Items filtered by date: Monday, 14 May 2018

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is widely speculated to be a 2019 presidential candidate, yesterday unveiled his vision 2030 for Sri Lanka, promising to transform the economy with futuristic policies and measures but more importantly with the right people and execution.

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Power crisis likely

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has warned that the country would have to face a severe power crisis if the ongoing work-to-rule campaign, by CEB Engineers’ Union (CEBEU), continues.

Published in Sri Lanka
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Bus operators warn of strike

Irked over the increase in fuel prices, private bus operators have threatened to launch a countrywide strike if the Government does not approve a fare hike for them. Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) President, Gemunu Wijeratne told Ceylon Today that the association will be forced to cease services from 17 May, if the Government does not approve a proper increase in bus fares.

Published in Sri Lanka
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Upul Tharanga lifts Galle to top

Galle and Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga leads the point table as the highest run-getter in the SLC Super Provincial One-Day cricket) tournament that will be continued today with two matches at the R. Premadasa Stadium and P. Sara Oval.

Published in Sports
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CB says 1Q 2018 growth to rebound to 3.7%

Economy still below potential, output gap exists says Governor
Inflation to remain on target despite fuel hike, no wage pressure observed
Rupee depreciates 3.2%, CB intervenes with $100million to defend, vigilant of market manipulations Concerned of high vehicle imports, stands ready to use macro-prudential measures
Supports tax increase on gold imports, believes jewelry exports not impacted

Published in Business
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Govt. rolls out kerosene subsidy

The Finance Ministry yesterday said a kerosene subsidy would be given to fishermen, Samurdhi recipients, hill country families and residents in areas with no power connectivity.

Published in Business

DUBAI (Reuters): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated yesterday that Tehran would remain committed to its 2015 nuclear deal if its interests could be protected and said the US withdrawal from the accord was a “violation of morals”.

Published in Business

Mastercard and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau (SLTPB) are offering exciting opportunities for Indian travellers to access the convenience of cashless payments and attractive discounts on dining, shopping and staying in Sri Lanka.

Published in Business

US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, have arrived in Israel ahead of the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem on Monday.

Published in World

A family of six who carried out three church bombings in Indonesia had returned from Syria, police say.

Published in World