China has permitted more direct flights to Sri Lanka and Maldives to facilitate its tourists to visit the two South Asian countries, which have emerged as Beijing's strategic allies in recent years, according to a news report published by the Press Trust of India.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has described Sri Lanka as a ''society at peace'', amid mounting speculation that two boats carrying Tamil asylum seekers have been handed over to the Sri Lankan navy in the middle of the ocean.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram has taken a strong exception to the Centre’s affidavit in the Madras High Court on Tuesday that the issue of maritime boundary between India and Sri Lanka and the related Katchatheevu island was a settled matter. ‘The Hindu’ said that the Chief Minister urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the officials concerned to “file an appropriately revised affidavit in the court.”
DFCC Vardhana Bank (DVB), the fastest growing commercial bank in Sri Lanka, offers ‘Sandella’ housing loans to provide customers with easy and hassle-free housing loan options. Taking into consideration the current property values and lower interest rates in the current economy, DVB offers customers the convenience of applying for a housing loan in just three easy steps. Customers simply have to provide their income details, information about the property and then register at any DVB branch to obtain their loan.
Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Gotabaya Rajapaksa graced the opening ceremony of the initial Cargills Commercial Bank as the Guest of Honour at the Bank Head Office Premises in Kollpetty, Galle Road on Monday (30th June).
At a meeting held at the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to discuss the progress of the fresh fish industry in Sri Lanka, Minister Dr.Rajitha Senarathna said that there is a greater demand for fresh water fish as sea fishing gets more and more expensive due to fuel and the maintenance cost of fishing vessels.