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Coca Cola

Coca Cola may set up plant in Sri Lanka to feed Indian market

COLOMBO: American beverages major Coca-Cola Co may set up a plant in Sri Lanka to feed demands in India, which has the highest demand of the firm’s products in South Asia, the Sri Lankan finance ministry on Monday said.



Chinese President with Indian Prime Minister Modi

India must rethink opposition to Chinese investment in Lanka: Global Times

Beijing: India should rethink its opposition into Chinese investments in Sri Lanka and join the port development in the island nation instead of feeling “jealous”, China’s state media said on Monday.



Athuraliye RathanaThera

Ven. Rathana forms National Council to ‘steer country on right path’

Senior consultant to the President and MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said he has set up a ‘National Council’ with the participation of people from all walks of life – especially professionals, intellectuals and academics.



Roshan Mahanama Primary School

Roshan Mahanama Primary School opens in Vavuniya

Former world-class cricketer Roshan Mahanama, at the request of the Army, sponsored the establishment of a new school in Weherathenna village in Vavuniya district.



Ranil Wickremasinghe

PM off to Switzerland today

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for Switzerland today to attend the World Economic Summit to be held in Davos City from 17 to 21 January.



Drought with no rain

Sri Lanka warns of worst drought in 40 years

The Sri Lankan government declared a state of alert in response to what is already considered the worst drought in four decades, implementing measures such as water-use restrictions.



Sri Lanka 5000 Rupee notes

Exits now total Rs 72 Billion

Foreign exits from the Government Securities Market (GSM) amounted to massive Rs 16,063.18 million in the week ended Wednesday (11 January), Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) data showed.



Namal Rajapaksa

Why Wimal’s deputy was not arrested, asks Namal

The former Deputy Minister of the Construction Engineering Services and Housing Ministry has same charges as MP Wimal Weerawansa, MP Namal Rajapaksa said.



Akila Viraj Kariyawasam

Previous regime failed to introduce changes to education sector: Akila

The previous regime failed to introduce any constructive changes to the education sector. Hence, the dark shadows of that regime still haunt the education sector, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.



Sri Lanka Rupee vs US Dollar

Sri Lankan rupee ends lower; cenbank sets spot ref rate at record low

The Sri Lankan rupee ended marginally weaker on Friday on importer dollar demand and with the central bank adjusting the spot reference rate to a record low of 150.15 rupees per dollar, dealers said.



Mahinda Rajapaksa with Ranil Wickremasinghe

Ranil replies to Mahinda on GSP Plus

Contradicting former president Mahinda Rajapaksa who said that Sri Lanka would have been better without the GSP Plus facility, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that it would help the country to capture a market with a population of 500 million.



Sri Lanka refugees

40 Sri Lankan refugees to return home today

About 40 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from various camps located across Tamil Nadu will be leaving for the island nation on Friday under the voluntary repatriation programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).



Ravi Karunanayake

Ravi woos foreign investors

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday tipped his hat to foreigners assuring that the Government would provide a range of incentives including a five-year resident visa for a minimum investment of $ 300,000 and rights to lease land for those investing over $ 1.5 million.



Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremasinghe

Regaining GSP+ a victory for all: PM

“Regaining the GSP Plus facility is a victory for all Sri Lankans,” said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday.



Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena at Moragahakanda

President says, happiest day in his life

President Maithripala Sirisena declared January 11 as the happiest day of his life since he was able to provide a permanent solution to end a burning issue of the people of Rajarata.



Garment workers

European Commission proposes GSP+ to Sri Lanka

The European Commission today proposed that a significant part of the remaining import duties on Sri Lankan products should be removed by the European Union