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Parliament nod for DFCC-NDB merger

New bill passed to facilitate Budget 2014 proposal, insists move will avoid market volatility   By Ashwin Hemmathagama Our Lobby Correspondent Paving the way for the proposed merger of DFCC Bank, DFCC Vardhana Bank and NDB Bank, the Repeal and Consequential Provisions Bill was passed in Parliament yesterday Moving the bill that delivered the provisions [...]

Impassioned focus

Impassioned

Ahead of the much-anticipated Budget, a trade union member stares intently during a protest held yesterday in front of the Fort Railway Station, demanding an increase in their monthly salary – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara

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Divi Neguma aims to provide toxin-free home gardens

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Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa stated that the objective of the Home Gardening Program of the Divi Neguma National Campaign is to increase nutrition in the family by creating toxin-free home gardens, participating at the inauguration... 

Gamini Fonseka and Lester James Peries Cinematic relationship of an actor and director

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Ten years ago on 30 September the brightest light of Sri Lankan cinema went out. Gamini Fonseka, the monarch of Sinhala moviedom, passed away peacefully on that day. Gamini Fonseka was my favourite actor on the Sinhala silver screen and became an important part of my childhood. This week’s ‘Spotlight’ focuses on him on the occasion of his 10th... 


Phancy that, it’s a masquerade!

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When the Work Shop Players (or WSP) put on a production, it’s never ever really simply a play. There is always high drama. And not all of it is staged.... 

Things that Sting

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October is Stamp Collecting Month in Australia. The stamp collectors are encouraged to continue their favourite hobby while newcomers are encouraged to... 

Bangladesh to be Stigmatized!

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Sri Lanka’s favourite sons of anarchy, progressive metal quintet Stigmata are once again making global waves as tidings have reached every shore that... 

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