opinion

Budget for Business: A red flag for the people

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November 30, 2015 09:00 am

  The 2016 Budget has been welcomed by the business and economic establishment.  The big question is whether economic policies good for business are ne...


Seizing the moment through third Generation Economic Reforms

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November 30, 2015 08:48 am

The Third Generation of Economic Reforms (TGER) announced in the recent budget is intended to “improve and enhance the living standards of the people”. At la...


Hapless depositors caught in a web of red tape spun by the CSE

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November 27, 2015 10:15 am

We, the members of the Deposit Protection Society of the Standard Credit Finance Company, are compelled to reveal to the Government and the people of Sri Lanka, the unhappy situ...


Saner counsel prevails over replacing VAT

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November 25, 2015 05:08 pm

  Two years ago in April, a top Sri Lankan hotelier grumbled that bookings for the next few months were not looking good. The story drew industry attention ...


Attorney General on evolution of justice system

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November 24, 2015 02:30 pm

Attorney General Yuvanjan Wijayatilake PC delivered the 2015 Olcott Oration on the topic "Evolution of the Justice System: From the arrival of Colonel Henry S. Olcott to th...


Zimbabwe's Mr Ugly pageant turns ugly

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November 24, 2015 09:00 am

Harare (AFP) - A 42-year-old unemployed man was crowned Zimbabwe's ugliest man at a pub pageant in Harare -- but the contest turned ugly when the runner-up accused judges of...


Catholic Church holds service of thanksgiving for life of Ven. Sobitha Thera

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November 23, 2015 02:47 pm

In an unprecedented event the Catholic Church today held a memorial service of thanksgiving for the prophetic life of vision and work of the Ven Sobitha Hamuduruwo who pass...


America’s leaders are hurting the nation’s image

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November 23, 2015 01:54 pm

The recent terrorist attacks have called forth predictable demands from our nation’s politicians, particularly President Obama’s opponents, for U.S. leadership in th...


Scientists unveil world's first cyborg roses

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November 23, 2015 01:18 pm

When you think of cyborgs, plants probably aren't the first thing that pops into your head, but it's time for that to change. A team of researchers at the Labora...


New Zealand opens voting on new flag

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November 20, 2015 12:07 pm

Voting has begun in New Zealand in a referendum which could see the country getting a new national flag. New Zealanders have just under a month to send in a postal ballo...






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UZ Arts’ Moving Out 2019 on March 23 at Sura Medura Centre in Dodanduwa

UZ Arts presents the work of nine artists from the UK who has been resident at the Sura Medura Centre in Dodanduwa fo...

LBV and SL High Commission host forum on "Significance of Tripitaka as a World Heritage"

The Sri Lanka High Commission in London in association with the London Buddhist Vihara hosted a scholarly forum ...

5th Goût de France hits Sri Lanka on March 21 

Good France held in over 150 countries will involve chefs and restaurants from around the world celebrating French cu...



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