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Local News; Lanka Media Links
harsha-de-silva
Mar 24, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's deputy minister of foreign affairs has expressed his appreciation to members of the Human Rights Council and observer states for the support extended Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: LBP
Dhammika Perera Takes Over As Chairman Of Lanka Ceramics And The Lanka Walltiles
According to Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) sources, business magnate Dhammika Perera has been appointed as the Chairman and Non Executive Director of Lanka Ceramics and the Lanka Walltiles effective 15 Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: AMBiz
central bank of sri lanka
Details of the Central Bank statement are below: As per the provisional estimates of the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS), the Sri Lankan economy grew by 4.4 per cent Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: LBP
Swashakthi-Loan
The Hatton National Bank has disbursed 13 Loans under this program, refinanced by the CBSL, launched on an initiative of the Prime Minister. The HNB is the first participating Bank Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: LBP
rent
Mar 23, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's Parliament was informed Thursday that the government paid around 150 million rupees as monthly rent for buildings occupied by ministries. After the 2015 Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: LBP
Odiliya Residencies Set Off The Ground Breaking For ALTEZZA Wattala
ODILYA Residencies (Pvt) Ltd, the latest addition to the Odiliya Group held the ground breaking ceremony for the construction work of Altezza luxury apartments amongst some distinguished guests, customers, staff Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: AMBiz
Logistics Conference 2017 In Trincomalee
The ‘Logistics Conference 2017' organized by Student Officers of the 3rd Long Logistics Management Course of Naval and Maritime Academy, will be held on 24th March at the Academy premises Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: AMBiz
Bandaranaike-Airport
The Ministry of Transport and aviation has successfully concluded the Core Category Duty Free tender for the Prestigious Bandaranayke International Airport which has been awarded to Flemingo Duty Free at Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: LBP
solar panel power
Mar 23, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's power ministry will extend the loan scheme for the installation of domestic solar panels to all electricity consumers in the island. The scheme Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: LBP
tax
Mar 23, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's proposed Inland Revenue Act is to be drafted in conformity with the announced policy design of capital gains tax, the government said. Budget Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: LBP
american-doller
Mar 23, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's proposed Foreign Exchange Bill is to move away from criminal offences which are considered too harsh. Except for 47 nations, most countries have Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: LBP
american-doller
Mar 23, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's proposed Foreign Exchange Bill is to move away from criminal offences which are considered too harsh. Except for 47 nations, most countries have Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: LBP
Stock-Market-lbo
Mar 23, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's government will replace the Securities and Exchange Commission Act No. 36 of 1987 with a new act to strengthen the independence of the Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: LBP
BMW Shines - But Mercedes Wins
Top-of-the range car manufacturer BMW announced Tuesday it sold a record 2.25 million BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce vehicles in 2016. The company said it was able to increase its profit by Read more..
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Source: AMBiz
Twitter Cracks Down on Terrorism-related Accounts
Twitter suspended more than 376,000 accounts in the second half of 2016, most of which it said were promoting terrorism. Most of the accounts, 74 percent, were removed by proprietary software, Read more..
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Source: AMBiz
Google Apologizes For Ads Alongside Extremist Content
Google issued an apology on Monday after it transpired that advertisements for major UK companies and the government had been shown before offensive content on YouTube. Banks like HSBC and Read more..
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Source: AMBiz
Ceylon Tea Boutique Attracts A Large Number Of ITB Visitors
Ceylon Tea being among the most recognized tea brands in the world, were amongst the most popular items for the German visitors who visited the Sri Lanka Pavilion at ITB Read more..
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Source: AMBiz
Sri Lanka Optimistic On PPPs For LRT – Dr. Dimantha de Silva Dr. Dimantha de Silva by Santhush Fernando Sri Lanka is upbeat on finishing two lines out of the seven earmarked Read more..
Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Source: SLBiz
by Lakshman Wijesinghe Although Ceylon Tea is highly recognized in Russia, Lankan tea exports to word giant faces challenges emphasizes the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation – Read more..
Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Source: SLBiz
A special ceremony was organized recently by People's Bank to commemorate International Women's Day. The event which was held under the patronage of Chief Executive Officer / General Manager Read more..
Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Source: SLBiz
The dollar recouped a little lost ground on Friday amid signs a delayed vote on President Donald Trump's healthcare bill would go ahead later in the day, though it remained Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Eco
Sri Lanka raised policy rates 25 basis points to 8.75 percent as inflation rose to 6.8 percent in the capital Colombo in February and nation-wide inflation rose 8.2 percent after Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Eco
Sri Lanka raised policy rates by 25 basis points after the monetary policy meeting on March. Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Eco
By Dharisha Bastians in Geneva Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera in a recent meeting had referred to Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein as the ‘international nag', the UN high Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: FT
Business leader Rajah Mahinda Nanayakkara passed away on 22 March. At the time of his demise, he was the Chairman of the LOLC Group. R.M. Nanayakkara was appointed Chairman of Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: FT
An aerial shot of the Colombo Port City or Colombo International Financial City, of which the land reclamation is underway. Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: DMBiz
The UN Human Rights Council Thursday unanimously adopted another resolution Sri Lanka demanding "further significant progress" in implementing its pledges to investigate war crimes and ensure ethnic reconciliation. Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: Eco
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Human rights activist, Lena Hendry was Thursday fined $2,260 (RM10,000) on Thursday after a Malaysian court found her guilty of an illegal film screening. Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: Eco
COLOMBO, March 23 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares fell for a second straight session on Thursday to a more than one-year closing low as expectations of an interest rate hike Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: Eco
ECONOMYNEXT – Proparco, the private sector arm of Agence Française de Dévelopment (AFD), France's development agency, is looking for investment opportunities in Sri Lankan companies as it expands investments in Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: Eco
India has handed over eight bowers to Sri Lanka and 100 metric tonnes of rice in drought relief. Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: Eco
An international competitive tender to build 60 one 1MegaWatt solar plants around Sri Lanka will close on April 26, Deputy Power Minister Ajith Perera said. Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: Eco
The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said on Thursday it has approved 13 new applicants to join the bank, including Canada, a major ally of the United States, bringing Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: Eco
A banana vendor in Colombo reads a newspaper. Sri Lanka's countrywide consumer prices rose 8.2 percent in February with food prices rising 0.31 percent, Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: DMBiz
President Maithripala Sirisena being welcomed at the Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Morgulov - Pic by Sudath Silva President Maithripala Sirisena Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: FT
Cabinet has approved a proposal to increase the fine on the owners of dogs dumped on the street, the Government information department said today. The Government said that the Registration of Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: FT
Lawmaker Buddhika Pathirana moves 33 public petitions in one sitting United National Party (UNP) lawmaker Buddhika Pathirana yesterday made a record by moving the highest number of public petitions presented Read more..
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: FT
The food and non-food prices measured by the national consumer price index surged 8.2 percent during the 12 months to February 2017, jumping from 6.5 percent from a year ago, Read more..
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Source: DMBiz
Sarath Weerasekera denies Lankan troops committed war crimes TGTE representative calls Rear Admiral a war criminal, urges Swiss Govt. to arrest him Weerasekera wants UNGA special rapporteur to ‘investigate' UNHRC By Dharisha Bastians Read more..
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Source: FT
Western Province Education Minister Ranjith Somawansa organised a felicitation ceremony for Dr. Aruna Dhammika Karunarathne - who was awarded the South Asian Education Leadership Quality Award, which brought recognition to Read more..
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Source: FT