Ampara is fast returning to normal, the Industry and Commerce Ministry said in a statement yesterday, with efforts being made to establish an inter-religious peace committee to quell community tensions.
Twenty-time tennis grand slam champion Roger Federer has won the 2017 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year and Comeback of the Year awards. The 36-year-old Swiss won the Australian Open and Wimbledon titles in 2017 after seven years without a major.
Reuters: The Sri Lankan rupee ended weaker yesterday as dollar demand by importers and banks outpaced selling of the greenback by exporters, dealers said.
Sri Lanka is mulling linking its considerable SME base to global markets through a highly-active industry sub-sector. SMEs, a core sector of the Sri Lankan economy creating more than 50% of employment, have their biggest presence in the ‘food processing’ sub-sector.
With no end in sight to the Rohingya refugee crisis, faith leaders and advocacy groups fanned out across Capitol Hill on Wednesday to pressure U.S. lawmakers to fast-track legislation punishing Myanmar's government and demanding better treatment of the country's Muslim minority.
White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, who has been one of President Donald Trump’s closest confidantes since before his election, is quitting.