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An exuberant Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last night struck an optimistic note throwing his support behind the private sector insisting local c ..


Government ups borrowing limit

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 00:54 Views - 19

Unable to cope with the increasing costs of natural disasters, the Government amended the Appropriation Act No. 24 of 2016 to increase the borrowing l


JAT’s Aelian wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 00:52 Views - 32

President Maithripala Sirisena presents the Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 National Platinum Award Extra Large Category to JAT Holdings Mana


Inaugural Best Sri Lankan Brands Awards tonight

Monday, 11 December 2017 01:14 Views - 509

The country’s first ever global standards-applied Best Sri Lankan Brands Awards will be held tonight at 7.00 p.m. at a by-invitation-only event at H


P’ment approves Budget 2018 with two third majority

Monday, 11 December 2017 01:12 Views - 199

Budget 2018 on Saturday received House approval with 155 lawmakers voting in its favour while 56 voted against it.


Govt. moves bills covering international trade

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 00:53 Views - 19

Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama moved several regulations and bills yesterday before Parliament adjourned


Sri Lanka tops National Geographic Traveller’s coolest destinations for 2018

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 00:00 Views - 26

Sri Lanka has topped the National Geographic Traveller UK’s coolest destinations list for 2018.


FCID refers 93 completed probes to AG’s Dept.

Monday, 11 December 2017 01:13 Views - 359

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) has completed 93 investigations, which have been referred to the Attorney General’s Department fo


Mangala tells P’ment interests of thousands of exporters greater than those of 5 shipping agencies

Monday, 11 December 2017 00:54 Views - 967

In a swipe at anti-liberalisation sentiment within the shipping industry, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera on Saturday in Parliament questioned wh




Newly-christened UPA becomes LG poll season’s first spectacle

Monday, 11 December 2017 00:52 Views - 157

The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC), which was instrumental in ushering in Sri Lanka’s good governance administration, has announced the formation


Minister demands to ‘cross-examine’ investigating officers of bond scam

Monday, 11 December 2017 00:50 Views - 233

Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera has called on the Presidential Commission of Investigation (PCOI) into the Treasury bond scam to give him the opportun


Public Accounts Committee’s 4th report exposes state sector ills

Monday, 11 December 2017 00:49 Views - 45

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Friday moved its fourth report containing information secured through investigations conducted after 36 institu


WNPS to join rally to save Wilpattu from illegal encroachment

Monday, 11 December 2017 00:48 Views - 47

The Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) in a recent statement revealed that it would converge at Vihara Maha Devi Park alongside other conse


Opposition failed in its responsibility to properly critique Budget 2018: Harsha

Monday, 11 December 2017 00:45 Views - 95

The Opposition failed to carry out its duty to critique Budget 2018 in a logical manner as a proper Parliamentary Opposition should, Policy Planning a


400 MW LNG power plant in Hamabantota

Monday, 11 December 2017 00:45 Views - 214

Recognising the importance of utilising Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) as a source of energy production for the country, the Government this week gave the g


Sri Lanka interested in buying oil from Iran - envoy

Monday, 11 December 2017 00:44 Views - 91

Sri Lanka has expressed its keenness to broaden mutual cooperation with Iran, especially in the energy sector and to purchase its oil products.


P’ment told no need for additional security for MR for polls

Saturday, 9 December 2017 00:30 Views - 194

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday shot down a request from the UPFA joint opposition to


Lankan pleads guilty to attempting to hijack plane

Saturday, 9 December 2017 00:29 Views - 96

A Sri Lankan man has admitted trying to take control of an international passenger jet flying out of Melbourne. Manodh Marks, 25, pleaded guilty in Me


Korea Eximbank approved $14m for Garbage Collection Compactors to Sri Lanka

Saturday, 9 December 2017 00:29 Views - 127

The Export-Import Bank of Korea approved US$14 million for THE supply of garbage collection compactors to Sri Lanka. This project will provide 190 gar


Sri Lanka gifts plot of land for a new Chancery Building for Palestine

Saturday, 9 December 2017 00:29 Views - 133

Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana yesterday handed over the deed for a plot of land – No. 4, Hewa Avenue, Colombo 7 – to Ambassador for t


Sri Lanka Committee for Solidarity with Palestine condemns Trump move

Saturday, 9 December 2017 00:27 Views - 61

The Sri Lanka Committee for Solidarity with Palestinian People in a statement yesterday condemned unreservedly United States President Donald Trump’



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The SLFP’s crisis

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The SLFP’s crisis is a crisis of ideological identity. It is also an existential crisis. The SLFP is divided into two tendencies, a Minority (‘Menshevik’) faction with 44 seats in Parliament, led by President Sirisena, not all of them elected,

Investments in listed securities and best practices to follow; practical guidance from a compliance

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Investment in financial instruments has never been easier than today. With the sphere of new technology, an investor is able to invest not only in his or her own jurisdiction but also in other countries’ financial markets. The capital market is an

Law, society, power and morality

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

On 28 November, I wrote a small op-ed which was received with mixed emotions, and hence I believe this follow-up will put the record straight. My sentiment throughout the article was that the state had the obligation to enact legislations which corre

Lloyd Yapa’s treatise on export competitiveness: A must reference book for SL economic policymakers

Monday, 11 December 2017

A pressing economic problem faced by the present Government, and any government that would come to power in the future, is the dwindling export earnings.

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