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  • No Boracay in Sri Lanka please
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  • Speaker rebuts President
  • Sri Lanka resumes death penalty for drug convicts —President
  • Sri Lanka president to arrive in Philippines next week for state visit
  • Sri Lanka President arrives in PH for 5-day state visit
  • Speaker rebuts President
  • PM praises STF chief on drugs raids and crime control
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  • Sri Lanka rupee ends firmer; port strike dents importer dollar demand
  • PM rejects setting up a foreign naval base in Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka needs to find the middle ground
  • Sri Lanka's growth seen staying below potential in near term: UN
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  • Sri Lankan CEOs report 2018 business well below expectations
  • Sri Lanka to grow 3.5%-4%: CCC
  • Opinion: The Sri Lankan Rupee has bottomed
  • BOI signs agreement with British company to manufacture ...
  • Sri Lanka's infrastructure growth ideal for REITs”: MTI
  • Sri Lanka Outlook 2019: Challenges and opportunities
  • RE Industry Stalwarts Mark Their Presence at UBM India's 2nd ...
  • Opinion: The Sri Lankan Rupee has bottomed
  • Revitalising the Maldives-Sri Lanka relationship
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  • Sri Lanka's infrastructure growth ideal for REITs”: MTI
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  • Taming the road monsters
  • Climate change as policy
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  • Sri Lanka needs to find the middle ground
  • Revitalising the Maldives-Sri Lanka relationship
  • IRRI to help Sri Lanka boost rice sector
  • UKEF supports Cleveland Bridge contract to develop essential ...
  • Sri Lanka needs to find the middle ground
  • Sri Lanka's Teejay Lanka December quarter net profit up 12-pct
  • Sri Lanka's quest for a rules-based Indian Ocean
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  • EIU forecasts SL's growth to be below 5%
  • BOI signs agreement with British company to manufacture ...
  • Sri Lanka Budget 2019: Targets public revenue to increase 17-pct ...
  • Sri Lanka budget gap contained by June 2018, despite weak revenues
  • Sri Lanka Budget for 2019 aims to increase government revenues to ...
  • Mihin owes Rs.745 mn to SriLankan, PCoI told
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  • Sri Lanka's debt- ridden independence
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  • Foreigners and independence
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  • Sri Lanka to grow 3.5%-4%: CCC
  • Sri Lanka's debt- ridden independence

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  • Sri Lanka resumes death penalty for drug convicts —President
  • Sri Lanka President arrives in PH for 5-day state visit
  • Speaker rebuts President

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  • Sri Lanka: Parliament speaker terms President's statement misleading
  • Tensions flare in Parliament over Speaker's statement
  • Speaker rebuts President

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  • PM praises STF chief on drugs raids and crime control
  • PM rejects setting up a foreign naval base in Sri Lanka
  • Madush will face legal action in Dubai: PM

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  • Two to tango for Kishu Gomes
  • Sri Lanka submits several proposals to UN Environment Assembly
  • PM Hasina urges military to ensure democratic stability

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  • Sri Lanka tourism campaign to go ahead with new promotions head
  • Sri Lanka's political problems imperil a fragile economy

    Minister of Agriculture


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  • Duterte, Sri Lanka President Sirisena boost defense, agri ties during ...

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  • Sri Lanka celebrates 71st Independence Day
  • The Crisis in Sri Lanka

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  • Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka meets Russian deputy Minister of Defense

    Minister of Education


  • Anger vs. love: No one hits with love to discipline a child
  • Duterte, Sri Lanka President Sirisena boost defense, agri ties during ...
  • Revitalising the Maldives-Sri Lanka relationship

    Minister of Energy


  • Sri Lanka seeks Canadian and French assistance to face energy crisis
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  • Sri Lanka Air Force, Ministry of Power & Energy to launch first ever ...

    Minister of Finance


  • Socio-economic standards of Sri Lanka's Estate Sector needs to be ...
  • Sri Lanka faces delay in receiving US $ 300 Mn loan from China ...
  • Ministerial committee will be appointed to probe alleged frauds and ...

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Speaker dismisses criticism levelled by President on CC
  • FM calls on Lankan diplomats to boost country's image
  • Sagala lauds Police service over arrest of 'Makandure Madush'

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Appropriation bill presented in parliament
  • Consensus of all parties need to expedite conduct of provincial ...
  • Appropriation Bill for 2019 presented

    Minister of Justice


  • Court of Appeal: Tussle to continue
  • Justice Minister commends Germany's support for Sri Lanka's ...
  • Sri Lanka resumes death penalty for drug convicts —President

    Minister of Health


  • Ministry of Health to introduce E- Health cards
  • Lung transplants in Sri Lanka soon
  • Rajitha says allegations on milk powder baseless

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Socio-economic standards of Sri Lanka's Estate Sector needs to be ...
  • China runs into Belt and Road barriers in South Asia
  • Bank of China offers $300m loan to Sri Lanka

    Minister of Sports


  • Chandimal Left Out of SA Tour; Karunaratne Appointed Sri Lanka ...
  • Sports Minister to meet SL players in Canberra
  • Hathurusingha on the firing line

    Director of State Security Service


  • Giving meaning to Independence
  • National Security Think Tank explainer on ballistic missile proliferation
  • Is national existence of Sri Lanka threatened?

