Jan 16, 2018 12:29:26 AM- thesundayleader.lk
Sri-Lanka-born newsreader George Alagiah, the BBC’s highest-paid star from a minority ethnic background, is to undergo further treatment for cancer after the disease returned, The Guardian reported. The 62-year-old presenter of the BBC News at Six was previously diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014, which later spread to his liver and lymph nodes. He returned to work in ...
Jan 16, 2018 12:15:56 AM- thesundayleader.lk
Army troops, deployed in more than 20 Grama Niladari Divisions in Divulapitiya Divisional Secretariat area in Gampaha District are still engaged in clearing and relief operations in cyclonic wind-hit locations in close coordination with members of sister services, District Secretariat and officials of the Disaster Management Centre, the Army media unit said. The sudden emergence ...
Jan 15, 2018 11:58:05 PM- thesundayleader.lk
Leading integrated communications agency MullenLowe Sri Lanka and premier consumer behaviour specialists company Quantum Consumer Services are set to present a list of key consumer trends that marketers should look out for in 2018 at the CIM “Talking Point” forum to be held on the 29th of January at the Hilton Colombo Residences (JAIC Hilton). ...
Jan 15, 2018 4:16:49 AM- thesundayleader.lk
India remains committed to offer all assistance to Sri Lanka, based on Sri Lanka’s priorities and requirements, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said today. Indian Minister of Law and Justice and Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad called on President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the High Commission said. Click Here ...
Jan 16, 2018 4:50:18 AM- LBO.com
(PRESS RELEASE) – Emirates is making it even more attractive for travellers from Sri Lanka to enjoy new destinations and experiences in 2018. For a limited time, travellers can avail of special offers on Economy and Business class fares to a wide range of cities across the globe. Bookings have to be made between 16th […]
Jan 16, 2018 2:12:08 AM- LBO.com
Jan 16, 2018 (LBO) – The Government of India will rehabilitate and upgrade the Kankesanthurai (KKS) Harbour as a commercial port at a cost of US 45.27 million dollars, the Finance Ministry said in a statement. The project will be financed through a line of credit from the Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank). Preliminary Hydrographic survey geo-technical investigation, preparation of deta...
Jan 15, 2018 10:01:26 PM- LBO.com
Jan 16, 2018 (LBO) – India’s Minister of Law and Justice and Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad signed a co-operation deal in IT and electronics with Sri Lankan counterpart, Harin Fernando, Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure. The new Memorandum of Understanding will be a Joint Declaration of Intent for a pilot project on E-Office […]
Jan 15, 2018 5:49:40 AM- LBO.com
An Interview with Duminda Attygalle, UNP Candidate for the Colombo Municipal Council – Cinnamon Gardens Ward What makes you want to go into politics? I draw inspiration from my late grand uncle, Upali Wijewardene. Upali Seeya founded the Upali Group and Chaired the Greater Colombo Economic Commission (BOI’s predecessor), but was always principled and helpful […]
Jan 15, 2018 5:45:06 AM- LBO.com
Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama during a two day visit to Geneva recently met with Mr. Børge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and senior officials engaged in areas relating to Sri Lanka. The visit of the Minister took place as a continuation of Sri Lanka’s engagement with the […]
Jan 15, 2018 5:09:00 AM- LBO.com
Jan 15, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s plans to increase the contribution made by smaller-scale businesses to exports and lift foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2018 were both topics of conversation at a meeting held recently between Eran Wickramaratne, state minister of finance, and a team from Oxford Business Group (OBG). During the talks, Wickramaratne […]
Jan 15, 2018 3:53:40 AM- LBO.com
The 2018 Sri Lanka Economic outlook, the first of its kind for this year to feature policymakers, global experts and sector perspectives, is to be held on the 22nd of January at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. With Road Map 2018 released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), setting the stage, this seminar […]
Jan 15, 2018 12:16:33 AM- LBO.com
China Merchant Port Holdings (CMPort) made the payment of US$ 97.365million to the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) as the second tranche of its investment in the Public-Private Partnership (PPP). The payment, recently in January, takes the total paid by CMPort to date to US$ 389.462 million. The final payment is paid within six months […]
Jan 14, 2018 11:46:17 PM- LBO.com
Jan 15, 2018 (LBO) – Supreme Court has informed President Maithripala Sirisena that the duration of his term of office is five years, President’s Media Division said. Last week, President sought determination from the Supreme Court on the duration of his term of office. As per the 18th amendment to the constitution, a President was […]
Jan 16, 2018 5:53:45 AM- onlanka.com
Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be the Joint Opposition’s candidate for the next Presidential Election, says MP Roshan Ranasinghe.
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Jan 15, 2018 9:45:10 PM- onlanka.com
Enforcing the government’s commitment to create a drug free society, 928 kgs of seized cocaine valued at Rs. 16.7 billion was publicly destroyed for the first time in the country...
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Jan 15, 2018 9:27:42 PM- onlanka.com
The Supreme Court has informed President Maithripala Sirisena that his term of office is five years, the President’s Media Division says.
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Jan 15, 2018 4:57:57 AM- onlanka.com
Following the special statement made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Member of Parliament Bandula Gunawardena insisted that the President Maithripala Sirisena and the Central Bank Governor reveal to the people whether the Treasury bond frauds actually took place between 2008 and 2014...
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Jan 15, 2018 4:45:56 AM- onlanka.com
Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Harsha De Silva stated that the government will seek assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to reform the Central Bank in accordance with the recommendations made by the Bond Commission.
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Jan 16, 2018 9:22:48 AM- hirunews.lk
34 reports on large scale corruption, including Central Bank bond report will be handed over to the Parliamentary Secretary General tomorrow. The Presidents Secretary Austin Fernando confirmed it. Read More
Jan 16, 2018 7:31:30 AM- hirunews.lk
The footage of a dramatic fire rescue has been released by the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department in Decatur, Georgia. A fire broke out in an apartment building on 3 January but the video has only just been released. At least 12 people, including a... Read More
Jan 16, 2018 7:23:44 AM- hirunews.lk
The issuance of national identity cards through the one-day service did not function today (Jan. 16) inconveniencing a large number of people who had visited the Department of Registration of Persons in Battaramulla. The people said that officials... Read More
Jan 16, 2018 7:09:33 AM- hirunews.lk
The trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange ended on a negative note today (Jan. 16). The All Share Price Index lost 26.01 points to close the day at 6,447.61 while S&P SL20 Index dropped by 20.04 to close at 3,747.16. Turnover reached to... Read More
Jan 16, 2018 6:38:24 AM- hirunews.lk
A tense situation was reportedly erupted at the weekly Cabinet meeting held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena today (Jan. 16). At the start of the Cabinet meeting, the President had complained that United National Party Ministers... Read More
Jan 16, 2018 6:12:14 AM- hirunews.lk
The Cranberries lead singer Dolores ORiordan has died suddenly at the age of 46, her publicist has confirmed. The Irish musician, originally from Limerick, led the band to international success in the 90s with singles including Linger and Zombie. A statement... Read More
Jan 16, 2018 5:47:14 AM- hirunews.lk
Met Department says that mainly fair weather will prevail over most parts of the island over the next few days. However, showers or thundershowers may occur at few places in Galle and Ratnapura districts after 2 pm. Fairly strong gusty winds... Read More
Jan 16, 2018 4:52:39 AM- hirunews.lk
Selena Gomezs mother Mandy Teefey is not happy about the singers renewed romance with Justin Bieber but is not interfering in her daughters life. The two rekindled their romance late last year. In December, media reported that Gomezs family is not happy... Read More