Sri Lanka to host World Export Development Forum 2016

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Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama yesterday uses a gavel gifted by the International Trade Cent...


South Asia’s growth is SL’s shortcut to development

Friday, 6 May 2016 00:45 Views - 499

By Uditha Jayasinghe  in Frankfurt Over the next four years Sri Lanka could see fund disbursement from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to...


Ravi Dias new Chairman of Seylan Bank

Friday, 6 May 2016 00:44 Views - 808

Seylan Bank has appointed Ravi Dias as its Chairman with effect from 9 May 2016. He succeeds Nihal Jayamanne, who retires from his position as Chai...


IMF support will ease liquidity pressures but not fiscal challenges: Moody’s

Friday, 6 May 2016 00:43 Views - 398

Moody’s said that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) program with Sri Lanka will ease liquidity pressures but not the fiscal challenges fa...


Singer records excellent growth in Revenue and Net Income in Q1

Friday, 6 May 2016 00:44 Views - 437

The Singer Sri Lanka Group generated Group Revenue of Rs. 10.6 billion in the first quarter of 2016 representing a dynamic growth of 23%.This is in...


Microfinance Bill passed in Parliament

Friday, 6 May 2016 00:43 Views - 715

By Ashwin Hemmathagama Our Lobby Correspondent New laws on licensing, regulating and supervision of companies carrying out microfinance busines...


President to attend Anti-Corruption Summit in London

Friday, 6 May 2016 00:43 Views - 257

President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for London on 11 May to attend the Anti-Corruption Summit organised by the British government. British ...




Parliament suspends MPs

Friday, 6 May 2016 00:37 Views - 329

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent Parliament yesterday suspended from sittings Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba ...


Embilipitiya police assault: SC seeks medical reports

Friday, 6 May 2016 00:36 Views - 230

By S. S. Selvanayagam The Supreme Court yesterday (5) directed the Registrar of the Court to obtain from the Embilipitiya Hospital the medical re...


Lanka Coal obtains enjoining order against Liberty Commodities (UK)

Friday, 6 May 2016 00:20 Views - 529

By S.S.Selvanayagam The Commercial High Court of Colombo extended the Enjoining Order against Liberty Commodities Ltd of UK. The litigation fil...


May Day 2016 proved UNP remains strongest political force: Kabir

Friday, 6 May 2016 00:36 Views - 340

UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim in a statement yesterday said the 2016 May Day proved that the UNP remains the  strongest political force...


Harsha in Saudi to help resolve issues faced by Lankans

Friday, 6 May 2016 00:21 Views - 311

  Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Harsh de Silva was in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 1 to 4 May aiming to resolve ...


Sri Jayewardenepura University and Unilver Lipton to uplift productivity of tea lands

Friday, 6 May 2016 00:20 Views - 289

He Center for Sustainability (CFS) attached to Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in collaboration...




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