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SEC chief to leave his job with unfinished work

September 21, 2017 at 10:06 pm


Thilak Karunaratne, Chairman – SEC

Pre-1977 closed economy – Some benefits

September 21, 2017 at 10:01 pm


The recent correspondence on the above appearing in the Sunday Island of 17th and 10th of September prompted me to pen this piece. The recollection of the past emphasizing its negative aspects is fine, lest people forget this era of events which the younger generation is not even aware of. However, there is a positive aspect of it, too. It appears that the Sirimavo Bandaranaike regime’s decision to adopt such a harsh policy towards external expenditure was the result of the refusal of multi-lateral financial agencies to extend financial assistance to Sri Lanka to balance its budget for reasons best known to them. Hence, the government was compelled to take this decision to preserve whatever foreign exchange it had at its disposal, as it did not have any other option.

Commendation for Colombo Institute of Research and Psychology (CIRP)

September 21, 2017 at 9:59 pm

Dr Jaya Pinikahana


I read the news item about an international conference on applied psychology organized by the Colombo Institute of Research and Psychology (CIRP) in August 2017. This is considered to be South Asia’s biggest psychology event conducted by a private university college headed by Dr Darshan Perera. I was delighted to see that the key note speaker at this conference was Professor Martin Seligman, who is an international authority on positive psychology; one of the world’s most celebrated psychologists and the founder of positive psychology. He is one of the highly sought after speakers at many psychology conferences across the world and Dr Darshan Perera should be commended for securing his presence at this conference in Sri Lanka.

UN human rights experts want end to unilateral sanctions and world bank immunity

September 21, 2017 at 9:56 pm

The writer’s book, Mission Impossible: Geneva is now available



Happiness an inside job

September 21, 2017 at 9:54 pm



By Ven. Matthumagala Chandananda
Manitoba Buddhist Vihara
Winnipeg Canada

Looming Danger of a Nuclear War:

September 21, 2017 at 9:46 pm

A Total Ban is Necessary


By Laksiri Fernando

New constitution to be made within framework of united, undivided, indivisible Sri Lanka

September 21, 2017 at 9:45 pm




EU to pump in Euro 29.7 mn to fight poverty in Uva and Central Provinces through INGOs

September 21, 2017 at 9:42 pm

The European Union aims to make tangible improvements in the lives of some of Sri Lanka’s poorest people. The EU has pledged Rs 5.4 billion (EUR 29.7 million) to reduce poverty in Uva and Central Provinces by improving both living conditions and food security.

Int’l Day of Peace: Remembering impact of violent conflict–McCauley

September 21, 2017 at 9:36 pm


The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Colombo, Una McCauley says that an International Day of Peace was declared to strengthen the ideals of peace, within and among all nations and peoples.

JVP presses for abolition of executive presidency

September 21, 2017 at 9:35 pm

By Saman Indrajith


The JVP says that the new constitution to be introduced should abolish the executive presidency if democracy is to be strengthened.

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