Milestone marks from Mangala

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Marking his first year, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday assured that the macroeconomic stabilisation ..

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$ 1.3 b FDI approved in first four months: Malik

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:10 Views - 387

The Government aims to attract foreign direct investments to the tune of $ 2.7 billion in the first half of 2018, Development

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Elementary my dear Cabraal, Dr. Indrajit tells ex-CB Chief

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:05 Views - 2013

Akin to Sherlock Holmes saying, “Elementary my dear Watson”, Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit

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3 professionals appointed to Insurance Regulatory Commission

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00 Views - 442

Three senior professionals have been appointed to the Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (IRCSL) by Minister

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Treasury releases sufficient funds for flood victims

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00 Views - 91

Finance Ministry Secretary Dr. R.H.S Samaratunga yesterday confirmed that the Treasury had released sufficient funds

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Aitken Spence ups FY18 pre-tax profit by 22% to record Rs. 6.4 b

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:05 Views - 390

Aitken Spence Plc recorded a steady financial performance for the 12 months ending 31 March 2018 with a 22% year-on-year

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IRD opens 46,000 new tax files in April

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00 Views - 113

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday said that a record number of 46,000 new tax files were opened at the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) la

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Brown’s goes for Rs. 7.1 b Rights Issue

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00 Views - 334

Brown and Company Plc has announced a Rights Issue to raise Rs. 7.1 billion to settle debt.

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ASEAN in 2018: Strength in economic diversity

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00 Views - 43

The saying ‘there is strength in diversity’ often comes up when people talk about ASEAN’s cultural differences, but it is also

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Mangala takes aim at Gota’s ability

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:10 Views - 175

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday went at former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa by poking fun at his “abilities”.

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11 lawmakers appointed to Panel of Chairs

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00 Views - 97

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya nominated 11 lawmakers to the Panel of Chairs in the Parliament yesterday. Representing

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SLFP nominates MP Angajan Ramanathan as next Deputy Speaker

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00 Views - 292

The SLFP has requested the permission of President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as its leader, to appoint SLFP

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Nine dead, over 66,000 affected due to adverse weather

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00 Views - 102

Floods and landslides caused by torrential rains with serious lightning and winds in Sri Lanka have left nine people dead

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Over 22,000 affected by torrential rains

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:13 Views - 162

Over 22,000 people have been affected by floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains prompting the President and Prime Minister to instruct th

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President seeks stakeholder cooperation to make poverty alleviation program a reality

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:12 Views - 70

President Maithripala Sirisena today requested the public to render support setting aside political differences to make the ambitious Gramashakthi pov

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Maldives Opposition Presidential Primary Elections on 30 May

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:12 Views - 54

The Maldives’ largest political party, the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), has announced the date for its presidential primary election

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18 suspected H1N1 patients reported from South

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:12 Views - 147

Xinhua: Health officials, yesterday, said 18 suspected H1N1 patients were reported from Hambantota and were being treated in state hospitals. The Gove

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Canadian PM calls for lasting peace and true reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:11 Views - 50

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on the Sri Lanka Government to establish a process of accountability that has the trust and confidence o

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Medical camp by Bahrain Embassy, Sri Lanka Engineers Society, American Mission Hospital marks Vesak

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:00 Views - 75

The American Mission Hospital based in the Kingdom of Bahrain and Sri Lanka Engineers Society (SLES), in close association with and patronage of the E

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First ever event representing Sri Lankan Diaspora at House of Lords

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:00 Views - 318

Last week, the UK Parliament paid tribute to the Sri Lankan community living in the United Kingdom with the first-ever meeting pertaining to Sri Lanka

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Minister Dr. Amunugama meets Charlotte Warakaulle

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:00 Views - 143

Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama met Charlotte Warakaulle, Director for International Relations of CERN in Geneva. Minister Dr. Amunugama participated at

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Overlooking systemic crises: Subjecting to neoliberalism and potential hegemon – Part 3

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Renegotiating a country’s position within the world-economy is only possible when the system and/or leaders are in trouble


Annuity-based PPP can expedite infrastructure developments

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Sri Lanka has primarily relied on public finance for the development of public goods and infrastructure. While running


Is there value in surveillance? Ask the Chinese

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Global commentary would suggest that surveillance (whether offline or online) casts a shadow on personal freedoms and any conversation that involves such spy games quite quickly descends into a 1984-esque discussion about dystopian futures. However,


Mangala’s Gam Peraliya: Good move but essential requirement a village level database

Monday, 21 May 2018

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, announcing the Government’s decision to move for a flexible fuel price system based on international prices built into a pricing formula, made a side announcement as well.


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