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  • Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena ​expands his Cabinet ...
  • Sri Lanka President expands govt despite coalition woes
  • Sri Lanka president shuts TV network linked to prime minister
  • President did not request British HC to deport or arrest editor of ...
  • US won't allow Gota become President: Keshap to MR
  • Army Chief General Bipin Rawat calls on Sri Lankan President ...
  • President should re-think Masthan's appointment: Vadivel
  • Sri Lanka president shuts TV network linked to prime minister
  • Japan's ex-prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama arrives in Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lankan Prime Minister's United National Party wins secret ballot ...
  • SLFP 16 wants Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister
  • Leader of North Korea meets the Prime Minister of Singapore
  • Sri Lanka and Finland economic ties get big boost
  • A Tamil from Jaffna finds berth in Sri-Lankan government
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the ninth anniversary of the end ...
  • Korean support to build Sri Lanka's science, innovation policy ...
  • Sri Lanka turnaround focus of 'Economic Summit 2018'
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation top official holds talks in Sri Lanka
  • How to boost female employment in South Asia
  • Mega Chinese Cultural Exhibition enters Sri Lanka
  • DFCC Bank 'SahayaHamuwa' continues to uplift and nurture Sri ...
  • Danger of knowing a little
  • Sri Lanka External Debt to increase by US $ 3.8 Bn by 2019 ...
  • Sixways Sri Lanka can attract more foreign investment
  • Growing Opportunities In Sri Lanka
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation top official holds talks in Sri Lanka
  • More opportunities for Qatar, Sri Lanka in investments, says Doha ...
  • Doha Bank to bring more Qatari investments to Sri Lanka
  • Challenge Corporation Official Visits to Continue Progress on ...
  • Sixways Sri Lanka can attract more foreign investment
  • Growing Opportunities In Sri Lanka
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation top official holds talks in Sri Lanka
  • Growing Opportunities In Sri Lanka
  • What it takes to be in the Top 10 Start-up countries in Asia-Pacific
  • Sri Lanka External Debt to increase by US $ 3.8 Bn by 2019 ...
  • Healthy oceans and sustainable fishing
  • Project Population: Addressing Asia's Ageing Societies
  • Listed Sri Lanka hospitals have strong growth prospects: Fitch
  • Sri Lanka can grow, create jobs, by moving people: Hausmann
  • Growing Opportunities In Sri Lanka
  • What it takes to be in the Top 10 Start-up countries in Asia-Pacific
  • Sixways Sri Lanka can attract more foreign investment
  • Sri Lanka exports up 6.3-pct to USD1.1Bn
  • World Bank suggests Sri Lanka six ways to improve FDI
  • 'Curbs on flights will impact IT growth'
  • Sri Lanka trade deficit expansion slows in March 2018 amid growth ...
  • Pradeep Edward and SLIM ready to empower marketing in Sri Lanka
  • More opportunities for Qatar, Sri Lanka in investments, says Doha ...
  • Sri Lanka Budget 2018: revenue proposals at a glance
  • Fitch: Sri Lanka Budget Keeps to IMF Plan But Fiscals Still Weak
  • Sri Lanka approves 2018 budget, aims for more investment
  • Sri Lanka Budget Keeps to IMF Plan But Fiscals Still Weak: Fitch
  • Sri Lanka budget 2017: tax and revenue proposals
  • Disclosure better on Sri Lanka budget proposals, execution still poor
  • Budget deficit in 1Q widens 10%; revenue up 26%
  • Sri Lanka Budget 2018: revenue proposals at a glance
  • Fitch: Sri Lanka Budget Keeps to IMF Plan But Fiscals Still Weak
  • Myanmar mindful of Sri Lanka's debt crisis when mulling Kyaukphyu ...
  • 'Good News' Sri Lanka's debt is rising
  • China's Buddhist diplomacy in Sri Lanka: the motorway to ...
  • Sri Lanka finance minister warns on worsening debt crisis
  • World Bank forecasts recovery in GDP growth
  • Sri Lanka's debt crisis will worsen next year, Finance Minister warns
  • SL–China relations: The Great Silk Road needs to pick up speed
  • Myanmar mindful of Sri Lanka's debt crisis when mulling Kyaukphyu ...
  • 'Good News' Sri Lanka's debt is rising

    Sri Lanka Leaders


    President


  • Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena ​expands his Cabinet ...
  • US won't allow Gota become President: Keshap to MR
  • Sri Lanka President expands govt despite coalition woes

    Speaker of Parliament


  • New Deputy Speaker of Parliament assumes duties
  • Voting for Deputy Speaker of parliament today
  • UNP MP Ananda Kumarasiri appointed as Deputy Speaker of Sri ...

