Speaker approves release of forensic audit reports

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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday approved the tabling of forensic audit reports on bond transactions of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), arguing ..

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Five forensic audits cost Rs. 275 m, says CB

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:50 Views - 25

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) yesterday sought to set the record straight on several aspects of the forensic audit reports, including clarifyin

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More French, Belgian tourists to visit SL after mega PR blitz

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:45 Views - 91

More French and Belgian tourists are anticipated following the conclusion of a mega PR exercise involving 20 leading journalists from these two Europe

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Sri Lanka Tourism says new marketing plan ready

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:42 Views - 115

A new long-term marketing plan to boost Sri Lanka Tourism has been finalised for the consideration of the industry and the Government within the next

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SriLankan Airlines urged to resume flights to Germany and France

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:41 Views - 135

Tourism and Aviation State Minister Arundika Fernando yesterday revealed that SriLankan Airlines has been requested to consider resuming flights to Ge

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New SEC Chairman appointed, but appointment bad in law, claim analysts

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:47 Views - 516

Additional Solicitor General Viraj Dayaratne PC has been appointed as the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) by the

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MAS Holdings wins CIMA Top Employers Award

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:43 Views - 97

MAS Holdings Ltd. has won the CIMA Top Employers Award 2020. The presentation of the Top 20 CIMA Employers was made on Friday at the CIMA Annual Dinn

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Tourism Development DG quits within weeks

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:42 Views - 408

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) newly appointed Director General Chandani Werapitiya resigned from the post from last Friday. The re

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Uber sells Indian food delivery arm to Zomato; to continue in SL

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:41 Views - 143

Reuters: Uber has sold its online food-ordering business in India to local rival Zomato in exchange for a 9.99% stake in the startup backed by China

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Ranjan defends phone recordings

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:38 Views - 110

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent A selection of telephone conversations, some of which have been released to the public, were recor

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Germany jails LTTE spy for six years over Kadirgamar assassination

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:38 Views - 27

A Court in Germany yesterday sentenced a Sri Lankan man to six years and 10 months imprisonment for his involvement in the assassination of late Forei

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Rs. 21.7 b supplementary allocation presented to P’ment

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:38 Views - 70

A Supplementary Allocation of a total of Rs. 21,708 million was presented to Parliament yesterday, seeking House approval for the expenses incurred in

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Education Ministry asked to submit comprehensive report on “Hathe Ape Potha” 

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:38 Views - 25

The Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development and Sectoral Oversight Committee on Women and Gender met yesterday in th

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Court issues summons to Rajitha

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:37 Views - 17

The Colombo High Court yesterday issued summons for United National Party Parliamentarian Rajitha Senaratne to appear in Court on 5 March. High Court

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Police Sergeant caught in Bribery Commission’s net

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:37 Views - 17

Officers from the Bribery Commission yesterday arrested a Police Sergeant attached to the Pelmadulla Police for accepting a bribe of Rs. 50,000. Acco

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High Court Judge interdicted

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:37 Views - 33

High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya was interdicted yesterday over his involvement in the controversial telephone conversation recording made by Parliam

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Double trouble: Sri Lanka’s twin gathering marred by overcrowding

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:31 Views - 134

COLOMBO (Reuters): Thousands of twins packed two-by-two into a stadium in Sri Lanka’s capital on Monday - so many that officials struggled to count

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Ambassador of SL to Viet Nam meets Deputy Chief of Viet Nam Coast Guard Snr. Col. Tran Quang Tuan

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:29 Views - 23

On 15 January, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Viet Nam Prasanna Gamage met with the Deputy Chief of Viet Nam Coast Guard, Senior Colonel Tran Quang Tuan,

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Indian Navy Ship Airavat arrives at Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:29 Views - 24

Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval customs ceremonially welcomed the Indian Navy Ship (INS) Airavat arrived at the Port of Colombo on Monday (20

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