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Bill to boost SOEs ready

/ Thursday, 30 March 2017 00:40

Public Enterprise Development Minister Kabir Hashim addresses the Sri Lanka-Malaysia Business Council breakfast meeting on ‘Public Private Pa...


EIB pledges support for SL

/ Wednesday, 29 March 2017 01:33

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake (centre) sharing a light moment with EIB Vice President  Andrew McDowell (left) and European Union...


Imports soar; exports rebound in Dec. but dip overall in 2016

/ Tuesday, 28 March 2017 00:00

     Exports up 4.7% in December to $ 859 m to end year at $ 10.3 b, down by 2.2% from 2015 ...


‘Luxury apartments boom not a bubble’!

/ Monday, 27 March 2017 01:12

Shangri La Group Vice Chairman Madhu Rao speaks at the recent Finance Asia organised Sri Lanka Investment Summit in Hong Kong. Others from...


CB raises rates by 25 basis points

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:01

Follows US rate hike and stubbornly-high private sector credit Says “precautionary measure” to contain inflation thro...


Human Rights Council gives Sri Lanka two more years

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 01:03

Resolution adopted without a vote at UNHRC in Geneva  US says Lanka’s cosponsorship testament to Sirisen...


Govt. pledges to ‘stay the course’ at UNHRC

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

Anti-Government crowds rally in Geneva No country’s rights record is perfect, says Deputy Foreign Minister  Joint ...


Govt. outlines Rs. 11 trillion debt repayment plan

/ Wednesday, 22 March 2017 00:01

P’ment told of measures to settle payments over 10 years  Pledges to keep House informed of borrowings unlike...


CSE forum tells Sydney time to invest is now

/ Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:00

National Policies and Economic Affairs State Minister Niroshan Perera (right) answers a question during the Invest Sri Lanka forum held at...


CSE kicks off multiple investor promotion road shows Down Under today

/ Monday, 20 March 2017 00:01

First exercise  in 12 years will cover popular cities of Sydney today, Melbourne on Thursday and Auckland on Saturday National Po...


Govt. stamps Rs.1.5 b subsidy for plantations

/ Saturday, 18 March 2017 00:00

​ Tea, coconut, rubber smallholders to get Rs.900m, Rs.500m, and Rs.100m respectively  Ministry says it p...


Sri Lanka makes strong case to woo Hong Kong investor interest

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

  Nearly 250 attend full-day Sri Lanka Investment Summit showcasing country’s progress and potential for new growth&nbs...


Economy grows 4.4% in 2016

/ Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00

  Growth slower than 4.8% posted in 2015 Severe floods and drought strangled agriculture which recorded 4.2...


EU asks for ‘concrete’ HR progress ahead of GSP+

/ Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:00

  Recognises progress on several fronts including RTI, legislation on the Office of Missing Persons Detailed exchanges wi...


Shangri-La hikes Sri Lankan investment by 60% to $ 800 m

/ Tuesday, 14 March 2017 00:09

Reuters: Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Asia has increased its investment in Sri Lankan properties by 60% to $ 800 million, in order to meet demand for...


Nov. exports slide 3.4%

/ Monday, 13 March 2017 00:10

Reverses 3-month gain to hit $ 809.7 m as garments and tea decline 6.6% y-o-y, jewellery by 47.1% Trade balance expands by 47.2% ...


Govt. defends Airbus cancellation in P’ment

/ Saturday, 11 March 2017 00:00

The Government yesterday clarified to Parliament the decision to cancel the order for three Airbus A350 aircraft was a decision reached by the Econ...


H’tota deal sails closer to home

/ Friday, 10 March 2017 00:00

  Minister says changes proposed to original agreement could increase SLPA stake   Ports Authority nearly doubles pr...


Pereras part ways

/ Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:52

Business tycoon Dhammika Perera (left) and his friend Nimal Perera together after one of the market moving acquisitions the duo did - File photo/Da...


Participants must pay up for Bond scam losses if any, AG informs P’ment

/ Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:00

The Attorney General has recommended the recovery of losses by the Government if any from the related parties as a result of the controversial bond...


Today's Columnists

Plastic bags: So easy to substitute and so difficult to get rid of

30 March 2017

  Lately very encouraging news was published related to an increased number of countries and cities banning non-reusable plastic bags. Amongst them, Kenya and Delhi.  Currently Botswana, Eritrea, Kenya, Mauritania, Mor...


The political hypocrisy of President Maithripala Sirisena: Muslim IDPs tossed out

29 March 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena A Tamil saying goes thus: “Stealing the neighbour’s chicken for the mother’s almsgiving.”  President Sirisena in his total betrayal of the Muslims did just that with on...


The new technology revolution

29 March 2017

Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand and even India are automating industry at speed   By C. R. de Silva Current global developments Revolutionary changes in technology, following on the heels of globalisation, are c...


People management in a rapidly transforming business world

29 March 2017

It is well known that businesses have to constantly evolve to keep pace with the changes around them. The rise of digital technologies is disrupting the way we work and live. Technologies that didn’t exist till about a decade ago have now be...


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