Day: August 17, 2018

Keith Noyahr abduction: Sri Lanka ex-president says ‘can’t remember’

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa told the CID Friday that he was unable to recall two crucial telephone calls which investigators link him to the abductors of news editor Keith Noyahr 10 years ago.

Government gazettes new revenue proposals

The government has gazetted a series of amendments to the Finance Act to give effect to several revenue proposals in the budget 2018, including taxes on cellular towers, luxury motor vehicles, vehicle entitlement and carbon emissions.

SLTB in the black for first time

The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) which was incurring heavy losses for many years, had earned a profit of Rs. 1,618 million last year, for the first time in its history.


Exactly three year ago, the people went to the polls to reaffirm the mandate given to the two major political forces in the country to work together. President Maithripala Sirisena who won the Presidential Election in January 2015 had already appointed UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister.

SLSFTA won’t be suspended: Malik under fire over receives SLFP backing

The SLFP yesterday threw its weight behind Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrema, now under heavy fire over Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) finalized in January this year.