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Tea Board CEO sent ‘home’
By Chathuri Dissanayake
H.D. Hemaratne, Director-General of the Sri Lanka Tea Board, was sent on compulsory leave last week by its chairman H.A.C. Abeywardene in a move that shocked the industry as the former was widely considered as an honest officer with integrity.
KumbukRiver - new meaning to eco-tourism

KumbukRiver is probably the world’s largest elephant-like edifice located on the edge of Yala wildlife sanctuary, bordering the lively Kumbukkan Oya at Okkampitiya in Buttala.

CAA to develop ‘Ruhunu Open Skies’
By Duruthu Edirimuni
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), is preparing to start work in areas demarcated in the south for the development of domestic civil aviation under the ‘Ruhunu Open Skies’, project.
PBJ - judge, jury & executioner? - SLIC-PERC issue
By Natasha Gunaratne
A sub-committee of COPE (Committee on Public Enterprises) last week, summoned officials from institutions involved in the sale of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation (SLIC) for clarification but an important ‘witness’, Treasury Secretary Dr. P. B. Jayasundera didn’t turn up. A member of the sub-committee told The Sunday Times that the individuals who appeared before them last Wednesday "were conning to us."
Harry to retain Apollo name?
India’s Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap Reddy is due in Sri Lanka this month for talks with business tycoon Harry Jayawardena on possibilities of retaining the name for Colombo’s Apollo.
Yellow Pages sues SLT
Yellow Pages and Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), who parted company in 2002, have come back together – this time, however in court.
More investors at Union Bank
Few 200 rupee notes still around
Tea sector jolted again
The energy crisis – towards an independent future
Bangladesh bankers to the poor win Nobel Peace Prize
Revamp needed for Samurdhi welfare scheme
Tata Tea may divest stake in Sri Lankan plantation
Gift of sight for the underprivileged
Heavyweights back at Bates Asia
Coco diesel promotion: Detailed study necessary
Malwatte Valley Plantations wins prestigious award
National consensus welcome on peace, social issues
Mihiru Perera wins World Prize for CIM case study
Janashakthi Insurance clinches record number of gold at SLIM awards
Sri Lanka’s top garment exporter recycles water
Sri Lankan companies opening up to the disabled
Former TRI director at helm of new tea advisory firm
Has Renuka City's Thambiayah set a dangerous new trend - letter
CB issuing Rs 2000 note
Keangnam's 'Dawson Grand' to grace Colombo's skyline
Kelani Cables launches street drama team
Hemas wins award for SAP Excellence
LMF posts Rs.20.8 million profit in first Q 2006-07
Sri Lanka First applauds SLFP-UNP pact
Aramex wins top international award
Centre for Nanotechnology being considered
Standards: big benefits for small business
Panora, a definite leader in the Sri Lankan IT arena - Education Minister
Former HSBC staffer Piyaratna returns to banking
CCC prepares to explore South African market
Ceylon Oxygen changes hands, new owners
Activated carbon: Confusion in the Supreme Court
Unbeatable offers from SriLankan Airlines
Sri Lanka’s premier R & D facility moves on to bigger things
Education Ministry, Microsoft in JV to launch Teacher PC
Export earnings up, imports too up in August
BPA says need for regional economic growth
Rave reviews for mega motor show
Unique Suntel stall at INFOTEL 2006
Insanity of the private sector!
SEC probe against former Nawaloka director still on
UNP-SLFP deal removes biggest pitfall in Lankan crisis
Of coconuts and accountants
Columbia Professor Phelps wins Nobel Prize in Economics
CB interest rates unchanged
Braille telephone bills for the disabled
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