Items filtered by date: Saturday, 16 December 2017

Fair prices for essentials - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday, said the government has taken measures to introduce fair price shops in collaboration with the private sector and the Lak Sathosa to ensure fair prices for essential commodities in the open market.


USD 270 million Financial Assistance from ADB

The Government of Sri Lanka entered into 3 Loan Agreements worth of USD 270 million with the Asian Development Bank for the implementation of two projects; Integrated Road Investment Program and Jaffna Kilinochchi Water Supply Project. A loan of USD 150 million was obtained for the investments required for the 4th Tranche of the Integrated Road Investment Program and two loans worth of USD 120 million were obtained as additional financing for the investment required for the ongoing Jaffna Kilinochchi Water Supply Project.


Three French female artists at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival

Three French artists will participate in the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2018: the photographer Marie-Caroline Senlis, the writer Maylis de Kerangal and, through her film, the film director Dominique Cabrera. Since its launch in 2007, the festival has become one of the most important literary events in South Asia for both authors and literary fans around the world. The festival is celebrated every year around the historic Dutch Fort of Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


PIA still owes money to Sri Lankan Airlines

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has not paid money for Sri Lankan Airlines for the training provided to cockpit and cabin crew of the Airbus A330-300 aircraft it wet-leased from debt-ridden SriLankan Airlines last year, officials connected to the deal said.

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