• Fri, 04 Jan 2019 01:00
    STP&I signs for construction deals in Sri Lanka, Map Ta Phut
    STP&I Plc has signed two new contracts, worth Bt346 million, for the construction of Kelani Bridge project in Sri Lanka, and the MOCD2 project at the Map Ta Phut Olifins site in Rayong province, according to the company report to the Stock Exchange of Thailand yesterday.
    Corporate
  • Thu, 27 Dec 2018 01:00
    Heightened push for free-trade agreements
    THAILAND has set an ambitious goal to finish drafting four free-trade agreements (FTAs) in 2019, including the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) mega multilateral FTA and three bilateral FTAs with Turkey, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
    Economy
  • Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:32
    Hot : Sri Lanka reinstates ousted prime minister: official
    Colombo - Sri Lanka's sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was reinstated Sunday, his party said, ending a 51-day crisis that had paralysed the island nation and pushed it towards debt default.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 15 Dec 2018 15:59
    Rajapakse bows out, ending Sri Lanka power struggle
    Sri Lanka's crisis looked over on Saturday as strongman Mahinda Rajapakse bowed out of a power battle that had crippled the strategically located island for seven weeks and sent it heading for a possible debt default.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 17 Nov 2018 14:41
    Facebook asked to protect users in simmering Sri Lanka
    Sri Lanka's largest political party Saturday asked Facebook to protect the identity of its supporters, fearing a crackdown by what it called the "illegal" government.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 02 Nov 2018 01:00
    India and China nervous spectators in Sri Lanka crisis
    Rival Asian giants India and China are anxiously watching the constitutional conflict between contending prime ministers in Sri Lanka to see whose interests get the upper hand in their own strategic battle.
    opinion
  • Mon, 29 Oct 2018 08:29
    Sri Lanka President: ‘Assassination plot prompted me to appoint MR PM’
    President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the nation on Sunday said a plot to assassinate him had prompted him to appoint former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister. He said he had to take that action after consulting legal experts and it was consistent with the Constitution.
    opinion
  • Sat, 27 Oct 2018 15:36
    Ousted Sri Lanka PM seeks emergency parliament session
    Sacked Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday demanded the parliament speaker call an emergency session so he can prove his majority, officials said.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 27 Oct 2018 08:55
    Sri Lanka plunges into crisis as president sacks PM
    President Maithripala Sirisena installed Sri Lanka's controversial former strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse as the country's new prime minister Friday, in a shock move that plunged the island into an unprecedented constitutional crisis.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:30
    Sri Lankan arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport for using Malaysian passport
    A Sri Lankan man was arrested Monday night at Suvarnabhumi Airport for using a Malaysian passport while trying to travel to France.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:30
    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos reveals how a Sri Lankan friend helped him realise physics isn't his calling
    Jeff Bezos – founder of Amazon, the wealthiest person in modern history, world's first centi-billionaire, founder of Blue Origin, owner of Washington Post. In short, 54-year-old Bezos has achieved everything a man dreams of.
    business
  • Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:00
    Thai-Sri Lankan FTA ‘to be concluded by 2020’
    NEGOTATIONS on a Thailand-Sri Lanka free trade agreement (FTA) would be concluded by 2020, Auramon Supthaweethum, director-general at the Department of Trade Negotiations, told a press conference yesterday.
    Economy
  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:00
    Epic Lanka ties up with VisionFund
    AWARD-WINNING regional technology leader Epic Lanka (Pvt) Ltd recently announced a strategic partnership with VisionFund Lanka (VFL), the local subsidiary of global microfinance giant VisionFund International, to deliver a state-of-the-art digital Mobile Branchless Banker Platform to enhance its distribution of services in Sri Lanka’s micro-finance sector.
    ASEAN+
  • Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:30
    Airline removes nuts after Sri Lanka president's rage
    Sri Lanka's national airline said Wednesday it has stopped serving cashews after the country's president flew into a rage over nuts served to him on a flight to Colombo.
    business
  • Mon, 03 Sep 2018 15:15
    Sri Lanka probes deaths of wild elephants
    Sri Lankan authorities on Monday began investigating the deaths of wild elephants in the east of the island after pulling seven carcasses out of a marsh, a minister said.
    Breaking News
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