CB cuts policy rates by 50 bps

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In an effort to revive growth the Central Bank yesterday slashed its policy rates by 50 basis points citing muted inflation, global interest rate cuts ..

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Sajith says will follow ‘Sri Lanka first’ strategy

Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:10 Views - 515

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader and Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister Sajith Premadasa yesterday pledged to put ‘Sri Lan

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Eran blames former Govt. for reducing trust in CSE

Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:10 Views - 282

Investor confidence in the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) deteriorated during the previous Government, which used funds of the Employees’ Provident Fu

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Emergency ends four months after Easter attacks

Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:01 Views - 66

AFP: Sri Lanka has ended a four-month State of Emergency declared after the Easter suicide bombings by Islamist extremists that killed 258 people, off

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AG instructs Acting IGP to appoint senior officials to probe high-profile cases

Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:01 Views - 53

The Attorney General (AG) yesterday instructed the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) to appoint appropriate senior officials to take forward in

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Bohra global forum in SL boost for tourism, harmony: Minister

Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:10 Views - 2301

The Bohra Global Convention starting next week in Sri Lanka will be a great boost for tourism and consolidating interfaith harmony post Easter Sunday

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THASL welcomes Borah Community spiritual leader’s visit to SL

Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:01 Views - 163

The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) said the visit of Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the Head of the internationally diverse Dawoodi Muslim Bo

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Enterprise Sri Lanka Mobile Service in action this weekend

Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:01 Views - 81

The second mobile service of Enterprise Sri Lanka which provides entrepreneurial loan at concessionary interest rates will be held at the Dambulla Pel

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SC begins deliberations on PC polls

Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:01 Views - 40

The Supreme Court yesterday took up President Maithripala Sirisena’s request to provide an opinion on whether the Provincial Council elections can b

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Opposition slams Govt. for wide disparity in Central Highway land valuations

Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:10 Views - 111

The Opposition yesterday took the Government to task for what it termed as wide disparities in the valuations of land acquired to construct the Centra

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Kanjipani Imran sentenced to six years RI

Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:10 Views - 45

Drug dealer Kanjipani Imran, who was found guilty for possession of 5.3 kg of marijuana, was sentenced to six years of rigorous imprisonment by Suprem

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UNP says party will stay united

Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:05 Views - 58

Despite the current standoff United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Wijepala Hettiarachchi yesterday assured his party has the capacity to resolv

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Two State Ministers sworn in before President

Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:01 Views - 13

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) members Mohamed Cassim Mohamed Faizal and Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana, who resigned from their State Ministerial portfoli

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“I serve the people to uphold social justice”: Northern Governor

Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00 Views - 198

Northern Province Governor Dr. Suren Raghavan last week declared that he serves the people to uphold social justice. “I never asked for any post an

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Pathfinder Foundation announces collaboration with Islamic Republic News Agency

Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00 Views - 155

The Pathfinder Foundation recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the official news agency o

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Sri Lanka Malay Confederation celebrates 35th anniversary on 14 Sept. with sports events

Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00 Views - 138

The Sri Lanka Malay Confederation (SLAMAC) established on 18 August 1984 is the umbrella body of all the Malay associations in Sri Lanka. The affiliat

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French Ambassador visits Hambantota Port

Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00 Views - 252

Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka Eric Lavertu visited the Hambantota International Port (HIP) earlier in the month. He was welcomed by the management

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Silence of higher learning institutions at crucial times a serious concern: Hakeem

Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00 Views - 186

Minister of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education and SLMC Leader Rauff Hakeem addressed the distinguished gathering at the inauguration of

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North bagged large development funds in last 3 years

Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00 Views - 98

The Government has allocated increasingly bigger volumes of funds for Northern Provincial development in the last three years. “This Government has

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The Presidential Election: Into anarchy or out of anarchy?

Saturday, 24 August 2019
In politics there are no absolute truths, rights or wrongs: all is relative. Politics is about choices and alternatives. It is also the art of the pos


We need to challenge climate change doubters before it is too late

Friday, 23 August 2019
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The Provincial Council Elections – The charade goes on

Friday, 23 August 2019
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The presidency and the dilemma of the Presidential Election

Friday, 23 August 2019
J.R. Jayewardene created a presidential system not because the parliamentary system of governance that preceded it had failed. He wanted to take over


Enough power in the presidency for the right person

Friday, 23 August 2019
The presidency has not much power some say, but I would say there is plenty for the right person. By intention or otherwise, our Constitution leaves t


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