SLIIT showcases sporting prowess with winning streak

Participating in sports is recognised as an integral part of student life at SLIIT. With an excellent reputation for sports achievements, SLIIT students continue to excel at the highest national and international levels. At the recently concluded Northern Province Karate Championship, SLIIT Karate Captain, S. Hovarthan won the Gold medal,…

Six estates on long-term lease for cashew cultivation

Six estates in the Kilinochchi, Mannar, Batticaloa, Trincomalee, and Puttalam Districts are to be given on long-term lease basis to the Sri Lanka Cashew Corporation for cashew cultivation. Cabinet approval was given on Tuesday to give the estates on lease, after considering a proposal by Minister of Plantation Development Navin…

Bids for selection of contractors to operate luxury trains

Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to call for competitive bids for the selection of contractors to operate luxury train coaches in Badulla, Northern, Eastern, and Southern routes for five years. The bids are for the procurement of service providers to develop and operate railways for tourism on a lease…

HIP competes in Mercantile Swimming Championships 2019

The Hambantota International Port’s (HIP) swimming team participated in the 13th Annual Mercantile Swimming Championships 2019, for the President’s Challenge Trophy in October this year. The swim team who took part in the national event for the first time won in two categories. The nine-member swim team representing HIP participated…

Luxury lifestyle Villeroy & Boch bathware gains ground with Mezma Trading

Launched in Sri Lanka two-and-a-half years ago, Villeroy and Boch, a global leader in bath and wellness products, was introduced to the local market by Mezma Trading Lanka Ltd. Recognising an emerging market segment which was interested in brands of international quality and standard, Mezma Trading introduced Villeroy & Boch…

PM congratulates Trump on ISIS leader’s death

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday sent a congratulatory note to US President Donald Trump on the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. In the letter, Wickremesinghe praised Trump and US Special Forces for the killing, which was reported to have taken place on Sunday. “I am confident this…

Luxury tax will not affect small vehicles: Finance Ministry

The Finance Ministry reiterated yesterday that the luxury tax imposed on motor vehicles will not be applicable to small motor vehicles. As proposed in Budget 2019 by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, in the amendment to the Finance Act, the luxury tax on motor vehicles will be levied only for luxury…