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President marks second anniversary with Ruhunu Development ...

In coincidence with the second anniversary of President Maithripala Sirisena in office, the government has made arrangements to launch its grandiose Ruhunu Development Project which includes the restructuring of the Hambantota port under what it ... Daily Mirror Sri Lanka, 3 days ago
President sets the record straight Sri Lanka Daily News, 2 months ago

The Taming of the Shrew

The Sirisena-Wickremesinghe coalition made its anti-China programme a main plank of its 2015 presidential election campaign. This, it did obviously to curry favour with India and the US-led western powers it also raised a bogey at home to make the ...
 Lanka Newspapers.com6 days ago

Gota says pilots union advised President Rajapaksa not to extend Emirates contract

Text and Pix by P.D De Silva It was the Secretary of the SriLankan Airlines Pilots Union that advised President Mahinda Rajapaksa not to extend the agreement with Emirates, according to former Secretary of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa ...
 DailyFT1 week ago
Asian Lite

No 'String of Pearls', it's the Dragon in the Indian Ocean

By Mahendra Ved Forget the String of Pearls theory about how China is supposedly surrounding India on the high seas. China is not just on the sea, but also on land, in air and deeply involved in the economies of all of South Asia and beyond. ...
 SentinelAssam.com2 weeks ago The dragon spreads its wings  Asian Lite2 weeks ago Much more to worry about and work on  Millennium Post2 weeks ago No String Of Pearls: It's The Dragon In The Indian Ocean Analysis  4 Traders3 weeks ago

A Budget That Destroyed Dreams Of Middle Class

by Ifham Nizam Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe recently stressed that the island nation needs some USD eight billion to strengthen its economy. The Premier told Parliament that Sri Lanka received between USD 600 and 700 million this year ...
 Sri Lanka Sunday Leader3 weeks ago

Regime Change? Reading China Right

The spat Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang had with Minister Karunanayake last week, not only led to speculative news reports, more in the form of predictions than in the form of news with the Foreign Ministry intervening. Rarely do Chinese envoys ...
 Daily Mirror Sri Lanka4 weeks ago 'Development and Business should not be politicised': Yi Xianliang  Sri Lanka Daily News1 month ago

What's missing from the Prime Minister's Economic Statement

We know that these changes will not be easy, nor will they be popular with everyone. There are some that have a stake in the current approach. But the stakes for Sri Lanka are too high not to take these necessary steps and to do so quickly. This new ...
 DailyFT1 month ago Dealing with debt burden  Sri Lanka Daily News1 month ago Towards better economic prospects  Sri Lanka Daily News1 month ago PM assures House Future generations not required to repay debts  Ceylon Today1 month ago

6% growth target for 2017: CB

By Uditha Jayasinghe The Central Bank is projecting Sri Lanka's economy to grow at 6% in 2017 amid expectations of the Hambantota port sale to China bringing in much needed foreign exchange that will strengthen the rupee and stabilise local ...
 DailyFT1 month ago

Aid and development

Sri Lanka is on a rapid path to development, but local funds are often not available for big projects that cost millions of dollars. With Sri Lanka reaching Middle Income status sometime back, foreign aid per se is often in short supply. In fact, ...
 Sri Lanka Daily News1 month ago

Though having a population of around 20 million, Sri Lanka has only 694,000 Income Tax payers

Sri Lanka has a population of over 20 million with about 13 million in the employable age-group. However, less than a million of its residents pay income tax. According to Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, there are tax files on only 694,000 in ...
 Lanka Newspapers.com1 month ago
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