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Left to Rot Away

The Colombo Commercial Company sits in an area of four acres situated in Slave Island. The company was founded in Ceylon in 1876 by John Burn, a British Engineer. The 133-year old building is today a mere shell of its former self. It lies neglected and unoccupied while ministries pay multi million rupee rentals to [...]

No miracle

Minister of Tourism Nandana Gunatilleke is to re-establish the Sri Lanka Tourist Board and repeal the Tourism Act of 2005 enacted during the tenure of former Minister Milinda Moragoda. Minister Gunatilleke talking to The Sunday Leader said that he would not be swayed from the programmes he has for his Ministry. Refuting allegations levelled against [...]

Is this the end of SriLankan Airlines?

SriLankan Airlines’ 2009 Annual Report contains a query from the company’s auditors regarding the viability of the airline. In the face of what is effectively a Rs. 10 billion loss Ernst & Young have expressed “doubts that the company (SriLankan Airlines) will be able to continue as a going concern.” Figures in the 2009 Annual [...]

Massive misuse of state resources irks UNP, JVP

As the Southern Provincial Council poll gets closer to D-day on October 10, the opposition spoke as one on a significant matter: the misuse of state resources by the government. A leading member of the UNP stated that it was a vulgar display of misuse of power. They were he said, taking it up in [...]

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