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LIVE- 2015 Interim Budget presented in Parliament

LIVE- 2015 Interim Budget presented in Parliament

Ravi Karunanayake, in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, presented the interim Budget for the fiscal year of 2015 to Parliament, a short while ago. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  1:38 pm

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Smaller vehicle prices down through interim budget

Smaller vehicle prices down through interim budget

The interim budget of the new government today (29 January) proposed to reduce the import tax on motor vehicle of less than 1,000 cc engine capacity. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  5:26 pm

Government bans casinos in new hotels

Government bans casinos in new hotels

The Cabinet has banned casinos in projects that come under the Strategic Development Act. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  5:21 pm

HRW slams former Government

HRW slams former Government

The Sri Lankan government stepped up pressure in 2014 on human rights activists and journalists, particularly those urging justice for past war crimes, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2015 released today. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  4:33 pm

Credit card interest rates reduced 8%

Credit card interest rates reduced 8%

Credit Card interest rates to be reduced by 8%, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayaka said presenting the Interim Budget 2015.

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  3:53 pm

Mahapola scholarship increased to Rs. 5,000

Mahapola scholarship increased to Rs. 5,000

The Mahapola scholarship for graduates will be increased from Rs. 4000 to Rs. 5000 from this month, Minister Ravi Karunanayake said.

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  3:36 pm

Important tax on vehicles below 1000CC reduced

Important tax on vehicles below 1000CC reduced

The customs duty will decrease by around 15 per cent for vehicles with engines below 1000 CC, and taxes imposed on hybrid vehicles also will be reduced, Minister Ravi Karunanayake said.

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  3:32 pm

Marriage registration tax reduced to Rs. 1000

Marriage registration tax reduced to Rs. 1000

Marriage registration tax has been reduced from Rs. 5000 to Rs. 1000 rupees, with the Interim Budget 2015, Minister Ravi Karunanayake said.

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  3:21 pm

Prices of 13 essential items reduced

Prices of 13 essential items reduced

Prices of 13 essential items have been reduced by the Interim Budget 2015, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  3:13 pm

Mansion, Exit, Super Gain taxes introduced

Mansion, Exit, Super Gain taxes introduced

A new Mansion tax has been introduced by the Government, Ravi Karunanayaka said a short while ago. Mansion valued at over Rs.100 million or comprising over 5,000 square feet will be taxed Rs.1 million per house. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  3:10 pm

Gas prices slashed

Gas prices slashed

Price of a 12.5 Kg cylinder of Gas reduced by Rs. 300, Finance Minister said presenting the Interim Budget 2015. Accordingly the new price of a 12.5kg gas cylinder will be Rs. 1596.

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  3:00 pm

Kerosene price cut by Rs 6 per litre

Kerosene price cut by Rs 6 per litre

Price of kerosene oil will be further reduced by Rs. 6 per liter, therefore, the price of Kerosene will be reduced from Rs 65 to Rs 59, Minister Ravi Karunanayake said.

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  2:49 pm

State pension increased by Rs. 1000 from April

State pension increased by Rs. 1000 from April

State pensions will be increased by Rs. 1,000 from April, 2015, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayaka said presenting the Interim Budget 2015. This increment will be beneficial for over 550,000 state pensioners, he added.

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  2:27 pm

Rs.10,000 salary hike for state sector employees- Ravi

Rs.10,000 salary hike for state sector employees- Ravi

According to the Interim Budget presented to the Parliament, the Government has decided to increase the salaries of the state sector employees by Rs. 10,000, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  2:23 pm

Interim Budget allocation for Pres. Secretariat reduced - Ravi

Interim Budget allocation for Pres. Secretariat reduced - Ravi

The total budget allocation for the Presidential Secretariat in the interim budget will only be Rs. 2.56 billion, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayaka said a short while ago. He added that this amount was mainly to pay bills of the earlier establishment. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  2:15 pm

Jayasinghe Bandara takes oath

Jayasinghe Bandara takes oath

Jayasinghe Bandara, who received the 5th highest number of preference votes for the UPFA from the Polonnaruwa District at the 2010 General Election, was sworn in as a Parliamentarian filling the Parliamentary seat vacated by President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  1:29 pm
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Sports

