Procurement guidelines before Cabinet next week

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By Uditha Jayasinghe The long delayed National Procurement Guidelines are expected to be presented to Cabinet next week, an official said yesterday ..

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Mangala calls on UN Secretary-General Guterres

Friday, 19 April 2019 00:30 Views - 86

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, who is in New York to represent Sri Lanka at the Financing for Development Forum of the UN Economic and Social C

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Rupee rises; stocks edge higher ahead of long weekend

Friday, 19 April 2019 00:20 Views - 322

Reuters: The Sri Lankan rupee closed 0.34% firmer on Thursday, helped by banks’ dollar sales, while stocks ended marginally higher for the fourth st

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Facebook says it uploaded email contacts of up to 1.5 million users

Friday, 19 April 2019 00:17 Views - 164

Reuters: Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it may have “unintentionally uploaded” email contacts of 1.5 million new users since May 2016, in what see

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Abans launches world’s No. 1 gaming laptop at Colombo City Centre

Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00 Views - 181

Abans PLC, the nation’s No. 1 laptop provider, recently joined hands with MSI, a leading gaming laptop brand, to release the MSI model GL63 with RTX

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Sri Lanka’s first satellite ‘Raavana-1’ takes off

Friday, 19 April 2019 00:25 Views - 383

Sri Lanka’s first satellite ‘Raavana-1’ was launched into space Thursday, marking Sri Lanka’s entry into the global space age. The BIRDS-3 sat

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Loan inflows to Govt. on the rise after end of constitutional crisis

Friday, 19 April 2019 00:19 Views - 486

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Wednesday said loan inflows to the Government have increased significantly, following the end of political uncertaint

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Selectors shake up squad for World Cup

Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00 Views - 235

Sri Lanka’s selectors have axed roughly half the team that ended the limited overs series in South Africa, and in the process made several left-fiel

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ADB plans to commit $800 m annually in loans to SL to boost economic growth

Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:04 Views - 395

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) as a leading multilateral development partner of Sri Lanka, plans to commit an average of $800 million annually in so

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SEP and IYSSE in Sri Lanka rally to defend Assange and Manning

Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00 Views - 83

WSWS: The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) this week held a powerful demonstration

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Turkish World Radio and TIKA train Lankan journalists

Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00 Views - 39

By Ashraff A. Samad Sixteen journalists working in various media institutions in the field of electronic media attended a training and workshop in Tur

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Colombo Municipal Council oil anointing ceremony

Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00 Views - 49

Colombo Municipal Council Ayurveda Department had organised an oil anointing ceremony at the Walukarama Viharaya, Kollupitiya, Colombo. It was held un

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US Ambassador inaugurates school construction projects

Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00 Views - 109

US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz today inaugurated two renovated schools in the Eastern Province that will be able to serve approximately

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Ceylon Chamber of Commerce facilitates ‘Chambers for Peace’ initiative

Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00 Views - 101

With a view to preparing private sector partners for a possible role in initiating peace dialogues through the business community, the Ceylon Chamber

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Expressways earn Rs. 320 m during New Year season

Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00 Views - 177

The Road Development Authority stated that Sri Lankan expressways generated an income of Rs. 320 million during the past 12 days. Expressway Operatio

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Pakistan NDU delegation meets Defence Ministry Secretary

Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00 Views - 37

A delegation from the Pakistan National Defence University, led by Air Commodore Mustafa Anwar met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Hemasiri F

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US and Sri Lankan film professionals identify ways to expand movie industry

Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00 Views - 78

US experts joined four Sri Lankan film professionals in a panel discussion about how effective film distribution benefits Sri Lanka’s movie industry

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Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan to visit China next week, sign new pacts

Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00 Views - 142

Islamabad (Reuters): Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit China next week to meet its leaders and deliver a keynote speech at the vast Belt

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President appoints 21 new President’s Counsel

Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00 Views - 316

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed 21 eminent lawyers as President’s Counsel. They will take oath of office following a ceremonial sitting

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Ranil and Dhammika heat up Fireside Chat


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Diplomatic discourse on Sri Lanka’s way forward

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No more stones to break Sri Lankan bones

Friday, 19 April 2019
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Friday, 19 April 2019
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What 5G could be to Game of Thrones (and vice versa)

Friday, 19 April 2019
We will be hearing a lot about these two seemingly unrelated topics this month. In a hurriedly but meticulously organised event, Dialog Axiata recent


On time – Only for a week! A must-change!

Thursday, 18 April 2019
We are in April and the month where we witness the declaration of a new year as per our traditional practice. It is that period of time when a huge ma


Unholy trinity is unholy to Sri Lanka from all fronts

Thursday, 18 April 2019
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