Items filtered by date: Wednesday, 22 August 2018

The Sri Lanka women’s kabaddi team were beaten by 38 points to 12 by India in the Asian Games held in Tarman Indra, Indonesia yesterday. This is the second defeat suffered by the Lankan lasses having lost to Thailand by 15-41 in an earlier match.

Published in Sports

The Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging, supported by professional event partner CDC Events together with the support of Government and private sector organisations, will host ‘Lankapak 2018’ – one of the most anticipated and respected event in the packaging and printing sector calendar which runs from 14 to 16 September at the BMICH. The three-day event celebrates its 37th anniversary this year and is already shaping up to be the biggest and best show in its history.

Published in Business

The new branding and marketing campaign of Sri Lanka tourism will be unveiled at the World Travel Mart (WTM) in London in November in a bid to boost more high-end visitors to the country.

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Hayleys 1Q19 revenue tops Rs. 50 b

Leading diversified conglomerate Hayleys PLC has generated strong top-line performance across all of its key business verticals resulting in a 74% Year-on-Year (YoY) increase in revenue up to Rs. 50.6 billion during the quarter ended 30 June 2018 (1Q19).

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Rupee hits fresh low on foreign outflows

Reuters: The rupee touched a record low of 160.65 per dollar on Tuesday as importer dollar demand and foreign outflows from government securities weighed on the currency, dealers said. The rupee hit 160.65 earlier in the trade, before closing at 160.60/70, compared with Monday’s close of 160.50/70. It surpassed a record low of 160.60 hit in the previous session. The currency has declined 4.6% so far this year.

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Britain’s foreign secretary is calling for traditional Western allies to join in a united front against Russia’s “aggressive and malign behavior,” expressing confidence that the United States under President Donald Trump will lead the way.

Published in World

Ten government ministers in Australia have offered to resign following a failed bid to oust Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as party leader.

Published in World
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