Govt. toasts raising $ 1 b in a day

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Finance Minister and Central Bank Chief say successful conclusion of $ 650 million 10-year sovereign bond and $ 338 m ...

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UNP says postponing elections unfair

Saturday, 30 May 2015 01:52 Views - 123

UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella (left) and UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim at yesterday's press conference - Pic by Shehan Gunasekara ...

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May inflation rate edges up from record low

Saturday, 30 May 2015 01:50 Views - 86

Colombo (Reuters): Sri Lanka’s annual inflation rate edged up in May to 0.2% from a record low of 0.1% the previous month, the state-run Depa...

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Rupee forwards steady after 10-year dollar bond sale

Saturday, 30 May 2015 01:49 Views - 120

Reuters: Rupee forwards ended steady on Friday as pressure on them eased amid hopes the local currency would gain after the island nation sold a 10...

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Softlogic ups after tax profit by 88% to Rs. 2.4 b in FY15

Saturday, 30 May 2015 01:51 Views - 340

Softlogic Holdings Plc yesterday announced a consolidated turnover growth of 35% to Rs. 40 billion in the financial year ended 31 March 20...

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Bourse falls to near 3-week low

Saturday, 30 May 2015 01:50 Views - 107

Reuters: Shares ended near a three-week low on Friday led by large-caps and foreign selling in blue-chips while investors cautiously bought the isl...

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Now 33 ICTA-initiated free Wi-Fi zones in operation

Saturday, 30 May 2015 01:48 Views - 80

The Government’s free Wi-Fi program made a significant mark with the setting up of free Wi-Fi zones recently benefitting the travelling publi...

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British envoy makes first tour to north

Saturday, 30 May 2015 01:45 Views - 117

James Dauris in discussion with the chief priest of the Nallur Temple British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka James Dauris has made...

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UPFA still undecided over MR’s party position

Saturday, 30 May 2015 01:42 Views - 797

Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva and UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha at Thursday’s  news conference at the ...

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Cabinet delays adhering to President’s order on Glyphosate

Saturday, 30 May 2015 01:38 Views - 108

Customs still not clear on Glyphosate import Cabinet spokesman, Rajitha Senaratne – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara ...

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JHU challenges SLMC to debate on 20A

Saturday, 30 May 2015 01:44 Views - 89

JHU Western Provincial Councillor Niashantha Sri Warnasinghe addressing a press conference – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara By Jay...

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Five new UPFA ministers appointed

Saturday, 30 May 2015 01:40 Views - 105

Five United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarians were yesterday appointed Ministers by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Pre...

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US think tank urges continued human rights pressure on Sri Lanka

Saturday, 30 May 2015 01:36 Views - 71

Washington (Reuters): There is little hope of post-war reconciliation in Sri Lanka unless the new Government acts to end the oppression of minority...

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For Sri Lanka to move on, it needs a radical change in policy

29 May 2015

Each year, the World Economic Forum ranks countries in the Global Competitiveness Index — a decent gauge of which nations are best positioned to squeeze efficiency out of their businesses and to attract companies and investment from overseas...


The mouth doth speak out of the abundance of the heart

28 May 2015

   Westminster it isn’t. At least, not in terms of rapier-sharp wit and scintillating repartee! But provoke the firebrand rabble-rousers in Parliament long and hard enough, and sooner or later – out pops the cloven ho...


Enter the dragon, or will it turn more benign?

27 May 2015

A few days ago, the General Secretary of the controversial Bodu Bala Sena, Galagoda-atte Gnanasara Thera was arrested on contempt of court charges for defying a court order and subsequently released on bail. He represents the aggressive public f...


Government has failed, charges JVP’s Lalkantha

27 May 2015

In order to resolve the Wilpattu deforestation matter, the first priority should be to find a proper and suitable area to resettle the people, says JVP Politburo member K.D. Lalkantha, noting that this is a sensitive matter concerning people who h...


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