Items filtered by date: Thursday, 02 August 2018

DAMBULLA, Wednesday: Sri Lanka’s dip in fortunes in the one-day game continued when they lost the second ODI to South Africa by four wickets at the Rangiri Dambulla Stadium yesterday to trail the five-match series 2-0.

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The Finance Ministry yesterday revised upwards the excise duty levied on vehicles with engine capacity less than 1000cc, to control the heavy outflow of foreign exchange.

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Govt. lights up more taxes on cigarettes

The Finance Ministry yesterday announced that the excise duty on cigarette has been increased by Rs. 3.80 per stick with immediate effect.

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HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters): China’s Huawei Technologies overtook Apple Inc. to become the world’s second-biggest smartphone seller in the June quarter, data from market research firms showed, as it gained ground in Europe and expanded its lead back home.

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Shared held by Emirates in SriLankan Airlines worth $ 53 million were transferred to People’s Bank, National Savings Bank (NSB), and the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) after its nationalisation in 2010 without Cabinet approval, the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) heard yesterday.

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U.S. President Donald Trump sought to ratchet up pressure on China for trade concessions by proposing a higher 25 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, his administration said Wednesday.

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A government crackdown in Zimbabwe after Monday's elections has prompted international calls for restraint.

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