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PM says he instructed Mahendran to follow transparency procedures during bond transactions

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November 20, 2017 05:33 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe told the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) appointed to look into alleged malpractices of issuing treasury bonds that he had instructed former Gove...


Petroleum Resources Ministry urges public not to panic, says no fuel shortage and opens hotline for inquiries

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November 20, 2017 01:14 pm

The Petroleum Resources Ministry has urged the public not to panic and assured consumers that the country is not undergoing a fuel shortage. Further the Ministry said in...


Prime Minister Wickremesinghe before the PCoL

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November 20, 2017 12:07 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Central Bank Bond issue today. The Prime Minister was requested...


SL Tourism Promotion Bureau to be revamped

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November 20, 2017 12:05 pm

The Government is considering revamping the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) in the wake of allegations against delays in getting the tourism industry’s much-...


Gintota situation under control

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November 20, 2017 11:27 am

Addressing concerns over the recent tensions which erupted in Gintota, Law and Order Minister, Sagala Ratnayake issued a statement saying the situation has completely been broug...


Brandix in JV to produce synthetic fabric and webbing at new factory

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November 20, 2017 11:20 am

Sri Lanka’s leading exporter Brandix has announced plans to launch a joint venture with the global synthetic materials manufacturer Best Pacific of Hong Kong to produce sy...


New Sri Lankan foreign exchange laws effective today

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November 20, 2017 09:40 am

The long-awaited Foreign Exchange Act, passed by Parliament and replacing Sri Lanka's archaic Exchange Control Act making the transaction of foreign exchange more relax...


SriLankan flies shy of ‘emergency’

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November 19, 2017 10:35 am

SriLankan Airlines has responded to our report last week about the emergency landing of its flight in Kunming: “The flight that was referred to never ‘made’...


Jaliya has no immunity; warrant for arrest

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November 19, 2017 10:34 am

Do Sri Lankan diplomats who have concluded their postings in foreign capitals enjoy diplomatic immunity? The question has come to the fore in the wake of one of them facing...


Shangri-La birthday lunch for Rajapaksa

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November 19, 2017 10:31 am

Hotel Shangri-La which was introduced to Sri Lanka by President Mahinda Rajapaksa by handing it the Sri Lanka Army premises in Colombo’s Galle Face area invited the for...


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Powerful former SL official to be arrested?

A powerful official of the former Sri Lankan regime is likely to be arrested tomorrow (Wednesday), informed sources said on Tuesday night. The...

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Trains along upcountry line also delayed

21 November 2017

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau commences travel trade roadshows in Perth

21 November 2017

Gamini Senarath and two others granted bail

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