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Checkmate

Clamping down on excessive government spending, cabinet on Wednesday passed the Fiscal Responsibility Act, the UNF governments solution for the …

Pied Piper

With a definite shift eastward of high spending MICE tourists, aggravated by 9/11, Sri Lanka is redoubling its efforts to offer more than sun, surf …

Social Watch

The government is introducing a new law that will de-politicise welfare payments and improve targeting.“People will no longer be able to claim …

Can We Do It?

The access road proper will hopefully be completed before the end of the year. rnrnAt the moment it is a stretch of loosely packed mud. rnrnThe …

Calling Out

Twelve Expressions of Interest have been passed on to the Ministry of Economic Reforms to appoint the consultants within 10 days. rn rnOfficials say …

Apparel Woes

Exports fell to US$ 336 mn in June from US$ 437 mn a year earlier. Imports on the other hand slipped 9 percent to US$ 465 mn during the period, …

No more promises

A new law to prevent abuse of public funds while committing the government to its budget targets will come before the house soon.In addition to …

Blue-Collar Blues

With the Youth Corp bill getting the Parliament nod an estimated 40,000 young persons will go into job – oriented training this year.A further …

Limited Scope

The government plans to form an asset management company to takeover the debts of the two state banks.A top Central Bank official said the upcoming …

Piece Meal

The three dominant cellular operators endash Celltel, Mobitel and Dialog endash had earlier put in a joint proposal for an across the board Rs. 2.00 …

Golf In Paradise

While, golf will remain the on the main menue, AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce), the tournaments organisers, will be busy serving up potential …