Cabinet gets P’ment approval

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A total of 143 lawmakers vote in favour, 16 opposed while 63 members absent Appointment of 48 Cabinet ministers, 45 non-Cabinet minist...

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Tough talk for tea

Friday, 4 September 2015 00:04 Views - 173

AGM to get words of wisdom to revamp industry mirroring international trends     The Calamander Group Founder and ...

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Richard Pieris ends 1Q on strong note, records Rs. 10 b revenue

Friday, 4 September 2015 00:01 Views - 127

Richard Pieris Group ended its first quarter on a strong note, reporting a Group revenue of Rs. 10.3 b and a PBT of Rs. 771 m. The reported revenue...

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Shares edge up from 1-week low; rate concerns weigh

Friday, 4 September 2015 00:00 Views - 124

Reuters: Shares closed slightly firmer on Thursday, snapping a three-session losing streak, amid concerns a rise in interest rates could turn inves...

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National Chamber signs MOU with Indian counterpart

Friday, 4 September 2015 00:02 Views - 119

A  Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka and the Associated Chambers of Comm...

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Local gems fail to shine

Friday, 4 September 2015 00:00 Views - 144

Should target $ 1 b by 2016 as launch pad but industry faces human resource issues   By Madushka Balasuriya Despite l...

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Rupee at record low after State bank raises dollar peg

Friday, 4 September 2015 00:00 Views - 170

Reuters: The rupee closed at an all-time low on Thursday as a State-run bank, through which the Central Bank usually directs the market, raised the...

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TISL hails President’s pledge to combat corruption

Friday, 4 September 2015 00:00 Views - 111

Transparency Intern-ational Sri Lanka (TISL) in a statement yesterday hailed President Maithripala Sirisena and his Government for deciding to furt...

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Genuine National Govt. formed: Mangala

Friday, 4 September 2015 00:00 Views - 122

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday praised the formation of what he termed as first genuine National Government in the history of Sri L...

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President Sirisena calls on the SLFP to unite

Thursday, 3 September 2015 00:05 Views - 431

President Maithripala Sirisena President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday urged the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to unite to rebuild the co...

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JVP’s Mayadunne resigns

Friday, 4 September 2015 00:00 Views - 125

Says voters’ decision does not support appointment of professionals to P’liment     By Ashw...

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Deputy Speaker assumes duties

Friday, 4 September 2015 00:00 Views - 107

Newly-appointed Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees, Colombo District UPFA MP Thilanga Sumathipala took office last morning.  MP Sumat...

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KP wants end to speculation over Prabhakaran’s death

Thursday, 3 September 2015 00:00 Views - 2750

Says no LTTE cadre survived last battle to give accurate information Former Leader of the LTTE’s internatio...

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Kite-flying at Galle Face

4 September 2015

Even on an average Sunday afternoon the crowd out at the Galle Face Green taking in the fresh air seems too large relative to the famous promenade. In 1856, when the five-hectare green was developed, Colombo was a small port town with a population...


Peace, reconciliation and Sri Lankan youth

4 September 2015

  A few days ago, I got into the 154 Kiribathgoda-Mt.Lavinia private bus from Borella with the intention of going to Dehiwala to meet a friend. Sitting in the seat immediately in front of the backseat, I could clearly hear the conversati...


Psychology of job choice

3 September 2015

As a result of the Bandwagon effect we tend to make job choices according to other people’s opinions or follow what the majority does In a highly competitive and unstable job market like today we may have to make job choice ...


A Research Institute for Diyawannava – An idea long overdue

3 September 2015

  A key proposal during the opening session of the eighth Parliament was the proposal by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to set up a Parliamentary Research Institute   The opening session of the eighth Parliam...


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