Mangala revises health sector tax

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Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday announced broad revisions of health sector taxes including the removal of 15% ..

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FTA goals should match local industrial policy for growth

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:10 Views - 122

In the backdrop of declining global foreign investment flows Government policy should focus on matching local industrial

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Boosting Sri Lanka-China trade and investment

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00 Views - 31

In a fresh bid to enhance exports to China and attract investment, industry professionals gathered for a discussion last week

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Over 51 ministries fail financial management: COPA

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00 Views - 125

Over half of the 51 ministries have botched their financial management as well as annual performance, the report by

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Milinda Ratnayake appointed Vice Chairman of Airport Authority

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00 Views - 113

Veteran aviator Capt. Milinda Ratnayake has been appointed the Vice Chairman of the Airport Authority. Clocking

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New grade of petrol to be introduced

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:10 Views - 119

Petroleum and Renewable Energy Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said his ministry was set to introduce a lower grade of petrol targeting small vehicles.

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Sri Lanka must increase focus on technology and innovation as drivers of economy

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00 Views - 13

“Sri Lanka has a number of strong points but very much needs to focus more on technology and innovation

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Cabinet heats up over Kerawalapitiya LNG plant

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00 Views - 459

A Cabinet meeting yesterday heated up when the Power and Renewable Energy Minister presented a Cabinet paper

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Film Cooperation takes over from private distributors

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00 Views - 102

The Ministry of Cultural Affairs yesterday took over the distribution of films to the National Film Corporation, reversing

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UNP says good governance is a slow process

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:10 Views - 53

The UNP yesterday sought to defend the slow economic and political progress in the country, claiming that good governance

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Speaker informs P’ment bond report to be released after AG approval

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00 Views - 36

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday told Parliament that President Secretary Austin Fernando had stated in a letter that

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Norwegian Foreign Affairs State Minister here today

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00 Views - 30

Norwegian Foreign Affairs State Minister Jens Frølich Holte will arrive in Sri Lanka today.

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Gota’s CA application deferred to 2 & 4 July

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00 Views - 32

The Court of Appeal yesterday deferred for support the revision application filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to 2 and 4 July at 1.

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MP Buddhika Pathirana sworn in as Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00 Views - 36

Matara District MP Buddhika Pathirana was sworn in as Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce before President Maithripala

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SC directs AG to elaborate reasons for exempting Ranjan from contempt of court charge

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00 Views - 135

By S. S. Selvanayagam The Supreme Court yesterday directed the Attorney General to furnish draft Rule for Contempt on 30 July against Deputy Minister

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Outgoing HR chief commends Sri Lanka in his final global update

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00 Views - 149

The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein yesterday praised Sri Lanka in his last global update to the UN Hum

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Going postal

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00 Views - 80

A large number of postal employees urging the authorities to solve their issues blocked the road near the Presidential Secretariat yesterday - Pic by

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State institute losses exceed Rs. 50 b in 2017: Speaker

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00 Views - 127

By Skandha Gunasekara Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday stated that state institutions had incurred losses exceeding Rs 50 billion in 2017. The Speak

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SC orders CTC to pay costs  to wife of deceased smoker

Monday, 18 June 2018 00:10 Views - 309

The Supreme Court last Thursday (14) in a landmark judgment issued an order to the Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) to pay a sum of Rs. 400,000 as costs w

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Sri Lanka to release 10 Indian fishing boats

Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00 Views - 36

The Sri Lankan Navy will soon release 10 Indian fishing boats, which were taken into custody in 2015 and 2016.

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Three suspects arrested for shooting Kiri Vehera Chief Incumbent

Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00 Views - 45

The police have arrested the main suspect and two others in connection with the shooting of the Chief Incumbent of the Kiri Vehera Raja Maha Vihara, V

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Strong trade agreements need 30-50 consultations

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Coming from a multinational working background, I strongly support free trade given that open competition tends to sharpen


The case of our concealed subservience to China

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

If one takes a close look at the general trend of discourse and debate that has been going on in Sri Lanka, one cannot but be


Muslim markers in Sri Lanka: Changes and challenges

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

If we exclude from our consideration the wars that owe their origin to religious hatred, or to difference in fundamental principles


A 10-point guide on bank credit facilities that suit your business best

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

As a businessman when you visit a bank seeking credit facilities you are faced with a lot of banking jargon with which you are often not conversant. You tend to learn about them only when you start utilising such facilities. Further, if are young and


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