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Government declares 3 day Public Holiday from today (17)

Government declares a three day public holiday from today(17) except for essential services such as water, electricity & health, District & Divisional Secretariats

All flights to Sri Lanka from the UK, Norway & Belgium have been suspended from tomorrow

All flights to Sri Lanka from the United Kingdom (UK), Norway and Belgium have been suspended from tomorrow (16). The relevant travel restriction will be in effect for 2 weeks, stated the Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). All airlines are strongly instructed not to board in any of their flights destined to Sri Lanka, any passenger who is either...

Levy imposed on imported fish upped to Rs. 150 per kilo

Special Commodity Levy (SCL) imposed on imported fish had been increased by Rs 150 per kilo from midnight today, the Finance Ministry said. “The Special Commodity Levy on imported fish is increased to protect the local fishermen and as a step to build up the fishing industry in the country,” the Ministry said in a media release. It said“Finance Minister Mahinda...

Alliance air to begin daily Jaffna-Chennai flights with the increasing demand

Alliance Air, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India, has announced that it will launch daily flights on Chennai-Jaffna-Chennai sectors from 27 February. Previously it operated three flights per week. Alliance Air earlier had expanded wings globally and commenced commercial flight operations from Chennai International Airport to Jaffna International Airport from 11 November 2019 after the Jaffna Airport was upgraded and opened...

China’s central bank to pump 1.2 trillion yuan ($ 173 b) into the economy to fight against Corona virus

China’s central bank said Sunday it would pump 1.2 trillion yuan ($ 173 b) into the economy as it ramps up support for a nationwide fight against a deadly virus that is expected to hit growth. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said in a statement it would launch a 1.2 trillion yuan reverse repurchase operation on Monday to maintain...

Citi Group’s Global Markets Limited buys Rs.22.6 billion stake in John Keells Holdings from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad

The Citi Group’s Global Markets Limited has bought a 22.6 billion rupee stake in John Keells Holdings Plc from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad on Thursday, market sources said. Sources said the Citi Group had bought the shares on behalf of a long-term global institutional investor. CT CLSA had brokered the transaction, a market disclosure said. The 141.9 million...