Day: August 4, 2018

No one objected on pay hike: Kiriella

Public Enterprise Development Minister and House Leader Lakshman Kiriella said yesterday there was no objection from anyone at the July 17 party leaders meeting to the proposed pay hike of parliamentarians in line with the salary scales of judicial officers.



Sri Lanka secures $1 billion Chinese loan

Sri Lanka’s central bank on Friday announced that it had secured a $1 billion loan from China as the island — a key link in Beijing’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative (BRI) — develops closer relations with Asia’s largest economy.