Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had instructed farmers to grow more grains saying imports have been controlled and they can now earn more money.
Sri Lanka's central bank has approved 58 billion rupees of subsidized credit from re-finance (printed money), for Coronavirus affected businesses while import controls have been extended indefinitely.
Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had ordered a probe on cranes purchased by Colombo port which and container terminal operation deal struck with India and Japan during the last administration, his office said.
State-run Sri Lanka Ports Authority will fix three gantry cranes that had arrived from China at the East Container Terminal of Colombo Port, a top official said after some port workers staged dramatic protests in support of the move.By Mahadiya Hamza
The probe into whether the 2011 Cricket World Cup final was fixed so that Sri Lanka would lose launched by the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the Ministry of Sports is over. The head of the Chief of the SIU SSP Jagath Fonseka has told Media that the statements of cricketers who were questioned are genuine and no evidence of match-fixing have been revealed.
Sri Lanka rupee closed firmer at 185.80/90 to US dollar in the spot market on Friday while bond yields remained unchanged and stocks closed lower, dealers and brokers said.