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Sri Lanka police query ex-president over abducted journalist

Rajapaksa told reporters that police asked him about Noyahr's release after former minister Karu Jayasuriya and the then editor of The Nation, Lalith Alahakoon, made phone calls seeking Rajapaksa's intervention. Rajapaksa's government is accused of using paramilitary groups to abduct, assault and ki

AP - 2018-08-17 15:32:10

Sri Lanka ex-president claims 'witch hunt' over kidnap probe

Rajapakse, who ruled his country with an iron fist for a decade, was interviewed by five detectives over the 2008 kidnapping and torture ofTheNationnews editor Keith Noyahr, near the end of Sri Lanka's bloody civil war.

TRTWORLD.COM - 2018-08-17 16:27:23

Who needs Thailand? The best alternative gap year destinations, from Laos to Sri Lanka

It's that time of year when grades have rolled in, plans are being made, and others are being put on hold as disappointments are digested. And when other schemes are being hatched, for travels into the distant yonder - for a few weeks, a few months, or longer.

YAHOO! - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Sri Lanka hotel room price controls not removed: Minister

Two and one star hotels also have minimum rates. However, a guest has to pay more, as indirect taxes are added to the minimum price.

ECONOMYNEXT.COM - 2018-08-17 12:18:00

Sri Lanka : Sri Lanka\'s apparel sector training body to expand services to South Asia

Aug 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's foremost apparel sector training body, Sri Lanka Institute of Textile and Apparel (SLITA) is planning to expand its services to South Asia region, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said.

COLOMBO PAGE - 2018-08-17 11:11:00

Ripple collaborates with Cargills Bank: A promising change for Sri Lanka?

On 15thAugust, Cargills Bank Limited, a notable commercial bank in Sri Lanka announced their collaboration with Ripple, a prominent payment provider. The partnership was decided upon to enable cross-border inward remittances to Sri Lanka using RippleNet. Cargills Bank has also decided to adopt xCurr

BITCOINWARRIOR.NET - 2018-08-17 11:03:49

10 Superb Sri Lankan Restaurants in London

WhenHoppersopened in Soho around three years ago in a glory of metaphorical flashbulbs, the gushing was immediate. Sri Lankan food had arrived in London! And it offered a sexier version of dosa! And eggs! This must have been bemusing for Sri Lankan restaurateurs who’d been quietly grating coconuts t

EATER - 2018-08-17 14:56:42

Sri Lanka: Over 200 returnees apply for Sri Lankan citizenship at Mannar ICMC

Over 200 returnees had applied for Sri Lankan citizenship at an integrated Consular Mobile Service (ICMS) held in Mannar this week, the Foreign ministry said yesterday. The 2nd Integrated Consular Mobile Service (ICMS), coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was held on 12 – 13 August 2018

HUMANITARIANNEWS.ORG - 2018-08-17 09:20:00

Japanese defense minister to visit Sri Lanka amid China links

Japan had helped plan funded Colombo port development since the 1980s, also with loans, but made it a leading port in the world which is extremely profitable. (Colombo/Aug16/2018)

ECONOMYNEXT.COM - 2018-08-17 09:11:00

Sri Lanka : New entrepreneurs to be trained in developing businesses under the \'Enterprise Sri Lanka\' loan program

Aug 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera on Thursday chaired a meeting between the Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank and the Heads of Bank of Ceylon, Peoples Bank and the Regional Development Bank to expedite the "Enterprise Sri Lanka" loan program.

COLOMBO PAGE - 2018-08-17 09:03:00

Sri Lanka: UNHCR invites Sri Lanka to play an active role in the organization

Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva, met with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Mr. Filippo Grandi, at the UNHCR Headquarters, on 15 August 2018.Recalling the long-standing, productive partnership between Sri Lanka an

HUMANITARIANNEWS.ORG - 2018-08-17 08:50:00

Sri Lanka could face tighter external refinancing conditions

Sri Lanka could face significantly tighter external refinancing conditions during the next five years, which would quickly lead to much weaker debt affordability, especially if the currency were to depreciate at the same time, Moody’s Investors Service said today.

COLOMBOGAZETTE.COM - 2018-08-17 05:54:05

Sri Lanka: Vehicles Failing Standards To Be Re-Exported At Importers’ Cost

Vehicles imported in Sri lanka on Letters of Credit (LCs) opened after July 13, 2018, should undergo a pre-shipment Emission Inspection and Certification, an Extraordinary Gazette Notice dated August 10 said.

EURASIAREVIEW.COM - 2018-08-17 05:30:46

Sri Lanka rupee opens weaker, stocks flat

In equities, the Colombo All Share index opened 0.06 percent lower, down 3.81 points to 6,079.78, and the S&P SL20 index of more liquid stocks was 0.05 percent higher, up 1.75 points to 3,249.91.

ECONOMYNEXT.COM - 2018-08-17 05:02:00


Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva, met with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Mr. Filippo Grandi, at the UNHCR Headquarters, on 15th August 2018. Recalling the long-standing, productive partnership between Sri Lanka

RADIO EGYPT - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

BetConstruct brings live casino to Bally’s in Sri Lanka

The new offering will enable the land-based casino to expand online, bringing the thrill of the live gaming floor to desktop, tablet and mobile devices.BetConstruct has developed a custom solution for Bally’s Casino in Colombo, working in partnership with the operator, with the live dealer environme

GAMINGINTELLIGENCE.COM - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Sri Lanka shares lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.53%

Investing.com – Sri Lanka equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in theBeverages & Tobacco,Hotels & TravelandConstruction & Engineeringsectors propelled shares lower.

INVESTING.COM - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Sri Lanka Premier condoles former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was receiving treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, died on Thursday after a prolonged illness, at the age of 93.

COLOMBO PAGE - 2018-08-16 22:10:00

Aug 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka and Oman have signed agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Sultanate of Oman.

During the Meeting, Sri Lanka and Oman reaffirmed the commitment to further consolidate and advance bilateral political and economic cooperation. The discussions focused on the follow-up action on the decisions made at the First Meeting of the Sri Lanka-Oman Bilateral Consultations held in Muscat in

COLOMBO PAGE - 2018-08-16 21:41:00

Mark Zuckerberg Buys a Little Bit of Lionel Messi's Magic

Alex Webb is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering Europe's technology, media and communications industries. He previously covered Apple and other technology companies for Bloomberg News in San Francisco.Read more opinionFollow @atbwebb on TwitterLISTEN TO ARTICLE3:09When Facebook Inc. looks for wa