Economy

Milking Money

The new Govt. will try to squeeze out an extra Rs.10 bn from existing revenue collection channels to meet its increased welfare commitments.Treasury officials …

Talks Soon

The chief of Sri Lankas Tamil Tigers has asked his 22 proxy legislators in the countrys new parliament to pressure the minority government to open talks based …

Cost Increase

Former Treasury Secretary P.B. Jayasundera returned to the post today, ending speculation that Presidential Advisor Mano Tittawella was up for the post. Though …

Job Watch

After a change of government it is customary to see changes also in the top rung of State departments, corporations and missions abroad.rn rnThe process is …

Hope & Pray

The JHU (Jathika Hela Urumaya), will make it a priority to introduce a new law to stop Sri Lankans from being persuaded to change their religious beliefs. The …

Showdown

Guerrilla factions have exchanged heavy gunfire in north-eastern Sri Lanka, in the first major clash since an unprecedented split in the Tamil Tiger movement, …

Bad Boys

Transparency International urged for accountability past the polls, with less than ten of the over 5600 candidates that contested, discharging statutory duties …

Checklist

The Joint Business Forum on Wednesday, while expressing support for the newly elected Freedom Alliance, rolled out what it saw as a list of priorities for the …

Lead Actor

Sri Lankas new prime minister, Mahinda Rajapakse, is a part-time film star but his new role requires a major balancing act to keep a minority government from …

New PM

Former opposition leader and Sri Lanka Freedom Party stalwart from the South, 59-year-old Mahinda Rajapaksa took oaths as the new Prime Minister in President …

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