    Prime Minister


  • Japan's ex-prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama arrives in Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka president shuts TV network linked to prime minister
  • SLFP 16 wants Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Sri Lanka and Finland economic ties get big boost
  • A Tamil from Jaffna finds berth in Sri-Lankan government
  • Sri Lankan Prime Minister's United National Party wins secret ballot ...

    Minister of Economy


  • Iran, Sri Lanka meet in August for trade talks
  • Sri Lanka to develop 200 acres into lakeshore commercial hub
  • Rescom Mineral Trading wins Sri Lanka ilmenite deal

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Sri Lanka President expands govt despite coalition woes
  • Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena ​expands his Cabinet ...
  • Sri Lankan President appoints 7 new non-cabinet ministers

    Minister of Culture


  • Sri Lanka and Finland economic ties get big boost
  • Great Big Story Takes a Walk-through Sri Lanka's Spectacular ...
  • Existence or Extinction Choice can't be clearer

    Minister of Defense


  • Sri Lanka and Rwanda sign MoU on Defense
  • Presidency -- Easier for UNP if Gota contests: Harin
  • Vanuatu Denies Chinese Wharf Poses Threat to Australia

    Minister of Education


  • Finland to support Sri Lanka's education sector
  • Chinese assistance obtained to develop 13 hospitals in Sri Lanka
  • SL-Finland sign MoUs

    Minister of Energy


  • Sri Lanka regulator approves CEB's electricity generation plan ...
  • Sri Lanka and Finland economic ties get big boost
  • Qatar eyes JVs on aviation, energy and food security

    Minister of Finance


  • 'Enterprise Sri Lanka' to groom 100000 entrepreneurs by 2020
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation top official holds talks in Sri Lanka
  • New secretariat to implement 'Enterprise Sri Lanka' Interest Subsidy ...

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry, IOM repatriate 12 Sri Lankans migrant ...
  • Cabinet endorses reparation bill
  • Korea and Sri Lanka to work closely together on human rights

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Sri Lankan President appoints 7 new non-cabinet ministers
  • New Deputy Ministers and State Ministers sworn in
  • Sri Lanka President expands govt despite coalition woes

    Minister of Justice


  • Cabinet endorses reparation bill
  • No Progress without Justice for the Urban Poor in Postwar Sri Lanka
  • Interpol red notice is not sufficient to bring Mahendran back to Sri ...

    Minister of Health


  • Chinese assistance obtained to develop 13 hospitals in Sri Lanka
  • Chinese assistance to develop 13 hospitals in Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka Health Ministry considers increasing percentage of male ...

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Sri Lanka and Finland economic ties get big boost
  • Sri Lanka President expands govt despite coalition woes
  • Seven new state and deputy ministers sworn in

    Minister of Sports


  • Sri Lanka's Sports Ministry takes over Sri Lanka Cricket
  • BREAKING NEWS : Powers of Sri Lanka Cricket vested in Sports ...
  • Sri Lanka to enact tougher laws, create special police to deal with ...

