturday, 7 December 2019 00:02 Views - 71

The Government has decided to appoint a Special Presidential Commission to probe the political victimisation of public sector officials under the form

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Cabinet nod for countrywide environmental management program

Saturday, 7 December 2019 00:01 Views - 123

Cabinet gave approval for the implementation of a National Environmental Management Program, which would include the establishment of centres for sort

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Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid appreciates deep-rooted bilateral relations

Saturday, 7 December 2019 00:05 Views - 59

Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid conveyed on Thursday to Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena his country’s appreciation for Sri Lanka’s

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Govt. sets up National Authority to ensure safe use of industrial chemicals

Saturday, 7 December 2019 00:05 Views - 203

The Government has established a National Authority under the Defence Ministry to ensure safe use of scheduled chemicals in the industrial sector with

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EC informed of vacant Parliament seat

Saturday, 7 December 2019 00:04 Views - 114

Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake yesterday informed the Election Commission of the vacancy in Parliament from 4 December, due to th

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Australia to support SL

Saturday, 7 December 2019 00:02 Views - 129

The Australian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka David Holly called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday. Extending

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Rishad says lack of Muslim ministers in new Govt. ‘just fine’

Saturday, 7 December 2019 00:02 Views - 519

The lack of any Muslim ministers in Sri Lanka’s new Cabinet is just fine, said a leading Sri Lankan Muslim political party chief yesterday. Rishad B

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IWMI, Netherlands Embassy tackle climate impacts at Colombo forum

Friday, 6 December 2019 00:00 Views - 241

“This is the time, more than ever, when we must bundle together our knowledge, share successes, mistakes, and find opportunities for sustainability,

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Court dismisses Petition against Rajitha regarding ‘white van abduction’ story

Friday, 6 December 2019 00:00 Views - 386

Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake yesterday refused to issue notice to inquire facts about the statement made by former Health, Nutrition and

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Ready to support democracy and unity of UNP: Karu

Friday, 6 December 2019 00:00 Views - 134

Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya this week said he was ready to provide support in safeguarding the unity and discipline of the United National P

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Relaxation of sand, soil transportation permit to be reviewed next week

Friday, 6 December 2019 00:00 Views - 171

The decision to withdraw the permit requirement for the transportation of sand, soil and clay will be effective this week but will be subject to a Cab

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Sri Lanka and Maldives for free, open Indian Ocean

Friday, 6 December 2019 00:00 Views - 196

The Maldivian Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday. Minister Sh

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Peace, business and prosperity

Saturday, 7 December 2019
Every nation, every community and each individual is facing the social and political impact along with the impact of violence. Interpersonal violence


‘Data is the new oil’: An introduction to the proposed Data Protection Act

Friday, 6 December 2019
Data protection is not a concept we, in Sri Lanka, are familiar with. Globally, the laws surrounding data protection have been around for about 20 yea


Education: An integral part of entrepreneurship development

Friday, 6 December 2019
Governments across the world have recognised the importance of State intervention to encourage private sector innovation towards strengthening entrepr


Moving away from an insular mindset concerning the tea export business

Friday, 6 December 2019
Sri Lanka mainly produces Orthodox teas as opposed to CTC teas which are largely used in producing tea bags. We are ahead of others in the former cate


Opportunities for scaling up climate finance in Sri Lanka

Friday, 6 December 2019
The National Consultation on Climate Finance Mechanisms for Financial Institutions in Sri Lanka organised by ICC Sri Lanka together with UNESCAP broug


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