Impasse over Governor appointment continues 

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President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran on Wednesday at the Central...


Sri Lanka in uncharted waters as Central Banker’s term ends

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Bloomberg: The Central Bank finds itself in uncharted territory as the Government failed to name a successor to Governor Arjuna Mahendran, whose te...


Stock market snaps nine sessions of falls on bargain hunting

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Reuters - Sri Lankan shares rose for the first time in 10 sessions on Friday as investors bought beaten-down equities. The benchmark Colombo stoc...


Gunmen attack restaurant in Dhaka’s diplomatic quarter

Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:28 Views - 275

DHAKA (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in the diplomatic quarter of the Bangladeshi capital on Friday and the U.S. ...


Philippines’ new President urges communists to kill criminals

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AFP: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday urged communist rebels to start killing drug traffickers, adding another layer to a controversi...


Rupee forwards edge down on importer demand

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Reuters - Sri Lankan rupee one-week forwards ended slightly weaker on Friday as importer dollar demand surpassed late inward remittances ahead of R...


March trade deficit balloons by 20%

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Sri Lanka’s trade deficit ballooned by 20% in March despite modest external trade performance whilst country continues to suffer declining ex...




Govt. promises LG polls before Sinhala-Tamil New Year

Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:14 Views - 245

Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faizer Mustapha yesterday said Local Government elections will be held before the next Sinhala an...


TNA hails Zeid’s oral report

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The Tamil National Alliance says the oral report by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Hussein that was delivered in Geneva las...


Catamaran story portal by Tamil and Sinhalese journalists now online

Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:13 Views - 344, a story portal by Tamil and Sinhalese journalists, is now online. The website is intended as an open network and will feature ba...


Asanga Abeyagoonasekera invited for region’s top defence conference ‘The Shangri-La Dialogue’ in S’pore

Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:00 Views - 342

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera was invited by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) to attend the 15th Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore...


Consumer rights activists want bottled water monitored

Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:14 Views - 247

By Chamodi Gunawardana The National Movement for Consumer Rights’ Protection (NMCRP) yesterday urged the Health Ministry and the Sri Lanka ...


Gammanpila released on bail

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Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Leader and MP Udaya Gammanpila was released on cash bail of Rs.25, 000 yesterday with three sureties of Rs.500,000 eac...


President joins Human Rights Commission’s Anti-Torture Campaign

Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:00 Views - 312

  President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday joined the public march organised by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lank...


Baby elephants become latest status symbol among Sri Lanka’s rich

Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:00 Views - 291

  AFP: Expensive and high-maintenance, baby elephants have become the ultimate status symbol for Sri Lanka’s wealthy el...




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