Importers appeal for swifter Customs law

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Fast-tracking new Customs legislation, greater stakeholder engagement and speedier implementation of Government policy is imperative for Sri Lanka’s ..


As trade war looms, China cuts some banks’ reserve requirements to boost lending

Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00 Views - 183

Reuters: China’s Central Bank said on Sunday it would cut the amount of cash that some banks must hold as reserves by 50 basis points (bps), releasi


Civil society calls on High Post Committee to reject Dayan J’s nomination as Envoy to Russia

Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00 Views - 275

Over 100 civil society activists, including leading academics, researchers and religious leaders have written to the High Post Committee of Parliament


JEDB unions protest army tender decision

Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00 Views - 245

The Ceylon Estate Staffs’ Union, belonging to the Janatha Estates Development Board (JEDB), has slammed a decision made by the Defence Ministry to a


Everything you need to know about autonomous cloud, the latest category of IT

Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00 Views - 190

In this interview, Chris Chelliah, Group Vice President and Chief Architect – Technology and Cloud Platform of APAC, explains what autonomous cloud


Sujeewa urges incentive payments for Import & Export Dept.

Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00 Views - 168

International Trade State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe has backed giving financial incentives to officials working in the Import and Export Department


Protected sectors depend on lobbying: IMF

Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00 Views - 139

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), in its latest report on Sri Lanka’s economy, has highlighted protectionism as a key factor in the country’s


Shangri-La perfectly poised to pounce on deep south expansion

Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00 Views - 413

With its massive 150-acre property complete with a picturesque 18-hole golf course, world-class spa facilities, and a host of excursions for kids and


IMF spotlight on SL

Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00 Views - 157

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief for Sri Lanka Manuela Goretti talks to Daily FT on the progress of the $1.5 billion Extended Fund Faci




Seeking balance!

Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00 Views - 78

President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday appeared to be in a contemplative mood as he performed yoga exercises at Independence Square to mark the fo


Foreign courts not permitted to try Lankan soldiers for war crimes: AG

Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00 Views - 37

The Attorney General, summing up a Bill entitled ‘Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (Amendment)’, submitted that the Sri Lanka Government woul


Pakistan reaches out to uplift Sri Lankan youth through scholarships

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:56 Views - 66

In order to enhance the younger generation’s capacity-building for better educational opportunities, the Government of Pakistan, through its High Co


Kilinochchi Magistrate’s Court orders arrest of leopard-killers

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:18 Views - 1208

The Kilinochchi Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered to arrest the individuals involved in the slaughtering of a leopard which attacked villagers.


Government bans 14 persons from entering Sri Lanka due to LTTE links

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:10 Views - 272

Fourteen individuals with links to the LTTE have been barred from entering the country by the Government. Issuing an extraordinary gazette


Sri Lankan handicrafts, spices and tea featured at the United Nations International Bazaar

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00 Views - 129

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York actively participated in the annual UN International Bazaar held on 18 June at th


Police officer killed in jewellery store heist, alleged mastermind arrested

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00 Views - 96

One of the three Policemen who were injured during a shootout with a group of robbers who attempted to break into a jewellery store in Matara has died


Sri Lankan community in Bahrain unveils pinnacle of first-ever stupa/pagoda

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00 Views - 77

The first ever Buddhist temple in the Kingdom of Bahrain was established in 2008 in the city of Riffa by the Sri Lankan community under the stewardshi


Pakistan HC hosts Eid Milan reception

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00 Views - 37

The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, hosted an Eid Milan reception on 17 June at Galadari Hotel. It was attended by Sri Lankan and Pakistani


Worldwide campaigns by global citizens to spread culture of peace and enact int’l law for peace

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00 Views - 26

Global conflicts from terror and disputes pervade media coverage, and the international society is throwing back the question of ‘peace’. Citizens


Bilateral political consultations between Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea held in Colombo

Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00 Views - 45

The Second Round of Bilateral Political Consultations between Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea at the Foreign Affairs Ministries level took place i


UNP rejects alleged plans to fund ex-LTTEers

Friday, 22 June 2018 00:10 Views - 215

The United National Party (UNP) yesterday sought to dismiss allegations made by MP Wimal Weerawansa that the



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Crisis-ridden Sri Lanka economy: Time for economics to prevail on politics

Monday, 25 June 2018

Sri Lanka’s official statistics bureau, Department of Census and Statistics or DCS, has released the country’s 2018 first quarter provisional economic growth data in its website (available at:

In defence of State banks – The Basel III phobia is the sword of Damocles over their heads!

Monday, 25 June 2018

Time and again over the last year, and more recently in fact, the sceptre of Basel III has raised its head in the print and electronic media.

It’s time to end malnutrition in South Asia

Monday, 25 June 2018

In Sri Lanka, as in the rest of South Asia, improving agricultural production has long been a priority to achieve food security.

Great ‘Gamperaliya’: A great novel made into a great film by a great director

Saturday, 23 June 2018

‘Gamperaliya’ (Changes in the Village/Changement au Village) was the third feature film made by ace director Lester James Peries. It was released on 20 December 1963.The film was based on the famous novel of the same name written by the doyen of

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