Searchlight on SOE losses

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Special Assignments Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama yesterday threw a “searchlight” on loss-making state-owned enterprises (SOEs), urging officials ..

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CICT invests over $ 10 m towards green infrastructure at Colombo Port

Friday, 24 November 2017 00:10 Views - 224

Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) has completed a project to convert the company’s diesel-operated rubber-tyred gantry cranes to elec

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Monetary Board cancels CIFL licence

Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00 Views - 384

The Monetary Board of the Central Bank has issued a notice of cancellation of the licence granted to Central Investments and Finance Plc in terms of S

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JAT Holdings wins fertiliser tender for Maha season 2017/2018

Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00 Views - 292

Cabinet this week approved a proposal made by Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanayake to procure 72,000 metric tons of urea (prilled) from JAT Holdin

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Finance Minister given wrong info on liquor consumption, claims Rajitha

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:09 Views - 284

Insisting that beer prices should not be reduced as proposed in Budget 2018, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said that the Finance Minister was furn

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Ranil meets Modi

Friday, 24 November 2017 00:05 Views - 97

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday met his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi with talks between the two leaders focusing on pow

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Sri Lanka receives World No Tobacco Day Award for third time

Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00 Views - 106

Sri Lanka for the third time has won the World No Tobacco Day Award, bestowed by the World Health Organization (WHO) upon WHO regions for their accomp

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Cabinet nod for greater SL-Korea ties

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:10 Views - 107

The Cabinet of Ministers this week backed the Government’s fresh efforts to enhance bilateral ties with South Korea.

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ADB extends $ 350 m to boost roads, energy

Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:04 Views - 379

The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media has entered into two loan agreements with Asian Development Bank (ADB) to borrow $ 150 million for the developm

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UNP backbenchers pin poll delay on Faiszer

Friday, 24 November 2017 00:10 Views - 64

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Rotary Global President in Sri Lanka for $ 400,000 project

Friday, 24 November 2017 00:05 Views - 110

With congenital heart disease being one of the major killers in Sri Lanka for children under five years of age, treating it is key to reducing the inf

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Over 11, 000 Army absentees report during General Amnesty

Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00 Views - 27

A total of 11,232 Army deserters including 15 Officers, 9 Officer Cadets and 11,208 Other Rank personnel had reported to their respective Regimental C

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Pope names Lionel Emmanuel Fernando as the Mannar bishop

Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00 Views - 60

Pope Francis named Auxiliary Bishop Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel Fernando as the new bishop of the Diocese of Mannar (Sri Lanka).

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Criminal investigators face many challenges: President’s Secretary

Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00 Views - 110

Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando, recently emphasised the importance of the tasks entrusted to criminal investigation officials.

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Amunugama faults statements against President

Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00 Views - 85

Special Assignments Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama yesterday faulted Development Strategies and International Trade State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe f

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China donates 2,752 tons of rice

Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00 Views - 34

At the request of the Sri Lankan Government, the Chinese Government agreed to donate 2,752 tons of rice for emergency humanitarian relief.

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Dr. A.M.A. Azeez Commemoration Meeting and Oration on Tuesday

Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00 Views - 18

The Dr. A.M.A. Azeez Commemoration Meeting and Memorial Oration will be held on Tuesday, 28 November at 4:30 p.m. at the Mahaweli Centre Auditorium, 9

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First phase of Colombo’s pavement project completed

Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00 Views - 212

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday declared open the completed first phase of the project to construct pavements for pedestrians to use in order

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Pathfinder participates in conference on ‘Regional Dynamics and Strategic Concerns in South Asia’ ii

Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00 Views - 18

The South Asian region is the leasteconomically and politically integrated region in the world, which makes South Asia vulnerable and provide ample op

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Aspirations International Education Exhibition kicks off tomorrow

Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00 Views - 14

Having delighted aspiring students seeking placement at prestigious foreign universities over the years, Aspirations Education has announced the launc

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Sri Lanka to host 14th Executive Committee meeting of South Asia Forum of Infrastructure Regulation

Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00 Views - 19

Sri Lanka is hosting the 14th Executive Committee meeting of the South Asia Forum of Infrastructure Regulation (SAFIR) in Weligama from 24 to 26 Nove

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Can President Sirisena save the SLFP-MS?

Friday, 24 November 2017

Will the Local Government election prove to be the “great fall” of the Humpty-Dumpty coalition, or will all the Queen’s horses and all the Queen’s men be able to put Yahapalana Humpty together again?


Celebrating top business performance

Friday, 24 November 2017

On Monday, awards to the top rankers of Business Today Top 30 – Best Banks and Companies were presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The annual Business Today awards ceremony organised by Business


The ‘disappointments’ of a true democracy

Friday, 24 November 2017

I was distraught to discover the other day that our Head of State had allegedly caused some distress to a naïve young politico.


Ceylon Tea: Time to take the spots off the lion?

Friday, 24 November 2017

It has been made known that the Sri Lanka Tea Board is now finalising plans to embark on an ambitious international promotional program to promote the tea produced in our country. We have no information available


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