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Scam Jam

Though the Gold Quest scam seems to have collapsed in Sri Lanka, anti-pyramid activists are warning that new network marketing scams with other products will …

Illegal Quest

GoldQuest, the controversial network marketing scheme, is now illegal in Sri Lanka after its scam drained US$ 15 million in foreign exchange from the country, …

Borrowing Time

Sri Lanka Telecom and the industry watchdog will make further submissions in the District Courts in mid-June to defend the incumbent fixed line operator’s …

Change of Mind

The Sri Lankan government now says it will consider alternatives to the no-building-zone regulation in areas of land shortage. The Sri Lankan government now …

Come Clean

The World Bank is backing media and civil society groups to make information a ‘public good’ in Sri Lanka. The World Bank is backing media and civil …

Smoke Signals

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank is spearheading a nationwide census to smoke out some 20,000 unregulated financial entities, a top official said Friday. Sri …

Medical Failure

The Asian Human Rights Commission has pulled up three cases of gross medical negligence in local hospitals in the past two weeks alone, saying victims have no …

Small Mercy

While applauding a Maldivian government decision to grant an amnesty to a cyberdissident, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for the release of two …

Gunned Down

Sri Lankan troops shot dead one man and wounded another Monday at a protest against a government security checkpoint in the troubled eastern region of …

Pass The Book

Finance companies will soon start accepting savings deposits after the regulator the Central Bank gave them clearance from February this year. Finance …

Axe It

Hire and fire compensation formula could stiffen the labor market by adding a floor on compensation for voluntary retirement schemes say employers. Hire and …

Get it Right

Local experts on policy and regulation are calling for a system to better understand effects of regulations before they are adopted. Local experts on policy …

Spaced Out

The international narcotics watchdog wants governments to shut down unlicensed Internet pharmacies, to control the growing threat of Internet drug trafficking. …

Urgent Matter

The government is forcing potentially harmful new laws on the public by misusing the urgent Bill provision in the Sri Lankan Constitution, say civil activists. …

We Want More

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank is contemplating a move to lift the minimum capital requirement of licensed commercial banks to US$ 20 mn. Sri Lanka’s …

One Voice

Sri Lankan legislators called Tuesday for a single body to issue warnings on potential natural diasters after broadcasters complained of a lack of information …

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