Items filtered by date: Tuesday, 04 September 2018

London, Monday: Alastair Cook announced on Monday he would retire from international cricket after the fifth Test against India, with England's leading Test run-scorer saying he had "nothing left in the tank".

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will deliver the keynote address at the final session of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit (SLES) 2018, organised by Sri Lanka’s apex business chamber, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC).

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In the backdrop of the Finance Ministry preparing its Budget for 2019, Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy has called for strong deficit control, as any fiscal slippage could make it more challenging for Sri Lanka to meet an estimated $15 billion in debt repayments starting next year.

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Hemasiri new President’s Chief of Staff

People’s Bank Chairman Hemasiri Fernando has been appointed as the Chief of Staff of the President.

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witha view of maintaining stable domestic coconut prices, the Finance Ministry has increased Special Commodity Levy (SCL) for palm oil by Rs.20 to Rs. 175 from Rs.155 recently, official sources said.

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A U.S. service member has been killed and another wounded in an apparent insider attack in eastern Afghanistan, according to a statement Monday from the NATO-led Resolute Support mission.

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At least eight people have been killed in an explosion at a munitions factory in South Africa, a spokesman for the fire and rescue services has said.

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