Reforms ready to roll: PM

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Targeting exports and investment, the Government will introduce several laws including possible new legislation to improve the ease of doing business, ..


President urges world to support SL’s forward march

Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:11 Views - 142

President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to seriously consider the tremendous progress made by the Government towards re


Pandemonium in P’ment before passage of provincial council polls bill

Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:10 Views - 215

Amidst heated debates and the House getting suspended twice, lawmakers passed the Provincial Councils Elections (Amendment) Bill with amendments.


Tea crop up 6.14% in August

Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00 Views - 68

Reuters: Tea output rose 6.14% due to good weather in August, the state-run Tea Board said on Wednesday, while industry officials also attributed the


Tea export earnings top $ 1 b mark by August

Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00 Views - 221

Tea exports crossed the $ 1 billion mark by end August, up by 20% from a year earlier, Asia Siyaka Commodities Plc revealed.


President, First Lady meet Trump and Melania

Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:11 Views - 505

New York: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena and First Lady Jayanthi Sirisena yesterday attended a reception hosted by the United States Preside


Notorious global hackers, top experts to bring home cyber security insights at FT forum

Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:09 Views - 263

Two world-famous ex-hackers and several global and regional experts will be the key attractions at the Daily FT-CICRA Holdings organised fifth annual


Constitutional Assembly meets today

Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00 Views - 34

The Steering Committee will present its interim report along with additional observations to the Constitutional Assembly, which will meet this morning


Harsha says trade reforms essential to integrate economy with world

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:10 Views - 454

To take Sri Lanka to the next level with structural breaks along a different growth path, National Policies and Economic Affairs Deputy Minister Dr. H




Special service to mark PM’s 40 years of service

Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:28 Views - 76

A special religious service was held on Tuesday to commemorate 40 years of service to the people of Sri Lanka by Ranil Wickremesinghe as a Member of P


Govt. to travel 3rd stage of Central Expressway with Taisei Corp

Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:22 Views - 190

The Government has decided to award the contract for the third stage of the Central Expressway to the Taisei Corporation.


Pakistan’s new Prime Minister assures continued assistance to Sri Lanka

Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:21 Views - 47

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi assured President Maithripala Sirisena that Pakistan would continue the assistance provided to Sr


Court grants bail to Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita

Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:19 Views - 150

The Colombo High Court yesterday granted bail to the two high-profile state officials of the former Government convicted of misusing state money.


Electricity workers end industrial action, doctors to begin 24-hour strike

Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00 Views - 65

electricity workers ended their strike today following government assurance to increase their salaries and the Railway Strike scheduled to begin midni


Speaker Karu Jayasuriya visits India

Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00 Views - 160

Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka visited India to attend the 153rd birth anniversary commemorations of Anagarika Dharmapala, organised by the Ma


Mahendran can be compelled to testify despite foreign citizenship: Bond Commission

Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00 Views - 236

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the controversial bond issuance yesterday declared that despite former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendra


Speaker conveys SC ruling on 20th Amendment to P’ment

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:10 Views - 85

Only obtaining two-thirds majority support in the House and public approval at a referendum, followed by the endorsement of the President, can authori


Motor Traffic Amendment

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00 Views - 186

Broadening the scope of outdated motor traffic laws and regulations which are not capable of regulating modern-day road rules, the Government moved th


Drought hits 1.9 million people, says UN

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00 Views - 72

The worst drought in 40 years, affecting 1.9 million people across 17 districts, has resulted in over 300,000 families in Sri Lanka becoming food inse


NATA calls for more transparency from Finance Ministry with tobacco policymaking

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00 Views - 80

The National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) yesterday called for a price formula to be implemented on cigarette price determination and impro


CEB issues termination letters to 5,000 temp staff

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00 Views - 189

As the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) employees trade union action continues for the seventh day, the Power and Renewable Energy Ministry is taking al



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Why are interest rates high?

Thursday, 21 September 2017

The general public is concerned about the high level of interest rates prevailing in the recent past. Interest rates influences the day-to-day life of ordinary people as it is the benchmark for all economic decisions.

Think, speak, walk and act with purpose!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

As a nation we are perhaps positioned within a time period where we need our population to act with purpose rather than with discord. We currently appear to find solace in distress and appear to be a nation in waiting for trouble with all the news al

CEB engineers and power generation proposals

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Future electricity supply to the country is sitting on a time bomb. Since latter part of 2016, expected rainfall failed to arrive and the rainfall in 2017 was worse. Meanwhile 3x300 MW capacity Norochcholai power plant’s generators failed to operat

Simple, sector-specific IoT solutions to drive economic value in Sri Lanka over the short term

Thursday, 21 September 2017

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the next technological revolutionpoised to change the way we, and everything around us, communicate and interact. Management consultant company McKinsey forecasts that IoT will generate up to $11trillion a year in e

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