GALLE, Wednesday: Sri Lankan batsmen put up a wretched batting performance against spin to hand to England a huge advantage in the first cricket Test played at the Galle International Stadium yesterday.
The decline of the Colombo stock market continued owing to negative sentiments as investors lost confidence amidst the deteriorating political scenario. Acuity Stock Brokers said the Bourse ended on a negative note as the ASPI decreased by 1.24%, or 74.88 points, to close at 5,987.21 points, while the S&P SL20 Index also decreased by 2.51%, or 79.94 points, to close at 3,110.64.
Central Bank (CB) says Sri Lanka’s Reserve Money growth is well within the projections this year and it has not printed a large amount of to finance the government’s fiscal commitments.
The Monetary Board, with the concurrence of the Hon. Minister of Finance, has promoted Assistant Governors, Mr. S R Attygalle and Mr. H A Karunaratne to the post of Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) with effect from 31st October 2018. Mr. S R Attygalle
Warns debt financing in danger on possible higher interest rates
Says Rs. 7 b outflow from Govt. securities since standoff Insists suspended loans by international partners hampering development
Eran renews call for Parliament to be reconvened
U.S. President Donald Trump forced out the country's top law enforcement officer on Wednesday, a possible prelude to derailing the special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
A Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row has been freed from prison, her lawyer says.