The Sunday Leader

DWC Playing Wild Games?

By Nirmala Kannangara Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) has come under severe criticism for not taking action against Ajith Gallage who is a strong supporter of the previous regime, for violating Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance (FFPO). According to reliable Wildlife Department sources, Gallage is accused of keeping wild animals in his possession at the [...]

Japan Green Light For Trade Agreement

Japan has given the green light for the first ever prospective trade agreement coveted by Sri Lanka on February13 and Sri Lanka’s bilateral trade with the world’s third largest economy is now closing in on the $900 million mark! “We’d like to particularly stress the Memorandum of Cooperation on the Vitalization of Intergovernmental Economic Policy [...]

Investor Delegation From China

Business Networking Session on March 6 A 28-member high powered business delegation from China, organised by the Beijing Lansing Century Exhibition Company in association with state-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Tianjin Municipal People’s Government (TJ-SASAC), Tianjin Commission of Commerce (TCC) and Foreign Affairs Office of Tianjin Municipal People’s Government, will be visiting Sri [...]

Review On Dual Citizenship

By Indika Sri Aravinda The Government has decided to review dual citizenships granted to over 2000 people and most of it will be cancelled. The Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs John Amaraunga said that a special committee will be appointed to review dual citizenships granted by the Defence Ministry during the [...]

Vehicles Damaged At H’tota Port

By Indika Sri Aravinda A number of brand new vehicles imported to Sri Lanka have been damaged at the Hambantota port while being offloaded from ships. The General Manager of the harbour said that eight vehicles have been damaged in accidents when being offloaded. The accidents had occurred mainly due to irresponsible driving at speeds [...]

Agri-Business Team To Visit Israel

The Israel Business Development office of Sri Lanka is planning to lead a Sri Lankan Agri business delegation to Israel during the month of April to explore two way trade and investment opportunities. The mission is organized to coincide with the Agritech 2015 (international agriculture exhibition and conference) which is to be held in Tel-Aviv [...]

NCC Seminar On EPF & ETF In Sinhala On February 26

The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka will hold a half day Seminar on ‘EPF & ETF’ in Sinhala medium on February 26, 2015 from 1.30pm to 5pm at the National Chamber Auditorium at 450, D. R. Wijewardene Mw, Colombo 10. The seminar will cover guidance on the type of employees covered, salaries, allowances [...]

“No Change In Sri Lanka After Polls” — V. Rudrakumar

The recent decision taken by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to defer a report based on investigations conducted on the war in Sri Lanka has drawn opposition from the Tamil Diaspora.  The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is of the opinion that some countries erroneously believe that the recent election in Sri Lanka [...]

Udaya To Register Pivituru Hela Urumaya

Western Provincial Council MP Udaya Gammanpila says that he will seek approval of the Election Commissioner at the end of this month to register his Pivituru Hela Urumaya party. However new political parties will not be registered on February 28 since there is an election at the Maritimepattu Pradeshiya Sabha. Gammanpila further said since he [...]

December Surge Pushes 2014 Exports To $11Billion

Sri Lanka’s exports continued on its growth trend in 2014 – supported also by a sudden monthly surge in December. “We have a total $11 billion of 2014 annual provisional merchandise exports, which is a year-on-year increase of 7 per cent,” said Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka. Minister Bathiudeen was [...]

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