Mixed ending to 2017 external trade

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External performance in December brought a mixed ending to 2017 with exports surpassing $1 billion for the fifth time buoyed ..

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Ceylinco Life’s net profit surges 95% to Rs. 6 b

Friday, 23 February 2018 00:10 Views - 149

Ceylinco Life said yesterday it has posted net profit of Rs. 6 billion for the year ending 31 December 2017, while reaffirming

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National Economic Council tackles food prices, fertiliser and infrastructure issues

Friday, 23 February 2018 00:04 Views - 427

The National Economic Council (NEC), which met under the chairmanship of President Maithripala Sirisena this week

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Remittances down 1% to $7.1b

Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00 Views - 36

Workers’ remittances declined by 1.9% to $671 million in December 2017 but on a cumulative basis inflows on account of workers’ remittances declin

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Japanese tech giants invited to invest in digital development drive

Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00 Views - 69

A Government MP on Tuesday extended an open invitation to Japanese technology companies to explore different ways in which they

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Kabir wants Weliamuna Report as basis for Commission on SriLankan

Friday, 23 February 2018 00:05 Views - 134

Public Enterprise Development Minister Kabir Hashim yesterday highlighted the importance of the Weliamuna Report in Parliament

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Tourism revenue up 3% to $ 3.6 b

Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00 Views - 48

For 2017, earnings from tourism are provisionally estimated to have increased by 3.2% to $ 3,631 million, the Central Bank said yesterday in its lates

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Sri Lanka continues to fare poorly in Global Corruption Rankings

Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00 Views - 135

Sri Lanka has failed to show significant improvement in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2017 released by Transparency

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New BOC GM pledges to deliver amidst challenges

Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00 Views - 112

The newly-appointed General Manager of Bank of Ceylon (BOC), Senarath Bandara, yesterday expressed confidence

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Karu says presenting coalition agreement to P’ment unnecessary

Friday, 23 February 2018 00:10 Views - 57

Presenting the agreement signed between the United National Party (UNP) and the United People’s Freedom Alliance

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US Pacific Partnership mission to return to Sri Lanka for second time

Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00 Views - 35

The Asia-Pacific’s largest humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief preparedness mission will return to Sri Lanka for a second

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Prosecutor calls Maldives’ extension of state of emergency unconstitutional

Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00 Views - 33

MALE (Reuters) - The extension of a state of emergency in the Maldives was unconstitutional, the country’s prosecutor general has said

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Dr. Sara Dissanayake responds to Opposition Leader Sampanthan

Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00 Views - 246

Dr. Sara Dissanayake, whose opinion article titled ‘Looking beyond the current political gridlock: Future of Tamil nationalist politics’

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Sri Lankan High Commissioner in UK has not resigned: Foreign Ministry

Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00 Views - 70

The Foreign Affairs Ministry denied media reports that the High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Amari Wijewardene

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Close to 10% increase in women’s representation at LG bodies

Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00 Views - 28

Marking close to a 9% increase in the number of women elected to local government bodies island-wide, this time voters have elected 535 women candidat

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Govt. and TNA conspired to postpone Bond debate: JO

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:20 Views - 293

The Joint Opposition yesterday claimed that the Government had schemed with the TNA, to avoid the continuation of the debate on the Bond report. Joint

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President launches Special Reconciliation TV Channel

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:19 Views - 188

President Maithripala Sirisena as National Integration and Reconciliation Minister initiated a special budget proposal in 2017 to establish a special

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International Mother Language Day celebrations highlight various ethnic identities across world

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:19 Views - 84

By Shannon Jayawardena The International Mother Language Day 2018 was celebrated yesterday, at the Viharamahadevi Open Air Theatre, highlighting the

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FR petition to prevent arrest on H’tota hotel project fixed for 7 June

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:18 Views - 334

By S. S. Selvanayagam The Supreme Court yesterday (21 February) re-fixed for 7 June to be mentioned the fundamental rights petitions filed by former

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Sampanthan corrects Daily FT opinion article by Dr. Sara Dissanayaka

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:17 Views - 228

Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan’s Media Secretary Raghu Balachandran has sent the following Statement with regard to an Opinion article in Daily FT

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Cabinet nod for $115m AIIB loan for Waste Management Project

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00 Views - 157

By Chathuri Dissanayake Cabinet this week gave approval to finalise details on a loan facility provided by Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, to t

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Today's Columnists

Shouldn’t Govt. prevent parliamentary system from decay and destruction?

Friday, 23 February 2018

The wrong people teach us the best lessons. As a clever nation, we had always used our ballot and chased the wrong people


Sri Lanka needs sensible and sound leadership

Friday, 23 February 2018

The Asia section of the print edition of the Economist, under the headline ‘Beasts and Monsters’, said: “To critics of Mahinda Rajapaksa


Something happened out there, but what’s going on in here right now?

Friday, 23 February 2018

I have a confession to make. Yours truly has really lost track of what’s happening in the arena we call national politics.


Putting ‘Yaha’ into ‘Palanaya’ – could standards be the trick?

Thursday, 22 February 2018

I will from the outset indicate that this is not about politics, even though popular terminology cannot be resisted if one is to get the message across. We are driven by emotions and the media is only adding fuel to the fire. If one takes a step back


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