Krrish seals deal on $650m project

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  By Charumini de Silva Beleaguered Indian real estate company, Krrish Group has finally sealed the $650 million controvers...


Increased employment opportunities for Sri Lankan professionals in Malaysia

Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:11 Views - 496

The Government of Malaysia has agreed to provide increased employment opportunities for Sri Lankan professionals and skilled workers in Malaysia. ...


India’s progress linked to that of its neighbours: Modi

Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:09 Views - 409

PTI: India’s progress is linked to that of all its neighbours, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday as he along with his Bangladesh ...


New World Bank Country Director on familiarisation visit to Sri Lanka

Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:08 Views - 443

Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough, the new World Bank Country Director for Sri Lanka and Maldives, is visiting Colombo this week to meet with the Sri Lankan...


Malaysian firm starts work on $ 30 m lubricant manufacturing plant

Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:10 Views - 690

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, Ahmed Zahid Hamidi operates an earth-moving machine during the ceremony to commence construction of a 30 ...


Munich police say many dead in ‘shooting rampage’ in shopping mall

Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:08 Views - 533

Reuters, Munich, Germany: Multiple people have been killed and wounded in a shooting at a shopping center in the southern German city of Munich on ...


JICA to fund Rs.32 b water supply project in Anuradhapura

Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:07 Views - 489

By Uditha Jayasinghe  The Sri Lankan Government has decided to borrow Rs.32.1 billion from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to ...




Visiting Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia meets with Minister Mangala Samaraweera

Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:16 Views - 414

  The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Malaysia Dato Seri Dr. Ahmed Zahid Hamidi who is on a two day off...


USS New Orleans to visit Colombo on Sunday

Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:14 Views - 598

The USS New Orleans (LPD 18) with embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will arrive in Sri Lanka for a port visit on 24 July. The ship and ...


Basil Rajapaksa case fixed for 6 December

Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:14 Views - 639

Colombo High Court Judge Padmini N. Ranawaka yesterday fixed the trial of the case on misappropriating Rs.29 million from Divi Neguma funds against...


Reconciliation through poverty elimination and economic progress: President

Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:00 Views - 451

  President Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lanka’s policy is to achieve development and eliminate poverty from the co...


Cabinet approves 971 permanent houses to resettle IDPs in welfare camps

Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:15 Views - 431

The need to immediately resettle all IDPs in the welfare camps has been emphasised by President Maithripala Sirisena at a high level meeting held o...


Military to take legal action against 18,847 deserters

Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:14 Views - 503

By Shanika Sriyananda The armed forces are to take legal action against 18,847 deserters who did not reported for duty during the one-month gener...


Government and World Bank sign agreement to develop Jaffna with Galle, Kandy

Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:00 Views - 481

The Government of Sri Lanka and the World Bank this week signed a $55 million loan to Sri Lanka to improve urban services, preserve cultural and en...


Finance Minister pays courtesy call on Colombo Archbishop

Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:00 Views - 503

  Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake paid a courtesy call on His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo ...




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Think outside the box, the way out?

23 July 2016

A classic example of our cultural predictability is explicit in the saga behind the naming of Sri Lanka’s only international airport   It will not be wrong to say that we are a country in a permanent state of crisis, but...

“Nationalist” Government – to counter nationalistic rhetoric?

22 July 2016

NOT BY MIGHT, NOR BY POWER – The spirit of a nascent Sri Lankan nationalism (inclusive, tolerant, Other-embracing) might be compromised if Government and civil society together don’t challenge competing nationalisms Ca...

Premechandran on northern problems and Govt. inaction

22 July 2016

    EPRLF Leader and TNA member Suresh Premechandran   Q: What is the latest with regard to the Jaffna University clash?  A: I do not know why this much of exposure is given to this drama. Earlier...

Trade and FDI needs a one-stop-shop, not one more stop

22 July 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple’s office in Ireland. Apple has publicly stated that it wants to significantly expand its operations in Ireland Many foreign investors I engage with want Sri Lanka to emulate Ireland, or even Vietn...

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