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Dr. PB says Govt. boosting forex reserves with stable currency

Express confidence economy will grow by 7.8% in 2014| Reuters: Sri Lanka is building up its foreign exchange reserves while keeping its rupee currency stable as the island nation seeing more dollar inflows, Finance Secretary P.B. Jayasundera said on Wednesday.    Finance Secretary  Dr. P. B. Jayasundera The Central Bank has absorbed more than $ [...]

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UNP blasts Govt. rejection of Karu’s move to amend Strategic Development Act

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A private member bill to amend the Strategic Development Projects Act No. 14 of 2008 presented by opposition lawmaker Karu Jayasuriya was rejected by the Government at yesterday’s sessions in Parliament.  Karu Jayasuriya The bill was aimed at preventing the Parliament from approving any project which would include the operation of casinos and other gaming [...]

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Maj. Gen. Upul Perera succeeds Anver Dole as new IMSL President

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At the 36th AGM of the Institute of Management of Sri Lanka (IMSL) held at the Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo recently, Major General Upul Perera FIM(SL) succeeded Anver Dole FIM(SL) as the seventh President of the IMSL. Saroj Lama Hewa MIM(SL) and... 

The Gracious Lady creates history

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    Fifty-four years ago, on 21 July 1960, Sri Lanka made history. The world’s first woman prime minister was sworn in on this day. At the second general election within five months held on 20 July (the first was on 19 March), the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) being the party with the largest number of seats (75) in the 151-member Parliament,... 


Public Health Dept. fortifies battle against deadly dengue

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Completes inspecting 117,000 houses this month Identifies temporary breeding sources Orders residents to clear the temporary breeding sources in... 

A peep into the early days of cinema

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The news that Ceylon Theatres has opened a state-of-the art 100-seat cinema at the recently-opened Arcade complex and named it the Empire Cineplex made... 

The renowned and experimental take the boards

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Stages Theatre Group presents ‘Walking Path’ and ‘Daasa Mallige Bangalawa’ next week The experimental and the tried-and-true are being presented... 

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