CB Chief calls on Govt. to ‘stay the course’

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Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy yesterday called on the Government to ‘stay the course’ to avoid any downside risk to economic sta ..


“Yahapalanaya” to continue UNP and UPFA confirm in Parliament

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:11 Views - 334

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent Contracting parties to the agreement which formed the Unity Government, the United National Party (


Cabinet reshuffle in the works – Rajitha

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:10 Views - 319

By Chathuri Dissanayake The Coalition parties are set to renew their agreement for a Unity Government, following a Cabinet reshuffle by the end of th


SAITM students to be transferred to Kothalawala Defense Academy

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:06 Views - 179

The Government has decided to transfer the medical students of the Malabe SAITM medical campus to the Kothalawala Defense Academy. The decision was ta


Architect 2018 by SLIA opens to bring a new paradigm shift to the industry

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00 Views - 33

The Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) yesterday began ‘A18 (Architect 2018),’ the most anticipated trade exhibition in the country with Pre


HNB Group ups PAT by 16.4% to Rs 16.7 b

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:10 Views - 316

HNB said yesterday it has successfully weathered the challenges that arose in 2017, while leveraging upon new growth opportunities to post a profit af


Grenade in luggage caused bus-explosion: Govt.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:10 Views - 196

By Skandha Gunasekara Our Lobby Correspondent The Government yesterday told Parliament that the explosion in the bus travelling through Diyatalawa, i


January inflation dips to 5.4%

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00 Views - 23

The Year on Year inflation based on NCPI has declined to 5.4% from 7.3% in December 2017, the Department of Census and Statistics said yesterday.


SriLankan Airlines CEO Suren Ratwatte speaks out

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00 Views - 525

Exactly three years ago, in the month of February 2015, SriLankan Airlines had just received a new Board of Directors. The airline’s ambitious expan




Govt. and TNA conspired to postpone Bond debate: JO

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:20 Views - 191

The Joint Opposition yesterday claimed that the Government had schemed with the TNA, to avoid the continuation of the debate on the Bond report. Joint


President launches Special Reconciliation TV Channel

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:19 Views - 101

President Maithripala Sirisena as National Integration and Reconciliation Minister initiated a special budget proposal in 2017 to establish a special


International Mother Language Day celebrations highlight various ethnic identities across world

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:19 Views - 40

By Shannon Jayawardena The International Mother Language Day 2018 was celebrated yesterday, at the Viharamahadevi Open Air Theatre, highlighting the


FR petition to prevent arrest on H’tota hotel project fixed for 7 June

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:18 Views - 138

By S. S. Selvanayagam The Supreme Court yesterday (21 February) re-fixed for 7 June to be mentioned the fundamental rights petitions filed by former


Sampanthan corrects Daily FT opinion article by Dr. Sara Dissanayaka

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:17 Views - 127

Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan’s Media Secretary Raghu Balachandran has sent the following Statement with regard to an Opinion article in Daily FT


Cabinet nod for $115m AIIB loan for Waste Management Project

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00 Views - 82

By Chathuri Dissanayake Cabinet this week gave approval to finalise details on a loan facility provided by Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, to t


Govt. to re-evaluate and prioritise investment projects

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00 Views - 50

The National Economic Council (NEC) this week decided to revisit all investment projects planned to prepare a priority list for implementation, Dr. Sa


Cabinet green-light to award Central Expressway Phase III to Taisei Corp

Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00 Views - 58

Cabinet this week gave approval to award the construction of the Central Expressway Phase III to Japanese company Taisei Corporation, Cabinet co-Spoke


Opposition questions ministerial numbers

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:10 Views - 154

Bitterness over the strained relationship between the United National Party (UNP) and the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) surfaced again in


ACMC calls for stability amid post-poll upheaval 

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00 Views - 170

Riding on its latest electoral victory at the recent Local Government polls, the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) has called for political


Speaker to make a special statement on unity government today

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00 Views - 656

Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya yesterday told Parliament he will issue a special statement today regarding the agreement between


No decision to amend law on 25% mandatory female representation 

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00 Views - 51

The Party Leaders meeting on Monday (19) has not decided to amend the law requiring 25% female representation



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Putting ‘Yaha’ into ‘Palanaya’ – could standards be the trick?

Thursday, 22 February 2018

I will from the outset indicate that this is not about politics, even though popular terminology cannot be resisted if one is to get the message across. We are driven by emotions and the media is only adding fuel to the fire. If one takes a step back

Back to business: Making people’s lives better

Thursday, 22 February 2018

“People are the real wealth of a nation. The basic objective of development is to create an enabling environment for people to enjoy long, healthy and creative lives. This may appear to be a simple truth. But it is often forgotten in the immediate

The President cannot remove the PM

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Following the large gains made at the local government elections at the expense of the UNP and SLFP by the Mahinda Rajapaksa-led SLPP, the pro-Mahinda Rajapaksa Opposition has been calling for the resignation of the Prime Minister on the basis of the

Ranil’s tactical success, Mahinda’s strategic victory

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Who will defeat the UNP? The people, with or without the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. That was proved at the local government

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