Economy underpins political loss: Dr. Sally

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Respected economist Dr. Razeen Sally stayed true to his usual straight-talking style yesterday, criticising the main political parties ..

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Swarnamahal FS says no deal yet

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00 Views - 122

Swarnamahal Financial Services (SFS)yesterday made a clarification regarding an article published on Daily FT, on 20 February 2018 saying no deal yet

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Sri Lanka wins South Asia Procurement Innovation Award

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00 Views - 20

Sri Lanka has received the South Asia Procurement Innovation Award 2017-2018 at the fifth South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference held from 5-

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Sampath Bank after-tax profit soars to record Rs. 12.1 b

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00 Views - 92

Sampath Bank said yesterday it has posted a Profit After Tax (PAT) of Rs. 12.1 billion for the year ended 31 December 2017

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Senarath Bandara appointed GM/CEO at Bank of Ceylon

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:38 Views - 1406

The Bank of Ceylon has appointed K. B. Senarath Bandara as the new General Manager and CEO with effect from 22 February. At present, he is the Deputy

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First draft of National Sustainability Dialogue presented to President

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00 Views - 22

The first draft of the National Sustainability Dialogue was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday.

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DFCC Bank records impressive performance in 2017

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00 Views - 61

DFCC Bank continued to demonstrate positive momentum across businesses in 2017 as a rapidly growing commercial bank completing its second year after t

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President says new economic program by next week

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00 Views - 81

The National Economic Council (NEC) headed by President Maithripala Sirisena will finalise a new economic plan next week

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Seylan Group ups after tax profit by 24% to Rs. 5 b

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:37 Views - 386

In the backdrop of challenging external environment, Seylan Group has reported a resilient performance by recording a profit after tax of Rs. 5.004 bi

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ACMC calls for stability amid post-poll upheaval 

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00 Views - 17

Riding on its latest electoral victory at the recent Local Government polls, the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) has called for political

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Speaker to make a special statement on unity government today

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00 Views - 77

Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya yesterday told Parliament he will issue a special statement today regarding the agreement between

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Opposition questions ministerial numbers

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00 Views - 29

Bitterness over the strained relationship between the United National Party (UNP) and the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) surfaced again in

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No decision to amend law on 25% mandatory female representation 

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00 Views - 12

The Party Leaders meeting on Monday (19) has not decided to amend the law requiring 25% female representation

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Bond and PRECIFAC reports debate postponed indefinitely

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00 Views - 14

The continuation of the crucial debate on the bond report and the PRECIFAC report was postponed yesterday due to the PRECIFAC

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Chinese warships enter East Indian Ocean amid Maldives tensions

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00 Views - 37

Shanghai (Reuters): Eleven Chinese warships sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month, a Chinese news portal said

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Motion to adjourn P’ment unsuccessful

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:31 Views - 373

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent The Unity Government successfully weathered the Joint Opposition-led political typhoon, which cripp

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PMCPSL urges Govt. to convert SAITM to state-owned institution

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:30 Views - 382

By Shannon Jayawardena The Private Medical College Parents Society Limited (PMCPSL) yesterday urged that SAITM be converted to a government institute,

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Parliament revises Standing Orders

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:30 Views - 81

The revised draft of the Standing Orders and the Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament was moved yesterday in Parliament. The revised Standing Ord

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SLPP vows village development following victory at local government polls

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:29 Views - 62

(Xinhua): The Sri Lanka People’s Front – also known as the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) – which won a local government election held in th

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Delimitation Committee on Provincial Councils hands over report to Minister

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:22 Views - 194

The Delimitation Committee for the conduct of Provincial Council elections yesterday handed over its report on the delimitation of electorates to Prov

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Maha Shivarathri Pooja at Sri Lanka Insurance

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:22 Views - 49

A Pooja was conducted last week by the Sri Lanka Insurance Hindu Association to mark Maha Shivarathri, which is held in honour of Lord Shiva. The pooj

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Ranil’s tactical success, Mahinda’s strategic victory

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Who will defeat the UNP? The people, with or without the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. That was proved at the local government


Betraying the very foundation of the Unity Government- Consensus

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Soon after the results of the Local Government bodies were released, it was reported that the President wanted the resignation of the Prime Minister


Sri Lankan consumer under pressure

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Whilst Sri Lanka is grappling to understand how to structure the Government to run the country, the reality is thWhilst Sri Lanka


More of the same

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Those of you who’ve read what I have written over the years could, justifiably, experience a sense of déjà vu as you read what follows. That said, I will make no apology for the burden of this piece because it will, again, state the eternal verit


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