Major achievements in three years: PM

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Despite treading a difficult path the Government still managed to reach significant achievements in governance, macroeconomic stabilisation, debt redu ..

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MR slams CID interrogation

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By Skandha Gunasekara Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday charged that the Government was exacting “political revenge” and that he had no

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Ex-cricketer Imran Khan elected Prime Minister of Pakistan

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Reuters: Pakistani lawmakers elected former cricket legend Imran Khan prime minister on Friday and he pledged to bring to justice “all those who hav

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Shares hit over 7-week closing low on foreign selling

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Reuters: Shares extended losses for a sixth straight session on Friday, marking their lowest close in more than seven weeks as foreign investors trimm

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Banking Act does not prohibit granting loans to bank directors: CB

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The Central Bank yesterday noted that the Banking Act does not prohibit granting loans to directors or their family but such a transaction is required

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Enterprise SL loans opened to small biz

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The Finance Ministry yesterday decided to revise requirements for Enterprise Sri Lanka loans to include very small businesses and simplify the registr

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Rupee ends weaker, near all-time low

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Reuters: The rupee closed weaker and near its all-time low on Friday due to importer dollar demand and foreign outflows from equities and Government s

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Cochin International Airport closure extended to 26 Aug.

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SriLankan Airlines has introduced a series of measures to mitigate inconvenience to its passengers from the closure of Cochin International Airport du

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EPF delays hotel sale: East West

Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00 Views - 414

East West Properties PLC yesterday notified the Colombo Stock Exchange that the purchase of Weligala Hotel Properties has been delayed due to the Empl

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Differently abled students meet Sports Minister

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Nine students from the Islamic Centre for the Physically Handicapped, Thihariya took part in the Para Olympic Games and won seven gold medals and two

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National dialogue to integrate plantation health structure into national health

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Civil society, parliamentarians, government authorities, academics, plantation stakeholders and community members, private sector, and community-based

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Ambassador Azeez pays courtesy call on UNCTAD Secretary General

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Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva, met with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refu

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Greater Kurunegala Water Supply and Sewerage Project to benefit over 70,000 people

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Prime Minister earlier this week inaugurated the Greater Kurunegala Water Supply and Sewerage Project that will benefit over 70,000 people in the grea

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Large-scale housing, water and sanitation projects at Dunsinane Estate of Elpitiya Plantations

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158 new homes were built at Dunsinane Estate, in the Nuwara Eliya District, owned and managed by Elpitiya Plantations PLC. Out of 404 housing units wh

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Special Prison Police Unit to receive STF training

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The special Prison Police Unit set up by the Justice Minister to take the place of the Intelligence Unit after the latter was dismissed last week is s

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Sri Lanka becomes CICA member

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Sri Lanka was unanimously accepted as a Member of the Conference on Interactions and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) on Wednesday, by its

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Japanese Defence Minister to visit SL

Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00 Views - 28

Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka next week in what would be the first-ever visit by a Japanese defence minis

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Allowances for teachers on exam duties to be increased: Education Minister

Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00 Views - 73

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that the Commissioner General of Examinations has been instructed to increase the allowances for the t

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Sri Lanka Working Journalists

Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10 Views - 55

Sri Lanka Working Journalists’ Association President Mudith Kariyakarawana presenting a gift sent by Indian journalists to Prime Minister Ranil Wick

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UNP says Govt. has established greater freedoms during 3 years in power

Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10 Views - 54

As the Good Governance Government completes its third year, the United National Party (UNP) yesterday spoke of its key achievements with regards to fr

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SriLankan Airlines failed to conduct share valuation prior to buying Rs. 4 billion in shares

Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10 Views - 233

The Board of Directors of SriLankan Airlines decided to buy back 40 million shares of SriLankan Catering, at Rs. 100 a share with a total cost of Rs.

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DMK Chief “Kalaignar” Karunanidhi excelled as a Tamil film script writer

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Muttuvel Karunanidhi, known to the Tamil-speaking world as “Kalaignar” (artiste), passed away at the age of 94 in Chennai on 7 August. Karunanidhi had been Chief Minister of India’s Tamil Nadu state for a total of 19 years. He was Chief Ministe


Bangladesh could be a happy hunting ground for Lankan entrepreneurs

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Bangladesh has traditionally been hospitable to Sri Lankan entrepreneurs and fortunately, the traditional friendliness has not given way to arrogance with the country’s growing prosperity. This was acknowledged at a meeting of Sri Lankan entreprene


Warriors who fight for a larger purpose

Friday, 17 August 2018

Are women more naturally inclined to cooperation than men? Sulochana Sigera’s impassioned statement at last week’s Women in Management Awards seemed to suggest so. Addressing the under-representation of women decision-makers, Sigera pointed to th


Do we sink or swim? No Michael, row the boat ashore!

Friday, 17 August 2018

Why Sri Lanka needs to strengthen geopolitical ties to be a competitive global economy by 2030


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