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.
Sri Lanka must not sign the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact in its current state without major revisions and without wider public consultation, the committee appointed to review the controversial agreement said.
itch Ratings said it was confirming a 'BB-(lka)' rating of Sri Lanka's Ideal Finance Limited, with a Rating Watch Positive after India's Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited injected captial amid a fallout from a Coronavirus pandemic.
Sri Lanka's central bank denied that new forex deposit accounts started after a Covid-19 crisis under a separate set of rules can be used for money laundering amid concerns.
The Health Authorities are placing more than 150 people in the Jinthupitiya inner-city area of Colombo under quarantine orders after a Sea Marshall who returned last month from India tested positive for COVID 19.