Economy

Brushing Up

Mopping up past mistakes and infusing fresh discipline in the 225 state owned enterprises, a mandatory Code of Best Practices in Corporate Governance has …

Second Bout

Sri Lanka is pushing for trade in services including tourism, shipping, software, agriculture and port development to be included under the FTA. rnSri Lanka …

Revving Up

Despite a dismal 0.1 percent growth in the first quarter, Central Bank quote s Deputy Governor P M Nagahawatte says the economy is on target to achieve a 3.7 …

Closer Look

The suggestion that a post-implementation review (PIR) mechanism be put in place was mooted at the recent development forum held in Colombo. rnrnServing a kind …

Hard Talk

ldblquote It is vital that fiscal programme remains on track to ensure that the overall budget target of 8.5 percent of GDP is not exceeded, while protecting …

Slower Pick Up

The bank said the deficit for the first quarter shrank 18.5 percent to US$ 277 mn from US$ 340 mn recorded in the same period 2001. rnrnExport earnings for the …

Colombo Venue

Held for the first time in Sri Lanka, the forum brings together donor countries and lending agencies. rnrnUnlike the earlier Paris Aid group meetings, the …

Full Throttle

The government quote s residual stakes in sugar plantations have been completed. Preparation work on disposing minority stakes in Lanka Marine Services (LMS), …

Cautious Nod

But IMF quote s Deputy Managing Director Shigemitsu Sugisaki warned that promised structural reforms have to be stepped up if the country is to achieve a 6 …

New Head

Gunaratne is a Chartered Accountant by profession and presently is the Chairman of Sevanagala Sugar Industries. rnrnSevanagala Sugar, is in the process of …

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