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Glyphosate committee report heads to Cabinet

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:11

PM already given report, expected to present it for Cabinet discussion this week  Committee seeks stakeholder views from tea and ...


Sri Lanka sets up WTO-backed major national mechanism for export compliance

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:10

DoC brings WTO experts, readies SL exporters on daunting SPS and TBT compliance Setting up SL’s first national me...


Perpetual Treasuries vs. Monetary Board: CA fixes support on 3 March for notice and Interim Order

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:08

By S.S. Selvanayagam The Court of Appeal yesterday (20) fixed for support on 3 March to support for notice and Interim Order in respect of the Wr...


Google says ‘Loon’ internet plan closer to deployment

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:08

AFP: Google parent Alphabet said last week that artificial intelligence-infused navigation software has significantly sped up plans to deploy Proje...


CB Data Library goes live

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:07

The Central Bank yesterday launched a Data Library for the general public via its external website. The Data Library is a comprehensive database ...


Harry distills perfect blend for Sri Lanka

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:50

Says governors must govern, leaders must lead, workers must work Recounts challenges in converting once loss-making State-own...


Singapore hopes to finalise FTA with Sri Lanka this year

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:49

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his wife Maitree Wickremesinghe with Singapore Premier Lee Hsien Loong at the dinner hosted b...


Thailand, Sri Lanka prepare trade pact to boost bilateral trade

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:48

Bangkok: Thailand and Sri Lanka are set to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) later this year, aiming to triple bilateral trade to $ 1.5 billion ove...


Hemas Group to invest Rs. 2 b for new pharmaceutical plant

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:45

Subsidiary J.L. Morison venture at SLINTEC Nano Tech Part to commence operations in 2019 Hemas Holdings Plc is stepping up move...


Unilever rejects $ 143 b surprise bid by Kraft Heinz

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:45

London (Reuters) - US food company Kraft Heinz Co made a surprise $ 143 billion offer for Unilever Plc in a bid to build a global consumer goods gi...


CID cracks journalist Keith Noyahr’s abduction and assault case

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:39

Senior journalist Keith Noyah being admitted to National Hospital after he was found following the abduction - File Photo Elit...


The incredible resilience of loving our nation

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:00

Love is a complex emotion at the best of times. In a season of expressive love, Daily FT in partnership with Emojot, a global pioneer in a...


Progress is being made to stop corruption: Survey

/ Saturday, 18 February 2017 02:14

The latest monthly poll conducted by research firm Kantar TNS, for business magazine LMD, reveals that 50% of the people say progress is being made...


Sirisena says first president to declare assets

/ Saturday, 18 February 2017 02:13

Calls on all politicians and officials to work together to deliver public expectations President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said he is...


Slow start for manufacturing, services in January

/ Saturday, 18 February 2017 02:11

The country’s manufacturing and services sector have had a slow start in the New Year with a key index showing marginal decline in January. ...


SLFP opts for economic expertise over new constitution

/ Saturday, 18 February 2017 02:09

Weekend retreat for MPs at Browns Beach Hotel today and tomorrow The new Constitution was one of two key promises made by President Maithri...


Modi to attend UN Vesak Day celebrations in Sri Lanka

/ Saturday, 18 February 2017 02:07

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has confirmed his participation in UN Vesak Day celebrations to be conducted in Sri Lanka in May this year, acc...


Ceylon Chamber lists 11 steps how Govt. can help biz adjust to free trade

/ Saturday, 18 February 2017 02:07

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has released a document containing recommendations on helping Sri Lanka’s industries prepare for trade liberal...


Trump says he will unveil overhauled immigration order next week

/ Saturday, 18 February 2017 02:07

Reuters: US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will issue a new executive order to replace his controversial directive suspending travel to...


Stock market falls for 2nd day

/ Saturday, 18 February 2017 02:06

Reuters - Shares declined in a shortened session on Friday, further moving away from a four-week closing high hit earlier in the week, as investors...


Today's Columnists

SAITM and private medical schools: One bad start should not lead to throwing away a good idea

20 February 2017

Opposition to SAITM SAITM, the abbreviation for Sri Lanka's newest private university, South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (available at: http://www.saitm.edu.lk/), has been denoting a derogatory meaning in Sri Lankans' pres...


Delightfully imperfect?

18 February 2017

  A foreign national passing through the Colombo Private Bus Terminal on the day of a private bus strike  – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara     “Forty-year-old Mrs. Doreen Kulandivelu ...


Mother Lanka pregnant for the third time!

18 February 2017

A nattami carrying goods at Manning Market; the National Flag is seen on the wall in the background                                      &nbs...


Acting now for a better Sri Lanka

17 February 2017

Soldiers looking for survivors after a massive landslide in Aranayaka last year. The consequences of climate change will create a new pool of conflicts and will force people to survive and find a suitable way to live somewhere else – Pic by ...


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