SL-S’pore sign key FTA

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Opening a new chapter, Sri Lanka and Signapore yesterday signed the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) marking the first time Sri Lanka has entered into a bil ..

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Ranil backs liberalisation, foreign investments

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 00:55 Views - 27

An upbeat Prime Minister yesterday backed economic liberalisation focused on investment but also acknowledged stronger policies were needed to protect

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Standard Chartered Bank tips 5% GDP growth for SL

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 00:49 Views - 10

Standard Chartered Bank yesterday projected the Sri Lankan economy to do better this year although cautioning that the country needed to address sever

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Singaporean PM here on 3-day official visit, FTA signing today

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 01:05 Views - 575

Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday on a three-day official visit to the country following an invitation from P

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December inflation dips to 7.3%

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 01:00 Views - 196

Year-on-year inflation based on National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) has declined to 7.3% in December from 8.4% in November 2017 according to the Depa

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SBI Japan opens liaison office in Colombo today

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 00:55 Views - 16

SBI Holdings Inc. will strengthened its presence in the South Asian region with the opening of a liaison office in Colombo today.The move reinforces S

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President calls for PM’s support to penalise wrongdoers

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 01:10 Views - 252

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday called on the support of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to penalise those involved in fraud and corrupti

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SriLankan Airlines flies to highest-ever monthly revenue in December

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 01:02 Views - 661

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, yesterday said it had achieved the highest-ever monthly r

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UN Food & Agriculture Organisation commits to new 5-year support program

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 00:59 Views - 133

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has committed to a new five-year country support program from 2018 to 2022.

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Adam Carbons expands production capacity

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 01:24 Views - 14

dam Carbons Ltd. (formerly Bieco Link Carbons Ltd.) one of Sri Lanka’s premier manufacturers and exporters of high quality steam processed coconut s

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Sirisena hosts Singapore Premier

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 01:23 Views - 4

Visiting Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was accorded a state welcome by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat. The

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Bond commission, PRECIFAC reports tabled in P’ment

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 01:19 Views - 4

The report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate, Inquire and Report on the Issuance of Treasury Bonds during the period from 1 Feb

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Donald Trunk book launch and exhibition at Galle Literary Festival Art Trail today

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 01:17 Views - 3

Donald Trunk could have been a satirical take on an elephant in every room of the PC palace with witty ironies, blunt bludgeons and sharp intakes of b

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British Council showcases “Active Citizens” projects to further promote community cohesion

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 01:16 Views - 4

The British Council on Monday showcased its “Active Citizens” projects to further promote community cohesion through networking and interaction, t

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Railway workers on trade union action today

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 01:15 Views - 3

The Locomotive Operating Engineers Union (LOEU) of the Railway Department will engage in trade union action, refraining from working extra shifts and

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Five new envoys present credentials to President

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 01:10 Views - 8

Five new ambassadors yesterday presented their credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s House. The new envoys were Cheng Xue

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House informed of MP Salman’s resignation

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 01:04 Views - 4

The resignation of United National Party national list lawmaker M.H.M. Salman has created a vacuum in the House. Even though Salman was not a member

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President asks to release report of PRECIFAC online

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 01:03 Views - 4

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed to release the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Se

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Gotabaya’s FR petition: SC refixes argument for 31 May

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 01:02 Views - 5

The Supreme Court yesterday re-fixed for 31 May the argument of the fundamental rights petition filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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SC dismisses 4 more SLPP petitions over rejection of nomination papers

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 01:02 Views - 3

The Supreme Court yesterday further rejected four petitions filed by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) over the rejection of its nomination paper

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Unplanned and uncoordinated growth of grey infrastructure: An environmental disaster and public mena

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

The Ministry of Environment, which is under none other than President Maithripala Sirisena, has a laudable vision – that is to create a healthy and pleasant environment sustaining nature for the wellbeing of the people and the economy.


Is time running out for Sirisena, Wickremesinghe and Rajapaksa?

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

On 8 January 2015, the people of this country exercised their true democratic grit to dispel the rule of President Rajapaksa and his family. The right of the people was exercised in a clear wave of hope to end corruption, inequality and establish jus


If Perpetual is not relieved of its profits bond saga will be a pus vedilla

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

When the Bond Commission was set up I wrote an article on 8 September 2017 titled ‘If at the end of the enquiry Perpetual gets to keep the vast amount of profit it made, then it is a pus vedilla’. Now the Bond Commission Report is out but the spe


Towards a healthier tomorrow, today

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Seven years ago this month, the South-East Asia Region recorded its last case of wild polio virus. In 2014, three years later, the region was declared polio-free. Not a single case of wild polio virus has been recorded region-wide since, sparing mill


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