Items filtered by date: Monday, 20 August 2018

BCCI hands over Asia Cup hosting rights to the Emirates

  • Published in Sports

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 projects steam ahead

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.


Battle lines drawn over fate of minimum room rates

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.

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