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Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 07:51
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Whatever we hear from those who in power, the business community in Sri Lanka is rattled to the core on many fronts: rising taxes, the fall of the rupee, endless strikes, frequent agitations, uncertainty about political unity and global factors beyond our control just amplify the burden. In these circumstances, it’s a severe disappointment to note that those who advocate exponential salary hikes.....Read More...
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 07:34
By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
America is known as the land of brave and heroes. But lately what Obama and Hillary and their cohorts are doing is simply - disgusting. In the name of criticizing President Donald Trump, these evils have declared jihad against the people of the United States of America. I call these liberals like Obama and Hillary [and their crook and fake news media conglomerate] – United Snakes of America......Read More...
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 07:17
By Habib Siddiqui
I have returned to the USA from Bangladesh after staying there nearly three months. During my visit there I lost three close relatives; the most devastating of which was the loss of my brother-in-law Bahar who was married to my sister. He will always be missed in our family. He was a social worker who had affected the lives of so many who would always miss him dearly. Bahar died shortly after.....Read More...
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 17:07
By Ambassador Dr Palitha Kohona
Sitting in the middle of the Indian Ocean at the southern tip of India and the meeting point of the monsoon winds, and swirling ocean currents, Sri Lanka occupies an enviable strategic geographical position. A blessing that, with judicious handling and long term vision, can be leveraged to contribute to its aspirations to achieve prosperity but, mismanaged, a curse that has and will attract the.....Read More...
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 16:28
Minister of Youth Affairs, Project Management and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayaka undertook an official visit to Washington D.C. from September 12-13. Minister Ratnayaka is also the Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister. During the visit Minister Ratnayaka met with Chairman Mac Thornberry of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee and Chairman Ted Yoho of the House Foreign.....Read More...
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 15:15
A delegation from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), led by Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Nash, visited Sri Lanka this week to continue progress on the proposed MCC compact – a large-scale five-year grant program. MCC is developing the compact in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka to promote inclusive economic growth that will benefit Sri Lankans. During.....Read More...
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 06:42
The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) has expressed its grave concern over the ongoing crackdown on dissent and political opponents in the Maldives, ahead of the presidential election on 23 September 2018. FORUM-ASIA calls on the Maldivian authorities to enable a conducive environment for the free and fair election. In a recent statement released by FORUM-ASIA it has.....Read More...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 08:53
Irate Sri Lankan President Maithripala Srisena, has since of late, continuously vent his anger first time on the cashew nuts served to him in a Sri Lankan Flight and also ordered the recall of the entire staffs of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Austria for not responding to telephone calls. While confirming that the entire staff of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Austria, including its Ambassador was.....Read More...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 08:22
The Enterprise Sri Lanka projects which was launched by the Ministry of Finance and Mass media to inspire, assist and create a minimum of 100,000 new entrepreneurs has received Rs 8 billion (USD 50 Million) from the Asian Development Bank for the rooftop solar power generation project. The loan agreement in this regard was signed by Dr. R H S Samaratunga, Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Mass.....Read More...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 07:25
Minister Mangala Samaraweera after considering requests by stakeholders in the fabric industry decided to reduce the VAT on fabric to 5 percent. The gazette notification in this regard was signed by Minister Samaraweera yesterday. The 2018 Budget proposed to impose a 15 % VAT on goods, the Value Added Tax Act No 14 of 2002 was amended accordingly, and the new VAT scheme came into effect from the.....Read More...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 06:18
Dr. R.A.R.P. Susantha Ranasinghe
Mankind ensures continuity of its species through procreation or reproduction. Human procreation means sexual reproduction resulting in human fertilization, usually due to sexual intercourse between a male and a female. To ensure a successful fertilization both the man and the woman must have adequate levels of fertility. Although there are many medical practitioners treating female infertility,.....Read More...
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 19:34
India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today for construction of a 5000-metric ton temperature controlled warehouse in Dambulla, Central Province. Indian grant assistance of SLR 300 million will be utilized for this purpose. The MoU was signed by Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka and Mr. K.D.S. Ruwanchandra, Secretary, Ministry of National.....Read More...
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 08:36
By S.H.Moulana
I had the opportunity of watching a recent interview of the US president in the CNN, where he condemned the invasion of Iraq and Libya and the ousting of Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi. He went on to say that it is true they were both dictators but both never tolerated terrorists in their countries and their nationals had a very peaceful life, coexisting in peace unlike what is happening there now......Read More...
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 07:32
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
There have been mathematically measureable rumblings in the British retail sector for some time. With the announcement by John Lewis, the famous British retail chain, that its profit has plummeted by 99%, just to £1.2 million from £90 million in the previous year, they just went seismic this week, rattling the entire trading sector to its core. John Lewis, one of the most favourite retail chains.....Read More...
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