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Malaysia to offer reward for missing Flight MH370

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:19

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): Malaysia said on Thursday it would pay a reward to any private company that found the fuselage of missing Malaysia Airlines...


Airbus deliveries up 8%, orders outpaced Boeing in 2016

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:18

Airbus Chief Executive Officer Fabrice Bregier (L) and Airbus Chief Operating Officer-Customers John Leahy (R) attend the annual Airbus Co...


SpiceJet plots expansion with order for 100 new Boeing planes

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:14

SpiceJet to buy 100 new MAX 737 planes Boost for Boeing as Asian airlines swell orders Deal worth $22 b if 2014 orde...


Capt. R. Welgama responds to Sri Lankan Aggressor luxury yacht comments

/ Monday, 16 January 2017 00:22

In reference to the 10 January 2017 Daily FT article titled ‘Rough seas still rage between Merchant Shipping and new Sri Lankan Aggressor lux...


Maritime kidnappings at 10-year high: Watchdog

/ Monday, 16 January 2017 00:22

AFP: The number of maritime kidnappings hit a ten-year high in 2016, with waters off the southern Philippines becoming increasingly dangerous, the ...


Greece holds on to top ship owning nation title

/ Monday, 16 January 2017 00:21

Kicking off the New Year, VesselsValue has put together a list of the top 10 ship owning nations by fleet value in 2017. Despite suffering the bi...


China launches new electronic intelligence naval ship

/ Monday, 16 January 2017 00:20

A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy personnel stands guard on their Jiangkai II class vessel, CNS Yulin, during a display of...


Record high bunker volumes in 2016 for Singapore

/ Monday, 16 January 2017 00:19

Reuters: The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) expects 2016 sales of bunker fuel for ships to rise to a record for a second consecutiv...


DP World targets inland India with $ 1 b investments in logistics centres

/ Monday, 16 January 2017 00:19

Reuters: Dubai’s DP World will spend part of a planned $ 1 billion investment in India on new inland logistics centres to help ease problems ...


Arjuna talks of foreign conspiracy behind protest against Hambantota port

/ Monday, 16 January 2017 00:18

Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga last week alleged that there could be a foreign conspiracy behind efforts to scuttle the deve...


ZIM announces upgraded lines structure

/ Monday, 9 January 2017 00:51

In order to improve its services and provide better solutions to market needs, ZIM has announced a restructuring of its main services on m...


Reception on board at Pakistan maritime security ships Hingol and Basol

/ Monday, 9 January 2017 00:50

A colourful reception was arranged on board at visiting Pakistan maritime security ships ‘Hingol’ and ‘Basol’ who are curre...


OVIKLO shines at National Business Excellence Awards 2016

/ Monday, 9 January 2017 00:47

OVIKLO International Director Business Development Thushan Mahagedara receiving the award from Cargills Bank Board Director Faizal Salieh ...


Tanker operators hope new routes will offset impact of OPEC cut

/ Monday, 9 January 2017 00:45

2016 a good year for tankers, but 2017 looks leaner Outlook for tanker market improves in 2018 Reuters: Tanker owners are b...


Maersk, Alibaba team up to offer online booking of ship places

/ Monday, 9 January 2017 00:42

SHANGHAI (Reuters): Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping line, has teamed up with Alibaba to allow customers to reserve space on it...


LAUGFS creates history at Hambantota

/ Monday, 9 January 2017 00:41

​LAUGFS Maritime becomes the first to register a ship at Hambantota Port LAUGFS, one of the largest diversified conglomerates in S...


MH370 search to end in two weeks: Official

/ Monday, 9 January 2017 00:39

AFP: The hunt for missing flight MH370 will end in two weeks, Malaysia’s transport minister said on Friday, as relatives of passengers demand...


Qatar Airways Cargo launches ops to 4 new destinations

/ Monday, 9 January 2017 00:38

Qatar Airways Cargo has unveiled plans to launch freighter operations to four new destinations in the Americas, starting 2 February 2017. ...


Hamad International Airport enters elite category as 6th in world to achieve 5-star status

/ Monday, 9 January 2017 00:36

Qatar’s airport earns accomplishment achieved by only five other airports in the world making it the only one in the Middle East D...


ICAO says traffic growth, airline profitability were highlights of air transport in 2016

/ Monday, 9 January 2017 00:35

Preliminary figures released last week by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) indicated that the total number of passenge...


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Steamrolling of Central Bank by Minister of Finance: An unsavoury development?

23 January 2017

An unsavoury rift between the Central Bank and Minister of Finance A growing rift between Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and the senior management of the Central Bank is surfacing now, worrying both financial markets and prospective fo...


Sustainability: How that translates to agriculture

23 January 2017

Once cultivated, traditional paddy that is grown organically will establish its own markets based on the consumer demand   For the longest time the word “sustainable agriculture” was a catch phrase only. I...


Yahapalanaya lapses – Is Mahinda the option for Muslims?

21 January 2017

Former Minister, Speaker and Premadasa/Rajapaksa loyalist and National List nominee Parliamentarian A.H.M. Azwer along with a few other Muslim Mahinda diehards claim that Yahapalanaya under President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil W...


First Sinhala talkie ‘Kadawunu Poronduwa’ was released 70 years ago

21 January 2017

History was made 70 years ago when the film ‘Kadawunu Poronduwa’ (Broken Promise) premiered at the Kingsley Theatre in Colombo on 21 January 1947. The Chief Guest was D.S. Senanayake, Minister of Agriculture and Lands under the State C...


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