Export growth outpaces import gain in May

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Exports growth in May outpaced that of imports, though the latter weighed heavily in the cumulative first five months performance, widening the trade ..

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VIASL calls on Govt. to abolish monopoly for vehicle tenders

Monday, 23 July 2018 00:45 Views - 118

The Vehicle Importers Association of Sri Lanka (VIASL) recently called on the authorities to remove the current monopoly enjoyed by franchise dealers

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Port of Colombo transshipment volumes increase by 19.8 %

Monday, 23 July 2018 00:40 Views - 85

Establishing a record in transshipment operations, the Port of Colombo has witnessed the highest growth of 19.8% in transshipment container throughput

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Trump slams EU over $ 5 b fine on Google

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:14 Views - 402

WASHINGTON (Reuters): US President Donald Trump on Thursday criticised the European Union over a record $ 5 billion fine EU antitrust regulators impos

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Power Ministry grants special permission to pay ACE Embilipitiya sans PUCSL approval

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10 Views - 343

The controversy over power purchases from ACE Embilipitiya deepened this week, with the Power and Renewable Energy Ministry granting special approval

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China’s Xi offers fresh $ 295 m grant to Sri Lanka

Monday, 23 July 2018 00:43 Views - 137

Reuters: Chinese President Xi Jinping has offered Sri Lanka a fresh grant of CNY 2 billion ($ 295 million) as Beijing tries to expand its influence in

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AIA goes for voluntary delisting from CSE

Monday, 23 July 2018 00:34 Views - 86

AIA Insurance Lanka Plc has announced its intention to delist from the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) subject to obtaining requisite approvals.

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SLFP 16 group join Ekabadda Podu Jana Peramuna

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:13 Views - 234

The breakaway group of 16 lawmakers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party has decided to join hands with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is expected

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Govt. debt write-off only for North and North Central provinces: Eran

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10 Views - 297

The relief package by the Government for families caught in the microfinance debt trap will initially only be effective in the North and North Central

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PM encourages entrepreneurs in North with tax concessions to uplift local economy

Monday, 23 July 2018 00:31 Views - 37

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said the Government has offered tax relief for 300% of the income from capital investment to entrepreneu

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Govt. will not change decision on death penalty for drug smugglers: President

Monday, 23 July 2018 00:30 Views - 15

President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday assured that he would not change the decision taken by the Government to implement the death penalty for dr

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Free 1990 Suwaseriya Emergency Ambulance Service expands to the North

Monday, 23 July 2018 00:23 Views - 14

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe through live video conferencing from New Delhi for the launc

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Mahaweli Development and Environment Secretary calls on GGGI President and Chair Ban Ki-Moon

Monday, 23 July 2018 00:20 Views - 17

Mahaweli Development and Environment Ministry Secretary Anura Dissanayake called on Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Assembly President and Counci

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Harin holds discussions with IOM Director General and ITU Secretary-General

Monday, 23 July 2018 00:15 Views - 30

Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment Minister Harin Fernando emphasised that the Government of Sri Lanka accorded priority

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Meters for tube wells to monitor usage: Palitha Range Bandara

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10 Views - 243

Government plans to fix meters to tube wells and wells exceeding 12ft in diameter to safeguard the groundwater table and reduce excessive use of water

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1,000 new teachers given appointments

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10 Views - 63

Appointment letters were handed over to more than 1,000 teachers of the Sri Lanka Teacher Service at an event held at Temple Trees yesterday under the

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Rs. 2 b compensation given to Mawanella residents

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10 Views - 196

The Government has paid Rs. 2 billion compensation to families in Mawanella who lost their livelihoods due to development projects in the area. Highwa

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PM condemns threats against HRCSL Chief

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10 Views - 32

The Prime Minister’s Office in a stateme

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SL stepped up to break link between power and corruption: Sirisena

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10 Views - 25

President Maithripala Sirisena this week said that during the last three years, Sri Lanka has taken several important steps to break the link between

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Sri Lanka could be developed by enhancing skills of young people: Minister Amunugama

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:00 Views - 44

The World Youth Skills Development Day falling on 15 July was celebrated at a ceremony presided over by Minister of Science, Technology, Research, Ski

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Port City dredger rescues drowning deep sea fishermen

Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:00 Views - 62

Colombo Port City dredger XinHai Feng, rescued two local fishermen last Monday. The fishermen were found floating on

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Why not Dinesh Gunawardena?

Monday, 23 July 2018

Sri Lanka won the cricket World Cup once, but never again. We started down the slippery slope almost the morning after we had reached the zenith of achievement.


Economics to prevail over politics: The awakening long overdue

Monday, 23 July 2018

It was interesting to read W.A. Wijewardena’s article titled ‘Crisis-ridden Sri Lanka economy: Time for economics to prevail over politics’.


Open University Convocation Address 2018 Graduates have responsibility to impart digital knowledge t

Monday, 23 July 2018

Let me congratulate all those who receive their degrees today at this General Convocation on the achievements they have made.


Bright star Imran Khan could well go the way of his predecessors

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Imran Khan, the Pakistani cricket star, anti-corruption crusader and politician, appears to be within reach of his cherished goal of winning the 25 July Pakistan National Assembly (NA) elections and becoming Prime Minister.


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