Day: March 18, 2018

Sri Lanka lifts state of emergency as ethnic tensions subside

Sri Lanka’s president announced he has lifted the nationwide state of emergency that was imposed after communal clashes resulted in the deaths of three people.



$100 million WB funds for RPCs soon

Sri Lanka moves closer in securing $100 million World Bank (WB) funding to restructure Sri Lanka’s Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) which is facing a severe shortage of working capital and investments, announced Minister of Plantation Industries, Navin Dissanayake



BMW said to be driven by Minister’s son hits two cars before plunging into canal

A BMW reportedly driven by the son of a senior UNP party official and Cabinet Minister crashed into two cars before plunging into a canal connected to the Diyawanna Oya in Thalawathugoda near Parliament yesterday morning



Bangladesh get away with slap on the wrist

The shameful behaviour of Bangladesh players during the closely contested last group game of the Nidahas Trophy tournament match at RPS on Friday hasn’t been met with condemnation it deserved as both captain Shakib Al Hasan and reserve player Nurul Hasan have got away with a slap on the wrist having been handed 25 percent fines.