DUBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has officially handed over the hosting rights of the upcoming edition of the biennale Asia Cup Cricket Tournament to the Emirates Cricket Board. The matches will be held in the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
China is confident of completing their multiple investments in southern Sri Lanka with the fourth phase of the highway from Mattala Airport to the Hambantota Port and the Matara-Beliatta railway extension likely to be completed by January 2019, top officials said.
The Government has removed floor rates for call charges to promote cost optimisation and assist the industry to expand their market share, a top official said yesterday.
Confident of resilience built by strong postwar growth, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority yesterday stuck to removing a nine-year-old minimum room rate scheme for Colombo hotels, despite a proposal by Tourism Minister John Amaratunga to discuss the issue in November and protests by hoteliers, setting the stage for a potential standoff between stakeholders. SLTDA Director General Upali Rathnayake insisted the SLTDA Board arrived at a decision to remove the minimum room rate for five-star hotels in Colombo at a meeting held in July and the authority would gazette the decision soon.
Sri Lanka’s e-com pioneer Dulith Herath was recently presented with the ‘Asia Pacific Retail Entrepreneur of the Year’ award. The award presented by Enterprise Asia celebrated Herath’s influence upon the local online retail sector by starting Sri Lanka’s first e-com site Kapruka.com.
Rescue workers in Italy have found the bodies of three more people in the wreckage of Genoa's collapsed motorway bridge, bringing the death toll to 43.