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Dayanidhi Maran met Karunanidhi in Chennai-Photo journalists attacked by the DMK men at Air Port on his arrival

The union minister Dayanidhi Maran, who resigned from his minister post for his alleged involvement in the 2G-Spectrum Scam arrived here from Delhi on Friday night and met his grandfather and DMK leader M Karunanidhi and discussed about the ongoing political situation.

Indices gain for the week

Colombo Stock Market turnover was dominated by Vaillbel One (VONE) which commenced trading for the first time on 8 July 2011. The counter started trading at Rs.38 and later slipped to close at Rs.30.70 while indices also closed red despite appreciating during early trading.

Hillary Clinton visiting India

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to visit India on July 19 for strategic talks with Indian leaders, a spokesman for the foreign ministry said on Friday.

Policy interest rates unchanged: Central bank of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka will continue with the unchanged policy interest rates for the month of July says Central bank of Sri Lanka.

The Supreme Court allowed the nominations of UPFA to the Galnewa Pradeshiya Sabha

The Supreme Court yesterday (8) allowed the acceptance of the nomination papers of the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance to the forthcoming election for the Galnewa Pradeshiya Sabha (Village Council) in the Anuradhapura district of the North Central Province.

Fitch Affirms National Long-Term Ratings of Four Sri Lankan Banks

Fitch Ratings Lanka has affirmed the National Long-Term ratings of Bank of Ceylon (BOC), People's Bank (PB), Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC (CB) and Sampath Bank PLC (SB).

2G scam: Pranab Mukherjee, Kapil Sibal defend Chidambaram

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday sought clarify non-recording of a meeting between his predecessor P Chidambaram and former Telecom Minister A Raja regarding 2G spectrum allocation.

Sri Lanka’s inflation is expected to drop in the coming months

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka said that inflation is expected to drop over the next few months with the country’s economy expanding by 7.9 per cent in the first quarter of 2011, sustaining its high growth momentum in the previous year into 2011 as well.

Professor Sivathambi’s Demise – A great Loss to the Tamil Literary World

Ina statement released by V. Anandasangaree, President of the Tamil United Liberation Front revealed that the sudden demise of Professor Karthigesu Sivathamby is a great loss to the Tamil World.

Beware The Tobacco Bullies: Do Not Let Them Use Free Trade Agreements To Endanger Public Health

Tobacco giants, who always put profit ahead of lives and health, are invoking investor-state dispute mechanisms in bilateral investment agreements to challenge moves of governments which are aimed at controlling the widespread use of tobacco products.

Sri Lanka & Pakistan successfully conclude the 10th JEC sessions in Islamabad


The Ministerial Level (trade) meeting between Sri Lanka and Pakistan after a lapse of six year period took place on July 4-5, in Islamabad, as the two South Asian countries met to discuss “Sri Lanka - Pakistan Joint Economic Commission”.


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