Financial Times

Lanka’s forex reserves surge

Sri Lanka’s foreign reserves, which got a tremendous boost from the IMF on Friday, is seen reaching over $4 billion in the next few weeks, Central Bank (CB) officials said. On Friday, the CB said gross official reserves had reached $3.9 billion following a new SDR allocation by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

F&G directors meet in Welikada prison on payment plan
Directors of two companies F& G Real Estate Co Ltd and F&G Property Developers (Pvt) Ltd held board meetings inside the Welikada Magazine Prison this week and unanimously adopted two separate resolutions to repay a sum of around Rs.8.3 billion to 5,600 depositors.
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  Putting a smile on the CMC

Colombo Municipality’s Special Administrator, Omar Kamil addressed the Sunday Times Business Club on Thursday on how he planned to tackle many issues including the garbage menace. At the same meeting, well-known entertainer Ronnie Leach, entertained the audience with some hilarious jokes. Seen here Mr Kamil enjoying one of Ronnie’s jokes. Pic by J. Weerasekera.



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