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  • Sri Lanka ex-president blames government for inflation crisis
  • Sri Lankan president arrives in New York for UN General Assembly
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  • Mahathir Mohamad explains how to choose FDIs
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  • Economy to grow 3.7% this year: HSBC
  • Fast-tracking Sri Lanka's growth
  • The knowhow path to Sri Lankan development
  • Sri Lanka trade policy catalyst for growth: economist
  • Qatar-Sri Lanka economic ties enter defining moment
  • YAHAPALANA AND INDUSTRIALISATION Part 3
  • Corruption and the economy
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  • Sri Lanka sees surge in real estate investment
  • Sri Lanka trade policy catalyst for growth: economist
  • German firms in Sri Lanka committed for further investments: survey
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  • Sri Lanka sees more FDI firms exiting than entering: study
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation official visits Sri Lanka to ...
  • City sees big increase in Sri Lankan residents
  • The population growth dilemma
  • Sri Lanka trade policy catalyst for growth: economist
  • Singer (Sri Lanka) debentures get A-(lka) rating: Fitch
  • Sri Lanka's regulations, multiple state agencies blocking progress
  • Building Sri Lanka's Resilience To Climate Change
  • The knowhow path to Sri Lankan development
  • Sri Lankan exporters can get govt funds for market studies
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  • SL gearing towards an export-oriented economy: Malik
  • Sri Lanka: Exports Up To US$1.02 Billion In June
  • The knowhow path to Sri Lankan development
  • MAS Holdings awarded for "export excellence"
  • Sri Lanka budget gap contained by June 2018, despite weak revenues
  • Central Bank hopeful of inflation targeting by first quarter, next year
  • CB hopeful of inflation targeting by first quarter, next year
  • Sri Lanka Budget 2018: revenue proposals at a glance
  • Sri Lanka approves 2018 budget, aims for more investment
  • Sri Lanka to exempt from tax interest income of foreign lenders
  • Sri Lanka budget in primary surplus up to April 2018, current ...
  • Correction: Sri Lanka debt
  • Response to claims that Sri Lanka was in a 'debt trap' in 2014 due to ...
  • The specter of Sri Lanka's Chinese debt is hovering over a gathering ...
  • Sri Lanka sinks deeper into China's grasp as debt woes spiral
  • Claim that Sri Lanka was in a 'Debt Trap' in 2014 due to 'Chinese ...
  • Sri Lanka's rupee and debt burden now at critical stage
  • Rising cost of foreign borrowing places Sri Lanka at odds: Moody's
  • SL not in Chinese debt trap: PM

    Sri Lanka Leaders


    President


  • Sri Lanka ex-president blames government for inflation crisis
  • Rs. 9000 million to provide dry ration to drought affected people ...
  • Maldives' president concedes loss to opposition candidate

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Speaker promises new era of Sri Lanka-Tamil Nadu ties
  • Two Sri Lanka's Opposition MPs suspended from Parliament
  • PM Narendra Modi for greater people-to-people ties between India ...

    Prime Minister


  • Sri Lanka's prime minister says his country isn't nearly as vulnerable ...
  • Solution to devaluation crisis, within a month: PM
  • Mahathir Mohamad explains how to choose FDIs

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Changes on the horizon for foreign and judicial services
  • Sri Lanka Prime Minister to leave for Viet Nam tomorrow to attend ...
  • Ghost of Eelam War haunts TN

    Minister of Economy


  • Sri Lanka's prime minister says his country isn't nearly as vulnerable ...
  • Solution to devaluation crisis, within a month: PM
  • Sri Lanka's economic indicators positive despite rupee depreciation ...

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Rs. 9000 million to provide dry ration to drought affected people ...
  • Sri Lanka govt assures swift solution to worker shortages
  • Sri Lanka gets closer to ASEAN, Vietnam

    Minister of Culture


  • 'Entitlement culture, stumbling block to entrepreneurial culture'
  • Enterprise Sri Lanka to challenge entitlement culture - Eran
  • Enterprise Sri Lanka cheap credit only for start ups: Finance Minister

    Minister of Defense


  • Japan's Indo-Pacific Defense Outreach Continues in Sri Lanka and ...
  • Sri Lanka's prime minister says his country isn't nearly as vulnerable ...
  • US, Japan eye Sri Lanka's Trincomalee port to offset Chinese ...

    Minister of Education


  • Samanta gets education award in Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka hails decision
  • Estate workers in Thalawakale demand higher wages

    Minister of Energy


  • Sri Lanka stops import of Iranian oil ahead of sanctions
  • Electricity Mafia strikes again : Cabinet approves sport purchasing
  • Forbes Marshall wins Golden Flame Award for energy efficiency ...

