Commonwealth Secretariat confirms Sri Lanka as venue for 2013 CHOGM Summit

Published : 1:28 am  March 14, 2013  |  Category: Front Page  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,389 views  |  

Sri Lanka will host the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) from 15 to 17 November this year, the Commonwealth Secretariat website said via an announcement dated 11 March.  Read More →


Public views sought to reduce cost of electricity

Published : 1:28 am  March 14, 2013  |  Category: Front Page  |  3 Comments  |  682 views  |  

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) yesterday said consultation and inputs from the people would be useful to reduce the cost of electricity in the country.  Read More →


Renuka Agri ups investment in Richlife to Rs. 855 m

Published : 1:27 am  March 14, 2013  |  Category: Front Page  |  Leave a Comment  |  872 views  |  

Renuka Agri Foods has invested a further Rs. 100 million in Richlife Dairies Ltd.  Read More →


Bourse dips, rupee ends weaker

Published : 1:27 am  March 14, 2013  |  Category: Front Page  |  1 Comment  |  635 views  |  

Reuters: Shares ended weaker on Wednesday, slipping from a more than two-week high in thin trade as investors sold large caps, dealers said. The main share index fell 0.32%, or 18.50 points, to 5,685.82.  Read More →


TBill weighted averages on the up

Published : 1:27 am  March 14, 2013  |  Category: Front Page  |  Leave a Comment  |  549 views  |  

All three Weighted averages (WAvg) increased for a second consecutive week for the year at yesterday’s weekly Treasury bill auction. Wealth Trust Securities said the increase was five basis points each to record 9.16%, 10.15% and 11.19% respectively on the 91-day, 182-day and 364-day maturities.  Read More →


Ben Kingsley, Chandran Rutnam nominated for Madrid International Film Festival awards

Published : 1:26 am  March 14, 2013  |  Category: Front Page  |  Leave a Comment  |  618 views  |  

‘A Common Man,’ which is now showing in the United States, has reached another milestone. The movie has been nominated in four categories at the Madrid International Film Festival: ‘Best Picture,’ ‘Best Director,’ ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Supporting Actor’. ‘A Common Man’ is produced by Manohan Nanayakkara and Chandran Rutnam.  Read More →


Families of disappeared hand over UN petition

Published : 1:24 am  March 14, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,281 views  |  
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By Uditha Jayasinghe   Families of people who disappeared during Sri Lanka’s brutal three decade war presented a petition to the United Nations office here on Wednesday calling on the international community to investigate allegations into thousands of abductions, an activist said.  Read More →


DMK strike call fizzles out

Published : 1:21 am  March 14, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,063 views  |  

The Hindu: The dawn-to-dusk bandh call given by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, seeking support for the Sri Lankan issue, evoked poor response as normal life in the district remained unaffected on Tuesday.  Read More →


Japan welcomes SL’s efforts in areas of reconstruction, reconciliation and human rights

Published : 1:20 am  March 14, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  744 views  |  

“Japan welcomes the efforts made by Sri Lanka in the areas of reconstruction, reconciliation and human rights after the conflict,” said Japan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fumio Kishida when he called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (13). President Rajapaksa is currently on a four day official visit to Japan, which began on Monday.  Read More →


Lanka-Iraq JEC advanced to July

Published : 1:19 am  March 14, 2013  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  558 views  |  

As trade between Sri Lanka and Iraq reported a huge tenfold rise, both bilateral trade partners are advancing the next joint sessions to as early as July 2013.  Read More →