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When Clapton came to Colombo

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:01

    By Malik Gunatilleke When Mike Hall first heard Eric Clapton play live with the band Cream in 1967 in his hometown ...


Drug companies to get stimulus dosage

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:01

​ PM drafts policy to give extensive tax concessions to local pharmaceutical companies  Govt. looks at sector ...


CB raises rates by 25 basis points

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:01

Follows US rate hike and stubbornly-high private sector credit Says “precautionary measure” to contain inflation thro...


CCC marks 178 years of service to the nation

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:01

  The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce,  Sri Lanka’s premier business chamber, will complete 178 years of service to t...


Industrialists sound alarm bells over China-Sri Lanka FTA 

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

Concerned over possible reduction of negative list and removal of CESS within five years    A group of local indus...


Glory of Gadaladeniya

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

     By Aysha Maryam Cassim Gadaladeniya Raja Maha Viharaya in Pilimathalawa never got my full attention until I s...


Industrial Development Board inks MOU with PUM Netherlands senior experts

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

From left: PUM representative for Sri Lanka S.P.C. Kumarasinghe, PUM Country Coordinator Cees van Dijl, Chairman Mahinda Jinasena, IDB Director Gen...


Aitken Spence Printing wins at GSK 2016 Global Environmental Sustainability Awards

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

  Aitken Spence Printing received the prestigious GSK 2016 Environmental Sustainability Award alongside the US-based DOW Chem...


“Elderly persons working as sanitary labourers is not acceptable”: Faiszer

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

  Addressing the gathering at a meeting held at the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government on ‘Proper Di...


Hamilton and Mercedes throw down gauntlet

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

REUTERS: Three-times world champion Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes on top of the timesheets in free practise at the season-opening Australian Grand Pr...


Rukmini Kodagoda Trophy to tee off

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

  Inaugurated in 2014, the Rukmini Kodagoda annual golf tournament is scheduled to be held at the Royal Colombo Golf Club fro...


Sirisena–Putin friendship praised

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

The friendship between President Maithripala Sirisena and his Russian counterpart has established a new landmark in relations between the two count...


Washington talks end without agreement on Israeli settlements

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

  Washington (Reuters): The Trump administration reiterated its concerns about Israeli settlement activity, the two sides sai...


TNA welcomes UNHRC resolution

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

Urges Govt. to honour commitment, warns Tamil people have reached their tolerance limit  The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yest...


Tracing the path of terror home

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

    By Wassayos Ngamkham and Anucha Charoenpo Bangkokpost.com:The Thai Government has made clear its intention to make ...


Amal commemorates Commonwealth Day 2017

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

Amal International School, Colombo 6 commemorated Commonwealth Day 2017 which fell on 13 March with an intra-school poster competition. Th...


Srilal flies Sri Lankan flag high in Canberra

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

  During a recent visit to Canberra, Australia, Srilal Miththapala made two presentations, one on ‘Sri Lankan Elephant...


India captain Kohli doubtful for fourth Australia test

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

  REUTERS: India Captain Virat Kohli is doubtful for the fourth and final test against Australia with the 28-year-old saying ...


German Embassy’s ‘German Buzzzz project’

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

“Our only goal is to bring laughter and happiness to children in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu. Very simple.” Whoever travelled in Kilin...


Maliban Smart Cream Cracker wins Advertisement of the Year at People’s Awards 2017

0 by Dineth Dananjana / Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

Maliban Smart Cream Cracker being awarded the Advertisement of the Year at the recently concluded SLIM-Nielsen People’s Awards 2017 held at W...


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FDIs into capital markets?

25 March 2017

Yesterday’s FT article on the CSE road show in Melbourne, appealing to expat Sri Lankans, triggered this. Emotional pleas and guil...


Jobs and no takers, or what?

24 March 2017

IT and Commerce Minister of Telangana State Minister Rama Rao speaking at the Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit in Colombo said that the Tela...


Cavaliers, roundheads and the big match season

24 March 2017

Big match season lays bare the tribalism and sexism in our society     Big match season brings out the b...


Of new social contracts and ‘goon squads’ on social media

24 March 2017

I don’t often quote the United Nations (UN). Not because they don’t say sensible stuff. But because their sound bites are not as memora...


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