Govt. to list 4 hotels soon

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Tourism Development and Christian Affairs John Amaratunga (right) speaks at the  Hospitality Investment Conference Indian Ocean yeste...

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Exodus of Independent Directors from Richard Pieris Board

Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:10 Views - 1122

  Richard Pieris and Company Plc has seen an exodus of Independent Non-Executive Directors.  The Daily FT understands ...

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UPDATED: Australian firms linked to bribe scandals in Sri Lanka

Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:08 Views - 1288

http://www.theage.com.au: Two Australian companies are embroiled in bribery scandals that reach into the offices of the presidents of Sri Lanka and...

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India to grant Rs. 300 m for Hambantota development

Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:05 Views - 532

The Indian Government has agreed to provide a grant of Rs. 300 million for livelihood development, including in the fisheries sector, in the Hamban...

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Govt. seeks fresh investors for lubricant market

Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:09 Views - 324

By Chamodi Gunawardana In a bid to expand the country’s lubricant market, the Government will be calling applications from interested inves...

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Niyangoda appointed to COMBank Board

Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:05 Views - 595

Lakshman D. Niyangoda has been appointed to the Board of Commercial Bank Plc as a Non-Executive Independent Director. Niyangoda is presently the ...

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Govt. calls bids for 3rd phase of Central Expressway construction

Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:04 Views - 785

Following a proposal made by Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella, the Government expects to call for bids and proposals to sel...

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ONUR launches language facilitators’ pool website

Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:11 Views - 601

  The Office for National Unity & Reconciliation (ONUR) in partnership with the Department of Official Languages launched...

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P’ment considers giving media access to COPE proceedings

Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:10 Views - 361

Parliamentarians yesterday considered inviting the media to witness the proceedings of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE), a move that will...

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North Sri Lankan Chief Minister sets goals and parameters for development projects

Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:04 Views - 366

The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil majority Northern Province, C.V. Wigneswaran, on Tuesday outlined the economic goals of his largely r...

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OMP a part of larger process of transitional justice: NPC

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 00:01 Views - 672

Welcoming the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) bill, the National Peace Council (NPC) said that the passage of the bill, albeit in controversial cir...

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Govt. eager to setup Special Indian Economic Zone in Kurunegala

Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:11 Views - 454

The Government has expressed its willingness to establish the proposed Special Indian Economic or Industrial Zone in the Kurunegala District. Acc...

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Australian High Commissioner visits Southern Province

Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:05 Views - 448

Australian High CommissionerBryce Hutchessonvisited the Southern Province from 17 to 19 August, where he met with Government and business interlocu...

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EU Ambassador Daly applauds Office of Missing Persons; urges genuine reconciliation

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 00:02 Views - 658

The Ambassador for the Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, David Daly, upon completing his tour of duty in Sri Lanka, c...

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New constitution will be put forth to a referendum after being presented to P’ment: Kiriella

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 00:01 Views - 631

Leader of the House and Minister of Higher Education and Highways Lakshman Kiriella has said that the proposed new Constitution will be pu...

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SLFP: A war within

25 August 2016

    As the Government of ‘national unity’ celebrated the completion of its first year in office last week, President Maithripala Sirisena was grappling with a problem that preceded his presidency.  For ...


“Current SLFP leadership doesn’t know Bandaranaike philosophy”

25 August 2016

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party is today controlled by people who do not understand the ‘Bandaranaike philosophy,’ otherwise they would never ally with the United National Party, said Joint Opposition bigwig MP Dullas Alahapperuma, in an i...


A new trade policy for Sri Lanka

24 August 2016

  If the outlined measures are implemented, two prominent sectors will be opened up to international competition: shipping and tea    Sri Lanka desperately needs a new global economic strategy as part of a br...


Gem and jewellery industry: Criticality of a paradigm shift

24 August 2016

  The sapphire pendant in the movie Titanic had an impact on subsequent sapphire sales   Sri Lanka is renowned worldwide for fine gemstones ever since the very early days of international shipping routes and trade...


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