The Sri Lankan rupee fell 0.5 percent and hit an all-time low of 166.00 per dollar on Tuesday, weighed down by higher dollar demand from importers amid reluctant greenback sales by exporters, market sources said.
Three elephants including a young calf were killed after a herd was hit by the Batticaloa bound train while the elephants were walking across the tracks near the 127km post between the Habarana and Palugaswewa railway stations.
The United National Party (UNP) Working Committee will soon take vital decisions with regard to the national elections that are due in 2019 and 2020, Party General Secretary and Minister, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said yesterday.
Regarded as the first Tamil filmmaker to openly criticize the LTTE, Jude Ratnam says he is not surprised by the backlash but insists his film ‘Demons in Paradise’ can help foster reconciliation between the Tamil and Sinhalese community in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka’s $1.4 billion (£1.07 billion) Port City development has elicited parallels to numerous major urban centres. At 665 acres, the project is about the same size as central London, but its design resembles that of cities like Hong Kong, Singapore, and Dubai.
The Sri Lankan rupee touched a fresh low of 165.10 per dollar on Monday, due to higher dollar demand from importers and banks to facilitate foreign bond outflows amid exporters who were reluctant to sell the U.S. currency, market sources said.