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Tea Industry as a whole is said to be profitable while most estate operations report loss

By Dr. U. Pethiyagoda As a sector of indisputable importance to the nation, the tea industry draws periodic comments and now seems such a time. Court Lodge Estate, Kandapola-pic by: UKInSriLanka The various assessments and comments are naturally, not wholly acceptable. In fact, my long held view is that the assumed profitability of the industry […]

‘Why India? I don’t know why everybody talks about India’? – Basil Rajapaksa

By Namini Wijedasa Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa who is once again playing a central role in directing India-Sri Lanka relations last week refused to clarify whether President Rajapaksa had promised a visiting Indian delegation to implement the 13th Amendment in full. Excerpts from the interview: How healthy are India-Sri Lanka relations? I think very […]