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China Guangxi Product Exhibition kicks off in Colombo

Views - 234 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00

The China Gaungxi Product Exhibition kick-started yesterday, showcasing an array of investment opportunities for all local investors and businesses across the country at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC).

Business confidence falls to a 70-month low

Views - 527 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00

The latest edition of business magazine LMD reports a decline of 19 basis points in the LMD-Nielsen Business Confidence Index (BCI). It fell to 98 in April, a 70-month low. LMD notes that this is the se

CMC temporarily suspends fines charged from parking meters

Views - 274 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has temporary suspended all fines charged from parking meters in the city, with effect from yesterday until further notice, due to rising grievances from the general public regarding the high payment system.

President sirisena agrees to meet professionals

Views - 195 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena has agreed to meet with representatives of professional associations next week to address concerns of impacts to the local economy from trade deals.

Harin confident of turnaround at ICTA with new management 

Views - 443 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:10

With a fresh management team at the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), Telecommunication

Allianz bullish on Sri Lanka’s insurance landscape

Views - 798 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:10

Given the strong growth potential, global financial services leader Allianz is bullish on Sri Lanka’s insurance landscape

Key stakeholders hold Construction Leadership Forum

Views - 199 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Information communication technology has pervaded every aspect of business processes across all industries.

IPM NHRC 2018 to explore the transformation of HR in the digital world

Views - 72 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

An interview with the Chairman of the IPM National HR Conference 2018 Organising Committee – Priyankara Seneviratne

Rs. 2 b SL-US dairy project to double milk production

Views - 1706 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

A Rs. 2 billion initiative to double Sri Lanka’s dairy production kicked off yesterday with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

Rupee firms up

Views - 265 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Reuters: The Sri Lankan rupee ended firmer yesterday in dull trade due to dollar-selling by a state bank, a day after the Central Bank

Japan’s SBI to invest Rs. 775m more in Sunshine Holdings

Views - 413 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Sunshine Holdings PLC (SUN) has announced that it is to issue Rs. 11.9 million ordinary shares, or nearly 9%, by a way

Sri Lanka open to investors from all Asian countries: Malik

Views - 272 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Minister Malik Samarawickrama yesterday stressed that balancing diplomatic relations and being open to all countries

“Scientifically, TRC should be under me”: Harin

Views - 300 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Always candid Harin Fernando this week said the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) should be under his Ministry and not anywhere else if recent reshuffling of Cabinet and subjects were done “scientifically”.

Govt. partners Microsoft on digital transformation initiative

Views - 674 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:38

By Charumini de Silva Sri Lanka’s plans to boost economic growth, which place digital transformation and connectivity high on the agenda to usher a new era of optimism, was sealed yesterday, with the Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Fo

Cabinet gives nod to Committee on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Prevention

Views - 210 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:37

By Skandha Gunasekara The Cabinet of Ministers this week gave its approval to make appointments to the National Coordinating Committee on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Prevention. The proposal to widen the composition of the committee, whi

Scam causes Rs. 10 m loss at CPSTL, Arjuna to probe

Views - 954 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:37

An alleged scam has caused a loss of Rs. 10 million at the Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminal (CPSTL) on the day fuel prices were hiked, prompting Minister Arjuna Ranatunga to vow stern action after a probe. The Government decided to increase the fu


Views - 946 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:37

Chandana L. Aluthgama has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Ltd. with effect from 3 May. Aluthgama is a renowned professional in the corporate world with over 25 years of experience across diverse face

Immigration key catalyst for development

Views - 1289 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:33

By Uditha Jayasinghe Reforming immigration law to allow free movement of people through progressive laws could tackle Sri Lanka’s chronic economic challenges of narrow exports, low Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and limited innovation, a top expe

Army Chief speaks on post-war challenges

Views - 130 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

The Hindu: Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake took over as the 22nd Commander of the Sri Lankan Army in June 2017. The conduct of the Army in the past, during the island’s civil war that it ended by defeating the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

Hameedia promises to rise from the ashes

Views - 445 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

In the aftermath of the massive fire that broke out on 12 May at the Hameedia main storage facility at Borupana Road, Ratmalana, causing extensive damage to the building and goods inside, the Hameedia team wishes to extend its heartfelt gratitude to

Cabinet nod to formulate new visa laws

Views - 258 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

Immigration and Emigration Controller General M. N. Ranasinghe yesterday said that Cabinet had given approval for the formulation of a new visa law, which would allow for new categories to be added to the visa process and also address concerns of peo

Silent protest today by Immigration

Views - 160 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

Officers of Department of Immigration and Emigration have announced a silent protest today at the BIA and from midnight to carry out a work-to-rule campaign. The move is to win demands for better recognition of their service.

Professionals call on Govt. to halt trade deals until process upgraded

Views - 178 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

The United Professionals Movement (UPM) yesterday called on the Government to temporarily halt talks on trade deals

Primary industries to the fore

Views - 896 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

Bringing the Government’s ambitious agriculture modernisation program to the fore, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

Rupee’s dip persists

Views - 261 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

Reuters: The rupee hit a record low of 158.20 per dollar on Tuesday after the central bank chief said the currency will depreciate gradually,

Facebook to empower youth and entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka

Views - 379 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

Facebook’s global ‘Boost Your Business’ program is now available for the youth and entrepreneurs of Sri Lanka.

Singer revenue in 1Q up 13% to Rs. 13.6 b despite challenging environment

Views - 459 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

Singer (Sri Lanka) Plc yesterday announced a 13% increase in revenue to Rs. 13.6 billion in the first quarter of 2018 in spite of challenging business conditions.

Commercial Bank accelerates into 2018 with impressive growth

Views - 325 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC has reported profit before VAT and NBT of Rs. 7.677 billion and profit before tax of Rs. 6.337 billion

China and BRI scary? SL still suffers from colonial time fears, says Chinese Prof.

Views - 548 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

Lamenting that Colombo still suffers from colonial-era type fears, a Chinese expert yesterday urged Sri Lankans

JVP unfazed by Gota’s potential presidential run

Views - 776 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday asserted that they were not worried about Gotabaya Rajapaksa contesting the 2020 presidential election as he could easily be defeated.

Today's Columnists

Wonder Woman

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Tell me about yourself – what you do, your family, your career and so on

Separatist threat arising from indifference to environmental concerns

Saturday, 26 May 2018

The 100-day agitation against a major copper smelting plant at Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu, which led to 13 deaths in police firing earlier this week, has brought into the open the many-faceted dangers of ignoring environmental issues.

A dilemma ?

Saturday, 26 May 2018

“Everything is abnormal in our society… nobody knows how to act-not only in the most difficult situations, but even in the simplest”

It is possible to amend Muslim Marriage Law: Ash Sheik Muneer Malaffer (Naleemi)

Friday, 25 May 2018

I have written two articles heavily criticising the parties supposedly spearheaded the attacks against Muslims

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