‘Enterprise Sri Lanka’ for new growth era

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President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday called on State banks to focus on providing affordable financing to entrepreneurs, pointing out that generati ..


From Sri Lanka to the world

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:30 Views - 75

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday pledged to stay the course on expanding Sri Lanka’s economy by encouraging local businesses, entrepren


Rupee extends recovery as exporters sell dollar

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:13 Views - 315

Reuters: The rupee ended firmer yesterday, further pulling away from a record-low as exporters sold the US dollar and foreign investors bought Governm


Stocks end steady, marking fifth straight losing week

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00 Views - 94

Reuters: Shares ended steady yesterday, staying close to the 14-month low hit this week and marking their fifth straight week of losses. The Colombo s


JO demands Govt. policies change to help local industries

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00 Views - 46

Joint Opposition Parliamentary Group and MEP Leader MP Dinesh Gunawardana yesterday urged the Government to correct its bad policies of favouring fore


Entrepreneurs are new growth engine: Mangala

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:30 Views - 43

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday termed entrepreneurs the new engine of growth and called forth a fresh economic impetus from their crea


Trump threatens 20% tariff on EU cars

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00 Views - 199

Reuters: US President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 20% tariff on all European Union-assembled cars coming into the United States, a month after


Govt. to take action against leopard-killers

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00 Views - 86

The Government will carry out an investigation into the cruel killing of a leopard in the Kilinochchi jungle, Parliament was told yesterday. Leader of


Gnanasara Thera granted bail

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00 Views - 86

Firebrand monk Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero who was sentenced to six months rigorous imprisonment two weeks ago was granted bail yesterday by the H




Pakistan reaches out to uplift Sri Lankan youth through scholarships

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:56 Views - 36

In order to enhance the younger generation’s capacity-building for better educational opportunities, the Government of Pakistan, through its High Co


Kilinochchi Magistrate’s Court orders arrest of leopard-killers

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:18 Views - 1099

The Kilinochchi Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered to arrest the individuals involved in the slaughtering of a leopard which attacked villagers.


Government bans 14 persons from entering Sri Lanka due to LTTE links

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:10 Views - 165

Fourteen individuals with links to the LTTE have been barred from entering the country by the Government. Issuing an extraordinary gazette


Sri Lankan handicrafts, spices and tea featured at the United Nations International Bazaar

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00 Views - 74

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York actively participated in the annual UN International Bazaar held on 18 June at th


Police officer killed in jewellery store heist, alleged mastermind arrested

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00 Views - 61

One of the three Policemen who were injured during a shootout with a group of robbers who attempted to break into a jewellery store in Matara has died


Sri Lankan community in Bahrain unveils pinnacle of first-ever stupa/pagoda

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00 Views - 38

The first ever Buddhist temple in the Kingdom of Bahrain was established in 2008 in the city of Riffa by the Sri Lankan community under the stewardshi


Pakistan HC hosts Eid Milan reception

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00 Views - 25

The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, hosted an Eid Milan reception on 17 June at Galadari Hotel. It was attended by Sri Lankan and Pakistani


Worldwide campaigns by global citizens to spread culture of peace and enact int’l law for peace

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00 Views - 16

Global conflicts from terror and disputes pervade media coverage, and the international society is throwing back the question of ‘peace’. Citizens


Bilateral political consultations between Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea held in Colombo

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00 Views - 26

The Second Round of Bilateral Political Consultations between Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea at the Foreign Affairs Ministries level took place i


UNP rejects alleged plans to fund ex-LTTEers

Friday, 22 June 2018 00:10 Views - 175

The United National Party (UNP) yesterday sought to dismiss allegations made by MP Wimal Weerawansa that the


COPA failed from inception: Chairman

Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00 Views - 75

The Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) had failed to provide a satisfactory service since its establishment in 1978


Debate on Provincial Council election on 6 July

Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00 Views - 97

A difference of opinions arose on the method of conducting the next Provincial Council (PC) elections during yesterday’s



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Great ‘Gamperaliya’: A great novel made into a great film by a great director

Saturday, 23 June 2018

‘Gamperaliya’ (Changes in the Village/Changement au Village) was the third feature film made by ace director Lester James Peries. It was released on 20 December 1963.The film was based on the famous novel of the same name written by the doyen of

Thushani takes Todos to new heights

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Thushani Rodrigo has always amazed me. From the very first day I met her, I have been in awe of her strength, courage and grace and constantly impressed by her creativity. The discipline and commitment she brings to her work, her farsightedness and h

Confusion in Maldivian opposition is to Yameen’s advantage

Saturday, 23 June 2018

The ongoing confusion in the ranks of the Maldivian opposition, barely three months before the presidential election, works to the advantage of the incumbent President and candidate of the Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM), Abdulla Yameen.

Implications of inward FDI on China: Lessons to be learnt

Saturday, 23 June 2018

China overtook the United States to become the largest trading nation in the world in 2014. China is the second largest economy in the world behind the United States and the largest exporter in the world. It is referred to as the factory of the world

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