Day: September 1, 2017

Telecommunications levy removed from today

The 10% telecommunications levy imposed on data would be removed and the data capacity would be increased by 10 per cent from today.

Ranatunga-Sumathipala battle intensifies

Former World Cup winning national cricket captain and Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga has stepped up pressure on President Maithripala Sirisena and PM Ranil Wickremesinghe to remove Sri Lanka Cricket chief Thilanga Sumathipala.

Sri Lanka emerging as transit hub for cocaine smugglers: officials

International cocaine smugglers are increasingly turning to Sri Lankan as a transit hub in Asia, authorities say, after they made a series of seizures of the drug, some smuggled in containers of sugar from Brazil.

National Economic Council to meet soon to strengthen national economy – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the National Economic Council which was appointed by him to make a comprehensive transformation in the agriculture and industrial sectors in the country, with the objective of strengthening of the national economy, will meet for the first time on the 12th of September.