Sri Lanka appeals to Pakistan for fertiliser

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President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday intervened to address the fertiliser shortage in the country with a request made to Pakistan’s Prime Minist ..

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Branding to take on the world

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:05 Views - 88

Top brands are synonymous with successful companies and Sri Lanka’s private sector showed its mettle at the inaugural Best Sri Lankan Brands

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SLFP will only consider ‘clean’ politicians for crossovers: Mahinda Amaraweera

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00 Views - 176

Only “clean” politicians who seek to establish a Sri Lanka Freedom Party Government in 2020 can cross over to the SLFP, UPFA General Secretary Mah

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Russia urges India to line up behind China’s Belt and Road initiative

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00 Views - 180

New Delhi (Reuters): Russia threw its weight behind China’s massive Belt and Road plan to build trade and transport links across Asia and beyond,

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Global travellers searching for SL content on the rise: TripAdvisor

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00 Views - 495

The world’s largest travel site TripAdvisor said the number of people searching for Sri Lankan content had increased 12% globally and called

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Rail strike hits O/L exams

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00 Views - 87

AFP: Hundreds of thousands of pupils were left stranded on Tuesday after railway workers in Sri Lanka refused to abandon a strike during national exam

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Budget boost for business confidence in November

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00 Views - 266

The LMD-Nielsen Business Confidence Index (BCI)has climbed 13 basis pointshigher to reach 119 in November, the latest edition of LMD reports.

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Four- member ministerial committee to resolve railway crisis

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00 Views - 108

In a bid to resolve the ongoing railway sector crisis, President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday appointed a four-member ministerial committee to addre

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Electrified vehicles to take half of global auto market by 2030

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00 Views - 69

DETROIT: The tipping point for electrified vehicles is in sight, and a combination of hybrid and fully electric powertrains is expected to cut the glo

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New SLBC Chairman

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 09:00 Views - 107

Siddi Mohamed Farook was appointed as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation with immediate effect by the Minister of Finance and Medi

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CA issues notice returnable for 26 Jan. on Navy officer in Raviraj revision application

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:10 Views - 85

The Court of Appeal yesterday reissued a notice returnable for 26 January on Navy officer Sampath, who is said to be still absconding, in respect of t

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Tamil prisoners’ CA appeal to be supported on 22 Feb.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00 Views - 40

Court of Appeal yesterday (12) fixed for support on February 2 the petition filed Tamil prisoners seeking to transfer their case back to Vavuniya High

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State Minister Palitha Range Bandara acquitted of all charges

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00 Views - 90

The Colombo High Court yesterday acquitted Skills Development and Vocational Training State Minister Palitha Range Bandara of all charges filed agains

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Navy arrest 27 Tamil Nadu fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00 Views - 6

The Sri Lanka Navy has arrested 27 Indian fishermen and seized five trawlers early Tuesday (12) morning for allegedly crossing the International Marit

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‘Tell the President’ program gets e-Swabhimani 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00 Views - 28

The ‘Tell the President’ program implemented by the Presidential Secretariat for the public to submit any complaints,

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Parliamentary Consultative Committee meetings to recommence

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00 Views - 12

The Cabinet yesterday decided to recommence Parliamentary Consultative Committee meetings following requests by ministers, a Senior Minister revealed.

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Sri Lanka receives another 1,000 tons of rice from China for drought victims

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00 Views - 21

Sri Lanka on Monday has received the second consignment of 1,000 tons of rice from China, to be distributed to the drought struck victims in the islan

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International Human Rights Day: Peace, Reconciliation and Human Rights Walk at Independence Square

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00 Views - 52

The Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation, with the support of the Youth Leaders’ Forum, organised a Peace, Reconciliation and Human R

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Globally democracy is not in decline: International IDEA publication

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00 Views - 14

The world has experienced continued and steep democratic progress, however this progress has slowed down over the past decade. Challenges and threats

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Mangala praises Sri Lankan human rights activist on receiving Franco-German Human Rights award

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00 Views - 45

Sri Lankan human rights defender Shreen Abdul Saroor is a recipient of the Franco German Human Rights Award 2017.

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Parliament approves railway services as essential

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 10:20 Views - 69

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent The proclamation made by President Maithripala Sirisena declaring railway services essentia

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Kodak moments for Sri Lanka Tourism

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

It was quite disheartening to see the tourism numbers for November 2017 dropping to 167,511 visitors at 0.2% growth against


Liberalising shipping and logistics: Cat out of the bag on THC too

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

At the 2017 Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council AGM as the outgoing chairman, I urged the Government on the need for fully liberalising the shipping sector to reap the long-term benefits for Sri Lanka.


A universal good: How increased health coverage can help beat back antimicrobial resistance

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Ensuring all people everywhere have access to health services that are affordable, of good quality and within reach is a public health imperative.


Towards sustainable green automobile beyond 2018

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

In the National Budget proposals for the year 2018, the Government has taken positive steps to promote the electric car segment


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