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JO goes to CID against Kabir’s $ 98 m SriLankan deal

/ Thursday, 19 January 2017 00:00

Joint Opposition MP Kanaka Herath addressing the media yesterday in Colombo - Pic by Ruwan Walpola Claims made Rs. 150 billion loss to ...


Govt. tinkers with leasing levels

/ Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:00

Blanket limit on motor vehicles imposed last year split into four categories   Tourism sector gets new lease of life with 10...


China Merchant-led JV to have only 1,235 acres in Hambantota port vicinity

/ Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:51

  Contrary to misinformation by the Opposition, the China Merchant Port (CMPort) led joint venture will have only around 1,20...


Investment zones to multiply: Ranil

/ Monday, 16 January 2017 00:49

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe   Says SL’s first private investment zone under construction ...


Ravi woos foreign investors

/ Friday, 13 January 2017 00:00

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake  - Pic by Upul Abayasekara Assures five-year resident  visa for $ 300,000 inves...


No elections in 2020, says Rajitha

/ Thursday, 12 January 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena (2L) attends the inauguration of the filling of the Moraghakanda reservoir in Moragahakanda on 11 January ...


Big changes to counterterrorism framework

/ Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:00

 Prime Minister  Ranil Wickremesinghe ​ PM presents revised CTA policy to Cabinet  Revisions m...


PM tells P’ment Govt. firm on Hambantota

/ Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:48

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday told Parliament of the Government’s firm stand on new projects for Hambantota and inquired abou...


President, PM urge people to rally for true prosperity

/ Monday, 9 January 2017 00:23

President Maithripala Sirisena along with Prime Ranil Wickremesinghe arrive at BMICH to officiate at the ceremony to mark the former&rsquo...


GSP + concession by next week, reveals President

/ Saturday, 7 January 2017 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena, the Minister of Highways and Higher Education, and the UK High Commissioner jointly inaugurate the new bridge in Ka...


Govt. sinks JO in Hambantota currents!

/ Friday, 6 January 2017 00:00

  Rajapaksa regime borrowed Rs. 183 billion to build Magampura Port but debt servicing hit crisis level with Rs. 9 billion loss pe...


Ranil promises ‘powerful Sri Lanka’

/ Thursday, 5 January 2017 00:53

By Chathuri Dissanayake Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday unveiled a new plan for the country entitled ‘Balagathu Lanka’ ...


Central Bank cautiously optimistic of 2017

/ Wednesday, 4 January 2017 00:00

 Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy presenting the Central Bank Road Map: Monetary and financial sector policies for 2017 and beyond  ...


Development devoid of politics

/ Tuesday, 3 January 2017 01:28

President Maithripala Sirisena speaking at the launch of Sustainable Sri Lanka program   President Maithripala Sirise...


CSE hopeful about 2017 as foreign inflow gathers pace

/ Monday, 2 January 2017 00:34

Total foreign investor contribution records 42.5% in 2016 compared to 34.4% in 2015 Around 7 IPOs in pipeline with few non-st...


Monetary Board ends 2016 with policy rates intact

/ Saturday, 31 December 2016 00:03

The Monetary Board ended 2016 with policy rates unchanged at 7% and 8.5% taking strengths from improved macro economic factors.  Following t...


Man on a mission to topple Govt. in 2017

/ Friday, 30 December 2016 00:00

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa addresses foreign media at a press event in Colombo yesterday - AFP By Dharisha Bast...


Havelock City breaks ground for $ 166 m commercial development

/ Thursday, 29 December 2016 08:01

From left: Overseas Realty Ceylon Deputy Chairman H. Z. Cassim, Chairman  S. P. Tao, foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Megapolis...


East Terminal tender faces rough weather

/ Wednesday, 28 December 2016 00:55

Analysts allege multiple conditions placed after bids closed is aimed at eliminating top operators and to award contract to favoured ...


JVP guns for parliamentary debate on COPE report on Bond issue

/ Tuesday, 27 December 2016 00:01

Claims no date has been scheduled yet despite requests Reiterates move to send report to AG was wrong In an attem...


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BPM – finance and accounting: Sri Lankan perspective

18 January 2017

Overview  BPM or Business Process Management, FAO or Finance Accounting Outsourcing, and HRO or Human Resource Outsourcing are a few of the acronyms that getbandiedabout in relation to the Outsourcing industry. The potenti...


How has the drought affected retailers and farmers in Sri Lanka?

18 January 2017

In Sri Lanka, drought is looming into a larger issue as one-third of the population is engaged in agriculture-related activities. According to the Department of Agriculture, 1.8 million farming households across the island are engaged i...


Fighters with no arms, no legs

17 January 2017

    Lessons they teach all of us Life without limbs yet without limits; changing obstacles into opportunities. The only person keeping us from reaching our full potential is our own self as False Evide...


CTF report and the Raviraj case judgement

17 January 2017

    The Report of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms was handed over to former President Chandrika Kumaratunga by Task Force Chairperson Manouri Muttetuwegama on 3 January.  The Consultation T...


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