    Director of State Security Service


  • Espionage: The secret battlefield
  • Files on Tamil Tigers and MI5 in Sri Lanka erased at Foreign Office
  • Appointee Watch: A Wave of State, Defense Nominations

    Chairman National Bank


  • Epic deploys Sri Lanka's only fully- fledged E-Card Management ...
  • HNB facilitates Syndicated Term Loan of Rs 9.0 Bn for Sri Lanka's ...
  • Last tranche for Hambantota Port withheld by Chinese firm

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Sri Lanka aims to be mine free by 2020: gov't
  • Sri Lanka's UN mission hosts Iftar in New York
  • Diplomacy and Foreign Judges

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Indian Army Chief of Staff calls on President Sirisena
  • Colombo Supercross 2018 to be flagged off in Welisara on 24 June
  • President-Premier in a seeming truce

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Presidential Commission probe on SriLankan Airlines begins
  • Sri Lanka SC judge recuses herself form Avant Garde Chairman's ...
  • First Director board for Mihin appointed without approval

    Opposition


  • A Government that itself is the Opposition
  • Udapalatha PS chairman hospitalized following tense situation
  • The Weekend Fix: Religious fault lines in Sri Lanka are widening ...

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Growing Opportunities In Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka External Debt to increase by US $ 3.8 Bn by 2019 ...
  • World Bank forecasts recovery in GDP growth
  • Sri Lanka's high debt burden to limit uplift from tax reforms: Moody's
  • Sri Lanka state finances stronger, investments up, prices stable ...
  • Sri Lankan dairy industry players urge strong collaboration among ...
  • WB lowers Pak GDP growth projection to 5 percent
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    Investment

  • Sixways Sri Lanka can attract more foreign investment
  • Growing Opportunities In Sri Lanka
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation top official holds talks in Sri Lanka
  • More opportunities for Qatar, Sri Lanka in investments, says Doha ...
  • Doha Bank to bring more Qatari investments to Sri Lanka
  • Challenge Corporation Official Visits to Continue Progress on ...
  • Sixways Sri Lanka can attract more foreign investment
  • Growing Opportunities In Sri Lanka
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation top official holds talks in Sri Lanka
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    Demographics

  • Growing Opportunities In Sri Lanka
  • What it takes to be in the Top 10 Start-up countries in Asia-Pacific
  • Sri Lanka External Debt to increase by US $ 3.8 Bn by 2019 ...
  • Healthy oceans and sustainable fishing
  • Project Population: Addressing Asia's Ageing Societies
  • Listed Sri Lanka hospitals have strong growth prospects: Fitch
  • Sri Lanka can grow, create jobs, by moving people: Hausmann
  • Growing Opportunities In Sri Lanka
  • What it takes to be in the Top 10 Start-up countries in Asia-Pacific
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    Export/Import

  • Sixways Sri Lanka can attract more foreign investment
  • Sri Lanka exports up 6.3-pct to USD1.1Bn
  • World Bank suggests Sri Lanka six ways to improve FDI
  • 'Curbs on flights will impact IT growth'
  • Sri Lanka trade deficit expansion slows in March 2018 amid growth ...
  • Pradeep Edward and SLIM ready to empower marketing in Sri Lanka
  • More opportunities for Qatar, Sri Lanka in investments, says Doha ...
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    Public Spending

  • Sri Lanka Budget 2018: revenue proposals at a glance
  • Fitch: Sri Lanka Budget Keeps to IMF Plan But Fiscals Still Weak
  • Sri Lanka approves 2018 budget, aims for more investment
  • Sri Lanka Budget Keeps to IMF Plan But Fiscals Still Weak: Fitch
  • Sri Lanka budget 2017: tax and revenue proposals
  • Disclosure better on Sri Lanka budget proposals, execution still poor
  • Budget deficit in 1Q widens 10%; revenue up 26%
  • Sri Lanka Budget 2018: revenue proposals at a glance
  • Fitch: Sri Lanka Budget Keeps to IMF Plan But Fiscals Still Weak
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    Public Debt

  • Myanmar mindful of Sri Lanka's debt crisis when mulling Kyaukphyu ...
  • 'Good News' Sri Lanka's debt is rising
  • China's Buddhist diplomacy in Sri Lanka: the motorway to ...
  • Sri Lanka finance minister warns on worsening debt crisis
  • World Bank forecasts recovery in GDP growth
  • Sri Lanka's debt crisis will worsen next year, Finance Minister warns
  • SL–China relations: The Great Silk Road needs to pick up speed
  • Myanmar mindful of Sri Lanka's debt crisis when mulling Kyaukphyu ...
  • 'Good News' Sri Lanka's debt is rising
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