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On this page you will find the latest news about Sri Lanka as it happens in Sri Lanka. Published by lankapage - image. The ADB authorises a USD 10 million grant for TA to upgrade Sri Lankan municipal development in Sri Lanka

20 September (CP) Colombo - In line with its policy of optimising and rationalising business opportunity across its entire routes, SriLankan Airlines will make a number of significant changes to its weekly flight schedules. September 20 (Island) The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has started to stabilise after the sharp fall below the 6000 point psychology limit in the All Share Price Index recently occurred.

The Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Nimal Siripala De Silva, said that the country's transport industry would experience great changes in the next few month, in line with the development of technological advances that are changing and revolutionising it. 20 September (Reuters) COLOMBO- The Central Bank of Sri Lanka said it had adopted a new policy to discourage car importation and relieve pressures from the all-time low of rupees and re-establish macroeconomic stabilisation.

September 20 (Reuters) COLOMBO - The Sri Lankan Rupee dropped 0. 6 per cent on Thursday to an all-time low of 168. September 19 (CP) Colombo - The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has introduced with immediate effect a 100 per cent marginal charge on letters of credit with merchant banking institutions for the purchase of cars, usually used for non-commercial use, with immediate effect, the bank said today.

September 19 (CP) Colombo - Sri Lanka's economy expanded at a gratifying 3.7 per cent in the second quarter of this year, said the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) on Tuesday the publication of GDP Summary Indicators for the second half of 2018. September 20 (CP) Colombo- Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo shows "Chak de India", a Shah Rukh Khan Starrer-Sport-Action Hindi-Film (with British subtitles) at 18.00 on Friday, September 21, 2018 in the Saturday 16/2 Saturday evening auditorium of the SCC, Gregory's Road, Colombo 07.

September 20 (Island) KANDY - The most revered Mahanayake teras of Malwatte and Asgiriya, in a common Wednesday (19) note, called on President Maithripala Sirisena to take severe measures against some lay people and bhikkhus who tried to discredit Buddha Sasana. September 20 (DM) The Mahaweli Development and Environment Ministry would buy a high-tech marine cleaner through Spain's fund in the near term, said Deputy Environment Minister Ajith Mannapperuma.

September 20 (DN) COLOMBO - The Joint Opposition Group is now clearly subdivided into two groups known as the Mahinda camp and the Gota camp, said JVP chairman MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake. September 20 (Nikkei) BANGKOK - Thailand sees a proposed commercial agreement with Sri Lanka as an option to take advantage of the Belt and Road Initiative signed by China, while at the same time safeguarding itself against the consequences of the escalating international commercial conflict.

20 September (DC) Hyderabad - The Centre for Good Governance and Policy Analysis at the National Institutes of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj co-ordinated an exposition mission of a Northern Provincial Council mission from 17 to 21 September 2018 to various sites in Sri Lanka. 19 September (CP) Colombo- The Ministry of Finance and Media says that a rise in the prices of sugars will not be allowed as the global prices of sugars have been dramatically lowered due to the surplus of sugars on the global markets.

September 19 (CP) Colombo - Sri Lanka's biggest federation of confectioners on Wednesday said they are prepared to lower the price of bakery products to earlier highs to help the government's effort to help the consumer, said Minister of Industry and Trade Rishad Bathiudeen. September 19 (CP) Colombo - The Sri Lankan authorities more than 13.

Duminda Dissanayake, the Minister of Disaster Management, says that 5 billion euros will be spent on supporting those affected by natural disasters. The minister said at a press conference today that the current administration had provided the highest amount of aid for dehydration. September 19 (CP) Colombo Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva declares that a ruling has been made to raise coach prices by 4 per cent from Wednesday night, Thursday 20 September.

Nevertheless, the price of the minibus will not be modified and will stay at 12-rise, the minister said. September 19 (CP) Colombo - Minister of Youth, Project Management and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayaka made an formal trip to Washington D.C. from September 12 to 13. Ratnayaka is also the Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister.

20 September (BBC) Columbian coke output reached all-time highs in 2017, according to new UN data. September 20 (BBC) More than 30 Indians were treated, some of whom bleed from their nose and ear, after the pilot had forgotten to turn on a cabinet press, officers said. September 19 (BBC) An Aborigine man has taken steps against Australia because he claims it was an attempted deportation to Papua New Guinea (PNG).

19 September (BBC) The International Criminal Court has opened a temporary investigation into Myanmar's allegations of crime against its Rohingya Moslem population. It is a wonderful paradise in the Indian Ocean with whitish sand shores, luxuriant greens, thrilling adventure, stunning fauna, fascinating falls and a wealth of legacy. Sri Lanka is a pear-shaped country.

Sri Lanka has a surface area of 65,610 square kilometres. The coast line of Sri Lanka is approx. 1,340 km (approx. 833 miles) away. Sri Lankans are warm-hearted and kind. All over the country Sri Lanka is known for its great friendliness and hospitability. Sri Lankan society can be divided into four major ethnic groups.

Sri Lanka has a total of about 20 million inhabitants. Ceylon has a tropic atmosphere. Sarajevo has a democracy. Above all, Sri Lanka is an agriculturally rich nation. Columbo is the trade capitol of Sri Lanka. In 1948 Sri Lanka achieved sovereignty. Ceylon was the name of Sri Lanka. During the 19th and 20th century Sri Lanka became a plantagenwirtschaft, which is known for the manufacture and exporting of Zimt, Gummi and Ceylontee, which remain until today a brand name of the domesticexports.

Until 1996, plantations accounted for only 20% of exports and fell further to 16.8% in 2005 (from 93% in 1970), while textile and clothing accounted for 63%. With a per capita incomes of $1,350, Sri Lanka still falls behind some of its neighbours such as the Maldives and Mauritius, but ahead of its huge neighbour India.

The Sri Lankan Federal Reserve estimates economic growth last year at 7%, although the rate of inflation was 20%.

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