Never Miss us again

x
Subscribe
emailSubscribe to our News letters to get our regular updates to your email inbox...

Latest News and Feeds

Sri Lanka economic freedom falls amid 'debilitating' corruption: Heritage Foundation | Economynext

Sri Lanka economic freedom falls amid 'debilitating' corruption: Heritage Foundation | Economynext: Sri Lanka has dropped in a ranking of economic freedom compiled by US-based Heritage Foundation mostly on corruption perceptions, though marginal gains were shown in trade and business freedoms.

The report noted that Sri Lanka has made a 'notable economic transition from fragility to relative stability,' and 'political reconciliation and economic transformation have been strengthened by measures that support long-term development and competitiveness'.

"Economic reforms undertaken to improve Sri Lanka’s macroeconomic stability and potential for growth include strengthening the management of public finance and structural reforms to foster a more dynamic private sector," the 2017 Index of Economic Freedom noted.

"However, a weak judiciary continues to undermine property rights, and the perceived level of corruption is debilitating."
Sri Lanka economic freedom falls amid 'debilitating' corruption: Heritage Foundation | EconomynextSocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Foreign Secretary Jaishankar praises Indian-origin Tamils for being in the Sri Lankan mainstream- The New Indian Express

Foreign Secretary Jaishankar praises Indian-origin Tamils for being in the Sri Lankan mainstream- The New Indian Express: “Today, we are Sri Lankan in every way, but without losing our identity as a people of Indian origin,” said Mano Ganeshan, who is a cabinet minister of National Dialogue and National Languages. �����

Jaishankar told the TPA leaders that the number of houses allotted for plantation Tamils of Indian origin under the Indian Housing Project will be increased from the present 4000.

Each beneficiary is given LKR 900,000 to build a house. And thanks to the efforts of the TPA, plantation workers now get land deeds with which they will be able to apply for assistance under the Indian Housing Scheme. Jaishankar also promised to expedite work on the much needed Indian-funded hospital at Dickoya.
Foreign Secretary Jaishankar praises Indian-origin Tamils for being in the Sri Lankan mainstream- The New Indian ExpressSocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

India will not press for merger of north, east Sri Lankan provinces: Jaishankar- The New Indian Express

India will not press for merger of north, east Sri Lankan provinces: Jaishankar- The New Indian Express: India will not be pressing Sri Lanka to merge the Northern and Eastern Provinces to form a single Tamil-majority, Tamil-speaking province as envisaged by the India-Sri Lanka Accord of 1987, the Indian Foreign Secretary S.Jaishankar told the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) here on Monday.

He was reacting to a demand made by the leader of the Eelam Peoples’ Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) Suresh Premachandran, that India should honor its promise to keep the North and East united. It had even said that it would not allow a referendum to be held on the issue. When the united province was de-merged in 2006 by a Supreme Court order, India did not protest saying that it was for the Sri Lankan government to appeal against the judgment. India had clearly lost interest in the issue. Its interests lay elsewhere in Sri Lanka.
India will not press for merger of north, east Sri Lankan provinces: Jaishankar- The New Indian ExpressSocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Dhoni out of Indian Premier League team

Dhoni out of Indian Premier League team: Rising Pune Supergiant today announced the appointment of Steve Smith as their new captain for the forthcoming edition of IPL season 10," a team statement said.

Team owner Sanjiv Goenka said Dhoni "is supportive of the decision, keeping the franchise’s best interests in mind".

Under 35-year-old Dhoni’s captaincy, the Pune team finished second last in their debut IPL season in 2016, winning only five games and losing nine.

Dhoni scored 284 runs in 12 innings at a strike rate of 135 while 27-year-old Smith, who captains Australia in all formats, hit 270 in seven at a 153-strike rate.
Dhoni out of Indian Premier League team SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

The world is at risk - International Conference on Climate Change points out - Sri Lanka News

The world is at risk - International Conference on Climate Change points out - Sri Lanka News: What might happen in a world where water and food are luxuries?

The answer is that the majority of the world’s population will die of hunger or without water as not all�will be able to afford these basic needs. As a result, the economies will fall and countries will find it had to prosper. This situation is a�reality we�should look forward to in another ten to fifteen years, considering the current rate of global warming.

Global warming is one of the biggest problems prevailing in the world as the production of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are having a heating effect on the atmosphere, which could be very dangerous for human life.

