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Impasse over Governor appointment continues 

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:31

President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran on Wednesday at the Central...


Sri Lanka in uncharted waters as Central Banker’s term ends

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:30

Bloomberg: The Central Bank finds itself in uncharted territory as the Government failed to name a successor to Governor Arjuna Mahendran, whose te...


Philippines’ new President urges communists to kill criminals

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:30

AFP: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday urged communist rebels to start killing drug traffickers, adding another layer to a controversi...


Stock market snaps nine sessions of falls on bargain hunting

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:29

Reuters - Sri Lankan shares rose for the first time in 10 sessions on Friday as investors bought beaten-down equities. The benchmark Colombo stoc...


Rupee forwards edge down on importer demand

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:29

Reuters - Sri Lankan rupee one-week forwards ended slightly weaker on Friday as importer dollar demand surpassed late inward remittances ahead of R...


Gunmen attack restaurant in Dhaka’s diplomatic quarter

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:28

DHAKA (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in the diplomatic quarter of the Bangladeshi capital on Friday and the U.S. ...


March trade deficit balloons by 20%

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:28

Sri Lanka’s trade deficit ballooned by 20% in March despite modest external trade performance whilst country continues to suffer declining ex...


Threshold excise tax on liquor manufacturers; AG moves for further time to ascertain revision

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:26

By S.S. Selvanayagam The Attorney General yesterday (1) moved for further time in the Supreme Court to ascertain the contents of the amended gaze...


Govt. promises LG polls before Sinhala-Tamil New Year

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:14

Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faizer Mustapha yesterday said Local Government elections will be held before the next Sinhala an...


Consumer rights activists want bottled water monitored

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:14

By Chamodi Gunawardana The National Movement for Consumer Rights’ Protection (NMCRP) yesterday urged the Health Ministry and the Sri Lanka ...


TNA hails Zeid’s oral report

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:14

The Tamil National Alliance says the oral report by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Hussein that was delivered in Geneva las...


Gammanpila released on bail

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:14

Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Leader and MP Udaya Gammanpila was released on cash bail of Rs.25, 000 yesterday with three sureties of Rs.500,000 eac...


Catamaran story portal by Tamil and Sinhalese journalists now online

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:13

The-Catamaran.org, a story portal by Tamil and Sinhalese journalists, is now online. The website is intended as an open network and will feature ba...


Cartoon 2016.07.02

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:13

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Regaining GSP+ big boost for SL, says Primary Industries Minister

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:03

  By Charumini de Silva Regaining GSP+ for the local apparel sector would be a huge boost, a top Government minister said....


‘Chandanalepa’ Gold Sponsor of Ayurveda Expo 2016

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:01

  Ayurveda Expo 2016, International Indigenous Healthcare Exhibition is taking place on 8, 9 and 10 July at BMICH and Sanjeew...


Rainco rewards winners of ‘Tharageta Kuda Ihalamuda’ islandwide promotion

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:01

  Rainco Ltd., the leading Sri Lankan manufacturer of umbrellas, mosquito nets and raincoats recently rewarded the winners of...


Rosberg faster than ever in Austria

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:00

SPIELBERG, Austria, 1 July (Reuters) - World champions Mercedes dominated first practice for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday with Formula One lea...


Bolt staves off false starts to move into 100m semi-finals

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:00

Reuters (Kingston): Usain Bolt negotiated a series of delays and a false start in his own race before easily winning his quarter-final of the 100m ...


Sri Lanka-Italy Business Council organise presentation on collaboration in renewable energy

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:00

The Italian delegates along with members of the Sri Lanka-Italy Business Council   The Sri Lanka-Italy Business Council of the...


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