CB bond issue report presented to House


Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) today tabled in Parliament the final report of the Central Bank (CB) Treasury Bonds probe  which concluded that former   Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran was directly responsible for the questionable bond transaction and recommended that legal action be taken against him and other CB officials involved in it.

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Customs seizes stock of expired mackerel


A consignment of frozen mackerel fish of Norwegian origin imported from Singapore has been seized by the officers of the Central Investigation Bureau of Sri Lanka Customs.

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List of goods exempt from VAT


The Finance Ministry in a statement released a list of goods and services the VAT will not be imposed on.

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Bail granted for former Army officer remanded over Lasantha killing


Former Army Intelligence officer, Prem Anada Udalagama, who was remanded for the alleged invelovement in the killing of Lasantha Wickremetunga,  former Editor of the Sunday Leader, was released on bail.

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Restorers uncover the slab that held the body of Jesus Christ


he burial slab that many Christians believe once held the body of Jesus Christ has been uncovered by scientists for the first time in centuries.

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COPE report on CB bond issue presented in Parliament


The  COPE report on the Central Bank bond issue was presented to  Parliament by the Chairman of the Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE) MP Sunil Handunnetti, a short while ago.

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PM makes statement on economy to Parliament; Says time to come together to take country forward


 Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today made a statement to Parliament on the state of the economy during which he said that it was time for the country to rise above personal opinions and different political affiliations and come together to take our country forward.

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Govt. to sell white elephants to cut $1 bn in debt


Sri Lanka said Thursday it will reduce its foreign debt by $1 billion by selling off former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse's vanity projects.

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World's oldest full-rigged ship in Colombo


The Norwegian vessel SS Sørlandet, the world's oldest full-rigged ship, is currently in Sri Lanka as part of its two-year circumnavigation of the globe.

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