New Chairman appointed for SriLankan Airlines

Secretary to the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation G.S. Vithanage has been appointed as the new Chairman of the SriLankan Airlines.

The appointment was made by the Secretary to the Treasury S.R. Attygalle.

Vedda chief to join Toxicology conference in India

Chieftain of Sri Lanka's indeginious Vedda community - Uruwarige Wannila Aththo is to leave for India tomorrow (14) for a Toxicology conference.

The annual conference held by the TATA company will be held this year from Nov. 15 - 19 in Jamsetpur.

Gold prices reduced

Gold prices in the world market had reduced significantly over the past week after recording its highest price in six years.

Although gold prices had increased over the past six weeks, after August there has been a significant reduction.

With the American Central Reserve increasing its interest rates continuously and the demand declining, the price of an ounce of gold currently stands at $1218.

US concerned by dissolving of Sri Lankan Parliament

The United States voiced concern Friday after Sri Lanka’s president ordered snap elections, as lawmakers warned that US aid was in question.

President Maithripala Sirisena, who two weeks ago sparked a crisis by sacking the prime minister and installing former leader Mahinda Rajapakse in his place, signed a decree for elections to be held January 5, nearly two years ahead of schedule.

Central Bank back under Finance Ministry

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has been gazetted under the Ministry of Finance once again.

This was published in the Extraordinary Gazette (No. 2096/17) issued on November 05.