Day: September 4, 2018

Fire breaks out at Bloemendhal garbage dump

A fire broke out at the Bloemendhal garbage dump in Colombo a short while ago, the Colombo Fire Brigade said.

Faiszer says his nephew is innocent

The family of the Sri Lankan student in New South Wales accused of planning to assassinate senior Australian politicians say the alleged Islamic State affiliate is “just like any other boy”.

JO demands Opp. Leader post, turns down invitation to join delegation to New Delhi

The Joint Opposition has rejected Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s invitation to join a parliamentary group invited by the Lok Sabha as a protest against Jayasuriya’s decision not to recognise the JO as the legitimate opposition.

PM says marked drop in crime rate

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that according to Police reports the recorded crimes in the country have decreased by 35% while the number of cleared cases have increased by 20% during the year 2017.

New Chinese loan may further plunge Sri Lanka into debt trap

NEW DELHI: India’s southern neighbour Sri Lanka may plunge further into the Chinese debt trap with Colombo yet again turning to Beijing for fresh loans, which will come during the final quarter of 2018.

Sri Lanka rupee hits fresh low of 161.60 per dollar – dealers

The Sri Lankan rupee fell to a new low of 161.60 per dollar on Monday due to higher importer dollar demand, while exporters awaited a reversal in the depreciation trend to convert the U.S. currency, dealers said.