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JVP claims Govt. clearing forest reserves for solar power plant

Views - 32 Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:50

By Skandha Gunasekara The JVP in Parliament yesterday charged that the Government had allowed the construction of solar power plants within protected forest reserves. JVP MP Bimal Rathnayake said that he had received petitions from environmentalists


Minister Dr. Sarath Amnunagama addresses the Annual Session of the United Nations

Views - 9 Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:22

Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development, Vocational Training and Kandyan Heritage Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama addressing the annual sessions of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development held in Geneva.


FCCISL takes over first ever presidency at APTA-CCI in Beijing, China

Views - 17 Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:00

The Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) made history in Beijing, China recently by securing the first ever presidency of the newly formed Asia Pacific Trade Agreement-Chamber of Commerce and Industry (APTA-CCI), accr


Primary Industries Ministry partner New Zealand counterpart to boost dairy, horticulture

Views - 29 Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:00

The Primary Industries Ministry is a newly-established ministry under this Government in 2015. The Ministry has already started numerous projects under the Agriculture sector,including a value-added and export-oriented program to achieve the country


Prof. Ricardo Hausmann briefs BOI staff on economic development; way forward discussed

Views - 29 Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:00

Prof. Ricardo Hausmann, Director of the Center for International Development and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University visited BOI and addressed staff of the Board. The Profe


Exports and FDI poised for growth, ‘The Report: Sri Lanka’ 2018 finds

Views - 116 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s plans to transition into a high-income, knowledge-based economy through ambitious fiscal reforms, new trade


Baurs announces new CEO/MD effective October 2018

Views - 414 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

A. Baur & Co. Ltd. has announced the appointment of Rolf Blaser as the company’s CEO and Managing Director with effect 1 October 2018.


EDB discusses National Export Strategy with top Harvard economist

Views - 51 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

Officials of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) discussed the forthcoming National Export Strategy (NES) and other key


Thai Ambassador to Sri Lanka visits Colombo Port

Views - 31 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

Thailand Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Chulamanee Chartsuwan, paid a courtesy visit to the Sri Lankan Ports Authority in Colombo yesterday.


CNCI seminar on ‘Customs Procedures with Economic Impact’ tomorrow

Views - 12 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

The Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI), the pioneer industry chamber in Sri Lanka has organised a comprehensive


Speaker signs four new Bills into law

Views - 21 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed the Parliament yesterday that he had officiated over four Bills - the Judicature Amendment,


FACETS to glitter in September

Views - 18 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

The Gem & Jewellery Industry of Sri Lanka gears for the 28th edition of its premier exhibition, FACETS Sri Lanka 2018


Straight-Line celebrates 15th year anniversary with more recognitions

Views - 50 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

Inking a new chapter in the chronicles of Straight-Line International Ltd, the Company celebrates its 15th anniversary


Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 in June

Views - 31 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in association with the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade


Pakistani business chamber seeks to expand two-way trade with Sri Lanka

Views - 28 Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:00

A delegation of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, led by its President Malik Tahir Javaid Friday held meetings with Sri Lankan businessmen at Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FCCISL), Sri Lanka and Colombo Chamber of Commerce a


Seminar on China’s Reforms, Belt & Road Initiative and Communist Party of China today

Views - 29 Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:00

A seminar on ‘China, Belt & Road Initiative of Communist Party of China’ organised by the Pathfinder Foundation together with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China is scheduled to be held today (22 May) at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo


2nd public-private consultation on Sri Lanka National Single Window on Thursday

Views - 38 Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:00

The Geneva-based International Trade Centre (ITC), in close collaboration with Sri Lanka’s National Trade Facilitation Committee (NTFC), is organising the second of four public-private consultations on the establishment of a National Single Window


5th Hameedia Leadership Summit 2018: Engage, Energise & Ignite

Views - 16 Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:00

Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist, held its eagerly-anticipated 5th Leadership Summit 2018 ‘Engage, Energise, Ignite’ on 7 May. The event was addressed by eminent corporate personalities who delivered motivational speeches on th


Sri Lanka bids to be ‘Luxembourg of Asia’

Views - 51 Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:00

On a visit to Luxembourg, Sri Lanka’s Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe said his country provides investors with golden opportunities. Comparisons between Luxembourg and the ‘teardrop island’ of Sri Lanka were abundant during a


Sri Lanka to celebrate World Metrology Day on 25 May

Views - 17 Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:00

The Measurement Units, Standards and Services Department (MUSSD) will celebrate this year’s World Metrology Day on 25 May to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Meter Convention on 20 May 1875. The Meter Convention provides the basis


Mangala, Eran listen to Prof. Hausmann

Views - 29 Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:00

Prof. Ricardo Hausmann, Director of the Centre for International Development and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at Harvard University, met Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera and State Minister Eran Wickramaratne last week and con


Commercial High Court issues interim orders against Global Grange Lanka and Directors

Views - 299 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:00

Following an application made by two directors of Global Grange Lanka Ltd, Raj Matharu and Harpal Matharu, the Commercial High Court of Colombo on 16 May granted interim orders restraining the company and its other directors from preventing the two m


Food Safety and Standard Authority India to recognise Sri Lankan Food Labs

Views - 59 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is in the process of developing new export diversification strategies to increase the share of exports by effective utilisation of provisions under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between Sri Lanka and I


Lean Transformation Summit to focus on “Calibrating Mind to See Waste”

Views - 96 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:00

International Lean Transformation Summit, which will be inaugurated on 22 May at


Ogilvy PR Sri Lanka wins prestigious global Bulldog PR Award

Views - 15 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:00

Ogilvy Public Relations Sri Lanka won a coveted Bulldog Award at the Bulldog PR Awards 2018, which recognised outstanding PR and communications campaigns from 2017.


Rubber industry meets Chinese delegation

Views - 44 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) recently met with the China Rubber Industry Association at the Rubber Secretariat,


Carbon Consulting wins Green World Award for Eswaran Brothers

Views - 42 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:00

The Carbon Consulting Company (with MTI as a Strategic Equity Partner) and its long term client,


Korean Ambassador meets Malik

Views - 22 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:00

South KoreanAmbassador Heon Lee last week paid a courtesy call on Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama and discussed ways to promote investment opportunities between Sri Lanka and South Korean.


Malik visits BOI Biyagama Export Processing Zone, meets investors and zone workers

Views - 28 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:00

The BOI organised an interactive meeting at the Biyagama Export Processing Zone (BEPZ) where the keynote speaker was Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama.


Lanka IOC prepared to set own fuel prices to minimise losses

Views - 36 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:30

Colombo (Reuters): Sri Lankan fuel retailer Lanka IOC will be forced to implement its own pricing mechanism to minimise losses if the Government fails to implement its proposed fuel price formula, the company said yesterday.


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Hype and haunt hovering over Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Thursday, 24 May 2018

There is a connection between the hype that is being built these days around Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former Defence Secretary and once-powerful brother of the once-powerful President, and the haunt that shadows him wherever he goes. The hype is loud and


Northern nonsense, SLPP slip-up

Thursday, 24 May 2018

The Tamil politicians and civil society movements are about to blow it—yet again. A week after the TNA’s Wigneswaran, Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council, presiding over a militant mobilisation at Mullivaikkal, greatly exceeded the


Overlooking systemic crises: Subjecting to neoliberalism and potential hegemon – Part 3

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Renegotiating a country’s position within the world-economy is only possible when the system and/or leaders are in trouble


Annuity-based PPP can expedite infrastructure developments

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Sri Lanka has primarily relied on public finance for the development of public goods and infrastructure. While running


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