AG's latest salvo to save Audit Bill

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Dept. unable to carry out regular operations smoothly due to lack of legislations  Short staffed, department unable to promote, h...

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Automatic fuel and power pricing likely in 2018

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:58 Views - 82

IMF says Cabinet approval of the automatic pricing mechanism for fuel by March 2018, electricity by September 2018 CEB and CPC financi...

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Tea auction sees good demand

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:56 Views - 77

Tea auctions this week had good demand, tea brokers said yesterday with a total of 7.5M/kgs coming under the hammer with positive demand from the M...

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Norwegian research vessel bound for Sri Lanka

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:54 Views - 77

To assist in conducting a stock assessment of marine resources  A planning seminar is taking place in Colombo for a new Norwegi...

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NEC to strengthen economy

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:50 Views - 78

Pledges to protect local industries when signing FTAs  Calls for the support of all stakeholders to optimise NEC&n...

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Development and National Lotteries Boards brought back to Finance Ministry

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:57 Views - 69

A Gazette notification issued on Thursday by President Maithripala Sirisena has seen the return of the National Lotteries Board and the Development...

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President appoints new Navy Commander

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:55 Views - 78

Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah has been appointed the 21st Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy by President Maithripala Sirisena. Sinniah received his l...

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Rupee falls on importer dollar demand

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:51 Views - 85

Reuters - The rupee ended weaker on Friday as importer dollar demand surpassed sales of the U.S. currency by banks, dealers said. The spot rupee ...

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Surcharge Certificate is not the devil – AG

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:50 Views - 81

Insists officials working within the law have nothing to fear  Provision needed to re-establish good governance practices&nb...

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New Foreign Minister asserts no chance of having foreign judges

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:42 Views - 85

Newly minted Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana yesterday asserted there is no chance of Sri Lanka having foreign judges in the post war accountabilit...

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Jaffna shop owners petition against eviction

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:41 Views - 75

By S. S. Selvanayagam  The Court of Appeal yesterday issued notice on the Divisional Secretary of Jaffna, returnable for 6 September, in res...

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President condemns Spain terror attack

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:35 Views - 83

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday joined other world leaders in condemning a terrorist attack in Spain that left at least a dozen people dea...

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Deprived school in Poonakari receives bicycles under reconciliation initiatives

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:15 Views - 80

Deprived school children in Mulankavil Maha Vidyalayam and Nallur Maha Vidyalayam in Poonalari Divisional Secretariat experienced difficulties in a...

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Visit of State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe and delegation to Turkey

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:12 Views - 95

Targets increasing trade between the two countries to $500m by 2020 The visit of the State Minister of International Trade of Sri Lank...

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Faiszer pledges to make floating market popular tourist destination

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:05 Views - 96

Believes priority should be given for local investors As Sri Lanka has exceeded around 1.2 million tourist arrivals during the last ...

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Australian Advocate and UN Adviser for Gender Equality visits SL

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:42 Views - 84

Australian gender equality advocate Elizabeth Broderick (AO) is currently in Sri Lanka to engage business and public leaders on promoting gender eq...

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18-year imprisonment sought for human smuggling by Lankan

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:36 Views - 80

Crown lawyers in Canada are seeking an 18-year prison sentence for a Sri Lankan man convicted of human smuggling for his role in the voyage of the ...

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University and NCE students learn about constitution-building

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:16 Views - 84

 Political Science Students of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka were recently given the opportunity to learn in detail about the Constituti...

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Cabinet approves 50,000 houses for conflict affected in N&E

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:14 Views - 79

Cabinet of Ministers granted approval to construct 50,000 brick and mortar type houses for the conflict affected families in the Northern and Easte...

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Govt. to complete 700 bridge projects in 2017

Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:10 Views - 89

 The Government will work to complete 700 rural bridges by the end of the year and improve rural economies.    “As Sri Lanka...

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SLFP backs National Economic Council

Friday, 18 August 2017 00:10 Views - 469

  Says it will be a win-win for Unity Govt. but unclear on how it will exist alongside CCEM Establishment of NE...

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India’s ‘Act East’ policy rests on forging closer links with ASEAN

19 August 2017

Given its seemingly-intractable problems with neighbours Pakistan and China, India has been reaching out to friendlier countries beyond the region, both to its West and the East.  In the East, its key partners are Japan and the Association ...


When political power is wielded by a small elite

18 August 2017

How did some nations, like a Japan, China, United Stated, become wealthy and powerful, while others remain stuck in poverty? And why do some of those powers, from ancient Rome to the modern Soviet Union, prosper for periods and then collapse? Pol...


Cleanse those ‘Augean Stables’ – don’t just bolt the barn doors!

18 August 2017

I am amazed – and amused – by the spate of “ministerial responses” to Ravi’s exit last week. The Prime Minister has promised to expedite the backlog of anticorruption cases his administration appears to have shelved f...


Risk management: Everyone’s business!

18 August 2017

Home truths   Organisations and their employees takerisks and also managerisksevery day.  Of course, it is a part of the business and the service delivery operations. However, often, the management of risks is confined...


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