    Minister of Finance


  • Sri Lanka reduces VAT on imported fabric to 5%
  • Sri Lanka's economic indicators positive despite rupee depreciation ...
  • Sri Lanka cuts value added tax on fabric imports to 5-pct

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Sri Lankan foreign minister coming for one-day working visit tomorrow
  • Changes on the horizon for foreign and judicial services
  • Sri Lanka looking forward to work closely with Solih

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Sri Lanka international airport to get automated immigration e-gates
  • Ian Paisley Jr to learn his House of Commons fate tomorrow
  • BIA to get e-gates at a cost of Rs.260mn

    Minister of Justice


  • Justice Ministry to tighten rules for Japanese language schools to ...
  • Changes on the horizon for foreign and judicial services
  • Alleged Islamic State affiliate has uncle in Sri Lankan government

    Minister of Health


  • Sri Lanka Health Minister to leave for New York and Geneva to ...
  • Introduction of trade adjustment package soon, says Minister ...
  • World Bank commits $200m for Sri Lanka's public health services

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • China-backed strongman falls in Maldives amid Sri Lanka-style debt ...
  • Thailand sees shortcut to Belt and Road with Sri Lanka trade deal
  • Indonesia to assist Sri Lanka in infrastructure development

    Minister of Sports


  • Sports Minister to call for report on Asia Cup debacle
  • Minister gives thumbs up to foreign rugby players at club season
  • Alleged Islamic State affiliate has uncle in Sri Lankan government

    Director of State Security Service


  • Whither Sri Lanka's National Security?
  • War Crimes in Sri Lanka: Stain or slander?
  • Instead of threatening Pakistan...: Indian army chief needs to put ...

    Chairman National Bank


  • Blockchain to gain limelight this week
  • Top retired IAS, IFS officers join cushy corporate boards, some in ...
  • JKH's Gihan Cooray to Chair Nations Trust Bank

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Sri Lankan President arrives in New York to attend UN General ...
  • Sri Lanka Takes Over Presidency of a Landmark Convention Calling ...
  • UN Permanent Representative Hanna Singer meets the President

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Hemasiri Fernando new President's Chief of Staff?
  • Hemasiri Fernando appointed President's Chief of Staff
  • Former Presidential Chief of Staff further remanded

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Kavanaugh confirmation fight rallies Democrats to resistance
  • For India, Sri Lanka is important part of its 'Neighbourhood First ...
  • The rise, fall and rise of Macquarie bank's first family

    Opposition


  • Maldives' president concedes loss to opposition candidate
  • Sri Lankan opposition uses weak economy as political weapon
  • Sri Lankan opposition protesters demand government step down

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Sri Lanka's GDP grows 3.7-pct in 2nd quarter 2018
  • China Could Spoil Sri Lanka's Chance To Become A Breakout ...
  • Japan Is Trying To Catch Up With China In Sri Lanka
  • Climate change to erode Sri Lanka living standards, slow growth ...
  • Sri Lanka's rupee and debt burden now at critical stage
  • Sri Lanka's GDP grows 3.7-pct in 2nd quarter 2018
  • China Could Spoil Sri Lanka's Chance To Become A Breakout ...
  • Japan Is Trying To Catch Up With China In Sri Lanka
  • Climate change to erode Sri Lanka living standards, slow growth ...
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    Investment

  • China-backed strongman falls in Maldives amid Sri Lanka-style debt ...
  • Sri Lanka sees surge in real estate investment
  • Sri Lanka trade policy catalyst for growth: economist
  • German firms in Sri Lanka committed for further investments: survey
  • Minister Malik Samarawickrama leads high powered delegation to ...
  • Sri Lanka sees more FDI firms exiting than entering: study
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation official visits Sri Lanka to ...
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    Demographics

  • City sees big increase in Sri Lankan residents
  • The population growth dilemma
  • Sri Lanka trade policy catalyst for growth: economist
  • Singer (Sri Lanka) debentures get A-(lka) rating: Fitch
  • Sri Lanka's regulations, multiple state agencies blocking progress
  • Building Sri Lanka's Resilience To Climate Change
  • The knowhow path to Sri Lankan development
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    Export/Import

  • Sri Lankan exporters can get govt funds for market studies
  • YAHAPALANA AND INDUSTRIALISATION Part 3
  • Sri Lanka trade policy catalyst for growth: economist
  • China-backed strongman falls in Maldives amid Sri Lanka-style debt ...
  • SL gearing towards an export-oriented economy: Malik
  • Sri Lanka: Exports Up To US$1.02 Billion In June
  • The knowhow path to Sri Lankan development
  • MAS Holdings awarded for "export excellence"
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    Public Spending

  • Sri Lanka budget gap contained by June 2018, despite weak revenues
  • Central Bank hopeful of inflation targeting by first quarter, next year
  • CB hopeful of inflation targeting by first quarter, next year
  • Sri Lanka Budget 2018: revenue proposals at a glance
  • Sri Lanka approves 2018 budget, aims for more investment
  • Sri Lanka to exempt from tax interest income of foreign lenders
  • Sri Lanka budget in primary surplus up to April 2018, current ...
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    Public Debt

  • Correction: Sri Lanka debt
  • Response to claims that Sri Lanka was in a 'debt trap' in 2014 due to ...
  • The specter of Sri Lanka's Chinese debt is hovering over a gathering ...
  • Sri Lanka sinks deeper into China's grasp as debt woes spiral
  • Claim that Sri Lanka was in a 'Debt Trap' in 2014 due to 'Chinese ...
  • Sri Lanka's rupee and debt burden now at critical stage
  • Rising cost of foreign borrowing places Sri Lanka at odds: Moody's
  • SL not in Chinese debt trap: PM
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