NIZHNY NOVGOROD Friday: France became the first team to reach the World Cup semi-finals as goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann gave them a deserved 2-0 victory over Uruguay on Friday.
Representatives of the gem and jewellery sector met with President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday to appraise him of the challenges faced by the industry and discuss several proposals by the Gem and Jewellery Authority.
The Central Bank yesterday decided to keep policy rates steady on low inflation and moderate first quarter growth numbers, but said it would remain vigilant of global market developments and possible spillover effects, while continuing to closely monitor domestic real economic activity.
Diversified Sri Lankan conglomerate Sunshine Holdings PLC (CSE: SUN) announced that its shareholders unanimously approved the proposed private placement to raise Rs. 775 million with SBI Ven Holdings (Pte) Limited, the overseas private equity firm of Japan’s financial giant SBI Holdings Inc.
Reuters: Sri Lankan State-run fuel retailer Ceylon Petroleum Corp (CPC) has reversed an earlier decision to increase petrol and diesel prices at its fuel stations, a Government official said, hours after the Finance Ministry demanded a hike to stem losses.
Twelve boys and their football coach trapped in waterlogged caves in Thailand will not be rescued overnight as they cannot dive, an official says.