EU expands cooperation strategy with Sri Lanka

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Over next 4 years more focus on reconciliation, governance, rural development and accountability Following successful engagement on ...


JKH Chief welcomes Govt.’s thrust for PPPs

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:25 Views - 857

Says move will give rise to opportunities for Group given strong balance sheet Premier blue chip John Keells Holdings Chairman ...


BOI says London Stock Exchange Group investment reflects growing investor confidence

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:23 Views - 466

The Board of Investment (BOI) said yesterday the decision by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) to set up its global business services arm in S...


‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2016’ titled ‘Focus. Act. Deliver’ on 2-3 August

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:21 Views - 436

The ‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2016,’organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka’s premier business grouping, will be ...


Aitken Spence FY16 pre-tax profit down 33% to Rs. 3.8 b

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:24 Views - 650

Challenging year sees bottom line dip 43% to Rs. 2 b; Group revenue down 25% to Rs. 26 b Optimistic on future, invests ...


Public Utilities Commission asks licensees for regulatory accounts

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:22 Views - 281

The Public Utilities Commission has issued a set of accountancy guidelines to licensees who are in the business of electricity generation,  tr...


Army ordered to hand over information related to Lasantha’s murder to CID

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:21 Views - 639

The Mount Lavinia Magistrate court yesterday ordered the Sri Lanka Army to hand over documents and other information related to the investigation o...




President vows strict action against government officials for unauthorised building, environmental pollution

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:38 Views - 298

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday vowed to take strict action against government officials for any unauthorised building or environmental po...


Photo exhibition and documentary on community development

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:36 Views - 286

‘Changing Lives,’ a photo exhibition and a set of seven documentaries, reflects the perseverance of communities in the north and the ea...


Canada provides humanitarian support to ongoing relief efforts in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:34 Views - 285

The Government of Canada has provided CAD $310,000  (approximately Rs. 35 million) in support to humanitarian relief efforts in Sri Lanka in r...


High impact resettlement projects for North and East

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:38 Views - 349

The Government has allocated Rs. 14 billion for high impact resettlement projects in the Northern and Eastern Provinces to socially upgrade and int...


London based INGO Islamic Relief helps 1,100 families  in Kolonnawa, Wellampitiya

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:36 Views - 309

Pix and text by Ashraff.A. Samad Islamic Relief Worldwide is an one of the largest INGOs in the world serving around 40 countries and provid...


PM Ranil Wickremesinghe who visited South Korea for the Rotary International Convention met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:17 Views - 564

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who visited  South Korea for the Rotary International Convention met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon...




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Invest in Sri Lanka needs a step change in strategy

31 May 2016

In the backdrop of the financial crisis, when the dreaded flood hit Sri Lanka, my mind went back to the time of 2007/08 when the war was ranging at its highest with the prices of petroleum touching $ 150 and foreign reserves were at just one month...

Recent floods, culprits galore

31 May 2016

The country suffered from an unprecedented drought from January to April and the populace faced the highest temperatures for decades. The monsoon was late and the arrival of rains in early May brought relief, but in a couple of weeks the relief wa...

Handagama’s latest indictment: Fantasising educated middle class should wake up from their dreams

30 May 2016

   A film director famous for indicting others Asoka Handagama, an award-winning film director of international repute, has been known for using his medium to serve contemporary society with indictments. His first movie, &lsquo...

Container fleet growth slows to lowest level

30 May 2016

Container fleet growth slows to lowest level The lowest fleet growth on record will not stop the containership fleet breaking through the 20 million TEU mark this year, according to analysis from Bimco. The shipping association said the fleet wo...

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