* Says growth likely to remain subdued in 2019
(Adds detail, analysts comments)
COLOMBO Sri Lanka's presidential frontrunner housing minister Sajith Premadasa launched his campaign on Thursday, promising to appoint a wartime army chief as head of national security should he win the Nov. 16 presidency in a nation still reeling from Easter Sunday Islamist attacks.
COLOMBO Sri Lanka's former defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday formally launched his presidential campaign, promising strong national security measures if he wins the Nov. 16 election in the island nation still reeling from Easter Sunday bombings.
COLOMBO A record 35 candidates have filed nominations to take part in Sri Lanka's presidential election on Nov. 16, nearly twice as many as participated in the last poll in 2015, posing a logistical headache for election authorities.
COLOMBO, Sept 25 The International Monetary Fund
(IMF) said on Wednesday it has cut its forecast for Sri Lanka's
2019 economic growth to 2.7% from 3.5%, as the Easter Sunday
attacks on hotels and churches earlier this year dented tourism
and broader business activity.
COLOMBO Sri Lankan presidential nominee Gotabaya Rajapaksa would "restore relations" with the country's top lender China if he wins the Nov. 16 vote and met with a senior Chinese official this week, according to an adviser and his spokesman.
COLOMBO Sri Lanka's leading presidential candidate, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, would "restore relations" with the country's top lender China if he wins the Nov. 16 vote, his adviser said on Thursday.
COLOMBO, Sept 18 A Sri Lankan parliamentary
panel will investigate an allegation of corruption against a
Chinese company contracted to work on the construction of South
Asia's tallest tower.
COLOMBO Sri Lanka will hold a presidential election on Nov. 16, the head of the island nation's election body told Reuters on Wednesday, as its $87 billion economy struggles to recover from a political crisis and the aftermath of deadly Islamist bombings.
COLOMBO The grand opening of Sri Lanka's tallest tower was mired in controversy on Monday when President Maithripala Sirisena said one of the Chinese firms contracted to work on the project had disappeared with $11 million of state funds.