wSamara, Monday: Neymar scored a stylish opener and set up substitute Roberto Firmino for a late second as Brazil cruised into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Mexico on Monday.
SriLankan Airlines made payments for wine and champagne sales in their inflight duty free services to a different company than Phoenix Duty Free Services Ltd., which had been given the contract, a top official from the national carrier told the Presidential Commission yesterday.
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC yesterday announced the appointments of Sivakrishnarajah Renganathan and Sanath Manatunge, two career bankers who have served the Bank for 37 years and 29 years respectively, as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, effective 27 July.
The Government of Republic of Korea has agreed to provide two concessional loans for USD 14 million (Approximately Rs.2,240 million) to Supply of 190 nos. of Garbage Collecting Compactors to Local Authorities of Sri Lanka in line with the Government’s target of strengthening local authorities with necessary equipment and technology to introduce modern solid waste management practices.
The British Council today announced the findings of its English Impact Survey – an evaluation of English Language capabilities amongst students in schools across Sri Lanka.
At the presentation, invitees were given access to statistics as well as to conclusions drawn from the report which was conducted for the first time, and on a global scale. An independent research project in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the British Council evaluated nearly 1,500 students from Grade 11 across a targeted sample of 148 government-funded schools over a period of a year.
Amid concerns North Korea appears to be bolstering — rather than dismantling its nuclear and missile facilities, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week will make a third trip to Pyongyang.
Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer says he will not resign, after hours of crisis talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel.