Mahinda blasts Budget!

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday criticised the Unity Government over its maiden Budget saying it was full of catastrophic proposals ...


JKH gets Rs. 8 b boost from warrant holders; shareholders get over Rs. 5 b dividend bonanza

Monday, 30 November 2015 00:00 Views - 211

John Keells Holdings Plc (JKH) has raised Rs. 8 billion at zero cost with 2015 warrant holders exercising their conversation, while the premier blu...


Ease of Doing Business Forum tomorrow

Monday, 30 November 2015 00:00 Views - 158

The Ministry of Finance will be holding the fifth ‘Ease of Doing Business’ forum on 1 December at 2.00 p.m. at the 4th Floor Auditorium...


Common values are important and not the power of wealth – President Sirisena tells Commonwealth

Saturday, 28 November 2015 00:10 Views - 1025

President expresses satisfaction over achievements as Chair in Office of Commonwealth Queen Elizabeth II (C), Mal...


Questions over “up for sale” Mobitel’s craving for Hutch at exorbitant price

Monday, 30 November 2015 00:00 Views - 203

Questions are being raised over the craving by Mobitel, which is listed for sale by the Government, for Hutch Sri Lanka’s operations at an ex...


3Q results point to great year for People’s Bank

Monday, 30 November 2015 00:00 Views - 163

Having ended 2014 on a very high note, not only surpassing Rs 1 Tn Balance Sheet but also amassing a number of global accolades, the third...


Rishad highlights twin troubles

Saturday, 28 November 2015 00:09 Views - 1041

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rihad Bathiudeen Sri Lanka’s proposed economic reforms are of such a magnitude that it is ...




Small island Malta fulfils giant task of staging CHOGM 2015

Monday, 30 November 2015 00:00 Views - 177

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth arrives for a family photo at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valle...


Pakistan ship to arrive in Lanka on goodwill visit

Monday, 30 November 2015 00:00 Views - 159

In a demonstration of the strong political, diplomatic, economic, cultural, and defence ties between the two friendly countries, Pakistan ...


World leaders commend President Sirisena on remarkable changes brought to governance in SL

Monday, 30 November 2015 00:00 Views - 176

Valetta: Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena Saturday met with the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and Prime Minis...


10 special projects to boost living conditions in former conflict areas

Monday, 30 November 2015 00:00 Views - 174

With the end of the conflict in the Northern Province, many concerted and coordinated efforts are being made by the Government to move forward the ...


Commonwealth Youth Council confers award on President Maithripala Sirisena

Monday, 30 November 2015 00:00 Views - 173

The Commonwealth Youth Council conferred an Award of Appreciation on President Maithripala Sirisena in recognition of his outstanding support and c...


President invites IOM to SL for global consultation on migrant health

Monday, 30 November 2015 00:00 Views - 152

President Maithripala Sirisena has invited the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to host a global consultation in Sri Lanka, on the le...




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Budgeting revisited

30 November 2015

 As a discipline, budgeting should focus on income and expenditure, be it for a country or a business. Direction, policies and strategies (in that order) should precede budgeting.   Shouldn›t all parties in Parliament...

EPS and Budget 2016 Part 4: The establishment of a viable social security system for an ageing population

30 November 2015

Providing old-age social security is a national issue Sri Lanka’s population is ageing and an ageing population needs a viable old-age social security system. In this regard, the Economic Policy Statement or EPS of the Government has pledg...

HR Quiz 2015 delivers motivating momentum

30 November 2015

  There was an impressive show of young talent at the HR Quiz 2015 which was held recently. With the involvement of 50 teams representing leading corporates, a passionate battle between several bright minds took place. I remember th...

Villain of Tamil cinema who terrified people with his grimaces and scowls

28 November 2015

The eighth death anniversary of a man named Manjeri Narayanan Nambiar or M.N. Nambiar fell on 19 November. He was 89 years of age at the time of his death. Nambiar was a terrible villain who could terrify people by merely grimacing and sc...

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