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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 07:09
SL chosen as garbage dump by S'pore after China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia shut their doors – expert
One-time top government trade negotiator Gomi Senadhira Monday urged the ruling coalition to immediately halt the importing of garbage of all sorts in accordance with the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SL-SFTA).
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 14:00
Sri Lanka’s crab premier comes to Bangkok
Banyan Tree Bangkok partners with Thai Airways Sri Lanka in organising an exclusive, three-day set of dinners by guest Sri Lankan chef Dharshan at Vertigo Too from August 9 to 11.
Tue, 24 Jul 2018 01:00
Commercial Bank inaugurates micro-finance firm in Myanmar
THE COMMERCIAL Bank of Ceylon has opened a microfinance company as its second subsidiary in Myanmar, two years after opening a Representative Office in Yangon that offers advisory services, banking, funds transfer and encashment services to Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi businesses operating in the country.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:09
Thailand, Sri Lanka to step up efforts for FTA
Thailand and Sri Lanka on Friday agreed to push talks towards a Free Trade Agreement which, if successful, can increase bilateral trade value to US$1.5 billion (Bt 4.99 billion) by 2020.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:21
Prayut visits Sri Lanka to ink bilateral deals
PM Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday left for Sri Lanka, where he is expected to witness the signing of four bilateral agreements on justice process, economy, academics and sustainable developments.