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Sunday, 20 March 2016


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The price of paddy has plummeted to Rs. 20 a kilo in some parts of the country. Here farmers in Hambantota gather their harvest. - Pic: Susantha Wijegunasekera

Centralised data base to nab tax evaders

The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) is setting up a centralised database of the business population to identify organisations and people who could be taxed. A proper data base will be a useful tool to increase tax collection. The survey to gather database information was conducted during the ‘Tax Week’ from March 14 to 18,


Consumer rights:

More ombudsmen, the need of the hour - Dr. Weerasooria

Consumer rights activists said the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) Act should be amended without further delay and more ombudsmen should be appointed to ensure the welfare of consumers. Insurance Ombudsman, Dr. Wickrema Weerasooria told a forum organised by the Institute of Policy,


Three sectors sustained growth momentum in 2015

Sri Lanka’s fastest growth sectors were finance, information technology and real estate which sustained its economic growth momentum in 2015, despite a sharp slowing in the last three months of the year, Director General, Department of Census and Statistics, Dr. A. J. Satharasinghe said.


‘Compensation proposed for fisher families woefully inadequate’:

Resumption of Port City project under fire

Eco groups and civil society organisations condemning the resumption of the Colombo Port City Project, said the government is not listening to the people and not including them in the decision-making process which is undemocratic and detrimental to society.


Power cuts hit biz community

Unannounced power interruptions in some parts of the country has affected the business community and they are uncertain of the future of their ventures as the cost of production has increased due to the use of alternate power sources.



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