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Tightening brakes on growth, Government data released yesterday showed the country has slowed to a two-and-a-half-year low, slipping from 7.9% in the first quarter to 6.4 % in the second when compared with the same period last year.   A Reuters report noted that economic growth eased to 6.4 per cent in the second quarter ...

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A traffic jam was reported in the Fort area as one lane has been closed opposite the railway station due to a joint opposition protest yesterday – pic by Romesh Danushka Silva

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COLOMBO, (Reuters): Sri Lanka’s state-run power firm said on Monday it had extended nation-wide daily power cuts by a fortnight due to repeated technical problems at a Chinese-built power plant which has knocked out almost a fifth of the island’s generating capacity. The extended power cuts come as Sri Lanka has lost almost 85% of ...

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The promoters of Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) said yesterday that they aim to make it Sri Lanka’s most prestigious, annually-held, Twenty20 cricket competition. It will feature the best and upcoming cricketing talent from Sri Lanka playing alongside national Sri Lankan cricketers as well as some of the world’s biggest Twenty20 cricket stars, generally, in ...

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The Court of Appeal yesterday imposed the death penalty on the accused in the high-profile Royal Park murder case, setting aside a lighter High Court judgment. The Court of Appeal overturned the 12-year prison term imposed by the Colombo High Court on Shermantha Jude Jayamaha in the murder of 19-year-old Yvonne Jhonssen at the luxurious ...

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Reuters: Sri Lanka’s inflation rate accelerated to a 41-month high in June driven by the rupee’s sharp depreciation, while food prices were hit by supply constraints due to drought and government policies to discourage selected imports. Annual inflation hit 9.3% in June from a year earlier, its highest since January 2009 and up from 7.0% ...

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Central Bank has termed the first quarter economic growth as better than expected, according to a report filed by Reuters. “It is better than what we expected,” Reuters quoted Central Bank Assistant Governor K.D Ranasinghe as saying. “For the full year our forecast is 7.2 per cent,” he added. A Reuters poll of 10 analysts ...

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Reuters: Sri Lankan stocks jumped 1.6 per cent on Thursday to a more than three-week high on institutional buying of blue-chips stocks like John Keells Holdings PLC in an oversold market after the central bank kept policy rates steady. The Central Bank held the key policy rates unchanged on Wednesday. The main index rose 1.61 ...

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Rameez Fazal and Danushka Kathriarachchi of Leo Burnett Solutions Inc. (LBSI) the Sri Lankan office of the internationally acclaimed advertising agency network Leo Burnett Worldwide will represent Sri Lanka in Cannes at the Young Lions TV category at the 59th Cannes Lions International Festival

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Seven young prominent marketing communications professionals from Sri Lanka’s advertising and marketing industries were selected to represent the country at the annual Young Lions Competitions and the Roger Hatchuel Academy in Cannes, France next month after having successfully completed the Sri Lankan Cannes Young Lions Competition. The local competition to select the contenders was organis...

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Sri Lanka’s largest mobile services provider Dialog Axiata PLC has introduced eTeacher, a web based education portal which allows subscribers to follow tuition classes conducted by popular lecturers via the web from any place at anytime, without the hassle of travelling during peak traffic times. The eTeacher web based education portal can be accessed by ...

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Airtel Lanka has entered into a strategic partnership with St. Peter’s College whereby Airtel would sponsor the school’s Rugby season for a period of  tow years. The pictures show scenes from an event held to mark the sponsorship. Standing from left to right: Charith De Chickera, Head – Brands and Communication, Bharti Airtel Lanka, Sharan ...

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To mark International Women’s Day a ceremony was organised by the United National Party Women Organisation yesterday under the patronage of the leader of opposition and the party leader Ranil Wickremasinghe at the party Head quarters Sirikotha. Eksath Lak Vanitha Peramuna organised a protest yesterday in the Pitakotte junction urging the Government to take measures ...

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MPs of main opposition United National Party (UNP) yesterday staged a protest outside the parliament against the increase in fuel prices and the resultant increase in the cost of living. The protest was led by Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe and the UNP activists protested against the government's failure to convene parliament to discuss the price ...

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa joined the countrywide two minute silence to remember thousands of people who lost their lives in tsunami in 2004. On right the staff of Fort Railway station participate in the commemoration – Pix by Nalin Hewapathirana and Romesh Danushka Silva

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By Dinali Goonewardene Prathilaba was telecast on Rupavahini on Sundays at 10 a.m. The TV documentary, a studio discussion on investing in the stock market was commissioned by the Securities and Exchange Commission and panellists from the stock market industry participated. These included stock brokers, research analysts, fund managers and officials from the Colombo Stock ...

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UNP Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe gestures while addressing the media yesterday at the Opposition Leader’s Office while commenting on the party leadership and organising a petition to release former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka – Pic by Romesh Danuska de Silva

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DUInvest an arm of DirectFN, a Dubai-based ICT company which specialises in capital market based software and, a leading financial portal in the Middle Eastern, East European and African regions commenced its services to Sri Lankan Investor Community recently with the launch of http://lk.duinvest.com. The portal deployed by DirectFN for the Colombo Stock Exchange acts ...

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CIMA Sri Lanka will be conducting an evening discussion programme on ‘Evaluating LKAS 17: Leases’ on 30 November at the CIMA auditorium. The objective of the discussion will be to enlighten participants on the changes that have been incorporated through the new leasing standard, how management accountants can create value when coping with these changes, ...

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Danushka Jayakodi, a student of Polgasovita Sripathi Vidyalaya in Homagama Educational Zone got 183 marks at recently held grade five scholarship examination and got position 54 in Colombo District.

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The Annual Royal-Thomian Tennis Encounter for the E.F.C. Pereira Challenge Trophy will be played on 29 October, 2011 at the SLTA Hard Courts at 10.00 a.m. The Trophy donated by D.L. Seneviratne (Old Royalist and former President of the SLTA) is named in memory of E.F.C. Pereira who was a teacher at Royal College for ...

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* Annual inflation at 6.4%, eases for second month * Improved food, vegetable supply helps ease inflation * CB expects annual inflation at 6% by December COLOMBO (Reuters): Sri Lanka’s annual inflation slowed to a lower-than-expected 6.4% in September from a year earlier, down from 7% in August on a new consumer price index, Government ...

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The candidates of the ruling party and the main opposition not only share names that start with the letter M but they are also widely perceived to be mellow. This however is in addition to being visionaries and good strategists in their own right. Here SLFP candidate and former top Minister Milinda Moragoda (left) and ...

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