CB calls for managers to raise $ 2 b in bonds

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The Central Bank yesterday issued a request on proposals from investment banks to sell up to $ 2 billion in international sovereign bonds as the Gover ..


Rupee slips on importer, bank dollar demand; stocks down

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 01:01 Views - 345

REUTERS: The rupee closed slightly weaker on Monday, snapping two straight sessions of gains, due to dollar demand from banks and importers. Stocks fe


Lucille Wijewardena reappointed Tea Board Chairman

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 01:00 Views - 394

Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake yesterday reappointed leading business figure and industry veteran Lucille Wijewardena as the Chairma


Gap between rich and poor growing, fuelling global anger: Oxfam

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:59 Views - 136

NAIROBI (Reuters): Tax systems that put a high burden on the poor mean public services are underfunded, stretching the gap between rich and poor and f


Licences of 99mm firearms cancelled

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:58 Views - 168

In a bid to limit access members of organised crimes has to firearms, licences of all 9mm firearms have been cancelled immediately, with fresh permits


December inflation dips to 2.1%

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 01:00 Views - 196

Annual average inflation hit 2.1% in December 2018, recording a monthly dip of 0.5% when compared with November, the Central Bank said in a statement


Eve-of-Davos survey shows people place trust in companies over governments

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:59 Views - 130

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters): People around the world place much more trust in their companies than their political leaders, according to a major surv


More military personnel to be implicated

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:58 Views - 579

In an explosive statement, Defence Ministry Secretary Hemasiri Fernando yesterday said 11 soldiers would be prosecuted in the next two weeks over a hi


Gamini Senarath and three others pull out FR petitions

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:58 Views - 388

By S.S. Selvanayagam Former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Sedara Senarath and two others yesterday pulled out their Fundamental Rights petitions




SLPP to file FR petition over delayed PC polls

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:55 Views - 67

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday said they will file a Fundamental Rights petition before the Supreme Court over the delay in holding Prov


President steps up fight against drug trafficking

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:54 Views - 143

Fresh from his trip to the Philippines President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday refused to step back from carrying out the death penalty for drug smug


HRCSL requests allocation of funds in budget to make state buildings accessible to disabled

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:54 Views - 49

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has submitted a recommendation to Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera to allocate funds from the


SC orders re-evaluation after 2013 GCE (O/L) result bungled

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:54 Views - 93

By S.S. Selvanayagam Supreme Court directed the Commissioner of Examinations to appoint an independent team of examiners to re-evaluate the 2013 GCE O


Survey findings of Electronic Citizen Report Card

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:53 Views - 73

The Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA), in collaboration with ACTED will be presenting the final survey findings of the Electronic Citizens Report Car


Grave secrets from Sri Lanka’s troubled past

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00 Views - 323

The Hindu: From 10 feet away, it looked like a grin, the row of teeth stretching from ear to ear. Freshly dug out from many layers of soil, the mud-co


Plantation families in Dayagama West, Nuwara Eliya get India-funded 150 houses

Monday, 21 January 2019 00:18 Views - 215

In a special ceremony held on 20 January at Dayagama West Estate in Nuwara Eliya District, 150 houses built under the Indian Housing Project were hand


6 killed, 3 injured in accident in Wennappuwa

Monday, 21 January 2019 00:16 Views - 2746

Six people were killed and three others were injured when a car they were travelling in collided with a lorry near the Nainamadama Bridge in Wennappuw


Mangala meets Commonwealth Secy. Gen

Monday, 21 January 2019 00:15 Views - 145

Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera on Saturday called on Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland QC in London. The cordial dis


WP Governor Salley calls on Mahanayaka of Malwatte

Monday, 21 January 2019 00:14 Views - 153

Western Province Governor M. Azath S. Salley yesterday paid a courtesy call on Mahanayaka Thera of the Malwatte Chapter, Thibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha S



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