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Well-known investor and emerging markets guru Dr. Mark Mobius this week placed the odds of Sri Lanka returning to strong growth in its favour, provide ..


Kudos for Daily FT reporting

Thursday, 12 December 2019 03:25 Views - 135

The Daily FT on Tuesday won the Certificate of Merit Award for reporting under special circumstances at the 20th Annual Journalism Awards for Excellen


31 institutions including Police, SIS, TRC brought under Defence Ministry purview

Thursday, 12 December 2019 03:22 Views - 1336

Thirty-one State institutions including the Police Department, State Intelligence Service (SIS), Department of Immigration and Emigration, Department


LOLC prepares to sell its biggest overseas unit

Thursday, 12 December 2019 03:21 Views - 729

Bloomberg: LOLC Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka’s second-largest publicly traded company by revenue, plans to sell its stake in a unit in Cambodia and use t


Banks hand over reports on loans to Govt.

Thursday, 12 December 2019 03:20 Views - 373

Reports from private and public banks on microfinance and loans taken by the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have been handed over to the Governme


Climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time’s Person of the Year

Thursday, 12 December 2019 03:23 Views - 87

New York/Madrid (Reuters): Greta Thunberg, the teen activist from Sweden who has urged immediate action to address a global climate crisis, was named


GRI acquires Australia’s AXIS Tyres

Thursday, 12 December 2019 03:22 Views - 445

GRI, a leading producer of specialty tyres in Sri Lanka, has acquired industrial tyre specialist AXIS Tyres in Australia. The acquisition is focused


Sri Lanka’s MinorMatters receives UNAOC-BMW Group Intercultural Innovation Award

Thursday, 12 December 2019 03:21 Views - 88

The MinorMatters: Rewind; Rebuild project of the Alliance Development Trust in Sri Lanka was selected as one of 10 global grassroots initiatives to re


No pain, no fame: Thai massage could get UNESCO status

Thursday, 12 December 2019 00:06 Views - 65

BANGKOK (AFP): At Bangkok’s Reclining Buddha temple Krairath Chantrasri says he is a proud custodian of a 2,000-year-old skill - the body-folding, s




Peace Expo and Colombo Food Fest this weekend

Thursday, 12 December 2019 03:02 Views - 121

Peace Expo and Colombo Food Fest 2019 will be held on 14-15 December at Independence Square, Colombo. Peace Expo 2019 is a unique two-day event, launc


Five suspects arrested for attack on Aluthgama journalist remanded until 20 Dec.

Thursday, 12 December 2019 03:01 Views - 67

The five suspects arrested in connection with the attack on Aluthgama journalist Thusitha Kumara de Silva and his wife Anusha Kumari have been remande


CPA condemns aftermath, reportage on alleged abduction of Swiss Embassy employee

Thursday, 12 December 2019 03:01 Views - 543

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) in a statement said it is deeply concerned with recent events in the aftermath of the incident in which an em


Japanese Foreign Minister in town

Thursday, 12 December 2019 03:01 Views - 57

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Motegi Toshimitsu is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from 12-14 December with a view to further strengthening the b


Two remanded for assaulting group of journalists

Thursday, 12 December 2019 03:00 Views - 67

The Mahara Acting Magistrate Wasantha Ramanayake yesterday remanded two suspects arrested for assaulting a group of journalists who were covering an i


Sri Lanka at Mine Ban Convention in Oslo

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 01:13 Views - 145

The Fourth Review Conference of the States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention was held in Oslo from 25-29 November.


SAARC Development Fund celebrates SAARC Charter Day

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 01:12 Views - 83

The SAARC Development Fund (SDF) celebrated the 35th SAARC Charter Day on 8 December. The SAARC Charter establishing South Asian Association for Regio


Emerging markets guru Mobius on ‘In Black and  White with Milinda’

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 01:11 Views - 238

Pioneering emerging markets visionary, author and founder of Mobius Capital Partners Mark Mobius will be the guest on this Sunday’s ‘In Black and


Muzzamil assumes duties as North Western Province Governor

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 01:08 Views - 201

A.J.M. Muzzamil on Saturday assumed duties as the 12th Governor of the North Western Province. He said it was indeed an honour to serve the people onc


Royal Park convict had left country prior to travel ban Court order, SC informed

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 01:07 Views - 1261

The convict in the Royal Park murder case, Jude Shramantha Jayamaha, who received a presidential pardon, had left the country before a Court order pro



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Presidency and Sangha: virtuous or villainous duo?

Thursday, 12 December 2019
President GR should be ever indebted to the Sangha, because without its tireless canvassing he would not have achieved what he did on 16 November. Giv

The task of convincing the President and the majority

Thursday, 12 December 2019
The President said that he was the President of all Sri Lankans, including the people who did not vote for him. The election results were highly polar

For an educated society: Can KIT replace current Sri Lankan teachers?

Thursday, 12 December 2019
Students learn from teachers in a school. Very few would argue with that statement. We have in our current school system a prominent place for the tea

The future of the UNP

Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Each time Ranil Wickremesinghe is faced with a threat to his leadership, he comes up with a band aid solution which either postpones his day of reckon

The twin tower trends of today’s politics

Wednesday, 11 December 2019
I live in two worlds. In one, everything is clear, sharp, light. The new President has lots of potential to boost Sri Lanka into the developmental str

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