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Losses at Govt. bodies sore to Rs. 50 bn

Losses at Govt. bodies sore to Rs. 50 bn

The losses incurred by go...

MR tears into Govt

MR tears into Govt

This country has had its ...

SC directs AG to formulate rule

SC directs AG to formulate rule

The Supreme Court yesterd...

Lanka eyeing maid/caregiver jobs in S’pore

Lanka eyeing maid/caregiver jobs in S’pore

Demand for caregivers wil...

SL grows by 3.2% in 1Q

SL grows by 3.2% in 1Q

Sri Lanka grew by 3.2% ye...

Tourism told to plug talent shortage

Tourism told to plug talent shortage

As professional bodies ca...

Stocks extend losses, hit 14-month low

Stocks extend losses, hit 14-month low

Reuters: Sri Lankan share...

AG’s Dept. probes diplomatic mission costs

AG’s Dept. probes diplomatic mission costs

The Auditor General’s (AG...

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THE SEA AND BEACH OUR INSPIRATION AND JOY

I have always loved the sea. I retired recently and returned to Dehiwela, my hometown, to live by the beach after having lived in Australia for over 35 years and am greatly distressed, as many are, by the level of pollution taking place on the beach and sea these days. Interestingly, it is the people returning to Sri Lanka after many years, that seem to be most concerned.

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‘CATCH ME IF YOU CAN’ : CORRUPTION WAVE HITS PARLIAMENTARIANS

For once, our politicians are on the back foot: they are running scared of the ‘list’. No one is certain whether such a thing in fact exists, but everyone appears to be scurrying for cover. This is the ‘list’ of Parliamentarians who are alleged to have received funds from companies related to Perpetual Treasuries Ltd., the company at the centre of investigations into the Central Bank bond scandal.

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CLEANING UP ELECTIONS IN SRI LANKA

Anti-corruption activists and polls observers step up calls for the enactment of campaign finance law in the wake of new allegations that Kurunegala District MP Dayasiri Jayasekera took a Rs 1 million donation from the alleged criminal at the centre of the Treasury Bond Scam. A Framework for Campaign Finance Law formulated by the Elections Commission is currently with the Legal Draftsman, but polls observers privately express reservations about the draft, saying it does not go far enough to regulate how political campaigns are funded

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