Economy & Markets

Cross Breed

The polls were called early by President Chandrika Kumaratunga to end a power struggle with the rival prime minister over peace talks with the Tamil Tigers, …

Upside Down

A hung parliament resulting from Sri Lankas elections could further hamper efforts to end three decades of ethnic war as a weak government cannot engage in …

Mixed Up

Sri Lankans voted in a hung parliament, after President Chandrika Kumaratungas United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) won Fridays poll, but fell short of an …

Move On

After an overwhelming anti-government vote at Fridays election, JBIZ Chief says the business community should accept the will of the people and work with the …

Well Done

The U.S. Embassy on Saturday congratulated the Sri Lankanrnpeople on the conclusion of a largely peaceful parliamentary election rnwith an impressive level of …

Shaky Ground

Sri Lanka was headed Saturday for a shaky coalition government as no clear winner emerged in parliamentary elections called to settle a power struggle that has …

Long Wait

Dissanayake told reporters that he would meet party leaders on Sunday 10.30 am to appraise them of the situation and take a decision thereafter whether to go …

Delayed Feed

Sri Lankas final election results could be held up for a week pending a fresh poll in two areas affected by vote rigging, a top election official told …

Ready To Rule

President Chandrika Kumaratungas party is ready to form a new government even if it did not garner a simple majority in parliamentary elections, her spokesman …

Poll Jitters

The rupee ended a tad lower against the US dollar on election day, though there were concerns that the currency could face a volatile period, on the outcome of …

Early Lead

President Chandrika Kumaratungas United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) was leading in early returns Saturday in parliamentary elections, which saw Sri Lankans …

Edging Ahead

President Chandrika Kumaratungas United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has so far secured just over 47 percent of the votes at Fridays parliamentary poll.The …

Power Play

The power game is far from over and will continue to play itself out after Fridays general election, say political analysts. rnrn After months of uncertainly …

Third Umpire

Come Friday over 4,000 monitors and 20 international observers will take up positions all islandwide to take note of another Sri Lanka election at the cost of …

Pen Sketches

President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Tamil Tiger guerrilla leader Velupillai Prabhakaran are not candidates in the poll, but their reputations and political …

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