July turns jittery

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Moves afoot for SLFP to quit UPFA, pose legal challenge to alliance contesting poll President Sirisena seeks to calm fears privately; ...

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UNP exposes MR’s Rs. 9.4 m unpaid 5-star breakfast bill

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 02:09 Views - 172

By Chamodi Gunawardana The United National Party (UNP) yesterday revealed that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s family had ordered...

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CB Chief Mahendran confident of 7% growth this year

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 02:06 Views - 49

By Channa Fernandopulle The Central Bank (CBSL) expects economic growth to pick up during the second half of 2014 following the conclusion of 17 ...

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Talk straight Mr. President: Purawesi Balaya

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 02:03 Views - 58

An alliance of civil society organisations that strongly backed Maithripala Sirisena’s bid for the presidency in January this year, demanded ...

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T-Bond fiasco: Malik Samarawickrama has his say

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 02:07 Views - 109

Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Malik Samarawickrama, yesterday clarified his stance over alleged reports about his purported involvement in...

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Sri Lanka Tourism seeks top global ad agency for Rs. 200 m push

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 02:04 Views - 44

Sri Lanka Tourism, after winning several awards this year at global travel fairs and seeing the number of tourist arrivals crossing 830,051 up by 1...

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Polls timed ahead of UN war crimes report to foil Rajapaksa comeback

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 02:02 Views - 54

Reuters: August elections have been timed to stop a comeback by war-time President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who remarkably may see his popularity rise in...

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UNP to hold inaugural election rally in Kandy

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 01:38 Views - 50

  The United National Party (UNP) announced yesterday that it would hold its inaugural election rally in Kandy on 14 July. UNP media...

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Hakeem calls for urgent program to overcome garbage disposal obstacles

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 01:29 Views - 52

Since there have been many complains with regard to the problems arisen in the disposal of  garbage in and around Colombo City, Minister Rauff...

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Parliamentary polls candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa speaks out

Monday, 6 July 2015 00:04 Views - 494

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who lost the Sri Lankan presidency earlier this year, plans to contest the parliamentary election and likely become prime minist...

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President Sirisena witness at Hirunika Premachandra’s wedding

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 01:34 Views - 103

President Maithripala Sirisena was a witness at the wedding of budding politician Hirunika Premachandra held in Colombo yesterday. Hirunika, who ...

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JVP accuses Maithripala of betraying people

Monday, 6 July 2015 00:10 Views - 155

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday accused President Maithripala Sirisena of betraying the people by nominating former Presiden...

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President pledges not to reverse 8 January revolution and allow family rule to return

Monday, 6 July 2015 00:00 Views - 231

President Maithripala Sirisena today pledged that he would not allow room for the “silent revolution” achieved on 8 January to...

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“The BBS wants to become a decision-making political force”

7 July 2015

“The Bodu Jana Peramuna will not support Mahinda Rajapaksa,” stressed controversial Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero. He said although they supported the former President during the last presidential election, the newly-launched BJP has...


“TNA is the only party fighting for the rights of the Tamil people”

7 July 2015

Before contesting the election, Mahinda Rajapaksa needs to prove that he and his family are not corrupt, notes Tamil National Alliance strongman Suresh Premechandran. “If he (Rajapaksa) comes to power, he will safeguard his entire family a...


Projects, Projects everywhere: But who knows how to run them?

6 July 2015

There are projects all over but many of them are failed projects Human history is replete with projects enabling civilisations to deliver marvellous creations through them. But many of them have been failures right from the design stage. Sri Lan...


Being diligent when going digital

6 July 2015

   Technology has always been an enhancer of our work. From adding machines to the advanced computer this was always the case. Such extensive applications are broadly categorised as digital transformations. Today’s column e...


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