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Going gung-ho over glaring gazette!

/ Monday, 27 February 2017 00:29

\ Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa Gazette purportedly issued by Mahinda Rajapaksa s...


Govt. insists UL-AerCap deal to cancel A350s was in country’s best interests

/ Friday, 24 February 2017 00:00

  Minister Kabir Hashim says decision will save over $ 200 m for SriLankan Airlines Expertise from aviation ind...


COMBank makes 2016 spectacular year

/ Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:45

COMBank Chairman Dharma Dheerasinghe (left) and MD Jegan Durairatnam   Becomes first private bank to cross Rs. 1 trillion ...


Presidential Commission of Inquiry questions CB Chief over bond sale

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank Governor Indrajith Coomaraswamy leaves the “Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into...


President kicks off Fourth SAARC Public Procurement Conference

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:10

The Fourth South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo yesterday (20...


Harry distills perfect blend for Sri Lanka

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:50

Says governors must govern, leaders must lead, workers must work Recounts challenges in converting once loss-making State-own...


Slow start for manufacturing, services in January

/ Saturday, 18 February 2017 02:11

The country’s manufacturing and services sector have had a slow start in the New Year with a key index showing marginal decline in January. ...


Harin clears the air on Google Balloon!

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando addresses the media yesterday along with Additional Secretary Sumitra Kannang...


Rs. 18 b bonanza for senior citizens!

/ Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:42

Govt. enhances upper limit for 15% special interest to senior citizens’ deposits to Rs.1.5 m The upper limit to pay 15...


Sampath Bank posts highest-ever profit of Rs. 9.1 b for 2016

/ Wednesday, 15 February 2017 09:26

The year 2016 was yet another successful year for Sampath Bank, wherein the bank managed to achieve its highest-ever Profit After Tax (PAT) amounti...


Drought doom!

/ Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:00

United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin meets people as she visits the village of Tanamalwila in Monaragala dist...


Time to invest says stock broking firm

/ Monday, 13 February 2017 01:10

    Enterprise Ceylon Capital in its latest Sri Lanka Equity Strategy report makes credible case, notes CSE&...


Govt. to probe leaked audit report of former CB Governor

/ Friday, 10 February 2017 00:00

State Finance Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena  -Pic by Shehan Gunasekara  State Finance Minister says Mahendran&rsq...


Govt. to go for $ 2.5 b more foreign debt

/ Thursday, 9 February 2017 00:10

  Cabinet approval to be sought to raise up to $ 1.5 b via sovereign bond, and syndicated loan capped at $ 1 b  ...


CB cautious but holds rates

/ Wednesday, 8 February 2017 00:00

  Inflation rises to 5.5% in Jan. from 4.5% in Dec. but projected to be stable Private sector credit at 21.9% with credit...


‘I will always speak openly’: Auditor General

/ Tuesday, 7 February 2017 00:56

By Chathuri Dissanayake In an apparent reply to the Finance Minister’s scathing criticism of him, the Auditor General (AG) yesterday said h...


All should commit to ensuring economic freedom: President

/ Monday, 6 February 2017 00:01

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe greet each other at the ceremony to mark the 69th Independence Day ...


Freedom from Secrecy

/ Saturday, 4 February 2017 00:00

RTI comes into effect  Media Minister warns of teething problems, encourages public to use RTI Act TISL files six p...


2017 the year of FDI, says Ranil

/ Friday, 3 February 2017 00:00

 LOL! Applause and Laugh. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe laughs amidst applause from AMCHAM Sri Lanka Past Secretary Nimal Cooke (Left) A...


Private sector should go global, says PM

/ Thursday, 2 February 2017 00:36

Central Expressway Phase II for local contractors kicks off Ranil says time for local companies to use opportunities to target in...


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Restoring ‘Economic Democracy’: Is it an elusive goal?

27 February 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena Promised delivery of economic democracy to people One of the pledges made by the present Government in its election manifesto titled ‘The Five Point Plan for creating a new country in 60 mont...


Signifying ‘Sigmoid’ for Sri Lankans

27 February 2017

Being proactive is becoming a rarity. Protests for rights have become a regular occurrence. Conducting post-mortems after a tragedy is not something uncommon to us. All of the above point to the need for a fresh approach towards survival and succe...


Shipping industry fails to reduce carbon emissions

27 February 2017

Shipping industry fails to reduce carbon emissions If the container shipping industry fails to proactively act on reducing carbon emissions, national and regional regulation will likely impose a heavy burden on shipping companies, an internation...


Ting, ting! Alarm bells for the economy, jingle bells for the banks!

24 February 2017

Even after discounting for political rhetoric (on all sides), economists are convinced that our economy is in a critical stage. This course is the culmination effect of how the economy has been managed over the last few decades. At the same time, ...


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