JKH kicks off FY18 on a strong note

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  First quarter bottom line up 19% to Rs. 2.37 b Group pre-tax profit tops Rs. 4 b; Revenue up 18% to Rs. 26.8 b ...


Malik launches probe on allegation against BOI companies

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:10 Views - 436

Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama has requested State Minister for International Trade Sujeewa Senasingh...


Rs. 1.1 b funding for SL from US Millennium Challenge Corporation

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 354

A delegation from the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), led by Regional Deputy Vice President for Europe, Asia, the Pac...


Qatar Airways boosts Colombo service to 4 daily non-stop

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 366

  Award-winning airline continues to demonstrate strong growth and expansion as passenger demand increases Weekly ca...


Justice Minister suggests BOI shutdown

Thursday, 27 July 2017 02:07 Views - 912

Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said they have asked the Government to do away with the Board of Investment (BOI), claiming the...


Samantha Rajapaksa appointed to BOC Board

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:08 Views - 512

The Minister of Public Enterprise Development Kabir Hashim has appointed Samantha Rajapaksa to the Board of Bank of Ceylon as a Non-Executive Direc...


Sanofi responds to Rajitha on dengue vaccine efficacy

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 492

With reference to a Daily FT article which appeared yesterday titled ‘Rajitha says dengue vaccine not effective enough’, a Sanofi Paste...


President rejects Ravi K’s proposals

Thursday, 27 July 2017 02:27 Views - 1023

Three Cabinet proposals put forward by Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake at the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday were rejected by President Mait...


‘Answers to statements against me will be given to bond commission on 2 Aug’: Ravi

Thursday, 27 July 2017 02:07 Views - 686

Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake says that he will give proper answers to the ...




Opposition MP backs declaring fuel essential service

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:10 Views - 314

A proclamation declaring the supply or distribution of fuel, including petroleum products and gas, and all services, work, labour of any descriptio...


European Union to continue considering LTTE a terrorist organisation

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 277

Brussels: Following yesterday’s decision by the European Court of Justice to no longer identify Sri Lanka’s Liberation Tigers of Tamil ...


Court extends order banning garbage disposal at Muthurajawela wetlands to 3 August

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 239

The Supreme Court has extended the interim injunction banning the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) from dumping garbage at the Muthurajawela sanctua...


Court orders CID to record statement from State Minister Maheswaran over Jaffna schoolgirl murder

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 270

The Kayts Magistrate Court has ordered the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to record a statement from State Minister of Child Affairs Vija...


All Ceylon YMMA Annual Convention

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 277

All Ceylon Young Muslim Men’s Association 67th Annual Convention was held at  the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute recently under the pa...


Amnesty granted for Sri Lankan migrant workers in Lebanon

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 266

The Sri Lankan Government’s bilateral efforts to regularise nearly 7,000 undocumented migrant workers in Lebanon commenced recently.  ...


Govt. succeeds in supplying electricity to 99.7% of households

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 276

The Government has succeeded in providing electricity connections to 99.7% of households in Sri Lanka, the Power and Renewable Energy Deputy Minist...


Far-right group’s ship held in Cyprus, Sri Lankans on board ask for asylum

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 253

Reuters - A ship an anti-migrant group planned to use as part of its campaign to protect Europe’s shores from mass migration has been detaine...


Sirisena meets President’s Counsels

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 309

President Maithripala Sirisena held a meeting with the senior lawyers who were recently appointed as President’s Counsels. The meeting was ...


SL to work closely with new Indian President to strengthen bilateral relations: President

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 244

President Maithripala Sirisena, congratulating newly-elected Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, expressed his willingness to work closely with the n...


18th Neelan Tiruchelvam Memorial Lecture on Sunday

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 284

  Professor Eyal Weizman of Goldsmiths, University of London, UK to speak ‘Forensic Architecture: Space and Violence in Pale...


Sri Lanka hails support given by China to defeat terrorism

Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00 Views - 472

Sri Lanka has hailed the support given by China to defeat terrorism in the country. State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene, speaking at an e...




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Should the BOI be shut down?

28 July 2017

Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe very boldly stated at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit on Wednesday that the Board of Investment should be shut down. The BOI is the PM’s brainchild and an offshoot of the GCEC.  Wijeyadasa went...

Quotas with ‘zipping’ for women in local government

28 July 2017

The other day I met a woman who is a card-carrying member of a major political party. She is the president of the midwives association in her area. She exuded leadership. She has so much to share with her community about health, lifestyles and oth...

The delicious ironies of idiotic democracy

28 July 2017

Life, as a musically-inclined poet of a previous age once essayed, is what happens when you are planning to do something else. Well, the same may be said for the intentions of Good Governance: that the best-laid plans of mice and men gang aft agle...

‘Into Africa’ – from troubled continent to a land of opportunities

28 July 2017

It was the continent that made headlines for all the wrong reasons: the great famine in Ethiopia and HIV pandemic in 1980s, the Rwandan genocide in 1990s, and the Somalian civil war in 2000’s grabbed headlines. By mid-2000 some of the Afric...

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