President kicks off Fourth SAARC Public Procurement Conference

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The Fourth South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo yesterday (20...

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Glyphosate committee report heads to Cabinet

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:11 Views - 397

PM already given report, expected to present it for Cabinet discussion this week  Committee seeks stakeholder views from tea and ...

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Perpetual Treasuries vs. Monetary Board: CA fixes support on 3 March for notice and Interim Order

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:08 Views - 321

By S.S. Selvanayagam The Court of Appeal yesterday (20) fixed for support on 3 March to support for notice and Interim Order in respect of the Wr...

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CB Data Library goes live

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:07 Views - 327

The Central Bank yesterday launched a Data Library for the general public via its external website. The Data Library is a comprehensive database ...

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Singapore hopes to finalise FTA with Sri Lanka this year

Monday, 20 February 2017 00:49 Views - 970

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his wife Maitree Wickremesinghe with Singapore Premier Lee Hsien Loong at the dinner hosted b...

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Sri Lanka sets up WTO-backed major national mechanism for export compliance

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:10 Views - 321

DoC brings WTO experts, readies SL exporters on daunting SPS and TBT compliance Setting up SL’s first national me...

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Google says ‘Loon’ internet plan closer to deployment

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:08 Views - 365

AFP: Google parent Alphabet said last week that artificial intelligence-infused navigation software has significantly sped up plans to deploy Proje...

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Harry distills perfect blend for Sri Lanka

Monday, 20 February 2017 00:50 Views - 2114

Says governors must govern, leaders must lead, workers must work Recounts challenges in converting once loss-making State-own...

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Thailand, Sri Lanka prepare trade pact to boost bilateral trade

Monday, 20 February 2017 00:48 Views - 693

Bangkok: Thailand and Sri Lanka are set to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) later this year, aiming to triple bilateral trade to $ 1.5 billion ove...

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400,000 MT of rice discovered in SL retail market

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:05 Views - 246

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen (left) addresses the special press briefing on rice held at the Government Information Departme...

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Army interdicts soldiers arrested over Noyahr’s abduction

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:03 Views - 246

The five soldiers who were arrested over the abduction and assault on journalist Keith Noyahr, have been interdicted by the Army. Two soldiers we...

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US House of Representatives delegation strengthens US-Sri Lankan ties

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00 Views - 233

A bipartisan delegation from the US House of Representatives arrives in Colombo today for three days of meetings as part of the House Democracy Par...

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Korea Eximbank to provide clean and safe drinking water in northern part of Kurunegala District

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00 Views - 214

  The foundation stone for Deduru Oya Water Supply Project was laid ceremoniously on 20 February by Minister of City Planning...

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Indian Foreign Secretary concludes successful Lankan visit

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00 Views - 89

  Indian Foreign Secretary Dr. S. Jaishankar visited Sri Lanka from 18-20 February for bilateral discussions with Sri Lankan...

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Lawyers for Democracy responds to appointment of Kannan as High Court Judge

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00 Views - 234

Lawyers for Democracy (LfD) yesterday issued a statement on the appointment of R. Kannan as a High Court Judge, a move which has generated signific...

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Premier optimistic in reviving economy with international assistance

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:05 Views - 253

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe listens to Public Enterprise Development Minister Kabir Hashim at the ceremony on Sunday to hand over new housi...

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BASL elections postponed

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00 Views - 219

By T.Farook Thajudeen The election of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka initially scheduled for today to elect a new President for the year 2017/2...

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EU-funded housing project commences in Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and Batticaloa

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00 Views - 223

Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Tung-Lai Margue being welcomed by the homeowners at ...

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Pathfinder Foundation convenes ‘Trincomalee Consultations’

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00 Views - 227

  The Pathfinder Foundation convened ‘Trincomalee Consultations’, a two-day conference, saw the participation of ...

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Thailand extends Rs. 8 m in drought relief

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00 Views - 190

  The Thai Government made a financial contribution to the drought relief assistance program, with Ambassador of Thailand to ...

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Mahinda says irregular appointment of High Court judge threatens independence of judiciary

Monday, 20 February 2017 00:40 Views - 557

MP and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa MP and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday in a statement said that the irregul...

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SAITM and private medical schools: One bad start should not lead to throwing away a good idea

20 February 2017

Opposition to SAITM SAITM, the abbreviation for Sri Lanka's newest private university, South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (available at: http://www.saitm.edu.lk/), has been denoting a derogatory meaning in Sri Lankans' pres...


Delightfully imperfect?

18 February 2017

  A foreign national passing through the Colombo Private Bus Terminal on the day of a private bus strike  – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara     “Forty-year-old Mrs. Doreen Kulandivelu ...


Mother Lanka pregnant for the third time!

18 February 2017

A nattami carrying goods at Manning Market; the National Flag is seen on the wall in the background                                      &nbs...


Acting now for a better Sri Lanka

17 February 2017

Soldiers looking for survivors after a massive landslide in Aranayaka last year. The consequences of climate change will create a new pool of conflicts and will force people to survive and find a suitable way to live somewhere else – Pic by ...


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