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A child being taken to safety in a flooded area in Kelaniya, Pethiyagoda yesterday - Pic by Kushan Pathiraja    ...


JKH posts record results in FY17

Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:37 Views - 727

Premier blue chip John Keells Holdings (JKH) yesterday announced record results for the financial year ended 31 March 2017, yet again proving its r...


Rupee ends firmer on dollar selling by banks

Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:36 Views - 371

Reuters: The rupee ended slightly higher on Friday as dollar selling by banks surpassed importer demand for the US currency, traders said. Rupee ...


Court of Appeal hears case on illegal construction of condominium on Atapattu Road, Dehiwala.

Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:35 Views - 1071

The Court of Appeal heard parties in relation to an illegal construction of a condominium on Atapattu Road, Dehiwala.  The Petitioners are a...


Feeble February for country’s external sector performance

Friday, 26 May 2017 00:10 Views - 884

  Exports down 2.7%, imports up 12% leading to trade deficit widening by 36% to $ 743.4 m $ 256 m net outflows from Govt....


Aitken Spence Plc posts 38% growth on PBT to Rs. 5.2 b in 2016/17

Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:36 Views - 541

Aitken Spence Plc has recorded a 38% rise in its profit before tax year-on-year with a top line of Rs. 45.9 billion for the year ended 31 March.&nb...


Bourse dips on profit-booking; John Keells falls

Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:35 Views - 430

Reuters: Shares ended lower on Friday, recording their first weekly decline in nine, as investors booked profits in shares of diversified companies...


Swap sealed with a smooch!

Friday, 26 May 2017 00:10 Views - 1101

Swap sealed with a smooch! Despite taking on the task of Foreign Minister yesterday, former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake seemed to ha...


Seylan to get aggressive; rolls out 4-year plan to become bigger with booming biz

Friday, 26 May 2017 00:08 Views - 1625

  New strategic plan developed by world-renowned global specialist Boston Consulting Group with internal inputs ...




National Peace Council says memorialisation is part of reconciliation process

Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:31 Views - 389

The National Peace Council in a statement yesterday said memoralisation was part of the reconciliation process. The following is the full stateme...


Govt. seeks parliamentary approval for Rs. 369 million supplementary allocation

Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:30 Views - 367

Moving a motion in Parliament, the Government sought lawmakers’ approval yesterday for a supplementary allocation of Rs. 369 million, which w...


Grassrooted Trust calls for action against cyber exploitation and violence

Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:30 Views - 369

The Grassrooted Trust has called for awareness and action against cyber exploitation and violence. Following is the statement issued by the Trust: ...


Azwer wants Muslim Govt. MPs to resign if they cannot resolve problems faced by community

Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:29 Views - 337

Muslim Progressive Front General Secretary and former MP and Minister A.H.M. Azwer has called for the resignation of all Muslim MPs in the Governme...


Buddhist monks acknowledge Pakistan’s support in every need of hour

Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:09 Views - 364

  ISLAMABAD (APP): “Pakistan is a real friend of Sri Lanka who always stood with it in conflicted situations, natural c...


Political consultations between Sri Lanka and State of Palestine held in Colombo

Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:08 Views - 344

The first session of political consultations between Sri Lanka and the State of Palestine was held in Colombo recently at the Ministry of Foreign A...


President seeks Australian nuclear technology for CKDu research

Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:31 Views - 402

  President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Australia’s nuclear agency, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology ...


Kalyananda Thiranagama’s book stirs parliamentary pot

Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:30 Views - 466

The controversial book of Attorney-at-Law Kalyananda Thiranagama accusing Parliament of making unauthorised changes to legislation after its passag...


Ramazan New Moon sighted; fasting month begins

Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:29 Views - 334

By Ruzaik Farook Muslims in Sri Lanka will begin fasting today (Saturday 27th ) following the sighting of the new moon in Trincomalee as announce...


1,000 Sunday school teachers in Jaffna oriented on National Integration and Reconciliation Program

Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:10 Views - 346

  President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation, launched a program...


Faiszer says President Sirisena has helped SL gain global recognition

Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:09 Views - 323

  Several development projects in the Northern Province were vested with the people recently.  Attending the ceremony ...


Ceylon Estate Workers’ Education Trust calls for scholarship applications

Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:08 Views - 333

Applications are being invited from children of estate workers who are residents of estates to be awarded scholarships by the Ceylon Estate Workers...




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India’s new plan for TN fishermen could end row with Sri Lanka over fishing

27 May 2017

  India’s new INR 16,210 million ($ 250.9 million) plan to enable Tamil Nadu fishermen to exit fishing in the Palk Bay in three years from this year could end its decades-long row with Sri Lanka over poaching in Sri Lan...

Mayday! Mayhem in the making?

26 May 2017

By the time you read this, you would have perused many pieces, no doubt, on the precarious state of the nation of late. The painful memories of April-May – Meethotamulla pitfall and the proposed appointment of a military panjandrum to curb, ...

Tiny commitments from a thousand homes – mind separating matter!

25 May 2017

     Some may be wondering after Meethotamulla where all the Colombo waste is going. However, I do have a feeling that most had no idea whatsoever where things were disappearing into until the pictures of Meethotamul...

Why do agricultural value chains fail? Part V: Incentives to exploit

24 May 2017

Introduction Farming is better when it is done collectively. Collaboration might happen between farmers, traders and agricultural extension officers. The collaborations can be at different strength levels, for example in some farmer commun...

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