Sri Lanka take morale boosting victory over Black Caps

Sri Lanka take morale boosting victory over Black Caps

Injury-stricken Sri Lanka gained a morale boost ahead of the World Cup by beating the Black Caps by 34 runs in todays last match of the seven-game one-day series. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  3:05 pm

Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka to 287/6

Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka to 287/6

Another tremendous ton from Kumar Sangakkara has led Sri Lanka to a commanding 287 for six. This is Sangakkaras 21st ODI century. Though New Zealand managed to pick up a lot of wickets at the end, they were unable to get past Sangakkara, who hit 14 boundaries en route to his unbeaten 105-ball 113.

(0)Comments | January 29, 2015  10:27 am

Niluka qualifies for Olympics in 2016

Niluka qualifies for Olympics in 2016

Niluka Geethani Rajasekara of the Sri Lanka Army, representing Sri Lanka at the 15th Asian Marathon finished fifth creating a new national record. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 26, 2015  4:32 pm

Black Caps beat Sri Lanka by 108 runs in 5th ODI

Black Caps beat Sri Lanka by 108 runs in 5th ODI

A 360 for five buffer, including a world record sixth-wicket partnership, gifted New Zealand the fifth one-day international against Sri Lanka by 108 runs, despite a spirited chase. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 23, 2015  11:15 am

Ronchi, Elliot score centuries to help NZ post 360-5

Ronchi, Elliot score centuries to help NZ post 360-5

Luke Ronchi scored his maiden one-day international century and combined in a world record 267-run partnership with Grant Elliott that resurrected New Zealands innings in the fifth one-day international against Sri Lanka on Friday. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 23, 2015  7:47 am

Entertainment

Tamil writer quits after book sparks protests in India

Tamil writer quits after book sparks protests in India

An Indian novelist went into hiding and said he has quit writing after his latest book about a womans efforts to get pregnant with a stranger sparked virulent protests by right-wing Hindu and caste groups. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 24, 2015  01:52 pm

Boyhood tops Golden Globes, Grand Budapest upsets

Boyhood tops Golden Globes, Grand Budapest upsets

Hollywood toasted free speech in its myriad forms, from Je Suis Charlie tributes to George Clooney punchlines, at an earnest Golden Globes on Sunday, where the tender coming-of-age drama Boyhood topped all films. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 12, 2015  11:48 am

Jacqueline Fernandez named PETA Indias Woman of the Year

Jacqueline Fernandez named PETA Indias Woman of the Year

Jacqueline Fernandez has been named PETA Indias Woman of the Year. The Sri Lankan beauty queen-turned-actress has been praised for using her celebrity status to highlight animal rights. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 21, 2014  10:28 am

People receive unexpected amount of money: how they responded was amazing

People receive unexpected amount of money: how they responded was amazing

An intriguing social experiment indicates what the respond of the people when a stranger gives away an unexpected amount of money for their works. MORE...

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The Brave New World of Windows 10

The Brave New World of Windows 10

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a slew of new features and capabilities coming in Windows 10: the convergence of the desktop and mobile; the advent of the killer universal app; more power and features for personal digital assistant Cortana.....

(0)Comments | January 24, 2015  02:32 pm

Android One program expands to Sri Lanka

Android One program expands to Sri Lanka

Google on Monday announced that Android One phones are finally ready to debut outside the Indian market. Select Android One smartphones will be released in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka in the coming weeks. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 22, 2014  11:27 am

Google translate adds 10 more languages, including Sinhala

Google translate adds 10 more languages, including Sinhala

Google has added support for 10 more languages to Google Translate, allowing an additional 200 million people to translate text to and from their native languages. Support for the 10 new languages is now live on the Google Translate web portal, and Google says that support will reach mobile apps shortly. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 13, 2014  10:24 am

Sri Lankas Mogo Reader among 9 global finalists

Sri Lankas Mogo Reader among 9 global finalists

The use of new media to fulfill day to day news requirements has been rapidly increasing in the past two decades. Researchers have found that the young generation tends to get their news through new media elements, proving the much talked decline on usage of newspapers, radio, and now even televisions. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 29, 2014  05:39 pm

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