Transparency International's Corruption Index shows slow, imperfect progress across Asia

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February 22, 2018 09:06 am

    • New Zealand tops the list as the least corrupt country • Bhutan, placed 26, heads the South Asia region in terms of least corru...

US dollar seen stabilizing in Colombo's money markets

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February 21, 2018 03:42 pm

While there has been demand for US dollars in recent days as foreigners sold stocks in the Colombo bourse and bonds, the dollar appears to be stabilizing in the money markets...

Foreign construction workers outshine local counterparts

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February 20, 2018 12:45 pm

Chinese workers have come in; Indian workers are competing and over-running the Sri Lankan labour force. Now Nepalese and Myanmar workers are coming as the government ha...

Political impasse paralyses Sri Lanka’s state machinery  

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February 19, 2018 01:04 pm

  Work at most of Sri Lanka’s public sector instructions including ministries has come to a standstill as a result of the political impasse over the formation of...

Tea Board Chairman resigns***

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February 16, 2018 01:02 pm

  Sri Lanka Tea Board Chairman Dr. Rohan Pethiyagoda this (Friday) morning tendered his resignation. He is believed to have made this decision in October la...

Lankan political instability affects economic consolidation: CB Governor

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February 15, 2018 01:51 pm

  Sri Lanka’s economic consolidation faces the risk of losing its current momentum if political instability prevails further following the local government election...

Colombo shares end mixed on opposition polls win 

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February 12, 2018 02:41 pm

Sri Lankan share prices ended mixed on Monday despite early gains as brokers said the market was unaffected by Saturday's election in which the main opposition party swept t...

UPDATE - Share prices gain in early trades in Colombo

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February 12, 2018 09:00 am

  Share prices gained marginally in early trade on Monday, as brokers said the market appeared to be unaffected by Saturday's election in which the main opposit...

Keells to launch new brand and store design by Whippet

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February 08, 2018 11:23 am

Supermarket chain Keells has unveiled a new brand identity and store concept in Colombo, developed by design and brand agency Whippet, the Drum Network reported. The 16-...

Popular Mentos now made in Sri Lanka

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February 07, 2018 02:11 pm

Perfetti Van Melle (PVM) Sri Lanka, the renowned confectionery company, has announced that they are commencing local production of the much loved brand ‘Mentos’...

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