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Sri Lankan welcomes the latest addition to its fleet, an Airbus A320 aircraft, in Katunayake on February 27, 2017. The government is looking for an investor to take a slice of the cash-strapped loss making airline and manage it in a bid to reduce its huge debt running into over a billion dollars.

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Khaki-clad gunmen open

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Seven persons including five prisoners and two jailers were killed when a group of gunmen dressed in police style uniforms launched an audacious daytime attack on a prison bus at Ethanamadala in Kalutara around 8.30 am yesterday.

Among the dead was notorious underworld kingpin Aruna Udayashantha alias Kaduwela Samayan, police said. The prisoners who died in the attack were henchmen of the underworld leader, police claimed.

Nine prison officers injured in the attack had been admitted to hospital, police said.

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Mahendran sold bonds in public auction sans Monetary Board approval -Treasury Secy

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Secretary to the Ministry of Finance Dr RHS Samaratunga yesterday informed the Commission of Inquiry investigating the controversial bond sale that former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran had opted to sell Treasury bonds through public auction...

Sri Lanka ‘A’ win unofficial Test after struggle

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Left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara could be called up for the forthcoming two match Test series against Bangladesh after he collected a match bag of 13 wickets to help Sri Lanka ‘A’ beat England ‘A’ by three wickets at Ran...

The strategy for an anti-Sri Lankan constitution

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Mr. R. Sampanthan’s 90 minute (written) speech during the recent adjournment debate (Feb 22) on the Constitution was ‘historicist’, in the sense that he invoked a great deal of political history. But his argument was a-historical a...

HNB achieves Rs 22.5 Bn in Group PBT

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An outstanding performance throughout 2016 on every front culminated in the HNB Group posting the best financial results in its history. Group Profit Before VAT, NBT and Taxes grew by 41.3% to Rs 27.1 Bn while Profit Before Tax (PBT) reached Rs 22.5...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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