The ‘global average temperature’ should ideally be at 2� C, but at the current level it has passed 1� C.
The world is at risk - International Conference on Climate Change points out - Sri Lanka NewsSocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Sri Lanka in no rush to sell sovereign bond: Finance Minister | Economynext

Sri Lanka in no rush to sell sovereign bond: Finance Minister | Economynext: "We just got the (cabinet) approval to do so," Karunanayake said.� "We are not running after it, we will see what the best position is to do so."

He said Fitch Ratings has upgraded the outlook on Sri Lanka's credit rating to 'stable' from 'positive', recognizing improvements in financial discipline, despite external uncertainty.

There was also expectations of an 'imminent' Federal Reserve rate hike, he said.

Sri Lanka has also missed some structural benchmarks and could miss at least one performance criteria in a deal with the International Monetary Fund, though the main thrust involving the improvements in the budget is on track.
Sri Lanka in no rush to sell sovereign bond: Finance Minister | EconomynextSocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Sri Lanka : India, Sri Lanka finalizing plans to restart ferry service

Sri Lanka : India, Sri Lanka finalizing plans to restart ferry service: India and Sri Lanka have mooted to resume a ferry service from Kochi to Colombo to enhance the ties between the two countries and are in the process of finalizing the ways the service should be offered, according to a report in New Indian Express.

"The ferry service is mooted between Kochi in Kerala to Colombo. We are finalizing the modalities and working out if it would be purely a passenger service. To make it economically viable, we will include freight service," an official of India's Ministry of External Affairs was quoted as saying.

According to the report, the three-decade long ethnic strife in Sri Lanka had adversely impacted its ties with India and after the 1983 ethnic cleansing of Tamils in Sri Lanka, over 100,000 Tamil refugees had landed in Tamil Nadu, triggering a sympathy wave in the state and severing the sea link from Chennai although the air-link between the two countries remained.
Sri Lanka : India, Sri Lanka finalizing plans to restart ferry serviceSocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

JO not against Duty Free Permits, Big Monthly Allowances for MP's : Bandula

The Island: Joint Opposition heavyweight MP Bandula Gunawardena has strongly defended the right of lawmakers to receive massive duty exemptions as well as newly introduced Rs 100,000 special allowance though the national economy was in dire straits.

An irate MP Gunawardena emphasized that lawmakers shouldn’t be deprived of legitimate perks and privileges endorsed by parliament.

UPFA MP was responding to a query at a media briefing on whether lawmakers representing various political parties weren’t ashamed to enjoy duty free exemptions ranging from Rs 30 mn to 44 mn to procure luxury vehicles and obtaining special allowance in addition to pay and a range of other payments at a time the country was heading towards a financial crisis.
JO not against Duty Free Permits, Big Monthly Allowances for MP's : BandulaSocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Latest Trump lie leaves Swedes baffled, others in stitches | Economynext

Latest Trump lie leaves Swedes baffled, others in stitches | Economynext: A day after falsely suggesting there was an immigration-related security incident in Sweden, President Donald Trump said on Sunday his comment was based on a television report he had seen.

Trump, who in his first weeks in office has tried to tighten U.S. borders sharply for national security reasons, told a rally on Saturday that Sweden was having serious problems with immigrants.

"You look at what's happening last night in Sweden," Trump said. "Sweden. Who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They're having problems like they never thought possible."

No incident occurred in Sweden and the country's baffled government asked the U.S. State Department to explain.
Latest Trump lie leaves Swedes baffled, others in stitches | EconomynextSocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Sri Lanka state workers grow 30-pct over decade

Sri Lanka state workers grow 30-pct over decade | Economynext: Sri Lanka's state and state owned enterprise workers without the military grew 30 percent to 1.1 million from 2006 to 2016 without the military, a survey by the state statistics office has found.

The survey includes, the central government, provincial government, statutory bodies and state enterprises.

During the last regime a bewildering array of companies were incorporated as subsidiaries and sub-subsidiaries of SOEs under the Companies Act, which analysts say would be difficult to track. Many have also been avoiding scrutiny of the parliament's Committee on Public Enterprises.

