Day: May 26, 2018

Dhananjaya De Silva quits West Indies tour after father’s murder

The father of Sri Lankan cricket allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the eve of the national team’s departure to the West Indies on Friday, police said.



Government to launch IT surveillance

A multi-stakeholder network involving law enforcement agencies and intelligence services was being trained to detect drug trafficking via social media (including Facebook), the deep web, dark web and dark nets, through information technology-based surveillance and infiltration of these modes of transfer.



At least 46,000 new tax files were ‘voluntarily’ opened in just a month: Finance Minister

At least 46,000 new tax files were opened within the first month after the new Inland Revenue Act was implemented, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said on Wednesday.



Sri Lanka accepts $1 billion, 8-year syndicated loan from China Development Bank

Sri Lanka has accepted an eight-year China Development Bank $1 billion syndicated loan to repay loans maturing this year, two top Finance Ministry officials said on Friday.