Items filtered by date: Saturday, 18 August 2018

Saturday, 18 August 2018 09:04

84 players, four teams

Captains Thisara Perera (Dambulla), Angelo Mathews (Kandy), Suranga Lakmal (Galle) and Dinesh Chandimal (Colombo) pose with the SLC T20 Trophy that will be awarded to the winners of the tournament.

Published in Sports

SriLankan Airlines has introduced a series of measures to mitigate inconvenience to its passengers from the closure of Cochin International Airport due to flooding with options to travel from other destinations in South India.

Published in Business

Reuters: Shares extended losses for a sixth straight session on Friday, marking their lowest close in more than seven weeks as foreign investors trimmed equity exposure amid fears that the Government may introduce new taxes on several sectors.

Published in Business
Saturday, 18 August 2018 08:57

Rupee ends weaker, near all-time low

Reuters: The rupee closed weaker and near its all-time low on Friday due to importer dollar demand and foreign outflows from equities and Government securities, dealers said.

Published in Business

The Central Bank yesterday noted that the Banking Act does not prohibit granting loans to directors or their family but such a transaction is required to comply with additional prudential requirements given the potential conflict of interest.

Published in Business
Saturday, 18 August 2018 08:47

Monsoon waters kill hundreds in Indian state

At least 324 people have been killed in flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala in what local officials say is the worst flooding in 100 years.

Published in World

Former cricket star Imran Khan has been elected prime minister of Pakistan in a vote at the country's National Assembly.

Published in World
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