Views - 384 Tuesday, 28 January 2020 01:30
Sentiment surrounding the economy rose in December, with almost two-thirds of respondents expecting economic conditions to improve in the next 12 months, according to the latest LMD-Nielsen Business Confidence Index (BCI) poll.
Views - 331 Tuesday, 28 January 2020 01:01
Sri Lanka’s private sector, despite being aware of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects, requires stronger policy support to tap opportunities and practical assistance to work with Chinese companies, an official said yesterday.
Views - 202 Tuesday, 28 January 2020 01:00
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will face the Premier’s Question Time for the first time since his appointment when Parliament meets next week.
Views - 754 Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:58
A Chinese woman has been identified as the first case of the Coronavirus in Sri Lanka, the Health Promotion Bureau confirmed yesterday.
Views - 145 Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:50
C Confluence, a forum organised by the four premier chartered bodies in the fields of accountancy, marketing, human resources and logistics, will be held at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo today.
Views - 51 Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:29
Commercial Development Company PLC, a subsidiary of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon was awarded the title of ‘Asia’s Most Trusted Company’ in the Real Estate category in Sri Lanka for 2019 by International Brand Consulting Corporation of USA, a m
Views - 86 Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:27
Board of Investment Chairman Susantha Ratnayake recently held discussions with a delegation of senior diplomats from Slovenia visiting Sri Lanka. The delegation was led by Marjan Cencen
Views - 174 Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:19
ICC Sri Lanka, the sole authority to issue ATA Carnet in Sri Lanka was used by Vega Innovations to transport Vega EVX, Sri Lanka’s first all-electric Super Car to be showcased at the upcoming 2020 Geneva Motor Show in March.
Views - 3435 Monday, 27 January 2020 01:45
Top in-house professional Ranjith Rubasinghe has been appointed to the Board of Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) as a Director along with three others – Lalith Seneviratne, Mohan Weerakoon PC, and A.K. Seneviratne. Rubasinghe and Seneviratne are Non-Indepen
Views - 3040 Monday, 27 January 2020 01:43
The Government has decided not to proceed with a Rs. 250 million SriLankan Airlines flight kitchen expansion project, a top Minister confirmed. The new strategy aims to maximise existing capacity and improve productivity to be competitive pricewise.
Views - 956 Monday, 27 January 2020 01:40
Tests conducted on four people with suspected symptoms of the coronavirus infection have come back negative, the Government said. The National Medical Research Institute said the tests have confirmed the four people tested for suspected symptoms of c
Views - 218 Monday, 27 January 2020 01:40
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed officials to bring back all Sri Lankans including students in Wuhan and Sichuan Provinces where the coronavirus is fast spreading. The President’s Office, the Ministry of Foreign Relations, Ministry of He
Views - 433 Monday, 27 January 2020 01:39
The plantation companies are expected to submit their alternative proposal for consideration by the Government, which has announced a wage hike for estate workers from 1 March. The Daily FT learns that the alternative model will be a productivity-ba
Views - 184 Monday, 27 January 2020 01:39
A committee has been appointed by the Health and Indigenous Medicine Services Ministry, following instructions by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Sri Lanka. The committee is expected to meet Health Services Direc
Views - 169 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:32
In an environment of financial unavailability, microfinance is a mechanism that can be used to uplift the people of post-war regions in Sri Lanka (Rathiranee & Semasinghe, 2012). Taking a page from the successful experiences of impoverished areas and
Views - 258 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:00
EDB Chairman Prabhash Subasinghe had a discussion with the leaders of the country’s top IT/BPO/Software companies last week as part of a series of initial meetings he had launched with the various export sectors of the nation since assuming office
Views - 329 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:10
WUHAN, AFP: Chinese authorities rapidly expanded a mammoth quarantine effort aimed at containing a deadly contagion on Friday to 13 cities and a staggering 41 million people, as nervous residents were checked for fevers and the death toll climbed to
Views - 325 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:04
A high-level team from United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Vienna joined by the UN Resident Coordinator Sri Lanka launched the next phase of Sri Lanka industry revolution yesterday in Colombo. UNIDO said that it
Views - 142 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:02
The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has made a total of 23 recommendations following observations during the Presidential Election 2019, including six priority recommendations focusing on the revision of the Presidential Election
Views - 86 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:01
KATHMANDU, AFP: Health authorities in Nepal on Friday confirmed that a student who returned from Wuhan, China tested positive for the new coronavirus, becoming the first South Asian country to report the deadly disease. The 32-year-old student arrive
Views - 952 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:01
Government has declared areas in Chundi-kulam, Delft Island, Adam’s Bridge, Kotuaththawala, Kayankerni, and Madu Road as national parks. Moving the motion on Thursday in Parliament, Environment and Wildlife Resources, and Lands and Land Development
Views - 84 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:01
AFP: The Presidency said Friday that death certificates for thousands of people missing and or presumed dead from the country’s Civil War will only be given out after proper investigations.
Views - 215 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:01
The Colombo stock market this week saw encouraging positive momentum with both indices improving thanks to active investor participation. NDB Securities said during the week, the ASPI and the S&P SL20 gained 0.97% and 3.19%, respectively, whilst rec
Views - 20 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:00
To prevent the Coronavirus from entering Sri Lanka through the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), the Government has increased screening of passengers, taking multiple safety measure
Views - 25 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:00
SriLankan Airlines has implemented a series of precautionary measures to mitigate the risks from the current coronavirus epidemic in the Far East, with the safety and well-being of its valued passengers and staff being of paramount importance. SriLan
Views - 100 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:00
Former Naval Media Spokesperson Commodore DKP Dassanayake and 12 others, who were charged with the abduction and disappearance of eleven youths in Colombo and its suburbs in 2008 and 2009, were released on bail by the Permanent High Court at Bar yest
Views - 1063 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:30
Cabinet has approved a joint proposal by multiple ministries to allow a Chinese company to process visas for Chinese tourists to Sri Lanka in the Chinese language using the Electronic Travel Authorisation System (ETA). The Department of Emigration a
Views - 1391 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:28
The Government yesterday called on banks to consider a variety of criteria when evaluating loans, while appealing for financial institutions not to eliminate proposals solely based on whether the applicant is included in the Credit Information Bureau
Views - 217 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:25
Cabinet has approved a wide-ranging paddy purchasing program for three million metric tons of Maha season paddy, which includes setting a minimum price of Rs. 50 and providing Rs. 100 billion in loans at 8% interest for private buyers, a top official
Views - 883 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:20
The United National Party (UNP) will conclude appointing members to the Working Committee by Monday, Senior MP Lakshman Kiriella said yesterday. The previous Working Committee’s term ended on 31 December 2019. For a new leader to be appointed to t
Tuesday, 28 January 2020
Sri Lanka is a small island in South Asia. In early times, it was named the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. But what is happening to the pearl now? As a result of urbanisation and increase of population, environmental issues related to solid waste are inc
Tuesday, 28 January 2020
India, a land with a diverse culture and heritage, is no doubt the centre of the South Asia that can take rest of the countries surrounding it to greater economic prosperity within the next few decades. This article is not a technical analysis of Ind
Tuesday, 28 January 2020
The challenges before President Rajapaksa in balancing and striving towards balancing the societal, economic and political balance sheets is enormous. Although shown separately, these three are interconnected and interdependent, therefore requiring a
Tuesday, 28 January 2020
Any critical assessment of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa must take into consideration the salient characteristics that make him stand out from the run-of-the-mill politicians who had occupied the peaks of power.