Items filtered by date: Wednesday, 05 September 2018
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MR pledges comeback

Nearly 3,000 loyalists of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday occupied the Lake House Roundabout in Fort and held a ‘sathyagraha’ after the ‘Janabalaya Colombata’ protest march organised by the Joint Opposition (JO) was wrapped up.

Published in Sri Lanka
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I AM FOR DEATH PENALTY - PRESIDENT

Death Penalty should be included as a punishment for offenses relating to abuse of public assets and state funds, President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday.

Published in Sri Lanka
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UNP’s 72nd ANNIVERSARY TODAY

The 72nd anniversary of the UNP will be celebrated at the UNP headquarters, Sirikotha at 9.30 am today.

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JVP presents 20th A to P’ment

Opposition lawmaker JVP MP Vijitha Herath yesterday moved a private Members’ Bill to amend the Constitution to abolish the Executive Presidency.

Published in Politics
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SC to hear Ranjan’s contempt case

The Supreme Court yesterday (5) decided to hear the Contempt of Court case against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake from 10 December, 2018.

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Sri Lanka in 74-61 win over Singapore

Sri Lanka registered their third consecutive victory and steamrolled their way through to the top in the cup championship with an impressive win over the host team Singapore by 74-61 in the Asian Netball Championship continued at OCBC arena in Singapore on Tuesday.

Published in Sports

Shakti Ranatunga, Director Group Human Resources of MAS Holdings, Dilly Zheng, General Manager Sales and Marketing of Best Pacific International Holdings Limited, SudarshanAhangama , Director Group Finance of MAS Holdings, Dhanushka Fernando, Chief Executive Officer of Trischel Fabric Private Limited, Sharad Amalean, Deputy Chairman of MAS Holdings, Kane Zhang - Chief Executive Officer of Best Pacific International Holdings Limited, Jonathan Jia , Chief Operating Officer of Trischel Fabric Private Limited, Shakti Ranatunga, Director Group Human Resources of MAS Holdings, Dilly Zheng, General Manager Sales and Marketing of Best Pacific International Holdings Limited, SudarshanAhangama , Director Group Finance of MAS Holdings, Dhanushka Fernando, Chief Execut MAS Holdings entered into a joint venture agreement with Best Pacific International Holdings Limited earlier this year, which was formalized on August 1, 2018 with the official signing ceremony.

Published in Business

The LMD-Nielsen Business Confidence Index (BCI) declined by six basis points to register 95 in August, according to the latest edition of leading business magazine LMD. This is its lowest level for the last 12 months. In addition, the index is below its 12 month and all-time averages of 110 and 129 respectively, the magazine notes.Nielsen’s Managing Director Sharang Pant notes in LMD that despite the growth in exports in in the first four months of 2018, and tourist arrivals and earnings in the first six months of the year, “businesses are yet to witness an uptick in demand – and consumer wallets remain under pressure from the impact of tax revisions and inflation that is rising again”.

Published in Business

Cabinet yesterday approved the Global Level Tourism Development Project, presented by Tourism Development and Christian Cultural Affairs John Amaratunga, the Government Information Department said.

Published in Business

Reuters: The rupee hit a record low for a 12th straight session on Wednesday, tracking weakness in emerging markets stocks and currencies, while rising demand for the greenback from importers also weighed.

Published in Business
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