Business

Lankan planters' hail decision to lift ban on glyphosate

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May 02, 2018 07:24 pm

    The Planters’ Association of Ceylon (PA) has commended a Government decision to lift the ban on the importation of glyphosate-based weedicide...


President suspends removal of unauthorised constructions in Mirissa 

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May 01, 2018 11:47 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the suspension of the removal of unauthorised constructions on the coastal belt in Mirissa, Tourism Development Minister John Amara...


Dinesh Weerakkody, new chairman of HNB; first to head two private banks in SL

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May 01, 2018 11:07 am

Senior business professional Dinesh Weerakkody has been appointed chairman of Hatton National Bank (HNB) with effect from May 26. This was announced by HNB on Tuesday. Mr. Wee...


Hutch-Etisalat merger will ease competitive pressure: Fitch

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May 01, 2018 10:06 am

The merger between Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and Etisalat Lanka (Pvt) Ltd is likely to relieve some competitive pressures that have undermined Sri Lankan t...


Accidents at Lankan factories from poisonous gases due to weak safety standards

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April 28, 2018 09:10 am

Recent incidents like the horrifying deaths of five workers from ammonia inhalation at a Horana rubber factory and two others at a spices factory at Dambulla also due to poisono...


Sri Lanka’s economic growth in 2017 fell to 16 year-low

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April 26, 2018 09:00 pm

Sri Lanka’s economic grew by only 3.1 per cent last year, the lowest in 16 years with the fall blamed on mostly adverse weather conditions, according to Centr...


Sri Lanka's stock market regulator gets a new chief

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April 26, 2018 08:39 pm

  Ranel T. Wijesinha, a well-known accountant and corporate director, has been appointed the new chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), informed ...


Hutchison, Etisalat merge mobile operations in Sri Lanka

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April 26, 2018 07:59 pm

Hong Kong -based CK Hutchison and UAE-basedEtisalat have agreed to merge their mobile businesses in Sri Lanka, operating under the names Hutch Lanka and Etisalat Lanka. The comp...


Two ministers: Accusations fly over Mirissa tourism fracas

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April 26, 2018 07:34 pm

Sri Lanka’s Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga on Thursday raised concerns of interference in the implementation of the law by the relevant authorities in the...


Sri Lankan political unrest testing reforms:Fitch

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April 26, 2018 03:58 pm

Recent political developments in Sri Lanka have triggered uncertainty over reform momentum and fiscal consolidation while prolonged upheaval could undermine investor confidence ...


Top Stories

Sri Lankan security forces made great sacrifices in the march to peace: Minister

Sri Lanka achieved peace due to the great sacrifices made by the war heroes in the armed forces, going to the extent of sacrificing their own li...

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BIA immigration officers call off strike

18 May 2018

Rosy orders to suspend fines charged from parking meters

18 May 2018

Sri Lankan immigrant family supporters appeal to Australian Home Affairs Minister Dutton

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Features & Analysis

In pictures : Asymmetry

The cast of Silent Hands recently presented Ric Robinson’s Asymmetry, a story of human relationships that ...

'Superman' star Margot Kidder dead at 69

Margot Kidder, best known for her role as Lois Lane in the "Superman" films of the 1970s and 80s, has di...

In Pictures: 'Fun Home'

Captured here are images from the musical ‘Fun Home’ written by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron was pre...

“Chaos by SMS” this weekend

“Chaos by SMS” is back by popular demand. First staged in November last year, the play was an instant hit...



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