Public auctions were needed to meet ‘stunningly large’ requirements: Mahendran

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Testifying before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the controversial bond issuance yesterday, former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran s ..


Harsha says trade reforms essential to integrate economy with world

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:10 Views - 298

To take Sri Lanka to the next level with structural breaks along a different growth path, National Policies and Economic Affairs Deputy Minister Dr. H


Field Marshall Fonseka says denied visa to attend UN due to war crimes allegations against Army

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:05 Views - 199

AFP: Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka Tuesday said he had been denied a visa to attend the UN general assembly because of unresolved war cri


LMD recognises Triad as the ‘Most Respected Advertising Company’ in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00 Views - 191

The most respected business entities are recognised and listed by Lanka Monthly Digest annually, in a bid to set a standard of excellence for the corp


Experts make case for why branding is essential for biz success

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00 Views - 154

Experts believe that rapidly-expanding business dynamics call for crucial restructuring of corporate branding strategy and insisted that brands in the


MR asks, RW answers: PM says local polls should be in January

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:05 Views - 110

Local government elections should not stand in the way of the Budget 2018 program, the GCE Ordinary Level examination, Christmas and New Year, asserte


US to provide biggest grant to SL

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00 Views - 213

Economic Affairs Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva yesterday said that Sri Lanka would receive several hundreds of millions of dollars in grant assi


Power problems if rains fail: PUCSL

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00 Views - 168

Sri Lanka’s power generation over the next six months is in a precarious position if the rain gods fail, a new report said yesterday, warning that f


Transactions not fictitious: PTL CEO

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:41 Views - 2038

After weeks of cross-examination, Perpetual Treasuries Ltd. (PTL) CEO Kasun Palisena was re-examined by PTL’s counsel yesterday at the Presidential




Speaker conveys SC ruling on 20th Amendment to P’ment

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:10 Views - 53

Only obtaining two-thirds majority support in the House and public approval at a referendum, followed by the endorsement of the President, can authori


Motor Traffic Amendment

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00 Views - 79

Broadening the scope of outdated motor traffic laws and regulations which are not capable of regulating modern-day road rules, the Government moved th


Drought hits 1.9 million people, says UN

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00 Views - 29

The worst drought in 40 years, affecting 1.9 million people across 17 districts, has resulted in over 300,000 families in Sri Lanka becoming food inse


NATA calls for more transparency from Finance Ministry with tobacco policymaking

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00 Views - 28

The National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) yesterday called for a price formula to be implemented on cigarette price determination and impro


CEB issues termination letters to 5,000 temp staff

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00 Views - 79

As the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) employees trade union action continues for the seventh day, the Power and Renewable Energy Ministry is taking al


Lamenting legislator joins JO

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00 Views - 62

Lawmaker Arundika Fernando, who was removed from his ministerial portfolio last week, joined the ranks of the UPFA Joint Opposition yesterday after sw


PC Minister files petition challenging Wigneswaran’s power

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00 Views - 129

An ousted Provincial Council Minister challenged Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran in the Court of Appeal, saying that he has no power


National Prisoners’ Day in Colombo

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00 Views - 23

National Prisoners’ Day function was held in Colombo Monday (18) jointly organised by Prisoners’ Welfare Association, Prison Department and Founda


LIRNEasia launches open data tool for re-demarcation of electoral divisions

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00 Views - 54

LIRNEasia launched, the new open data tool for re-demarcating Sri Lanka’s electoral divisions, at an interactive session hel


Demographic and Health Survey Report 2016 debuts

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00 Views - 42

The report of the Demographic and Health Survey – 2016 conducted jointly by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) and the Ministry of Health


Deputy Solicitor General updates SC on LG polls

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:45 Views - 77

The Attorney General yesterday informed the Supreme Court that certain steps have been taken by the Elections Commission to conduct the local governme


President arrives in New York

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:45 Views - 244

President Maithripala Sirisena, who left Colombo for New York to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations, arrived at the John F. Kenned



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Why are interest rates high?

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The general public is concerned about the high level of interest rates prevailing in the recent past. Interest rates influences the day-to-day life of ordinary people as it is the benchmark for all economic decisions.

Dream or nightmare?

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

An air of unreality pervades the country. What you see is not what it is; fact, truth, reality - mere words, having no intrinsic meaning. An illusion shrouds another illusion; a maya merely hides another ‘maya’, a bottomless pit of deception.

Some thoughts on ‘Vision 2025: A Country Enriched’

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Recently, our Government unveiled a forward plan titled: ‘V2025: A Country Enriched’. It spells out the Government’s economic vision for many relevant areas, including development plans for our human resource.

Why Sri Lanka needs more entrepreneurs

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Following the end of a near three-decade civil war, Sri Lanka was primed for rapid economic growth. Buoyed by post war optimism the country’s economy surged ahead from 2009 onwards amidst adverse development and slowdown in the global economy.

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