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Tilak Marapana sworn in as new Foreign Minister

Minister of Development Assignments Tilak Marapana has been sworn in as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs before President Maithripala Sirisena. He was appointed to the position which was left vacant following the resignation of Ravi Karunanayake over allegations leveled against him over the Central Bank treasury bond scam. Marapana …

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Increase of sugar import levy effective from midnight

The Ministry of Finance has announced that the special import levy imposed on sugar will be increased by Rs. 8 per kilogram. The increase will be made effective from 12.00 am tomorrow (16). The existing levy of Rs. 10 will accordingly be increased to Rs. 18. The Ministry stated that …

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