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Harsha calls for “clean up” in commercial bank Boards

Says those unfit, improper and with conflict of interest appointed by previous regime will be removed; wants shareholders and management to cooperate Assures new appointees will improve good governance leading to normalcy in future appointments to Boards similar to other PLCs Critics allege it is victimisation or furthering the new regime’s own agenda Prime Minister [...]

Bridging the digital divide

Bridging

Fulfilling a pledge given in the 100-day plan, the Government yesterday commenced a program to provide free Wi-Fi access to all the people in the country. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Chairperson of Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) Chitranganie Mubarak, launched the program, opening the first free [...]

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Bangladesh Independence Day celebrations

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The 44th Independence Day of Bangladesh was celebrated last week at the Taj Samudra Hotel. Officials in attendance included the Bangladesh High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Tarik Ahsan, ministers, dignitaries and other invitees - Pix by Upul Abayasekara  Read More →

Exploring themes of love and pleasure

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Q: What brings you to Sri Lanka? Are you promoting your novel here? A: Not on this trip. I work for Penguin books. So we supply a lot of book to all the book sellers here. We’ve been selling books in Sri Lanka for a very long time actually and I have been Head of Sales for almost two decades now. It’s multi-pronged – if you take something like... 


In pursuit of happiness

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“I cannot lose enough to have gained as much as I have” By Ermila Jayasuriya I am 35 and I have worked almost 20 years of my life. Eleven of them... 

Kandy and the month of April

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From a painting by Capt. O’Brien 1864 April seems to be a significant month for Kandy. It was in April 1815 that the British took over the Kandyan kingdom,... 

Solar system in stamps

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An interesting set of 10 stamps released by the Philatelic Bureau on 5 December 2014 features the solar system. It is attractively printed and the value... 

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