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Sunday, 21 April 2013





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Opinion: ĎAsylum-seekersí fleeing Lanka for economic opportunities

In contrast to the weary boatloads of Sri Lankans making the dangerous asylum-shopping trip to Australia, millions of different shoppers were out in force as the island prepared for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations. This year, economists noted a change in the spending patterns - lower-income people were spending more freely than the better-paid shoppers in the capital, Colombo.

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26th anniversary of Central Bus Stand bomb blast :

A nightmare in Pettah

It was around 5.00 p.m. on April 21, 1987: A busy Tuesday evening after the long holiday of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Flocks of office workers were rushing towards the Central Bus Stand, Pettah to catch a bus home. Both CTB and private outbound buses were parked along Bodhiraja Mawatha, loading commuters.

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Hambantota Port to make Lanka S Asian transshipment hub

Investor confidence for the Ruhunu Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port is increasing with several global players and local investors wanting to stamp their footprint there. The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) has an ambitious task to attract billions of dollars worth of investments to the port and though the Opposition is trying to make a mockery of the situation,

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