Lanka slips in global competitiveness ranking; India best performer

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Sri Lanka has slipped three positions to languish at number 71 in the latest ranking of global competitiveness by the World Economic Forum...

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$ 2 b India-SL investment largesse

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:25 Views - 842

Love thy neighbour? India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry  Nirmala Sitharaman and Development Strategies and Intern...

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Tea crop dip in August worst in a decade

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:20 Views - 635

Sri Lanka’s tea crop has plunged to a 10-year low in August, further worsening the first eight months’ production. Asia Siyaka Commod...

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Citrus announces strategic corporate restructure

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:19 Views - 744

The Citrus Group of Companies yesterday announced an overall strategic restructuring plan of its group yesterday.  The proposed strategic re...

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ADB revises down growth forecast for Sri Lanka in 2016 and 2017

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:20 Views - 809

Manilla: Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lowered the economic growth forecast for Sri Lanka Tuesday saying growth prospects for Sri Lanka edge low...

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Bond boy Perpetual Treasuries profits boom over 400% to Rs. 5.1 b

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:20 Views - 1173

Primary dealer Perpetual Treasuries Ltd., which figured in the controversial bond trading that triggered an uproar in financial markets and politic...

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Indian Minister of Commerce holds discussions with PM

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:01 Views - 489

Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman was on an official visit to Sri Lanka this week. During her visit, she held di...

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Lasantha Wickrematunge’s body exhumed amidst tight police cordon, media shutout

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:01 Views - 1529

By Dharisha Bastians  The body of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge was exhumed for a fresh autopsy yesterday, nearly eig...

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Fears of attempt to instigate ethnic clashes again: Govt.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:20 Views - 730

The Government yesterday raised fears of an attempt to instigate ethnic clashes again in the country. Highways and Higher Education Minister Laks...

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Tissa issued notice to appear before court

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:18 Views - 760

United National Party’s (UNP) former General Secretary Tissa Attanayake was issued notice by the Colombo High Court yesterday to appear befor...

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Czech President and Foreign Minister to visit Sri Lanka separately next year

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:17 Views - 667

Czech President Milos Zeman and Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek will visit Sri Lanka on two separate occasions next year, a Czech newspaper Mlada...

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TNA denounces Northern Province Chief Minister’s ‘Eluga Thamil’ protest

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:21 Views - 850

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says launching a protest march like Eluga Thamil (Rise up Tamils!) is not beneficial to the Tamil people at this ...

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Lankan refugees in HK campaign for Snowden pardon

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:18 Views - 766

Refugees from Sri Lanka (R) and Bangladesh (C and L) supporting Edward Snowden demonstrate before marching to the US Consulate as they demand that ...

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Body of Lasantha Wickrematunga to be exhumed today

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:17 Views - 828

By Dharisha Bastians and Chamodi Gunewardane The body of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the slain editor of The Sunday Leader newspaper, will be ex...

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Court of Appeal gets first judge from upcountry Tamil community

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:02 Views - 1193

New Judge Thurairaja suggests day-to-day hearing  to reduce delays By S.S. Selvanayagam The most effective method of reducing dela...

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Bringing up the bodies – again

28 September 2016

One government cruelly executes bothersome editors acting as the gadfly conscience of a war-wracked country. Another government carefully – or is it carelessly – exhumes the body. Feels like we have watched the procession of a...


Strategic approach towards banking the unbanked persons in Sri Lanka

28 September 2016

  Financial inclusion has drawn the heightened attention of policy making authorities worldwide. This should also be a vital element in policy architecture for the financial sector in Sri Lanka. Hence, identifying key attributes for ...


STP In action: Philippines tourism

27 September 2016

Given the celebration of tourism week, it is interesting to study the different practices of countries in driving tourism strategy. One case study which emerged showing a destination which drove the basics of business - Segmentation, Targeting and...


Top 5 new racists in Sri Lanka

27 September 2016

Lankan politicians believe they deserve to be treated as royalty simply because they got the people’s vote   When asked from Morgan Freeman (not Nelson Mandela) “how are we going to get rid of racism?” he ans...


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