Cabinet meeting to rush 20A through P’ment ends amidst strong opposition

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A Cabinet meeting was hurriedly summoned last afternoon to obtain approval to rush the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which seeks to abolish the ..

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Three pay deposits to contest presidential poll

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Two former MPs and an environmentalist became the first three presidential aspirants to pay their deposits to the Election Commission yesterday.

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Brandix awarded ‘Exporter of the Year’ at Presidential Export Awards

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Leaders in apparel exports, Brandix, with a global base of 60,000 associates, were bestowed with the accolade ‘Exporter of the Year’ by President

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Dhammika’s Hayleys nets Innovative Exporter of the Year

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Hayleys Group, controlled by business leader Dhammika Perera, won the important Innovative Export Product of the Year at the prestigious Presidential

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Accusation against Chinese company over Lotus Tower funds “horrendous insult to China”: MR

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Former President and Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said the allegation against a Chinese company of having disappeared with Rs.

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MAS wins Export Conglomerate of the Year

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MAS Holdings was awarded the Export Conglomerate of the Year award, while Brandix Apparel Ltd. won the Exporter of the Year award at the 23rd Presiden

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Fresh global TV advertising campaign to boost Sri Lanka tourism goes live from today on CNN

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Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau will today launche its latest global TV advertising campaign with CNN, featuring the new destination branding ‘So

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Visa launches payments security roadmap for Sri Lanka

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Visa, the global payments technology company, yesterday launched a new roadmap that sets the direction for payments security in Sri Lanka for 2020 and

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CoPE to probe Lotus Tower transactions

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By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent The Committee on Public Enterprises (CoPE) yesterday decided to launch a full-scale investigation o

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Sri Lanka Life Saving to host World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2021 in Colombo

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With this year’s ‘World Conference on Drowning Prevention’ set to be held from 8-10 October in Durban, South Africa, Sri Lanka Life Saving, in c

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Ambassador Jaffeer presents credentials to President of Colombia Iván Duque Márquez

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Ambassador Musthafa M. Jaffeer presented his credentials to the President of Colombia Iván Duque Márquez on 12 September at the Palacio de Nariño i

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Ambassador Thassim meets Chairman of Saudi Space Commission

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The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Saudi Arabia, Azmi Thassim, recently called on Saudi Space Commission Chairman Prince Sultan Bin Salman bin Abdulaziz A

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ILO-backed national co-op policy becomes reality

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After a decade’s efforts involving multiple stakeholders, the first-ever national policy for Sri Lanka’s historic cooperative sector is a reality

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Former Navy and Air Force Commanders awarded highest military ranks

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President Maithripala Sirisena conferred the highest honorary military ranks on former Commander of Sri Lanka Navy Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda and fo

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Girl Guides Association 51st AGM tomorrow

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The Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association (SLGGA) will hold their 51st AGM on 21 September with Dato’ Jeyadhevi Subramaniam, Chief Commissioner of the G

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Mangala denies unfair treatment of Selacine

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Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday denied opposition charges that he unfairly rejected the tender of Selacine Television Institution to ha

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CoPE adjourned due to lack of members

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The Committee on Public Enterprise (CoPE) was adjourned yesterday within a short period in the absence of quorum required to conduct the scheduled bus

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Two-day P’ment debate on milk powder imports

Friday, 20 September 2019 00:00 Views - 46

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent A two-day debate will be allowed in Parliament to discuss milk powder imports to Sri Lanka and the

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‘Gotabaya’ the book out on Monday

Friday, 20 September 2019 00:00 Views - 69

‘Gotabaya’ – the biography of the former Defence Secretary and Presidential candidate 2019, Gotabaya Rajapaksa – will be launched at the Nelum

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Economy, business community and the Prime Minister

Friday, 20 September 2019
The speech made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Chief Guest of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2019 deserves very careful consideration by


Sri Lanka needs to invest more on soft infrastructure

Friday, 20 September 2019
Developing countries like Sri Lanka will have to prepare for further downside risks in 2020 with the growing debt problems and the growth problems in


Origins, rise and irrelevance of SLMC

Friday, 20 September 2019
Andreas Johansson’s ‘Pragmatic Muslim Politics: The Case of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress,’ Switzerland: Springer, 2019, is the latest piece of acad


Questions about Speaker’s candidacy for the presidency?

Friday, 20 September 2019
It is rather unfortunate that Mr. Karu Jayasuriya has issued a statement (17 September), as the Speaker, ‘that he is willing and ready to contest th


Mr. NOTA and understanding the Presidential Election

Friday, 20 September 2019
The Presidential Election is round the corner, but the public is still confused about the powers of the next president. It can be said that the 19th


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