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PM promises more facilities for Meethotamulla victims

/ Monday, 24 April 2017 00:40

Victims who were living on rent to be given allowance  Victims asked to come to Divisional Secretariat on Tuesday and Th...


Harsha keynotes “Oceans Dialogue- 2017” in Kerala

/ Monday, 24 April 2017 00:35

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Harsha de Silva delivered a keynote address on the topic “India-Sri Lanka cooperation in the Sout...


University of Moratuwa’s engineering exhibition EXMO 2017 from 28-29 April

/ Monday, 24 April 2017 00:35

Among Sri Lanka’s universities, the University of Moratuwa is the undisputed leader in engineering, architectural and technological ...


President appoints seven new SLFP organizers

/ Monday, 24 April 2017 00:33

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed seven new Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) District Organizers.  Seven front line SLFP a...


Asia-Pacific Young Parliamentarians’ regional meeting in Sri Lanka from 25-26 April

/ Monday, 24 April 2017 00:32

The Regional Meeting of Young Parliamentarians of Asia-Pacific will take place on 25 and 26 April at the Hilton Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The ...


PRECIFAC orders SriLankan to refuse service extension to Chief Security Officer

/ Monday, 24 April 2017 00:31

SriLankan Airlines has been instructed by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption ...


Chennai Hindu outfit opposes Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka next month

/ Monday, 24 April 2017 00:31

Chennai: A leader of a Hindu outfit in Chennai has opposed the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka next month to partici...


Big draw for ‘Walk for Values’

/ Monday, 24 April 2017 00:20

  Walk for Values, designed with the intention of binding people together in the common cause of inculcating and spreading human value...


Ranil to discuss key issues during India visit next week

/ Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:18

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will visit India next week to set the agenda for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Colombo in May, T...


Japanese expert team’s report on Meethotamulla by Tuesday

/ Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:18

A Japanese official with a disaster relief team surveys the site of a garbage dump collapse that killed 32 people on the northeastern edge of Sri L...


Awareness program on RTI for Defence Ministry

/ Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:17

  An awareness program was held the Ministry of Defense to educate the staff on the Right to Information (RTI) Act on Thursda...


The cancer within Sri Lanka’s Military

/ Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:00

By Taylor Dibbert The Associated Press recently published a very disturbing story about how UN peacekeepers from Sri Lanka ran a sex ring in Hait...


Students participating in 18th Asia Physics Olympiad meet President

/ Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:00

  The Sri Lankan group of students who are leaving for Russia to participate in the 18th Asia Physics Olympiad Competition me...


Long-term solution to Palk Bay conflict elusive: Sri Lankan fishermen

/ Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:00

  By Meera Srinivasan  The Hindu: Although New Delhi and Colombo have expressed satisfaction over recent bilateral tal...


Amunugama highlights Japan-funded projects in Kandy in wake of visit

/ Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:00

Senior Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama this week highlighted a range of benefits the Kandy district received following the recent visit to Japan alon...


European Parliament members want SL to respect labour rights to win GSP+

/ Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka must adhere to core conventions of the International Labour Organization and deliver on its promise of guaranteeing employee rights if th...


Anandasangraee urges President to immediately release land held by security forces in North

/ Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

General Secretary of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) V. Anandasangaree has urged President Maithripala Sirisena to take immediate measures...


Activist urges MPs who sold duty free car permits to donate to Meethotamulla

/ Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

By Shanika Sriyananda Public interest litigation activist Nagananda Kodituwakku, who formed the Garbage Victims Fund to pay compensation to victi...


JVP calls for long-term sustainable solutions to garbage issue

/ Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

The JVP yesterday demanded that the Government provide an immediate long-term solution to the garbage problem, alleging that the Government had not...


Japanese expert team for Meethotamulla garbage dump disaster arrives

/ Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

A Japanese expert team for Meethotamulla garbage dump disaster arrived in Colombo yesterday and has already started series of discussions with rele...


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Reform of exchange controls: There is a need, but do it correctly – Part I

24 April 2017

The first Ceylonese Governor of the newly-established Central Bank N.U. Jayawardena ​ Proposal to reform exchange controls without giving details Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in announcing the economic policy s...


PIM MBA in Oman: A Sri Lankan pride

24 April 2017

It was indeed memorable to organise an inauguration of a brand new MBA batch at the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) in Muscat, Oman. It was encouraging to see the spirit of Sri Lankans in Oman who actively supported our endeavo...


Potential risks and negative implications of the proposed Foreign Exchange Bill

24 April 2017

From the perspective of the Government, the following are the key components of a checklist for assessment and validation prior to the enactment of the proposed Foreign Exchange Bill. Does the Bill in its present form, post enactment: 1.Advanc...


Meethotamulla tragedy and political garbage

22 April 2017

    The Meethotamulla tragedy has brought back the politics of garbage to every screen, newspaper and radio. Street protests are happening around every garbage dump. Modern day popular communication technologies have take...


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