Government drags its feet on mega $ 3 b FDI

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Promoters of UAE-based consortium’s oil refinery project in Hambantota with related industries allege undue delay in final...

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WB, IMF hail progress of economic development in Sri Lanka: Ravi K

Monday, 24 April 2017 00:55 Views - 643

Two multilateral institutions assure support for Sri Lanka’s fiscal policy reforms, development First Vice Preside...

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Minister Premajayantha opposes move

Monday, 24 April 2017 00:48 Views - 610

Minister Susil Premajayantha, one-time Petroleum Resources Minister who was responsible for the 2003 Cabinet paper which resulted in gaining two-th...

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Sri Lanka keen to boost economic ties with India: PM

Monday, 24 April 2017 00:46 Views - 425

Sri Lanka is looking forward to strengthening economic cooperation with India, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said, noting that developmen...

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Govt. steps up relief for Meethotamulla victims

Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:38 Views - 493

    New multiple cash allowances; housing or assessed compensation and waiver of housing loans amo...

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Surge in foreign capital inflows boosts CSE

Monday, 24 April 2017 00:52 Views - 773

ASPI up by 4.93% and S&P SL 20 up 6.85% in 2017  Net foreign inflow of Rs. 14.3 b year-to-date in 2017, up from Rs. 383.5 m i...

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CPC employees strike over impending Indo-Lanka oil deal in Trinco

Monday, 24 April 2017 00:48 Views - 625

Request by the Unions to meet the President turned down Crucial talks with the Minister Weerakkody today Minister claims...

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Micro Holdings draws $ 40 m investment from South Korean firm

Monday, 24 April 2017 00:45 Views - 738

Micro Holdings Chairman Dr. Lawrence Perera (left) exchanges the agreement with SK Group Senior Vice President C.H. Lee  &nbs...

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First direct partnership between G15 and Sri Lanka on Monday

Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:35 Views - 1065

From left: Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasin...

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PM promises more facilities for Meethotamulla victims

Monday, 24 April 2017 00:40 Views - 338

Victims who were living on rent to be given allowance  Victims asked to come to Divisional Secretariat on Tuesday and Th...

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University of Moratuwa’s engineering exhibition EXMO 2017 from 28-29 April

Monday, 24 April 2017 00:35 Views - 604

Among Sri Lanka’s universities, the University of Moratuwa is the undisputed leader in engineering, architectural and technological ...

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Asia-Pacific Young Parliamentarians’ regional meeting in Sri Lanka from 25-26 April

Monday, 24 April 2017 00:32 Views - 342

The Regional Meeting of Young Parliamentarians of Asia-Pacific will take place on 25 and 26 April at the Hilton Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The ...

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Chennai Hindu outfit opposes Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka next month

Monday, 24 April 2017 00:31 Views - 363

Chennai: A leader of a Hindu outfit in Chennai has opposed the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka next month to partici...

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Ranil to discuss key issues during India visit next week

Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:18 Views - 921

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will visit India next week to set the agenda for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Colombo in May, T...

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Awareness program on RTI for Defence Ministry

Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:17 Views - 856

  An awareness program was held the Ministry of Defense to educate the staff on the Right to Information (RTI) Act on Thursda...

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Harsha keynotes “Oceans Dialogue- 2017” in Kerala

Monday, 24 April 2017 00:35 Views - 367

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Harsha de Silva delivered a keynote address on the topic “India-Sri Lanka cooperation in the Sout...

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President appoints seven new SLFP organizers

Monday, 24 April 2017 00:33 Views - 426

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed seven new Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) District Organizers.  Seven front line SLFP a...

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PRECIFAC orders SriLankan to refuse service extension to Chief Security Officer

Monday, 24 April 2017 00:31 Views - 400

SriLankan Airlines has been instructed by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption ...

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Big draw for ‘Walk for Values’

Monday, 24 April 2017 00:20 Views - 533

  Walk for Values, designed with the intention of binding people together in the common cause of inculcating and spreading human value...

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Japanese expert team’s report on Meethotamulla by Tuesday

Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:18 Views - 914

A Japanese official with a disaster relief team surveys the site of a garbage dump collapse that killed 32 people on the northeastern edge of Sri L...

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The cancer within Sri Lanka’s Military

Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:00 Views - 1110

By Taylor Dibbert The Associated Press recently published a very disturbing story about how UN peacekeepers from Sri Lanka ran a sex ring in Hait...

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Reform of exchange controls: There is a need, but do it correctly – Part I

24 April 2017

The first Ceylonese Governor of the newly-established Central Bank N.U. Jayawardena ​ Proposal to reform exchange controls without giving details Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in announcing the economic policy s...


PIM MBA in Oman: A Sri Lankan pride

24 April 2017

It was indeed memorable to organise an inauguration of a brand new MBA batch at the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) in Muscat, Oman. It was encouraging to see the spirit of Sri Lankans in Oman who actively supported our endeavo...


Potential risks and negative implications of the proposed Foreign Exchange Bill

24 April 2017

From the perspective of the Government, the following are the key components of a checklist for assessment and validation prior to the enactment of the proposed Foreign Exchange Bill. Does the Bill in its present form, post enactment: 1.Advanc...


Meethotamulla tragedy and political garbage

22 April 2017

    The Meethotamulla tragedy has brought back the politics of garbage to every screen, newspaper and radio. Street protests are happening around every garbage dump. Modern day popular communication technologies have take...


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