Economy

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 …

Ganu Denu

The Board has also approved Sri Lanka quote s request to extend the period of the current programme by two months to August 19 2002. rnrnThe Sri Lankan …

Cutting Tape

Cabinet spokesman Prof. G L Peiris announced that a decision to this effect was taken yesterday, allowing private operators re-enter domestic air travel. …

Picking Up

The bank said the deficit in January had shrunk to US$ 131 mn from US$ 228 mn in the same month a year ago. rnPresenting its growth-oriented budget last week, …