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Ravi K takes on the world

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

Swap sealed with a smooch! Despite taking on the task of Foreign Minister yesterday, former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake seemed to ha...


Police hunts for BBS Chief over hate speech and attacks

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

AFP: Sri Lanka’s police launched a major manhunt Thursday for a controversial Buddhist monk wanted in connection with a spate of attacks agai...


DFCC makes Rs. 915 m profit from 1% COMBank stake sale

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

Melstacorp the buyer; stake now over 4% DFCC Bank yesterday disclosed that it made a one-off after-tax profit of Rs. 915 million fro...


India’s ITC Group to build mid-market hotel chain with MMBL Leisure

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

  First of its kind city hotel Trinco to be maiden venture; Katunayake, Galle, Matara and Kandy prospects to be explored ...


Seylan to get aggressive; rolls out 4-year plan to become bigger with booming biz

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

  New strategic plan developed by world-renowned global specialist Boston Consulting Group with internal inputs ...


People should enjoy fruits of state asset development: New Petroleum Minister Ranatunga

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

By Himal Kotelawala Newly-appointed Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga yesterday refuted allegations of selling the Trinco...


India scraps foreign investment board in push for more FDI

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:00

Reuters: India on Wednesday scrapped a ministerial panel responsible for coordinating foreign investments, part of efforts by Prime Minister Narend...


New Trade Policy presented to Cabinet Sub Committee on Economic Management

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:10

The Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade yesterday presented the New Trade Policy (NTP) drafted by a committee comprising o...


Fairway Chief rebuffs CB Governor’s warnings on apartments market

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:08

A major industry player, Fairway Holdings, has rebuffed the recent concerns expressed by Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy over the d...


SL aims to be top 70 in ease of doing business by 2020

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:04

New secretariat to foster inter-agency coordination on key reforms  To report directly to CCEM or Cabinet on investment bottlenec...


Net foreign inflow tops Rs. 19 b; deals on blue chips boost turnover to Rs. 3.6 b

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:04

DFCC sells 1% COMBank stake for Rs. 1.38 b; foreigners pick up JKH     Net foreign inflows to the Col...


PM opens integrated manufacturing complex of Flexiprint

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:01

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the opening of the integrated manufacturing facility of Flexiprint in Kadwatha  - Pic by Pradeep...


Dialog rolls out commercial operations of 4.5G LTE Home Broadband in Colombo

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka has achieved yet another milestone in the region’s broadband technology landscape this week, as Dialog Axiata announced the launch ...


SriLankan clarifies Daily FT report on ground handling move

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:00

SriLankan Airlines in a statement yesterday denied the Daily FT report published on 24 May 2017 stating that the airline intends to increase ground...


Dialog paves way for 5G with successful massive MIMO trial

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:10

Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog, continues to blaze a trail in the region’s technology transformation with South Asia...


Prime Minister urges speedy action on religious tension

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:08

  Says Police is empowered to take necessary steps In an apparent response to the escalating religious tensio...


Airlines oppose SriLankan’s hefty hike in ground handling fee

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00

Airlines are up in arms over planned moves by SriLankan Airlines to jack up ground handling charges at the Bandaranaike International Airport by as...


‘RIP Mr Bond’: 007 actor Roger Moore dead at 89

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00

Reuters: Actor Roger Moore, who earned international fame playing British secret agent James Bond in seven movies, died of cancer on Tuesday at the...


Parliamentary Select Committee to probe CB’s purchase of foreign assets under MR

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00

  A parliamentary select committee was appointed yesterday to investigate the expenses incurred over the controversial purchases of pr...


New Ports and Shipping Minister to put country interest first

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00

  Says game to tackle challenges, assures notable contribution to SL’s sustainable development Ranatunga ...


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Tiny commitments from a thousand homes – mind separating matter!

25 May 2017

     Some may be wondering after Meethotamulla where all the Colombo waste is going. However, I do have a feeling that most had no idea whatsoever where things were disappearing into until the pictures of Meethotamul...


Why do agricultural value chains fail? Part V: Incentives to exploit

24 May 2017

Introduction Farming is better when it is done collectively. Collaboration might happen between farmers, traders and agricultural extension officers. The collaborations can be at different strength levels, for example in some farmer commun...


Implications for democracy?

24 May 2017

A review of ‘Disposable Leaders’ by Rodney Tiffen By Laksiri Fernando ‘Your opponents sit opposite you, while your enemies sit behind.’ They stab. This is the background story related by Rodney Tiffen, in his ever...


Yahapalanaya unleashes rabid dogs

23 May 2017

BBS leader Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero   Post-war Sri Lanka saw Buddhist extremism targeting the Muslim community with the euphoria of the victory over the Liberation Tigers of ThamilEelam (LTTE). The MahindaRajap...


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