Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sept 21 (newsin.asia) – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Sri Lankan rupee released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Friday. Buying       Selling Australian Dollar 120.37    125.60 Canadian Dollar 128.46   133.38 Chinese Yuan (Renminbi) 24.05     25.23 Euro 195.25      202.33 Japanese Yen 1.4717     1.5279 Singapore […]…

Sri Lankan Airlines suspends flights to Hong Kong

Sri Lankan Airlines suspends flights to Hong Kong

Colombo, Sept 21 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s national air carrier, Sri Lankan Airlines, on Friday said it would suspend its flights to Hong Kong from next month after carefully re-evaluating its presence in the Far East. In a statement, Sri Lankan Airlines said it would suspend operations to Hong Kong from October 27 after a […]…

As old values die, how will India’s new Modi-loving middle class shape the future?

As old values die, how will India’s new Modi-loving middle class shape the future?

The old middle class is outnumbered and its ideas are under attack. But is the new middle class really going to create a solid and stable (even if different) India? Journalist Snigdha Poonam, who wrote "Dreamers" is not hopeful. In this article in South China Morning Post, Vir Sanghvi says: "I just pray that she is wrong. Because the alternative is terrifying. They’re young, suspicious of English speakers, pro-Hindu, disdainful of traditional media, leery of the concepts of equality that once governed Indian political and social thinking – and their numbers are growing,"…

Over the last 140 years “The Hindu” has stood by its pledge to uphold fairness and justice

Over the last 140 years “The Hindu” has stood by its pledge to uphold fairness and justice

Unlike virtually all its like-minded contemporaries from that historical era, The Hindu has lasted the course, adapting to changing times, facing and overcoming a multitude of challenges, earning the trust and affection of millions of people across the country, and flourishing — thanks, above all, I believe to its fealty to the founding values, which have been contemporised in the Code of Editorial Values as well as the Code of Business Values adopted by the organization in recent times, writes N.Ram, chairman The THG Publications in The Hindu .…

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan writes to Modi seeking composite dialogue

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan writes to Modi seeking composite dialogue

PM Imran expressed hope in the letter that the foreign ministers of both countries meet on the sidelines of the upcoming United Nations General Assembly session. The UNGA is to be held in New York later this month. Times of India reported that the prime minister asked for a renewal of the comprehensive bilateral dialogue process which was launched in 2015. It was in December of the same year that Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Islamabad for the Heart of Asia conference.…

Over 73% of US companies in China affected by Trump’s trade war

Over 73% of US companies in China affected by Trump’s trade war

The president of the U.S.-China Business Council, Craig Allen, urged Washington and Beijing to seek solutions through negotiations rather than tariffs. "We very much hope that both sides are ready for the hard work of negotiating market access, intellectual property rights and technology transfer concerns," he told Nikkei Asian Review.…

India beat Pakistan by 8 wickets with 126 balls to spare in Asia Cup match

India beat Pakistan by 8 wickets with 126 balls to spare in Asia Cup match

India came back with a near-perfect bowling performance to register their most comfortable chase against arch-rivals Pakistan: with 126 balls remaining. Going through a patch of uninspiring performances, the bowlers returned with a thorough show, exposing Pakistan's hardly-used middle order, which showed its lack of experience of batting through 50-over innings by going for big shots every time they were tied down., writes Sidharth Monga in www.espncricinfo.com…

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Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says India decapitates Pakistani soldiers

Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says India decapitates Pakistani soldiers

The public declaration is unusual, as such action is a direct violation of the Geneva Convention and customary norms of international law on armed conflict.Article 15 of the convention states: “At all times, and particularly after an engagement, Parties to the conflict shall, without delay, take all possible measures to search for and collect the wounded and sick, to protect them against pillage and ill-treatment, to ensure their adequate care, and to search for the dead and prevent their being despoiled.”…

Nawaz Sharif, daughter and son in law released on bail after High Court suspends sentence

Nawaz Sharif, daughter and son in law released on bail after High Court suspends sentence

Hours after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspended the sentences against them, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar were released on bail from Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail Wednesday evening. Earlier in the day, a division bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb also allowed petitions filed by the Sharif family members against the accountability court’s July 6 verdict in Avenfield reference case which found them guilty of corruption and sentenced them to imprisonment and fines.…

Austerity campaigner Imran Khan mocked for using chopper to go to office

Austerity campaigner Imran Khan mocked for using chopper to go to office

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is being mocked for taking a helicopter into Islamabad most days, after declaring he would eschew luxury perks. Information Minister Chaudhry argued that the helicopter uses less fuel than a motorcade, saying at one at one point it cost only 50 Pakistani rupees (40 cents) per kilometer. That calculation provoked ridicule.…