    Chairman National Bank


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  • Harry J's shareholding in JKH approaching 10%, stake valued at ...
  • COPE lists SOE losses

    Permanent Representative to the UN


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  • On Sri Lanka Naming Shavendra Silva Army Chief of Staff Still ...
  • On Sri Lanka Brigadier Priyanka Fernando Threatening Tamils in ...

    Presidents Chief of Staff


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  • Former Clinton donor a focus in federal probe of Trump's inaugural ...
  • Vice President of the Seychelles visits Sri Lanka from 30 January to ...

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Sri Lanka Speaker thrashes Sirisena's criticism of CC, HRC
  • Three Supreme Court judges and one Appeal Court judge sworn in
  • Sri Lankan president starts SOE corruption probe

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  • Parliamentary debate on formation of national unity govt in Sri Lanka ...
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa officially assumes duties at Opposition Leader's ...

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Loan from Bank of China to Sri Lanka faces delays
  • Sri Lanka GDP growth up 4.1-pct, Global slows to 2.9-pct : World Bank
  • Revitalising the Maldives-Sri Lanka relationship
  • Climate change as policy
  • Sri Lanka Outlook 2019: Challenges and opportunities
  • Sri Lanka to grow 3.5%-4%: CCC
  • Sri Lanka faces delay in receiving US $ 300 Mn loan from China ...
  • Opinion: The Sri Lankan Rupee has bottomed
  • Loan from Bank of China to Sri Lanka faces delays
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    Investment

  • BOI signs agreement with British company to manufacture ...
  • Sri Lanka's infrastructure growth ideal for REITs”: MTI
  • Sri Lanka Outlook 2019: Challenges and opportunities
  • RE Industry Stalwarts Mark Their Presence at UBM India's 2nd ...
  • Opinion: The Sri Lankan Rupee has bottomed
  • Revitalising the Maldives-Sri Lanka relationship
  • Sri Lanka to grow 3.5%-4%: CCC
  • BOI signs agreement with British company to manufacture ...
  • Sri Lanka's infrastructure growth ideal for REITs”: MTI
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    Demographics

  • Sri Lanka sees unexpected population growth amid upturn in fertility ...
  • Taming the road monsters
  • Climate change as policy
  • Understanding Sri Lanka through education and agriculture
  • Sri Lanka needs to find the middle ground
  • Revitalising the Maldives-Sri Lanka relationship
  • IRRI to help Sri Lanka boost rice sector
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    Export/Import

  • UKEF supports Cleveland Bridge contract to develop essential ...
  • Sri Lanka needs to find the middle ground
  • Sri Lanka's Teejay Lanka December quarter net profit up 12-pct
  • Sri Lanka's quest for a rules-based Indian Ocean
  • Sri Lanka apparel exports cross US$5bn with record US holiday ...
  • EIU forecasts SL's growth to be below 5%
  • BOI signs agreement with British company to manufacture ...
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    Public Spending

  • Sri Lanka Budget 2019: Targets public revenue to increase 17-pct ...
  • Sri Lanka budget gap contained by June 2018, despite weak revenues
  • Sri Lanka Budget for 2019 aims to increase government revenues to ...
  • Mihin owes Rs.745 mn to SriLankan, PCoI told
  • Sri Lanka Budget 2018: revenue proposals at a glance
  • Sri Lanka budget targets could be met despite tax cuts: Finance ...
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    Public Debt

  • Sri Lanka's debt- ridden independence
  • Loan from Bank of China to Sri Lanka faces delays
  • Giving meaning to Independence
  • Appropriation Bill 2019 presented
  • Managing Sri Lanka-China economic relations: BRI, debt and ...
  • Foreigners and independence
  • Sri Lanka @ 71 adrift in a chaotic world
  • Sri Lanka to grow 3.5%-4%: CCC
  • Sri Lanka's debt- ridden independence
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    Recent Econ Stats

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    2017-05-15LKManufacturing PMI APR66.5 67.21
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    2017-05-15LKPPI YoY MAR13.5% 0.1741
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    2017-05-15LKServices PMI APR60.8 621
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    2017-05-12LKIndustrial Production YoY MAR3.6% 0.04140
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    2017-05-12LKBalance of Trade MAR$-773M 0
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    2017-05-04LKTourist Arrivals YoY APR0.175-2.5% 0.03900