IMF satisfied with SL but urges greater progress

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has signalled that it is satisfied with Sri Lanka’s stabilisation program though urging greater progress with ..


ADB, We-Fi $ 12.6 m grant to boost Lankan women entrepreneurs

Monday, 23 April 2018 00:30 Views - 120

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has received $ 12.6 million in funding for 2018-2020 from the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) to gener


Oops...Deutsche Bank makes 28 b euro transfer in error

Monday, 23 April 2018 00:26 Views - 546

Frankfurt Main (AFP): Germany’s biggest lender Deutsche Bank on Friday admitted to a massive erroneous transfer of 28 billion euros ($ 34 billion) i


OPA differs with Malik on FTAs

Monday, 23 April 2018 00:24 Views - 162

The Organisation of Professional Associations (OPA) has refuted the recent assertions of Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik


Biggest Lankan delegation at London’s Commonwealth Business Forum

Monday, 23 April 2018 00:00 Views - 71

A record number of Sri Lankan small and medium scale business delegates participated at the Commonwealth Business Forum that was held from 16-18 April


Capacity building the need of the hour: Eran

Monday, 23 April 2018 00:27 Views - 123

State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne, speaking at the G-24 Ministers and Governors meeting held on 19 April ahead of the International Monetar


Post-Mirissa incidents Bates &NGage forum on 26 April on challenges to future of tourism

Monday, 23 April 2018 00:25 Views - 90

Fresh from the resounding success and plaudits received for their ground-breaking thought leadership sessions on the future of brands,


Acuity Partners teams up with ground breaking fintech innovation Huddlestock

Monday, 23 April 2018 00:00 Views - 163

Acuity Partners Ltd. recently launched the unique “Huddlestock” offering in Sri Lanka for busy and less sophisticated retail and institutional inv


PM calls for expansive private sector ties with Iran

Monday, 23 April 2018 00:00 Views - 28

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for the private sectors of Sri Lanka and Iran to cooperate closely for the implementation of joint proj




US human rights report says Sri Lanka military and police harass civilians with impunity

Monday, 23 April 2018 00:20 Views - 85

Washington, DC: The US State Department’s human rights report for 2017 said Sri Lanka’s military and police harassed civilians with impunity altho


President Chief Guest at opening of Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health

Monday, 23 April 2018 00:18 Views - 19

The Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health was launched in London on Friday with President Maithripala Sirisena functioning as the Chief Guest at the


New interface of Foreign Ministry website goes live

Monday, 23 April 2018 00:17 Views - 37

A new interface of the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been launched.


Sri Lanka will initiate collaboration on mangrove restoration with new ‘Commonwealth Blue Charter’

Monday, 23 April 2018 00:00 Views - 36

Commonwealth leaders on the final day of CHOGM as one of the Executive Sessions’ outcomes agreed on a bold, co-ordinated push to protect the ocean f


Touched and honoured by decision of CHOGM leaders: Prince Charles

Monday, 23 April 2018 00:00 Views - 56

Elated by the decision of the 53 leaders, which was described by British Prime Minister, Theresa May as unanimous, Charles expressed his delight at th


After 27 years, Commonwealth updates guidelines for election observers

Monday, 23 April 2018 00:00 Views - 13

New guidelines for Commonwealth election observation were agreed upon and released at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) concluded o


2020 CHOGM in Rwanda

Monday, 23 April 2018 00:00 Views - 33

The leaders of the Commonwealth group of nations on Friday evening decided to hold the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOG) in Rwanda


Sri Lanka’s main concern is achieving a sustainable future: President

Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:10 Views - 41

Excellencies, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, ladies and gentlemen, sustainability is a term in the development terminology. Therefore, every G


Tamils rally against Sirisena in London

Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00 Views - 120

Thousands of Tamils rallied against President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit to London shouting “go back, Maithri” and carrying “#GoBackMY3” s


Mangala Samaraweera met with President of South Africa

Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00 Views - 34

Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera met with President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa and the President of Rwanda Paul Kagame on Thursd


Russian Navy training ship Perekop arrives at Colombo Port

Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00 Views - 46

The Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, has ceremonially welcomed the Russian Navy training ship Perekop, which arrived at the Port o


Embassy of Sri Lanka in Paris organises book launch with cultural event at UNESCO

Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00 Views - 37

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Paris hosted a diplomatic reception and a book launch with a cultural event at UNESCO Headquarters on 3 April to mark the



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Monday, 23 April 2018

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Monday, 23 April 2018

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Sri Lanka lost its maritime aspirations 60 years ago

Monday, 23 April 2018

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Monday, 23 April 2018

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