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Wesak dawns with spiritual significance – PM

The thrice blessed day of Wesak dawns with spiritual significance for all Buddhists; in observing Wesak, we find the time to engage in activities of piety and sharing of alms with those in need, the Prime Minister said in his Vesak message. Sri Lanka has been a country, home to …

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Cop killed, four more injured in Piliyandala shooting

A police constable was killed and four others were injured in a shooting incident near a bank in Piliyandala, police said. According to police spokesman, the shooting occurred a short while ago on Tuesday evening. An unidentified person who arrived in a motorcycle had opened fire at the cops, it …

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CB will not allow rupee to fall

Sri Lanka’s central bank does not want to allow the rupee currency to fall too quickly and wants to ensure a competitive exchange rate, the island nation’s Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy said on Tuesday. U.S. dollar inflows have helped the rupee stabilize and eased the downward pressure. The central …

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