Indian Prime Minister Modi’s total wealth amounts to INR 20 million (US$ 275,000)

Indian Prime Minister Modi’s total wealth amounts to INR 20 million (US$ 275,000)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is worth just over Rs 20 million (US$ 275,000), according to the latest declaration of assets released by the Prime Minister's Office. PM Modi holds a little under Rs 50,000 in hard cash and a little over Rs 10 million in banks. PM Modi also owns gold worth more than Rs 100,000 and has less than Rs 200,000 tied up in investments. The prime minister also holds a one-fourth share worth approximately Rs 10 million in a residential building in Gandhinagar, a plot that Modi bought in 2002 for Rs 130,000, reports NDTV.…

China proposes India-China-Nepal talks to solve issues

China proposes India-China-Nepal talks to solve issues

Nepalese officials say that the Chinese side proposed India-China-Nepal talks to resolve thorny issues. Called the “two-plus one” mechanism, it was proposed by China during Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s visit to Beijing in June this year.“We welcome the two- plus-one format as we are confident that such a dialogue will be conducted in a spirit of equality and mutual respect,” Shakti Bahadur Basnet, Nepal’s Minister of Forests and Environment, earlier told The Hindu.…

Lankan Prez ands PM “very happy” about AIADMK and DMK leaders’ visit, says Speaker Karu Jayasiriya

Lankan Prez ands PM  “very happy” about AIADMK and DMK leaders’ visit, says Speaker Karu Jayasiriya

For the first time in the past several decades, a high-level delegation from Sri Lanka is likely to visit Chennai soon “to carry the message of peace and collaboration” between the people of the island country and “the brethren” in Tamil Nadu. Announcing this at the MGR centenary celebration at his birthplace Kandy on Sunday, Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said it was a momentous occasion for the people of the two countries that Tamil Nadu education minister KA Sengottaiyan had brought a large team of experts from various fields, including education, healthcare, hospitality and industry, besides film personalities to relive the MGR saga on screen and in politics.…

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Lankan Prez ands PM  “very happy” about AIADMK and DMK leaders’ visit, says Speaker Karu Jayasiriya

Lankan Prez ands PM “very happy” about AIADMK and DMK leaders’ visit, says Speaker Karu Jayasiriya

China proposes India-China-Nepal talks to solve issues

China proposes India-China-Nepal talks to solve issues

China learns badly needed conventional warfare skills from Russian army

China learns badly needed conventional warfare skills from Russian army

Ensuring free and fair polls, a challenging task in Bangladesh

Ensuring free and fair polls, a challenging task in Bangladesh

Vishwakarma, the celestial architect who built Sri Lanka

Vishwakarma, the celestial architect who built Sri Lanka

When taking loans developing countries find themselves between the devil and the deep sea

When taking loans developing countries find themselves between the devil and the deep sea

BIMSTEC enters new era with Kathmandu summit

BIMSTEC enters new era with Kathmandu summit

Indian Prime Minister Modi’s total wealth amounts to INR 20 million (US$ 275,000)

Indian Prime Minister Modi’s total wealth amounts to INR 20 million (US$ 275,000)

Indian envoy visits US$ 1.2 million India-funded women’s self help project in Batticaloa

Indian envoy visits US$ 1.2 million India-funded women’s self help project in Batticaloa

Nawaz Sharif, daughter and son in law released on bail after High Court suspends sentence

Nawaz Sharif, daughter and son in law released on bail after High Court suspends sentence

Austerity campaigner Imran Khan mocked for using chopper to go to office

Austerity campaigner Imran Khan mocked for using chopper to go to office

Study reveals how Pakistan army remains in power without being in the seat of power

Study reveals how Pakistan army remains in power without being in the seat of power

Pakistan’s tactical nuclear weapons program worries US

Pakistan’s tactical nuclear weapons program worries US

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Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sept 21 (newsin.asia) – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Sri Lankan rupee released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Friday. Buying       Selling Australian Dollar 120.37    125.60 Canadian Dollar 128.46   133.38 Chinese Yuan…

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sept 17 (newsin.asia) – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Sri Lankan rupee released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Monday. Buying       Selling Australian Dollar 114.63    119.38 Canadian Dollar 123.30   127.73 Chinese Yuan…

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sept 14 (newsin.asia) – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Sri Lankan rupee released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Friday. Buying       Selling Australian Dollar 114.57    119.38 Canadian Dollar 123.13   127.64 Chinese Yuan…

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