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JKH kicks off FY18 on a strong note

/ Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00

  First quarter bottom line up 19% to Rs. 2.37 b Group pre-tax profit tops Rs. 4 b; Revenue up 18% to Rs. 26.8 b ...


Harsha tells private sector to put up or shut up about bribery

/ Thursday, 27 July 2017 02:06

Economic Affairs Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva   By Charumini de Silva Economic Development Deputy Minis...


Hambantota deal before P’ment, signing on Saturday

/ Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:00

  MPs to debate Cabinet-approved new PPP on Friday but no vote Ports and Shipping Minister insists the agreemen...


Cabinet to decide today fate of Rs. 193b costing, Rs. 47b loss making Hambantota Port

/ Tuesday, 25 July 2017 01:07

  Cabinet is scheduled to decide on the future of the Hambantota Port, built by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa through a ...


Re-pace reforms: IMF

/ Monday, 24 July 2017 01:31

IMF’s Jaewoo Lee Govt. ‘over performing’ on fiscal consolidation targets under EFF program May nee...


Stepping up for tax

/ Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:45

Finance Minister Managala Samaraweera and State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne – Pic by Ruwan Walpola   By Uditha J...


Cherio coal!

/ Friday, 21 July 2017 00:00

  Public Utilities Commission puts an end to coal  Approves long-term generation plan sans coal plants ...


Fresh round of liberalisation in Budget: PM

/ Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:23

Three-year economic policy to be released ahead of next Budget New Foreign Exchange Act to boost exports, offers to have talks wi...


IMF approves delayed third tranche of $ 167.2 m

/ Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:00

  Completes second review under three-year EFF  Backs further tightening of policy rates, energy pricing reforms urg...


Top global fund manager upbeat on Sri Lanka’s future prospects

/ Tuesday, 18 July 2017 00:00

Oliver Bell, T. Rowe Price Vice President and Lead Portfolio Manager, Africa, Middle East and Frontier Markets – Pic by Lasantha Kum...


Sri Lanka, B’desh agree to finalise FTA

/ Monday, 17 July 2017 01:11

MoU on economic partnership inked during President Sirisena’s successful visit to Dhaka 14 agreements signed ...


UN slams Govt. on PTA

/ Saturday, 15 July 2017 00:00

  By Chathuri Dissanayake  Giving a damning report on Sri Lanka’s failure to take adequate action against human rights violations...


Bank’s priority customers’ data compromised?

/ Friday, 14 July 2017 00:11

In an apparent serious breach of confidentiality, a leading private sector bank has mistakenly alleged to have compromised data of its priorit...


PM, Rajitha resolve GMOA crisis with Dr. Padeniya

/ Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:08

The debilitating trade union action by the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) is tipped to end following a breakthrough resoluti...


Mangala offers reassurance over new Inland Revenue Act

/ Wednesday, 12 July 2017 02:15

Says fresh legislation will broad base and simplify the tax system for an investor-friendly atmosphere  ...


Net foreign inflows hit new record

/ Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:21

  The year to date net foreign inflows to the Colombo stock market for 2017 yesterday reached the second all-time high, a dev...


Exports up in April

/ Monday, 10 July 2017 00:55

Low base in 2016 pushes up earnings 11.9%, imports increase by 9.8% Cumulative trade deficit rise in first four months to $ 3.3 b...


Govt. sends team on rice quest

/ Saturday, 8 July 2017 00:00

The Government has picked three countries to supply 200,000 MT of rice immediately to meet the shortfall in its domestic market, the Industry and C...


ADB assistance doubles to $1b

/ Friday, 7 July 2017 00:00

 Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera and ADB Country Director Sri Widowati during discussions at the ministry yesterday  ...


PM plots growth trajectory

/ Thursday, 6 July 2017 00:00

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy share a light moment during the opening of the new IBSL bui...


Today's Columnists

Should the BOI be shut down?

28 July 2017

Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe very boldly stated at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit on Wednesday that the Board of Investment should be shut down. The BOI is the PM’s brainchild and an offshoot of the GCEC.  Wijeyadasa went...


Quotas with ‘zipping’ for women in local government

28 July 2017

The other day I met a woman who is a card-carrying member of a major political party. She is the president of the midwives association in her area. She exuded leadership. She has so much to share with her community about health, lifestyles and oth...


The delicious ironies of idiotic democracy

28 July 2017

Life, as a musically-inclined poet of a previous age once essayed, is what happens when you are planning to do something else. Well, the same may be said for the intentions of Good Governance: that the best-laid plans of mice and men gang aft agle...


‘Into Africa’ – from troubled continent to a land of opportunities

28 July 2017

It was the continent that made headlines for all the wrong reasons: the great famine in Ethiopia and HIV pandemic in 1980s, the Rwandan genocide in 1990s, and the Somalian civil war in 2000’s grabbed headlines. By mid-2000 some of the Afric...


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