The Census Department report said it did not include the three services but includes workers in the ministry of defence.
Sri Lanka state workers grow 30-pct over decade SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Labels

Government Servants in Sri Lanka (2) Lanka world Cup 1V (2) Rizana nafeek (2) Sanath Jayasuriya (2) 2 Kafir collission (1) 247 Mobitel (1) 247 ‘Doc Call’ service (1) Air force Kafir Video (1) Ajantha Mendis wedding (1) Angelo Mathews Bride (1) Angelo Mathews Wedding (1) Angelo Wedding (1) Architect 2011 (1) Arthur C Clarke (1) Assange (1) Aurveda (1) Ayurvedic Cancer Cure (1) Beggars (1) Bus strike 138 (1) CGF 2018 Bid (1) Chaminda Vaas (1) Cheap Tickets to Mattala (1) Chengdu J-20 (1) Chrissy Teigen and john legend (1) Climate change (1) Colombo (1) Crystal Thai (1) Dengue Deaths (1) Dengue myths (1) Duminda Silva (1) Duminda Silva recovery (1) Duminda latest condition (1) El Nino (1) Extinct Comb Duck - Nukta (1) Finale of Ranaviru Real Star 2 (1) Flight on Fire (1) Free Dongle (1) GCE AL Exam 2011 Final Z-Score Cut-Off Marks Released online www.ugc.ac.lk (1) GCE Advanced Level Exam 2011 results (1) Galle (1) Gampaha (1) Gampaha Kafir crash (1) Ganja (1) Gold Mines (1) Gypsies (1) H1N1 (1) H1N1 Vaccine complications (1) Heshani Angelo wedding ceremony (1) Heshani and Angelo Wedding Photos (1) Hindu Guru (1) Housemaids (1) Hybrid Vehicles (1) IPL (1) Jayasuriya (1) Kafir crash (1) Kafir crash SLAF (1) Kaluthara (1) Kandy (1) Katana Tourist City (1) Katchative Islet (1) Katunayake Airport - Colombo Highway (1) Kfir crash (1) LLRC (1) LTTE (1) LTTE ships (1) Lanka Air Force Kfir crash (1) Lanka Air force 60th anniversary (1) Lanka Dual citizens (1) Lanka Private Buses (1) Lankans in Italy (1) Leopards in sri lanka (1) Life Insurance (1) Matara (1) Michael Jackson death (1) Mini Skirt Ban (1) Mirissa (1) Mobile Phone and Accidents (1) Mobile phone cause harm (1) Mobile phone hazards (1) Mopeds (1) Ms. Upeksha Swarnamalee (1) Murunga Miracle Food Plant (1) Nafeek (1) Namal Rajapaksa (1) Nano (1) New sri lankan Notes (1) O / L 2011 results (1) Office365 (1) PIA (1) Paba (1) Paba Husband (1) Polkudu treatment (1) Pope Francis I sri lanka visit (1) Prabakaran (1) Railway Hotline (1) Rizana Plea (1) Ru Freeman's novel Salmallane (1) S-commerce (1) Sajith (1) Salman Khan -Asin Wedding (1) Salman and Asin (1) Sanath Jayasuriya and Chandi Perera bangalore in Hotel (1) Sanath Jayasuriya dates Chandi Perera (1) Sanath and Chani Perera in Bangalore Hotel pictures (1) Sangakkara (1) Saudi King (1) Saudi maid (1) Scotia Prince (1) Senehase Upahara (1) Shrimali crowned as Mrs. Asia (1) Sigiriya damsels (1) Sri Lanka Tele Medcine 247 (1) Sri Lanka cricket captain Angelo Mathews weds (1) TGTE (1) Tamil Nadu (1) Thalasemia Risk Areas (1) Thalassemia Carriers (1) Thilan Samaraweera (1) Upahara (1) Upahara Internet (1) Vaas (1) Vaiko (1) cannabis (1) colombo - India Ferry (1) decent dress code (1) doctor (1) doctor masturbating (1) drills (1) dugongs (1) global warming (1) grade v Schol exam 2013 results (1) korea (1) marijuana (1) mobile phone and cancer (1) mobile phone risk (1) mobile phones and health (1) muslim Girls watching Porn (1) new driving license rules (1) nude (1) nude underwear (1) office cloud (1) online www.ugc.ac.lk (1) online ms office (1) patient nude pictures (1) semi-nude pictures (1) television acctress postitution (1) ufo (1) video camera with doctor (1) warana kafir collide (1) water waste (1) wedding photos angelo (1) www.srilankaembassyrome.org (1)