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Facebook’s Messenger hits 1 b users, after 2 years as standalone app

/ Monday, 25 July 2016 00:00

Reuters: Facebook Inc’s Messenger has more than one billion users, the social media company said on, making it one the world’s top thre...


Commercial Bank ranked among World’s Top 1000 Banks for 6th successive year

/ Monday, 25 July 2016 00:00

Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC has become the only Sri Lankan bank to be ranked among the Top 1000 Banks of the World for the sixth year running, se...


President urges politicians, public officials to build trust in government

/ Monday, 25 July 2016 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena stressed that he will not allow politicians or public officials to hide behind the label of “Yahapalana”...


HR guru Prof. Ulrich to address Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit

/ Monday, 25 July 2016 00:00

Key policymakers and business leaders in Sri Lanka will have the opportunity to listen to the undisputed global guru of HR, Dave Ulrich at the Sri ...


Gemfields announces next phase of development in Sri Lanka

/ Monday, 25 July 2016 00:00

Following an announcement in 2014 of its intention to aid the progress of the Sri Lankan sapphire and gemstone sector, Gemfields Plc, the world&rsq...


Govt. to introduce appliance control strategy

/ Monday, 25 July 2016 00:00

By Charumini de Silva The Government will soon implement an accelerated appliance control strategy with a view of introducing mandatory energy la...


Chris Nonis wants SEC to withdraw directive on plantation company stake sale

/ Monday, 25 July 2016 00:00

In a strongly worded response to the directive issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission on 20 July, regarding the sale of 60.8% shares of A...


Krrish seals deal on $650m project

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:11

  By Charumini de Silva Beleaguered Indian real estate company, Krrish Group has finally sealed the $650 million controvers...


Increased employment opportunities for Sri Lankan professionals in Malaysia

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:11

The Government of Malaysia has agreed to provide increased employment opportunities for Sri Lankan professionals and skilled workers in Malaysia. ...


Malaysian firm starts work on $ 30 m lubricant manufacturing plant

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:10

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, Ahmed Zahid Hamidi operates an earth-moving machine during the ceremony to commence construction of a 30 ...


India’s progress linked to that of its neighbours: Modi

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:09

PTI: India’s progress is linked to that of all its neighbours, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday as he along with his Bangladesh ...


Munich police say many dead in ‘shooting rampage’ in shopping mall

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:08

Reuters, Munich, Germany: Multiple people have been killed and wounded in a shooting at a shopping center in the southern German city of Munich on ...


New World Bank Country Director on familiarisation visit to Sri Lanka

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:08

Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough, the new World Bank Country Director for Sri Lanka and Maldives, is visiting Colombo this week to meet with the Sri Lankan...


JICA to fund Rs.32 b water supply project in Anuradhapura

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:07

By Uditha Jayasinghe  The Sri Lankan Government has decided to borrow Rs.32.1 billion from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to ...


Earth on track for hottest year ever as warming speeds up

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:07

Reuters: The earth is on track for its hottest year on record and warming at a faster rate than expected, the World Meteorological Organization (WM...


Rupee ends firmer on bank dollar sales

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:06

Reuters: The rupee ended firmer on Friday as dollar selling by a State-run bank surpassed late importer demand for the greenback. One-week rupee ...


Stock market ends at one-month closing high

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:06

Reuters: Shares rose for a second straight session on Friday and posted its highest close in a month, helped by gains in large-cap beverage shares,...


Single window for social welfare

/ Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:06

The Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs, through the Department of Project Management and Monitoring, with technical assistance of I...


Cabinet nod for Budget 2017 preparation

/ Friday, 22 July 2016 00:17

Cabinet approval has been given for the Government to begin preparing the Budget for the year 2017 targeting 6% growth, a deficit of 4.7% and publi...


Marvellous MPs

/ Friday, 22 July 2016 00:16

By Dharisha Bastians  Performance rankings for Sri Lanka’s 8th Parliament constituted in August 2015 were released by Manthri...


Today's Columnists

Students’ troubles in universities: A question of misconceived cultural property rights?

25 July 2016

   Being the hotbed of trouble in the correct direction is a must Sri Lanka’s state-owned universities have always been hotbeds of trouble. Troubles are good for universities if they are in the right direction. U...


Freight, new price ruling

25 July 2016

Freight, new price ruling The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says the European Commission’s adoption of new pricing rules for shipping lines will modernise the industry and bring it into the 21st century. As reported in Lloyd&rsq...


Think outside the box, the way out?

23 July 2016

A classic example of our cultural predictability is explicit in the saga behind the naming of Sri Lanka’s only international airport   It will not be wrong to say that we are a country in a permanent state of crisis, but...


“Nationalist” Government – to counter nationalistic rhetoric?

22 July 2016

NOT BY MIGHT, NOR BY POWER – The spirit of a nascent Sri Lankan nationalism (inclusive, tolerant, Other-embracing) might be compromised if Government and civil society together don’t challenge competing nationalisms Ca...


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