Eran says budgets alone cannot change country’s destiny

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State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne this week said that budgets alone could not change the destiny of a country, insisting that there were many ..

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UNP MPs up in arms over Aloysius calls

Saturday, 18 November 2017 01:55 Views - 67

The log of phone calls listed at the Bond Commission shook Parliament yesterday with several UNP lawmakers, who were also members of the Committee on

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Turmoil in Galle

Saturday, 18 November 2017 01:53 Views - 61

Several buildings have been set on fire and damaged in the Gintota area in Galle yesterday, following a commotion among the communities living in the

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EU GSP delivers big plus for Lankan apparels - Rishad

Saturday, 18 November 2017 01:51 Views - 11

The European Union’s GSP Plus trade facility has delivered its most prominent success for Sri Lankan exports to-date since its announcement, Ministe

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Rupee ends weaker on late importer dollar demand

Saturday, 18 November 2017 01:50 Views - 8

Reuters : The rupee closed weaker yesterday due to a surge in importer demand for the U.S. currency amid seasonal imports ahead of the year-end festiv

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President and PM still tight?

Saturday, 18 November 2017 01:54 Views - 35

The vote on the President’s Office came up for debate in Parliament yesterday as part of the third reading of Budget 2018. President Maithripala Sir

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JVP ready to “join with the devil” to defeat election delays

Saturday, 18 November 2017 01:53 Views - 18

The JVP in Parliament yesterday declared that it was ready to join hands with its enemies to end the Government’s moves to further delay elections.

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Private sector is performing well: Survey

Saturday, 18 November 2017 01:50 Views - 9

The latest monthly poll conducted by research firm Kantar TNS, for business magazine LMD, reveals that a notable majority (78%) of the people believe

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Stock market gains for second session on John Keells

Saturday, 18 November 2017 00:50 Views - 16

Reuters: Shares rose half a per cent on Friday, climbing for a second straight session, buoyed by gains in market heavyweight John Keells Holdings on

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UPR process is an important mechanism says Harsha; 230 recommendations made

Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:04 Views - 6

Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs and Leader of the Sri Lanka delegation yesterday emphasised that the Universal Periodic Revi

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Sagala assures Govt. won’t allow Aava group to raise its head

Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:03 Views - 4

Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake said yesterday the Government would not allow the so-called Aava group, or any other criminal gang, to raise i

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Court rejects Gota’s objections on Avant Garde case

Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:03 Views - 8

The Colombo Magistrate court yesterday rejected the preliminary objections raised by Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to the Avant Garde f

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President appoints new SLFP organisers

Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:02 Views - 11

Maithripala Sirisena has appointed three new organisers for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). The new organisers received their letters of appointme

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Notice calling nominations for LG polls to be issued on 27 Nov.

Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:02 Views - 8

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday announced that the notice calling for nominations for the Local Government elections will be issue

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Ex-President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath’s FR re-fixed for support on 24 Nov. for leave

Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:02 Views - 8

The Supreme Court yesterday re-fixed for support on 24 November for granting of leave to proceed with the fundamental rights petition filed by the For

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Dayasiri refutes allegations of secret pacts with UNP

Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:02 Views - 4

Rejecting his involvement in a petition in the Court of Appeal against the Gazette on Local Government delimitations, Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jaya

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Sri Lankan students take part in High School Students Islands Summit on World Tsunami Awareness Day

Saturday, 18 November 2017 00:59 Views - 7

The Government of Japan hosted the High School Students Islands Summit to commemorate the World Tsunami Awareness Day that falls on 5 November as decl

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First session of Foreign Office Consultations between Sri Lanka and Switzerland ends

Saturday, 18 November 2017 00:54 Views - 8

The First Session of Foreign Office Consultations between Sri Lanka and Switzerland concluded yesterday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Deepavali celebrations in Canberra

Saturday, 18 November 2017 00:00 Views - 10

The Sri Lanka High Commission celebrated Deepavali on 9 November at the High Commission premises with the participation of the Canberra Sri Lankan com

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Etisalat hosts forum to eradicate cyberbullying in Sri Lanka

Saturday, 18 November 2017 00:00 Views - 5

In today’s hyper-connected world, we expect to receive instant responses for all our electronic communications. While it assists us to carry out our

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Tamil Rehabilitation Organisation had Rs. 89 m in moveable assets

Saturday, 18 November 2017 00:00 Views - 5

The fate of the controversial Tamil Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO) operating in the Northern and the Eastern part of the island before the defeat o

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Is Iran a threat to global peace?

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The aim of this article is to explore Iran’s nuclear program and its consequences throughout the world. Iran one of the nuclear power countries in the Middle East, which has brought very grave concern to the US.


Maldives forcefully voices plight of small island states at climate change conference

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The plight of small island states was forcefully voiced by Maldivian Minister for Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim at the 23rd Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP23) being held in Bonn, Germany.


The Blue Green Budget of the Unity Government

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Budget proposals of the Unity Government under the theme ‘Blue Green Budget’ for the fiscal year 2018 are expected to support the achievement of medium-term targets such as Per Capita Income of $ 5,000


Starship budgets and the “Bicycle Brigade”

Friday, 17 November 2017

One has only to read the wide and varied responses to Budget 2018 (B18) to realise how fissured our society is.


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