The Sri Lankan has depreciated against the US Dollar, today (20), to a new record low as the selling rate closed at Rs 168.63.
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka said it had enacted a new measure to deter vehicle imports and take pressure off the rupee, which is hovering at a record low, and to restore macro-economic stability.
The Law & Order Minister has informed the Secretary to the ministry to investigate the allegations against IGP Pujith Jayasundara at a ministerial-level, deputy minister Nalin Bandara told Parliament this morning.
The Joint Opposition group is now clearly divided into two camps known as the Mahinda Camp and Gota Camp , JVP leader MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake said.
After Nepal snubbing India by refusing to join military exercises in Pune, it was now the turn of another neighbour, Sri Lanka — deciding against giving control of Palaly Airport to India.