Ex-‘Maco’ adds his voice to the growing protests

Ex-‘Maco’ adds his voice to the growing protests

The now retired Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya joined a public protest in Ambalangoda yesterday wearing a placard, telling the Police Chief to apprehend the Rambukkana…

More blows to Lanka: UAE fuel supplier imposes credit squeeze

Sri Lanka has run into further crisis in fuel purchases with the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) facing a credit squeeze from one of the major…

IMF, WB cite Sri Lanka as case study for tackling rising debt

Sri Lanka’s debt crisis, among other global topics, figured prominently at this week’s spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank…


Amidst chaos, SLR to conduct  trials for Commonwealth Games

Amidst chaos, SLR to conduct trials for Commonwealth Games


It is now becoming evident that the former Minister of Sport’s decision to suspend the duly elected administration of Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) and appoint…

Sumedha and Nilani claim top awards at SLA Centenary Nationals

Javelin thrower Sumedha Ranasinghe and triple jumper Chamal Kumarasiri established…

Business Times

CSE shut

CSE shut

Empty floor of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) which was closed this week due to the uncertain political situation. (Inset) CSE Chairman Dumith Fernando speaking…

Govt. continues money printing amidst unrest

The government has stepped up money printing at a time of civil unrest demanding essential commodities, fuel and cooking gas at a reasonable price amidst…

Exporters warn of closures as SL banks lose credibility

Sri Lanka is fast losing its credibility as foreign banks show reluctance to recognise Letters of Credit (LCs) opened by local banks since last week…

Sunday Times E-Paper


No early end to the crisis; no easy way out either

The first seriously adverse reaction from the Government going before the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington was felt at Rambukkana this week. A third and unbearable increase in fuel prices was about the tipping point at home. Ever since the post-1977 liberalised economy, people have…


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