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Sri Lanks voters in high spirits

ECONOMYNEXT - Political parties have been offering liquor to attract supporters and get them in good spirits ahead of Mo...

Our Political Correspondent
August 16, 2015 1 min read

China yuan to move both ways, more 'adjustments' unlikely -c.bank economist

(Reuters) - China's move to weaken the yuan last week could head off further similar "adjustments," and the yuan is like...

August 16, 2015 2 min read

Sri Lanka turnout worries on eve of voting

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lankan's top election officials expressed concern that the turnout at Monday's parliamentary election ...

Our Political Correspondent
August 16, 2015 1 min read

Sri Lanka Distilleries group net dragged down by telecom, plantations

ECONOMYNEXT - Profits at Sri Lanka's Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka group fell 4.9 percent from a year earlier to 1.7...

August 16, 2015 1 min read

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of police on election eve

(AFP) - Sri Lanka deployed thousands of police Sunday in stepped up security on the eve of a general election after the ...

August 16, 2015 2 min read

Sri Lanka micro lender re-branded as Sarvodaya Development Finance

ECONOMYNEXT - Sarvodaya, a Sri Lanka based charity said its micro-finance unit had been re-branded as Sarvodaya Developm...

August 16, 2015 1 min read

India captain Kohli rues lack of intent from batsmen

(Reuters) - India captain Virat Kohli slammed his team's batsmen for lack of intent during their failed chase of 176 in ...

August 16, 2015 2 min read

Sri Lanka low grown tea prices slump to lowest in three years

ECONOMYNEXT – Prices of Sri Lanka’s low grown teas, which make up the bulk of the crop fell to their lowes...

August 16, 2015 2 min read

Herath takes seven to spin Sri Lanka cricket victory against India

(Reuters) - Rangana Herath picked up seven wickets in a sublime display of left-arm spin bowling to power Sri Lanka to a...

August 15, 2015 3 min read

Euro ministers give blessing to Greek bailout, wooing IMF on debt

(Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers agreed on Friday to lend Greece up to 86 billion euros ($96 billion) after Greek...

August 15, 2015 6 min read

Sri Lanka ex-strongman Rajapakse looking for shock comeback

(AFP) - Sri Lanka's beleaguered former leader Mahinda Rajapakse will try to pull off a shock political comeback in elect...

August 15, 2015 4 min read

Foreign investors sell Rs5.0bn Sri Lanka rupee bonds over week

ECONOMYNEXT - Foreign investors sold 5.1 billion rupees of bonds (38 million US dollars) in the week to August 12, 2015 ...

August 15, 2015 2 min read

Malaysia deports suspected Tamil Tiger in credit card fraud

ECONOMYNEXT - Malaysia has deported to Sri Lanka a man suspected to have been a former Tamil Tiger fighter, after arrest...

August 15, 2015 1 min read

Rajapaksa ventures into Sri Lanka's Buddhist heartland in comeback bid

(Reuters) - Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ventured out of his southern power base and into Sri Lanka's Buddhist...

August 15, 2015 3 min read

Chandimal heroics helps Sri Lanka set India 176 for win

(Reuters) - Dinesh Chandimal inspired a Sri Lankan fightback with an attacking unbeaten 162, his highest score, as the h...

August 15, 2015 3 min read

Sri Lanka's President Sirisena sacks secretaries in final showdown

ECONOMYNEXT, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena sacked the two of his senior most party secretaries and suspended ...

August 14, 2015 3 min read

Sri Lanka red clay tile exports mooted

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s ceramic industry has potential to expand exports using red clay deposits to make...

August 14, 2015 2 min read

Sri Lankan shares end higher ahead of polls

COLOMBO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares ended firmer on Friday on hopes that political stability after the Aug. 17...

August 14, 2015 1 min read

Sri Lanka Abans June net profit up sharply

ECONOMYNEXT –Sri Lankan retailer Abans Plc said June 2015 quarter net profit shot up 487 percent to 440 million r...

August 14, 2015 1 min read

Sri Lanka President sacks party secretaries

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena had sacked the general secretary of his party and the broader o...

August 14, 2015 1 min read