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Deadly deluge despair

/ Monday, 29 May 2017 01:46

Houses submerged in water following torrential rain caused floods - Pic courtesy Air Force.  SL struggles as monsoonal flood ...


Monsoon mayhem

/ Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:35

A child being taken to safety in a flooded area in Kelaniya, Pethiyagoda yesterday - Pic by Kushan Pathiraja    ...


Swap sealed with a smooch!

/ Friday, 26 May 2017 00:10

Swap sealed with a smooch! Despite taking on the task of Foreign Minister yesterday, former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake seemed to ha...


Kabir defends 2016 economic performance

/ Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:01

Says Govt. has managed to improve loss-making State enterprises   By Chathuri Dissanayake Lobbying to silen...


Mangala promises to rebuild economy, meet development goals

/ Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:00

  New Finance Minister reaffirms he will champion private sector as the engine of growth Assures in Parliament a new...


Maithri mends with mini-reshuffle

/ Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:27

​ Reinforces his control by reshuffling nine portfolios Swaps Finance and Foreign Ministers - Mangala as Finance&nb...


UPDATE: Crunch day for Cabinet!

/ Monday, 22 May 2017 00:50

UPDATE: Nine Cabinet Ministers take up new portfolios President Maithripala Sirisena carried out a Cabinet reshuffle with ni...


PATA forecast for SL tourism far lower than Govt.

/ Saturday, 20 May 2017 00:19

  Chairman of Asia Pacific tourism grouping predicts only 3.7 m arrivals by 2021 whereas Govt. is targeting 4.5 m figure by 2...


Govt. messing maize supply

/ Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

  Decreased yield in local maize cultivation and import constraints push local prices up by 20% Govt. urged to consider i...


PM says UK to extend SL GSP+ benefits post-Brexit

/ Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:17

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addresses the inauguration ceremony of SAARC Women Leadership Summit 2017 - Pic by Lasantha Kumara. &nb...


EU says GSP+ win for SL a progressive opportunity

/ Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:00

  Zero duty access for Lankan products in the biggest export market once again from Friday On existing exports basket to ...


China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ beneficial for Indian Ocean’s socio-economic success: Ranil

/ Tuesday, 16 May 2017 00:11

  Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinge yesterday declared that China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ will provid...


Arjuna no-balls GSP+ benefit with THC move

/ Monday, 15 May 2017 00:46

Exporters furious over Shipping Minister’s proposal to bring back Terminal Handling Charge  Exporters wh...


Magnanimous Modi!

/ Saturday, 13 May 2017 00:10

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi joins hands with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on stag...


EU restores GSP+ concessions to Sri Lanka

/ Friday, 12 May 2017 00:00

The EU is Sri Lanka’s biggest export market accounting for nearly one-third of the country’s global exports with apparel being the lead...


Private sector credit growth nudging down

/ Wednesday, 10 May 2017 00:00

  CB keeps policy rates unchanged Private sector credit growth down to 20.4% in March from 21% in February and 22%&n...


Duty free shopping at BIA in danger of becoming monopoly?

/ Tuesday, 9 May 2017 00:34

Only two bids for second shop space, both offering same concession fee Dufry duty free bids for second time Second b...


ADB doubles lending to SL

/ Monday, 8 May 2017 01:32

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake captured by an AFP photographer perhaps answering an important call just before Finance Ministers from ...


Govt. concludes $ 1.5 b 10 year Sovereign Bond with big success

/ Saturday, 6 May 2017 00:00

Final order book in excess of $11 b achieving an oversubscription ratio of over 7 times, spread across 500 participating accounts  ...


ADB optimistic on Lanka’s prospects

/ Friday, 5 May 2017 00:00

Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao holds an opening news conference at ADB annual general meeting in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, J...


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Shipping and ports: At the cross roads of national interest

29 May 2017

Newly appointed Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe being congratulated by his predecessor Arjuna Ranatunga when the former assumed duties early last week following the mini reshuffle of the Cabinet - Pic by Lasantha Kumara Sh...


New Finance Minister has a Herculean task ahead; he will win only if he moves with foresight

29 May 2017

New Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera officially assuming duties at the ministry  – Pic by Pradeep Pathirana   Promise to continue with economic reform program The new Minister of Finance, Mangala Sa...


India’s new plan for TN fishermen could end row with Sri Lanka over fishing

27 May 2017

  India’s new INR 16,210 million ($ 250.9 million) plan to enable Tamil Nadu fishermen to exit fishing in the Palk Bay in three years from this year could end its decades-long row with Sri Lanka over poaching in Sri Lan...


Mayday! Mayhem in the making?

26 May 2017

By the time you read this, you would have perused many pieces, no doubt, on the precarious state of the nation of late. The painful memories of April-May – Meethotamulla pitfall and the proposed appointment of a military panjandrum to curb, ...


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