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First ever National Youth Summit on Cyber Security tomorrow

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:06

Sri Lanka’s first ever National Youth Summit on Cyber Security will be held tomorrow at the BMICH, Colombo. More than 350 school children a...


HC upholds interim orders against HNB in case filed by Harry J firm

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:05

By S.S. Selvanayagam The Commercial High Court of Colombo on 23 June ruled that the ex-parte interim injunctions against Hatton National Bank be ...


SriLankan Airlines ranked 81st among top 100 airlines

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:05

National carrier SriLankan Airlines has been ranked 81st among the Top 100 airlines of the world in 2017. At the World Airline Awards held at the...


Govt. to gazette terms and conditions for SAITM

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:04

The Government has said it will gazette the terms and conditions that will be imposed on the privately owned South Asian Institute of Technology an...


IMF third tranche expected in July

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is likely to transfer the delayed third tranche of the $ 1.5 billion three-year Extended Fund ...


Ravi K credits Ronnie’s insights for Best Finance Minister award

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:05

  Former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday credited insights received from ex-veteran Ronnie De Mel for the recent...


COPA report exposes irregularities in 36 more State institutes

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:04

The Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) tabled its latest report in Parliament yesterday. The report was prepared based on COPA investigations cond...


Dr. Saman Kelegama passes away

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:04

Senioreconomist Dr. SamanKelegama passed away in Thailand yesterday after suffering a stroke in his hotel.  He was in Thailand to attend a c...


India sends 31 satellites into space, some for foreign customers

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:04

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C38, carrying Cartosat-2 and 30 other satellites, lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre...


Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:03

Reuters: Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera tele...


No FT on Monday

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:02

In view of the public and bank holiday, the Daily FT will not be published on Monday, 26 June, 2017. ...


Dinesh moves Motion on SAITM in P’ment

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:02

Recalling the insurrection took place in 1988-89, the UPFA joint opposition group leader MP Dinesh Gunawardena moved a Motion at the Adjournment Ti...


GMOA says strike will continue, warns students may take arms

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:02

The Government Medical Officer’s Association (GMOA) yesterday said that it will continue its strike on the SAITM issue. The GMOA also warne...


BOI chairman claims Rs. 100 m compensation from Azath S. Salley

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:01

Board of Investments Chairman Upul Jayasuriya has filed a defamation case against National Unity Alliance Leader Azath S. Salley, citing several st...


Rupee edges down on importer dollar demand

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:01

Reuters: The rupee ended slightly weaker on Friday as dollar demand from importers surpassed exporter sales of the US currency and inward remittanc...


Stocks end steady; CB rate move, foreign buying boost sentiment

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:01

Reuters: Shares closed little changed on Friday, but sentiment was positive as the Central Bank kept key policy rates steady and as foreign investo...


CB flags SOEs loan growth

/ Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:00

  The Central Bank held policy rates steady yesterday but raised a warningon loans to State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and slow...


Mangala cheers rethink of alcohol policy

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:10

  Urges relaxing of liquor shop closure on Poya days, Christmas Day  Wants to reduce distillery licen...


Nepal billionaire Binod Chaudhary Chief Guest at CCC AGM

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:10

Businessman Binod Chaudhary, who is regarded as Nepal’s first billionaire and the only person from the Himalayan republic to be listed on For...


Amãna Bank set to increase capital to Rs. 10 b via Rights Issue

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

  Jeddah-based IDB Group along with IB Growth Fund of ICD to up their stake to 29.99%      Am&atild...


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Saman Kelegama: Even the blood running through his veins is oriented to economics

27 June 2017

The bearded economist who saw shortcomings of Sri Lanka’s liberalisation move My association with Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies or IPS, dates back to the early 1990s when I had the opportunity to...


ICC cricketing lessons for Sri Lankan economy

27 June 2017

     It has been proven over time how sports strategies can be used by many other disciplines. An eagerly anticipated event on the cricketing calendar was the ICC Champions Trophy. An underdog in terms of its rank we...


A conspiracy theory: Tread with extreme caution, Sri Lanka

24 June 2017

  Politics as the science of attaining “power” The first lessons taught to any student of the science of politics almost invariably includes a reference to the 16th century Florentine philosopher Machiavell...


Most Venerable Mahanayake, I don’t know why…

24 June 2017

“I think that hate is a feeling that can only exist where there is no understanding” – Tennessee Williams, Sweet Bird of Youth     A few days ago we had the Ven. Warakagoda Shri Gnanarathana, Mah...


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