Day: June 23, 2018

Main suspect in Matara jewellery theft shot dead by police

Chamara Indrajith, who was arrested in connection with yesterday’s jewellery shop robbery and shootout in Matara, has been shot and killed by police officers when he allegedly attempted to hurl a grenade at them.



Sri Lanka launches $818m programme to boost faltering economy

Sri Lanka launched an 130 billion rupee ($818.12 million) programme on Friday to generate entrepreneurship and rural development and boost faltering growth, officials said.



Sri Lankan rupee extends recovery as exporters sell dollar

The Sri Lankan rupee ended firmer on Friday, further pulling away from a record-low, as exporters sold the U.S. dollar and foreign investors bought government securities a day after the island nation received more than half a billion dollars from a Chinese port operator, dealers said.