Economy clocks promising 3.7% 1Q growth

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An across-the-board expansion in Agriculture, Industries and Services propelled first quarter growth in 2019 to 3.7% in the first quarter of 2019, the ..


Media banned from PSC sessions when active officials testify

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:20 Views - 263

The Parlimentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to investigate the Easter Sunday attacks has decided to not allow media to be present while witnesse


US Secretary of State cancels Lankan visit

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:14 Views - 196

Due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts during his upcoming visit to the Indo-Pacific region that includes accompanying President Donald Trump to the


Mangala hits back against Asgiriya chief monk’s call to ‘stone Muslims’

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:10 Views - 1548

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday hit back at controversial and racially charged comments made by one of the top Buddhist monks in the co


Cabinet approves raising up to Rs. 480 b for debt financing

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:05 Views - 134

Under the Active Liability Management Act, Cabinet yesterday gave permission to raise up to Rs. 480 million for debt financing, the Government Informa


Fitch, S&P issue rating on SriLankan Airlines’ proposed $ 175 m guaranteed dollar bonds

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:15 Views - 207

Fitch Ratings has assigned SriLankan Airlines Ltd.’s (SLA) proposed issue of dollar government-guaranteed bonds an expected rating of ‘B(EXP)’.


CB launches Roadmap for Sustainable Finance

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:12 Views - 252

The Central Bank yesterday launched the Roadmap for Sustainable Finance to encourage the financial system to promote financing for climate resilience


CSE at more than 6-week high on foreign buying; rupee gains

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:08 Views - 234

REUTERS: Shares closed at a more than six-week high on Wednesday, boosted by foreign inflows into equities, while the rupee ended slightly firmer on d


SriLankan Airlines first in South Asia to opt for Airbus’ Skywise Health Monitoring

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:00 Views - 59

SriLankan Airlines has become the first customer in South Asia to sign a Letter of Intent (LoI) for the Skywise Health Monitoring (SHM) application fr




Zahran spent years advocating violence against Sufi Muslims, witness tells PSC

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:00 Views - 146

By Chandani Kirinde A representative of the Sufi community told the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) investigating the Easter Sunday attacks that


Fisheries getting help from WB and Norway: Govt.

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:00 Views - 108

The Government confirmed to Parliament yesterday the local canned fish industry was meeting a part of the market demand at an affordable price while t


Land Reclamation Corporation given wider powers

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:00 Views - 134

Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (Amendment) Bill received House approval yesterday in Parliament enabling the proposed name cha


Graduate teachers struggle with subjects

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:00 Views - 200

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent The newly-appointed teachers have found it difficult to teach the subjects assigned to them at scho


Japan opens job market for skilled Sri Lankan labour via new agreement

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:00 Views - 644

Sri Lankan labour in 14 different job categories will have access to employment in the Japanese market, with Foreign Employment Ministry to put in str


Sri Lanka, Hungary explore new ways to boost bilateral ties

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:00 Views - 71

Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana was in Budapest for bilateral discussions with the Hungary Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Péter Szijjártó last


President Duterte confers Order of Sikatuna on Ambassador Aruni Ranaraja

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:00 Views - 82

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Philippines Aruni Ranaraja was conferred the Order of Sikatuna, with the rank of Grand Cross (Datu), gold distinction b


Rishad proves MP Weerawansa’s Parliamentary claims fabricated

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:00 Views - 773

The Leader of ACMC slammed an opposition MP in Parliament on Tuesday for damaging and wild allegations made in the House, which falsely claimed that h


China donates Rs. 33 m worth security equipment

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:00 Views - 87

Three Portable X-ray Machines and five Walk-through Metal Detectors with total value about Rs. 33 million were handed over yesterday by Ambassador Che


Kabir and Haleem reappointed by President

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:00 Views - 80

Parliamentarians Abdul Haleem and Kabir Hashim reassumed their ministerial portfolios before President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday. Accordingly, A



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Thursday, 20 June 2019
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Disinformation is bad; wilful disinformation is worse

Thursday, 20 June 2019
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A day in the life of a democracy

Thursday, 20 June 2019
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Thursday, 20 June 2019
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Whither Sri Lanka?

Wednesday, 19 June 2019
On Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019, suicide bombers from an extremist group caused carnage in six separate locations in Sri Lanka. Over 250 lives were lo

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