National interest in front and centre when negotiating FTAs: Malik

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Dismissing criticism, Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama last week emphasised that the Government had put na ..


ETI Finance depositors to be paid from 5 June: CB

Monday, 21 May 2018 00:41 Views - 490

The Central Bank said yesterday that depositors of troubled ETI Finance Ltd. (ETIFL) would be paid in a phased-out manner starting from 5 June 2018.


Rajapaksas in untiring effort to throw country again into Vipath Maga: Mangala

Monday, 21 May 2018 00:40 Views - 52

Former President and Kurunegala District MP, Mahinda Rajapaksa who is responsible for ruining this country by allowing his family relatives and cronie


$453 m from ADB for Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program

Monday, 21 May 2018 00:37 Views - 133

The Government yesterday entered into a loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to obtain $210 million to fund the Mahaweli Water Securit


The consequences of failure to deduct Withholding Tax from service providers

Monday, 21 May 2018 00:21 Views - 242

The new Inland Revenue Act No 24 of 2017 requires persons who are engaged in a business to deduct 5% as withholding tax when making payments to reside


Johann, Arjuna appointed to SriLankan Airlines Board

Monday, 21 May 2018 00:40 Views - 1256

Top professionals Johann Wijesinghe and Prof. Arjuna de Silva have been appointed to the SriLankan Airlines Board of Directors.


SLAITO stresses on need for automated immigration processes at BIA

Monday, 21 May 2018 00:39 Views - 287

Stressing on the need for better management of systems and processes at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka Association of In


Sri Lanka world’s sixth best performing wealth market

Monday, 21 May 2018 00:35 Views - 673

Sri Lanka has been ranked as the sixth best performing wealth market for 2016-2017 in the world by a specialist firm, the AfrAsia Bank, in its Global


Jim Bagnola shares mantra for transformative leadership

Monday, 21 May 2018 00:10 Views - 58

Sri Lanka’s first integrated entrepreneurship platform, Venture Frontier Lanka, in association with the Daily FT and Ovibees Ventures, recently held




Failure to differentiate terrorist and war hero a shame: President

Monday, 21 May 2018 00:45 Views - 111

President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday said that the security forces had not been accused of war crimes in the resolution of the United Nations Hu


OMP to set up 12 regional offices to inquire into missing persons

Monday, 21 May 2018 00:45 Views - 45

The Office of Missing Persons (OMP) in Sri Lanka will set up 12 regional offices covering the entire country to receive information and complaints fro


Heavy rains prompt NBRO to issue level 3 warning

Monday, 21 May 2018 00:41 Views - 78

The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) yesterday issued a level 3 warning saying continuous rainfall within the past 24 hours had exceeded


Elephants face plastic danger, foraging dumps for food

Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:23 Views - 41

AFP: At a garbage dump in the Central Province, a herd of wild elephants forage among a mountain of rubbish, swallowing dangerous scraps of plastic mi


Disaster Response Units of Red Cross on standby to assist in case weather worsens

Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00 Views - 65

The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society and its Disaster Response Units located in every branch of the country (each in every district) has been put on high a


Battling drug trafficking: Sri Lanka punching above weight 

Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00 Views - 132

Project Implementation, Youth Affairs and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka said Sri Lanka had been punching above its weight when it com


SAITM students Bodhi Pooja today at Gangaramaya

Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00 Views - 63

The student body of SAITM is organising a Bodhi Pooja and Adhisthana Pooja today at the Gangaramaya Temple to give blessings to the students due to t


Sri Lanka calls for security of Palestinian people

Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00 Views - 35

The Government has called for the security of Palestinian people and the end to violence in Gaza.


Former members of Parliamentary financial watchdog committees likely to be reappointed

Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00 Views - 33

The members of the three main Parliamentary financial watchdog committees are likely to remain unchanged after Parliament recommenced post prorogation


High Commissioner Skandakumar presents credentials in Papua New Guinea

Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00 Views - 139

High Commissioner Somasundaram Skandakumar presented credentials as Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to the Governor General Robert Dadae of Papua New


Vesak at the Berlin Vihara 2018

Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00 Views - 51

The Berlin Buddhist Vihara founded by Asoka Weeraratna (1957), and housed in Das Buddhistische Haus built by Dr. Paul Dahlke in 1924, being the oldest


President says duties on behalf of Buddhism and Bhikkhus will be fulfilled

Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00 Views - 43

President Maithripala Sirisena stated that the duties and responsibilities towards Buddhism and the Sangha will be fulfilled under the guidance of thr



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Mangala’s Gam Peraliya: Good move but essential requirement a village level database

Monday, 21 May 2018

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, announcing the Government’s decision to move for a flexible fuel price system based on international prices built into a pricing formula, made a side announcement as well.

New mandate to navigate ‘Nation’s management mentor’

Monday, 21 May 2018

I was delighted to be reappointed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as the Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) for the second term of three years.

Take a check on your Board Directors

Monday, 21 May 2018

The public entrusts the Government to collect taxes and invest them prudently to ensure quality of life. Similarly, the shareholders (minority ones in particular) entrust the Board of Directors to protect and grow their investments.

Misuse of State Governors by the Centre continues in India

Saturday, 19 May 2018

The gross misuse of the State or Provincial Governor in India by the ruling party at the Centre in New Delhi to achieve its narrow political interests continues to plague the functioning of the Indian Constitution.

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