CoPE calls for fresh UL investigation

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The Committee on Public Enterprises (CoPE) yesterday called for an independent investigation into the losses of SriLankan Airlines, to understand the ..

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Govt. to slash prices of 27 medicines soon

Thursday, 22 August 2019 02:58 Views - 329

The Government is considering slashing prices of 27 medicines in the near future, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne confirmed to Parliament yester

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Tourism earns $ 1.8 b in 1H

Thursday, 22 August 2019 02:54 Views - 593

Earnings from tourism predictably declined in the first half but still managed to post $ 1.8 billion in earnings when compared with $ 2.1 billion earn

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Beat the traffic by using boat service

Thursday, 22 August 2019 02:53 Views - 881

Commuters can take a boat service which will be in operation along the Beira Lake from Union Place to Colombo Fort from today, which will be operated

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July inflation at 2.2%

Thursday, 22 August 2019 02:53 Views - 123

Inflation in July increased marginally to 2.2% from 2.1% in June largely on an increase in the non-food category, the Central Bank said in a statement

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SAARC Development Fund to hold Board Meeting in Colombo

Thursday, 22 August 2019 02:56 Views - 143

SAARC Development Fund will hold its 31st Board Meeting in Colombo this week, taking decisions on key issues to further promote regional integration a

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Rupee falls on foreign outflows; shares edge down

Thursday, 22 August 2019 02:54 Views - 327

Reuters: The rupee closed weaker yesterday for the third day running as foreign outflows from government securities weighed on the currency, in line w

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PSC term extended by one month

Thursday, 22 August 2019 02:53 Views - 44

The House yesterday extended the term of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to investigate the Easter Sunday attacks until 30 Septembe

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SL’s greatest guarantee for the future, prosperity for all, rests on togetherness: Dauris

Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:00 Views - 177

UK’s High Commissioner James Dauris last week completed his four-year tenure in Sri Lanka, a country he emphasises is resilient and full of promise

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JO to announce alliance with SLPP before Presidential polls

Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:58 Views - 148

By Nuwan Senarathna The Joint Opposition politicians loyal to Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna on Tuesday unani

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SC tells P’ment Bill to limit tuition classes constitutional

Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:56 Views - 278

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent Holidays (Amendment) Bill, the Private Member Bill moved in order to amend the Holidays Act No. 29

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JVP slams Govt. for failing to disclose number of vehicles purchased

Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:56 Views - 88

The Government yesterday asked for six months to submit the details of vehicles purchased for Cabinet Ministers, State Ministers, and Deputy Ministers

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Cabinet approves amending MMDA

Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:56 Views - 101

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to amend the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA), the Government Information Department said yeste

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AG requests Trial-at-Bar to hear Avant Garde case

Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:55 Views - 50

The Attorney General (AG) yesterday requested Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya to appoint a three-member Trial-at-Bar to hear the case on the Avant G

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Pakistan High Commissioner calls on President

Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:51 Views - 56

High Commissioner of Pakistan Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on 20 August to apprise hi

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Govt. moves changes to Factories Ordinance in P’ment

Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:50 Views - 130

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent The Government moved five regulations in Parliament this week to amend regulations of the Factories

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MP Shritharan raises privilege issue in P’ment

Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:50 Views - 442

Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) lawmaker S. Shritharan yesterday raised a privilege issue with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya highlighting the recent rai

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Human Rights Watch says Army Chief’s appointment negates Govt. pledges toward accountability

Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:50 Views - 50

The New York-based global rights organisation, Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday said the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as Sri L

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Colombo Port City declared as urban development area under UDA

Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:50 Views - 160

The Colombo Port City has been established as an urban development area under the Urban Development Authority (UDA), the Megapolis and Western Develop

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Will the real JVP – Joke; Vital cog; Party poopers – please stand up?

Thursday, 22 August 2019
THE REDS ON THE GREEN HAVE TAKEN THE LIE OF THE LAND – and it is a highly-publicised stand, being the largest political rally of late. It’s a red


Amendment of People’s Bank Act: Any sinister motive?

Thursday, 22 August 2019
Parliament of Sri Lanka is scheduled to debate a Bill presented by the Minister of Finance on 24 May and Published as Bill No. 282 in the Gazette (err


Solar power can save country from blackouts

Thursday, 22 August 2019
The country faced country-wide power-cuts (except Colombo) in March when electricity generated failed to meet the demand, as the current Government fa


Emerging signals of a US recession

Wednesday, 21 August 2019
US stocks plunge on fears of an economic downturn Last week’s turbulence in financial markets was a reaction to the fresh evidence of a possible rec


The 1915 pogrom: Where were all the women?

Wednesday, 21 August 2019
The 1915 anti-Muslim pogrom in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) is usually analysed through the lenses of ethnicity, religion, or class. Gender – and specifi


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